🤔Witnesses Leaving and in Limbo👀

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Not Surprising, Really

Especially since two hard forks jumped on each other's asses in rapid succession this past week. Hell, once I upgraded to #HF21, I even lost some votes, but to continue being a witness - I had to, so I apologize. But, now everyone has free flags - yes flags - I'm not calling them 'downvotes', as I never subscribed to the #newsteem agenda. The curation rewards may prove beneficial in the long run, but I didn't like that either. One of the pains of being a lower ranked #witness I suppose.

My Own Troubles

Once HF21 went through and I updated everything, it was running pretty smoothly. Then, out of nowhere, they dropped #HF22 and my witness went to shit for about 4 days. After head scratching for countless hours and some light banter with @someguy123, I finally got it back up and running - but not until after a new patch was already in play. Talk about frustrating, oh my frig'n gawd.

I'm Not The Only One

Some witnesses have thrown in the towel altogether, some I had a respect for, even if we didn't talk much. Some are probably having some of the same issues I had and some are probably just like fuck it, it's not worth it. So, I have compiled a list of witnesses that have either quit recently, are still not on the new fork and not witnessing any blocks or haven't updated their price feed. Some currently have my vote. Maybe they will see their name and come give us a yay or nay and perhaps an explanation as to their intentions and/or troubles.

  • @guiltyparties - I am hoping you are just having trouble my man, would hate to lose you to some bullshit technicality.
  • @busy.witness - I am curious why the price feed hasn't been updated in almost a year and half and still in the top 30?
  • @bhuz - Another top 30 witness that hasn't updated their feed in almost a year, why?
  • @xeldal - I honestly don't know much about this witness, just that they seem to be down since HF21 went into effect.
  • @utopian-io - They've been disabled for quite a while yet, they retain @pumpkin/ @freedom's vote. A roadblock maybe?
  • @teamsteem - This retiree was unexpected and I'm kinda sad. We've had good banter in the past and hope he sticks around.
  • @neoxian - His feed has been off for a good 2 weeks, but I imagine it'll be fixed soon enough.
  • @firepower - May have just not updated his feed when he updated to the new HF22?
  • @nextgencrypto - Does feed age even matter? Another one that hasn't budged in over a year.
  • @delegate.lafona - Again price feed quite defunct and out of date.
  • @furion - This one has come back in late fashion a few times already, so not going to write them off yet.
  • @steemed - May have given up, time will tell.
  • @partiko - I'm actually pretty upset about this one. See my most recent rant on #partiko.
  • @netuoso - What is it with these old-school witnesses and not updating their price feeds? I was told I HAD to.
  • @ats-witness - @ats-david may have said to hell with it, or not.
  • @ayogom - Seems to be having some kind of trouble getting their witness to operate right.
  • @patrice, @steemychicken1, @b0y2k, @bitrocker2020, @complexring, @blackwidow, @bue, @bobdos, @silversteem, @hagie, @steemcreative - all on current fork but no feed updates?
  • @cryptopassion - Looks like may be replaying for MIRA or just having some other issue.
  • @liberosist - No idea what the roadmap is for that one.
  • @steembounty - Hasn't updated or even hit a block in over 3 months so really am curious why they are still 'active'.
  • @dsound - They've lost some gusto since their delegation got pulled and appear they may be leaving their witness behind too. Sad, but I believe in the music!
  • @steemcommunity, @demotruk & @krnel - All three have shut down if people are not aware yet. They will not be updating.
  • @privex - ??? This is a backup for @someguy123 so I imagine it'll be back up and running soon enough.
  • @luzcypher - Doesn't look hopeful for this one. But, you never know!
  • @boatymcboatface - Another that is still 'active', but hasn't updated or witnessed anything in quite while.
  • @charlieshrem, @swisswitness, @bukio, @snackplus, @pjau, @yuriks2000, @masteryoda, @tasteem, @provenezuela, @freedomx.witness, and a few others outside of the top 100 active are still in question as to whether or not they will be coming to the new fork and remaining witnesses.

Review Your Votes!!

I try to keep fairly good track of who I am voting for and why. Maybe that'll be my next post or you can dig around and see for yourself who Witty endorses. Wouldn't it be lovely if @pumpkin saw this and was all, he's paying attention, maybe he should get my vote! Or if some @berniesanders super hero came along and gave me a boost in the rankings? Here's to hoping! But really, make sure your votes aren't being wasted my peoples. And as always, REMEMBER TO BE YOU! I always am, even when my eyeballs are bleeding from trying to understand code.

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@enginewitty my feeds were updated the day after the HF22 and it was down again and reupdated.. Cheers

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Thanks man, may not seem necessary to some, but says you care just that much more about stuff and things and junk.

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Very interesting list. some I truly hope they do stick around!
Thanks for this work, @enginewitty

and for presenting it on @pypt #pypt

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!giphy stick+around

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I'm still here, my feed is fixed.

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Excellent! Thank you for replying and adjusting it for us :)

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I'm gonna wait till the hype dies down before changing any votes, but it's sad to hear about witnesses jumping ship. I sure hope the Steem blockchain survives all the bumps in the road and improves in the long run... hopefully sooner than later.

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Limbo, you ever play that game when you were younger?

After learning about the latest HF upon returning to Steemit from what I'll refer to as my "Rip Van Winkle sojourn," I removed several witnesses whose blogs didn't have any recent activity or comments.
After the bumps get smoothed out, I too would appreciate your candid suggestions as to whom to vote for witnesses when you have a chance in a forthcoming post!🙋‍♀️
Thank you for your hard work and relentless efforts at keeping Steemit alive and ticking! @enginewitty

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Will have my who's and why's soon sweets, good to see you back on chain too!

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Looking forward to your insights, and thank you!

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Respect bro!!!
I for one, would def like a list of who you endorse and why, at some point!!

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Comin soon fo sho, yo.

Thanks for the update will review my list shortly and remove some of the deadwood

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Good on ya brosef!

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LOL did you just "I love you man" reference me? Because you got it Jobin!

thanks for sharing at #pypt discord, I didn't know that lot of witnesses quit because of this HF21

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It has been extremely frustrating to say the least.

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!giphy no

HAAAAAAAAAAA I guess I should have put "don't leave" LOLLL

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!giphy goodbye

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I'm not calling them 'downvotes', as I never subscribed to the #newsteem agenda.

I'm 99% certain the downvote terminology came long before the #newsteem thing. That little button doesn't even look like a flag anymore and that change happened long ago. People were talking about changing the terminology years before people were talking about the changes that led to HF-21/22. Totally fact.

I'm sure we could call them Bob or Larry, and people would still react the same way. Maybe we should try calling them Special Prize!

Just sayin'!

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LMAO when I came in, it was a flag icon and though I'm not as old school as some, it still carries history with me. I like frumps. Calling em frumps from now on.

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LMAO at the term "frumps!!!" 🤣😂🤣

frump
/frəmp/

noun

an unattractive woman who wears dowdy old-fashioned clothes

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!giphy perfect

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Ever since they released MIRA building Steemd has been much more troublesome - I did a ton of messing around with 20.11 and learned how to manual build once I updated to 18.04 ubunto which is the new preferred version. Now I can run docker or manual builds and switch quickly between them - my primary just hates docker at the moment I got 22.1 built finally on it - started replay and it got to 6% and quit dead - same thing 3 times. Manually built 22.1 and set it off - replayed and processed transactions no problem WTF is that about? Same block log, confitg and shm settings.

Keeping an upto date price feed is a trivial task for any witness - I can’t see any valid reason if the block producing Steemd can be updated then the price feed software should be run at the same time - of course a price feed doesn’t earn a Witness anything - so I would question the intent of anyone not bothering to keep an updated price feed.

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Same thing was happening to me only it was crashing much further in to the replay, just after 50% when the RocksDB was introduced. So I have no idea why it was such a hassle and all of a sudden it was easy peasy. Maybe that was part of the .1 LOL

updated their feed

Feeds don't really matter for non-top 20, although any witness wanting to be considered for promotion to top 20 should definitely do it.

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Why I try to keep mine updated and thanks for the explanation ;)

The little cat spinning in the chair was fun to see at PYPT, even though the content of your post was rather bleak. I do hope all of the witnesses you tagged will report! And "BRAVO!" to you for hanging-in, despite the problems updating your server! 🙌

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Have you ever seen that show? It's pretty hilarious. About this seemingly quiet office rep that has a metalhead dark side and does death metal karaoke. Luna loves it :P

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No, I did not know it was a TV show, but thought it was a set of random GIFs you found online! LOL!

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OMG, it is from Sanrio, the same place HELLO,KITTY came from! That looks like a cute cartoon and I can see why Luna loves it! 😁

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I miss you guys at PYPT!! Please kidnap me this week and make sure I show up, okay?

And Utopian quit awhile back, the wrote in in their blog.. wanted to focus on another vision, or something..

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