Witness Votes and Why

in STEMGeeks10 months ago

Hi fellow Hiveians,

Today I wanted to partake in a little post question by @rishi556. Nothing crazy or official contest stuff but I appreciated the topic! Why do we have particular witness votes? Find out!

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So witness votes are an important aspect of being here on hive for many reasons. For one it helps drive governance of what goes on. There are some witnesses who do more than others but overall my witness philosophy may be a bit different than others. I’m more about helping out people in the lower ranks of the witness pool than I am about supporting the elites. I only have 3 people in top 20 that I support.

@peakd - the best interface and always updating their stuff to keep things going and put out new features. Love supporting these guys!

@stoodkev - keychain has been a huge improvement to my experience, especially knowing that the transaction info is encrypted on my computers rather than relying on a website. No shade to hive signer because that’s what we have to use for phones but still. Good stuff!

@ocd-witness - they really do a considerable job to encourage communities and engagement here on the chain. It’s great that the incubation programs are so expansive, helps with people getting more stake on the platform!

@curie - is an excellent nonprofit curation program. I’ve received a lot of support for them and it’s really helped my account grow so I’m grateful and willing to help them with a witness vote!

@threespeak - video platform, good stuff. Easy vote for me.

@dbuzz - innovative way to bring microblogging here. Good vote!

@actifit - I’m trying to help out the apps we have to give them support even if I don’t use it.

@liondani - does an awesome job keeping the @skatehive community going with an awesome 50k HP delegation. Easy vote for me!

@stem.witness - love the stem community, good vote for them.

@nathanmars - the biggest twitter hustler I’ve ever seen. Cool guy, interacted with him before he made a witness and liked it so wanted to help em out!

@bdcommunity - bought a lot of stuff from them when the monster market was a good deal for them. Cool group!

@hextech - @edicted convinced me. Nah he’s cool, enjoy helping them out with my vote!

This has gotten long so since I don’t want to tag any more, the other votes are random but I’m voting for the people near 100 so they can get some possible blocks and advance in their rankings to knock off some of the dead witnesses just sucking up spots. Maybe I’ll run a witness someday but until then I’ll keep helping out some great people as well as the little guys!

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It's nice to see that others are participating on this as well. Thanks for supporting hextech.

You're welcome! I haven't interacted with you much but I've been doing so with Edicted for years so it was an easy decision to have my stake help the witness he's a part of. Since I am getting into coding though, I think I will be seeing you and your posts around more often! Cheers and happy new year!

I agree with you in helping people of lower rank than the elites. I still have a lot to learn and better understand this whole ecosystem but every day I learn a little more and publications like this contribute to it. Greetings friend.

Thanks for checking it out! I appreciate that you spent some time on here. There is so much to learn from this place, it's both really fun but at the same time a little challenging!

I think it would be a great idea to have some more up-to-date witness information sessions. I know some of them do it but others don't for one reason or another. I'm sure there is definitely a gap between the witnesses and communities that don't speak English, since most of the witnesses do. Do you know if members of the Spanish community have much participation in the witness selection? I will check out some members that I know and see if they have voted for any!

Know this for sure not, however there are communities like @cervantes and @laradio that I know encourage support for witness selection.

Taking advantage of the theme of your publication, I dare to consult you on the following idea:
It seems good to you if I make an initiative where the work of the witnesses is highlighted, inviting users to participate where they describe their knowledge regarding these and highlight their favorites.
I don't know if this has been done in the past, I've barely been here since August so I'm consulting you.