Punday Monday 113


Welcome to Punday Monday!

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New To Punday?

Pull up a stool, order a spiked PUNch, and get to know some of the regulars. I'm your PUNtender, @improv.

How To Make a Pun

This contest is open to everyone. Here's a handy dandy guide on how to make a pun: Learn to Pun

Rules for the PUN-test:

  • If you hope to win a prize, your pun must be your original work
  • Puns must be relevant to the topic of the week to win a prize, but they can be very loosely related.

Last Week's Punday Monday:

Here is last week's Punday Monday, and all the puns that were eligible to win this week are in the comments!

Hang on to your PUNderwear. The Winners of This Week's PUNday Monday Are...


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Rookie of the Week:

@mariita52!

Pocket Choice Awards:

I am of the opinion that there are four responses to creative works one doesn’t like.
Constructive criticism. Help them get better!
Useful review. Help audience members know which of them will like and which won’t like this piece.
Outdo them. Demonstrate to yourself and others what “good” looks like.
Keep it to yourself.
There is, however, only one way to respond to creative work one DOES like.
Send them POCKET.
What pun was your favorite?
https://goldvoice.club/steem/@improv/78vqnn-pocket-friday

@doctorcrypto!


Grand Prize (which isn’t bigger than the other prizes, just grander):

DRUMROLL PLEASE…..

@mo-nique!

And What Prizes Do They Win, You Ask?

  • Full Strength, 100% Upvote!

    Why, as usual, all the punsters got full strength upvotes on their submissions from @improv. This week they also got votes from @freewritehouse! They will next week, too! Together, these upvotes could total in excess of five whole cents!

  • SBI

    Which are little bitty upvotes on all your content forever. See @steembasicincome for details. I’ll send one to all of our qualified entrants this week!
    Our entrants were:
    @doctorcrypto, @emergehealthier, @paul.atreides, @mo-nique, @mariita52

Our winners get bonus prize SBI for winning!
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@mariita52, @mo-nique, @doctorcrypto

  • @improv 100% upvote to the post of your choice

    Our category winners will each get to choose a post (of their own or someone else's) and I will give that post a fully powered upvote (subject to @improv’s discretion)

This Week's Pun Topic Is:

Netflix

As in,
Knock knock
Who’s there?
Stranger Things
Stranger Things who?Knock knock
Who’s there?
Stranger Things
Stranger Things who?
Knock knock
Who’s there?
Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black who?
Orange is the New Black glad I didn’t say Stranger Things?

Awesome joke. Nonetheless, I think you can do better.

I'm So Good at Puns

If you've never punned before, it might seem like magic! You can do it, too! Learn how in My Free How-To Guide on Punning!




Sponsors, related content, prizes, and money

Sponsors!

@improv/ @freewritehouse

I mean, am I a sponsor of my own contest? Yes? I guess? Also, because I’m involved in @freewritehouse and they’ve/we’ve hosted Punday Monday events over on that page, I’d like to suggest that they (we) are also a sponsor! Regardless, check out the @freewritehouse community! Furthermore, they/we’re using their SP to upvote your puns!

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Comments 25


"Dexter" once said "orange is the new black" but unless your on the "Santa claire diet", you might need a "due over "and better stick to looking in that "black mirror" 🤣

19.08.2019 18:50
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Firstly, Happy Punday Monday!

Secondly, until he is proven wrong, @improv (and @freewritehouse) are going to make this this last week that upvotes are part of the incentive for Punday Monday. He'll increase the SBI rewards to make up for it, but the new reward curve means that votes on comments aren't going to do much... Hopefully he'll be proven wrong and they can return, but as it stands now, that seems like it'll be the impact of HF21.

26.08.2019 17:43
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I used to “Netflix and chill” but then my AC broke.. now I just Netflix and overheat.

Posted using Partiko iOS

20.08.2019 06:47
2

“Ive never heard of breaking bad”

“Omg you haven’t?! It’s super popular. That’s very strange.”

“I’ve heard of stranger things”

Posted using Partiko iOS

20.08.2019 06:52
2

Andy keeps inviting me over to watch tennis documentaries and fishing shows. I don’t want to hurt his feelings, but I’m not that into net-flicks!

Posted using Partiko iOS

20.08.2019 07:04
4

Firstly, Happy Punday Monday!

Secondly, until he is proven wrong, @improv (and @freewritehouse) are going to make this this last week that upvotes are part of the incentive for Punday Monday. He'll increase the SBI rewards to make up for it, but the new reward curve means that votes on comments aren't going to do much... Hopefully he'll be proven wrong and they can return, but as it stands now, that seems like it'll be the impact of HF21.

26.08.2019 17:42
0

When they took “Friends” off of Netflix I cried for a week. What would I do now, I didn’t have friends!

Posted using Partiko iOS

20.08.2019 07:09
2

In 2016 when Obama left office and Trump took over,
All I could think of was how much it was like a Netflix show...

Orange is the new Black.

20.08.2019 10:27
4

Firstly, Happy Punday Monday!

Secondly, until he is proven wrong, @improv (and @freewritehouse) are going to make this this last week that upvotes are part of the incentive for Punday Monday. He'll increase the SBI rewards to make up for it, but the new reward curve means that votes on comments aren't going to do much... Hopefully he'll be proven wrong and they can return, but as it stands now, that seems like it'll be the impact of HF21.

26.08.2019 17:40
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Thank you so much for participating in the Partiko Delegation Plan Round 1! We really appreciate your support! As part of the delegation benefits, we just gave you a 3.00% upvote! Together, let’s change the world!

20.08.2019 15:32
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How come whenever I 'Netflix & Chill' with my dude, Netflix asks me "Are you still there?"...

If it thinks no one is there, who is it talking to?


Orange you glad that Orange is the new Black?
Now my bank book totals are all matching reds.


I dunno about this pun stuff, I suck but I tried. Bye.

20.08.2019 23:18
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You did GREAT.

21.08.2019 00:30
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Really?! Haha did not expect this response. Thank you :)

21.08.2019 03:10
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My pleasure! And if you're ever looking for more pun tactics, read the how to article I link to in the post.

21.08.2019 04:40
1

Firstly, Happy Punday Monday!

Secondly, until he is proven wrong, @improv (and @freewritehouse) are going to make this this last week that upvotes are part of the incentive for Punday Monday. He'll increase the SBI rewards to make up for it, but the new reward curve means that votes on comments aren't going to do much... Hopefully he'll be proven wrong and they can return, but as it stands now, that seems like it'll be the impact of HF21.

26.08.2019 17:44
1

I don't understand this reward curve thing, someone needs to explain it to me like I'm 5 I think lol

26.08.2019 21:57
0

K!

So, until tomorrow if you upvote a post, no matter how much the post has already been upvoted, your vote will be worth the same.

Starting tomorrow, if you upvote a post worth less than 20 steem, your vote will be worth some smaller fraction of what it's worth today. If you upvote a post already worth more than 20 steem, it'll be worth a little more than it is today.

26.08.2019 22:58
2

Got it! Thank you!

26.08.2019 23:05
0

WAIT WAIT WAIT! What is the motive for this curve?

It would make more sense that if a post is worth 20 STEEM then votes after that should be worth less, not more.

What is the reasoning anyone in the know, know?

27.08.2019 23:20
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I know and I don't like it.

The public reasoning is threefold:

  1. to discourage abusers from making hundreds of comments that they then upvote for a tiny amount, thus creating endless hassle for anyone seeking to discourage the abuse with downvotes.
  2. to encourage people to buy enough steem so that they can be casting bigger votes because if the votes are big enough, it won't matter as much.
  3. to encourage outstanding content because if you get more than 20 steem, you'll get EVEN MORE.

I don't think it'll work out that way, and all it will do is punish small users. But there's nothing we can do to stop the whales because they hold more than 50% of the steem.

28.08.2019 02:13
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I thought RC was supposed to take care of #1?

I was already eager to aquire more Steem to power up to SP - so my votes would be worth more even pre-HF21.

... Most of the upvotes on a post are automatic (curation trails, steemvoter), bid/upvote bots, or people just zombie voting - there is no need to actually open a post to read the content, and only people you truly network with and who genuinely follow you will read your stuff and engage appropriately. How the hell is this going to change with the curve?

I think if a post is good enough to be worth 20 Steem it shouldn't be allowed to then consume a multiplier or more of the reward pool, take the 20 steem and leave some for the others! Are we encouraging curation of other posts or encouraging .. Oh wait, there's that phrase again, steemian greed?

So again, even if I can make posts that earn decently as a small account, there is still another factor that pushes even more pressure in making small accounts feel worthless and unimportant here. My vote is STILL worth dust but I am excited that 50% is no longer 0.000..

I'm at the point with some of my networks that I want to start hosting contests but those need prizes.. Do I spread generosity and pay it forward, for example by sponsoring people on SBI (and also increasing my stake) or power it all away?

Really I have no choice but to power it up, that would be the smart thing at my stage.. but that makes earning not as much fun as it should be.. With less than 10 natural SP though that leaves me unable to delegate to anything! Can't fill delegation leases, can't earn passive income, can't participate in steem-ua..

Not only that, I can see that I put in work to even grow as much as I have been. There are accounts struggling that have been here longer than me, posting 100s more than me but have nowhere near the reception I have started to receive (not wanting to toot my horn here) - but I notice the things I do that they haven't been doing.. so, it takes work indeed (unless you have the cash I guess but then if you did, you wouldn't be concerned about your vote and building a genuine network), but even with all this work and quality posting and quality engaging, I am still growing sooo slow.


If a post is good enough to make 20 Steem, the author probably doesn't struggle to make high rewards often, so there shouldn't be a need to incentivise them even more.

The ones who need the incentive to continue and stay are people who have just on-boarded and many of those people will also be new to blogging as well, I would guess the majority of Steemians are making posts under 20 steem weekly.. Maybe a handful consistantly make at least 1 a week above 20 steem? I've never seen a super high paying post as of yet so it's a rare SteemMonster indeed.

28.08.2019 02:45
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You're preaching to the choir here. I've been trying to get people to oppose HF21 since it was announced, but the word spread too slowly, I guess.

28.08.2019 04:12
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Neflix the 7 DIGITAL sins
Envy- I don't have it
PEREZA- I have Netflix, I don't work, I report sick.
AVARICIA- All the "flix" I make you tick.
GULA- Chili- Cotufa- Soft drink ...
IRA- I am in Venezuela blackout of light. Internet falls. LOL
LUJURIA- SOBERBIA- (This is personal) .LOL
It's funny, I don't have netflix. LOL
But I lived with my son, I don't know how he did it, but he saw Netflix on the PC.
Diosssss. I despaired. LOL.

PD; Thanks for all the gifts !!!
#
Something funnier?
I went to your Guide 2 years ago.
And I elaborated my answer in the translator.
After looking for Homophonos. LOL
And I put my answer in your post 2 years ago. LOL.
Thank God I realized because I started to read the jokes and the amounts of the votes perished very well.
Happy Wednesday, here 8:05 am Venezuela time.

21.08.2019 12:06
3

Firstly, Happy Punday Monday!

Secondly, until he is proven wrong, @improv (and @freewritehouse) are going to make this this last week that upvotes are part of the incentive for Punday Monday. He'll increase the SBI rewards to make up for it, but the new reward curve means that votes on comments aren't going to do much... Hopefully he'll be proven wrong and they can return, but as it stands now, that seems like it'll be the impact of HF21.

26.08.2019 17:40
0