The problem of “whales,” or outsized influencers on blockchain media, such as Steemit, is well known. Few people with lots of social clout can disproportionately support or demote other perspectives. Such is antithetic to the ideals of decentralization but has come about as a way to incentive early adopters to help promote a platform based on blockchain’s immutable distribution. This will change. It may change on Steemit in the future. But it’s already changing on other blockchain social platforms, such as Trybe. Even so, the issue of how much or how little privacy should be required in such a community is unclear. This thread touches upon a discussion of related points.