You know what Steem needs to survive?? NEW WITNESSES!!!

in #steem4 years ago (edited)

Look at this pathetic witness list!!!!

Do you all realize how much SP they are sucking out of Steem, and for what?!?!

Can you name something SIGNIFICANT any of these people have done for the Steem ecosystem in the last 6 months?

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Steem needs marketing to survive. A changing of the guard might be cathartic, but is entirely unmarketable.

Marketing about buy steem or join steem? Steem needs free and fast registration at first. Many people can't join steem.

What has @aggroed done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

Nothing specifically that wasn't done directly by @yabapmatt. Aggroed is very good at positioning himself in front of the cameras and the spotlight to act as the face of Steem or the various projects that are all lead and developed by other people.

@yabapmatt has done the lion's share of the work in their "partnership"

Aggroed rarely participates in steemit slack unless he is dropping a post to his radio show.

!dramatoken

Need some !popcorn to go with it. (is this still a thing?)

Update: It is. 🍿

!pancakes, too!


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Here's your DRAMA. Don't spend it all in one place!

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He actively manages MSP-Waves

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He's absolutely the funding and inspiring force, but the OPS team of @r0nd0n and @globocop are incredible steemians giving up huge amounts of their time monitoring the station 24/7, doing the hard and software work, onboarding djs, solving problems, and creating all of the access points to the Waves. Just wanted to put that here because they are INCREDIBLE and need all the love because they're the types who are stoic and behind the scenes and not enough people know about them 🖤

Probably doesn't know who the hell I am.

That is NOT cool!

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Whoa dude! I think you need to cool down!
Disclaimer: This response was intended to be humorous.

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What has @themarkymark done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

Bid bot. Blacklist. Downvotes and flags abusers.

Activate participant in steemit slack.

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He also runs a full node.

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Great. When your grandma is ready with a node, do send me the URL.

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He brought us !pancakes makes some great memes. Oh and he's great at triggering people!

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I flag trash (and morons). You have received a flag.

He does a pretty good job maintaining the blacklist.

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He actually posts stuff. Some of it can even be understood by me. He has a nice swimming pool and he has a blacklist which he uses to stop people using his bots and taking the piss out of the reward pool. Thats a pretty cool thing to do :-)

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Granted, I don't follow Steemit much anymore - almost not at all - so grain of salt, but I think Mark does a good job reporting and exposing different forms of abuse and spam.

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I like this guy. We got off to a shaky start and wanted to kill one another at one point, but we're cool now.

Easy Brad II... easy

Don't worry, it's cool. I got this.

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We were told that you are the same person. :D

You should know then. :D

He's great one, also the fresh blood! making bots, blacklists, RPC nodes and usesteem statistic stuff.


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Put me in the top-20 and I’ll run a couple full nodes and continue building the BROsino and its multiplayer poker companion site about to launch within the next day or two...plus the rest of the BRO Sports & Gaming NetworkTM apps/sites currently in development.

It would be great to get some of that support that currently goes to scams and scammers like Magic Dice/Dmania/zombee or all of these “curation projects” that do practically nothing for Steem other than placate a few bloggers in our little bubble here.

We just continue building for the mainstream and aren’t ponzi-scamming people or promising a bunch of worthless shittokens for playing our ponzi-scam games. I guess that’s not good enough for Steem users. And everyone wonders why legit users/devs rarely stick around and why investors are pretty much nowhere to be found.

As much as some of you folks like to think this @ats-david character is a loudmouth asshole... he's actually pretty cool.

This is the most productive post you’ve made in a while, also a good way for you to have 20+ comments to upvote in 5 days lol

What has @curie done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

the usual curie things:
discovering new and non-discovered authors,
rewarding under-rewarded ones,
donating steem for community development (supporting various smaller projects and contests)

Never manages their own witness so, IMO, should not have a witness server. The witness servers shouldn't be intended for funding companies. They should be intended for securing the chain production.

Not sure who is currently running the witness.

Not sure what to say, Curie is kind of organization and not one man - I've been part of curie for over 1.5 years, and few months ago I started operating their/our server.
I have been running my own witness for 7 months now, without any glitches, nor missed blocks - and I have fairly knowledge in computational data science (not that much into developing) but can pretty much grasp the codes.

Also it is worth noting that curie's goal is to redistribute all witness earnings back to active steem authors/users, through various donations/contests and curation.

Some people think a witness should fund a business or project and others think it should fund chain security and stop there.

I don't think witness funds need to be given back to people. They are earned by the user securing the chain.

No offense intended with the comment. Curie is a decent service from what I hear, as a non author.

This group hooked me up in the early days and I fucking love seeing noobs get paid more than me, because of them. They're a keeper. Cool in my books.

Also having Comment Contest which increases user engagement among Steemians

What has @someguy123 done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

He's done some work on Steem-Engine, he runs Anon-steem, and Privex. Also Steem-in-a-Box (docker).

Correct. He is the reason Steem Engine has pegged tokens.

Provides a stupid simple steem-in-a-box setup so users like Jerry Banfield can run witness servers easily.

Runs Privex and offers great deals so a huge percentage of witnesses are using the same hosting company.

Doesn't participate much in steemit slack.

It's just some guy. I don't know. No comment.

no clue, who the hell is this guy?

What has @yabapmatt done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

This guy once accidently upvoted my Shit Post of the Day Award for way too much money, and I think spoke to me once, so that makes him cool.

All of the actual work for the projects related to him and aggroed. The ones listed below.

@yabapmatt sometimes participates in steemit slack discussions.

  • splinterlands,
  • steem-engine
    ...

If all witnesses would develop such cool things, we would be off way better ;)

He made Steem Monsters which has onboarded tons of new users to the platform, he help make Steem Engine which anyone can tokenize anything via the Steem Blockchain, he created the bid bot system. Not to mention employs parttime a few members here including myself. He’s what an ideal witness is all about

He also delegates his SP to different steemit comunities, for example @homesteaderscoop

Vote against the EIP (as only one of the top 20).

What has @lukestokes done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

I asked kind of same question from him and he replied:

I joined the eosDAC team. I can't answer for Steem Power holders as to why they vote for me (that's up to them to answer).

He did said to came up with Idea of Steem as a DAC but we can all see his affiliation with EosDac more.

Long time delegator of @SteemFlagRewards which helps us reward flaggers.

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I think I saw this dude get drunk on hot or shots once. I don't think he ever spoke to me though, so .. meh. Kinda cool kinda not cool.

What has @roelandp done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

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Roeland used to upvote my work, so that was cool. I think he stopped. Totally NOT cool, but it's all good, still cool enough.

my bots have crashed and burned :)

It's cool! I've been here long enough to know not to take it personally.

I think he made a whale somewhere in Poland that is attached to the steem chain?

He does participate in steemit slack.

That whale is somewhere in the Nederlands. Probably he's busy organise BKK SF4.

What has @blocktrades done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

See this one is really strange to me. Blocktrades helped do some stuff in the beginning with Steem and made a huge pile of tokens. Now he is being paid directly from steemit for something, not sure what.

And his team made the SPS system for $50-100k, whatever he quoted, yet steemit doesn't want to work with pretty much any other developers.

Blocktrades is there because he is in the old boy fanclub.

With all that said, the exchange he runs is useful, just not sure we need his company also siphoning from inflation.

He does participate in steemit slack.

written SPS code? keeping STEEM on their exchange.

This guy talked to me once, so he's cool.

What has @gtg done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

He has tested MIRA most recently and given a fairly deep dive into the technical pieces such as performance and bechmarking. He leaves good jokes in the Steemit slack and sometimes even participates in chats in there.

He has contributed flags against bid bot abuse on trash memes from richatvns contests.

On that note, probably good to follow up on that.

I like this guy. Talks to me sometimes. He's cool.

What has @good-karma done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

@goodkarma created esteem and that app is the reason why some of us are still active on steemit cause he curates posts made using esteem.

steem surfer rocks, it is my go to


I like Esteem ... it helps me lot in this low times ... and they are very fast also help you, if you go and ask.


In the past 6 months.. maybe some esteem app updates?

He doesn't participate in the Steemit slack.

Top post @berniesanders . I was totally pissed off when hardly any of the witnesses could be arsed completing that survey a few months ago and so seeing some of them diving out here and commenting makes a nice change.
For people like myself (dimwitted shit posters) we have absolutely no fucking idea who the people are who are the guardians of the chain and when most of them do post, it's in an undecipherable language called Techlish.
Cheers, enjoy the Lobster and make sure its cooked properly. It's easy to get food poisonong from undercooked or unfresh seafood....just a tip :-)

What has @therealwolf done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

I'm pretty sure this dude hates my guts but I think with enough time and energy, we'll become best friends.

Broke proof of brain and failed to support dissenting opinions?

That part wasn't very cool.

A little taste of more corrupts the best of 'em.

Don't get me started. We all know what happens when I get, started. That wouldn't be cool.

Bid bot market.

Doesn't participate much in steemit slack.

I do. Keep in mind that quantity isn't always quality.

Witness essential tools.
critical thinking.

What has @timcliff done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

He made a contribution to adjust SBD payout. He answers every question even if he doesn't have a good answer whether it's on chain, on slack, or on GitHub issues. He is good at getting his face and username everywhere.

He does participate in steemit slack

Tim translates for us nontechys.

I can't tell if you're being serious or making a joke about him doing nothing worth mentioning.

When i got questions he's the guy i ask, he answers most of them.
Wasn't he the first community pull request?
Our Jackie Robinson?

He even explained something to me once and I am possibly the thickest English speaking person on the chain.

Lol, he did the faq's.

Isn't he working on Steem code and running a seed node?

This guy spoke to me a couple times. He's cool.

What has @ocd-witness done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

focused on whitelisting authors for their distribution bot.
Curation of under-rewarded authors.
Welcoming new authors.
reddit curation (for people who want to promote steem outside the steem ecosystem) - also they are the youngest top20 witness.

This witness might be doing all of the things which @svemirac might have mentioned but I don't know why @acidyo regularly uses word of Non-Profit in his posts whenever promoting @ocd-witness because clearly he is making much by being top-20 Witness.

Yeah. These are good folks. Cool in my books.

I know what a handful of these witnesses has done, and what they are doing. I would say that I know what 15% of these witnesses are doing... Matt is probably the best witness we have. At least top 3.

Not so sure about the other 85% though... Seems legit to have a party planner within the top 10.

Seems legit to have a party planner within the top 10.

Just fyi here is my contributions list of past 6 months beyond steemfest "party planning".

https://steemit.com/steem/@berniesanders/you-know-what-steem-needs-to-survive-new-witnesses#@roelandp/psj5o7

Which brilliant costume is he gonna show up in this year's SF? /s

Just fyi here is my contributions list of past 6 months beyond steemfest "party planning".

https://steemit.com/steem/@berniesanders/you-know-what-steem-needs-to-survive-new-witnesses#@roelandp/psj5o7

Feel the need to defend this comment: Just fyi here is my contributions list of past 6 months beyond steemfest "party planning". Would be great if you consider attending this year!

my added value this past 6 months:
https://steemit.com/steem/@berniesanders/you-know-what-steem-needs-to-survive-new-witnesses#@roelandp/psj5o7

I had no idea you had done or were involved in these many things.

Frankly speaking, the overall communication from witnesses is extremely poor and we, the "average users" have very little to go on without solid communication. I appreciate the response.

thanks for the feedback. I understand this can be a problem. Its actually one of the reasons I don't "overpost" on my steem blog @roelandp, just whenever something I did is essential to get the word out there. So basically the list above is my recent blogposts, more or less, combined with the occasional resteem :)

What has @smooth.witness done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

Provides critical technical thinking and planning into proposed economic changes to steem.

Active participant in steemit slack.

No idea who this is or anything about him!

This dude spoke to me a couple times. Has a good sense of humor. He's cool.

Bro, your comments :D

Pretty cool hey!

I was laughing, so yes! :D

Note to myself. If i ever meet @nonameslefttouse, have a chat with him, he will probably say i am cool

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Self notes. Cool idea!

What has @anyx done to support Steem in the past 6 months?

He runs a full node and hivemind node using his own hardware (helps in decentralization). Probably also behind @cheetah.

Yep! There are very few witness that own their own hardware (witness, seed, or RPC node, if they even have one) rather than rent it from a 3rd party. It's not a big talking point, but it has some interesting security implications. Akin to "not your keys not your coins", I'd argue "not your hardware not your data". And in this case, that data could be witness signing keys.

I've been scaling out and modifying my infrastructure quite a bit recently. A lot of applications have moved over to avoid reliance on Steemit -- I know Steemmonsters and Busy are two big examples. Further, in the Chinese community api.steemit.com seems to be actually blocked -- anyx.io is a portal to them.

I use your node too. Thank you kindly for it.

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Does not participate in the Steemit slack

I'm more of a reader than a writer in most things. I do read everything in that slack, though I only usually write something if it's important. There's a lot of noise and not-useful arguing in that slack.

I don't think participation in a closed-door slack is a very good metric anyways.

Well, the participation needs to be somewhere and it isn't on chain. So at this point, that closed door Slack is a good indicator of personal commitment and involved into actually helping to decide on these issues that have been lingering for years.

Participation can also be private rather than public. I message lots of people directly, as I prefer 1:1 conversations.

Just because I don't shout the loudest or the most in public doesn't mean I'm not doing anything.