I hope this "letter" finds you in good health. I have read many posts of you under the tag "sportstalk" in which you explain, that you just staked x amount of marlin tokens.
This makes me really happy for you. I also enjoy staking tokens of my chosen tribes.
I try to recall a post in which anything sport related was written as well....but nothing comes to mind.
You see under the tag "sportstalk" people can earn tokens as well but the readers also expect to read something sports related.
But I am sure you knew that already.
I am the last one who wants to piss on your parade but if you post some I staked x marlins tokens and put it under the "sportstalk" tag it looks like you just want some free tokens for your quality post in a tribe where nobody cares about that.
We have a problem within the sportstalk tribe which we call abuse and the only weapon we have is the downvote so far.
Downvoting a post can decrease pending rewards and make it less visible. Common reasons:
Disagreement on rewards
Fraud or plagiarism
Hate speech or trolling
Miscategorized content or spam
As mentioned I don`t disagree with the rewards you get on Steemit or the Marlin tribe but I strongly disagree that you should earn SPORTS tokens for that post.
That is the reason why I downvoted some of those posts.
Downvotes cost voting power the same as upvotes which means I have to upvote less and fight what I see as abuse.
If you look around you see a lot of posts which I would not call high quality posts but beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say. Still those posts have something to do with sports or the sportstalk community.
I understand the need to earn here on Steemit as this is a big reason I am posting here and delegate and commenting and so on.
Everyone has a different view what is ok, a bit shady or totally not ok.
The steem-game changed with the introduction of tribes and adding a tag can bring a bit of bonus rewards which is nice, I enjoy that as well as you can see down below on the tags I use.
Still I try to use my tags relevant as it totally undermines the purpose of tribes if we just use them all.
I confess that sometimes I stretch a topic a bit so I can use an additional tag as well but it is always somewhat relevant.
You don`t know me so I can understand if my opinion has no real meaning to you.
I assume you have all your tokens under one account.
As you have a lot of SPORTS even a small vote of you is very meaningful in terms of rewards.
Even if you just want to give out marlians token to greet a new member of your tribe you encourage with that this "tag abuse".
I am happy that you are a part of Steem and the Sportstalk tribe and also happy for you that you founded your own tribe but I see that as a problem.
I know you were helping with comment voting abuse as well so I am sure you give a shit about discouraging abuse and don`t see this as an attack and rather more as finding a solution.
Also this is just one random dudes opinion and maybe the rest does think it is not a big deal.