Steem Proposals. Minor updates

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Hey guys, was quite busy lately so not much has changed with Steem Proposals yet but there's a new wave of features coming soon.

Here's a few updates I want to share today:

Watch proxied votes

Added an ability to see who proxied their votes. This one is really important because if you proxy your vote, its value becomes 0 and only the vote of the proxy will matter. This is just how Steem witness, as well as Steem proposals voting work.

Multi language support

Restructured my code for adding multiple languages. My first target is Korean and Spanish communities. I'm already working with @donekim on Korean translation and I see quite a big of demand and interest from this region. If there's anybody from Spanish community who would like to jump on board and help me out, let me know. The only challenge that I see is that this has to be maintained by other people as well, meaning the more features I add, the more text it will have over time. In other words, this is a long-term deal for your community but it can be pay out really good over time.

To simplify all of this I'm using a Google Sheet to keep in sync all of the translation. I was trying to find a better tool that is free but they all cost quite a lot if you're using they long enough.

As you know, Steem Proposals is an open-sourced project, which means you can contribute to the project as well. If you do this however, make sure to add translation to the en.json file only with the following format:
"translationLineName": "Translation phrase or sentence." (e.g. "loadingVotes": "Loading votes. Be patient!").

Notice, the phrases are divided into json objects that represent certain pages(about, features, vote, proposals) or in some cases blocks of data (common, keychain) so make sure to add it to the right page or create a new json object.

Btw, thanks @jga for making a first pull request.

Removing my proposal

So as you noticed, I removed my original proposal because I see the system is not mature yet. There are lots of challenges to overcome that will take a ton of time unfortunately:

  • The budget is growing but it is still small which prevents people from voting for proposals.
  • The returning proposal became quite big in terms of its votes' value, which creates a huge threshold to pass by. I still have no idea why people continue to push this one and don't vote for other quality proposals.
  • People simply don't vote. I mean they do but there are too many people who hold enough Steem Power and ignore SPS and witness voting completely. Hopefully, I see a lot of guys are coming back now and that's a good sign but we definitely need to see more people engaging in the overall process.
  • The total inactive votes are calculated incorrectly. If your proposal is still inactive, people won't be able to see your votes' value which is VERY BIG DEAL. People can still vote for you but that won't make a difference until the proposal goes live, and then it's too late to get enough votes. As far as I understood, this is not a major priority for Steemit devs which makes the whole system left with a big flaw. I've no idea how to solve this yet but I'll try to figure something out.


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I think the premise that most people actually care about anything but 'getting some crypto to HODL' while sleeping is usually around every assumption ... and lately a LOT in the upper echelon here ... look at the reply section. Bots tend to get downvoted if they leave comments ... and you got one comment from someone who seems to have read it ... thats pennsif for the steemnews ... getting you featured in the steemnews, which had a few features in the featured section (where you now get affiliate link marketing which ALSO used to be frowned on and often downvoted for even including one single link in a post at the bottom)
and the exposure by pennsif got me here .. and i read it and i comment ...

I think your stuff is great idea btw, it adds some democracy to the illusion that steemit is de-centralized (but it's a Larrimer - chain , right ? ..) no comment ... i read EOS in potential serious trouble atm if China chooses to do so
and more democracy is certainly needed on the blockchain that belongs to everyone (but not quite in reality) ...

I unvoted all witnesses after apocalypse 21 so im gonna add you to one of the 30 (i only vote witness from one account, which i think is crucial to getting real/realistic projections of whats actually going on ...) because this is worth it :)


Appreciate your opinion and a witness vote.
Although HF21-22 was quite rough, you shouldn't go too harsh on witnesses. They weren't sleeping the whole night, myself included. Actually it is good that the chain stopped, otherwise somebody could have almost a billion Steem Power which can be a problem. It was basically an overflow problem that Steemit devs didn't catch because it is was tricky and never happened before. Btw witnesses don't create the code for Steem blockchain but they contribute a lot in the times like this, so I totally respect the work of both witnesses and Steemit Inc devs, despite of the challenges we encounter.