I recognize that not all my content can be qualified as "quality" content, in fact, I don't think I'm a quality writer at all, and frankly, I don't want to be either...
I am here to enjoy and share my experiences and opinions and, on top of all, to enjoy the content of others.
Having said that, I consider myself a lucky guy regarding the number of downvotes received.
It is not uncommon to receive from time to time some odd downvote... Generally, the downvoter usually has very little strength and does not leave any reason for doing so, at least on my posts.
However, today I received a Downvote from a rare account that has caught my attention ...
@yaluma has downvoted me my morning post, and I have to say I was expecting it because, honestly, it was a so simple post regarding my Sunday Long Run. This post is addressed to the community of runners on steem, especially @exhaust and @runningproject, the people of these communities would value my post better than others who may simply see another post with respect to someone that runs.
What I mean is that I would not have been surprised if, at some point, I would had received some downvote in one of these type of simple posts.
Today, I received it, a small downvote from an equally small account, @yaluma, which has not left a comment on it ...
And who the f**ck is @yaluma?
Well, I have no idea, but his profile is this:
Account created on July of this year, 1 post written in Luxembourgish? in which he talks about the sale of I don't know what old coin..., there are no comments created by the account but there are a dozen replies, most asking why the downvote.
I have continued looking for downvotes received this week, they are not many but they all have a similar profile:
@reamdram: Hindi account with 1 post created in July 2019, no comments, 6 replies
@raclim: Russian language? created in July 2019, 1 post, no comments, some replies asking why the downvote
@jertrasoim: Russian Language? created in July 2019, 1 post, no comments, some replies asking why the downvote
@tygewer: exactly the same ...
These 5 accounts have downvoted me.
All of them created at the same time, publishing an unique incoherent post and nothing else, now at the service of some downvote trail, I guess...
But the strangest thing is that they all have the same number of followers and follow the same number of accounts.
Among their followers, some known names as @anomaly and @ raise-me-up and other old Bid-bots.
What is this?
What is the AIM?
What do they EARN for doing it?
I do not care, their downvote are so weak that I do not notice but, I would appreciate knowing why I have been downvoted.
I am really impressed that there are still people who waste their time doing something pointless, even if they have automated it.
I see that resentment is not against some but also against all the blockchain steem and I hope this does not get out of hand...
Would not be better to develop further the Downvoted process itself, making it somehow more difficult to be "automated"?
For instance, would be good to apply a "rule" on the code to oblige the downvoter to write the reason why the downvote has been performed...
Something as a compulsory operation just to certify you are human, as captcha or so would help as well...
The downvoting operation is a powerful tool, it has to be used in the best way possible so, I don't think downvoting trails help so much so, that's why I think we can improve it by avoiding automation as much as possible on this operation.
What do you think?