Announcing the Steemit Newsletter


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Hello Steemians, today we’ll be sending out our first ever newsletter!

#newsteem

So much has changed in the Steemiverse over the last year, and so many changes are coming soon, that we think now is the perfect time to reach out to the over 1 million people who signed up for steemit.com or added their names to the SMT mailing list.

For Steemians Too

These newsletters will also be a good way for active Steemians to stay on top of the most important news and updates in the Steem ecosystem.

We will be sending these newsletters out fairly regularly in an attempt to re-engage users. The first of these newsletters should be hitting inboxes within the next 12 to 48 hours. If you don’t want to receive this newsletter you can easily unsubscribe from within the e-mail.
If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to subscribe, you can do so with this link.

The Seemit Team


Comments 126


Great news to keep users engaged 👍🏼

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08.10.2019 16:55
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E-mail? Great! But...

Does this mean that only users who have registered for a free account with Steemit.com will be able to receive the newsletter?

08.10.2019 17:01
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anyone can subscribe.. they needed to start some where .. so they used what they had.

09.10.2019 16:37
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I don't know if the email I used for my steemit sign up two years ago is still an active account. If it is not where can I go to sign up for this news letter?

08.10.2019 17:04
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Yes, you can now subscribe with this link 🙂

09.10.2019 03:42
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Thanks friend :0)

09.10.2019 11:06
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Sounds like a very good idea and allowing people to easily unsubscribe ensures only those that are interested get the newsletter.

08.10.2019 17:23
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so you are saying when I signed up for steemit I somehow gave you permission to send me emails ? hhmmm

08.10.2019 17:25
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Yes.

10.10.2019 02:33
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Ordinary poets, story authors, and philosophical essay writers like me are still looking for a way to make decent money here. I can't be alone when I say, "Must nearly every profitable submission be about Steem itself?"

08.10.2019 17:27
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No, not every profitable submission must be about Steem itself. That is a myth. Have a look at my chaos someday. Scroll deep into my blog, tell me what you see.

08.10.2019 17:31
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I've had profitable stories too, but I'm not going to be naive here. Look at it statistically. https://steemit.com/tags Sort by payouts, and you'll see that most tags are irrelevant to writers who write about even general topics. And let's both take note of the fact that we both joined in 2016. Anyone who joins these days has an even greater challenge than we do.

08.10.2019 17:39
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Look at your audience. As of now it's mainly early adopters of STEEM and tech nerds involved with STEEM so it's only natural that's what gets the most attention. It will take a couple of years, smt's, a redistribution of STEEM power and more users to really mix up the trending page and the rewards. It will happen but for now it's supply and demand. The audience demands STEEM related content.

08.10.2019 17:52
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Nobody said it was meant to be easy. I'd hope in three years those people starting today have gained traction. Many give up far too soon. If they're starting today and expecting to be in the same position as a three year veteran within a few weeks or months, they will be disappointed. This platform and Youtube are similar in many ways. Every channel starts with one producer and no subscribers. Some have worked for five years and have yet to see a dime over there.

08.10.2019 17:55
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I should add since advertisements are a thing now, I do hope more begin to see the true value in all types of content and treat it fairly, since that variety now helps pay the bills, potentially placing everyone in a better position financially. The community is only shooting itself in the foot if people act like a work of art, fiction, comedy, whatever, are of less value to the platform than something like an announcement of new developments.

It would be nice if you and a handful of others were not the only ones thinking that way. I've been trying to get a community of gamers going here for quite some time. Unfortunately, most of my regular participants have left the platform! I just checked on my oldest and most loyal players and none have made a post in 2 months or more. It is becoming like a ghost town here for those who enjoy playing games.

09.10.2019 04:56
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Have you heard about this: https://www.steemace.io

09.10.2019 11:08
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Nope. But it seems they are more interested in gaming reviews rather than playing board-game style games here on Steem. I would say they are interested in AAA games, not something you need to write comments to in order to play.

Thanks for the link though.

09.10.2019 14:47
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09.10.2019 15:02
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I'll try using their tag and see what happens.

09.10.2019 15:45
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It doesn't hurt to try. Your work will at least show up in front of a gaming community, and the odds of success are slightly increased, provided you're persistent.

09.10.2019 16:24
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I've been using a couple of other gaming tags and getting up-votes from them, but not much in the way of participation. I also promoted on their Discord channels. I'm starting to become convinced that there just isn't much interest in this sort of thing amongst those who remain on the Steem blockchain. Everyone is looking for high-tech. stuff. Even Steempunk, which had a huge amount of interest, is now dead and gone.

09.10.2019 19:01
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Part of the battle here is creating your own market. People say there's no money things like fiction as well, but there is, when you provide the people with a product. Nobody will go to the tire shop to buy tires if there aren't any tires there. Far too many people give up, and give up far too soon.

Maybe what you're doing will work, maybe it won't. I don't know.

That's more than just a tag. It's an entire tribe. You'll earn GG tokens on top of the Steem as well. Have you checked your wallet there? It looks like you already have 953 and their not staked. If you stake them, you'll earn more GG when you support other steemace content, on top your Steem curation rewards.

09.10.2019 20:41
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I have all sorts of tokens that I didn't know anything about and have been too busy to dive into them. Looks like I'll need to stake the GG tokens next time I'm working with the alternate tokens.

09.10.2019 22:20
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953GG staked.

10.10.2019 05:43
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battle battlegames.io might work for you too if not already.

10.10.2019 09:41
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Those I knew about and have been using (staked) for a while now. Thanks!

10.10.2019 15:22
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Thanks for the shout out @abh12345! Yup @happyme has been posting regularly to battlegames,io, thanks for this!

My offer to create a custom tag just for your games on our front end still stands. We've got tags for many popular games that our community members are playing, its a great way to organize content and allow people to find info on games quickly. Can hit us up in our Discord if you're interested.

10.10.2019 17:15
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I find Discord a pain to use, but if this custom tag will get me more players, I'm all for it. Thank-you!

10.10.2019 19:43
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Once communities are launched, you can start a gaming community. You can reach out to those users you used to game with and invite them back.

11.10.2019 00:54
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Thanks for the comment @crystalandbones.
How does one reach out to those who are not logging in to their accounts?

11.10.2019 01:12
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Law of exchange. Are you giving enough to Steem, to receive something in return?

08.10.2019 17:52
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The list of Steem hashtags sorted by earnings (expertise) reveals an interesting picture: https://www.waivio.com/discover-objects/hashtag

Life, photos, travel, cryptos, etc. - many competitive topics

08.10.2019 23:59
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Have you invested into the tribes like creativecoin to better reward content creators like yourself?

09.10.2019 11:05
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The current culture is pretty tough on some subjects, as we are new, you will be responsible to build a culture supportive of your ideas.
Poetry is not well received in the general population, here will be no different, I'd suspect.

My content has to be among the least mainstream, but I do ok getting comments.
That is about all we can hope for until the people get here.
We are very early to this game.

09.10.2019 18:26
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Two questions:

  1. Did we opt-in to this newsletter?
  2. Please, explain why you started using canonical links on steemit.com?

Thank you.

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08.10.2019 17:37
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Wow! This is one of the biggest marketing innovations I am seeing from the Steem marketing team in a long while. Cheers to @Andrarchy and the rest of the media team.

08.10.2019 17:37
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Sounds good to me, this is another avenue to make sure that users are informed of even presumed to be well-known facts.

I can't be the only one tired of hearing people moan about not hearing anything about the latest changes, despite their publicity on chain! :0)

08.10.2019 17:40
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Newsletter?

08.10.2019 17:49
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Its year 3000!

08.10.2019 19:37
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Long years to go

11.10.2019 02:18
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Will theses news letters be one way only? Do-not reply type things, and no options other than to unsubscribe? or will we finally have somewhere to reply to with our concerns about the steem block chain, Example of @steem account removing delegations from down vote only accounts.

08.10.2019 17:58
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Be sure to set up SPF/DKIM/DMARC, otherwise you'll probably start going to people's spam folders.

08.10.2019 18:13
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Yes, we did 👍

10.10.2019 15:12
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Email is so 20th Century.

08.10.2019 19:24
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Good idea. Time to bring back everyone!

08.10.2019 19:36
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Email does still work and this is a good idea in my opinion! 1 million emails? Sheshhh, that can be pretty pricy to send 😅

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08.10.2019 21:05
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It actually isn't for us! @justinw had to do a bit of work, but we use Sendy which has a small one time fee, and then it's just the cost of the server, which is really not much. Yes, if you were to do it through Mailchimp or something like that it would be super expensive. But credit to @justinw who found a really good alternative option that is very affordable. Cool right?

08.10.2019 22:25
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Saving money is always good.

10.10.2019 02:34
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..perfect!..that’s what was looking for..

08.10.2019 21:20
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A great way to get the attention of former Steemians who haven't been around for awhile!

08.10.2019 21:23
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Exactly. My ears perked up as soon as I caught the email.

09.10.2019 16:00
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Hey @cabelindsay! Hope all is well with you... I just thought of you yesterday when I posted some Wyoming mountain photos!

09.10.2019 21:44
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Make it possible for everyone (steemians & non-steemians) to subscribe for newsletter

08.10.2019 21:37
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You (or anyone)No problem, steemians and non-steemians can now subscribe with this link 🙂

09.10.2019 03:40
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This sounds wonderful because i talked about sending a massive mail to inactive accounts in my latest post. This post
This is how minds work together when we search for answers.

09.10.2019 11:20
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was mentioned at the last Witness Chat in The Ramble as well.. great to see the move. Nothing ventured, nothing gained

09.10.2019 16:34
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was mentioned at the last Witness Chat in The Ramble as well.. great to see the move. Nothing ventured, nothing gained

09.10.2019 16:36
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I have not subscribed for the newsletter (I did not even knew about the newsletter), but I received their e-mail anyway. Nowadays my Steem account is not inactive, and I am also using Steemit (okay, not for blogging, but I am still using it), but they wrote in the e-mail that they miss me. I wonder whether everyone is received the same "we miss you at steemit.com" message or not.

10.10.2019 17:46
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Or to set on auto email text to all who subscribed

11.10.2019 02:17
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Yah!! Let's connect!!

08.10.2019 22:05
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Idea of a newsletter is great. I know how important a newsletter is for a large group of people. I write for my annual family reunion. Not everyone can attend each year, but they are assured to receive information about upcoming events and post-reunion happenings on who won the registration prizes, etc. I've received numerous calls about my newsletter telling me how wonderful it is that they are not being forgotten and that I make feel like they are important to family. I then take the opportunity to remind them to update their email or physical address if it changes so they can continue receiving their copy. I also ask them to spread the word about the newsletter by forwarding it via email or telling someone else to send in their contact info so they can receive one.

08.10.2019 22:39
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Go for it!

08.10.2019 22:48
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Nice. But unless the sign up process makes someone tick a box to recieve emails you are in breach of grpd. One must opt in, not opt out. I hope the sign up process deals with this 😉

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08.10.2019 23:00
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They already are, or did you ever consent to cookies here?
As they are a US company only they don't really need to care though for now. Yes, the EU claims the law to be extra-territorial. There's no instance yet where the enforceability in the US has been tested though, and it's highly unlikely a small and hardly profitable enterprise like Steemit Inc. will be the first one they try with.

08.10.2019 23:45
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Cookie consent prompts are presented to users with IP's in EU

09.10.2019 20:14
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Thanks for that info, I wasn't aware. Maybe better to care before you become the example case :D
Good to see that you're fully compliant then.

09.10.2019 23:58
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I agree with @paulag. Also, we know from @arcange's data analysis that 1 million people did not sign up for steemit.com because less than 600k accounts have ever been used at least once.

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09.10.2019 00:32
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As we stated in the post, we added the e-mails from the SMT mailing list.

09.10.2019 16:05
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There is something in the law about being able to use emails that have been provided as long as there is an unsubscribe ability. I don't know the precise law though but I don't think they cross into GDPR trouble with this.

09.10.2019 10:40
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We reviewed all of the relevant laws and regulations and are fully compliant

09.10.2019 16:06
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Email marketing does still work, although comments here suggest otherwise. I think this is a good move, once you are complaint. I haven't looked at the sign up process and well it's also not really my concern. Hopefully this will curb the "steemit dont communicate" feeling people may have and I am in support of this effort for sure. Give me a shout if u need to ask any grpd questions 😁

09.10.2019 18:09
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Oh I know I might be pushing my luck, but I would love to know the open and ctr.

09.10.2019 20:33
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cool! if you cant find my email address please send via fedex lol

09.10.2019 00:31
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Cool! if you cant find
My email address please send
Via fedex lol

                 - michealb


I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

09.10.2019 00:31
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yes just received one. good idea!

09.10.2019 06:05
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Great

09.10.2019 06:31
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I got my newsletter this morning. I was very surprised to see it, but it did prompt me to visit and read the links provided.

09.10.2019 08:00
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Yep, same here. I take it that means I'm already subscribed then? Bit naughty vis-à-vis GDPR but I'm not complaining.


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Don't forget, you can upvote peoples comments too!
09.10.2019 08:42
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No GDPR issues in the way they have done this.

09.10.2019 10:37
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So I actually wrote the GDPR policy where I work. To do that I had to go through the directive. I'm unaware of a way of sending an unsolicited email, all be it one that I'm actually happy to receive, without first gaining consent? It's actually a misconception that "Inferred Consent" is acceptable. For example "Well, they've been on our mailing list for years!" This is not acceptable that's why we all got emails asking us if we were happy to remain on Social Media platforms, forums and mailing lists when the GDPR came into force.

Like I say. I'm happy to receive the newsletter and emails from Steemit et al 🙂

10.10.2019 13:38
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There is something about email discovery I think (not my area) but I would have to talk to legal at where I work to know for sure. The marketing department were looking into it a few weeks back.

But, I will defer to you on this as I can't personally attest to having looked deeply into the laws
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10.10.2019 14:01
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It's not a problem, tbh I was merely making an observation. #hugs

11.10.2019 09:00
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Awww, #hugs

Perhaps there should be a Hug Newsletter edition to bring people back for all those who didn't get enough hugs as a kid from their parents ;D

11.10.2019 13:14
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People are far too sensitive these days. LOL

11.10.2019 15:52
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Your "LOL" seems violent.

11.10.2019 17:39
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See what I mean

12.10.2019 08:53
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:D

12.10.2019 09:26
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I think it is a very good initiative to bring back users who leave this platform.

09.10.2019 09:58
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So, would you be addressing what you will do about STEEM delisting from exchanges in these newsletters or will you dance around that subject?

09.10.2019 10:07
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I received one newsletter e-mail from them so far, but that is pure marketing. Self advertising. They are writing about "all the cool things happening over the last year and more good things to come."
But that may be good to reach out to the inactive users, and if they return and be active in the long term, then the activity and the interest in Steem will increase, which may lead to relisting (or listing) Steem on exchanges. We will see.

10.10.2019 18:18
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Are you going to send to the mail id that was used when creating the account ? What about those accounts, that were not created by steemit ?

09.10.2019 11:17
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@steemitblog,
That would be nice to see you started using #newsteem tag with these posts!
!trdovoter 100

Cheers~

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09.10.2019 11:29
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GOOOD NEWS!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORT :)

09.10.2019 13:26
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Hi markangeltrueman, we miss you at steemit.com and wanted to catch you up on all the cool things happening over the last year and more good things to come:

You miss me? How come.. I'm here all the time, I even use steemit.com occasionally. I think you need to work on how you decide who is around... I mean, I know it's been quiet around here lately but I wouldn't just assume that people aren't here!!

09.10.2019 15:25
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Fun! Yes, today's email is the first bit of "spam" I ever received from Steemit, and I'm very pleased to see it. Feels like a sign of a strong establishment. Glad to see the leadership team too. Plus, I'm happy to notice that the mailing address is Austin - my hometown! I'd love to come and visit your office for some face-to-face high-fives. 👋

09.10.2019 15:57
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Yeah, how about hosting a local meet-and-greet for us Austin folks? We used to have a meetup group, but I think it's discontinued.

09.10.2019 16:03
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Please how do i contact support?

09.10.2019 18:02
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I read your newsletter, but it seemed to be lacking something.

Instead of just spouting the party line, how about touting the many, many devs we have working to make you guys obsolete?
Yes, we have new management, yes we have new attitudes among some of the worst abusers, yes the economics are starting reward brains, and yes our work speaks for itself, again.

No, not more razzle dazzle by marketing dipwads, no 'look at our shiny visages', no droning on and on and on and on until we buy just to get you to shut up, no give me money because I am pretty, no fancy hotels in china, or anywhere else, the days of the top down tyranny is ending.

The old paradigm is leaving, if you don't ride the wave into the next, well, I won't miss you much, at this point.
Kudos for running the servers, but once smteee's™ arrive, ya'll's other ideas have never been well received by the other workers.

Your marketing language is showing.
Here this might help you be better received among those without the benefits of comfortable lifestyles.

09.10.2019 18:29
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I received mine, it worked cause here I am, I'm back! lol

09.10.2019 19:26
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very good

09.10.2019 22:25
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At first I thought someone was spamming my email, but I was pleasantly surprised and delighted when I realized that the email was a genuine email from Steemit, Inc.,
Keep it up, bring news to us

09.10.2019 23:51
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You want me back? FIX THIS!!!!

Because of CHEETAH BOT SHADOW BANNING and Passing UNFAIR & ARBITRARY judgment and punishment i am no longer able to post memes or pictures.

By dropping a reputation, down from 54 to a low of 7 is a form of SHADOW BANNING!!

At a 7, I am no longer to post meme or my own photos.

At a 7, most will think her claims to be true!!! Without evidence to prove her claims!!!

Why am I punished because steemit does not have a place for people who share Other People's work,( who want their work shared) which I provided every link too, and corrected ANY ASSUMPTION that it was CREATED by me; when i stated in my INTRODUCTION what my full intent was and WHY i came to steemit.

I wanted people to go research what i was sharing so they could verify them self what i brought forth had truth. So they FREE them self of this WORLD system of slavery.

I made my intent clear in my introduction.

I made sure to link everything I shared with Brothers and Sisters.

I made sure to correct any assumption a Brother or Sister thought, that it was my creation.

How, in any way am I, as Cheetah Bot claims," likely as a known plagiarist, spammer or ID thief. Please be cautious with this post!"

That last part "Please be cautious with this post!" and KNOCKING down the reputation to a 7 almost makes one invisible to the greater steemit community.

SHADOW BANNING

She did it with MALICE and a gleefulness that shows NOTHING professional of HER operation.

CHEETAH BOT HAS MADE FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND CLAIMS AGAINST MY CHARACTER;

REFUSING TO BRING FORTH EVIDENCE OF THE ACCUSATIONS AND CLAIMS;

Hiding behind a Bot of HER creation;

This is an INFERIOR, ARBITRARY and UNFAIR use of technology against steemit members.

Big FUCK YOU CHEETAH BOT

I put a lot of work up and a lot of my time to the community and was crushed by this crap

Thank you for contacting me.
juan jose aka oneness

10.10.2019 00:01
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I see steemcleaner flagged your comment. I wonder...did they bother to check whether your allegations were true or not...or did they just flag because that is what they are here for?

24.10.2019 05:25
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This is a great idea!

10.10.2019 00:29
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Received the newsletter on our mail. It looks great!

10.10.2019 01:23
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I check Steem all of the time. I never check email. I don't understand the idea.

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10.10.2019 04:19
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It's more about reaching out to those who are not checking Steem daily, rather than the ones who are

10.10.2019 15:14
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I know. Newsletters still do a good job driving traffic. I was just trying to be funny.

10.10.2019 17:03
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Poloniex delisting this SCAM SPAM TOKEN))))

10.10.2019 05:02
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Hai

10.10.2019 20:45
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There is a lot to learn

11.10.2019 02:16
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also remember of https://fuk.io newsletter that runs since 2014

11.10.2019 03:52
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The newsletter really took me by surprise. Marketing team is doing it's job, kudos. <3

11.10.2019 06:03
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A very welcoming development. It would prod many inactive accounts to activity again!!

11.10.2019 06:41
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can someone help me, I lost my password to a pass account and was wandering if i can restore it? is there a way to get a new password for my account? I know this has nothing to do with the post Im sorry for the bother but I don't know who else to ask. thank you

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11.10.2019 17:05
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Thanks for the post.

12.10.2019 09:16
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Los felicito interesante iniciativa para tenernos actualizados con las mejores Noticias de esta gran Comunidad

12.10.2019 12:09
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I received it.

12.10.2019 15:32
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If a person logs into SteemitWallet.com with their Active Key, the page usually doesn't load all the way after the login.

If it doesn't load, it sometimes logs out when the page is refreshed. Then once a person logs in again, and if it successfully loads, they will be logged out if they click on the "Settings" button.

I have found that the Active Key does not offer as smooth of an experience as logging in with a Master Password on SteemitWallet.com.

  • Please fix this so that the active key works as well as the Master Password on the SteemitWallet.
12.10.2019 19:52
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This will be a very good idea... It would help steemians and non-steemians to be up to date with all the know how about the block chain changes as it goes directly to your mail once the change occurs.

12.10.2019 23:15
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Excelente idea, yo estoy activa pero veo que la comunidad debe crecer y esta es la oprtunidad adecuada, gracias

13.10.2019 23:28
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