Inactive and outdated Witnesses


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This is an essential update for every steemian to change where their witness votes are going. I'll resteem and need to check my own votes too. Thanks for doing this!

14.01.2020 10:31
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Thanks

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14.01.2020 13:25
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Hi, quochuy! I voted for you as a witness! Thanks for letting us know the inactive witnesses. Remove them already! Upvoted!

14.01.2020 11:31
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Thanks for the vote and reviewing your other ones

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14.01.2020 13:25
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Awesome update. Resteemed. & shared in @ecotrain & @naturalmedicine discords.

14.01.2020 13:08
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Thank you

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14.01.2020 13:24
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Good work. I keep forgetting to review my votes.

14.01.2020 13:16
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Glad it was useful

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14.01.2020 13:26
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Thank you for bringing the issue of inactive witnesses to the forefront, @quochuy. Resteemed.

The blockchain used to have a rule that automatically skip inactive witnesses that are still registered after 24 hours of inactivity.

Any idea why this was removed?

14.01.2020 14:10
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Thanks. That's an interesting list.
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14.01.2020 14:40
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14.01.2020 14:41
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Very nice👍

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14.01.2020 18:50
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i think witnesses and witness votes should have expire time and if people dont act it gets cancelled

15.01.2020 03:54
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It’s a topic being raised several times, I think the latest info I heard is that expiring people votes is a security concern, however, disabling a “zombie” witness after a long period of time can be considered.

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15.01.2020 06:06
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Interesting idea @kingscrown

16.01.2020 08:53
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Very good PSA. I think that Steemit could go a long way in severing its user base by pruning the metaphorical tree of branches that stop producing fruit. Beyond that, users could benefit from mechanisms to manage their votes, i.e., how are witnesses voted for performing and periodic reminders to review witness votes. Thanks for the update and I will be interested to see how and if the relevant Steemit staff respond to this post.

15.01.2020 07:59
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15.01.2020 15:56
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Dear @quochuy

It seem that you're number 53 already. Climbing up! :)

The problem I see is the fact, that most people (including me) do not understand the reasons why others want to become a witness. There isn't much responsibility that witnesses seem to hold. Few "whales" and few top witnesses are the only ones that have any impact at all on Steemit Inc.

So voting on witness seem to be generally pointless.

The blockchain used to have a rule that automatically skip inactive witnesses that are still registered after 24 hours of inactivity. That meant that you could just turn off your witness and the blockchain would just ignore you after 24 hours.
That doesnt seem to be a good rule. Perhaps not being active for 1 month should do the trick. But one day? :/

Anyway, I voted on you. However I would like to learn what is it in it for you. How can you benefit from becoming a witness? Even if you would reach top20 (very difficult) - what then?
Yours, Piotr

16.01.2020 08:53
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Hi @crypto.piotr

Thanks for the witness vote and interesting topic.

Being a witness in the top20 will give you a high reward, currently about USD294.00 per week (see my witness earnings report), as the price of Steem goes up that reward goes higher too.

For witnesses below the top20, the reward drops dramatically but you can still manage to get some profit if you do your homework and find an affordable server.

I currently earn USD17.76 per week and my server costs me USD37.50 per month. The extra helps me pay for servers for other Steem related projects (Hivemind node, Discord bot server, IPFS pinning server...).

The witness (producer) reward are paid in STEEM Power, so it's a kind of investment. I use fiat to pay for the witness server that then generates SP instead of using fiat to buy STEEM and powering up.

There isn't much responsibility that witnesses seem to hold

The main priority of a witness is to sign blocks, host the blockchain and ensure a secure and reliable network. Without Steem witnesses there is no Steem blockchain and we won't be having this conversation on my blog post. A top20 witness needs to pay for a reliable and fast server that can handle a lot of transactions or else it will affect all Steemians. This is the reason why Steemians (including witnesses) need to choose their vote properly and remove votes from witnesses that are not performing. The zombie witnesses above, for example, are missing blocks everytime it is their turn. By removing votes from them, they will drop ranking and will get less blocks to sign hence less chance to disturb the network.

16.01.2020 09:26
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