You see what @smidge-tv just did. That would be called an opinion or revenge flag.
(He used to get flagged by us for spamming copy/paste YT videos)
Thanks for providing an example of what NOT to do, Smidge.
### Dear @anthonyadavisii
Have a look at what happened with my own publication. For no reason it has been downvoted by few powerful accounts and all SP in rewards (none coming from bots) were cleared out.
Over half million SP behind downvotes, without any explanation why I was flagged so hard.
I never felt so discouraged to continue my adventure on Steem blockchain, the way I am today ....
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Friend @crypto.piotr, a few hours ago comment on your post, then I come and I find this.
Very accurate your words I really think that it is a mistake that should be corrected, I do not understand why someone is censured and punished simply for sharing their opinion regarding the changes made, we need to be more responsible when using the negative feedback for not harm someone who has exemplary behavior within this community.
Strength friend, we must move on, I am sure that this can be solved and these people reflect to withdraw that negative vote.
With my little knowledge I can affirm that those negative votes were made by the same person. These downvotes were issued in the same minute of time. These accounts must be related in some way.
Then this "*punishment*" obeys the criteria of a single "*mind*."
Do not feel sad about this. It was simply an excessive action of a human being with a lot of SP but without any scruples.
I've been looking at this since the notification and trying to compose some thoughts for you, but this one is tough, because to me it defies any semblance of logic.
I think you jumped into the snake pit with this post my friend. I admire your courage to speak about something that many might be afraid to address in this space.
The powers that be implement the code, and we take what we get. It reminds me of of the general social structure of the world. It isn't much different is it? The one's at the top dictate what is good for all of us, and unless people unite with common goals, nothing ever changes. The polarization of society makes it pretty difficult. *(People don't agree on things..)*
I find you to be someone who does their best on Steem, and you think of creative ways to build community. Regardless of some of the backlash you've received, I can only see it as a projection of other peoples problems. You do a fine job. Don't let this get you down my friend. I hope this doesn't discourage you to the point of quitting. That is a real danger , an implosion of the ecosystem, people will not continually stick around if they get bullied post after post.
Best wishes @crypto.piotr,
Good morning @futuremind
> I recently responded to one of your tags, and you didn't even respond back.. Perhaps it just wasn't drama oriented enough for you?
I'm sorry for not replying earlier. I've been sick for couple of days and I'm only slowly catching up with replying to all comments. I surely didn't mean to ignore you and I appreciate your time.
It's sad to know that you think that all I care about is creating dramma. I hope you can see my point of view: this post wasn't about me and about any dramma at all. I tried (in the most polite and mature way) bring up issue that is really affecting many users.
Personally I know several users, who has been affected with mass downvotes and some of them already decided to quit this platform. I still see it as a problem and please allow me to give you another great example: @ulqu3
This user just posted something after being away for quite some time. He then upvoted his publication using bidbots and got heavily downvoted. Which would be okey, as long as someone would bother to inform him why is he being flagged by so many people.
This is the problem I've been trying to underline. It's important to create healthy mindset of those powerful stakeholders. It's not about creating dramma (as you suggested in other comment).
Thank you again for your reply.
As you know, I had a similar experience of being subjected to downvotes. My response was to simply let it pass. I took a few days off, stayed away, and revitalized my personal motivation and agenda.
Of course, the support I got from you and numerous other Steemit compatriots helped a lot.
It took a while to get over the discouragement, but now I'm back. Once again, I'm enjoying composing posts.
I hope you find yourself re-inspired and rejuvenated. Cheers!