!(https://steemitimages.com/DQmQQ8U2UrSthzVaSBALacXET2nzHnnxxjgh8f8MVZLG1KN/image.png) <sup>[image source](https://pixabay.com/photo-2562115/)</sup> I'm looking for a **free** delegation of about 10,000 SP for @plentyofphish to have a tool to manually downvote phishing comments with. ## The Issue Currently we've got some great bots and tools available to deal with the phishing infestation. There's the @steemcleaners and @spaminator accounts, the @mack-bot automated account, and the also-automated @guard account. Those are valuable tools in the fight against phishing. Typically, if a victim's account is being used to actively spam and the bots didn't catch it, it'll get flagged with one of the bigger accounts to zero. The goal is to hide the comments and prevent users from clicking on them. If the flagged account restores ownership in time or we have reasonable probability of account restoration, we strive to remove the giant flag in time for the user's reputation to be restored. Unfortunately there is no dolphin-sized account that can be leveraged to flag the comments of phishing victims manually. Manual flagging is at times necessary in order to hide phishing comments that were not picked up by the smaller automated flaggers. Flagging them with 1%'s from the @steemcleaners and @spaminator accounts will wipe out their reputation. On the flip side, there is also no account that can be used to upvote the (payout declined) posts of phishing victims whose reputation was destroyed and help them recovered. These don't come up that often but once in a while they do. ### If you have a large account with SP that's not being used for anything, please consider powering @plentyofphish with a small portion of it. 10k is the goal. -------- ## Example Here's an example of how we currently deal with the lack of a manual downvoter. The account, @mama13, had a huge flag on it with its reputation at zero. The phishing comments were 6 days old and not flagged individually. When we deal with these, we don't judge the account in respect to its quality, ownership, etc. We treat phishing victims all the same. Should a phishing victim be involved in separate abuses, they're independently processed for those. But phishing recovery comes first as keeping the STEEM blockchain free of hacker control is paramount. A special thanks for @themarkymark lending his accounts to help with the comment hiding. And to @crimsonclad for offering her 200 SP. !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmU7QaJR28SnMv6rjx3B4ePubaqxAuvErPAPCbkCguRwDs/image.png) !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmciFXKEfCcafs9FJwdQN3LycxRwqPtAGgyDip3XkCDTZq/image.png) !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmRcVFm9cKcedTZvpUZ54pxtt5UotCjsu2MMs9zFjuBPUp/image.png) ---------- # Update 21-May-2018 | Accountability The entirety of the SP delegated to @plentyofphish may only be used for interaction (downvote or upvote) with phishing victims and otherwise hacker-controlled or restored accounts. The bulk of the interactions will obviously be downvotes. No *key holder* will use @plentyofphish to issue an upvote in order to: 1. Upvote own posts or comments for the purposes of *curating* 2. Upvote any posts or comments for the purposes of *curating* 3. Upvote any posts or comments for the purposes of *marking* (placing a bookmark on the post for information purposes) All *marking* will now be carried out through the @phishing account which was set up specifically for this purpose. All *key holders* have been provisioned with keys for it. Upvotes on *payment accepted/payment declined* posts and comments will only be issued in cases where the upvote is needed to restore the account's reputation to a level that would allow the account to resume normal interactions. *Payment declined* posts will be given preference. No account may receive an upvote on a *payment accepted* post or comment if it had any previous interaction with the @steemcleaners team or is visibly committing or has committed an *abuse* as generally defined by the STEEM community. All upvotes are issued only by @guiltyparties and will be disclosed in a report format for the purposes of transparency on a weekly basis (time/date TBD). Any upvotes or downvotes given in error will be revoked. The account *does not* upvote it's own comments. The practice of upvoting its own posts was halted when the voting function was added to the account's utility. ### Example of Proper Use The @imperialdynasty account belongs to a new user and photographer who recently fell victim to phishing. The hackers used his account to post an unprecedented 540 phishing comments. Upon discovery, his account was downvoted by @steemcleaners to hide the comments with a large downvote. Following that, @blacklist-a issued its own downvote and so did various community members. The hackers kept posting their comments until the account was recovered. Upon recovery, the owner began editing the phishing comments and replacing them with standard ones. The initial @steemcleaners downvote was lifted during that time and small, manual downvotes applied with @plentyofphish as intended. Due to the sheer number of comments, the downvote had to be reapplied as manual downvoting with @plentyofphish was not possible at the 1.2K SP it presently had. The user replaced a total of 540 phishing comments manually over the course of a few days. All of the downvotes have been lifted with the exception of those outside of our control (community members) to restore the account's reputation. A 100% upvote was also granted to a *payment accepted* post to help the user restore an additional portion of his reputation. The account fits the quality parameters set out earlier in this statement. A lesser vote at 1.2K SP could not have made an impact. ##### Clarification: !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmPawSvMMJpGnGqXdWR9pjadTKtdeZ9k9eDrwvedkxvqkx/image.png) The *upvote* in this image is actually an *un-vote*. An *un-vote* is a re-issued vote at zero percent (0%). It may replace a *downvote* or *upvote*.