RE: Warning to vote buyer/sellers! - Introducing GrumpyCompliance, mandatory in 14 days. (No more post-promotion allowed past 3.5 days)
I mean...I'm not opposed to this...
At some point we need to realize that these vote-selling services are really only directing the limited daily rewards to mostly shitposts. The people offering the votes for sale are being paid regardless of the quality of content being upvoted, so they really don't have any reason to care how the pool is allocated. And the ones selling the votes powered by delegation have even less reason to care.
I say, do what you want with your downvotes. If these services and users can't overcome the effects of counter-votes, then I guess they don't have much support after all and the stake-weighted market will have spoken.
This is just a social media site anyway (and not even a good one). Sometimes we tend to take things a little too seriously when it comes to upvotes and downvotes...because money.