While we are allowed 30 votes, I have only fulfilled 17 of mine. Over the weekend I went through the ones I had chosen over the last fourteen months on the blockchain and discovered quite a few had been disabled. So if I had voted for them, I immediately removed my vote. No sense in wasting a vote, right?
So I Have To Ask The Community & Members...
What Do You Look For In A Witness?
My Personal Witness Beliefs...
I have stated in the past, numerous times, that I am not a behind the scenes person. I know little about IT development. I know next to nothing about HTML and coding. I am writer. I am a grower. I know almost nada about what it takes to be a witness. I like to leave that to the people who do know. Who do understand. And who can help the SMOKE blockchain thrive, advance and continue to grow.
While I still have some more witnesses to check up on that I have voted for in the past, I am also looking into new witnesses who are emerging after the fiasco last week.
We tend to vote for a witness and that's that. We never give it another thought; that is until the blockchain hiccups or breaks. Then we are all over that business!
We complain. We make remarks about where are they? We tend to be snarky or snide because our toy is broken and mom and dad (AKA the witnesses) are out on a date or at work and can't fix it right now!
Yes, I did that too. You weren't the only one.
How Dare They Leave Us High (no pun intended) & Dry!
Some of us flooded the Discord group and kept asking... When's SMOKE gonna be up? Where's the active witnesses? We were admittedly having SMOKE withdrawals. Every day that passed we lost SMOKE and SMOKE power. Our SMOKE world was crumbling down and we couldn't do anything but watch it happen and rue the day that the witnesses had abandoned us!
So if you were like me, as soon as SMOKE was up and running again, you opened the Vote For Witness tab on your homepage and started sifting through the actives and inactives. You changed your votes. Or perhaps you signed on and became a witness (and to those of you who did, I commend you as I could NEVER do that).