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Embracing Linear Equality on Steem: Unlearning the Sucker & Maximising the Arsehole in Me

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kevinwong
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2 years agoBusy5 min read

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Hey guys, just want to announce that it's high time for me to go nuclear. There's just no better decision now but to join the race of reclaiming our votes. Let's leave the masses of "contributors" buying their votes instead. There's no such thing as unconditional anymore. Mama once told me:-

"Whoever you become, just make sure that you try your best. Arsehole or sucker, be the best. Push it to the limit!"

As a dedicated Steem supporter, I'll start embracing the now-popular vote-monetising lifestyle while claiming to grow the ecosystem, give new users the exposure they deserve, and make the world a better place. The greedy arseholes are winning so I have no choice but to join their game to keep up. This is new reality on Steem that I have to adapt to.

The maths just don't check out anymore seeing that my arsehole is getting smaller while the other arseholes are getting bigger over time. Steem has turned into complete arseholenomics ever since HF Equality came about back in mid-2017. It has been 9 months now and being an arsehole is the new norm. No way I'll stand by the sidelines anymore, dwelling in selfless suckernomics.

Please note that my self-maximising arsehole mode now includes the following:-

  • Option A: Selling my voting power via SP delegation. If all @freedom does is just effectively shoving votes back up their own arsehole via vote selling, why shouldn't anyone else follow suit? But seriously, I would prefer not to succumb to this move. Who am I kidding? Votes that I've freely given out are now being sold by the same people that I've been voting on over the past year.

  • Option B: Selective support-for-support voting. We'll vote each other periodically at the same power. The only catch is that we must like each other along with the nature of our content and engagement with the blockchain. Overall, the arrangement has to be a beneficial for the larger community. But contacting each other for such an arrangement is weird, so I'll be the one that votes on you first. So if you have relatively lower Steem Power, consider powering up over time and I'll match your return votes. In the event that you're not returning votes, I'll be discontinuing further support. No hard feelings. It's just business. On the other hand, you may also begin initiating by giving me a phat vote if you're of a sizable account or else I will never notice. No guarantees though because if your account is generally made up of trivial content, I wouldn't come back with a return vote. I may also cut my support anytime without notice whatsoever. Please treat me the same. Let's keep it casual and professional. Actually, this seems like what most have been doing all along. I've been slow to catch up. If we ever run out of content ideas, we can always interview each other every other day.

  • For Option B, is there a voting service application out there? Some support-for-support voting contract that regulates voting power between any consenting parties over time (because we'll most likely have different posting frequencies and all that), at whatever desired conditions and configurations. Being able to automate this in my voting ring will be perfect. It's just fair.

  • So how about rewarding contributors that are adding value to the platform? I'll do it through supporting community curation groups like @curie and others. But of course, I will not be trying to take back 100% of my votes because I'm just not a 100% asshole 😇. For karma's sake, I'll be a non-asshole about 10% of the time. I will definitely support truly exceptional contents, accounts, and initiatives with no-strings-attached. The 100% cutt-throat capitalist asshole is just not me. I'll be a good boy and stay benevolent at least 10% of the time *cough*.

This will be a drastic move away from my usual ~98% non-conditional, selfless voting over the past 2 years. It's time to completely change that, so let's get down to business. I've had enough being the sucker. Selective support-for-support voting is the way to go now. So let me know if you have what it takes to be in my super exclusive elite circle.

I'll start posting frequently now without caring about my comments section at all other than voting only on really awesome ones that don't waste minutes of any readers' time with self-indulgent responses. If you're annoying, especially through relentless self-marketing on my comments section.. you'll get a forever-mute right away. Let's push it to the limit, guys. Join me!

My 2018 Steem Resolution:-

  • 90% selfish voting (either by support-for-support votes, selling SP delegations, self-voting, etc, they're all effectively the same).
  • 10% non-selfish voting.
  • Vote selling is out of the question for me as I want to truly support exceptional contents, accounts, and initiatives. But now I just can't give votes out freely anymore, so I have to be an upfront arsehole and demand tangible reciprocation for my support. Unconditional voting will only be made available for the really extraordinarily valuable stuff, so I'm sorry if you're just contributing memes and fart jokes on the blockchain. Okay, unless if they're really really good.

If this sounds like a sad joke, it probably is.
Please re-evaluate linear rewards critically.

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