Neal's Thoughts on STEEM Witnesses Freezing Steemit Stake

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The statement that justin put out in the mean-time doesn't change anything in my mind.

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Thanks for sharing your views Neal. Personally I think it is an issue with the governance system that has me more upset than Justin Sun.

I think so too.

There are many people sharing your opinion.
I'm one of them.

Glad to hear I'm not alone :)

Steem will never be the same again. We have basically demonstrated to the world that stakes are worth nothing in a DPoS system. What's next? Writing Berniesanders stake out, because the witnesses don't like the language he uses or the flag wars he starts? Or how about starting to censor content, to keep the blockchain "clean" of whatever opinion is not wanted by the Dark Council?

I was considering to change my witness votes but if your stake doesn't make a dent, why should I even bother with mine...

It's 100% a slippery slope.

Changing your witness votes won't do anything to their ranks, but it may send a message to those witnesses.

The biggest problem then would be: Who else do I vote for? If you look at the few witnesses who don't run the 22.2 softfork, you realize that the alternatives are not even enough for all the available 30 votes. I guess I can simply not vote at all, I already do that in politics.

Yeah,it's purely symbolic.

I mostly agree, it was a bad .... correct that, very bad move.

As you noted, Ned not voting with the stake he attained was just a promise that was not legaly binding. If someone has a legal document saying otherwise that would be something different.

It seems as if some are holding Neds promises to Justin Sun to maintain which also isn't fair. The moment Ned sold his stake and STEEMIT his (Ned) promise and vision for Steemit ended. Ned's Steemit is gone, now we have Justin Sun's Steemit ........ and Justin Sun isn't liable to maintain the promises Ned made.

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