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Please stop reporting bad citizens

ijmmaiwitnessPosted to Friends2 months ago3 min read


It is taking way too much of my time to explain the same thing over and over.

Set your own standards, and act upon them.
Many people report X and at the same time support Y, who supports X. You keep bad habits alive with your reward. The only one who can make a change is you.


A decentralized system means no one is the boss, and at the same time everyone is the boss. You are the one who decides what is allowed and not, simply by your reward behavior. If you don't have the time to research and just reward what you come across, that is fine, but don't be surprised people take advantage of that.

Stop the big accounts

Why were smaller accounts talked to and not the bigger ones? Simple, do you really think the bigger accounts could care less about being rewarded or not?

They are completely fine with just their own reward. Their aim was never to make friends or to participate in a pod. They are just here to get as much WLS as they can.

The smaller accounts however, may want to be friends with people, may want to join a pod eventually. They ruin their reputation by displaying bad behavior. They are the ones who can see profit in changing their behavior.

This has nothing to do with "having no guts to address the bigger accounts", it has everything to do with being practical. What actions may generate a positive result and what actions are hopeless from the start.

Freedom of speech

Whaleshares offers freedom to everyone.

  • It was not created to support bloggers, but you can create a pod just for bloggers and have a blast.
  • It was not created to share copy paste memes, but you can create a pod for just memes and have a blast.
  • And so on.

There is no end to the possible (sub)communities you can create on Whaleshares. Unless it is forbidden by law, that is one step too far into freedom. But you are the one who has to make it happen. Don't sit and wait, complaining. Create your own community.


But..., yes I know.
HF3 was the first step into putting the focus on friends and pods. Making it more obvious that Whaleshares is all about (sub)communities. Unfortunately, the system was only partly implemented. Not a good thing, but that is what we have to work with till HF4 arrives. HF4 will complete the process, and turn the platform in its more or less final shape. That doesn't mean development is over. There is still a lot to do. It is like finishing building a house and then moving on to putting bathroom, kitchen and so on in place.


Want to talk to community leaders or team members? Come to the Lounge on Discord. There is no 24/7 coverage but people try to be there as often as daily life allows.

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