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RE: **Are you in favor of New Steem?**(Use vs. Abuse)

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Dear @rentmoney

Thank you for sharing link to you publication with me.

#newsteem seem to bring wave of optimism and is helping to create new mindset within steem community. So far I like what I'm seeing.

In a long run I believe that newsteem will be good for all those who still remains on steemit. However it seem to be obvious that our community is shrinking and Steemit is becoming 'platform for privillaged'.

In my opinion it's not a bad thing really. Mass adoption is not the only way to be succesful. Creating valuable tool for users with money - perhaps that the way to go?

They are combating abuse with more abuse which is never a good idea.

I fully agree.

The biggest problem with downvotes is the fact, that more often than not those who are being targeted do not even know what did they do wrong. That should change.

It's worth to mention, that we all do not have any tool which could allow us to fight back with downvote abuse.

but did you know they are profiting from reporting abuse?

What do you mean?

Upvoted already,
Yours, Piotr

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Thanks for the thought out resonse @crypto.piotr.

#newsteem seem to bring wave of optimism and is helping to create new mindset within steem community. So far I like what I'm seeing.

I'm not seeing the optimism, So far only 2 on my poll have voted for YES they like the current movement. I think if #newsteem dialed things down a bit and consider not downvoting bot use but continue to fight bot abuse then allot more would be on board with it. As is, to me it looks like mostly just the whales (who don't need bot use) and those who follow them are the ones who support it (and a few others of course).

In my opinion it's not a bad thing really. Mass adoption is not the only way to be succesful. Creating valuable tool for users with money - perhaps that the way to go?

I agree that the #newsteem movement may work if the goal is to only have investors on the platform. Keeping STEEM(it) a niche group and the token in the hands of the few could possibly make its USD value increase again.

@rentmoney,....but did you know they are profiting from reporting abuse?

@crypto.piotr, What do you mean?

Users get rewards via flagging content and calling on steemflagrewards. This leads to people hunting down content specifically for getting rewards themselves in return. I'm of the opinion that if you want to fight such abuse and put money back in the rewards pool then fighting abuse should be its own reward. Taking rewards for removing rewards from someones topic seems a little counterproductive to me.

The below topic has some information you may find interesting.

https://esteem.app/cleansteem/@abh12345/all-aboard-the-flagtrail

Another thing some of these flaggers do is have automatic "warning" messages after they flag. These message never or rarely change, they then have X amount of automatic upvotes sent to it and then profit from posting the same spam comment over and over again. I left an example of this in the opening topic.