My resignation from Steemit

in steemit •  3 years ago 

I have resigned as Head of Communications for Steemit. I’m going to take a little time to gather my thoughts and get some rest. Hope we can Steem On.

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Thank you @andrarchy for everything you've done for Steem. You were one of the first connections I made on this chain and you've been one of the most valuable members of the Steemit team.

Hey Andrew! Sorry to hear about this. Must've been a tough call to make.

Thank you for updating us and more importantly for your contribution and all the effort you put in to help steer things around. Much appreciate all your effort brother. We're here for you man.

Probably not too tough of a call given STINCs participation in a hostile takeover of the network today. But it is good to see that the takeover is obviously not supported by @andrarchy or @vandeberg given their resignations.

Now here's to hoping for a more decentralized chain run for and by community that can employee these two individuals in the future to continue their great work.

But can it become more decentralized if witnesses leave? Are we losing decentralized witnesses? In other words, how many witnesses are owned or somewhat connected to Sun, etc?

how many witnesses are owned or somewhat connected to Sun

I believe just 20 (currently the top 20). You can see which witnesses these are by looking at the witnesses @dev365 has voted for at These sock-puppet witnesses are @car2001, @respect888, @paintingclub, @toke2049, @onestepaday, @bostonawesome, @nicetry001, @waitforyou1, @jumphigh, @flyingfly1, @aheadofslow, @happylife123, @hunger365, @cloudysun, @night11pm, @agirl10000, @coronashallgo, @high46, @eastooowest, @goodguy24

But can it become more decentralized if witnesses leave?

The community-elected witnesses will not leave. Either they will regain control by getting more votes, which has almost happened or there will be a community fork where users decide to adopt a version of the blockchain without Sun and the attackers.

So, in other words, we have seen Steemit staff resign but many or all of the former top 20 witnesses continue(d) to be witnesses, that is their servers are still running. Is there only one official website for voting for witnesses? I've voted before like two years ago. Do I have to vote again? Does my vote expire? Do we have like elections, like terms of like two years or something? I am guessing not. But I could go back and look at my votes. I voted for Jerry. It appears his name was crossed out. So, I probably have a few free votes, assuming I can only vote for like 30 witnesses.

Is there only one official website for voting for witnesses?

No there are many sites, because voting at the end of the day is just a type of transaction on the blockchain. Here are some sites you can use:

Do I have to vote again? Does my vote expire? Do we have like elections, like terms of like two years or something?

Votes do not expire, but you should use more of your votes. There is no downside to voting for multiple witnesses. I'd recommend voting for all of the community witnesses that are close to surpassing the sock-puppet accounts.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Another option is to vote by proxy to a user like @theycallmedan. See his post at

The benefit of this approach is that you only have to do one action and your votes will update whenever @theycallmedan updates his votes. Hopefully he will keep them updated to which witnesses need them most.

How many witnesses can you vote for? Up to 30?

Go vote for the witness from 21 to 41

is there an official website for witness voting?

@arcange, I hope the lifetime friends we've all made on this platform can still continue to meet once a year, even if the get-togethers are called by a new name.

You and @vandeberg were the faces that made me believe in Steemit Inc. as not some evil corporation, but as a company that had people who actually cared about what was being built here. Steemit Inc. will not be the same without you and probably won't get much support from the community going forward. You two are going to get lots of love from everyone though. :P

🥺 i didn't expect from you any way you make good for community thank you 😊

Respect man.

What a fucking shit show.

Were you forced to resign or was it your own decision?
I've seen that Vandeberg stepped down too.. Is Justin cleaning house or are you guys just sick of his asshat shit?

Anyways man, thank you for your service to the blockchain.
Best of luck in your future endevours.

It was my own decision

Thanks for the answer captain.

Power to you. Stepping away from this shitshow will likely add years to your life. Good luck to you in whatever you do!

Holy shit. Thank you. For all that you've done and for taking a stance. What a sad day for #Steem. As I said to @vandeberg, I wish I could hire you myself. Please don't be a stranger - and take a good rest. We'll #SteemOn, however that's going to look like from now on.



Damn bro! Thanks for everything you did for the steem blockchain. :(

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

The reason for the resignation is pretty clear. The Steemit team bought by Tron was not informed about the block chain take over (all top witnesses are installed from Tron with the help of the SP of the bigger exchanges) a few hours ago. So now we know that Steemit didn't know about it or was forced not to communicate that. And it's not a good sign for the announcements planned for the next few days.
What can we do? Everybody who has STEEM on an exchange pull it back on the steem blockchain into YOUR account were you control the secret keys. I'm curious to see what will happen if everybody tries to transfer his/her STEEM. Spoiler: The exchanges have powered them all up. So they can't give them back to you! They make their business with your SP.
! Please take control again about your STEEM, login to your exchange and transfer your STEEM to your steem account.

Have you written any posts talking about this? Excellent advice that I wish more people would consider. But many are a bit too unaware of what exchanges, like centralized banks, do with our dough.

Not yet - but I will do one.


In light of recent events this would be the right choice imo! Rest up, reflect, keep your head up and come back stronger.

Damn man.... you represented what was right to me about steemit leadership. This is a truly sad day for me and so many.
If for gathering those thoughts....if a vacay is in the cards... i got your back... mi casa es su casa...hit me up without hesitation!!


I have the greatest respect for you in standing up against tyranny.

Hey Andrew thanks for everything you did! it was a pleasure having you around. I am crossing fingers that you can clear your head and we all can steem on. Yours

I know you from here, followed and read your posts. I know good things will come out with your decision and good luck to you. We will keep steeming.

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Shit. I really feel for you as I know how much of your passion and creativity was put into Steemit and what it could potentially achieve.

Hopefully, there's still plenty of room to build on so many of the ideas and visions we've shared over the past 2 and a half years where I've felt I've been lucky to call you a friend in this space, and that we can indeed Steem on further than ever.


Well said, @fredrikaa

Many blessings of peace and rest today. Thank you for your service to the blockchain!

Sorry to hear this @andrarchy. As I told @vandeberg you will always have my support and I am very appreciative of the work you have put in here for the Steem blockchain and community.

Thanks man. Appreciate that

Hi @andrachy

I respect your decision.

Would you consider voting for the witnesses currently outside the top 20?

Thank you for showing your loyalty. These few lines mean so much.

Respect. Way to stick to your guns in the face of what's happening. Never easy to quit.

He Andrew, as all other said, the commission with you. Get some rest but please stay in touch with us all.


Thank you andrarchy!

Are we seeing steem fall apart right now?

It has been falling apart from the beginning, and especially over the past 18 months, but yes, this is another big plummet for the platform and community.

What a major bummer this is. I always thought that society couldn't uphold a project like this properly without major disturbance of justice, but I wanted it to succeed soo badly.

Yeah, me too. I was so happy it existed and I was able to join in mid 2017. I felt a bit late, but I worked hard and invested everything I had in crypto, because I believed in it and put my money where my mouth was. I begged everybody I knew to get involved. A few did, but none are still around at this point. I feel like an idiot. I rode it alllllll the way down to the bottom. I even called the hostile takeover, more than a year ago. I'm sure I'm not the only one who saw it coming. Yet here I still am, in the ashes, holding the empty bag. I've got nothing but "I told ya so". :(

Oh well, better sooner than later. Hopefully there will be something better.

Maybe not from the beginning, but from 2017 December.
If you take a look at the statistics, it is clear.

Steem is sexy but I hate to watch it leave...


Thank you for everything you've done Andrew. I still remember our conversation on the boat tour during steemfest 1. How young and hopeful we were back then :) I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.. and keep in mind, the bigger journey has just begun, the path just looks a little different now.

You were the first Steemian I met in real life and continue to be the ideal of what this community is and/or should be. Steem on @andrarchy!

Good to see you again Doug. Wish it were under better circumstances 😂

My lovely one, keep the head up!!

Much respect, Andrew!

Thank God you resigned!

You were not able to articulate a single meaningful thought.
You were not able to generate 1000 YouTube views.
Your message resonated with no one.

The whole Steemit team was so incompetent that you were only able to destroy 95+ % of the marketcap.

If you were a bit less cocky, now each one of you would have a mansion and a Ferrari.

Enjoy as an unemployed person


Good Luck and all the best. Thank you for everything!


Is it really you, or somebody posting with the account?

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

take a good rest you earned it :) once you gathered your thoughts i hope you can send an application in for getting hired and developing by and for the community

The Steem community stands behind you. TY for your years of service to the Steem blockchain. Long live the king.

In buseness, employee will resigned not because of his/her job, but because of people!

Wishing you all the best, @andrarchy.

Thank you for your work here. Good luck, and sorry about what happened here

make sure you'll be back.

Wish you the best!! Thanks for being always present and supportive for the community!

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Jesus christ! Another resignation. Thanks for sticking to your word and integrity.

Wow, now it's your turn. What a coincidence that one of each quit whenever I refresh the page. Who's next?

ps. Thank you and stay blessed!

Probably Eli?

Now we will only see @steemitblog announcements about thriving tron blockchain and how great everything is... Fuck...

You will be missed @andrarchy

Eli who? lol

I'm sure you all tried to be the voice of reason. Thanks for trying, as well as everything else you did for Steem.

Alright @andrarchy; take it easy. We appreciate the work you have done!

What the....

I don't know what to say. Hopefully this is not the sign for the end of STEEM because I love this Blockchain.


I can't wait to see what you tackle next.

Thank you for everything you have done.

Enjoy your rest. It is well deserved.

I can't even imagine how difficult this whole situation has been for the core Steemit team, especially coming from your position as a user-turned-employee. Thank you for everything you've done, and tried to achieve, for the blockchain. You will be missed.

Sad to read this, thanks for all your input, all the best for the future.

Sad to read this, thanks
For all your input, all the
Best for the future.

                 - oaldamster

I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

Wishing you the best.

Thanks Andrew for everything that you have done! Please enjoy your rest.

Holy smokes! Who else is resigning? Watching this thing implode is just the worst. Sorry you're having to resign.


Thank you @andrarchy. It's time to show we are a trully decentralized platform, with decentralized governance.

respect, dude

Thanks for being one of the greatest STEEM ambassadors over the years. Had a lot of great talks at the past 3 STEEMFests. Hope to have more. Cheers to a bright future

With you all the best. Your talents and leadership will be appreciated in many other companies. Thank you for everything.

Thanks for the work, see you on the other side, wherever that is. Get some rest, you deserve it!

Good for you and thank you for your work and dedication to the chain. Let's spin up the new chain and get this rockin again.

Good luck, man. Thanks for everything. I'd like to be able to say more but I can't today because it just starts with fuck and ends with this.

Thanks for all your work. Good luck!

I hate to see it, but glad to see that the actual Steemit team didn't support the move. Good luck!

Wishing you the best, and hopefully we will still see you around.

What a way to show support for the community.
Thanks for your hard work these years.

사임 한다고
책임 면책 면피 아니쥬~!

이럴때 일수록 더욱 더 서로 힘내게 힘내야쥬~!

말로만 스팀 가즈아~냥~?

Steem ♨♨♨ On !

Shudang :/

thanks for all andrarchy. wish you well

Wow what is happening this is such a shit show right now. Mad respect to you and thanks for all you have done.

Time to pack our bag together with you my man...

I can only respect those with an honorable character and your actions are just that, honorable.

this sucks but i understand why. thanks for all you did for this was a lot.

Thank you for all that you've done for the Steem community over the years @andrarchy. You've shown today to be a man of honor and I deeply respect you for it. I look forward to your future endeavors and wish you all the best.

That is the only honest think to do...kudos.

You will be missed. Thank you all you have done for our community.

Thank you Andrarchy!

I’m very sorry it ended like this. Thank you for your contributions to this community!

You and @vandeberg both appear to be men of integrity @andrarchy. Once you have had some time, we hope to hear more from you and your perspective about all that has taken place today. "From the heart," as I am sure you have light to shed on events that may help us all in processing what has taken place.

Thank you for all your hard work @andrarchy

Thanks for everything. Get some rest.

Oh, boy.. This is getting real. Take care of yourself! I hope somehow this can all be worked out.

Thanks for everything you have done - I hope we see you with the Steem community wherever we end up. Steem on (somewhere)

Respect man.

Thank you!

Thanks for everything!

Thanks for the service so far and I hope that you will continue with the community.

Thank you for your efforts and all the best for the future.

I gave you shit.. Im not giving you shit anymore.

Steem is us, the community. We’ll be Steeming on one way or the other.


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You just resigned from Justin's sh!t, not from the Community! Get back to work, we have a chain to develop ;)


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I feel honoured to have met you and talked to you over the years Andrew. This is another proof of the type of person that you are. Your Integrity and Core Values speak by themselves . I hope somehow, something good comes out of all this shit.

Hope we can Steem On.

I really hope you stay part of the STEEM community - wish you all the best!

Sorry to hear that and I am happy for you to take stand instead of staying in the middle. But here's something more positive to think 🤔 about that you don't hear alot on Steemit these days :

What if the Tron acquisitin is a good thing (despites all the moral values). Think of it this way, whales eat whales. The original objective of Tron is to take over all (a bit like amazon). So in the long term, if the goal is maintained, steemit would be in the way of Tron. The fact that steemit is approached in the early stages of Tron's dream of total dominion, just shows that steemit has power and would be a great ally.

In the long run, only the giants will exist. For the development , I think Tron is great!! I got further in dapp that steemit, and that in a matter of days.

See this communication issue as a highier plan that you had no control over. Your long term reputation at steemit should not be trashed, but reinforced after thoses events. Hopefully those arguments will help and will be seen as constructive...even if there all only a bunch of 'what if'.

Are you endorsing centralized Amazon?

Ahah, nope, just pointing out how they took over

good points


Thank you for all you have done. And know that there’s a place for you in the next chapter of this community.

Sorry it came to this, look forward to hearing of future endeavors.

Appreciate all the work and effort you've put into this place. Lots of respect for you, dood.

Thank you for everything you have done for our blockchain and community. Stay strong. I hope you are right and we will Steem On again ;)

Sad day @andrarchy. Best of luck.

We need you, what we will do alone ??

This is unbelievable!, why are we experiencing this as community of steemit, Inc., lots of well devoted team leaving the post vacant?....hmmm......only time will tell.

Thank you for all your efforts @andrarchy!

It sucks that you gotta resign but integrity and principles come first.

Can I invite you to join us in Our whales are kinder and no downvotes exist because of a tipping system.