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in downvoting •  3 months ago 

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I don’t get it. Did I miss a memo?

I get dinged with several little 10% downvotes on pretty much every post. And so do a bunch of other posters.

I certainly can’t complain. I firmly believe that people can use their downvoting strength however they want.

So I’m not complaining. Just confused. What is the point of these little downvotes? They all seem to be coming from tiny 15 SP accounts. Who then vote at 10%. So accomplish nothing. Even several of them downvoting the same post have no effect. Not even like mosquito bites. Barely even fleas.

I can at least understand why some bigger accounts revenge-downvote. Sure, it’s counterproductive. Yes, it’s antisocial and doomed to fail in the long run. But at least it’s semi-rational.

But the hundreds (thousands?) of teeny accounts shooting spitballs just doesn’t seem to make any sense to me.

What am I missing?

I don’t do Discord. Has this weird phenomenon been talked to death there?

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That is kinda weird. At first, I thought it could be the SDL (Steemit Defence League).

Then, I realized those are more established accounts. I guess someone's got a downvote trail going?

Maybe @practicalthought could shed some light on this situation.

Can’t see who else it is besides Camille, who else would go to such lengths to create so little effect?

Look at the account names.

Either those people got their keys duped or SDL was a product of established Steemians all along.

I'm just saying it looks like a different flag trail.

They usually are connected to the SDL. Usually the wallet (like with my latest round) gives it away with a transfer to camillesteemer.

Ah, I see where I went wrong. lol

I misread the direction of the arrows and thought you were the issuers of downvotes.

@slobberchops was right.

I also get this, only in smaller quantities and I do not simplify the attention to this matter. I wish you a good Vespers and Happy New Year.

Are they bots? I get them too sometimes almost immediately after posting.

Maybe some people just want to watch the world burn.

you're right

Probably bots but I just checked a couple at random. One was 8 hours after a post, another a bit more than a day.

I noticed that they go at 5 in the morning.

I see them fairly often as well.

I sometimes wonder if it is some weird way to try and get some followers. However many of the accounts have never posted anything.

It’s very odd. And probably bots as some suggested.

I have no idea and don't get it either. I feel a bit sorry for whoever it is - so much effort for so little impact!

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Ah yes this has been happening for a while now.
Seems like someone is testing out the Steem API with free accounts funded by Steemit Inc.

It is very strange though. Sometimes they behave like bots, and sometimes not. Looking at my account history, it looks like I haven't been hit by them in quite some time. It's almost like they're looking for people who will overreact to their nothing downvotes just to troll the network. When they don't get a reaction they move on to other users. Super weird.

Oh yeah @preparedwombat … it has been going on for quite some time and talked about a lot. I suspect that some of it is an attempt at phycological warfare to cause damage to the platform, by annoying enough smaller accounts to get confused,frustrated and bail...

One of our witnesses has uncovered a culprit here with over 2,000 ghost accounts which spread negativity...

If 'one' entity can accomplish the above without being squashed, certainly it can be done by others.

Ciao friend.