Maybe steemit is kind of broken.
I mean, it works as it was written. And it's a mammoth technical accomplishment. But proof of stake shouldn't be used for censorship purposes. When it is, you get stuff like what just happened between @sneak and a large user group on this site.
I'd gotten my highest post ever, ~$10.00 for a comment... that a lot of people liked.
But one person, @sneak, did not like it, because it told the truth about performance on steemit.com and contained my frank thoughts about him. So now, my post is hidden due to low ratings... when 57 people other than sneak thought it was excellent.
@sneak didn't break the rules of steemit. There are no rules here-- stake rules. And it's my intention to posit that this may be a problem with proof of stake social media systems. They may in fact be just as prone to censorship as the systems that they are designed to replace.
I'm trying to wrap my head around it, but I think there's a serious flaw here, and I'm not only referring to @sneak when I say that.
If you have suggestions on how to fix this, please don't hesitate to drop a line.