Vote for your witnesses!

in #witness4 years ago

It's been said many times. But now is the one time it really counts.
According to their last post, Steemit Inc. is planning a Hard Fork that lowers Power Down time to an extent that would completely destroy content voting. They obviously still don't know what they're doing, and we cannot leave them in control over this chain.


The exchanges that took part in the coup already backed out, we're only missing 2.2% to bring our first community witness back in. I put aside all other differences and moved my witness votes to the active top 30 from the community, and I urge every other stakeholder to do the same.
We either take this back over as a community now, or we will have to fork out. Let's get this done!

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A table with "proxied vsf votes" would be useful too. For example @proxy.token alone has enough power to move Yaba to top20.


Not sure I'm up to a 'who's got the biggest proxy' table, feel free :)


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I will add your post link to the first comment.

Great work. People should be reaching out to those on the above list that they know encouraging them to vote.
Some are quite active on Steem.

There are a few names I recognise and I've been contacting privately.

What we really need is mottler and val-b to wake up, but the wider community could find 5/6 mill also.

I knew you would have a list, nice work, I was going to dm you and ask for one


Those don't have a vote cast at all but I think there are more 'active' witness voters who could move around a little to support 21-50.

Yep for sure.

Any way the SPS could help us out? For instance, send SBD to a trusted community account to vote up witnesses that could be burned at a later date? Not sure how this would work.

I'm not sure how much is there at present and if it would make too much difference - 5/6m SP worth of VESTS is required.

There is a decent list of 50k+ account holders who aren't voting at all, or who could switch existing votes to the witnesses currently at 21/50 - I think we just need to wake a few people up!

It would be about 12,500 SP per day. Maybe the proposal could even be a call for decentralization and it goes to active Witness voters or something to spread it out so any one person wouldn’t get that much. I also think we need to weaponize the reward pool. Time for battle.

@yabapmatt just hit the top 20. @roelandp might be joining soon.

Amazing community effort!

No doubt about it. This community rocks.

huh finally on one of your lists :)

i'm voting. putting my differences aside ..... for now

Thanks dude!

Not updated the list since before I went to bed last night, for now :)

Which 30 do I have to vote

I have proxied the votes on my accounts, almost 200,000 SP @blockbrothers. I’d like to hear from them what they intend to do at this point.

This is not the time to hang on with differences. we definitely have to forget that stuff till blockchain is back in the hands of those who love and respect decentralization. We need to concentrate our witness votes to top 21-40 rank community witnesses. Just did that with my little stake.

I also recommend that those who can afford - just go out, buy 100,200 etc steems and powerup

At, it says "99.21875% Participation" meaning that 99% of vested steem is already voting? That sounds too high to be true?

We either take this back over as a community now, or we will have to fork out. Let's get this done!

Yes! Either one. I agree the restoration of witnesses would be less disruptive, but ultimately if tensions are so deep a fork may be inevitable.

The participation is the percentage of witnesses who produced a block right now. Many (now-)backup witnesses stopped block production out of protest, so it's not always at 100%

The participation is the percentage of witnesses who produced a block right now

Ah makes sense. The number I am more interested in is the percentage of vested steem that is voting for at least one witness.

Done. Everyone should reach out to other Steemians they know, especially ones that haven't been active lately.

Almost there:


Meanwhile I am still far from the Security Council(Top20):


Hi have done the same! I will adjust @steemstem votes too in a minute. Every little step matters.

Done and resteemed

Let's do this. The gap is closing.


Choosing Witnesses:

I encourage people to post articles highlighting the types of witnesses who oppose the centralization of Tron Overlord Justin Sun who is done. Is it true that larger accounts have larger voting weight?

Voting Weight

According to one article, it appears that new Steem accounts were created in February 2020 and that around ten or so of these new accounts outvoted thousands of voters who voted for the other witnesses.

Electoral College

I'm not even sure if I want to compare this to the U.S. voting system where Trump got the electoral college votes and Clinton stole the popular votes. She didn't actually win the popular vote.

Saving Steem

But I'm not here to talk about that. I'm here because I want to save Steem.

Yes, time to put aside all differences at this time. Let's sort this out first, together. I mean every single one of us has to agree on at least the same 20 witnesses, i.e. least!

sorry for the spam, im leaving this comment everywhere. We need to block the incoming fork by tron. this will allow for us to have stronger negotiation powers.

can you please check your votes and place one for each of the following. @Yabapmatt @blocktrades @roelandp @themarkymark and @good-karma.

Yes! I did this and am getting many people in telegram and Discord to do it too! We can all save our Steem blockchain when we all come together and unite. Let's Go!!!


I voted for my witness. Thank you for supporting Steem community. Resteemed this article.

The bastard...

this morning was 132GV.
Now is 136GV.

I just set my voting proxy to @forum.orcinorum (which is the proxy of many of our german community) and I hope this is good for your intention. The steemit account has only less than 10% of the SP, so it should be easy for us to counter the takeover.

Edit: I see they have more than 26%. But we can reach this value as well.

Edit 2: Since two days the SP of the entire network rose from about 210 to currently 256 Mio steem.
The account poloniex powered up more than 2 Mio steem (unwithdrawn coins after the delisting of steem) and joined Justins's crew.

How many witnesses do we need to block a hard fork?


On it! I still got some witness votes left.

I don't get it - WHY?
WHY supporting the old system?

I'm simply not blind, not to see that the value was 2.000 Million,
and now it's 60-70 M

It's 96% of value - lost

Or in the other words, those commy morons owe each one of us x30,
because they don't understand the real world and they don't understand the economy

To hell with them

with idiotic Utopian that stole 20k$ after millions were pumped into their stupid projects

with moronic steemSTEM who payed to 3rd world idiots
with DaVinci
and with Curie

I don't know Sun, be he can't be THAT stupid to make thousand mistakes


I have set you as proxy.

Another victory!


Awesome so what it the next step?

Done reluctantly. I'm voting for the people that put us here.

He done it!

first battle has been won!

This is the next witness we are close to put in the Security Council:

If the old Security Council ever gets their seats back, could you please do something to prevent this from ever happening again without resorting to special treatment towards selected users?

They are powering up

This morning they had about 132 GV per witness. Now it is about 138 GV/w. @goodguy24(ironic) is less than a GV behind @yabapmatt. I believe that some steemians who support Sun Yuchen(Justin's real name) are casting vote towards his top witness. And yes, he has supporters motivated by opposition to SF 0.22.2. I was and still am against freezing Steemit's assets but I am also against letting Sun having that much power to exploit a network that today have shown serious vulnerabilities in the safety mechanisms to prevent centralization.


Another one is getting closer to be our 3rd winner:


Could someone please make a clickable list so it's easy to vote for the best witnesses to make this happen. For now I have just voted numbers 21 to 40 as I don't know where to start. If we make it easy then more people will do it.


A very easy way would be setting me as a proxy until the situation is resolved. My votes are cast.

OK thanks. Will do!

JUST DID on 3 profiles!
@massivevibration and @onartbali and mine of course until this mess is taken care off....

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are they still trying to freeze accounts, or is this off the table for now?

There is no decision about how to further proceed with the funds. The intent of 22.2 was to prevent exactly what happened, there's no going back. But now that we learned that the fears were valid, there need to be consequences to prevent overtakes like that. Lowering the amount of individual votes, or dividing the influence by the amount of cast votes could be a solution, but that has to be thought through more.

I just want to know if the versions they run still has the block steemit code in it.

other than that, DPoS works as intended. You guys signed up to a plutocracy, and just because some people don't like the outcome, doesn't mean it needs to be changed IMO.

Education is key - teach people why they should vote and not hold funds on CEX. Try to get Steem listed on non-custodial exchanges are very important actions

The block steemit part has been overridden with the overtake, it isn't possible to run that version any more.

Freezing whos accounts?
If this doesn't work out, there will be a fork with a rollback :)

Did the same! Hope this makes it through!!!

In responds to your call, I have just voted @themarkymark witness. Cheers!

i did the same

I'm a bit conflicted. Many of the witnesses in the 21-40 range are powering down massive amounts of steem. While I understand why, I'm not sure that makes them a good choice to vote for...

The amount of powered up steem should never be a reason for a witness vote in my views. Trust has nothing to do with their personal finances.

I'll respectfully disagree. While I agree 100% that personal finances shouldn't be a consideration, powering up or down steem is often about factors beyond that. Powering down steem shows a lack of long term commitment to the platform (my interpretation anyway).

It's a bit like voting for a CEO or company board member who is selling their stock in the company.

It's not the amount they have so much as what they are doing with it. Powering down, especially large amounts, signals they may be getting ready to get the hell out of Dodge so to speak. And like I said, I don't blame them, I'm just not sure that's where I want my witness vote (though I sure don't want it in the current top 20 either).

Witnesses have costs, they need to cover them somehow, we don't know how their living situation is outside of steem.

Also, power downs not automatically mean a divestment. I was in constant full power down for years.

is that so? I didn't check it before casting my vote. If it's true I personally think there's no reason to be voting them in the current situation. I have to double check them thanks

Like I said, I'm a bit conflicted. I don't really know why any one of them is powering down at any given moment but the fact that 80% or more of the top non-Tron witnesses seemed to be powering down a lot is a bit worrisome. At the end of the day, I think having non-Justin Sun controlled witnesses is more important so it's not affecting my voting for now.

Yes! I have updated my votes today! They are all voted for our Steem witnesses not Tron's! We can do this!

Done! I wrote a post to support witnesses work and invite others to to do the same. WE can’t give up without a fight!!!!

Bring back all your Steem from the Exchanges. Power up and VOTE.

This could actually happen! Check this out, as of 8:52am Pacific time...



I am with you, witnesses are elected.


Hi @pharesim

I think you're right and I'm going to go review my votes now. Unfortunately that means I might have to remove you as one of my witnesses, to try and help the closest one to getting back in the top 20 but I'll try not to. I have always kept my vote for you through thick and thin after you paid for the steemfest 3 ticket I won in your comp, for which I'm eternally grateful.

I think we were debating in the pal MSP last night? 😆 it is all a bit of a blur as I was pissed both metaphorically and literally (I'd had a few drinks and was upset at the whole situation).

Spent all afternoon writing and researching a post about all this BS. In the article I challenge justin sun to an AMQ (answer my questions) on #steem... like an AMA but better! 😆

I also detail the PR techniques he is using through his lies, dissemination and delay tactics as I used to work in PR. I posted it on both steempeak & medium for extra reach.

Don't worry, I stopped watching who votes for my witness years ago ;)
Also I don't hold grudges for discussions. All good, thanks for your engagement!

Also I don't hold grudges for discussions. All good, thanks for your engagement!

Cool. I just went to sort out my witness votes and didn't realize how many I had set to people who had shut down nodes or weren't really active doing much. Plus, like I said I had to remove some I would have liked to keep but tactically they were better put to use helping to push the people near the top 20 further toward that goal. Similarly I ended up voting tactical to someone who I really don't like what they stand for and the way they've behaved in the past... but at the moment getting control back is more important.

Ended up with 9 votes to cast after the great witness cull of 2020 lol

Done and resteemed :-)

You voted for some of the wrong ones =D
Vote only for the ones that have an image next to their name:

Done. Thank you.

What raycoms said :D

It always counted but people are not willing to count for who they do not know, never met... You do not give your voice to a stranger. 💕

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