The Living Force
Scottie said:Patience said:1) CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES - If you have a contentious point to make, know that a "whale," that is, someone with a great deal of Steem Power, roughly the equivalent of 5 to 50 thousand American dollars can smash you. If a whale starts downvoting you, then you have basically been censored. I saw this playing out. Some turd was posting porn photos without attribution (more on photos later in the POSTING section). Someone called it out.
4) ...OR BECOME A WHALE - Buy a ton of Steem Power and make money simply upvoting and commenting. Seriously... If you want to buy the equivalent of 500,000 American dollars of Steem Power tomorrow, then you can theoretically make a decent living just upvoting and commenting everyday. Just remember that if Steem takes a dive at the same time that your pickup truck needs a transmission, and that was your only 500,000 dollars, then you are SOL. If want to grow your Steem account organically, then no problem...
Does that mean that someone could buy Steam Power to effectively censor someone?
I mean, I know the blockchain is supposed to be inviolable and all that, but even so, that wouldn't stop alphabet soup trolls with money to burn.
Yeah, that sounds like in online video games you could pay real money to buy game money. So it kind of makes it unfair for people who earn the platform's "currency" naturally. I'm still kind of interested in this platform though and may sign up when I get the chance.