"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." After you not only burn, but nuke the bridge from orbit, don't send the one guy you think I'll be sympathetic towards to do your dirty work. I'm not stupid. I know the difference between you and he... Do you really think I'm such a stupid, simpering putz that I can't tell and everything will be OK? It's not even about me... It's about YOU. Yes. You people: spoken with a tone of disgust and a snarled nose... I'm not going to be a sucker for a bunch of Social Justice Warriors again. Not because I'm butthurt or mad or you hurt my feelings. But, because this community has a lesson to learn, and I'll not take it's chance to learn it away from it. Some people only learn the hard way. Suck, but that's how it is. You don't get to play the victim, act like a bunch of entitled shits, treat the one person who actually did real work like absolute garbage, and then he'll come running back for more because he just loves that so much... Grow up, or maintain your arrogance and find another way. Look at all those approved budget pipe-dreams that'll never happen... If you spent even a fraction of that on the people who actually did something... Sitting around doling out someone else's free money is not "work" or "action." You haven't actually done shit. And if that money is wasted and squandered? No negative consequence is suffered. Until the world sees what a clown car DASH has become... These topics don't seem related on the surface, but they are related. Very related. Just keep reading, you'll see why. Miners are giving you half the block reward, and what are you doing with it? Perhaps it is a miner tax, seeing how it's squandered so badly... Only one category of money gets wasted on such stupid shit, so flagrantly; tax money! So, what masternodes get paid really is a tax, after all! It's easy to give away someone else's money. It has no value. Now, if you ditched the stuperblock crapola, paid a percentage directly out of the blockchain... Well, then there'd be a value choice! When 10% is pulled no matter what, there's no value choice. It's happening regardless, so why not piss on it? Not even pay attention? It's a faux-vote. I told you it was a faux vote. I told you what would happen. Here it is. The useless neo-soviets screamed "But then the masternodes will vote everything down!" And they successfully got their free 10% for nothing. Now it has no value, because there is no choice. I used this example once already: Build car. Put one tire on it. Observe that this works badly. Set it on fire. Declare success. This is the current MN voting behavior. Why? Because the votes don't matter. The projects submitted don't have to prove their worth or value against anything of standing worth or value. They don't have to be worth more than doing nothing, which pays. So the projects we see are just as empty as the non-existent value challenge. Lets vote to force @camosoul to braid his ass hair every Thursday! It has to be worth removing from the payout, or not be removed from the payout. There's no value challenge. Instead we've got "Well, this 10% is coming out no matter what, so we may as well blow it on some kinda dumb crap..." We have the blind pork barrel. There's no corrupt politician earmarking pork for themselves. But it's still pork. "That 10% is going somewhere no matter what" needs to become "There's a cap at 10%, but to be included, it has to be worth a shit to begin with." And it needs 3 more tires. Part of why the budget system doesn't work, is because it's a car with 1 tire. It almost seems set up for failure because who in their right mind would have ever thought that this methodology would work in the first place? I sure as fuck didn't. I told you why, and here we are. It all came true. TOLJASO. Oh, and the convenient "solution" to a problem thing that we knew damn well wasn't going to work, is to conveniently elect representatives who will dole it out appropriately, simply because the voting masses can't get their heads out of their butts? Are you kidding me? So, the blind pork barrel becomes a willful pork barrel with all the same pitfalls of exactly what this was supposed to avoid? An artful ploy; if the audience is fucking retarded... Deliberately design something you know won't work and will be a disaster, so you can then suggest the same old corrupt system because it looks like a good idea compared to that total failure thing... We need to vote on more than just "yea" or "nay." Rate and priority need to be a part of the vote process. No more base 10% to burn regardless. Oh, predictability matters? DOGE still exists, your argument is invalid. Build the car. Put only one tire on it. Then declare "Oh well, that doesn't work, I guess cars are a bad idea and we need to go back to riding horses." Horses who are your buddies and will dole out the money however the man behind the curtain wants it done... Give the voters the granularity of power that they need for this to actually work. Then, stand back and let them fuck up until they learn. As it is, you're asking them to drive, while blind folded, with one tire, and an accelerator that is boolean (all the way to the floor, or nothing at all). Who could ever learn to drive like that? Of course that doesn't work. It almost looks like you intended it not to work, so that you could then suggest the path of horrible corruption, and turning that blind pork into your own pork, and having it look like a good thing... There's still someone here who isn't a fool, and I'm watching. Or did you think I wasn't?