It's an interesting question, do you prefer the current system with 13 weeks power down, or you think it will be better if we move to 4 weeks power down ?
I support the 4 week power down, because I think it will be easier for investors to give a try to steem. They will join and if they will not like, they can take back their money. And it's for us to do our best to make it like it here instead of investing in an other blockchain. That will motivate all of us to be better in everything we do in steem.
Also, 13 weeks in crypto is a long time. You know how things change fast and how the price is jumping. That's why investors will be afraid to lock their money for 13 weeks and that's about 3 months. But, 4 weeks is only a month and I think with it we will see more investors in steem and the price will grow.
I think people if they want to leave or they need money, they will power down anyway, even if we set it 100 weeks. The problem I think is not in powering down, but in the dedication. A lot of steemians are powering down, but it doens't mean they are leaving. There are curation projects for example, they don't create content, but earn only from curation reward and powering down. There are applications doing the same. Even communities. Maybe that's their income, but it doesn't mean that they are not useful for the blockchain.
I also see that more than 19 million steem power was used to support the proposal of 4 weeks. That means a lot of steemians are supporting that. You can check it here and vote on it if you like : HF Proposal: Vote to Reduce Power Down Period to 4 Weeksstarted
I see that a lot of steemians are also supporting that in the comments here : Feedback Wanted: 4 Week Power Down , so if you didn't yet leave your feedback, try to leave it there or just vote.
I will tell my opinion about some comments :
For example @theycallmedan proposed the following idea :
... to instantly power down + burn 5%
I like the idea, but I think it's too risky fr hacked accounts.
I like the most this idea from @whatageek :
If you want to take it out early you need to burn 1-2% or wait the 13 weeks.
I think it's a perfect solution, so everybody will be free and they will choose what they like more and burning 1 or 2% is not a lot.
I also like what @midlet said :
I don't want a nanny system "protecting" my money when it's obviously more a mechanism to control volatility and "lock you in".
I think as investors we like to see our money not that controled.
I would like to say in the end, you are free with your decision if you have to vote on that or not. Try to read most comments under @steemitblog 's post and you will understand what you like more.
I would like also to create a poll in twitter, please if you're active there promoting steem, participate in it :
Let's wish all the best for steem !
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