Making a Case to Vote @stem.witness - The Witness of Knowledge

in steemstem •  14 days ago

So. What do people really want from their witnesses (vote here)? To produce blocks? Cool, cool. What about...

  • Contributing to the community
  • Providing open communication
  • Making rational decisions
  • Making a difference

These are qualities that give top witnesses a deserving vote, imo.

So what about @stem.witness?

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Contributing to the Community

Well, hopefully, readers have heard of @steemstem by now - one of the most trusted and enduring teams on the entire STEEM blockchain. If not, we started out as a simple, humble curation initiative designed to improve the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) tags on steemit.com.

But we grew to become so, so much more. Initially a two-man team of @lemouth and @justtryme90, we now host a group of, I dunno, certainly over 40 individuals serving as management, curators, honor members, mentors, benefactors and so on, with a span across 6 languages (with more to come).

We are expanding into directions I... am not sure how much I am free to divulge yet but some of them of which I'm personally the brainchild of are ridiculously exciting, like, globally revolutionary and entirely reasonably feasible. Other directions just make total intuitive sense as we grow to fill more niches that seriously need filling.

While this is all going on, we still curate 6 languages on STEEM via a rigorous system of quality control unbeaten on the blockchain (and pretty much most mainstream media).

If that wasn't enough, we've already had two crazy cool meetups, one at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, and the other just recently at the Virgo Interferometer in Italy, with other meetups in our regional communities such as Stemng, in Nigeria.

Of course, I cannot forget to remind people that we have our very own Dapp in development - but readily usable - at steemstem.io, where only quality STEM content curated by us will be promoted (with all other STEM content available too). A store will also be developed along with many other soon-to-arrive secrets!

So in the deepest sense, @stem.witness totally covers point 1.

Providing Open Communication

SteemSTEM is a huge believer of openness and we do whatever we can - on top of being on the very public blockchain - to maximize on this. So, we have our community Discord Server, in which you can be pointed towards all our quality guidelines and expectations, freely mentored by expert writers and more.

On top of that, every curation action we take is fed through a discord bot on a publicly visible channel where you can see - and scrutinize - the posts which were voted, when they were voted, with what strength of VP and by which voting trails.

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After that, posts are given a comment picture with information on what just happened to them, where to get more information and so on.

We also provide regular posts promoting our best weekly content alongside interviews of our many curators, general updates, and importantly, much-desired statistics.

Want to know where our money's going? Simply follow @steemstem.pay to see our reward distribution, of which 65% of all rewards goes to benefactors with anywhere between 0 and 5% going to us management (a juicy total of about 2 STEEM if I'm lucky!)

Making Rational Decisions

Now, this one is more subjective than it might seem, but thankfully the SteemSTEM reputation precedes itself, with not a single scandalous activity in 2 years of running on the blockchain - 2 years in which barely a day has been seen without us functioning in one way or another.

Throughout this time, we never took for granted that it was the STEEM Blockchain that made what we do possible. We have barely made a cent between us for the work we've done. This is because we believe in fairness, openness and the project itself. Almost everything we earth through curation rewards and other sources goes back into the system or to our generous benefactors.

So are we responsible? I'd say hell yeah, we are, because we love what we do and we love the STEEM blockchain. It's stressful and hard and depressing sometimes, but with so many roads to explore, we'd be foolish not to push on every day that bit further.

One of those roads was our shiny new witness, as just another way to give something back to the blockchain that gave us so much. You can see the details of our witness in our recent announcement post:

The SteemSTEM witness (stem.witness) is being run on a Hetzner server hosted in Germany with the following specifications:

Intel® Xeon® E3-1275 v5 Quad-Core
64 GB DDR4 ECC RAM
2X 512 GB NVMe Gen3 SSD
1 Gb/s Bandwidth

We are a community built on science, technology, engineering, and maths. We hold in our hands facts, evidence, culture, wisdom, and experience.

Making a Difference

This last one I'm not yet at liberty to divulge too much information on yet - intellectual theft and all - but making a difference is built into the very concept of SteemSTEM. With communities spread around the world from Venezuela to Nigeria, China and West & Eastern Europe, we are at an advantageous position. Combine this with our half-dozen international collaborations for upcoming projects, some of which are guaranteed to bring a large, sustainable userbase to STEEM (big promise, I know), and you can start to see a silhouette of our many fingers in many pies, and how that may indeed Make a Difference - but:

We Need More Support!

If the above case is not a recipe for a mighty fine witness, I've no idea what is! So if you want to see a difference as claimed by a longstanding, highly reputable team on STEEM, drop a vote our way =)

Alright well, that's about the best advertising I can conjure up today, so once more, if anyone reading has a single slot they can shuffle around, slam it down on stem.witness. We ain't going nowhere. Heck, we literally have STEEM fuelling the SteemSTEM rocket!

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For lazy people like me, here is a steemconnect link for faster voting:
https://steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=stem.witness&approve=1

I already votet for @stem.witness with all available accounts. :)

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Because YOU have taste!! A taste for the Universe and truth =D

Thanks!

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:-)

I want them to produce blocks!
Lego Blocks!!! Crypto Lego Blocks!

Let's get serious,

Why do you: Whales, Witnesses and Ordinary Users need us?

You need us to make Steem eight again!

That's right! Good content = The First Page on Google = Advertisement = More Good People and Investers = Steem is 8$ Again

Or.... Keep making more blocks, more votes, more coins out of thin air, enjoy in virtual power and make Steem eight cents again

Support the quality or we are all going to sink to the bottom
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I see what you did there, genius =P

Best of luck to you !popcorn

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Woah, I can dig this kinda bot. Cheers ^__^

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I guess I always spell my usernames correctly as I'm yet to get a remark from it.

@remind-me tomorrow

to tell my friend to vote stem witness :)

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Hey @greenrun, I will notify you on November 8th 2018, 12:00:00 pm (UTC)
Later! ( read more... )

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hah woah, a reminder bot. neat

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Well, I just learned about 2 non-annoying bots on Steemit now :)

Thanks for promoting this. Improving Steemstem's witness rank is both important and achievable.

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Maybe, but it's dependent on more regular users finding out who we are and what we do.

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Hi @greenrun!
You asked me in this comment to create a reminder.
It seems the time has passed!

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On it :)

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HaHa!! :-)

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For me it should be something the apps should be providing... and avoid at the same time scamming usernames in a large sense... i know if they want they can always do it... but i would filter a great lot!

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We continue working hard to benefit the growth of the steemstem community. I am very confident that we will soon be the most important of the steemit platform.

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You guys are one of the greatest hmm... assets? seems too inhuman...most valuable entities that we have working with us! We'll get there

Road to top 50!!!

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42 would be ideal for me!

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we are great, we'll make it!!!

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Voting stem.witness is one of the easiest decision I've made on voting witness as I believe they deserved it. Let's continue to propagate facts over fiction. Please let's vote stem.witness

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... nah, I'll pass. I'd rather vote banfield tbh

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The guy that left for a music career????

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That voice though, like a chior of angels. ... . ....

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Well, they said anything can happen :D

We need to give this all our support. Steemtem has been doing great promoting steem through well crafted and original contents. More still needs to be done and I hope we can continue to grow.

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Well, content alone isn't an advertisement, unfortunately. Makes me wonder how many brilliant artists and mathematical geniuses have come and gone without so much as being nodded at in the streets.

That being said, we need another whole set of mechanisms to get the word out and this post was just a singular attempt at that. Lots more effort needed!

Is this discord server bot Open Source?

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It was created with the help of @planetenamek of fundition, and as such should be open source.

https://github.com/planetenamek/SteemStem-Upvote-Bot

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Es un placer apoyarlos queridos amigos, pronto lograremos los objetivos ! saludos y éxitos !

Go STEM.

You already got my vote.

Nice one @mobbs.

#Resteemed

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Thanks! Everyone is appreciated!

Stem witness evolving excellently. We will support it with publicity. Success to the team. Resteemed.

79 is still not enough, people need to recognize quality.. Hopefully, we can make it top 10 in the future ...

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Hey we were briefly 78!! This was my attempt at getting it higher but with Steemfest and the general dedness of Steem these days, probably bad timing, really! I bet we can get top 50, no probz

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We actually briefly touched 77

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