Yes.. I did it.. after I got another push from a fellow steemian I finally voted for 30 old witnesses using steemworld...
But I have to admit, that this was a close call.
As you all know I wrote a post 14 days ago about the necessity (after JS steemit acquisition) to vote for witnesses to exactly avert such actions that just have happened 48h ago.. and asked some witnesses to make a short statement what their "program" is, what they stand for and how they will interact with JS.
The response was appalling.. 0! nothing!
so this says a lot how witnesses care about me personally and maybe also about other steemians of my weight and they also did not ask us little minnows or dolphins before they went to war.. just after they took a bloody nose they are asking for help...
It might very well be that they did their actions in our very best interest (or in their very best interest what happens to be by chance also good for us)... but I can not say for sure..
atm they are cut off from witness rewards and subsequently put some of their furthermore services to the community on hold... which leads to the funny result that autovoting is down and people start to upvote content by hand...
what I can say however are two things:
1.) using the exchanges in the way JS did is an amazingly rude practice in regards to any corporate governance and custody principle and might be seen as criminal action by some authorities, especially on the level of the exchanges and this was not to rescue the steem BC but only to rescue his very own steemit.org stake
2.) The fact that @vandenberg and other steemit key employees resigned is very very concerning
3.) the time to sit by the sideline is over... everybody has to chose sides now...
SO GO AND VOTE FOR WITNESSES!
its very easy.. go to https://steemworld.org/ and vote 30 witnesess!
so which are the ones supporting JS and which are the old "free" witnesses?
Look at version.. everyone running 0.22.5 is a JS account... everyone running something else is a "independent" witness
and if it is only for the good of witnesses having some leverage when meeting JS this week...
so I voted for the old witnesses hoping for a good outcome for steem and hoping not to get subsequently screwed over...