Letter to @ned and @andrarchy - Ref @witnesspage
Just hear me out on this one, it will probably take up like 5 to 10 minutes of your time and it won't cost a thing, yet I believe you will have something to consider at the end of it.
Like many other Steemians out there, when we got here, one of the questions we had was:
"Where can I see what all the witnesses are doing?"
The usual response was and from what I see, still is;
Now, this answer just didn't cut it, as it doesn't take into account that the vast majority of posts with these tags are not actually written by witnesses.
The second answer that is given by some witnesses out there, predominantly those who are in the 'Top 20' as we know them is;
"....or you can go to @timcliff 's wall and check out his weekly summary/report which lists all the relevant posts made by witnesses...."
Fine, this in many ways was and still is a great way for someone to actually go out and see what all relevant posts were written by our witnesses.
However, now we have @witnesspage.
Don't stop reading here, I am not asking for anything, I am actually OFFERING something to Steemit. Inc. that I consider to be very rational & WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
So, please read on and spare another 2 minutes on this.
@witnesspage literally resteems ALL the posts made by our active witnesses.
Yes it is a bot!
What does it resteem?
All the posts from our witnesses that use any one of the following tags:
But there is MORE, it also UPVOTES these posts!
So there is a potential tool to incentivize witnesses to regularly update Steemians on what all they are doing!
OK. I guess this is pretty much clear as to how @witnesspage has filled in the gap that used to exist.
Basically it has given a one stop shop for ALL Steemians to go to when wanting to see updates and information about witnesses and witness campaigns 'straight from the horses mouth'.
Yes, it has filled in that gap that existed, Steemians now have a place to go to so as to get their answers.
So WHY am I telling you this?
Well, you see, this is a service that in my opinion should not be 'owned and run' by any individual. No matter who that individual may be. It can be, but that is not why I did this, I did it to fill in the gap that existed. To give Steemians a page on our blockchain, a user profile to which they can turn to when wanting to catch up on what all our witnesses are doing and posting in the need to keep all of us Steemians informed and up to date.
Think about it.
I could literally have a stroke or heart attack tomorrow and no longer be here. It is possible. Yet the blockchain lives on.
I would hope that steemit.com and Steemit Inc. lives on much longer than me too.
There are many more future Steemians coming our way who shall have the exact same questions most of us had, namely;
"Where can I see what all the witnesses are doing?"
& do we really want to keep telling them answers along the lines of:
'Go to so and so's wall' , or , '....here is a service provided by so and so' ..... or the worst of all answers:
Well, do we?
I would be more than glad to hand over all the relevant files and master key (passwords) if I knew Steemit Inc was going to take over and ensure all us Steemians can have this long overdue service and one stop shop for all the relevant posts from ALL witnesses.
or let me put it this way,
I have no issues with managing the bot and page, but if anything were to happen to me whereby I can't do this anymore, like for example "I die" which is something that is eventually inevitable, I sincerely believe that Steemit Inc. should have full access to this page so as to ensure the service continues on and keeps providing what was requested by so many Steemians to date.
It is up and running, no bugs or anything, it works like a charm.
Takes absolutely minimum effort to manage now.
So, I am not throwing the ball over to you as far as managing it, meaning that I am not trying to dump it on you, what I am trying to achieve here with this offer is a way to ensure that gap that used to exist, that missing resource to which Steemians could go to so as to find what they are looking for when asking about our Witnesses can exist no matter what happens.
I sincerely believe that what I have proposed here is more than fair and reasonable and literally for the good of all Steemians, ensuring better open governance and transparency.
No, I am not asking for, nor expecting ANY form of funds.
I didn't go about filling in the gaps because of me, but rather because I saw that they needed to be done and I found a way to do it effectively and exclusively with the tools made available to us.
No better way than to ensure Steemit Inc. has the capability to ensure it doesn't vanish or become obsolete like so many other 'services' that some people made and then let die.
No, I am not asking or expecting you or anyone to say 'thank you'.
This is something that I consider to be one of my responsibilities as a Steemian and as a Witness.
Think it over, if you want to get this done, contact me, I'm on Discord, Telegram and I guess I'm on the Steem.Chat.
Hope to hear from you and shake hands on this like gentlemen,