πŸ“£ State of the Witnesses #7 - @trees Spotlight

10 months ago

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πŸ“„ What is 'State of the Witnesses' ?

State of the witnesses will be a regular update provided to the community on the status of the Smoke.io witnesses. The intent is to keep members informed of what is happening on the platform and what witnesses are doing. It is important that members of the community vote for witnesses that represent them and are driving the platform in the right direction. These updates are not intended to be all inclusive, but should only be a portion of the information used for your decision making.

In addition to the overall status, each update will also feature one witness in the "Witness Spotlight". This will allow the community to get a deeper look into the person/group behind the witness and how they play a part in Smoke.io.


πŸ“° Current Update

Going forward I will only track the top 50 witnesses in these reports. There is just too many that are most likely gone for good and are just cluttering the stats. If you want to see the complete list of witnesses and which members have voted for them, see my site smokeio.info for all the details. I have also raised the limit to 5 missed blocks for the summary list.

We went from 8 to 11 witnesses disabled in the top 50 since last report which is a step in the wrong direction. Since all of them have been disabled for at least two weeks I think it is every members responsible to remove votes form them at this time. We should not have any witness in the top 50 that has been disabled for 2 weeks. EVERYONE needs to check their witness votes NOW! We should do our best to make sure the top 50 spots are held by operational nodes.

  • beyondbitcoincas (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • nathansternx (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • propsforcrops (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • ienrikex (disabled 5 weeks ago)
  • lucashunter (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • smokinghotnish (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • jotmax (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • koh (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • s144 (disabled 11 weeks ago)
  • tukor (disabled 2 weeks ago)
  • mortiz (disabled 6 weeks ago)

Witnesses that have missed more than 5 blocks since last report are:
[x] indicates how many times they have appeared on this list

  • jrswab (127) [3]
  • chronocyrpto (121) [2]
  • grow-op (1602) [2]
  • emeraldtreasury (27) [2]
  • coffeebuds (192) [2]
  • blackman (25) [2]
  • smokeasaurusrex (100) [2]
  • bbtc (320) [4]
  • mister-meeseeks (34) [3]
  • beyondbitcoincas (421) [2]
  • nathansternx (1610) [3]
  • propsforcrops (1613) [6]
  • smoketerzai56 (104)
  • smokeafrica (80) [2]
  • wls-sweden (32)
  • toker (16)
  • lucashunter (80) [3]
  • jotmax (68)
  • koh (9)
  • tukor (54)

πŸ“Š Current Witness Rankings

RankPrev RankOwnerMissed BlocksΞ” Missed BlocksVotesWeighted VotesCreated
11blckchnd41223121618320907129/24/2018
22murda-ra91172114668164540009/25/2018
33powerpicswitness30231102162413611099/24/2018
44skylinebuds3784201101452757553649/23/2018
59jrswab52412711990496293852319/27/2018
66subways12312090399374085489/24/2018
77bbq-iguana24016489328357483749/23/2018
813roelandp1118484363572921329/26/2018
910chronocrypto23012122972870840580729/24/2018
108grow-op17141602129712888710957510/2/2018
1111emeraldtreasury134278568908591061729/26/2018
1212tradeitforweed83072683739478289210/30/2018
1314coffeebuds30719298653236806128910/13/2018
1417graylan0011763506424466209/27/2018
1519betgames161155541409918912811/10/2018
1615blackman1392518453182438632389/23/2018
1716smokeasaurusrex20810014852424291583009/24/2018
1818ihashfury0051482412331492910/13/2018
1921bbtc3823206441163779811789/24/2018
2023curationbro19014737868232924959/24/2018
2124jah.witness11347336752892125719/30/2018
2233intelliguy0058293636734051010/10/2018
2327mister-meeseeks503471227543642108310/6/2018
2422beyondbitcoincas4364219022595251555509/27/2018
2528moonblocks1808620840104200909/27/2018
2626howhigh12411698207764364525510/4/2018
275nathansternx1768161010820367240266149/25/2018
2820props4crops542716136916667009682009/24/2018
2934bangzi1007115763911561369/24/2018
3025ienrikex144605514956645395879/24/2018
3136ganja727612945544386879/24/2018
3237dgazek314211373754951979/24/2018
330xtetrahedron0041107236962474712/5/2018
3439trees33310710443448658859/26/2018
3529smoketerzai56123104579105147646679/24/2018
3631smokeafrica1597801067661777383589/24/2018
370luckylife002143125226005112/3/2018
3842wls-sweden32322031609277544811/21/2018
3941vladivostok115431111091244210/25/2018
4040toker16163627545974588910/9/2018
4130lucashunter148180682561390106169/24/2018
420vaultec221224720714827112/9/2018
4332smokinghotnish540492283984737959/23/2018
440hashkings13131214789408877312/14/2018
450canna-curate001012369595158212/18/2018
4635jotmax7468431013564357499/24/2018
4743koh209175954666135910/27/2018
4845s1441492012543659243959/24/2018
4938tukor585424490690536899/25/2018
5044mortiz8022313193391339/27/2018

⭐️ Witness Spotlight - @trees ⭐️


πŸ“Œ Why have you decided to be a witness on the Smoke.io?


I decided to become a witness when I saw the amazing community that was already here. Back then there was maybe 26 witnesses so I threw my hat and server in the ring as witness. If I can contribute even as a backup witness then that makes me happy. I already rent the server regardless of the existence of smoke and I was underutilizing it, so it made sense.

πŸ“Œ What is your background and how does that make you a good witness?


I know some computer science, I enjoy playing around with programming in the capacity that I'm able to. I've been using Linux for about 14 years, so I'm definitely comfortable in the environment. I've been around blockchain for almost a decade starting with bitcoin. I've been a member of some internet communities for some time now. I've also smoked for more than a decade, started with weed. With these combined, I feel like I was basically born to be a part of this.

πŸ“Œ What excites you most about being a witness?


The most exciting part will be watching the community grow. Watching people that are passionate today get rewarded for their efforts in the future. I'll be proud of smoke every time someone with expertise of some kind surpasses me in power.

πŸ“Œ What are your goals as a witness?


My goals as witness would be to get as many cannabis enthusiasts onto the site as possible. After we have a representative market share then hopefully we can get some companies on board to buy up smoke and drive the price up for everyone that believed in smoke in the early days. The OGs, if you will.

πŸ“Œ Are you involved in any projects outside of Smoke.io that you would like to share with us?


No.

πŸ“Œ Do you think Smoke.io has an important role in the broader cannabis community? If so, why?


Definitely, if we can become the place to talk about cannabis and become the mouthpiece for an entire culture by doing it right then we would be taking people with valuable expertise out of the shadows and into a well deserved respected position within a growing industry. (pun intended)

πŸ“Œ Where do you see Smoke.io in the future?


I forsee lots of pockets of activity, not unlike social media like twitter/facebook/etc. With growers and people interested in that aspect being in sections that may not even interact with people on the review or paraphernalia side, and topics and circles I can't imagine.

I see Steem's place in history as a proof-of-concept, simply showing that posts and votes can be made, and then smoke as the first working version, made with a purpose and target audience in mind.

πŸ“Œ What do you see as the biggest challenge for Smoke.io and how do you think it should be addressed?


Some people assume that people will flock here simply on the basis of it being a blockchain/cryptocurrency/etc. If we don't give people a reason to show up then we can't expect any percent of the real population to register. We need to keep high standards, pun intended, while being extremely welcoming to new enthusiasts. I think an efficient campaign across dispensaries, smoke shops, etc. could drive up membership and add value to smoke.

πŸ“Œ If you had to vote for only one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?


I think that would be @skylinebuds because his and my ideals for smoke seem to line up quite a bit. For an underdog vote I would suggest @enjoyinglife or @mister-meeseeks as fellow spirit animals. They seem to also love the community and want to see it guided in the right direction.

πŸ“Œ Tell the community why you deserve their vote?


No one deserves the vote, every witness should be proud to be scrutinized. I hope I can prove myself to the community through server uptime, community engagement, recruitment and maybe provide a service.


πŸ‘ Thank you @trees for taking the time to answer these questions and share your thoughts with the community.


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Β  Β· Β 10 months ago

Great report as always @bbq-iguana . The @koH witness node is up and running smoothly! The problem was with monthly billing.. so we are going to start billing annually !

Β  Β· Β 10 months ago

Nice update... I just un-voted the disabled witness

You step up the game. I love the commitment and well thought out post. I challenge myself and all witnesses to adhere to the high standards and a high level commitment to the network iguana has set forth. You have my continued support!

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Thanks for the kind words :-)

Β  Β· Β 10 months ago

Great post! This was exactly what i was looking for to help me choosing which witnesses to vote! Totally deserve my vote! Thanks for the great work! :)

Great series to give us smokers a glimpse of who it is we're casting our votes for!!

Β  Β· Β 10 months ago

This has quickly become one of my favorite weekly updates. Great work, keep it going!

Β  Β· Β 10 months ago

So far so good! @betgames Missed one block for the sake of testing, otherwise it has been a good sprint since installing monitoring devices.
Hope we all can continue to set the bars high and work together to have smooth operating smoke blockchain πŸ€—πŸ€—

With πŸ’•,
@bgw

So does this mean I should be pushed up into the top 50 somehow? Seeing as there are a lot of inactive witnesses? I've got a solid 100% uptime since my release and a backup node as well... I would definitely appreciate some support, if possible, as I haven't really been producing anything at all and there are inactives who may be receiving priority over me in handling those blocks. Just something to consider. I'm a new witness, but I'm far from clueless as to how it all works. :-)

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Well in an ideal world people will hopefully be motivated to unvote disabled witnesses and move up active witnesses for the goof of the platform.

Thanks for the update @bbq-iguana glad to say we are now producing blocks once again!

Puntastic interview :P I very much agree with your vision @trees. It's up to all of us to maintain the niche on this platform.

Β  Β· Β 10 months ago

Nice job man, i appreciate you keeping people updated.

Β  Β· Β 10 months ago

Nice update