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RE: Changing the witness voting system by introducing witness downvotes? Could this work?

in #steem9 months ago

Definitely less votes. I think 7, as even very hostile, 14 doesn't reach consensus. Lower votes also means that reaching consensus is harder however, the consensus reached might be better.

As for downvotes. I am not sure if it changes much, as the up votes can be moved quickly onto other witnesses anyway. I will have to think more on it.

In general, it should be made as simple and clear as possible, and having less votes helps that a lot. 30 is far too many as it is impossible to know what 30 of them stand for at any given time.

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the consensus reached might be better.

This is the best part.

I'm happy with this idea to be developed and toyed with and built upon, but for all the stuff being flung about right now, the weighted approach of voting that other chains use is probably worth looking at.

Did you read my old posts about these things? They might bring some ideas to work on too.

I've read lots and lots of your posts. Probably more than I've read novels lately. If someone asked me who my most read author is, it would be @tarazkp

These are from mid and late 2018:

https://steemit.com/steemit/@tarazkp/discussion-to-change-witness-voting-procedures

https://steemit.com/steem/@tarazkp/reducing-the-number-of-witness-votes

I haven't read them in full for years.... but there is likely some ideas and links to more that might help.

Here I go reading more of your stuff. We tend to agree for the most part on the principle,and its amusing that blocktrades predicted a coercion scenario in one of your post replies. Exactly what's happening now.

If we had downvote power to say "no" to the crony witnesses currently elected, this whole chapter of drama would've been over as soon as people realised what was happening

We tend to agree for the most part on the principle,and its amusing that blocktrades predicted a coercion scenario in one of your post replies.

Yes, we discussed it. Many others didn't agree with us as it was too far fetched. Where would someone get so much Steem?...

If we had downvote power to say "no" to the crony witnesses currently elected, this whole chapter of drama would've been over as soon as people realised what was happening

I think the much lower number of votes would be enough. Downvotes annoy many people, when there is 11% of the pool in play for 20 accounts, it might et very messy.

Now is pretty messy :D

I've got a full day of work meetings to go and "enjoy". Signing off for now, keen to see what will change in eight hours time. :D