I've seen children on the playground enforce better etiquette than this. You done fucked up, Steem. You let the bully rule the playground unchallenged. Now he thinks he gets to do whatever he wants with impunity. You actively allow a big stakeholder to devalue the platform and deter investors from entering the space.
This is why flags exist. The level of meager resistance to this behavior is downright embarrassing. Every vote Beanie Baby has cast over the last six months should have been nullified by the community out of simple common sense. The guy straight up controls an account called @rewardpoolrape and has used it to that effect.
Oh, but if he's not going to do anything, then I'm not going to do anything.
And so on and so forth and no one does anything.
But I'm not here to be a hypocrite, because where was my voice before I started getting flagged? Same place everyone else's was: not giving a fuck.
Meanwhile, constant talks of giving the big stake holders even more power are constantly taking place. Hey! Let's create a separate pool for flagging! Let's funnel 10% inflation to projects that the stakeholders choose! Let's increase curation rewards! Let's go back to logarithmic rewards!
It's alarming that very few people see these power grabs for what they are. If any of them actually happen, I will seriously have to consider selling some of my stake into Ethereum, as it's not going to stop there. The slippy slope of strong-arming Steem inflation isn't going to stop on a dime.
Not for no reason.
It was @themarkymark's alt account. That escalated in to a situation where all of my accounts have been under constant attack for a while now. Seriously the number of hours spent on attacking my @drugwars accounts is pretty comical.
Defending 5 @drugwars accounts 8 times a day is pretty tedious. The game is boring enough as it is. What a waste of life. So I made my accounts public and employed a few characters that hate @berniesanders. They are micromanaging my accounts and sending out some not so savory messages.
On that note, has anyone ever been in the same Discord with @themarkymarky and @berniesanders? If they aren't the same person they communicate pretty much every day. This seems like it should be a fairly easy thing to verify.
In direct messages with @themarkymark on Discord he made sure to tell me three times that he wasn't @berniesanders when I wasn't even accusing him. He even brought it up last night on MSP Waves Broadcast.
This deflection was pretty weird as well. Who says they have zero thoughts about a person that they talk to everyday? Refuses to acknowledge @berniesanders as a person while denies being them, constantly unsolicited.
In @drugwars they are active at the same times. They log out around 8 PM PST and become active again between 4-7 AM. Probably live on the East Coast.
Sometimes @ngc will scout and @themarkymark will follow up with an attack. This happens all the time actually. And messages from @ngc and @themarkymark seem interchangeable. @ngc will mention things from direct message with Marky in Discord... things like that.
So either they are pretty much in constant communication or they have access to each other's accounts or they are just the same person. In my opinion, they have completely different personalities and @drugwars playing styles, so if they were the same person they go to great lengths to hide it or have full-on multiple personality disorder (which seems stupidly unlikely).
Their attitude toward money is the same. Money is no object and wealth is flaunted at the folks who have less.
Again, they are both huge personalities on Steem and they are constantly in cahoots with each other. It should be very easy to put this thing to rest. Can anyone verify they are two separate people?
All of this points to the same thing:
Decentralized Sybil-Attack Resistant Reputations
I've talked about this before. Reputation means nothing if you can just make a new account and farm rep on it instantly. I've said this a few times before but I suppose I should take it more seriously.