Okay... this is my last little shot into the dark about the TRON and STEEM and all the drama of the last week. Firstly, let me say that it is great that people are at least starting to talk to each other. However, I'm starting to get a bit worried that people are starting to enjoy a bit too much the time in the limelight at the cost of actually getting ourselves out of this stupid mess that we find ourselves in. It is starting to occasionally sound a bit like a high school politics debate class than a decent talk between adults...
I want to get back to boring for witnesses who I agree with their vision for Steem...not because they are notTRON or notSTEEM... There is enough of that sort of crap in the real world two party democracies. I want vision... Not team sports.
So, this is addressed to all three sides, in no particular order...
Yes, I get it... we were all a bit scared and worried after the AMA answered nothing about our concerns. We screwed up by enacting the well-intentioned soft fork... we didn't realise how it would come across.. of course, in hindsight it was heavy handed and quite possible to interpret in a hostile fashion... however, well intentioned and "temporary".
We can't expect the TRON side to give up their TRON witnesses... they need the insurance... especially after we fired the first shot (even if we thought it was only a rubber bullet!).
Yes, it sucks hard that the exchanges and TRON colluded to smash our representatives aside... but in some ways, this is a silver lining. Be thankful that they ONLY reversed the soft fork and highlighted a serious flaw in our on-chain flavour of dPOS governance. This will NEED to be fixed in a more flexible way than binding and restricting certain accounts... after all, there may come a time in the future that we will need the exchanges and @steemit to provide the stability that their stakes provide. This might mean that we give up some consensus witness positions to have the exchanges/@steemit have some representation in governance... this would be best done NOT with the current 30 votes/20 consensus model. It WILL mean that some of you will lose your positions... or verify less blocks per day... but leaders do what is best for the COMMUNITY!
Please don't pursue ideological agendas and personal grievences... we now realise that our chain was not adequately decentralised as we relied on TRUST in third parties. We need a governance system that is TRUST-LESS... this is what decentralisation means.
Yes, I get it... you did what you thought was required to recover the hard earned assets of @justinsunsteemit and @steemit after what seemed like an unfair locking up. It was heavy-handed and came across pretty badly... but thanks for not doing more than reversing the soft fork and not completely screwing us all, we need to learn the lesson that our current model of dPOS is not adequate.
I do think that the TRON (@steemit) stake needs to have some representation in the consensus witnesses... after all, we shouldn't deny our largest stakeholders... even if we are odds about whether or not that stake should exist. This isn't possible under the current dPOS model that we have here... please work with the other sides to work this out in a way that is TRUST-LESS...
I get the fact that you feel aggrieved and attacked from the start on the chain... you (@justinsunsteemit) are much richer and more influential than most of us will ever be... please be the bigger man and avoid those impulses to be reflexive (that "post"... calling the witnesses hackers...).
As the @steemit account, you have the responsibility to support development and projects of this chain. Your delegations support worthwhile projects that have mostly been shown to add value to the blockchain... Don't be hasty about making changes!
Please power down... I get that you acted in haste and powered up to "protect" the STEEM chain from what you thought was a malicious attack. You are getting the liquidity back in stages of 13 weeks. A faster powerdown would really damage our chain... you don't need to be faster than that... 1/13th of your stake is more than you would expect to be withdrawn anyway... and if it is, then you can delay or cap withdrawals to manage that...
Even if you powered down and lost 1/13 of your voting stake... you would still have enough voting power to stomp on both the STEEM and TRON sides. However, it would be seen as a de-escalation of the crisis....
I have enough divas and drama queens through my real life work... There is more than enough misunderstanding and hurt egos to go around... I just want this all fixed!
No one is going to "win"... STEEM and TRON are going to have to learn to live together... fixing the governance problem without resorting to binding would be a good way to start...
All I am is one of many thousands of "community" members who everyone is saying that they represent... and that is my two cents (aka dust threshold...) worth! Into the ocean it goes....
I'm going back to posting nerdy little things about music and PC games... and stupid parenting things....Plus, this bottle is still looking too full!
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