Lot's of people are crying out for centralized standards of behavior on STEEM. When they do, they invoke the paradigm that they are used to, web 2.0 social media.
This is web 3.0! My stake in STEEM Power entitles me to influence the standard to whatever I want it to be. To encourage behavior I upvote, to discourage it, I downvote. My standards might be completely different than yours, and sometimes we may agree. I'm totally cool with that. I can totally respect that you would upvote something I would downvote, or the inverse of that. What matters at the end is the ratio of who thought it was up-worthy, versus who thought it was down-worthy.
People tell me, don't downvote that guy, he's an A, or don't upvote that gal, she's a B. Screw that, everyone gets held to the same standard. I'm not interested in trying to track what thing everybody is, and I'm sure as hell not going to adjust my personal standards based upon a demographic. If that's your thing, be my guest. Get on the other side of my vote. That's why we vote.
The call for centralized standards enforcement
Recently an SPS proposal was floated by the so-called South Korean community to enforce more control of curators in the area of downvoting. Refer to the link below.
They want to influence what you can do with YOUR STAKE. Specifically, they want to enforce a centralized standard on the application of downvotes. They want to make this the thing we are trying to escape.
Forget for a minute how insane the logistics of attempting this would be. Why would they want to do this? In my opinion, this community bought millions of steem prior to HF21/22 and thought up all kinds of creative ways to game the reward pool. The problem is, this gaming results in complete shitposts getting $20+ upvotes.
This proposal has a whole who's who list of these gamers (thanks for that by the way). Nothing would make them happier than their delegation bots and complex self-voting systems being able to operate unabated.
NO, there will never be official standards, because I set the standard, we all set the standard. It's called decentralized governance.
Don't fall for it!
Don't let them fool you, this whole 'downvotes are violence' narrative is complete bullshit. The people crying the loudest about downvotes, are the ones who were milking the reward pool the hardest for the least amount of work prior to the HF. Don't believe me, find someone up in arms about downvotes and take a stroll through their history. It's all on the blockchain. More often than not they had some method of maximizing the extraction of rewards.
All the small accounts now actually getting curated that were previously ignored, they aren't complaining about downvotes. Don't fall for the narrative. I implore you, check out the backstory of anyone trying to push it on you.
If you turn this joint into whaleshares, C-YA
In any case, if these people get their way and find a way to enforce 'curation' of curator's downvotes, 13 weeks won't be fast enough. Enjoy the ride down.