Tip 13: To vote or not to vote, that is the question.

Being on Steem is not as easy as you think. There is a complex system operating behind the screens. This all might not be interesting for you to know yet, but it can be one day. There are more ways to generate an income as by just posting. Voting is one of.

Do you give a vote?

It will cost you SP so if you are low on SP do not waste it on voting. Invest in commenting first.

Enough SP to post and comment/answer about 20-30 times a day?
Start voting.

It is true your vote might not be worth much/anything but it is good to vote. Vote 10 times a day to start with.

August 27 HF21 will be a fact.

Some of the changes are:

  1. You will earn less... 5
    % only.
  2. There is a change if it comes to voting.

What will change?

How it works now:
If you vote before 15 minutes, you lose curation reward (the earlier you vote, the less curation you get).

At some of the earliest minutes, you don't get any curation reward at all, it all goes to the author!

Once the 15 minutes has been reached it is: the earlier you vote, the more curation you earn!
(If people vote after you it's like your vote "recommended" the post as worthy of an upvote.)

The most strategic time to vote on a post now is right at the 15-minute mark.

How voting works from August 27 on:

The 15 minutes are changed into 5 minutes.

From August 27 on the most strategic time to vote is at the 5-miute mark or later!_Do not vote/upvote earlier. The writer will not get anything from it neither will you.

hose who have the most benefits of it are the big fish (orcas/whales). I have no intention to be one, but you might be.
Make a habit out of your way of voting if you can. This can be a push for your income one day.

Visit new posts, leave a great comment and vote at the right minute.
If this is not possible do not let it stop you from voting later! The writer does appreciate it plus your name shows up. This is the way to engage and get a vote yourself.

Thanks to @phoenixwren for explaining this.

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see also the comment underneath
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Comments 8

I hope I understand it correctly - I'm not a techie myself. Someone just commented on the OP where we were discussing this that another change is that if you vote "too early" after the HF, instead of it all going to the author, it now goes back to the rewards pool - so, it was a wasted vote entirely.
It seems like they really don't want to reward authors anymore, just investors. Seems very Wall Street to me, but what do I know. I just thought this was a revolutionary place for creators to get paid without dealing with advertisers and algorithms and a middle man taking the largest cut.

21.08.2019 19:09

Thanks for the info.

I will see I can change it ASAP?

This is how the steemit story goes:

  1. Convince people this is the place to be. So much better as facebook, they even reward you for posting, sharing your info and do not fill their pockets like Facebook does.
  2. They all come start blocking, things go well. How to make money out of it? Steemit Inc starts selling ... a new fork (lets tell it is to scare the monsters away).
  3. They bought it and poverty will stay they still hope one day to get rich, be rewarded, let's take a pitchfork and pinch a bit more 😀.
  4. The poor suckers still there, still hoping they will be a whale one day... try to give life to a dead pont, swimming in the mud.

Know publish0x?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting 👍🏻💕

22.08.2019 14:09

No, it's not changeable, it's part of the hardfork, period. If you're talking about the setting you can change where it's 100% Steem Power or 50/50 liquid/SP or no rewards, that's still changeable.

22.08.2019 16:07

I've seen the no rewards option used and the amount up/down voted shows, with a line through it.

What I am curious about is: If it is set, can the poster still be flagged? and those who voted do they still get a share of the curation, or is the curation also blocked? For instace, I see someone blocked and with a line through it, I see he would have earned 3.46 Steem. Those he voted, their curation is also lost/negated?

22.08.2019 16:18

I'm not certain on that one, but I think their votes just go back into the pool in that case and nobody earns anything. I could be wrong. Usually those are from auto-votes, and probably a small number from people who clicked to upvote before they realized that rewards were declined. I think they can still be flagged to gray, but again I could be wrong. Interesting question, actually...

22.08.2019 16:39

Thanks for explaining 💕

22.08.2019 17:41

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