At the start of the year I wrote a post about a user here who was extracting more than that TA every month by voting 10 accounts over and over, and over. You know the type.
Seven months ago, the chart looked like this:
Today the chart looks like this:
No... that can't be right? Is that the right chart?
Yes. Yes it is.
This has been going on for years.
This morning I was checking in and then and once my Downvote Mana recharged, I put a couple on one of these posts. I would have left a comment explaining that I believe it to be over rewarded, but then... The last comment the account made was the 7th of October, 2018... 11 months ago.
So, I used my little downvote and then noticed that my little downvote was significantly larger than my upvote. So I used it again to test. And then again. Oh and then I remembered to take a screenshot for a before and after and used it again.
Besides @honeybee who seems to at least randomly try to create content, the rest appears all to be written by the same
bot person. Two paragraphs and a picture, no comments other than an automated one every now and again. I have no idea how this isn't getting @steemcleaners'd...
But, this is happening and just to give you some perspective.
Each one is getting about 18 dollars which equals around about 180 dollars a day.
180/0.21(feed price) = 857 STEEM a day.
As this is stake based, we can say that it is pretty static.
It has been 215 days since I wrote the last post on this circle.
251x857= 184255 STEEM out of the pool through these accounts. And because it is predominantly a circle with a few frontrunners, even the curation is going back to the group.
All except @amylee is powering down.
Again, why hasn't this been @steemcleaners'd?
Well, regardless, now there is more incentive for people to take notice of these kinds of circles and this one has been going for a very long time, silently continuing its extraction.
231 posts, not one comment but...
200 posts, 0 comments.
The last comment by @sherrychan was April 2018.
702 posts, 6 comments 32,000 STEEM.
Nice use of delegations @sweetsssj... again.
While I don't want downvotes to turn into a witch hunt, I feel that this particular circle which is about the most selfish and closed on the platform should be dismantled. I think that this is the circle where my downvotes are going to go as this all appears automated resource extraction. Greed of the highest order.
Everyone can do what they want with their stake though which means, this is all okay if we decide to keep ignoring it.
That was a lot of screengrabs for a Friday night.
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