Inactive and outdated Witnesses

in witness-category •  4 months ago 

When I was still below the Top100 rank, it was quite depressing for me to see that my low ranking preventing me from appearing in the official witnesses page was partly due to the fact that Steemians were still casting votes for witnesses who are inactive.

Goal

Now that I have gone up to the Top80, the horizon looks much nicer. However, new witnesses are still struggling to let the world know they do exist, hence this post to get people to review their witness votes regularly.

The blockchain used to have a rule that automatically skip inactive witnesses that are still registered after 24 hours of inactivity. That meant that you could just turn off your witness and the blockchain would just ignore you after 24 hours. However, this logic has been recently removed and inactive witnesses who have not un-registered are still schedule for block production but will miss the block. The higher their ranking is, the more frequently they are scheduled and the more blocks will be missed slowing down the network.

List of inactive witnesses in the Top200

So, just to raise awareness, here is the list of un-registered witnesses and their ranking. I've only listed un-registered witnesses that have a ranking higher than the last active witness. Also, to make it clearer, I'm considering four types of inactive witnesses:

  • The un-registered witnesses who have broadcasted a witness_update command to the blockchain.
  • The zombie witnesses who have just switched off their server without un-registering from the blockchain.
  • Active witnesses having not updated their server yet. They are still registered with the blockchain but are running a deprecated version of it and hence are missing blocks. They might be unable to do so at the current time and will come back to it soon.
  • The recently inactive witnesses. I've listed them in order to stress out that it is normal for a witness to be disabled from time to time for maintenance or upgrade. And in this time of HF21/22, many witnesses are still replaying or tweaking their setup.

Zombie Witnesses

The witnesses listed below are still registered with the blockchain and are still scheduled to sign block. Some of them might have stopped operating their witness server, some of them might still have it running but with an obsolete version of the blockchain. If you are/were operating these witnesses, please use cli_wallet or other tool to send a witness_update command to disable your key. If you vote for one or more of them, please review your vote.

  • #57 @steemed is still registered on v0.20.10. Produced last block 36 days ago.
  • #61 @partiko is still registered on v0.20.7. Produced last block 36 days ago.
  • #72 @furion is still registered on v0.20.5. Produced last block 67 days ago.
  • #106 @steem-bounty is still registered on v0.20.6. Produced last block 120 days ago.
  • #111 @boatymcboatface is still registered on v0.20.10. Produced last block 126 days ago.
  • #114 @swisswitness is still registered on v0.22.0. Produced last block 31 days ago.
  • #124 @snackplus is still registered on v0.20.10. Produced last block 143 days ago.
  • #127 @steemwisdom is still registered on v0.20.5. Produced last block 356 days ago.
  • #128 @chainsquad.com is still registered on v0.19.12. Produced last block 372 days ago.
  • #129 @pjau is still registered on v0.20.10. Produced last block 36 days ago.
  • #149 @masteryoda is still registered on v0.20.5. Produced last block 350 days ago.
  • #150 @provenezuela is still registered on v0.20.9. Produced last block 37 days ago.
  • #152 @sempervideo is still registered on v0.20.5. Produced last block 217 days ago.
  • #163 @steemhq.witness is still registered on v0.20.8. Produced last block 250 days ago.
  • #167 @freedomx.witness is still registered on v0.20.8. Produced last block 130 days ago.
  • #177 @poetsunited is still registered on v0.20.10. Produced last block 37 days ago.
  • #184 @cryptohazard is still registered on v0.20.9. Produced last block 50 days ago.
  • #188 @yensesa is still registered on v0.20.6. Produced last block 265 days ago.
  • #199 @steemitportugal is still registered on v0.20.8. Produced last block 38 days ago.
  • #217 @puncakbukit is still registered on v0.21.0. Produced last block 40 days ago.
  • #227 @bjornb is still registered on v0.20.6. Produced last block 145 days ago.
  • #231 @xem is still registered on v0.20.5. Produced last block 347 days ago.
  • #243 @dreamies is still registered on v0.20.6. Produced last block 67 days ago.
  • #264 @ignis-witness is still registered on v0.20.6. Produced last block 310 days ago.
  • #270 @threebirds is still registered on v0.20.8. Produced last block 231 days ago.
  • #300 @greendeliverence is still registered on v0.20.10. Produced last block 80 days ago.

Un-registered witnesses

The witnesses listed below have retired and unregistered their server. If you vote for one or more of them, please review your vote.

  • #41 @utopian-io has un-registered. Produced last block 173 days ago.
  • #54 @teamsteem has un-registered. Produced last block 36 days ago.
  • #87 @joseph has un-registered. Produced last block 291 days ago.
  • #89 @ayogom has un-registered. Produced last block 30 days ago.
  • #90 @jerrybanfield has un-registered. Produced last block 275 days ago.
  • #91 @chitty has un-registered. Produced last block 168 days ago.
  • #92 @liberosist has un-registered. Produced last block 36 days ago.
  • #96 @steempty has un-registered. Produced last block 570 days ago.
  • #97 @wackou has un-registered. Produced last block 535 days ago.
  • #98 @krnel has un-registered. Produced last block 93 days ago.
  • #99 @steemcommunity has un-registered. Produced last block 156 days ago.
  • #100 @roadscape has un-registered. Produced last block 721 days ago.
  • #101 @blockchained has un-registered. Produced last block 273 days ago.
  • #102 @privex has un-registered. Produced last block 36 days ago.
  • #103 @datasecuritynode has un-registered. Produced last block 646 days ago.
  • #104 @kushed has un-registered. Produced last block 561 days ago.
  • #107 @charlieshrem has un-registered. Produced last block 36 days ago.
  • #115 @fbslo has un-registered. Produced last block 114 days ago.
  • #116 @bitcoiner has un-registered. Produced last block 602 days ago.
  • #117 @davinci.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 60 days ago.
  • #119 @witness.svk has un-registered. Produced last block 717 days ago.
  • #120 @rival has un-registered. Produced last block 316 days ago.
  • #122 @fulltimegeek has un-registered. Produced last block 278 days ago.
  • #123 @arhag has un-registered. Produced last block 763 days ago.
  • #125 @blueorgy has un-registered. Produced last block 581 days ago.
  • #126 @yuriks2000 has un-registered. Produced last block 84 days ago.
  • #131 @cyrano.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 804 days ago.
  • #133 @theprophet0 has un-registered. Produced last block 603 days ago.
  • #137 @felixxx has un-registered. Produced last block 281 days ago.
  • #138 @au1nethyb1 has un-registered. Produced last block 556 days ago.
  • #140 @tasteem has un-registered. Produced last block 146 days ago.
  • #141 @steem-id has un-registered. Produced last block 635 days ago.
  • #143 @noblewitness has un-registered. Produced last block 117 days ago.
  • #144 @demotruk has un-registered. Produced last block 244 days ago.
  • #146 @luzcypher has un-registered. Produced last block 41 days ago.
  • #147 @picokernel has un-registered. Produced last block 918 days ago.
  • #151 @bitcube has un-registered. Produced last block 1107 days ago.
  • #153 @windforce has un-registered. Produced last block 380 days ago.
  • #155 @asbear has un-registered. Produced last block 380 days ago.
  • #156 @jrswab has un-registered. Produced last block 316 days ago.
  • #157 @evildido has un-registered. Produced last block 62 days ago.
  • #158 @team.alpha has un-registered. Produced last block 664 days ago.
  • #159 @sc-steemit has un-registered. Produced last block 244 days ago.
  • #160 @swelker101 has un-registered. Produced last block 381 days ago.
  • #161 @nonlinearone has un-registered. Produced last block 956 days ago.
  • #162 @tdv.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 1011 days ago.
  • #164 @steve-walschot has un-registered. Produced last block 1071 days ago.
  • #166 @jacor-witness has un-registered. Produced last block 185 days ago.
  • #168 @comedyopenmic has un-registered. Produced last block 254 days ago.
  • #170 @jatinhota has un-registered. Produced last block 406 days ago.
  • #171 @castellano has un-registered. Produced last block 373 days ago.
  • #172 @block-buster has un-registered. Produced last block 296 days ago.
  • #174 @mckenziegary has un-registered. Produced last block 779 days ago.
  • #176 @bacchist has un-registered. Produced last block 680 days ago.
  • #178 @noisy.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 346 days ago.
  • #179 @markangeltrueman has un-registered. Produced last block 332 days ago.
  • #180 @sircork has un-registered. Produced last block 475 days ago.
  • #181 @moisesmcardona has un-registered. Produced last block 457 days ago.
  • #182 @dropahead has un-registered. Produced last block 587 days ago.
  • #183 @skenan has un-registered. Produced last block 439 days ago.
  • #185 @mrs.agsexplorer has un-registered. Produced last block 955 days ago.
  • #186 @samrg472 has un-registered. Produced last block 385 days ago.
  • #187 @agoric.systems has un-registered. Produced last block 659 days ago.
  • #189 @intelliwitness has un-registered. Produced last block 374 days ago.
  • #190 @boombastic has un-registered. Produced last block 1256 days ago.
  • #191 @mineralwasser has un-registered. Produced last block 1258 days ago.
  • #192 @brandonfrye has un-registered. Produced last block 329 days ago.
  • #193 @royaltiffany has un-registered. Produced last block 992 days ago.
  • #194 @menkarbit has un-registered. Produced last block 72 days ago.
  • #195 @anarcho-andrei has un-registered. Produced last block 479 days ago.
  • #196 @grzegorz2047 has un-registered. Produced last block 541 days ago.
  • #197 @pumpkin has un-registered. Produced last block 973 days ago.
  • #198 @berniesanders has un-registered. Produced last block 1280 days ago.
  • #200 @derangedvisions has un-registered. Produced last block 427 days ago.
  • #201 @upheaver has un-registered. Produced last block 197 days ago.
  • #202 @happymoneyman has un-registered.
  • #203 @igormuba has un-registered. Produced last block 221 days ago.
  • #204 @proctologic has un-registered. Produced last block 667 days ago.
  • #205 @fminerten has un-registered. Produced last block 1286 days ago.
  • #206 @smooth has un-registered. Produced last block 1279 days ago.
  • #207 @tombstone has un-registered. Produced last block 1260 days ago.
  • #208 @exnihilo.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 166 days ago.
  • #209 @crystal has un-registered. Produced last block 1189 days ago.
  • #210 @imacryptorick has un-registered. Produced last block 565 days ago.
  • #211 @bitcoinparadise has un-registered. Produced last block 903 days ago.
  • #212 @suggeelson has un-registered. Produced last block 572 days ago.
  • #213 @yanosh01 has un-registered. Produced last block 458 days ago.
  • #214 @sapphic has un-registered. Produced last block 296 days ago.
  • #215 @petertag has un-registered. Produced last block 40 days ago.
  • #216 @crypto777 has un-registered. Produced last block 1058 days ago.
  • #219 @geoffrey has un-registered. Produced last block 1030 days ago.
  • #220 @inv has un-registered. Produced last block 1163 days ago.
  • #221 @steemenginepool has un-registered.
  • #222 @valorforfreedom has un-registered. Produced last block 457 days ago.
  • #223 @justinadams has un-registered. Produced last block 490 days ago.
  • #224 @gmuxx has un-registered. Produced last block 571 days ago.
  • #225 @jabbasteem has un-registered. Produced last block 1064 days ago.
  • #226 @idnit has un-registered. Produced last block 743 days ago.
  • #228 @cryptwo has un-registered. Produced last block 542 days ago.
  • #229 @dporn has un-registered. Produced last block 574 days ago.
  • #230 @cloh76.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 381 days ago.
  • #232 @moon has un-registered. Produced last block 928 days ago.
  • #233 @dog has un-registered. Produced last block 1107 days ago.
  • #234 @themadcurator has un-registered. Produced last block 223 days ago.
  • #236 @scottcbusiness has un-registered.
  • #237 @fuerza-hispana has un-registered.
  • #238 @dantheman has un-registered. Produced last block 1107 days ago.
  • #239 @ambienthex has un-registered.
  • #240 @vesteem has un-registered. Produced last block 504 days ago.
  • #241 @precise has un-registered. Produced last block 582 days ago.
  • #242 @dele-puppy has un-registered. Produced last block 1059 days ago.
  • #244 @libertyranger has un-registered. Produced last block 554 days ago.
  • #245 @enki has un-registered. Produced last block 818 days ago.
  • #246 @lafona has un-registered. Produced last block 1255 days ago.
  • #247 @hr1 has un-registered. Produced last block 1277 days ago.
  • #248 @rainman has un-registered. Produced last block 918 days ago.
  • #249 @wehmoen has un-registered. Produced last block 527 days ago.
  • #250 @thomasheindl has un-registered.
  • #251 @viva.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 458 days ago.
  • #252 @zeartul has un-registered. Produced last block 637 days ago.
  • #253 @jcbit has un-registered.
  • #254 @newhope has un-registered. Produced last block 1025 days ago.
  • #255 @rycharde has un-registered. Produced last block 637 days ago.
  • #256 @rcarter.witness has un-registered. Produced last block 610 days ago.
  • #257 @r351574nc3 has un-registered. Produced last block 473 days ago.
  • #258 @bitcalm has un-registered. Produced last block 1070 days ago.
  • #259 @ewq has un-registered.
  • #260 @adol has un-registered. Produced last block 1260 days ago.
  • #261 @alex90342fastn1 has un-registered. Produced last block 1085 days ago.
  • #262 @steepshot.wtns has un-registered.
  • #263 @gingerninja has un-registered. Produced last block 697 days ago.
  • #265 @freedom has un-registered. Produced last block 1173 days ago.
  • #266 @esteem has un-registered. Produced last block 1171 days ago.
  • #268 @pouyan has un-registered. Produced last block 811 days ago.
  • #269 @resteemable has un-registered.
  • #271 @gaman has un-registered.
  • #272 @paynode has un-registered. Produced last block 1090 days ago.
  • #273 @akmalz has un-registered.
  • #274 @humanheart has un-registered. Produced last block 384 days ago.
  • #275 @gooddream has un-registered. Produced last block 1261 days ago.
  • #276 @bola has un-registered. Produced last block 970 days ago.
  • #278 @smailer has un-registered. Produced last block 1031 days ago.
  • #279 @snarf has un-registered.
  • #280 @bayareacoins has un-registered. Produced last block 551 days ago.
  • #281 @rondonson has un-registered. Produced last block 732 days ago.
  • #282 @zappl has un-registered. Produced last block 509 days ago.
  • #283 @linouxis9 has un-registered. Produced last block 1069 days ago.
  • #284 @yunkzilla has un-registered. Produced last block 780 days ago.
  • #285 @robertdurst10 has un-registered. Produced last block 765 days ago.
  • #286 @lxcteem has un-registered. Produced last block 1262 days ago.
  • #287 @hernandev has un-registered.
  • #288 @steemfaucet has un-registered. Produced last block 785 days ago.
  • #289 @personzzz has un-registered. Produced last block 757 days ago.
  • #290 @nnnarvaez has un-registered. Produced last block 639 days ago.
  • #291 @glitterpig has un-registered. Produced last block 834 days ago.
  • #292 @cryptos has un-registered. Produced last block 980 days ago.
  • #293 @camb has un-registered.
  • #294 @adamm has un-registered. Produced last block 666 days ago.
  • #295 @stephen.king989 has un-registered. Produced last block 1145 days ago.
  • #296 @laonie has un-registered. Produced last block 997 days ago.
  • #297 @inventor16 has un-registered. Produced last block 611 days ago.
  • #298 @personz has un-registered.
  • #299 @doctorvee has un-registered.

Active witnesses having not yet updated their server

The following witnesses have not updated their server to use the latest version of the blockchain. Because of the move from HF20 to HF21/22, they are now missing blocks. HF21/22 happened recently, some witnesses might be away and don't yet have access to their servers. Hopefully, they will update soon.

None this months, except those from the Zombie list

Recently inactive witnesses

Reminder:
It is totally acceptable for witnesses to disable their operation for maintenance work. The witnesses listed below are probably performing server update in order to update or apply the multiple fixes related to HF21 and HF22. Unless you have other good reasons to do so, you should not unvote the following witnesses.

  • #83 @enginewitty is using v0.22.1. Became inactive 11 days ago, might still be updating their server.

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Sad thing is... many who may have voted for these absent witnesses are no longer active on the platform; so those votes won't change or lower an inactive witness.

That is true.
However, most of those inactive accounts also have relatively low SP which means their vote won’t influence that much. What is sadder is the potential users who have more of SP and are still active but won’t take time to change their votes. Might be interesting to run some stats on this actually.

Thanks for reminder and update @quochuy altered accordingly only one gone from my list and added two new, some spring cleaning needed.

Thanks for reviewing your votes

Posted using Partiko iOS

Great work .... appreciated!
Just removed some of my votes.

This was a great reminder! I still voted for a witness which is a zombie now after HF21/HF22 and high in the rankings. Resteemed.

Thanks for reviewing your votes

Posted using Partiko iOS

Wow so many inactive witnesses! Why doesn't steemit or whoever just remove them from the list (which is pretty rubbish and doesn't really tell you anything).

And only the top hundred as well, there needs to be an extended list beyond that like you've done to the top 300. Where did you get info on the top 300?

Posted using Partiko Android

I will be changing one vote, thank you.

Thanks for reviewing your votes

Posted using Partiko iOS

Thank you for this @quochuy. It's good to check one's witnesses from time to time. One of mine was on your list.

Thanks for taking the time and check your votes

The blockchain used to have a rule that automatically skip inactive witnesses that are still registered after 24 hours of inactivity.

Great, useful rule, which should get reactivated again!
Maybe a time frame of 24 hours is too short though.

Yea they need to review that or maybe find a better way to manage the whole thing with vote expiry or request to review votes every year or something

Posted using Partiko iOS

I have always wondered why steemit shows so many inactive witnesses in the top 100.
Steemian.info does the same but shows enough information to to make a decision.

Do you know why the skip feature was disabled?

Posted using Partiko Android

At least they are now showing 100, it used to be only 50...
What skip feature are you talking about?

This:

'The blockchain used to have a rule that automatically skip inactive witnesses that are still registered after 24 hours of inactivity'

Sure, 24 hours might be a bit harsh. Especially since replaying or trouble shooting can take a long time. But after a month of inactivity we could probably consider a witness out of service.

Posted using Partiko Android

Ahhh. I can’t remember exactly but it has to do with security for the network

Posted using Partiko iOS

Somebody has to think about the children ;)

Posted using Partiko Android

@quochuy Thank you for this and I have resteemed.
I will check the list and unvote any of my witnesses if they appear on this list.
I think that this post could help a lot of others.
Oh! And of course I will keep you as a witness hahaha
Blessings!

Thank you. Can you also check my other post, I mentioned you to see if you wish to convert the SmartVote Shares I gave you previously to SBI
https://steemit.com/contest/@quochuy/if-you-won-smartvote-shares-with-me-convert-them-to-sbi-now

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