No more Voting Bots for me (I don't understand them and everyone is mad at me) by freeinthought

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· @freeinthought · (edited)
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No more Voting Bots for me (I don't understand them and everyone is mad at me)
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# The Good Stuff
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I've been a proud member of the Steemit community since 2016 but frankly never really made an attempt to understand how everything technically all comes together. I'm not an IT kinda guy and it doesn't really interest me.

I've been writing  mostly poetry and posting some original photography. Lately, I've been digging deeper into writing short stories and am working on a novel. This is all a passion for me. I love it.

I really like it here. I haven't been as successful as I had hoped monetarily but that's OK with me. So when a lot of these voting bots came along I thought, great. Maybe I can squeeze out a few bucks by paying for a few votes. It seemed like everyone was doing it. Most of the time though, the vote bots didn't really even pay off well and sometimes I even lost money. But I kept trying.

# The Bad Stuff
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Full disclosure, I have no idea how they work. But I'm starting to feel the wrath of several (sometimes quite militant) users who have threatened me and called me names because I used these services. My initial thought was *mind your own f@@#$@$ business.*

> "I will be stopping use of any such promotion or voting tools from now on"

Apparently though, using voting bots is a bad thing and supposedly hurts the platform. *I don't know. Does it? Perhaps it does.*

Like I said, I'm not an IT person. However due to the aggressive bullying (and the possibility that they are actually correct) **I will be stopping use of any such promotion or voting tools from now on.**

I really don't like confrontation. I'm worried about being indiscriminately *destroyed* by the **Steemit Police**. I don't want to feel like I have to leave Steemit and I don't want to be targeted by harassers.

**If you don't like my writing please feel free to un-follow me. I'm sorry if you feel that my actions have cost you money. I just want to write.**

#### Peace and Love!
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Read my profile if you want lots of free Upvotes. @a-0-0
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@wales ·
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I was thinking of using a bot but don't really know how. I see all the big whales using them and making loads of money but I'm not sure about using them. I think if you're work is good then in time surely a good following must build up, otherwise what's the point?
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@freeinthought ·
Thanks for the comment and taking the time to share. I really do appreciate it. I find it hard to keep up with the tech savvy people and all the etiquette. :)
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@wales ·
I gave up trying to keep up long time ago, now I just like to be wherever I am and not to let things get complicated too much if I can help it
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@mepatriot ·
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I'm just a newb friend, but I have a basic, gnawing suspicion that if Steemit does not succeed, long-term, that bots (and unfair "trending" protocols, as much as poor content making big bucks) will be among the reasons. I'm staying clear of bots.
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@freeinthought ·
You're probably right. I just don't understand it all well enough. The only think I don't like it how some people will pounce on you and condemn you for all sorts of crimes without really even knowing you very well. It's just like the real world I guess. I'm surprised some haven't equate voting bots with Nazis yet. Thanks for the comment and support.
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@mepatriot ·
People are judgemental.  It's the way the world works, ESPECIALLY the blogosphere.  Try not to take it too personally.  A lot of times they are just blowing off steam and they take it out innocent people like yourself online.
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that is so true .this plateform help and appriciate people skills very much as a writer not very good but some how this plateform give me very appriciative responce
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@freeinthought ·
There really are a lot of great people here on Steemit. I do agree. :)
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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@ahsanbukhari ·
@freeinthought i am glad that you respond me sir.Follow me @ahsanbukhari it gives courage to my work.Thanks
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Someone will be upset with us no matter what we do. You do you!
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@freeinthought ·
Thank you! You're such an inspiration. I often fall into the category of trying to please others just to keep the peace. It's not always the best place to big. Thank you for the supportive comment. It was a boost. :)
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@ocrdu · (edited)
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The Church of Piglet has forgiven you, and didn't unfollow you at any time, for personal reasons. Welcome to the *Tribe of Good Intent*.

To others we would like to stress that, tongue-in-cheek as we may be, we are not usually this forgiving, so [repent](https://steemit.com/piglet/@ocrdu/2akmtk-official-communique-from-the-church-of-piglet).

Kind regards,

The Holy Priest of the Church of Piglet, Holder of Truth, and Keeper of the Ivy Staff.

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*<sup>Image by @katharsisdrill</sup>*</center>
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@freeinthought · (edited)
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Glad to be a member. Now back to writing... :)
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@jocelynlily ·
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They can f*ck themselves. Use bots or not. There is an advertisement platform built into steem with boosted posts. Vote bots get you into trending which gets you eyeballs. 

Screw people that complain and harrass. They are the jack asses. I'm tired up with rage. You're clearly a great person pitting effort in. Vote bots are like buying Facebook ads. 

Nothing wrong with them. Keep it going.
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@freeinthought ·
Thank you so much for the support. I wish I was as bold as you. You're the best and a great motivator. Cheers!
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