AVOID POB DRAMA!

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A lot has happened in our small community in the last few weeks. I have shared my two cents about some of these issues. However, my involvement has been minimal, especially in the drama going on here and I have my reasons.

KNOW YOUR PLACE.

It is far too easy to get distracted by matters that do not concern you. Before I do anything on the chain I first determine how much of an impact my actions will be in that situation. If it is not significant then it is not worth doing.

For example, some people can fight abuse in this community and I am not one of them (yet). The best I can do in this scenario is to report abusers to the right channel. If I go about flagging people it certainly would be futile.

PICK YOUR BATTLES

It would be foolish to go into any battle without having the necessary tools to fight. Tools in this context will be influenced and stake. You cannot cause any change with your voice and opinion if you do not have any influence.

Some time ago, I got into a battle with a whale and that destroyed my progress for months. Guess what? No one came to my aid and I had to struggle through that period. It was the right thing to do but I would have gone about it differently and effectively.

AVOID PICKING SIDES

It is quite safe and reasonable to be as diplomatic as possible. This enables you to dialogue properly without creating unnecessary enemies.

I see a lot of people stick out their necks for others so easily, most times out of bias. I would never troll anyone just because I don't like them (and there are a lot of people I don't like here).

FOCUS ON THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT

For me that will entail building my stake, engaging in meaningful conversations I feel would help this community forward, helping those I have onboarded to achieve their goals.

There is just so much good one can do. I would rather focus on those things rather than get into silly fights over trivial and subjective things. It is not worth my time and energy.

This post is directed to newbies especially. A lot is happening on the chain/community and it is easy to get distracted and lose focus on what's important. Never forget your purpose here. Cheers!


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Nice bit of drama! We tend not to get involved we here to make music, have fun and spread some love! Eat !PIZZA and watch the drama.....

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smart :) ya' must be using your noodle
I like to have fun and network but it's getting nastier and with more users there will be more issues , as the infamous Marky Mark and his funky bunch said... "where there is money there is drama and fraud"
true dat'


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Lol i just ignore nasty....gravitate to fun energy!

we are just an imperfect bunch aren't we...


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lol thanks for the pizza. i dont mind a little drama


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If everyone decided to be like you, trust me, there are a lot of things that wouldn't move on here.

The dramas are necessary, to you it may seem irrelevant, but that's you, there's always just so much to derive from any conversation, be it toxic or calm.

If people can't speak up because of fear of being hunted by a whale, then we may as well die silent!

As a community, engagement in public conversations is a necessity because it is from there choices are made to better the governance system...


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I suppose it's the Gemini in me where I see both viewpoints but am proposing some things to help in the abuse/spam and suggestions channels. Stagnation does nothing nor does a bunch of "yes" people nor does hamfisted draconian ways. Debate is an artform and is often never employed but instead it's straight for the jugular. Yes there is a lot of fear of people speaking up or EVEN ASKING QUESTIONS FOR HELP which is absolutely bad for biz.
I care about biz or at least am speaking up along with some others about some different coping mechanisms.

Crypto is NOT a safespace, DPOS is based on how much you invest and stake that is the game. It is what it is and I feel that people can do just fine working within that system but you better not be a snowflake, even I can melt those :P ;)
peace, love and beer!
axey


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i think it all boils down to being objective. freedom of speech must be protected at a cost. most people do not understand this. i live in a country where free speech is becoming a luxury and I understand what it means to fight for your right. there is a costly price to pay. i would be dead right now if I was at the lekki protest which I intended to attend last year to express my right to freedom of expression.


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Good on you and am glad to see you doing well on here, I hope you can bring on some friends who are as ethical and cool as you, America imho is realllllly becoming dangerous on a lot of levels and crypto often isn't as much as a safe haven as we'd like as is the marrow of some of your post points
well glad you made it out safe, <3


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(and there are a lot of people I don't like here).

:) That was funny. You raise some wonderful points about being diplomatic. There's a time and a season for everything, right?! Sometimes you gotta speak up against the whales and sometimes you gotta stand down. The hard part is knowing when is when...but if you know who you are, the choice isn't so hard. If you see this forum as an income to survive on, then you shut up and keep the peace. If you see this simply as a forum with side financial benefits, then you can take on anyone when you need to and stick to your morals and values...which makes you dynamite. I enjoy the funds with posting, but I also figure I'm here to get my content out into the world. When I die, no mass hysteria will take place. Only a couple dozen people will likely care. My mark on this world will be the content I create that my kids and their kids can go back and read some day to remember me. My children won't always remember the things I say to them now, but they'll always be able to go back and see and hear my words of wisdom on YouTube and the Hive...and Steemit for the posts that remain from my bobthebuilder account... Thanks for the post!


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Sorry for the late response.

Your words resonate with me. I think we are all here for different reasons and those reasons influence our activities on the chain.

I typically avoid drama because i consider it to be pointless, to a certain degree. It does create buzz but it is short lived.


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Wonderful post, it is important to know how dangerous it is to start what one can’t finish.

Keeping heads low and creating zero enemies is the best way to grow as a newbie. Enemies will only cause damages.

Thanks for the insightful post @nonsowrites


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Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments. Although it is impossible not to create enemies are you move up in life. However, it is important to choose your battles wisely.


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yes we all have noticed it for sure or felt the vibes and I made proposals to help this out in the abuse and suggestions channels of the P.O.B. discord channel
I see valid points made by many but enough is enough , nobody should be scared to ask basic questions imho
cheers,
axey :)


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i totally agree with you. people should be brave enough to speak up and ask questions. but first, try diplomacy. if that doesn't work then we can follow the tough route. this is my take


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I totally agree with you as well, that's the problem is a lot of lurkers who don't speak up and at times I can see why but it's not a nice world we are in unfortunately but yeah if someone comes at you then yes, tough route or higher road......or mute button! lol


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U have really make a very good point, sometimes u just need to ignore something so u can be focus on something more important... So u don't get distracted


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I tend to stay away from drama, drama = stress & stress is a killer, an absolute no-go for me with my health situation.
I like your approach & this post @nonsowrites <3 I wish you a fab day <3


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Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.


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Yes, I heard there was a flag war going on here. It is better to talk things through with others. I am nudging people to quit self-voting without flagging. We can use statements like, "I don't flag people for differences of opinion because..."

my take: explore every means for peaceful dialogue before choosing war. no one actually wins in war. there are always casualties on both sides


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These are really important things to know so as not to suffer badly from what is not yours to begin with.

Been someone who always stay out of dramas, will be staying in my lane as usual while I keep engaging meaningfully as that's why I am here in the first place.

Hope the newbies heed to this very sacrosanct advise of yours


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Power and influence is very important for anyone that want to pick a fight else, the person may end up being trampled upon and shooting himself in the leg.

For someone that joined here the last day of December 2020, I must say that I'm still pretty new so I wouldn't be fully aware of the good fight you fought but I've also seen a lot of people to pick fight with within my short time here. And I've seen a lot of politics that goes on behind the scene. Shady ones

I can remember telling my Chancellor two days ago that l wished that I can just see things on face value just like some other persons do without trying to dig deeper into finding the ulterior motives behind them.

By the end of the day, all the things l discovered made me to stay away for active interaction here for 2 months. I just came back a week ago and I don't intend to pick a losing battle again. Never ✌️

Well, let's keep the fire burning. Shall we


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i find it strange that many think they can win the game of life without influence. our voices are only power when combined. if you are speaking as a single entity it is far too easy to be singled out and made an example. that is what powerful people do and sets the tone for other protests/agitations.


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I really understand you and I remember all the fight you had before. Those were only your ideas and opinion that was attacked. It's hard to keep something inside when you see that and you know that you may say something about it. Isn't that the freedom of speech we are looking for ? Isn't that one of the reasons we are all here ?

Of course not participating in any drama is the right choice to not get into conflict of interests. But is that the right thing to do if we want to see a healthy community in the future ?

Sometimes when we don't have that much power and influence, we just have to do what we can to make others understand our ideas without jumping into any conflict. Doing nothing is kind of killing ourselves inside. We don't have to affend anyway in particular, but we can write about the situation in general. After all we all have the same interest and that's to make everyone happy and to see the value of our currency grow !

Living in peace with ourselves and others is the best way to have a healthy relationship with ourselves and others.

Life is short and we should care only about what really matters !


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Exactly!


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i subscribe to attacking ideas and concepts that are no healthy for the community, this article is proof. I have not engaged in character assassination which is one things drama is focused on--pitching people against each other and creating a hostile environment.

everyone has the right to say what they want but there are consequences for every action, are you willing to bear those consequences? That is the question.

There is no perfect answer here.


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Your post made me think about drama as people think about politics. At least we have such saying in Russia : ''If you will not be interested in politics, the politics will be interested in you.'' So, avoiding drama at all could be impossible as well.

politics on hive, for me, entails the following:
-voting for witnesses that run the chain
-voting on proposals that will help develop the chain
-staking
-engaging in meaningful conversations about the growth of the ecosystem

I do not consider drama as politics. For me, it is a medium to seek attention. those who want meaningful changes will go about it in constructive ways. out methods may differ but the end goal is always to move the chain forward.

It is impossible to avoid drama totally but I think it is doable to a certain degree. there are certain conversations one needs to avoid.


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That is some cool advice bro. I always try to stay away from drama until it directly affects me or the community in general. It's not worth it. Focus on adding more value to the platform and work on your growth is the best way to move forward.

Make Crypto, not war. ✌


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we all have different reasons to be here and I guess that will reflect in our actions. i am not here to engage in crypto banter. at some point, that was appealing to me but now I have bigger fishes to fry.


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I really appreciate this your post I join this chain a month ago ...I have a purpose for joining this chain,I love each and every post of yours..but there is something I don't understand yet on this chain....I heard there is a site called LEODEX where you can buy and sell POB I will really appreciate if you can explain that to us,we newbie so as not to get scammed..I can message you privately too , if there is any help you can do for me ,I really want to know how to use the site LEODEX


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Ever traded or bought a cryptocurrency?


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i should make a post about that later this week or so...
leodex and hive-engine do basically the same


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Waw I will be very glad ...am dying to learn that LEODEX thanks

wise words

Thank you Ade...


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Sometimes it's fun when there is drama, you can imagine how boring it LL be when everyone acts normal. By the way I haven't noticed any tho, I guess it's within pals


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well if you look around a little you will see the tension. it is brewing and I sense things are about to get ugly sooner or later.


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Okay this...this was creepy


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Just too creepy


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Consistent dramas are unnecessary. On the other hand, calm seas do not make good sailors.


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Balance is the name of the game. We all need to know when to be diplomatic and combative.


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A little drama keeps things entertaining though lol and sparks engagement. Where it starts to get bad is when it's counterproductive and people start downvoting and crazy bs simply because they don't agree with someone instead of the Quality of the post.

This biggest issue with the proofofbrain blockchain concept is that it has human feelings involved within it. Primarily what we see are Greed, Division and Entitlement.


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It is far too easy to get distracted by matters that do not concern you.

Everything in pob concerns those who want what's best for the tribe.

FOCUS ON THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT
For me that will entail building my stake

You can also vote blank in presidential elections only to whine later on. This is what most people do and they could have made a difference.


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Everything in pob concerns those who want what's best for the tribe.

This is where unnecessary policing occurs. when people do not understand boundaries, conflict is inevitable. if I come under your post to tell you how and what to do with your content I am certain you wouldn't take that kindly. No one, absolutely no one wants to be told what to do. This is why I would rather discuss ideas rather than people.


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No one, absolutely no one wants to be told what to do.

It happens in hive and it can happen here if we pretend it isn't going that way. That's the problem.


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good advise and I agree to most points, seems I have to visit discord more often as I miss all that drama :-)


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