Why we can't have nice things...
This user posts many times a day, waits until they are 2 days old and upvotes using the bid bots.
The posts have no engagement I'm sure someone will tell me that although they can't afford to do a thing about this now it will be addressed with the downvote pool.
In one day this account received over $100 in payouts with zero engagement. He's been doing it for a while.
Yes, I know he had to pay for the posts, but how does this not devalue my investment?
This guy is also posting something like poorly transcribed quotes multiple times a day, he waits a couple of days until he will be off the radar and upvotes them with bots.
Will the downvote pool really help with this kind of abuse?
We can expect Steem to hold very little value until we cooperate to stop this type of behavior.
By the way, the effort I put into finding these accounts was to go to the bidbotracker and look at one round of bids on one bot.. It took me about 10 minutes.
I am not a content snob and I do not dislike the idea of the being able to purchase a vote. Without any curation or responsible bidbot owners Steem will never hold any value.
Now all the EIP promoters can assure me how this will stop after the Downvote pool. I say, only if people work on the issue.
Will it be too little too late?