OK here we go...from now on, unless I make an exception, no entries to my game from anyone with a rep. under 50. This has been a rule for a long time which I've let slide but from today, it will rigourously enforced. This is for two reasons.
Firstly, because there are still accounts being set-up to simply farm comments.
I know who is behind it but if there is no plagiarism, there is no problem but I'm not having it on my blog as entering with multiple accounts is unfair on other players. Accounts with bought delegations from blocktrades will come under close scrutiny. I am not giving HBI shares to people who are taking the piss and will not make a profit from having them in the long term. Again, they could be going to people with a long-term outlook who play fair.
Secondly, many accounts playing here with low reps have been caught by @hivewatchers and are on a blacklist.
Again, I know a number of you were given appeals and I am hoping you finish your appeal process, get off the blacklists and build your reps again but until you hit a rep of 50, no entry to this competition.
However, I will support anyone in their posts to build up their reputations and am always available around the Chain if you want any advice.
Hive and @sportstalksocail are NOT Crytpo faucets. There is no free lunch and it takes time to build your reputation and create engagement and relationships with other users. Did I mention it takes time AND hard work? I will keep mentioning this. You could of course simply buy-in with many thousands of dollars but most of us don't have that luxury and need to slog away over time. A lot of you are relatively new users but you are not stupid and can see and learn and should not be trying to 'game' things or wasting your time trying to get something for nothing. Life doesn't work like that and neither does Hive.
People who have been here a while have seen it all before. The older members and the (most importantly for you) the big whales and @hivewatchers have seen it all before, it's doubtful there are new tricks that any of us don't know about. You might earn some very small and very short term profits by gaming and taking the piss but if you want to try and secure a long term and financially secure future you need to put in the hard work, be genuine and most of all be consistent. Those big shot accounts you all follow religiously in an attempt to get big upvotes could be YOU in a few years. Most of my audience today are all youngsters. You have time in abundance so why waste it playing the idiot?
A Couple of Things About Creating Posts...
DO NOT: Use translation tools to translate once, or even twice a published article to try and fool people. This is so easy to spot that it's untrue and many clever dicks have tried and been banned in the past. 'Spinning' is also very easy to spot!
ALWAYS: Source any photos you use and reference where you have got any information from.
(PS Be careful using copyright photos even if you source them. I personally disagree with a lot of copyright law and don't care what people use as long as they don't pass them off as their own but this is just MY opinion and not necessarily either Sportstalk's or Hive's)
TRY: And put personal opinion and views into what you write, it helps create connections to the reader.
BE GENUINE: I don't care how good your English is or how clever you are, I want to see EFFORT and SINCERITY. 100 words and a picture doesn't cut the mustard. Talk about sport in your country, tell us about your life and your own sporting likes and dislikes and what you personally play! As an example, I have a load of Nigerian guys on my contest every day, I have no idea about football in Nigeria or any other sports there! Write about it. I sadly know fuck all about grassroots sport in the many African countries so tell the world and all the other ignorants like me all about it!! Apart from football, what other sports are popular there? You guys should be ashamed you haven't written about it already!
COPY: the big shots here, see what the biggest earners do and learn from their style and their engagement. Have you ever closely examined a post by @cryptoandsports for example? There is a reason he earns a fortune every post. HE is also a curator for OCD, if he recommends your post, you could make a huge amount but he doesn't recommend shit! PUT IN THE EFFORT
REMEMBER: THIS IS A TRANSPARENT BLOCKCHAIN. EVERY SINGLE TRANSACTION CAN BE SEEN BY EVERY SINGLE MEMBER!
Now for some specific exceptions that apply to my game and my account.
@pthker2010 how is your appeal process going? You want to work through it and build your rep then follow what @hivewatchers have told you and I will upvote every article with both this and my main account to help you build your reputation back up and get off the blacklists. If you want to keep using this account, let me know in comments and I will help you.
@ralph75 has been in the game a long time and although it's an alt. for someone and has a rep under 50, I have no reason to suspect him of nefarious deeds.
Anyone else wants help or to stay in the game, talk to me in comments or if you want to just carry on as you were, no problem also, but be prepared to take responsibility for the results of your own actions.
That's it for today, back to normal tomorrow with a new game. Take care guys and listen to the old man!
Marching On Together