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Title: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Qoheleth on December 13, 2012, 05:48:10 AM
About two months ago, 4chan, one of the largest and best-known forums on the Internet, began a subscription service where for $20/year, users could bypass the requirement to enter a captcha when posting.

As of today, Bitcoin is being accepted as a payment method for buying such subscriptions.

One datapoint (Wordpress) can be an exception. Two datapoints (Wordpress + 4chan) can be outliers. But there's also the possibility that these are signs of the wind changing - signs that widespread adoption has finally begun.

Your thoughts?


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Largo on December 13, 2012, 06:02:01 AM
One datapoint (Wordpress) can be an exception. Two datapoints (Wordpress + 4chan) can be outliers. But there's also the possibility that these are signs of the wind changing - signs that widespread adoption has finally begun.

Your thoughts?

I agree, maybe 4chan isnt as big as wordpress, but it will get some news for bitcoin for sure.
With all those news recently, i bet many more sites are working on using bitcoin.
2013 will be a very interessting year for bitcoin.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Stephen Gornick on December 13, 2012, 06:27:40 AM
As of today, Bitcoin is being accepted as a payment method for buying such subscriptions.

I was certain this was going to be some type of prank when I went to look.

Nope, it's real:
 - https://www.4chan.org/pass

Reddit post on it:
 - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/14rp5n


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: 420 on December 13, 2012, 07:14:50 AM
Site Information for 4chan.org  Get Details
  Alexa Traffic Rank: 988   Traffic Rank in US: 452


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: MoonShadow on December 13, 2012, 07:18:23 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: 420 on December 13, 2012, 07:19:51 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.

let's get a refresher


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: MoonShadow on December 13, 2012, 07:24:57 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.

let's get a refresher
Huh, the search function produces nothing.  Maybe that whole incident predates this version of the forum? OR perhaps I'm jsut thinking of the wrong website.  Could there be another internet forum with a name similar to 4chan?


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: 420 on December 13, 2012, 07:26:47 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.

let's get a refresher
Huh, the search function produces nothing.  Maybe that whole incident predates this version of the forum? OR perhaps I'm jsut thinking of the wrong website.  Could there be another internet forum with a name similar to 4chan?

omg this isn't the first version?


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Qoheleth on December 13, 2012, 07:28:05 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.
To be fair, there still seem to be quite a few people on the site who think Bitcoin is a joke.

But thanks to services like BitPay and Coinbase (the latter of which the site seems to be using), you can think Bitcoin is a joke and still accept payment in it with impunity.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: MoonShadow on December 13, 2012, 07:40:38 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.

let's get a refresher
Huh, the search function produces nothing.  Maybe that whole incident predates this version of the forum? OR perhaps I'm jsut thinking of the wrong website.  Could there be another internet forum with a name similar to 4chan?

omg this isn't the first version?

Oh, no.  The first version was actually attached to bitcoin.org, and couldn't handle the kind of volume that it was getting eventually.  Now it sits on a separate server, and I was just wondering if not all of the archives made the transition.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: organofcorti on December 13, 2012, 07:48:35 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.

let's get a refresher
Huh, the search function produces nothing.  Maybe that whole incident predates this version of the forum? OR perhaps I'm jsut thinking of the wrong website.  Could there be another internet forum with a name similar to 4chan?

I don't recall any 4chan incidents. Lots of SA trolling though.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: SlaveInDebt on December 13, 2012, 08:14:49 AM
Who cares get on the boat!
http://i50.tinypic.com/2nbghvb.jpg


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: myself on December 13, 2012, 08:15:29 AM
is a know fact that /b/tards do follow moot in any of its decision and if moot decide to accept bitcoins they will follow him


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: organofcorti on December 13, 2012, 08:48:23 AM
is a know fact that /b/tards do follow moot in any of its decision and if moot decide to accept bitcoins they will follow him

Hey, you're back! Good to have you here.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: myself on December 13, 2012, 08:55:45 AM
is a know fact that /b/tards do follow moot in any of its decision and if moot decide to accept bitcoins they will follow him

Hey, you're back! Good to have you here.
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Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Tronlet on December 13, 2012, 10:14:10 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.

let's get a refresher
Huh, the search function produces nothing.  Maybe that whole incident predates this version of the forum? OR perhaps I'm jsut thinking of the wrong website.  Could there be another internet forum with a name similar to 4chan?
4chan does not have post history. Any thread posted there will be wiped within at most a few days for threads that are really popular, and less than an hour for threads that aren't popular. Like any other chan, any thread posted there has a post limit, after which a thread of that length will be immediately wiped, any thread that falls off the 15th page of results for threads will be wiped as well. The longest threads have a very slow, but continuous post rate, with a post being made every time the thread falls to the last post of the 15th page of results to bounce it back up to the first post on the 1st page. Very popular threads will last a while, but wipe quickly upon reaching the page limit. Unpopular threads will of course fall off the 15th page and cease to exist. It's a bizarre format, but one that probably led to its wide fame.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: b!z on December 13, 2012, 10:56:22 AM
Wow, after all the crap we got from 4chan a couple of years ago?  This is quite a change in position.

let's get a refresher
Huh, the search function produces nothing.  Maybe that whole incident predates this version of the forum? OR perhaps I'm jsut thinking of the wrong website.  Could there be another internet forum with a name similar to 4chan?

4chon
420chan
2chan
7chan
iichan
8chan

too many to list


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: myself on December 13, 2012, 11:24:18 AM

4chan does not have post history. Any thread posted there will be wiped within at most a few days for threads that are really popular, and less than an hour for threads that aren't popular. Like any other chan, any thread posted there has a post limit, after which a thread of that length will be immediately wiped, any thread that falls off the 15th page of results for threads will be wiped as well. The longest threads have a very slow, but continuous post rate, with a post being made every time the thread falls to the last post of the 15th page of results to bounce it back up to the first post on the 1st page. Very popular threads will last a while, but wipe quickly upon reaching the page limit. Unpopular threads will of course fall off the 15th page and cease to exist. It's a bizarre format, but one that probably led to its wide fame.
and because of this there is a endless reposts, copy pasta posts by new fags/old fags/fags/<something>fags and ofc the best troll posts you can find on the internet, I don't think SA trolls can beat 4chan trolls  


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Seal on December 13, 2012, 02:34:26 PM
About two months ago, 4chan, one of the largest and best-known forums on the Internet, began a subscription service where for $20/year, users could bypass the requirement to enter a captcha when posting.


I've not been on 4chan much, but I'm surprised at the $20 to avoid captcha! I wonder how popular that option is!


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: paraipan on December 13, 2012, 03:24:59 PM
Funny how people change over time...

Quote
* Will you accept PayPal or alternative payment methods in the future?
At this time, it's unlikely we'll offer PayPal, Google Checkout, Bitcoin, or other payment methods...

https://www.4chan.org/news?all#110


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Spekulatius on December 13, 2012, 07:52:10 PM
This is in "Speculation", right?

Anybody wanna draw some arbitrary calculation outta his ass to what extent this will impact prices?

I start!! ;D ;D ;D

If we take the price movement following the wordpress news as reference (5% up in 2 days) and combine it with its page rank on alexa.com (21st) we can calculate the immediate impact of this recent revelation to 0.1% price change (upwards) within about 2 days (990th page rank equals a 47 times weaker effect).


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: adamstgBit on December 13, 2012, 08:18:49 PM
This is in "Speculation", right?

Anybody wanna draw some arbitrary calculation outta his ass to what extent this will impact prices?

I start!! ;D ;D ;D

If we take the price movement following the wordpress news as reference (5% up in 2 days) and combine it with its page rank on alexa.com (21st) we can calculate the immediate impact of this recent revelation to 0.1% price change (upwards) within about 2 days (990th page rank equals a 47 times weaker effect).

lol

but what about the lone nut effect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ)?

time to get up and dance?


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: BC12345 on December 13, 2012, 08:22:07 PM
As of today, Bitcoin is being accepted as a payment method for buying such subscriptions.

I was certain this was going to be some type of prank when I went to look.

Nope, it's real:
 - https://www.4chan.org/pass

Reddit post on it:
 - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/14rp5n

For me https://www.4chan.org/pass says:

"Pass purchasing is currently disabled, please come back in 2 hours."

?



Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: damnek on December 13, 2012, 08:22:29 PM
This is in "Speculation", right?

Anybody wanna draw some arbitrary calculation outta his ass to what extent this will impact prices?

I start!! ;D ;D ;D

If we take the price movement following the wordpress news as reference (5% up in 2 days) and combine it with its page rank on alexa.com (21st) we can calculate the immediate impact of this recent revelation to 0.1% price change (upwards) within about 2 days (990th page rank equals a 47 times weaker effect).

I think you should take into account that 4chan likely has a higher density of computer geeks.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Spekulatius on December 13, 2012, 09:04:38 PM
This is in "Speculation", right?

Anybody wanna draw some arbitrary calculation outta his ass to what extent this will impact prices?

I start!! ;D ;D ;D

If we take the price movement following the wordpress news as reference (5% up in 2 days) and combine it with its page rank on alexa.com (21st) we can calculate the immediate impact of this recent revelation to 0.1% price change (upwards) within about 2 days (990th page rank equals a 47 times weaker effect).

lol

but what about the lone nut effect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ)?

time to get up and dance?

Looks like the nuts are getting nuttier.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: mccorvic on December 13, 2012, 09:47:23 PM
This is in "Speculation", right?

Anybody wanna draw some arbitrary calculation outta his ass to what extent this will impact prices?

The price will go up by thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiis much.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: greyscale on December 14, 2012, 01:38:52 AM
4chan announcement will no doubt be blown way out of proportion. I expect 5% rally.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: DoomDumas on December 14, 2012, 01:47:39 AM
YEAH !!!  This is awesome !

Like many said, 2013 should be a really interesting year for bitcoin.. far more than those very interesting 3 years I've been following bitcoin actuality / developpements

A lot to come, Stay tuned ;O)


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Rudd-O on December 14, 2012, 11:19:13 AM
4chan PASS?

Don't they mean 4chan GOLD ACCOUNT?


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: Endgame on December 14, 2012, 12:44:34 PM
Great to see another well known site accepting bitcoins. Nice work coinbase for helping make this happen.


Title: Re: BTC Adoption Continues: Now Accepted at 4chan
Post by: citboin on December 19, 2012, 06:23:24 AM
did it happen on the date of OP? If so it made btc/usd drop  ::)