now it is already the second time, that @spaminator flagged one of my posts to 0 just a few hours before reward payout.
For info, @spaminator has a vote value of 36$ at 100%. The account is worth only 253$ but it has several delegations, the by far biggest is whopping 2,7Mio SP from @misterdelegation. That one must be in connection with one of the founders or owners of Steemit, as he delegates out 17Mio SP to various accounts and still has left a vote value of 29,5$ which makes him the second biggest account after @steemit. By the way, he is not using this SP at all - it is a ghost account with 0 posts or comments.
In fact the 4 biggest accounts are not using their huge vote value to curate! How many value they could create, how many incentives for small accounts or projects to increase traffic. That all this is just not happening says a lot, but that is another story.
Back to the @spaminator bot (he is downvoting 24/7 so he for sure can´t review what he is flagging). On his profile he states: "Proactive Spam & Exploitation Interception" - sounds good.
In his last update post he mentioned that while the initial user behind this account is away from Steem, he (and @mack-bot by the way) are "currently technically operated by @guiltyparties and managed by @steemcleaners members."
Now it becomes clear. Apparently @spaminator gets a list of accounts of @steemcleaners and mechanically downvotes all of them to 0. He is using just that much SP to reduce the rewards to 0 and make the posts invisible.
In most cases of real spam accounts he needs only less than 0,05% of his downvote value, in my case he needed 19,51%. Here a list of his today early morning activity:
Since it is the second time he flagged me to 0 (first this post about the relations between China and USA, then this one about who was really the first man on the North Pole) this will very likely go on, if nothing happens.
What was initially just annoying has now become a real show stopper for my further activities on Steem. Clearly I won´t post any more if this continues, and yes, @astrophoto.kevin, (he is the guy which is responsible of me being on the blacklist because of this post from me which had too much cßp for him), you continue to tell me that I have to beg on Discord to get removed from the blacklist. But I simply don´t understand why I need to go to another platform to fix something which is not correct in first place. @twinner, @felixxx, @balte what could I do?
It is not acceptable to me that a bot is downvoting such posts to 0. Can somebody who is programming this bot please check my posts, if they are spam or plagiarism? And after that then adjust the bot mechanics? There must be somebody responsible for this to fix such things.
EDIT: In the meantime I was delisted! Thanks!
Der bot @spaminator hat begonnen, meine posts regelmässig auf Null zu flaggen, vermutlich weil ich (dank @astrophoto.kevin) auf der blacklist von @steemstem und @steemcleaners gelandet bin. Ich werde hier sicher nichts mehr schreiben, solange dieser Zustand anhält. Es muß einen Weg geben, dass der Bot Ausnahmen einprogrammiert bekommt. Ich werde sicher nicht auf Discord betteln gehen, da muß es einen Weg innerhalb von Steem geben.
Abgesehen davon, wünsche ich allen hier eine schöne und besinnliche Adventzeit!
EDIT: Inzwischen wurde ich von der Liste genommen! Danke insbesondere an @balte und die anderen für die Unterstürtzung!