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Title: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Mc_Moneysack on March 26, 2018, 02:51:09 PM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Wendigo on March 26, 2018, 03:16:13 PM
Yep sorry to say but you have been doing it all wrong. You need to start sucking up to people and you will receive merit in no time. That's how this forum works.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: EthanB on March 26, 2018, 03:29:25 PM
You should utilize the search function, because there are many threads that have already discussed this. It is unhealthy for people to get desperate for merit, because then you start forcing yourself to post the strangest things that are not helpful. You should stop worrying about merit and focus on becoming more informed, helpful, creative and useful. Merits should be of literally no concern to you.

You say that you've been quite active for a long time, but you barely have any posts and just registered 2-months ago. You have not been active for a long time and you barely post anything. If you think 2-months is being around for a long-time, then you are sorely mistaken about the expectations around here.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: TheQuin on March 26, 2018, 03:35:55 PM
If you think 2-months is being around for a long-time, then you are sorely mistaken about the expectations around here.

This is true, it is going to take time to become knowledgeable and have something to say that stands out. From a quick look at your post history, you are entirely focused on altcoins. This being the Bitcoin Forum may also be a bit of a handicap to you.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Mc_Moneysack on March 26, 2018, 03:41:30 PM
You should utilize the search function, because there are many threads that have already discussed this. It is unhealthy for people to get desperate for merit, because then you start forcing yourself to post the strangest things that are not helpful. You should stop worrying about merit and focus on becoming more informed, helpful, creative and useful. Merits should be of literally no concern to you.

You say that you've been quite active for a long time, but you barely have any posts and just registered 2-months ago. You have not been active for a long time and you barely post anything. If you think 2-months is being around for a long-time, then you are sorely mistaken about the expectations around here.

Weíll thatís the kind of answers youíd expect from someone who is in the comfortable position to sit on a nice stash of merit. From your perspective it is easy to say that someone shouldnít worry about merit.
I also grant you that I havenít been around here for a long time, but definitely not that I havenít been active. Thatís definitely not the kind of ďadviceĒ I had hoped for....


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: sparg on March 26, 2018, 03:42:02 PM
I agree with you to a point.
Merit system made it harder for some of us to rank up. For those of us who are honest and don't bend the rules to do this because is see that those who farm are still doing their thing. There are many reports of people who receive merits for a one line post of maybe 3 words and they are not punished.
I think that the wise-guys are still doing their thing while we are taking the punishment.  


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Mc_Moneysack on March 26, 2018, 03:53:54 PM
I agree with you to a point.
Merit system made it harder for some of us to rank up. For those of us who are honest and don't bend the rules to do this because is see that those who farm are still doing their thing. There are many reports of people who receive merits for a one line post of maybe 3 words and they are not punished.
I think that the wise-guys are still doing their thing while we are taking the punishment.  

It simply angers me when I see how low quality is rewarded and I put a lot of effort and time into my writing and people tell me to be patient.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Jet Cash on March 26, 2018, 03:56:24 PM
I think you are spending too much time in the alt and bounty sections. Also, I found economics a bit spammy, so I don't go there very often.

Another minor point is your representation of numbers. The dot is used in mathematics to represent a decimal point, and a comma is used to group larger numbers into threes. This means that 1,000 represents one thousand and not just one. For some reason EU countries seem to reverse this, and it is one reason that an EU country can never replace London as a major international financial centre.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Daboy_Lyle on March 26, 2018, 04:13:44 PM
Here's my searches answers for questions about merit.
You can earn merits by just simply posting constructive and useful posts. Enjoy on posting don't understand if you're post will be merited it will merited if your post deserves it.
https://i.imgur.com/mnjxMzx.png


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Lazada on March 26, 2018, 04:14:45 PM
I agree with you to a point.
Merit system made it harder for some of us to rank up. For those of us who are honest and don't bend the rules to do this because is see that those who farm are still doing their thing. There are many reports of people who receive merits for a one line post of maybe 3 words and they are not punished.
I think that the wise-guys are still doing their thing while we are taking the punishment.  

It simply angers me when I see how low quality is rewarded and I put a lot of effort and time into my writing and people tell me to be patient.
I think our active role will also affect the development of merit. we should be able to do a report and we can do that easily. believe that mod can do everything well. they will filter and ultimately take action against the account that is doing the farming. for me justice and also the lack of spammers should be the ultimate goal and we will feel the existence of a much more comfortable forum and also much better.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Mc_Moneysack on March 26, 2018, 04:16:16 PM
I think you are spending too much time in the alt and bounty sections. Also, I found economics a bit spammy, so I don't go there very often.

Another minor point is your representation of numbers. The dot is used in mathematics to represent a decimal point, and a comma is used to group larger numbers into threes. This means that 1,000 represents one thousand and not just one. For some reason EU countries seem to reverse this, and it is one reason that an EU country can never replace London as a major international financial centre.


Yes, I come from an EU country and we ďreverseĒ points and commas, but I donít think that this has anything to do with merit. However, I will try to use the US standard in the future since this is an international forum.

Btw thanks for spreading some Brexit hate in this context  ;)


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: detector on March 26, 2018, 04:19:47 PM
Just contribute on this forum and merit will come on you as a BONUS

But if you're intend to get merit , you won't get it until the end of time


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: 1993jochico on March 26, 2018, 04:24:54 PM
I really doubt this topic belongs here, but at least to help I would like to share this.

If your going to accept my suggestions maybe it may help a little bit.

After this merit system is implemented I was so upset because I know that it will be too hard to rank up in our generation here but time passed by I came of a thinking that "being upset wont help me" so I decided to move on and dont think about getting merits anymore but still contributing good things in the community such as making my post good quality (or at least average), helping other newbies, sharing some useful info's and helping to report those spammers without expecting merits in return.

This is the keys for me to get merits:

-This is the most important for me dont overthink about getting merits, overthinking will just cause stress and you cannot think properly (waste time and lessen your chance of getting merit).

-Be more active, means check all the current activities in the forum there are events in this forum that gives merits by doing a task. I get some merits to those events.

-Continue your good contribution to the community without expecting merit, just think like this (if my post dont get merits its ok but if someone appreciate my post and give merits its better).

-More post, the higher chance of getting merits, this doesnt mean that post count really helps.
This means the more people you help, the more you contribute good things in the community and the more useful information you post, the more users can notice and appreciate you and it has a higher chance of getting merits.

I dont really know if this will help you, but I hope it is.

Additional:-Before creating a topic make sure that you are on the right section, this also help you.
                -Reading all the rules, stickies and important threads can also help you the more knowledge you know
                the more people you can help.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Mc_Moneysack on March 26, 2018, 04:31:05 PM
I really doubt this topic belongs here, but at least to help I would like to share this.

If your going to accept my suggestions maybe it may help a little bit.

After this merit system is implemented I was so upset because I know that it will be too hard to rank up in our generation here but time passed by I came of a thinking that "being upset wont help me" so I decided to move on and dont think about getting merits anymore but still contributing good things in the community such as making my post good quality (or at least average), helping other newbies, sharing some useful info's and helping to report those spammers without expecting merits in return.

This is the keys for me to get merits:

-This is the most important for me dont overthink about getting merits, overthinking will just cause stress and you cannot think properly (waste time and lessen your chance of getting merit).

-Be more active, means check all the current activities in the forum there are events in this forum that gives merits by doing a task. I get some merits to those events.

-Continue your good contribution to the community without expecting merit, just think like this (if my post dont get merits its ok but if someone appreciate my post and give merits its better).

-More post, the higher chance of getting merits, this doesnt mean that post count really helps.
This means the more people you help, the more you contribute good things in the community and the more useful information you post, the more users can notice and appreciate you and it has a higher chance of getting merits.

I dont really know if this will help you, but I hope it is.

Additional:-Before creating a topic make sure that you are on the right section, this also help you.
                -Reading all the rules, stickies and important threads can also help you the more knowledge you know
                the more people you can help.

Thank you, this has been helpful. I wasnít aware of the fact that there are events on here that allow you to earn merit. Iíll definitely will watch out for them.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Jet Cash on March 26, 2018, 04:37:40 PM

Yes, I come from an EU country and we ďreverseĒ points and commas, but I donít think that this has anything to do with merit. However, I will try to use the US standard in the future since this is an international forum.

Btw thanks for spreading some Brexit hate in this context  ;)

It isn't Brexit hate - it's EU hate - it has destroyed so many countries, and I'm glad to see that it mow appears to have a limited life.

I mentioned the dot and comma issue because, although it is an extremely minor issue, it can slow down a quick scan of a post. I read a lot of posts, partly out of interest, and partly because I want to support this forum via the merit system. Anything that stops my scan to determine the meaning is an annoyance, it can also lead to misunderstandings. I think I saw a post where somebody had sent 1,000 of something when they meant to sent 1.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: seoincorporation on March 26, 2018, 04:40:14 PM
I understand your frustration, but, to be honest, I've read your posts and all are into the altcoin section. As some users have told you, this is going to be difficult for you to earn merits in just one section. I recommend for you to read other sections and cooperate in different kinds of boards here, like press, legal, bitcoin discussion... You can also share your knowledge with newbies on the "Beginners & help" board or in "Technical discussion", where there are many asking for help.
You will need to be more involved here in order to be seen, be read and to earn some merits. I will be honest with you: I've read some of your topics with the initial intention of giving you some merit and I've found nothing remarkable enough, so I've given you anything for the moment.
Besides, begging for merit on the meta section is never the best way of getting them. Just be patient and do not obsess about merit, for it is the worst way you can take. If you just relax and become participative on more sections here, as well as you enjoy writing, reading, learning and sharing, you will increase your merits, for sure, because you write well.
But do not come back here to ask for merits. This is a very big place and it is difficult, sometimes, to be seen. Be patient!


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Jet Cash on March 26, 2018, 04:46:04 PM

Thank you, this has been helpful. I wasnít aware of the fact that there are events on here that allow you to earn merit. Iíll definitely will watch out for them.

Here is another tip.

Don't quote post in full, especially if they are adjacent. I've got jochico on ignore, so I don't really want to see his posts, but that isn't the main reason. Quoting a long post like that bulks up the thread, and you run the risk of merit awarders just skipping over your reply, so you won't get any merit no matter how good it is.

The most important thing to gain merit is to get your post read, and that isn't the same as having it seen. Once you have got a merit awarder reading your post, then you need quality and legibility to keep him reading it.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: reflector on March 26, 2018, 05:12:29 PM

Thank you, this has been helpful. I wasnít aware of the fact that there are events on here that allow you to earn merit. Iíll definitely will watch out for them.

Here is another tip.

Don't quote post in full, especially if they are adjacent. I've got jochico on ignore, so I don't really want to see his posts, but that isn't the main reason. Quoting a long post like that bulks up the thread, and you run the risk of merit awarders just skipping over your reply, so you won't get any merit no matter how good it is.

The most important thing to gain merit is to get your post read, and that isn't the same as having it seen. Once you have got a merit awarder reading your post, then you need quality and legibility to keep him reading it.

Actually if you want to earn the merits. Sender must be in the mood to share the merit first, else your quality post also will not get any merits dude. I some posts with the 1 line and few words contains also grab the merits easily.
Information must short and perfect that kind posts will allow you earn the merit. As well as that you need to choose the section where the merit givers will be roaming around. So technical support and meta are suggestion to make the informative cum statistical data thread.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: vlad230 on March 26, 2018, 05:44:05 PM
I have looked though your posts and they look good, it's just going to be a matter of time until you rank up. :)

The alt boards are very low in merit sources, I should know, I'm also mainly posting there...  :-[ So, merit will be harder to get there. Too bad people are not realising the land of new opportunities has moved to alts and not BTC.

Another suggestion would be to also post in review threads, this way you will increase your post visibility. You will find these threads in the Bitcoin/Marketplace/Services section of this forum.

I also have a thread for awarding 1 merit to help people rank-up here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3195027.0
Be sure to give me a visit when you have 9 merits and I'll top you off.  ;)

Yep sorry to say but you have been doing it all wrong. You need to start sucking up to people and you will receive merit in no time. That's how this forum works.

Unfortunately, this is also true but as well as gangs of friends (not only people with alts) that exchange merit between themselves on shit posts...



Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Aikidoka on March 27, 2018, 12:14:26 AM
I agree with you to a point.
Merit system made it harder for some of us to rank up. For those of us who are honest and don't bend the rules to do this because is see that those who farm are still doing their thing. There are many reports of people who receive merits for a one line post of maybe 3 words and they are not punished.
I think that the wise-guys are still doing their thing while we are taking the punishment.  
It is not a matter of 3 words. It is a matter of the content whether it was useful or not. You can answer a thread using only a sentence or even less. You do not need to type a long paragraph to answer a thread when it can be answered with only one sentence. Socrates said "All I know is that I know nothing." That statement is surely full of words and thoughts. So, get to the point and be informative.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: EthanB on March 27, 2018, 12:29:58 AM
This is true, it is going to take time to become knowledgeable and have something to say that stands out. From a quick look at your post history, you are entirely focused on altcoins. This being the Bitcoin Forum may also be a bit of a handicap to you.

There is true and you should follow the advice of the people, like TheQuinn, that know more than you. There is a shortage of merit in sub-sections, which is a point of contention and something we're working to improve as a whole.

Weíll thatís the kind of answers youíd expect from someone who is in the comfortable position to sit on a nice stash of merit. From your perspective it is easy to say that someone shouldnít worry about merit.
I also grant you that I havenít been around here for a long time, but definitely not that I havenít been active. Thatís definitely not the kind of ďadviceĒ I had hoped for....

A nice stash of merit? I was given the same amount as everybody else to begin with. I do not have any expertise or knowledge that somebody else doesn't have access to. If you are on this forum you have access to every resource and piece of information that I use to formulate my posts and thoughts relating to Bitcoin. Wouldn't it seem to make sense that acting desperate for merit is going to work against you when attempting to acquire merit? Does a hardworking executive or a street beggar make more money? Why? The executive is worried about their company, fulfilling a duty and looking beyond the money. You need to do the same, and set your sights beyond merit. If you are only focused on merit, then your post quality, creativity, opinions and ability to critically think are going to suffer dramatically.

I don't know what kind of advice you are looking for. There is no easy answer for you to earn merit, and again, the best advice I can give you is to stop being worried about merit. I don't know why my perspective on merit is anymore "privileged" than yours, when I had to earn my merit the same as everyone else. The advice you're hoping for is "Give compliments! Make Jokes! Post Memes! = Merit". Either take some real advice, or continue to act like you're above the advice I'm giving you. It seems like you already know everything there is to know and you're just looking for something to verify your already formulated conclusions.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Mc_Moneysack on March 27, 2018, 07:06:26 AM

A nice stash of merit? I was given the same amount as everybody else to begin with.

Yes, you were given the same amount as everyone else, but you had the luxury of ranking up first through mere activity. If I am not mistaken you got 250 merits when the system was introduced, of which you can give away half. So the system even favoured shitposters, who were simply lucky to be around a bit longer than newcomers who now create decent Content but struggly to rank up. I am absolutely not saying that you don't deserve the merit you got, since you really seem to care about quality, but a system that is based on seniority alaways creates tensions. It is something that I know very well from work, where people with old contracts earn a lot more money simply because they have been around for a long time but not because they perform better than younger colleagues.

Anyhow, I didn't want to start a general discussion about the merit system but to ask for advice how I can improve. I would thus like to thank those who didn't just tell me random stuff like be more patient, but gave me real feedback. I will in the future thus try the following:

- be more active in other sections of the forum. The altcoins section doesn't seem to be the right place to get noticed
- don't be too European and not inverse dots and commas  :)
- make concise rather than lengthy posts
- don't quote unnecessary parts of a post
- support newbies and answer their questions


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: sparg on March 27, 2018, 07:30:56 AM
It is not a matter of 3 words. It is a matter of the content whether it was useful or not. You can answer a thread using only a sentence or even less. You do not need to type a long paragraph to answer a thread when it can be answered with only one sentence. Socrates said "All I know is that I know nothing." That statement is surely full of words and thoughts. So, get to the point and be informative.

Dude, I reported two times this post "Yes, yesterday he wrote that he had left 9% of his coin" that got 50 merits just for this. Now tell me how much did you have to learn from this post?

Link to the post: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2770539.msg28896442#msg28896442

I reported this post over a month ago and it is still there.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: TheQuin on March 27, 2018, 07:32:41 AM
Yes, you were given the same amount as everyone else, but you had the luxury of ranking up first through mere activity. If I am not mistaken you got 250 merits when the system was introduced, of which you can give away half.

The amount of sMerit wasn't that high. I got 250 Merit as a Sr. Member and only 22 sMerit to use.

When a new system is introduced there has to be some way of grandfathering in the existing members. It may not seem particularly fair but there probably wasn't a better way of doing it.


- be more active in other sections of the forum. The altcoins section doesn't seem to be the right place to get noticed
- don't be too European and not inverse dots and commas  :)
- make concise rather than lengthy posts
- don't quote unnecessary parts of a post
- support newbies and answer their questions

I'm glad you got some decent advice out of this.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: BTCeminjas on March 27, 2018, 11:03:50 AM
I agree with you to a point.
Merit system made it harder for some of us to rank up. For those of us who are honest and don't bend the rules to do this because is see that those who farm are still doing their thing. There are many reports of people who receive merits for a one line post of maybe 3 words and they are not punished.
I think that the wise-guys are still doing their thing while we are taking the punishment.  
It is not a matter of 3 words. It is a matter of the content whether it was useful or not. You can answer a thread using only a sentence or even less. You do not need to type a long paragraph to answer a thread when it can be answered with only one sentence. Socrates said "All I know is that I know nothing." That statement is surely full of words and thoughts. So, get to the point and be informative.
Very informative mate, no matter how short your sentence post as long as your statement will contribute knowledge to a sewer in the forum.

OP just keep on posting the thread that having meritable, avoid those shit-threads it is may delete a post by a moderator.
Those sections here in the forum that full of discussion mostly have nonsense and shitpost, just continue to post a good quality post and help the forum from spammers and shitposting.
Or just go to service section there's many threads their giving smerit for those newbie rank to member rank.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Hanazawa on March 27, 2018, 01:26:22 PM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.



Merits system are just an strategical way of ranking, it will be needed a long period of time to earn this merit. It is not also classified as a quality post either you are posting miles of words or fill with hyperlinks, rather is it classified when your post is helping others or it really helps in the forum.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Emilyearl on March 27, 2018, 07:33:45 PM
You already got 3merits. It's same way you got those three that you will get others. Or just forget merit as it's being shared amongst friends and well wishers and buyers. Diversify your bounty hunting skills to other areas that rank is not a determinant of payouts. Like blogging and others.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Flayme on March 27, 2018, 11:23:50 PM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.





We are the same  because I'm newbie also. They said thay posting of quality topic that helps to this forum and for you to get merit.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Gleb Gamow on March 31, 2018, 01:50:42 PM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


I just started with cryptos. I would say that I spend around an hour per day, mostly when I'm on public transportation, since I don't have a lot of free time.

Therein lies the rub.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: ryan2018 on April 01, 2018, 12:45:40 AM
You have got 4 merit now. Congrats friend !!. Teach me, friend .. I always try to be active in this forum like you, and let this forum work. pray for me to get a lot of merit.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Pearls Before Swine on April 01, 2018, 12:56:33 AM

Therein lies the rub.
I will fellate you like a sex queen if ever we are in the same zip code.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: FRJ on April 01, 2018, 04:19:55 AM
To me,earning merit is hard as well as easy. Hard,because most of the members don't read our posts. Some are very much eager to read the posts of high ranked members like HERO or LEGENDARY.. They don't have enough trust on our posts.Again,if you post where there are already many pages,then your post whether it is high qualitative or not,will not be read.So,you can't earn merit.So,you should post on the new questions required and the post must be constructive.

Easy,because,if you are confident about the quality of your post,and if any sincere member reads it attentively, then you can be sure to get merits. Only quality posts can bring you merits..



Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: YuTŁ.Co.in on April 02, 2018, 07:04:54 PM

Therein lies the rub.
I will fellate you like a sex queen if ever we are in the same zip code.

If that's a promise, I'll have them 3 sM you kindly gave me tattooed on my left cheek with the caption "PBS was here ... Oink Oink".  ;D ;D ;D

<replying with one of my 714 alts>


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: btcsmlcmnr on April 03, 2018, 02:44:33 AM

<snip>
I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.

I just started with cryptos. I would say that I spend around an hour per day, mostly when I'm on public transportation, since I don't have a lot of free time.
To be honest, I really hate such a over-bold, highlighted threads like those ones (Hate to say this but I can not say something different, it's my real feelings when I read them).
Over-highlighted threads' authors should be added into Ignore list by serious users in the forum.
Just my recommendations. I have already put this guy into my Ignore list.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: TheHas on April 03, 2018, 06:19:42 AM
Posting in altcoins will earn you little (based on my own experience!) even if you write something informative and useful. I think alot of the good posts get buried in the 'noise' of low quality/spam like posts used to meet bounty campaign quotas. It's a shame, since I like learning about new altcoins.

Most that I can suggest from my limited experience is to try and mix it up a bit, and if you like or want to support altcoins, use your Smerit to reward good posts in that forum.

Also, posting about why you don't get merits or the pros/cons of the merit system seems to get a disproportionately high amount of merit. Go figure.

Also, if you speak Russian or another language, there seems to be a lot of merit going through some of those sub forums. You may think I'm joking but seriously, have a look. If English isn't your primary language that could actually play in your favour in some forums, depending on the specific language.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Mc_Moneysack on April 03, 2018, 06:29:36 AM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


I just started with cryptos. I would say that I spend around an hour per day, mostly when I'm on public transportation, since I don't have a lot of free time.

Therein lies the rub.

Respect, you actually seem to have read one of my early posts. While it was true at the beginning that I only spend some time I now use most of my weekend. If you read my posts you will notice that it wouldnít be possible to write most of them on a mobile device or in a short period of time.

Btw I find bold letters in red colour quite offensive, but thanks anyway for proofing that bashing newbies seems to be a reliable merit source.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Gleb Gamow on April 03, 2018, 09:24:14 AM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


I just started with cryptos. I would say that I spend around an hour per day, mostly when I'm on public transportation, since I don't have a lot of free time.

Therein lies the rub.

Respect, you actually seem to have read one of my early posts. While it was true at the beginning that I only spend some time I now use most of my weekend. If you read my posts you will notice that it wouldnít be possible to write most of them on a mobile device or in a short period of time.

Btw I find bold letters in red colour quite offensive, but thanks anyway for proofing that bashing newbies seems to be a reliable merit source.

Rumor has it that the larger the red bold, the more merits one earns. Just watch and see if you don't believe me.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: ACVinegar on April 03, 2018, 02:36:38 PM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


Actually you are a good poser's, so don't rush yourself earning merits. Because gaining merit is a big challenges to all of us, like you I was dreaming to earn a lot of merits but on the other side of my mind I always asking myself. Do I deserve to earn merits even though I have small contribution of ideas to the benefits of the others? All I advise to you is to be patience, be more creative in terms of posting, make sure that your posts are understandable and lastly make sure that your topics to open are interesting.

More participants are giving merits the OP if the topic they're open is interesting, informative and giving them some knowledge regarding with the other matter in bitcointalk.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Huan00087 on April 03, 2018, 02:48:26 PM
"You get merit points when someone sends you some for one of your posts. Additionally, when someone sends you merit points, half of those points can be sent by you to other people.
Certain users are designated as "merit sources". They can create new merit out of nothing, up to a limited number per month (which differs per source). I will not be posting a definitive list of merit sources (so that people don't bug them too much), though you'll soon figure out who they are if you pay attention.
There is currently no such thing as a "demerit". I'm hoping that the positive merits alone will be fine. I could add demerits pretty easily later on if necessary, though.
I'm hoping that this system will increase post quality by:
 - Forcing people to post high-quality stuff in order to rank up. If you just post garbage, you will never get even 1 merit point, and you will therefore never be able to put links in your signature, etc.
 - Highlighting good posts with the "Merited by" line.
While we will not be directly moderating this, I encourage people to give merit to posts that are objectively high-quality, not just posts that you agree with.
Do not beg for merit excessively."
You can view details by link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2818350.msg28856522#msg28856522


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: nydiacaskey01 on April 03, 2018, 02:58:30 PM
I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?
If you post because you want to earn merits then your mind set is wrong. What will happen is your post will be long and beats around the bush instead of going straight to the point. If you post, ask your self, why do you need to post? Because of merits? Or because you feel your post will add something to the topic of discussion. If your answer is the later, then you are in the right track.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: DAOfan on April 03, 2018, 09:00:11 PM
If you want some of the best stats on where merit is being awarded and such, I tried to link them on my thread:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2979706.0
    
Newb To Newbs: Gaining Merit Fast!

I can tell you I learned a lot from starting that topic

#1 People who genuinely need help appreciate having one place to look for good information. Instead of wading through all the BS.

#2 For some reason merit sources and old accounts absolutely hate it if you create a thread that organizes and links to other important threads. They've already read it all, and you aren't doing anything that specifically benefits them.

#3 Don't make threads to benefit #1 because they don't have any merit!


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: TheHas on April 04, 2018, 12:14:59 AM

Also, posting about why you don't get merits or the pros/cons of the merit system seems to get a disproportionately high amount of merit. Go figure.


Case in point, the post got merited. Thanks for the merit of course - looks like you agree! :)


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Gleb Gamow on April 04, 2018, 12:45:14 AM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


I just started with cryptos. I would say that I spend around an hour per day, mostly when I'm on public transportation, since I don't have a lot of free time.

Therein lies the rub.

Respect, you actually seem to have read one of my early posts. While it was true at the beginning that I only spend some time I now use most of my weekend. If you read my posts you will notice that it wouldnít be possible to write most of them on a mobile device or in a short period of time.

Btw I find bold letters in red colour quite offensive, but thanks anyway for proofing that bashing newbies seems to be a reliable merit source.

Rumor has it that the larger the red bold, the more merits one earns. Just watch and see if you don't believe me.

Hey, Mr. Shit For Brains, you now see how it works? The larger and more colorful the font, the more merit one receives. Case in point, I received more sM for the post I quoted above than you have in total. Apologies for not apologizing for sticking it up your ass further but that's the type of guy I'm.

One more thing in cause you missed it, FUCKTARD. I just won the reward for BitcoinTalker of the Year --> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3232693.msg33729235#msg33729235


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: crypto_dau on April 04, 2018, 01:01:43 AM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


I just started with cryptos. I would say that I spend around an hour per day, mostly when I'm on public transportation, since I don't have a lot of free time.

Therein lies the rub.

Respect, you actually seem to have read one of my early posts. While it was true at the beginning that I only spend some time I now use most of my weekend. If you read my posts you will notice that it wouldnít be possible to write most of them on a mobile device or in a short period of time.

Btw I find bold letters in red colour quite offensive, but thanks anyway for proofing that bashing newbies seems to be a reliable merit source.

Rumor has it that the larger the red bold, the more merits one earns. Just watch and see if you don't believe me.

Hey, Mr. Shit For Brains, you now see how it works? The larger and more colorful the font, the more merit one receives. Case in point, I received more sM for the post I quoted above than you have in total. Apologies for not apologizing for sticking it up your ass further but that's the type of guy I'm.

One more thing in cause you missed it, FUCKTARD. I just won the reward for BitcoinTalker of the Year --> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3232693.msg33729235#msg33729235
Hi both of you guys,

Your threads should be used as classic case studies of over-quoted, over-highlighted, over-bold threads, which make readers feel really annoying.
I hate those effects. Over-quoted threads hurt my fingers by continuously scrolling the mouse to read the whole pages (my thread is over-quoted too because I would like to show you how annoying it is); over-highlighted threads hurt my eyes; over-bold threads intrigued my eyes to focus on shitty-part of your threads.
To sum up, those shitty-posters should aware that they have to be responsible for my medical bills before using those effects.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: BlackPanda on April 04, 2018, 01:26:23 AM
I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?
If you post because you want to earn merits then your mind set is wrong. What will happen is your post will be long and beats around the bush instead of going straight to the point. If you post, ask your self, why do you need to post? Because of merits? Or because you feel your post will add something to the topic of discussion. If your answer is the later, then you are in the right track.
Wow, I totally agree with you. The purpose we all are in this forum is to contribute to others as well as the BTT forum. If we can give the best yag then we can get merit. so the goal we make a post is not to get merit. Our goal is to be useful to others and make quality posts. And when we have made a quality post then we will be able to get merit points. It's not all will get merit, but try to continue to provide the best. When we can give the best then we will also be able to get the best too. Everything is just waiting time and everything will go according to what we have done. Do not despair, believe that we will get the best !! .


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: concatmedial8 on April 09, 2018, 02:52:42 AM
I a struggling to rank up myself what can i suggest you :(


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: The Pharmacist on April 09, 2018, 03:10:39 AM
I a struggling to rank up myself what can i suggest you :(
So you're posting this question in a thread that's full of suggestions about the question you're asking?

Yeah, never gonna happen.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: DarkKnightNeverDie on April 10, 2018, 04:58:56 AM
one great way is to post plagiarism free post likediscussing your own experiences, suggestions etc
What are you talking about?
You should search topics from Laura, TMAN, iasenko to learn more before publishing your next threads.

I am on smartphone, so I can not give you links.
Noted: I will update the thread with links later today.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: secondhandlark5 on April 12, 2018, 10:42:09 AM
no hard work goes in vain. Keep remain upgraded with latest news from other sources an post it here


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Fantastic33 on April 12, 2018, 12:17:24 PM
Post quality topics that are helpful to the bitcoin community. Just post and dont think about the merit system too much, and everything will follow. I know how hard it is to earn merit, but thats the only thing we can do. We cant beg someone to give us merit. Its up to them if they wanted to give one. Well, if not, then thats their decision. Level up your knowledge through reading, or by doing some research so you can contribute more on the forum. Besides, there are lot of users out there who used to post topics that are of high quality but were still not merited, yet they dont see this as being less fortunate, but they see this as a challege and motivation to improve more on what they are doing.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Codename23 on April 12, 2018, 02:16:47 PM
Do not mind the merit. Just keep on posting something that is meaningful and helpful. Be more active. Not only for two months. If you just mind the post that your are going to do every time that you post to a certain topic. It will be easier for you to get a merit. Also if you did a thread you must do something pthat is helpful or useful. Also something that the bitcoin users should know. It is really hard to earn merit.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: MatrixJolly on April 14, 2018, 01:39:58 AM
Good grace i am happy to hear that you are spending quality time to check and write quality topics. Be patient bro


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: plumosemagellanicR on April 14, 2018, 02:29:57 AM
There is no humble reward for a humble worker! These days. So you have to be no-humble bro :(


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: iconoclast on April 14, 2018, 05:21:49 AM
The best way to get merit is build yourself a time machine and go back in time a couple of years that way you will get the merit commensurate with your rank when it is implemented. As far as earning it now goes I think you are just setting yourself up for a great deal of frustration as writing quality posts in no way guarantees you will receive merit.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: ethbringer on April 14, 2018, 11:06:38 AM
Some one would say that high quality posts will get merit, but i think its just a joke, how many time will one user spend to make a high quality post? and how many people will give smerit to other posts? and how many merits do we need to get a rank rise? Who can tell me?


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Jet Cash on April 14, 2018, 11:10:57 AM
Some one would say that high quality posts will get merit, but i think its just a joke, how many time will one user spend to make a high quality post? and how many people will give smerit to other posts? and how many merits do we need to get a rank rise? Who can tell me?

The forum stickies, and the myriad of merit threads can tell you if you read them.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: TheQuin on April 14, 2018, 11:51:50 AM
Some one would say that high quality posts will get merit, but i think its just a joke, how many time will one user spend to make a high quality post? and how many people will give smerit to other posts? and how many merits do we need to get a rank rise? Who can tell me?

The forum stickies, and the myriad of merit threads can tell you if you read them.

That's an interesting new concept you have there Jet Cash. Reading the information in front of you might be a revolution in information processing that could change the world for the better.  ;)


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: friends1980 on April 14, 2018, 02:35:28 PM
You should utilize the search function, because there are many threads that have already discussed this. It is unhealthy for people to get desperate for merit, because then you start forcing yourself to post the strangest things that are not helpful. You should stop worrying about merit and focus on becoming more informed, helpful, creative and useful. Merits should be of literally no concern to you.

You say that you've been quite active for a long time, but you barely have any posts and just registered 2-months ago. You have not been active for a long time and you barely post anything. If you think 2-months is being around for a long-time, then you are sorely mistaken about the expectations around here.

Weíll thatís the kind of answers youíd expect from someone who is in the comfortable position to sit on a nice stash of merit. From your perspective it is easy to say that someone shouldnít worry about merit.
I also grant you that I havenít been around here for a long time, but definitely not that I havenít been active. Thatís definitely not the kind of ďadviceĒ I had hoped for....

Two months is a joke man, you really know that yourself don't you? Even before the Merit system, you wouldn't even have been a Senior right now, don't you know how the old system worked?? I am here for 8 months and even that is still a joke. And really, that's not the real point. You also have to post interesting stuff, be helpful and write threads with insight.

If this is too much for you, please get out and start your own forum or so. That's exactly the purpose of the Merit system - get BS posters and spammers out - and I have seen enough bullshit posts in the last 8 months, to fully support this purpose. I propose you support it too, since it's also in your interest, guaranteeing a nice and interesting forum to you and me and everyone else.

Also, for a lot of these beggars, I really wonder what they will do when something really bad happens in their lives, if they can't even live with not having BTCtalk Merits - oh God!


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: nakamura12 on April 14, 2018, 02:54:39 PM
I agree with you to a point.
Merit system made it harder for some of us to rank up. For those of us who are honest and don't bend the rules to do this because is see that those who farm are still doing their thing. There are many reports of people who receive merits for a one line post of maybe 3 words and they are not punished.
I think that the wise-guys are still doing their thing while we are taking the punishment.  
All information you mention are all true because of merit we lower ranks had problems ranking up while those who had smerits won't give time to review post if my post or your post deserve a merit. Merit system did help bitcointalk forum a quality post that that help us all in cryptocurrency industry.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Gleb Gamow on April 15, 2018, 07:02:43 PM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


I just started with cryptos. I would say that I spend around an hour per day, mostly when I'm on public transportation, since I don't have a lot of free time.

Therein lies the rub.

Respect, you actually seem to have read one of my early posts. While it was true at the beginning that I only spend some time I now use most of my weekend. If you read my posts you will notice that it wouldnít be possible to write most of them on a mobile device or in a short period of time.

Btw I find bold letters in red colour quite offensive, but thanks anyway for proofing that bashing newbies seems to be a reliable merit source.

Rumor has it that the larger the red bold, the more merits one earns. Just watch and see if you don't believe me.

Hey, Mr. Shit For Brains, you now see how it works? The larger and more colorful the font, the more merit one receives. Case in point, I received more sM for the post I quoted above than you have in total. Apologies for not apologizing for sticking it up your ass further but that's the type of guy I'm.

One more thing in cause you missed it, FUCKTARD. I just won the reward for BitcoinTalker of the Year --> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3232693.msg33729235#msg33729235
Hi both of you guys,

Your threads should be used as classic case studies of over-quoted, over-highlighted, over-bold threads, which make readers feel really annoying.
I hate those effects. Over-quoted threads hurt my fingers by continuously scrolling the mouse to read the whole pages (my thread is over-quoted too because I would like to show you how annoying it is); over-highlighted threads hurt my eyes; over-bold threads intrigued my eyes to focus on shitty-part of your threads.
To sum up, those shitty-posters should aware that they have to be responsible for my medical bills before using those effects.

crypto_dau: Mommy, I haz a boo-boo!  :'( :'( :'(
Mommy: Did you touch the hot stove again or were you reading Bruno's replies on BCT?


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: josh07 on April 16, 2018, 03:12:36 AM
it's hard to get merit points especially if you are new to this forum but post quality and post constractive posts have the chance to give you the merit so you must have a quality post to do before you can claim merit points.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: DREWSKIE on April 16, 2018, 09:12:32 AM
it's hard to get merit points especially if you are new to this forum but post quality and post constructive posts have the chance to give you the merit so you must have a quality post to do before you can claim merit points.

Yeah you're right.. its so hard to get merit points and all of replies and quotes in this topic seems to be so helpful. thumbs up!  ;D


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Jet Cash on April 16, 2018, 09:28:09 AM
it's hard to get merit points especially if you are new to this forum but post quality and post constractive posts have the chance to give you the merit so you must have a quality post to do before you can claim merit points.

English language improvement helps as well.

btw - you can't 'claim' merits, they are awarded by readers who understand and like your posts.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: selezneve on April 16, 2018, 11:46:41 AM
it's hard to get merit points especially if you are new to this forum but post quality and post constractive posts have the chance to give you the merit so you must have a quality post to do before you can claim merit points.

Claim merit points ?

That is wrong choice of words and can be misleading for new members. There is no way , you can claim any merit points here. You are right with the quality part though. A user has to  make good quality posts here and then he can expect merit points from other members. There is still no guarantee of getting merit points as it is up to the members reading the posts and the current available merit points they have. So even if you make exceptional posts, there is no way to claim any merit points for them.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: Muwatti on April 16, 2018, 01:18:11 PM
Dear all,

I know, this is yet another thread about merit, but Iíve been really asking myself if I am doing anything wrong, which is why I had to write this post.

Iíve been quite active on this forum for some time and have struggled to rank up since the new merit system was introduced.

When merit was introduced, I read many threads in which people said that the system would be beneficial for those who would write quality threads and display a decent command of English. I would argue that my posts generally meet these criteria. Of course I sometimes also write short posts (like everyone else on here), but I have also created some quality and helpful content, which sometimes took me up to an hour to write and research. The result is zero to hardly any merit. I sometimes have the feeling that there is simply too much content on this forum in order to get noticed by people who would be able to give you merit or people who could give you merit simply canít appreciate the content due to their own lack of language skills. While quality seems to remain unnoticed, there are tons of shitposts that receive merit for reasons that are beyond my imagination.

I was therefore wondering if I am doing anything wrong. Is there anything else I can do beyond putting time in my threads and trying to use correct language to get merit?

I would appreciate if you had any advice for me.


I understand your views about the merit system...  We can't deny this fact that it is very hard to earn merit... While other are working hardly to get it still they are not given a chance...  While those person who are  not worth  enough to have it are given a chance to earn merits...  It is quite unfair...  But it is the rules, we should follow it and obey it...  Though there are a lots of person who complain about it become useless... Just do the right thing and someday you will have it... After all Merit system is created to lessen spammer... This goal is good if it is for the sake of us why not...  You dont need to be disappointed about it because the reason only is, it very difficult to rank up...  We need to do our best in order for them to get satisfied about our post....  Its okay atleast we are earning experience here and it is much better than having a lots of merits especially if you know that you are not worth it enough to have it...  Experience is better than merit...  :)


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: EthanB on April 16, 2018, 05:01:12 PM
English language improvement helps as well.

I dream of a day when this is no longer the case. I can't say that you are incorrect, but I can say that it seems theymos is interested in spreading out the merit sources to local boards so that language is not such a powerful barrier for merit distribution. People should be more concerned about getting their point/idea across as meaningfully as possible. If your English is not perfect, but I understand what you are trying to say and find it interesting then I will gladly share the merit. I personally do not rest my merit on the contingency of proper English, and I hope other reasonable people do the same.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: krishnaverma on April 16, 2018, 07:50:33 PM
I dream of a day when this is no longer the case. I can't say that you are incorrect, but I can say that it seems theymos is interested in spreading out the merit sources to local boards so that language is not such a powerful barrier for merit distribution. People should be more concerned about getting their point/idea across as meaningfully as possible. If your English is not perfect, but I understand what you are trying to say and find it interesting then I will gladly share the merit. I personally do not rest my merit on the contingency of proper English, and I hope other reasonable people do the same.


I also do not give much value to the English, it should be just easy to understand. My criteria for giving merit is based on the intentions of person making a particular post. If I see some user contributing towards the growth of this forum  like by reporting abusers or by adding more information to constructive posts, I do give some merit.


Title: Re: Any advice on how I can earn merit?
Post by: cabalism13 on April 16, 2018, 11:01:14 PM
Read TMAN's GUIDE FOR GETTING MERIT (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3182178.0)

This should help you out of your problem.