RE: 1776 Shots Fired (or) Why I Proxied to LZ's Witlist & You Can Too! ✨

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I think that ultimately it's the coding teams that have the power here, which is annoying me because I am skilled in programming but already invested in numerous other time consuming projects.



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can't we just make one simple change ?

what do you think of an automatic - 0.1% daily modifier being applied to all rep numbers above 25 ? and a + 0.1% daily modifier for rep numbers below 25 ?

that way

if someone's account goes inactive and they don't receive any upvotes - they will very slowly drift down to 25 rep

it also acts as a sort of "time-out" for downvoted accounts

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the bottom line is that forking the blockchain is costly and requires a lot of organisation at present, so we aren't going to see forks adopted that only contain small changes. this means that forks have to be collections of changes that often include larger work/changes. this in turn means that only really the main development team are likely to ever release a fork that gets accepted. the best option currently for getting a change like this implemented is for it to gain acceptance with the wider community without actually coding it, then having it included in a future fork.

changes like your proposed one aren't something that can really be tested other than on the live network because their implications are more social/political and take more time to manifest than testing usually allows.

the idea itself is interesting to me, however, it does imply that rather than having a 'tyranny of stake', we might see a 'tyranny of habituation'.. In other words, great people might get zeroed out just because they had to leave the blockchain for a while - whereas the anti social people might gain power just because they keep posting. In fact, it would motivate the use of bots to keep accounts active, which would not be healthy for spam on the network.

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However, this does 'flag the underlying problem of policing in general... The more opposition that people get from policy enforcers, the more they will amp up their response and if anti-spam downvoters don't act with integrity, then we might see a cascade of events where spam dramatically increases in order to serve as 'chaff' that is designed to overpower the downvoters so that they are less effective.

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don't they always say they want to be more like twitter ?

can you imagine downvotes on twitter ?

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i haven't heard any of them say that, but maybe. twitter is definitely not a model to aim for!

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they want the userbase and media recognition that twitter enjoys

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i think they need to understand that twitter and the old media are both tools of oppression, designed for human farming. they are both operated, ultimately, by the same groups. shifting people to hive is also liberating them and that means much more than just writing code - it's an evolutionary process.

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part of the "problem" seems to be people with a lot of stake wanting to "boost the token price" instead of simply trying to make an awesome place where people can share all kinds of ideas with each other and find other like-minded individuals

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what exactly is the "problem" with "spam" ?

we already have decentralized blacklists and mute-lists

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spam uses network resources that cost money - plus also requires effort from users to block out if it is all decentralised.

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implement a nominal fee for posting

like they did on blurt

most people never see "spam" because they only look at their own blog (and replies to their own comments)

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i've been told that the rep system is not part of the blockchain

it is merely a function of the front-ends

so, we just need to get hive.blog and peakd.com onboard

also, it wouldn't necessarily generate spam

most of these accounts simply don't post anything because if they did, they'd be exposed to possible downvote retaliation

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