You Can’t Post That, Here!

in #palnet2 years ago (edited)

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There has been a lot of discussions of the “Downvote” system, and I find myself somewhat conflicted. Nowadays, downvoting spam and bid-bot abuse is a platform-wide practice, and there are even downvoting trails.

While bid-bot abuse is fairly straightforward, what constitutes as “spam” is not! I think we can all agree, plagiarism is a big spammy no no, but our opinions on what classifies “spam” differs greatly. What about a simple picture? A funny or inspirational meme? Those types of posts are good enough for Facebook and Instagram! They often get a lot of likes and appreciation! But, they are often looked down upon on Steem! The rewards will likely be small and you’ll likely be downvoted. I know I have!

Just because, a user chooses to post stuff more akin to Facebook or Instagram, doesn’t mean their content is doesn’t belong on Steem. All content should be acceptable, and everyone should feel like they can’t post what they want!

If it's good enough to post to other social media accounts, it should be good enough for the Steem Blockchain! If there is going to be mass adoption, there needs to be appreciation for these typical social media type posts. Not everyone (me) has the acumen to write a kick ass post and most people don't want to spend the time to do it either.

#newsteem is supposed to be for everyone, but it seems to be geared towards the blogger or vlogger- the established content creator, with a big following. I’ve heard that people are apprehensive about posting "fluff," fearful of being downvoted, or it being thought of as spam. It's a shame.

Im sure, I will get blowback, and perhaps a few downvotes- and that's fine. This is just my opinion... and maybe a bit of hyperbole.

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"#newsteem is supposed to be for everyone, but it seems to be geared towards the blogger or vlogger- the established content creator, with a big following. I’ve heard that people are apprehensive about posting "fluff," fearful of being downvoted, or it being thought of as spam. It's a shame."

it should really be decentralized and open to all in content social framework provided for future coin generations.
Steemit is beacon of crypto hope for better communities. It should be.

Well said

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Few days ago I posted a picture of an old istrian house and wrote few words about it. Since I had about 0.9 SBD that I wanted to transfer to SP I've used @smartmarket to promote this post. In few hours I got downvoted to $0.00 and practically lost my "investment" and SP that I would use to push some other minnows and newbies that try hard here and deserve more. Okay, not a big deal but I'm trying to figure out why is there no such profiles that try to find QUALITY content and UPVOTE their hard work instead of searching for those "shitposts" and downvoting them. There are number of people here that take a lot of their time to write something constructive but they end up with few cents of payout. This is a big problem here and I don't think that people want to invest their time anymore.

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Your photo post is ok - boosting it is not @sulepower. The down voting gangs are not looking at your post at all. They are just downvoting people who use smart market and other services like it. There are a lot of ways to get votes here that do not cause the gangs to come for you.

I'm posting some of them in dpolls at my @bxlphabet blog. Check through those posts and do the procedures and you will get votes.

Also this is a way old post with a lot of tips to help.

Please read my Minnow Tips here:

You CAN Succeed on STEEM

Right or wrong - you can't use paid voting bots here anymore if you want to succeed.

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