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RE: For those who are still here - What do you think of Downvotes?

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Downvotes mainly helped curtail some of the abuse that was committed by the smaller actors/groups. I tried to downvote any obvious spam/plaigairism and especially if they had paid bidbots for votes. However, I knew better than to start flagging the whale accounts that were doing basically the same thing, albeit more stealthily in some cases and using all sorts of other methods to literally extract as much "ROI" and/or gain as much SP as possible from this chain. If it wasn't for fear of retaliation, more might try to speak up against what they saw as abuse. Since the incentive to scam in crypto is so high, some way to locate, mitigate and/or nullify this abuse (regardless of stake size) is definitely still needed, IMO.

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ocdb did a good job of approaching some of the largest accounts while it had support, but it came at a heavy cost to those who were in charge, as they took the brunt of the retaliation.

Hmm, I never even heard about it. That's unfortunate.

Yep, it targeted the largest there were and was successful in changing to some degree. Funnily, it is some of those circles that voted to centralize the chain by supporting JS

Learn something new everyday, there's been so much going on and I thought I was keeping up with most of it. O well. Hopefully some positive changes will start happening soon on the new chain or maybe even here (if JS ever gets his head out of his...) My bet is on the fork, guess we'll find out sooner or later.

Hi there

I've been reading through many comments related to new hive chain and I've seen your comment too. Many users are being torn, however majority seem to be moving to new hive.

Are you fully moving there or will you stay on both chains? Just curious. I'm trying to figure out what to do myself.

I'll be here at least 12 more weeks. Not sure after that.

Big Thx for your reply. I think i will stick around on both chains for time being.

I also figured that you may find this post interesting and worth your time:
https://steemit.com/hive-175254/@project.hope/project-hope-curation-trail-on-both-chains-steem-and-new-hive

It's post published by good friend of mine and I'm helping him to promote their curation trail.

My posts are the perfect examples of what the Down Voter Abuse caused me...
Check out what they did on the last post of @pocketechange...
March 28, 2020... 12.3 Hollywood Time...