A gift for @dustsweeper!!!!

in #dust3 years ago (edited)

If you haven't heard of @dustsweeper, it's a new service that will upvote your dust comments!!!


My Dust comments!?!? What the heck does that mean?

We have decided to tackle a problem that disproportionately affects newbies and minnows alike. It might seem small, and it is. In fact, it is so small we refer to it as dust. But just because its small, doesn't mean it's not meaningful. It adds up economically, but even more important it makes users with lesser vote values feel like their votes don't matter. This is especially true on comments.

How much does it cost me to clean up the dust???

There is no membership fee whatsoever, but there is a charge of $0.014 SBD for every dust vote we cast. That is half of the value of the upvote of $0.028. The way we keep track of it is that you send about 1 SBD/STEEM or more, we double the amount and keep the balance on hand. Every time we upvote your dust we will just take it from that balance. For example, you will get 71 dust votes before your 1 SBD runs out. When you get low on your balance, you will be notified so that you can top-up your @dustsweeper balance and be sure you don't miss any votes.


Who do I thank for such an awesome service???

Dustsweeper is a community bot run by witness @danielsaori
This is a joint project by @davemccoy and @danielsaori and it's supported and operated by witness @danielsaori. The goal behind this service is to help the newbies and minnows get paid on the votes they already have, not to make a profit. The fees we charge should equal the cost to run the service and lease the SP to make those votes. If the bot makes a profit, then the surplus will be used do other things to help the community.


The logo was inspired by this awesome new service, I have been creating new logos and banners for another group @thehive and decided when I found out there was an awesome service just beginning I had to give it a go. So I made the logos for @dustsweeper to use if they would like. A gift from me to you!!

Here are a few others for you all at @dustsweeper to have as well! If you would like me to change anything for you I will happily assist!!!




I have already gotten my dustsweeper started!!! So far the votes are coming in and I am one happy steemian!!!


Please consider voting @danielsaori as a Witness.

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@charisma777 its people like you that steemit the wonderful place it is. Beautiful job on the banners and logo thanks for being one of the wonderful steemit people. I found you because of your comment on the @dustsweeper post.

Well thank you!! I have enjoyed creating them!! Also reading through your blog a bit and I've been looking into the clouds for years the sky isn't what it once was! I know it's of the topic here but always one I am interested in! Check this picture out!! Strange clouds20180506_135915.jpg

The strange thing and it's not showing much in this low quality image but they almost looked animated In a way. Just those above the trees...i take so many pictures of the sky. It truly is an ever changing beauty. Aside from the spraying.

The lower clouds are Strato-Cumulus clouds and the ones showing some billowing and vertical development are Cumuliform or Cumulus clouds of fair weather. Not at all unusual.

Yes there is something about the beauty of the natural things that we can never replicate even with he best pictures. I still takes pictures of the sky just not as often as I used to. I now live in a place where I have more woods. So the sky pictures a not the same because of the angle. Sunsets and rising or storms coming in are the most beautiful of all.
I have a ton of awesome pictures that are fpx format I have not converted. I had Kodak digital camera DC200 when it came out. 1MP pictures lol. I took pictures with it for 6 years. Soon I will try to convert them and start posting.
Thanks for the reply. I am glad we found each other.
Maybe I can hire you to make some banners and Logos for our new online store we are trying to get off the ground? Were having problems finding the right companies to dropship for us. We want to have an online Organic clothing store that covers all Organic clothing and linens. We have everything ready just need to find the right products.

I joined your discord as well!

That's great I'm looking to move more out in the country and away from the city. Although it's not s huge one the problems are just the same. That's am awesome idea for an online store! If you are I the discord you've found a great place!! I'm sure we'll all be able to help together!

Awesome following you with your positive vibes

Just sent dust sweeper 1sbd will wait and see what happens

one question to @charisma777 will it votes on comment also? or just post.
If this votes on comments it will be great. Thanks

Yes it votes on comments and posts!!! As long as its under the payout threshold!!! It's truly an awesome service I am definitely going to be a return customer!!

I made a deposit to try if it gives a good back then start with big

Awesome! It will make sure you don't lose out on those votes that didn't make it to the .02 minimum. I've enjoyed the service so far!

That's really amazing!
I added it right away as the avatar. I just did a simple zoom in and it fits really well.

Check your wallet. I sent you a small thank you note.

Well thank you! I didn't do it for payment, but i appreciate that! I also added a new one I the middle of the post! I like it best i think! Lol. I'll probably keep playing with it just to see the possibilities, but glad you like it! And so glad my friend told me to send it over! You made my day!

Very nice logo, I like it. And while we are talking about @dustsweeper, I would like to share this thought with people thinking about it:

"When we sign up for @dustsweeper it is not only ourselves that we are helping, more importantly it is the vote giver that we are helping also. If their vote is dusted away, they receive no curation reward, if it is rescued they get a curation reward. We all win."

Exactly @bashadow, this was my main reason for wanting to sign up!! I love helping others and what a unique way to do it!!

I think when they first came out with it, people were seeing it as a selfish thing for people to join, a new way to buy votes, I don't think they saw it as helping the voter at all. That is what I saw when they first came out with it, I get a reward, and the voter gots their reward. I think it is great, I looked back on my comments almost most 3 days worth, and I saw 14 $0.01 votes, that was 14 people that were going to lose out on a vote value, so even though I did not have much SBD saved I still sent it all in. So I don't look at them as paid for votes, more as "Rescued" votes. I think what @dustsweeper is doing is great, I hope they are able to maintain the momentum.

That they are! Like rescue pups we now have rescue votes!!!

I'm excited to earn my first Steem Dollar and try Dust Sweeper out myself.

Awesome! If you haven't already Donne do just send @dustsweeper the SBD and they will take it from there and clean up some of that dust!!!!!

Will do, Charisma. 👍

What is this "dust" you speak of? Not sure I understand this particular Bot.

Great job on the logos! I've come to love banner's you made for the hive as well. :)

Thank you! I'm working on some new ones hopefully they come out ok. Glad you like them.

You're welcome. ^^ Looking forward to it.

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This is so cool! You really are pretty awesome :) And so is @dustsweeper :) !!

Well thank you! I am loving the dustsweeper initiative so far!!! Am awesome idea for sure!

I am too!!! I have my last two posts where I've been unable to really upvote because my VP was so low. Now I know if I leave a little there, dustsweeper will come clean it up for me :) Love it!

Exactly!!! I hardly leave an upvote on comments lately, since reading about the dust last month! Great minds for a great project!!!

I stopped upvoting comments too when i heard about dust votes. I was actually kind of pissed that all my 1 and 2 cent votes disappeared. Where do they go? It was a lot them. A lot of people got nothing and i wasted my time and voting power. I admit i don't understand this service. I don't get any votes on my comments and i only vote on peoples posts now. I like what you're all doing but wonder if it would be any point in me signing up? I apologize for being so dense! :)

I too could use a further explanation. This 1 and 2 cent votes disappearing is new to me.

If you have a comment or post that is under .02 them it is dusted you don't get paid! It didn't look like your affected much by it since your upvote is worth more, but the newbies are losing out. That's why @dustsweeper is here to help

Why would Steemit adjust algorithms to do that and hurt the entire minnow community? Even though I have some voting power, if I want to adjust my slider to .02, that should be my perogative! Where is all this dust going?

Me too! I like to leave upvotes and was so sad when I found out what a dust vote was. I signed up and right away saw it working. Now I can give you an upvote!

Great graphic for an awesome service :)

Thanks! It really is a great service!!

I like the images. Almost thought its the official logo for the bot.

It just may be! If they choose to use it, but from the comment Danielsaori left its the avatar so that's pretty awesome!

These are great @charisma777!

  • May I use these in a post I'm working on?
    • What copyright notification should I give?

I personally don't mind. And I'm sure @davemccoy and @Danielsaori wouldn't mind since it would call attention to @dustsweeper, just source the images as you would any others, image credit charisma777 or something along those lines!

I'll source this post. Thanks!

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This is truly awesome @charisma777 :) ... I really do like it a lot :)

Thank you all for the inspiration!!!

You did a nice job on the logo @charisma777.

Well thank you!

Just heard about this last night and I am SO EXCITED about it. It's coming at a perfect time right now because I'm trying to throw votes at everyone entering my contest and my SP is right on the edge of what will pay out, so otherwise I'm sure half of them would turn to dust. I wasn't upvoting my comments and showing appreciation for my followers, either, because there was no use, and I felt really bad. This is fixing a huge problem for me that I've been up against with Steemit. Thank you thank you thank you @danielsaori!

I think your contest is the most selfless contest on the block right now!!! I'm glad @dustsweeper will be there to help!!

My only issue is how some people are advertising it. Don't comment off topic advertising for services. It creates spam. Someone did that to me yesterday and I think this is great for minnows whose vote is worth very little but he didn't seem to get I have my slider and if I have a little dust here and there I am not worried about it. I like what the program is about and thought about donating some steem to them in the future for it. But I don't want signed up for it. I am not worried about comment dust. And I have only had one or two dust posts. So please tell people not to spam comments to promote this project. It will turn people off and get the project flagged for comment spam if they don't stop. Making a post about @dustsweeper the way you have is the way to do it.

I think making posts about @dustsweeper is the best advertisement for sure!!!

I think I may be coming to you if I ever need a logo. Very fun and eye catching!

Awesome! I'm really glad that so many people have liked the logo and banners

Very great article really well published
Beginners should stand with him and help them because they need support

Most definitely!!! Thank you!!!

Loved all your designs. They are very attention seeking.

In case, if I request you to design a logo, how much will you charge?

Thank you! I'm so glad they are doing the job!! As far as charging depending on the time spent 1-2 sbd for a banner and 3 for a logo type

Thanks for your response! Are you available over Discord?
BTW, some volunteers have committed to deliver some designs but have requested to wait until the weekend. So I'd like to wait for those before I can ask you anything. But I won't mind more options. More the merrier, you know! 😊

Yes I am on discord Charisma777 #1683 DM me and maybe we can figure something out?

Sure. Thanks!

This just occurred to me--and I think I'm going to write up a post about it, maybe. @dustsweeper has the potential to change the game for newbies in a totally different way, which is that if you have @dustsweeper enabled, greeting newbies in #introduceyourself could potentially be very profitable. Newbies don't know not to upvote all of their comments, so they tend to start off by upvoting everyone who greets them. I know this sounds diabolical and manipulative, but it's a win/win because it might get more people in the habit of greeting people in #introduceyourself, even if only in self interest. (Tagging @danielsaori, @beeyou, and @davemccoy.)

Reading this, it got me thinking about putting some kind of footer on my posts, something like "minnow votes supported by @dustsweeper" with a link to learn more.

That would be pretty cool!!! Do you know how to make the footer clickable? If not i could help!

I've never even made a footer, so yeah help would be appreciated!


I'll send you the text file if you'd like!

@charisma I could use that as well!!!

Which charisma or votes😁 hope all is well!!

Lol. The banner for the bottom of posts! I signed up to support @dustsweeper as well!

Awesome and as long as you source them and share with others telling about @dustsweeper in a post I'm sure they would love for everyone to know who @dustsweeper is!!!

Ooh, thanks! Looks great! Was nice to vote your comment just now and realize my vote wouldn't be dust!

This is actually really freakin cool! I may look into this when I actually have 1SBD free....

Awesome! I want to send 1sbd now to you, how do I go about that? I haven’t sent any sbd before so I am unsure of how to go about it..?

Then will this be a weekly thing where I can keep transferring weekly?

Apologies for the basic questions! But thanks for the help:)

Hello! Yes if you go to your wallet to the steem dollar amount there is a tiny triangle next to it, if you click on that a drop down menu will appear, click transfer, in the send to box that pops up you will send to @dustsweeper then the amount you would like to send, for now 1 sbd will suffice. Then you will put in the memo register or clean up the dust, anything really. Then you will be prompted to put in your password and then you are on your way to getting that dust cleaned up! Once your balance is low @dustsweeper will kindly remind you too top off if you choose!! Glad you have found this service and hope that I was able to help!

I have just transferred 1sbd, so now I just wait, and I will receive the upvotes, and also be let know when my balance is running low in order to resend some more?

Thank you very much for the help, I’m still getting my head around everything :)

Yes! That's all you do, once @dustsweeper finds the dust (6 day old comments or posts under 0.02) it will upvote so that you will get paid, if you didn't have @dustsweeper too come along those comments and posts under that payout just turn into nothing for you so good thing you found @dustsweeper!!! Glad to have been a help, if you need any other questions answered i will gladly help or find someone who can help us both!!! Enjoy your day!

Aw thank you so much for explaining everything to me! Cool that’s awesome, I have lots of posts and comments under 0.02 hehe:) thanks again:) I hope you have a great day too! X

I did have one more small question... hehe now I’ve found someone who answer I thought I may as well ask:) do you ‘power up’ and what does this do?

If you aren't in desperate need to get money off of steemit and you want to see it be successful it's a good thing to power up yes! I haven't done did myself in a little while. But any time you have steem i would keep powering up. That will make your vote larger and ultimately create better opportunities for you...

Ah right ok perfect! Thank you again, you’ve been a great help:)

Thanks so much! I will do this now:)

holy cow! @charisma777 you got in on this too?? small world this steemit ahahahahhaahh

love love love your broom icon!! love your work GF! hugs

Well thanks eaglespirit although they're vector images I've added my own touch lol! it truly is a small steemit world after all!!!!!!

it sure stinkn is and thats why i keep running into some of the same people over and over. of course, you are one of my favs but others not so much buaahahhah

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