In an earlier post, I outlined how I would continue to support communities on Steem. This post is an updated statement of my intent.
I am currently powering down my steem accounts as quickly as possible so that I reach the level of steem I want sooner. Given the current climate, I am rebalancing my investment portfolio. Once power downs are complete then I will re-delegation to my community efforts.
Many communities have migrated to Hive. Notably, MSP has moved and the @msp-makeaminnow contest will follow MSP. The @we-are project, although in hibernation, continues to support content creators here. I will soon trim the list of communities that it supports to users and communities that are active. I will have to think further about the future of @we-are and decide how much it's worth integrating with the hivemind communities. I built @we-are before hivemind communities and before the recent negativity towards community autovoters.
I am also powering down @msp-foundation and recovering the resources. I am not sure the social investment fund model that @msp-foundation uses is relevant and it hasn't been making particularly good returns lately anyway. In addition, the causes that it supported have buzzed off to Hive.
I repeat that I am not going to post my social content here while steem remains centralised.
The current chain drama is that the chain is rejecting transactions because the witnesses do not agree on what transactions are allowed. Regardless of which group of witness you think are right, us users continue to be caught in the crossfire until the witnesses come to some agreement. However, I don't hold much faith in an agreement occurring given that many of the witnesses rejecting transactions are also the ones that made pledges to protect the sanctity of private property and never freeze funds. Hypocrites they might be, but they are the witnesses and as long as there is no agreement then steem will continue to micro-fork and we users will suffer.
I recognise that there might be cultural differences, but these must be compassionately navigated if steem is be a global blockchain.
Good luck. I wish all of us users well.