Vote buying. It's like giving cocaine to monkeys. It might be cool for a while but ultimately you end up with no cocaine and a bunch of dead monkeys.
But despite this, it seems that some people can't get enough of it. Some of them pretend that they have never heard of Hardfork 22 and the free downvotes and why it was seen as necessary.
When they receive a downvote for buying votes they get upset. They rage and sob and tug in disgust at their own penisy parts.
Often they think it's a conspiracy. A gang of power hungry steem OGs rampaging through the platform punishing the little guys.
They cry censorship and send angry wallet memos saying that the downvoters are SCUM-BAGs who will get their just desserts.
No one reads those memos.
In truth these poor downvote recipients get very emotional and it can be a hard time for them.
Which is why I have written this post. In it, I will discuss the 5 Stages of
grieving Vote-Buying Downvote Grief.
My hope is that those plucky young fellows staring out at the deep cold waters way below the bridge might take a step back. Take some solace from the stages described below and realise that is ok to feel this way.
You hear that guys?
It's OK to feel this way.
Don't worry. We're here for you.
Hey why you downvote me, I did nothing wrong!!!
I only produce original content, why would anyone downvote me!?
If bidbots exist I don't understand why it's not ok to use them!?
Your brain will, at this point, have gotten confused between your back snarler and your mouth. Hence the nonsense spouted in defense of why you buy votes.
Let me help, all that brown mouth tobogganing must taste really bad.
So... to give you a hint.
You don't do it to get exposure.
You don't do it to promote your posts.
You do it to make a profit.
To essentially purchase cheap steem and in doing so undermine every other user who doesn't buy votes.
There. Doesn't it feel better just to be honest?
Can we move on now?
Inevitably, you will feel angry. You will feel wronged and this will bubble out of you in a spume of rage at your downvoters
You suck!! Your content is shit. You are a SCUM-BAG. It's a lefty conspiracy. Blah blah NSA.
Some people say that you shouldn't get angry.
I, on the other hand think that it's fine. Do something with your anger though. Don't just sit at a computer screen with an oddly flaccid penis.
Get out there, shit in a cup of hot water and pass it to a beggar telling them it's a mochaccino.
But don't tap furiously away at your keyboard trying to threaten people with your limited vocabulary.
Why aren't you going after the big guys, the whales?
What about @himjiminy and his voting circles, attack them not me!?
If you don't leave me alone you will be sorry!!
There's always someone else to blame eh?
My advice here will be succinct but useful.
Go to a mirror. Look at it.
See the dick looking back. That's the person who has been buying votes.
He/she is a dick.
Don't be that dick.
I may as well just quit. There is nothing here for me and my amazing content.
You can't make it here without licking whale balls or buying votes. I'm powering down and leaving.
Ah yes. Quitting because cheating didn't work.
I have the solution to that too!
Try not to take shortcuts and actually make a fucking effort. If your content isn't shit you might even be surprised by the results!
Ok, I will stop using them. I will try doing it right.
Well done, you have accepted your wrongs and are on the path to becoming a true credit to Steem.
Oh, wait, what's that you are doing? Buying votes via an alt??
Back to the start again.