The Steem community problem Netcoins uncovered
You have all seen the posts being shared by so many accounts large and small asking people to vote for Steem in the Netcoins competition to try and get it listed on their exchange. If you haven't yet done so, here is the link to go and vote.
Currently, the situation looks like this with Steem nosing ahead:
PACcoin was in first position but after losing many false votes due to so many emails coming in from the same IP addresses (Steem will likely lose some too) Verge and Steem have been battling it out. But currently, Steem is winning so, what is the problem?
7366 measly votes??
This is a competition that has been running for a few days and allows voting every 24 hours and 7366 votes is all the Steem community is able to muster? We should be absolutely drilling these kinds of events without having to use multiple emails. There are supposedly 15,000 unique users here weekly (minus estimated bots) yet 7366 is all that has been possible from members who are hoping STEEM to moon.
Those who have seen these announcements, want Steem to get listed on exchanges (as it boosts visibility and price) and haven't voted really need to rethink their position on what they want Steem's future to be but more importantly, what their own place here is. If you are unable to do such a simple task for the community in an attempt to improve it, what are you actually willing to do for the community?
Whether even getting listed on Netcoins is going to have any effect or not is yet to be seen but the significance of a community that is able to organize itself to perform as one shouldn't be lost on us. I wonder how many individual accounts have commented on Netcoin announcement posts? There were even large accounts like @acidyo and @v4vapid offering vote incentives to take action and still only 7366.
Our ability as a community to come together and act as a community is going to become an increasingly important function moving forward as various challenges and threats arise from competition and centralized authorities. What this small, small test has uncovered is that there is obviously a lot less people willing to actively promote Steem even though all it required was an anonymous email address. That is very disappointing.
Come on. Do you really expect something for absolutely no action on your part?
[ a Steem original ]