Hello "Dust" Friends,
The STEEM price has had a tough ride and has been as low as $0.20 in recent months. The lower STEEM price means that more SP is needed to hand out the same upvote value. When we recently ran a calculation, around 1000 SP was needed to be able to reach a $0.02 vote. So, of course, this makes it harder for Dusty to sweep. At the moment, the average rate is just above 200 votes per day.
One consequence of the lower STEEM price, something that @mediawizards brought to our attention, is that Dusty is skipping very tiny dust. Dusty is configured to look at the reward value of a pending post/comment. This is the value you can see when checking the reward on the blockchain, eg. the value you see on steemd.com. It is listed with 3 decimals.
Dusty is configured to skip posts/comments if the value shows "0.000". Taking rounding into account, it means that anything with a value less than "0.0005" will be ignored.
Previously this was never really an issue, but with the price drop, a minimum of 25SP is now needed to reach this level.
Is it worth to sweep dust lower than that?
Dustsweeper is here to help save upvote values less than $0.02. So Dustsweeper is most effective the closer the upvote value is to $0.02. When sweeping extremely small dust values we are basically just spending the voting power without actually returning anything to you as a customer.
If you have any thoughts about this please let us know below.
In case you haven’t noticed, the last update to the Discord bot now makes it possible to check when a user received the last dusty vote.
The 2nd last line displays the time Dusty tried to sweep the account for dust, no matter if dust was available or not. And the last line displays the time when the account received the last vote.
Here the latest Dustsweeper statistics.
- We have 1327 Users registered.
- A total of $908 saved from turning into dust.
- An average of 230 votes are distributed every day.
We are always happy to keep an eye on your Dust. 😀
Thank you for reading!
ps. If you wonder about the cool @dustsweeper graphics above, they were all designed by @charisma777. Please check out her post: https://steemit.com/dust/@charisma777/a-gift-for-dustsweeper
Dustsweeper is an initiative supported by Witness @danielsaori. @danielsaori is also one of the co-founders, together with @davemccoy. Their shared vision is to help newcomers grow and prosper in the STEEM universe.
Seeing a 2 cents profit turn into dust doesn't sound like much, but for someone new, it can make all the difference. @dustsweeper is trying to prevent that potential disappointment by helping protect those tiny profits.