Are you an Steemauto dependant?

I did not post anything today till now… I was preparing my typical Crypto Market report while curating and commenting some posts of my feed… But suddenly I saw some good articles written by succeed steemians I followed which were getting just a few upvotes in comparison with the usual amount they get…

Suddenly I realized that something was going wrong with Steemauto and I had a look at its Discord Channel to better understand…

Actually what happened is that Steemauto stopped wrongly for a couple of hours lately today and there was an steemian at the channel that was informing about. As soon as he did that action, @mahdiyari replied immediately.

In about 30 minutes, @mahdiyari fixed the problem and inform at the discord app.

Apparently there was a “Database problem” and all delayed upvotes, more than 30000, will be eventually processed…

Yes, you dir read well…

30000 automatic upvotes delayed !!!

That’s a lot of automatic work…

While I am an active curator I am also a user of Steemauto, I think is one of the best tools at the steem blockchain despite there are others in permanent development that seems are offering better performance right now ( Steemrewarding from @holger80 is one of them) .

In top of enhancing part of my Curation actions and earnings, Steemauto simply helps me to support effectively my followers… It is not weird that my account would upvote you before I will read your post, but do not worry, normally I read your posts and I used to interact later on with you, when I have more time… On that sense, I am a Steemauto-dependant 🙂 …

On regards @mahdiyari , as the majority of the witnesses out of the 20 first, he tries to keep running his never-failed node by powering-down the earned SP… I am sure that If he was closer to the top 20 witnesses he would not have been forced to do so…

The question is why excellent developers and good steemians totally committed to the project cannot manage to be within the top 20… In my opinion on regards @mahdiyari, any user of steemauto should vote this guy for witness and support him as much as possible. People like him supports and fixes in any condition the Steem Blockchain, sometimes by getting very little as an income of the provided work.

Again, I request you to consider @mahdiyari as witness…

Go to the witness page https://steemitwallet.com/~witnesses and more or less at number 66 you will find this guy, vote him!

@toofasteddie


*Reminder: if you feel like not having time to do a proper analysis and still think that mine is fair , you can also choose me as your proxy that will vote for witnesses for you.

Just, keep using your witness votes doing an important work.


Question for the Witnesses…

If you have been following me since some time you may know that I used to post once a month a short article regarding a simple process I do concerning my Witness Votes. I call this process “Auditing My Witness Votes” the aim of which is to assess if my Votes are used in the most efficient way so, ensuring the proper performance of theSTEEM Blockchain by signing Blocks (signal that the witness works properly) but also I try to check if the owner of the witness keeps being active and supportive for the community, posting and upvoting and also developing.

The following is my current 30 Witness List, all of them working perfectly according to my criteria:

@abit
@actifit
@arcange
@blockbrothers
@blocktrades
@cervantes
@cryptopassion
@curie
@dragosroua
@drakos
@emrebeyler
@fyrst-witness
@good-karma
@gtg
@holger80
@lukestokes.mhth
@mahdiyari
@partiko
@pharesim
@quochuy
@roelandp
@sc-steemit
@steemitboard
@steempeak
@steempress
@swisswitness
@themarkymark
@therealwolf
@yabapmatt

From that list, only 11 out of the 30 are Top 20 Witnesses:

@yabapmatt , @lukestokes.mhth , @blocktrades , @good-karma , @roelandp , @aggroed , @curie , @gtg , @therealwolf , @drakos and @cervantes .

For your information, as an average, a top 20 Witness does currently around 9200 STEEM per month . At today’s price of STEEM that means 2800 USD/Month .

Instead, Witness out of the Top 20 but within the first 50, the earnings obtained a month are around 1100 STEEM , i.e 340 USD/Month at the current price.

This number decrease dramatically if you are not one of the 50 first…

The thing here is that many of the witnesses are also struggling with the current price of STEEM, some of them have had to switch off the node because, apparently, the cost of maintaining alive the node surpasses the STEEM earned and so, does not justify to keep the equipment running or just maintaining the rent.

Thus, I can understand that many of the witnesses decide to Power Down their stake in a permanent mode, especially if they are not within the Top 20 witness List.

The fact is that I have seen many of my selected Witnesses powering down and not stopping lately, some of them as I said are Top 20 witnesses and I wonder…

Would not be good to stop powering down and stop withdrawing your STEEM to the exchanges in order to, I would not say increase the scarcity of the STEEM price but, at least, stabilize the price of STEEM in the market at the present times?

Is this not the time for ACCUMULATION?

Is it MORAL to keep feeding the exchanges with such a scarce demand right know?

Would not be better for you to sell your earned STEEM at a higher prices?

…an below the main question for the witnesses which I hope, some of them will reply…

WHAT IS THE MONTHLY COST OF RUNNING A WITNESS NODE/SERVER?

Could we have an averaged monthly value in USD about the Cost of maintaining a server/node running and working efficiently?

Thanks for answering.

@toofasteddie

By the way, many Steemians here do not have the time or maybe they are not interested in doing some research and try to Vote by themselves for the witness they like…If that is your case, choose anyone that you know he would do correctly as a Proxy, which means that your account will exactly replicate the Witness Votes of the proxy account you have chosen.

*Reminder: if you feel like not having time to do a proper analysis and still think that mine is fair , you can also choose me as your proxy that will vote for witnesses for you.

Just, keep using your witness votes doing an important work.

Auditing My Witness: Let’s do our duty [v12], Removing @utopian-io adding @steempress

Back at home after spending 3 days at the country. Now I am checking my witness votes. In order to do that I am using http://duplibot.com/ and I realized that @utopian-io has the signing key inactive since more than 8 days already. I went straight to their steem blog account and I saw this:

Notice of witness suspension and additional changes

It’s a pity because they are doing a great contribution for developers on the steem blockchain so, for me, it was a obligatory witness vote.

However, this is the good moment to add another exceptional contributor to the steem blockchain, so this time my permanent vote, if they keep doing greatly and signing steem blocks as usual, is for @steempress .

Honestly, I was waiting for getting a free slot for giving a vote to them. I think their work developing the wordpress plugin for the steem blockchain is extraordinary since it allows you to have better posting tools. Have a look here if you are interested about.

Below my current witness list:

@abit
@actifit
@arcange
@blockbrothers
@blocktrades
@cervantes
@cryptopassion
@curie
@dragosroua
@drakos
@emrebeyler
@fyrst-witness
@good-karma
@gtg
@holger80
@lukestokes.mhth
@mahdiyari
@partiko
@pharesim
@quochuy
@roelandp
@sc-steemit
@steemitboard
@steempeak
@steempress
@swisswitness
@themarkymark
@therealwolf
@yabapmatt


What about you? Which witnesses do you recommend to vote and why?

*Reminder: if you feel like not having time to do a proper analysis and still think that mine is fair , you can also choose me as your proxy that will vote for witnesses for you.

Just, keep using your witness votes doing an important work.

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Steem on!

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