Notification - Amazing Nature is the Victim of Downvoting Attacks !

in amazingnature •  11 months ago 

Hello Nature Lovers !

Taken and edited from the internet


Our little contest became the is the victim of downvoting attacks !!

I would like to inform you about some serious issue. The amazing nature contest is currently downvoted on a regular base by downvoting attacks. Those attacks are executed by a steemian with the username @mmmmkkkk311 . This steemian seem to have created three more accounts on steemit for the same purpose of downvoting, called @mk-sports-token, @mk-photo-token and @mk-pal-token. Right now at the moment it is the third attack from this steemians site. I also figured out that I am getting downvoted on my other posts beside this contest.


Why is he doing this ?

I am quite sure that this steemian does not just hate nature. So far he just hates bidbots, upvote programs and seems to have some other issues regarding contests where you can win something. Nethertheless, as you all know, the amazing nature contest also rewards his winners. For this purpose we are all using SBI, so that kind of seems to be annoying him.


What can we do now ?

I am not quite sure what we could do now against those downvoting attacks, so maybe we can find a solution together. I really would like to ignore this little attacker, but I am afraid that his anger and hatred may jump over from me to you contestants which would be awful. Not only because some of you will continuously receive only 0 $ reward on all of your posts this way, but also, as this can cause immense motivation issues that may kick you out of steemit completely. One way to solve this would be to cancel the whole contest. If there will be nor rewards anymore than he may stop his assaults. But I do not like this idea at all. I love this contest and I will not sacrifice our beautiful little nature community by starting to buckle in front of a terrorist. So what are you thinking about this issue ? Lets try to find a solution how to save our little community and all their members ^^


Participants of Amazing Nature:

@akinome @alinix @annephilbrick @artofwisdom @angelro @atomcollector @bahttg @bigsambucca @brittandjosie @bucipuci @cocolefleur @davidesimoncini @dkkarolien @elkezaksek @ellenripley @hangin @iamraincrystal @isabelpena @joebtc @johannpiber @justclickindiva @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @melinda010100 @mintymile @molometer @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @paradigm42 @qwerrie @redheadpei @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @s3rg3 @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @viking-ventures @wongbraling

Best wishes,

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Don't worry, the Hydra will grow and his power to downvote will fade. We are a community, and together we are stronger than him. He may be an annoyance, but it was never given that we'd get all of our "potential rewards" anyway. Someone was bound to be unhinged enough to attack the Steem community to push their own petty moral arguments.

I fought him, then lost a bit of hope, but then I noticed the SBI community is huge compared to him. I made a pledge to give out SBI sponsorships every time he attacks me (I also publicly announced a new 500SP delegation to the SBI), and he hasn't attacked since.

I got hit by him on my post, but it seemed to be connected to the late sbi vote I had received. The downvotes happened pretty much within seconds of the sbi vote..

that's a pitty :( .. nearly every steemian here has at least 1 SBI somewhere and receives sbi upvotes nowadays .. It actually sounds quite ambitious to try to hit the whole community at the same time with one account .. but I saw that he now uses a total of 6 accounts.

At the moment, not much problem, only a little decrease of the post value. He downvote posts proportional to the steembasicincome upvote on your post. Higher the steembasicincome upvote, higher his downvote, but so your post will close anyway on a positive balance.

For the future, I don't know. Another contest I frequently join decided to stop for the moment. This is a bad things for the contest on the steem blockchain, maybe more than for the other users.

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Lets see how this evolves .. if it stays like this it may be still ok to handle, but this steemians has 6 accounts now for downvoting and I hope that he will go on like it and starts to downvote all steemians one day .. this can be so discuraging .. I also hope, like @wongbraling mentioned, that those will not kick or kill all red fishes and dolphins out there in steem .. and @slobberchobs, mabe he is not interested in a steemfest, but more into killing all life in the steem ocean fish by fish, then dolphin by dolphin, and finally whale by whale ^^

oke :)

I agree with what he said. I hope it will be resolved as soon as possible and that other big fish will not follow his example :)

I am very sorry about Downvote. I getdownvotes in several time, and it be downgrade the effort in steem. As a lttle Steemians, I afraid and worried about Downvote phenomenon. Downvote's Attact make dolphins like @sultan-aceh close to surrender, what about effect to the planktons and minnows like me. Downvotes is most deathly and poisonly to the little fish.

This my opinion about downvotes :

Downvotes. It makes steemians leave and go away from Steem Ocean. And maybe Steem ocean just only stayed by the Whales. And that must be priority to solved by the Whales as a Big Power, maybe as First Home work of Next Steem Hardfork. Because Whales need plankton and minnows, like real whales in the ocean need lityle fish, this ecosystem must be protectod. Dont leave little fish in the wild ocean with no shield.

I have opinion too about Whales. This is open invitation, or maybe as a Mayday 911 from the minnows to whales to give some helps.

When find the Big Foot (read : Big Vote), is mostly difficult
But, today we get easy downvoted. Until when, little steemians get survive against downvote?

I already thought about withdrawing a little of my SBI delegation to send more powerful 100% upvotes to the contest participants directly instead as a compensation or give out more sbi rewards or creating a reward token; and keep the contest running .. hard to decide .. but for sure amazing nature will stay one way or another ;) .. a great post from your side by the way .. if I can support the contestants better in a way just tell me how ^^

I think you must build 'shadow' community by yourself, like a several accounts curration to support the contests. 100 account curration @ 3 steem to build, then give the 400 SP, thats need 4300 STEEM. then make the autovote to the members contest like using steemdunks. I think use this way can helps little fish, plankton and minnow to reach the payout. This can increase the effort to the contest. :) I have that dream to my own community if sometime can be build.


thank you ;)

He is doing this to everyone. But he's spreading himself too thin now, and it's lessening the damage. He hit me with 6 accounts for my chapter yesterday and it hurt me 0.006.

What you may not be aware of though - is that @updooter is going around and countering a lot of the damage with upvotes. (THANK YOU!!!) So, at the end of the day, it should not hurt you too much now. It is demoralizing, but just remember that there are a lot of little gnats in this blockchain now... they make you itch, but they don't do serious harm.

Definitely, do not take away your support from SBI, the concept is a great one. The downvoter doesn't understand that these aren't paid upvotes, but votes of confidence by someone else for your future quality posts. It's a way for many of us to support others. (I understand that a few people have tried to talk sense into the downvoter, but this is the way he wishes to spend his time, I guess... would rather demoralize than uplift.)

Thank you for those words ^^ .. sounds not to bad a problem with sbi downvoters ;)

I call him m4k4 because I don't want to advertise him with a full name.
It affects its downvote with everything that has something to do with SBI. He owns the SBI, but since he does not write any articles he does not receive a reward. Therefore, it also does not send downvote to itself.
I notice that he gradually adds his sub-accounts to tokens and S-E strains. He says in his profile that he does not want to punish anyone, but by creating more subaccounts he becomes a maniac.

Sounds like he has kind of fun doing this .. lets see how this will end up one day

It will still be interesting

This is why, he's not happy at delegations for @steembasicincome as he sees it as 'paying for votes'.

Its only 11c, why bother when your SBI votes more than kill it?

I don't delegate to SBI anymore and he still flags me. It's a little like retrospective tax!

If he ever comes to Steemfest, he will be the one in the corner with nobody talking to him.

C'est la vie, we can do anything about him, it's his stake and he's not willing to talk.

I though also about withdrawing my delegation to SBI at first, but this would be a bad choice I thing, as this way all SBI users will have less voting power by the sbi accounts. On one hand his little attacks would also have fruited which is a bad thing @slobberchops.

I really like SBI and I am a big fan of the whole project by @josephsavage. I see it as an amazing share for contests and especially for new steemians in the beginning of their time here with us and will continue supporting them. So on my side I do not care about his downvotes. I still support SBI and give away some SBI every week in my contest too. Only those steemians which only receive up to a few cents will be hit very hard this way, which is no fun.

And as far as I know there is also nothing comparable to SBI which we can switch to at the moment, besides tokens ;(