I distributed over half a million upvotes!

in #hive2 months ago (edited)

In four days, I will celebrate my 5 years on Hive. While I expect to receive a notification from @hivebuzz about it, that's another message I received from them a bit sooner:

This puts me in 13th position among all users of the platform in the @hivebuzz ranking:

I have been quite surprised because I didn't expect it to happen so quickly. Anyway, reaching this milestone makes me happy for the following reasons:

  • We can grow together

While I must admit that part of my curation is automated, the most important is the way I configured this one.

I'm not a personal ROI maximalist and I truly believe that we have more interest in growing together, so I parametrized it to distribute a maximum of decent upvotes to a maximum of people, rather than throwing a few powerful upvotes to a few privileged ones.

And, as I have never done a powerdown so far, it means that I have been distributing more and more rewards to more and more users.

  • It's economically viable

If you go take a look at my hivestats page, you will find that my APR is quite good. It usually oscillates between 10% and 14%, which I consider an excellent score for someone who does not seek profitability at all costs.

This proves that you can support a large number of posts and users, not only the top ones, and still get a good return. It is therefore a win-win model that works!

Follow me

My goal is to continue this way. The recent changes in the curation rules brought by the HF25 may be a game-changer, but that doesn't bother me. I also do a good part of my curation manually and regularly upvote interesting comments left by users. And I'm ready to adapt.

I invite you to experience this way of curating by yourself or, why not, by adding me to your curation trail. You will make a lot of people happy and I am sure you will be a part of it as well.

Over 2000 years ago, there is someone who said "Give and you shall receive".
Maybe he wasn't entirely wrong.

So, when
500,000th upvote?

PS: I'm on my way to one million upvotes and it might take me another 5 years =). Help me reach this goal faster by leaving an interesting comment here and I will upvote you!

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Wow great achievement!! Congratulations, I have my 40k badge.


I also have my 4 year badge, but this illustrates just
how many upvotes you have really given out! Wow!!


Congratulations on your achievements on the Hive blockchain @darkflame 👍

¡Vaya, esos son muchos votos!

La verdad, siempre he admirado el trabajo que haces por la plataforma y te deseo muchos millones de estadísticas positivas en el futuro.

Fuerte abrazo.

Muchas gracias @fermionico, realmente apreciado!
Te deseo un millon de dias felices! Un abrazo 🤗

Wow that's awesome, you @arcange are truly a legend of Hive!

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Thank you bro, you made me blush 😊

Wow that’s a lot of supporting!

Congratulations and thank you for all that you do. I am grateful for HiveBuzz keeping track of all our accomplishments and milestones! It’s an awesome service and a lot of fun too!

Also Congratulations on your upcoming 5 years! I will also be celebrating my 5 years this month too!! Yay!! 🎉

Thank you @crosheille. Happy coming 5th Hive Birthday 🎉🎂🎉

You’re welcome! Thank you as well ~ 😃

One of my more fun days, was discovering the old Steem version of Hivebuzz. I am not usually a stats person, but it is fun to see both my own and other friends' growth, and work on hive.

thanks for HiveBuzz! I've been including a link to Hivebuzz for quite some time now, on every post.

Any tips for getting my own APR up? Currently sitting at about 10%

Hehe, a ranking is always good fuel for fun and motivation. Hence why I created the @hivebuzz project.

Any tips for getting my own APR up?

Haven't I given at least one in my post?

Wow! Half a million votes! You are doing amazingly great!

Happy hive-anniversary. Keep up the great work! 👍

So, when
500,000th upvote?

Good question. I couldn't work out where to find out how many upvotes I've made so far. HiveStats seems to be showing stats from months ago. Nearly gave me a heart attack when it said I was powering down. Thought I'd been hacked. But there's no sign on a power down on Peak'd or Hive so I can breath again. Need a glass of wine now to steady my nerves. 😱

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... where to find out how many upvotes I've made so far

Two easy answers: https://hivebuzz.me/@gillianpearce or https://hivebuzz.me/ranking

Two easy answers

Oh. I do like those!

Next question. Do those figures include the totals from the other place whose name I dare not speak?


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I got a little bit to go then. I'm at 60000 upvotes. 😂

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Congratulations 🎉 @arcange! Wow that

is a huge number of up-votes! Happy soon to be Hive Birthday!
Five years!! 🎊 Woohoo! :-)


Thank you @shasta !LUV




@shasta, you've been given LUV from @arcange.

Check the LUV in your wallet. (1/3)

Give me 5 years I'll catch you! Congrats!!

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Hehe, deal! See you in 5 years, but know that I won't be sitting around waiting for you.
That will be double work for you to catch me 😀

I am only sitting at 14,000 upvotes so I guess I am far off from 500,000. Enjoy some !PIZZA for your accomplishments.

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Thank you @jfang003. Have some !BEER too.



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Congratulations and Happy anniversary.
Mine is just a few days away.

Thank you @ace108. Happy coming Hive Birthday too.

You're welcome and thank you too.

Congratulations for what you have achieved, I hope that many more achievements come to surprise you. I did not understand many things, I had always wondered why you vote 4 or 5%. But I think I am understanding :). Hahaha Successes!

Thank you @kat.eli
Yes, the downside of doing so many votes is that I have to reduce their power so as not to drain my voting-mana, hence the lower percentage.
All the best to you. !BEER

Thanks @arcange, if I'm honest, it feels very strange to talk to you or any other high-level curator since one thinks that they are very busy people, but with the act of responding it gives human warmth to this community.

Oh man, you should definitely attend the next HiveFest to convince yourself that this concept of "high" / "low" people only exists in the mind and not in our community. You will find that it will disappear immediately upon meeting simple humans like you and me.

ok okay, I need more information on the subject, I would love to attend.

There should soon be.

Congrats! Half a million?
That number dazzles me, has my eyes popping out of the socket. Let me try to wrap my brain around it before I comment.
Five years sounds like the begining of times lol.
And yes give and it shall be given to you, pressed down, shaken together running over.. I know for certain it is true and would like you to experience it as well.
Thank you for giving generously.
May peace and abundance follow you always.

Yeah, 5 years in the crypto world look like ages.
Thank you @sofs-su. Peace, abundance and !LUV

@sofs-su, you were given LUV from @arcange. About LUV: https://peakd.com/@luvshares

Checked mine,



While it's an impressive number of upvotes, I'm sure you could do better 😜😅

I've always voted manually, 57,000 isn't too bad!

I was kidding you a bit. That's Indeed an average of 31 upvotes per day. As I said: impressive!

Thanks for the stats, votes, buzz and a calm collected point of view.

Thank you @whatsup. I wish you a good weekend.

OMG!!!! I am only at 10% of your votes and 4 years already

Stop being so lazy, throw out those votes 😅

WOW I am pushing 27k at this point, tho all of mine are manual. But still, that's a WAY higher number from you! O:

27k full manual is an excellent score tho! 👍

Tremendous work and all the appreciation for your efforts! I am on HIVE from 2017 and kept on building from that point on with a target to reach this year 10K HIVE Power. Nice to see others being active and growing this great ecosystem!

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Thank you @behiver. Looking forward to seeing you reach that cool 10K HP target. Meantime, have a !BEER

Hey @behiver, here is a little bit of BEER from @arcange for you. Enjoy it!

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Congratulations @arcange! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You got more than 33500 replies.
Your next target is to reach 34000 replies.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
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Wow, reaching another milestone on a post about a milestone. Synchronicity?

Cool you are hell of a guy. How many things you have already developed man, so nice. And followed.

I hope I can show this kind of persistence. And I sometimes wish I could code.

Best Wishes

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Thank you @shubhwaj

I hope I can show this kind of persistence.

Transform your hope into will. It's easier than it looks.
Best wishes too. !LUV

I Will. 🙂 Thanks for all the love 🙏 here is some !PIZZA for you

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@arcange! I sent you a slice of $PIZZA on behalf of @shubhwaj.

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Nice and congrats.. I have sent you my 50.0000 % upvote to celebrate the occasion.

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Your vote will definitely help me for my next milestone. Thank you @phython. 🙇

I'm not even at 100k yet last I checked, I highly doubt it's counting comment votes, though, does it?

Nice score tho. It does. There are not distinction between posts or comments upvotes.

That’s super impressive! I love that. Spreading love and upvoting peeps! Congrats and here i was thinking go me cuz I got a few hundred 😂😝😉

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Wow this is community curation! 😎

wow sie that is really a huge number of upvotes you have distributed this far
I have upvoted only 70000 this far 😃

it will really hard to reach your level though


!giphy congrats

I'm sure you can do it.
Go @bhattg, go!

thanks a lot for the apparitions sir that means a lot to me


!giphy thanks


I hope I just make it to that many upvotes.



@arcange! I sent you a slice of $PIZZA on behalf of @deanlogic.

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A long way to go, but nothing impossible. Stay committed 😉

Jeepers! Early grats on the 5th my man!

Thank you @enginewitty. Hopefully we can share a !BEER to celebrate it 🍻


I'm pretty far from 500k. I'm close to 30k upvotes with this account. I was browsing the page, and I noticed that if I sort the list by HBD, it does not consider the HBD in savings. Now that many of us are saving HBD, it could be an interesting thing to measure.


Thank you for all the hard work you do for Hive!

Good catch. We will need to update that 😅

Done! The HiveBuzz ranking has been updated and both HIVE and HBD columns now display the sum of both liquid and savings

Its great. Keep on supporting the community in that way.

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
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Since you didn't do a separate post for your Hive-iversary, I figured I'd say it here - happy 5 years on Hive, @arcange! 🎉🥂🍻✨

Oh, thank you so much dear @traciyork.
Please apologize for my late reply to your kind message. I have been so busy the last few days 😓

You're very welcome, @arcange and I completely understand! Sending lots of good vibes to you and yours. 🤗