|It has been a few days since HF20 has been introduced on Steemit, and I've noticed that the latest fork has been creating some serious tension on this platform. Today, I would like to share my experience so far and would also like to know what your views are on HF20.|
It has also come to my attention that the latest update (HF20) has been announced to be a big success right away. And to my surprise, I couldn't even post a single comment. Also, that huge unfortunate screen popping up, explaining that I run out of RC (Resource Credit). I quickly learned, that Im not the only one having similar issues.
Right now things seem to be back to "normal". Personally, I cannot find any other change on Steemit except of the mentioned implemented RC. I expected "communities" to be introduced but this didn't happend. Or perhaps I've missed something?
SHARE YOUR OPINION
I had a chance to read several posts related to HF20 and spoke with few people about this update, just to realize how much frustration it has caused between Steemit users. I would like to know what your current experience is with this platform at the moment. Did HF20 affect you? What do you think about latest changes?
I'm wondering if new users, with no Steem Power are heavily affected by the current limitations? Im also trying to figure out how many of those who I keep in touch with will abandon Steemit because they are tired of those changes. I’ve so far come across a few users who decided to "take a break" from the platform and perhaps they will never come back.
What's your opinion? How do you see HF20 and its latest update? Did anything else changed on Steemit or did they only add RC?
MY OBSERVATION SO FAR
So far I believe that introducing RC (resource credit) can reduce the amount of spam by a little bit and is forcing bot owners to power up (so spam could continue). At the end of the day each activity (upvotes/comments/posting and even sending memo) costs us some resources and those are very limited. Bot's with no Steem Power (SP) will pretty much be useless. So the amount of spam should be less, which is definetly a good thing.
Im still not impressed with the fact that regular users may not even understand what RC is about and there is literally no place on the platform to manage/view your current level of RC. The only way is to use other sites like http://steemd.com/ to verify your current resources level. That's just wrong on so many levels. How are new Steemit users supposed to know about it?
Not to mention, that this screen explaining that I run out of RC, as well as the need to purchase Steem Power in order to continue ... imagine reading it once you're a new user. Or reading it while you're testing some new platform. Wouldn't you right away click the "close" button with a bitter taste in your mouth?
There are number of things that could have been done better. My impression is that the Steemit developers took care of technical issues and perhaps they made this platform a better place, with very little spam. Perhaps. What I know is that they seem to completly forget about "user experience" which is only getting worse.
Will Steemit turn into a ghost town? I honestly think it will. But perhaps Im wrong.
Please share your opinion with me. I would mostly like to know how HF20 affected each one of you and if you will still be around or if you’re giving up on Steemit?
WHAT IS RC AND Voting MANA?
I've found this explanation very well written by @honarparvar which I totally recommend checking out: https://steemit.com/steem/@honarparvar/voting-mana-and-rc-confusions
I also just noticed a new feature a moment ago. When you open anyones blog on Steemit you will see “HIDE RESTEEMS/Show all” button. I wonder what to think about this solution. The good thing is that as a default, this setting is showing all posts (including resteemed). I hope it will stay that way. Otherwise resteeming posts will soon not make much sense.
Allow me to write this small recommendation:
Good friend of mine @danielwrites published his own review about NOIA Network project. Daniel is one of the most supportive Steemit users I've met so far and he is passionate about crypto and blockchain technology.
Check out his latest post and show your support. Drop some interesting comment and resteem if you have a chance: