Fractional Voting Without 50kSP

6 months ago

Hello, Smokers!

Occasionally I see people ask how to vote for a lower percentage than 100%.

There's a couple of ways so far.

  1. You can get 50,000SP and unlock the slider for the website.
  2. You can use a more manual method where you enter in values and send them to the smoke RPC.

Click here for the method I've been using.

About:

I run a ubuntu 18.04 operating system, there may be subtle changes needed for other operating systems. This uses html/javascript and google-chrome with some bash to automate voting on smoke.io.




smoke-vote.bash - This is a wrapper script that performs a couple functions for you.
It takes two parameters.

  1. The post/comment that you would like to upvote/flag.
  2. The amount in smoke you would like to upvote/flag.

To use this file you will need to point cp /PATH/TO/smokeJS-vote.html.blank ./smoke-vote.html to the actual location of smokeJS-vote.html.blank




smokeJS-vote.html.blank - This is the html/javascript mostly supplied by @stoner on the discord. You need to edit this file and fill in the info for const ACCOUNT_NAME = 'ENTER YOUR ACCOUNT NAME HERE'; & const ACCOUNT_WIF = 'ENTER YOUR ACCOUNT WIF/PRIVATE-KEY HERE';

You can actually just use this html if you like, and fill in the data manually and then load the page in a browser like google-chrome/firefox, my bash scripts just automate the process for you.




smoke_vote_value.bash - A script to calculate what weight you need to vote in order to get the desired SMOKE vote. You need to edit username="ENTER YOUR USERNAME HERE" for this to work.




Put it all together and you can vote!


If you run smoke-vote.bash followed by the post url and amount you would like to vote, (I use quotes around the values, quotes make everything better.)
Example: smoke-vote.bash "https://smoke.io/cannabis/@maryjane/10-000-smoke-power-goal-achieved" "0.0955"

The script will:

  1. Calculate the necessary weight for the SMOKE vote.
  2. Edit the html file with the author, permlink, and voting weight.
  3. Launch google-chrome to activate the javascript in the html.
  4. Wait 15 seconds so the vote is cast (hopefully)
  5. Close the google-chrome page.

And a vote is born!

smoke_max_vote.bash is another script I have around to see what my current max vote is based on my SP/VP and current Pending Rewarded Vests.
To find this on your own you take your Smoke Vests and divide by the pending rewarded vesting shares, then multiply by 2 and your VP %.

I welcome any questions/comments/concerns. I also appreciate any support as witness at https://smoke.io/~witnesses



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They need to give the slider at a lower amount

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I think 4k would be a good mark... but then again, at 1.2k SP, I'd still like to give a fractional vote. Sometimes I wanna give a bit less, or conserve my voting power better.

Knowledge is power @trees and this, I must say is power made free. You kneeled an important issue on this platform as if it wasn't an issue at all. That is the beauty of your post. I call it Solutions Made Easy. Please, keep it up @trees because you just solved a major problem. bravo, brother!!!

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Heh, it's not that easy, someone will probably/hopefully come up with something even better.
People don't like having to edit things.
I do believe in showing my work though, free software is a passion.

Hmm.. I might need this, I've been voting <=5% & It's still pretty high 🔥

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Yeah, this let's you go down to 00.01% afaik. A 0.0005 vote from me was like 00.07%

50 000 :O This road will be long haha but no worries from me :) Good to know tho'

Awesome! I hope they will lower the 50k smoke limit.

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Maybe a slider that only lets you do 25%,50%,75%,100% for 4-5k SP??
Still able to fraction out a vote, but only in specific increments? Full slider at 20k?

I feel that would be a nice implementation.
:)

This is really helpful, thanks for sharing! I need to target 50k then. ^_^

At first I was a little bummed about the 50k SP that has to be gotten before you get your slider but as fast as I have been earning SP I don't think it'll be very long before I have it. Though it would be nice not to be draining my power down as much as I do

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@mister-meeseeks has a slider program as well.
I turned it into this site, which lets you enter your username and private posting key as well as the link to vote so you can slide and vote.
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmPNAkTU1vwVaXS55CrPzCWj6wNW14PpKVZTiQfAp71bma
downside that each time you go to the page you'll need to enter your credentials again, and idk how to make it blank out the private key...