Loyalty is nice, but is it helpful? Witness Votes
Probably not the most exciting part of the platform. In fact it may even be the last thing you explore after joining Whaleshares, but it is certainly worth looking at. We have seen what votes can do before HF4 happened.
During beta, the main task of a witness is to support the Dev Team, help them create the platform that fits the vision. Update when needed, keep your witness server online. Every witness is important, the more witnesses, the more stable the blockchain is.
Cast Your Votes
Who should you vote for? That is up to you, what I would like you to take a look at is whom you should NOT vote for. Almost half of all the votes cast, are on disabled witnesses. Why?
Some witnesses left the project months ago. These people have done their part, something everyone is grateful for, but they decided to step down. They resigned from being a witness. Why would you not remove your support?
Votes cast on disabled witnesses affect new witnesses. They have to work their way up, fighting ghosts. It is like walking into a room filled with empty chairs and someone tells you there is no chair for you to sit on. We need to take care of our new witnesses, and already present ones.
Check the List
Witnesses who show up as disabled for a few days, may just experience some server trouble. Witnesses who no longer appear on the (disabled) witness list, shutdown their server over a month ago.
Support the Supporters
Support the witnesses who are here, helping the platform forward. You are still here, you must feel there is something good about this platform. Support the ones who help make it happen.
You can cast your witness votes from within the Wallet app.
Log in with your wallet/active key to prevent errormessages about missing keys.
Use your witness votes wisely
Jump over to the Block Producer / Witness page and cast your witness votes. Simply click on the (^) up arrow next to the witness names of your choice (consider voting for "krazywitness" and "ijmmaiwitness") and supply your private active key to lock in your vote. Refresh the page in case your vote doesn't seem to stick.