vote message

This message is akin to likes, hearts and stars in social networks. They represent an intention to support the message. Secure Scuttlebutt doesn’t mandate a term to be used in this case and some clients will call it like while others call it dig, it doesn’t matter, the message structure is the same.

What does it looks like?

  "key": "%p3LT5yzsfb/bPizfsgsEruyCeCgtqBY=.sha256",
  "value": {
    "previous": "%isvGQ2h9qnRiilXNssbXbi9pI+lTa1V4rpXpbT0=.sha256",
    "sequence": 549,
    "author": "@MRiJ+CvDnD9ZjqunY1oy6sfbsbMDC4Q3tTC8riS3s=.ed25519",
    "timestamp": 1560279862309,
    "hash": "sha256",
    "content": {
      "type": "vote",
      "channel": "patchfox",
      "vote": {
        "link": "%gZIjLirxZKxCMmczsbfsUeB+Yuz+4re67TNk=.sha256",
        "value": 1,
        "expression": "Like"
    "signature": "eIXFCiv3znd3p7/gtWfxUqTaV2ikHkmzKJiKFBJHPRWFsfbsbV4BnLIECva6waQhRgYTpWc9xD39B12a2DQ==.sig.ed25519"
  "timestamp": 1560279864098,
  "rts": 1560279862309

On the message above you can see that the author is doing a Like (as specified by the expression field) towards a message specified by the link field. The value 1 means a positive outcome, a value -1 means withdrawing your positive vote from the message.