I am angry, I am sad, I am shocked, I am appalled, I am disgusted, I am frustrated, I am in disbelief, but I am no longer conflicted!
You did it @justinsunsteemit, in just a few short weeks - weeks of sleepless nights, weeks of endless and pointless "non-negotiation" negotiations, you have managed to achieve what @ned couldn't, with all his incompetence and years of practise screwing over the community he couldn't manage it... But you did it! You managed to unite people who had been actively at war with one another for years, You somehow managed to unite an already extremely close community even closer, You made us rally around our elected leaders, You made us take to twitter on mass to call out your blatant lies and ignorance, You did what non of our leaders had before - You officially fucked steem!
@justinsunsteemit I have a question for you... Do you like Steem or you just want to FUCK it? Cause you have!
I have been a dedicated steemian since July 2016, I have shared my life with all of you - whether it be my love and passion for music, writing my own fantasy novel saga live on the chain, my views as a mother with two non verbal Autistic kids, I memorialised my grandmothers life on this chain after she passed, I have shared the highs and the lows with you all and I am honoured to consider so many of you to be friends.... even family, cause that's what this place has been for me, a home, a place I belonged and felt needed and welcomed.
It breaks my heart to see something we have built together for so many years, be destroyed so callously by @justinsunsteemit - he hasn't realised what he's really lost here...
For example in my time on the steem blockchain, I was a judge for the Open Mic contest - at our heights we had over 800+ entrants in a single week, this continued for months on end. This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and whilst Open Mic had ended, we started up Sonic Groove Live and had just reached out 29th week when everything went to complete and utter shit.
But my point is even with Open Mic and SGL, it was always the people that made steem an incredible place to be - I have become close friends with people on the other side of the world, people who have deeply impacted my life in truly amazing ways.
@meno will remain one of my closest friends online and off, even with never actually meeting him - we have been through so much shit together, we ran a radio show on msp- waves together, he helped me no end when my little boy was in hospital for 6 weeks, he messaged me and kept me sane through some of the most difficult times in my life - including the loss of both my grandparents, he has encouraged and supported me through it all and it's all thanks to steem <3
@isaria another amazing friend over the years, she shares my obsession with cats and our love of music - we co hosted a show on the radio on msp-waves for years, not to mention the countless live concerts we co hosted, we started SGL to replace Open Mic, she has been a rock, a person I can go to and vent about anything, or have a laugh with, she encouraged me to sing again and has just been a constant friend through all the drama over the years <3
@pechichemena what can I say but you are a source of constant unwavering entertainment, whether it be by your fantastic musical skills or your cheeky sense of humour - you have been a kick ass partner in crime, always down for some mischief and a laugh... I will always picture you as the aged version of yourself smoking the cigar!
@joseacabrerav man what can I say, you have been a source of constant light in a dark world - you were always down for a chat, I remember when you used to struggle with English in our conversations and to see how easily it comes to you now is just awesome (especially when you realise I have really made no progression whatsoever with Spanish lol). I love our trippy conversations and our shared love of crazy wildlife, but I will always remember that young guy entering Open Mic with an original song that just blew me and all the other judges completely away, you have such phenomenal skills for someone your age, your talent is honestly breathtaking and without steem we never would have met, so I'm grateful for that <3
Ahhhh there are so many of you and I could write for days it's insane, I want to get this post out before the fork so I can start fresh on Hive - so I guess a blanket much love to all the entrants of Open Mic and SGL, you have all been amazing people that have impacted my life for the better and I will be forever grateful for this amazing opportunity you have given me <3
I want to let you all know that while we are still uncertain of the progression of Tribes onto Hive, no matter what I will find a way to support the music community on the new chain as well - for the moment I am not sure what this will look like, be it SGL continuing or for us to all start over again with a completely new contest... either way know that the brilliant musicians of Steem will be welcomed and supported on Hive <3
@Justinsunsteemit in just a few weeks you managed to...
- Buy a company and confuse that with owning a blockchain and a community.
- Not understand that the SP held by Steemit inc was not your private loot bag, but dedicated funds to develop the steem blockchain.
- You called our community elected witnesses "Criminal Hackers" - whilst Roy admitted you said it cause you were emotional.
- You then directly attacked the Steem blockchain by convincing exchanges to steal user funds and vote in your sock puppet government.
- All the while saying you were willing to work with the community.
- You constantly change your view and words depending on who you were talking to.
- You then started voting in real puppets, with the exact stake we ignored transactions on in hopes to stop you doing this very thing.
But still the community held out hope things could be salvaged.... That was until you censored several posts talking about the hardfork to Hive.
This is why people came to Steem to avoid censorship, it goes against our core fundamental beliefs - downvotes don't even remove content, it's always just one more click away.
In case you weren't aware that was it, that was the nail on the head for anyone holding out any hope of ever salvaging Steem - you with one more of your stupid impulsive dishonourable actions fucked steem completely, you convinced the rest of the community to join the others already planning to go to Hive.
In case my views weren't clear enough, I believe steem is now on it's death bed - shhhh it won't be long now....
Farewell my friends on steem, I will see you all on the other side aka Hive!