I fell in love with the idea of Steem and I am still in love with the idea of Steem.
The actual implementation though isn't that pretty and seems to be failing.
What if we could start a new experiment and you were not forced to walk away from everything you have built here?
What if everything you built here could move to a site that feels the same, but functions differently. Better!
What if all decisions were stake-based, but with a much better distribution and tools for determining what the community wants via stake-based voting.
What if we recreated the STEEM economy in a SCOT?
What if every account was copied to this new place with all of your current holdings. 1:1
How about if we SPORK out SteemIt, Inc and Freedom. (Without touching their current stake)
What if we undo the Ninja-Mine and the harm it has done.
The stake in those accounts would be airdropped to a fund to be used for community-driven funding of improvements for the front-end, marketing, and real rewards for those working on training, onboarding and support.
What if the allocation of those funds was a paid position?
What if this new community respected the effort you put in to help build the site and rewarded you for it.
Things we could build:
A new trending page, better features, a nice UI.
Funds for a support desk, training and onboarding
Better curation and more control over content.
What if the downvotes were revamped to require more agreement before graying out a post.
What if the downvoted rewards went to the development fund, along with current witness fees to provide continued sustainable support to be competitive with Dan's new site?
A real marketing budget to create a vision and promote it with professional marketing pointed at gaining mainstream users.
Imagine the stake weights without those top four accounts. What have they brought us? A downvote button and wallet that functions oddly.
What if we could experiment with that and never leave the Steem Blockchain?
What else can you imagine?
What if we could fork out SteemIt, Inc, without a Fork
Let's Spork them out! I called it a SPORK as it is a FORK, but it doesn't touch anyone's current stake it just creates a new economy that people can choose or not. so, it is a gentle FORK without harm.
Let's talk about a SPORK.