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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Dogecoin Wall Observer: Releases & Discussions on: May 27, 2019, 09:09:55 AM

More than one week ago, Dogecoin Github was updated with pre-release version of 1.14 Beta 1 and 1.14 RC 1. Link to check those pre-releases and more details of them is there: I am not developer, so I don't know that why after 4 years without updates, such pre-releases version come to us. Are they versions officially built by Dogecoin team?

Today, Dogecoin traded in very low price, just about 35 satoshis. For such coin like Dogecoin, technical analysis is useless.
Important, volume of Dogecoin nearly doubled last two weeks.
If you are big and loyal fan of Dogecoin, be strong at the moment.
From 27/4/2019

To 26/5/2019

Such a 1D-chart:

Such a project no-developers project
2  Other / Meta / Signature Ban Period is key in case you get Perma-Ban Lifted. Don't Burst Meta! on: May 15, 2019, 11:34:18 PM
Dear all Ban Appealers and admins,

Don't hurry!
Start day of Signature Ban should be considered

There are so many banned accounts recent days, as well as so many Ban Appeals created during the same period. I understood your feelings when your accounts banned; and your emotions and expectation to see your Ban Appeals solved as fastly as possible. However, I would like to remind you only one thing that I wrote in one of Ban Appeals. I think you might see my post as well as hilariousandco's post in that topic (or might not), but I think it is good (not bad) if I leave it there, so everyone who have ban appeals can see.

The point is even when your case solved with unban and signature ban for one or two years, there is no need to hurry up and burst Meta board with your bumps too regularly. I don't know because Admins or global mods did not write it (by now) that which days chosen as start day of signature ban period. However, I guess it is the day your account got Perman Ban. If yes, it is the same Signature Ban Period and it does not depend upon the day your Ban Appeal solved and account get unbanned.
Globals can now issue sig bans so it'll happen more often but isn't going to be a let off for everyone (so if half your posts are copy and pastes then forget about it but people who are getting banned for one or two posts from years ago will likely be shown some mercy).
It depends on how many times of plagiarism. If markiz73 only did it one or two times so far, especially did it years ago; and had good net effects, markiz73 surely will be considered and likely given a mercy, and can jump out from the grave. Above is stance of hilariousandco, that is clearly states that second chancce is not a common one for all permanent banned users due to plagiarism. As global mod wrote, each appeal will be considered carefully, by looking and finding past plagiarism, not only what already reported, but also global mod need time to dig deeply and find potential more plagiarism before making decision on a second chance. Past contributions and good net effects are clearly shown by supporters, so it is only takes time to find out more past plagiarism, I guess.


By now, maybe my theory is wrong, but we need to see more cases.

lovesmayfamilis. Ban Appeal wrote on 11 May 2019, Unban on 14 May 2019; Signature ban till 14 May 2020.

A criterion on start day of Signature Ban should be considered and applied equally for all
I think it should be better to apply Signature ban period with start day is the day of perma-ban, not the day of Unban.
By choosing the start day of signature ban as the day of unban; it does not matter if cases solved after few days of bans, but it might be unfair if cases solved months after ban days.
3  Other / Off-topic / [Guide] Using bookmark tool in browsers to mark bitcointalk topics/ posts on: April 17, 2019, 09:31:56 AM
Welcome to my topic!

In the guide, today I will give you some tips to mark topics or posts in the forum for later reference.
The idea come to me today, when I saw a post published by LoyceV (here). Personally, before today, I usually mark topics or posts that I consider as helpful in Microsoft Excell Spreadsheet, but the kind of bookmark is available with browsers, like Chrome, Firefox, Tor, Brave, as the guide will present, is cool.

Now, let's get started!

To bookmark bitcointalk topics, posts or whatsoever helpful things you find on Internet space, and make them orderly, conveniently for later use, and reference; you should create Bookmark's folders. Inside each bookmark's folder, you will store relevant things for your interests.

There are some basic steps despite of whichever browser you use:
  • Creating folder (folders)
  • Choosing good topics or posts
  • Saving them in your bookmark folder (folders)
Remember that you should manage your bookmark with different folders of each kinds of documents. When you want to make a reference, such management style will help you save a lot of time to scan all bookmarked topics/ posts (if you store them in only one folder).

In the guide, I will present steps to bookmark with several most current popular browsers:
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Tor
  • Brave

I. Google Chrome

1. Creating Bookmark Folder
Clicking on the Customize and Control Google Chrome button at the top right corner of your Chrome browser, then choosing 'Bookmarks > Bookmark manager'.
Please see the attached image.

2. Creating new Book Mark Folder, and name it
Next, you will be directed to new page, you should do following steps to create a new bookmark folder, and give a new folder a name.

For example: I created a folder, that named as 'Bitcointalk topics/ posts'

Then, after giving a name to your bookmark folder, you will get something like this one

3. Bookmarking your interest topics/ posts and allocating them into relevant folder
For example:
I would like to bookmark the topic, Instructions on how to use BBCode
Steps to do:
- Visiting the topic, then click on the button at the top right corner of Chrome browser, 'Bookmark > Bookmark this page'

You can choose folder in which you will store the topic, I choose the folder 'Bitcointalk topics/ posts'.
If you add more posts or topics in the same folder, you will see something like this

4. You should create several folders to classify topics/ posts, and should not store them all in only one folder

II. Firefox

1. Choosing topics/ posts, and creating Bookmark Folder
In order to create bookmark folder in Firefox, you should follow belows steps, in order

For example, I type 'Bitcointalk' as the folder's name

2. Checking results of bookmark and edit further
Using this step if you want to add more details on your posts/ topics bookmarked. Please type Ctrl+Shift+B to visit the following page

You can add more details for each post, topic you bookmarked, such as tag, key words.
Moreover, in case the original link of topic changed, due to topic removed by author or mods, you can edit its link in the Location place (see the image then you will get what I mention).

III. Brave

1. Choosing topics/ posts you want to bookmark
Bookmark > Bookmark this page (or press Ctrl+D)

It will automatically lead you to this page, please click on choose another folder to create a new folder to save the topic

Next, click on a button 'New Folder' at the left corner in the bottom

Typing folder name, then click on the 'Save' button.

2. Checking your bookmarked topics/ posts
Whenever you want to find out your bookmarked topics/ posts, please click on Bookmarks, then you will see something like the image attached

IV. Tor
Similar steps as of above browsers, so I simply left images here as ordinal steps.

I hope the very basic topic is helpful for bitcointalkers whom have not known those tips to use bookmark tools on some browsers.
4  Other / Off-topic / The era of scam, pyramid forked coins has come to the end on: April 15, 2019, 03:32:44 PM
As I discussed about it months ago, there:
Upgrade or hard-fork? Is it time to stop over-misusing the term hard-fork?

In crypto, the term 'fork' has been abusively used since 2018 till early days of 2019. In my opinion, with lots of clone, scam forked coins we have seen so far, I think that it's time to put an end to scam, pyramid, clone coins that used as a nominal technical term. And, this one has been abused massively by scammers.
Bitcoin SV, another recent fork from famous altcoin has delisted from Binance

The forum rules can be changed, forum systems can be changed, so why we can not change technical term relates to fork in order to clean up scammers from crypto space?
5  Other / Meta / [Solutions] What happened with topics of top altcoins? Uncontrol shitshows on: April 15, 2019, 07:00:25 AM
The activation of merit system changed the forum entirely. We all have seen magical things from the system.
However, somewhere in the forum, there are still shitshows around. I don't mention about places like Bounties (Altcoins) childboard where is abundantly burried with types of proof of authentication and so on.
There are some Announcement topics of top altcoins have been burried with spam posts from shitposters
It is obviously that those topics should be better managed or controlled by topics' authors. Unfortunately, some good altcoins have their ANN topics have not been controlled by OPs, whom might leave the forum, or very inactively recent months.
Report button plays its helpful function, but I thought that we should have additional effective solutions for that.

I give only some examples here, but you can find more.

Ethereum's ANN topic
Monero's ANN topic

If readers of the topic have suggestions or ideas, please feel free to leave it here.

Several current available discussions on this issue:
Seeking reporter badge images
Merit Airdrop for reporting a given number of posts(suggestion)
6  Other / Meta / Solutions to send merits to good posts in Ignore Boards if don't unignore it on: April 11, 2019, 05:09:35 PM
Maybe it is unnecessary most of times, but in some special cases, I actually have need to send merits to good posts, in my Ignore boards.
Of course, I can simply un-ignore such boards, and can be able to send merits to posts in those boards.
However, I think that the forum should allow users to send merits to their Ignore boards, because it will save time and more convenient for users.
It sounds ridiculous to have interests to send merits to posts in Ignore boards, but sometimes, we might see reports to good posts that deserve merits, and jump into those posts to read. Eventually, we satisfy with reported posts, and want to merit them. Having feature to allow directly sending merits to posts in Ignore boards make sense.

For example:
My Ignore Board (Economics)

Good post in Economics board

Unable to send merits to that post in Economics board

Any ideas on solution?
7  Other / Meta / List of scam / fake bitcointalk sites on: April 11, 2019, 02:31:15 AM
In reality, over more than ten years since the birthday of bitcoin, and forum, the forum has played important role in the history and growths of bitcoin, in particular, and of crypto world in general. Therefore, the forum has been one of the most desired targets of both attackers to steal forum database, as well as the pattern for scammers to build up their fake sites.
Of course, there are so many reasons that attackers and scammers have in their minds, in their plans to build up such fake/ scam sites.
I spent more than one year in the forum, and I have just known about those scam sites recent weeks. Such scam bitcointalk sites partially destroy the reputation of official bitcointalk forum and crypto, because people who just heard about crypto recently, then unfortunately visited on scam sites, and lost money, they might never come back to crypto again.

Consequently, ideas related to such scam sites popped up, and today, I decide to make the topic, in which I will try to collect as fully list of scam sites [(that steal the name, bitcointalk, as part of their domain names) as possible.

We have only one official forum, that has been head managed by theymos since 2012.
It's surprising how well-documented history can become totally forgotten... Satoshi created the forum on Nov 22, 2009, and was head administrator until almost 2011. Then Sirius was head administrator until 2012, which is when I took over.

Cobra also owns the domain name. I consider the forum to be basically owned by or at least dedicated to the Bitcoin community, though; I don't call anyone an owner of the forum.

That wiki article is kind of terrible...
Strangers, new comers tend to feel scared a bit when they lost money or identities on such scam sites. Later, when they hear about bitcointalk again, they will stay away from it. Consequently, I thought the list of scam / fake bitcointalk sites are necessary for future growth, and reputation of our offcial beloved bitcointalk forum.
However, if Bitcointalk upgraded it's software, supercharged it's attention towards effectively managing the community and put in effort into marketing itself, it might be able to regain it's position as the premier platform for crypto-related discussion for everyone.

List (under construction):
Fake sites
The list is a bit messy now, but I will edit it later.

Fake Bitcointalk on Twitter
It's the same situation as the, wrong people took over and they advertise their fake "real bitcoin" projects. Same with the twitter account Sad

Everyone who have already known other scam sites that have not been listed here, please feel free to leave your comments below and suggest me to list them into the list.

Thank you all for your coming feedback and suggestions as well as additional links.

What with bitcointalk .COM, it's a bit misleading.
The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Steps to check potential phising links
Another one to be added to your hosts files then.

On Windows, navigate to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\", and open the hosts file in a text editor.
On Mac, navigate to "/private/etc/", and open the hosts file in a text editor.
On Linux, open terminal and write "sudo nano /etc/hosts"

Add the following two lines to the bottom of the hosts file:

Your browser will now be unable to open those two phishing sites. DOMAIN is a Pishing Site [DO NOT LOGIN] and are FAKE phishing sites ! (edited)
Is same of ?
Be carefull of ! = ?
Is legit or scam?
8  Other / Beginners & Help / Steps to check potential phising links on: April 10, 2019, 11:10:29 AM
The topic aims at newbies, but it might be useful for older users, who spend little time in the forum, to discover, and to learn.
Phising links are one of the most terrible things that make-money-online guys have to face with.
I am not sure, but I guess that there is no stupid phisers will put their phising links directly, instead they tend to hide them inside url link.

I give you an example, in which I presents three ways to post link to the topic you are reading.

1) Hidden link
Steps to check potential phising links

2) Direct link
Phisers never post their phising links that way because no one is stupid and lazy too much to fall into their opened traps like this (very limited people will fall into such bad trap).

3) Shortened links
I posted the link with code because I don't want you to unintentionally click on the link. Please don't click on the link or any link like this.

So, how to check that links are potential phising links or not?
It is very easy, what you have to do is only four steps:

1) Don't hurry too much, don't lazy too much to immediately click on the topic or article links, whichever links hidden via url links.
If you find something interesting with their posts, and have intention to get more information they shared with hidden links, it's good to stop at this step, and move to the second step.

2) Clicking on the quote button to see which are hidden links or shortened links
If you find that the links inside url are familiar, it is safely to move next to read and get information.
If you find that the links inside url are un-familiar, it is better to stop at this, and do next steps.
For example:
If you click on the quote button to quote my OP, you will see hidden link like this:
[url=]Steps to check potential phising links[/url]
And, the link is safe, because it leads to official forum, right?

Another way to check is hovering on the link, the you will see the link behind.
For example:
1. The image show the link hidden in the topic titles posted by DdmrDdmr, you can see the link in the left corner at the bottom of your browser by hovering your mouse on the topic title. It is easy, isn't it?

2. In the second example, I create a hidden link behind the phrase Bitcointalk Forum, that will lead you to a fake bitcointalk site. Please remember it will lead to a fake bitcointalk site, so please don't log in your bitcointalk account on that site. Your account might be hacked. I don't advertise for fake site here. It's just an example and it is another way to help you know about one of fake bitcointalk sites.
Bitcointalk Forum
If you really click on the link, it will lead you to the fake forum
It will become worse if you click on link that lead you to more dangerous sites, so please don't click on suspicious links.
Instead, one again, please hover your mouse on the suspicious link, then you will see hidden link behind. Like this:

You can see the link will lead you to bitcointalk[dot]com (that is fake/ scam forum).

3) Searching with the potential phising sites/ links with key words including their names + phising links/ phising sites.
Next, if the link you see after quoting or hovering looks risky, strange, you should do more search on those sites' reputation.
Key words should be used are:
- phising
- scam
- fake
- site name/ domain name

Another way is to check suspicious link with tools (I don't know about them well, so appreciate if someone can help).
whotookmycrypto suggested a site to check suspicious links, but someone else said even that site is not safe. So, please decide using it or not with your own interest.

4) Disable phising links found on your computer
After links determined as phising links, you should do the last step.
Another one to be added to your hosts files then.

On Windows, navigate to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\", and open the hosts file in a text editor.
On Mac, navigate to "/private/etc/", and open the hosts file in a text editor.
On Linux, open terminal and write "sudo nano /etc/hosts"

Add the following two lines to the bottom of the hosts file:

Your browser will now be unable to open those two phishing sites.


What with bitcointalk .COM, it's a bit misleading.
[GUIDE] Use this for identifying Scam/Phishing/ Websites & Exchanges in Crypto

Other tips contributed by participants in the topic:
For most famous redirect website, you can just add a "+" (plus symbol) at the end of the URL and you'll go to a page where it shows everything about the redirection link (the final destination, clicks, stats, etc...).


I appreciate to all contributors whom help me to make the topic better.
9  Other / Meta / Ideas and plans of theymos for the forum improvements on: April 09, 2019, 09:17:01 AM
Today, theymos made a post on the ideas to improve merit system for a decentralized forum. It's amazing to see admin sticked with direction to build up a decentralized forum. From that post, one crazy idea popped up in my mind that I would start a topic, in which I present all ideas and plans of theymos with intention to improve the forum, but have not officially implemented.
It is obviously that we all can trace back the post history of theymos to get them, but it takes time, and I doubt that not all members known about them and really stored them for later use (such as stored them in Excell spreadsheet).

In my opinion, it will help us to easier to follow the potential of changes on the forum in next few months or years.
Without such topic like mine, sometimes we forgot what theymos posted and asked for opinion from bitcointalkers; or even theymos forgot what he planned to to in his To-Do List.

1) Merit system improvements for a really decentralized forum
This thought occurred to me recently:

If you wanted to implement Merit in a decentralized forum (ie. one in the vein of Freenet's Frost or FMS), you could do it in this way:
 - Everyone can, from their own perspective, give unlimited merit to posts, and these merit transactions are put into files which each user publishes via the decentralized system. (Like a merit.txt.xz which every user publishes.) Unlike on, you can also give people merit without an associated post.
 - For everyone who has merit, you download their merit-transactions-list, but scale down/up all of the numbers so that the total merit that they send is equal to the actual sMerit that they own. It might or might not be useful to do this via some sliding time frame scheme so that merit transaction amounts aren't just continually diminished over time as they increase in quantity.
 - Apply the above step recursively, creating a web-of-trust-style merit network

Then every user has a subjective merit score for each post (sort of like the trust system, which was inspired by FMS). And if you wish, you can assign people to be merit sources from your perspective by sending them large amounts of merit directly; these might or might not appear in the merit-transactions-list which you publish.

2) Inline response of trust report
It's a good idea, already on my to-do list, but it requires other changes as well. If the person who made the rating can delete it as they can today, then they can also delete the response, which isn't good. My current tentative thinking on how it should work is:
 - Raters can retract ratings, but not totally delete them.
 - Raters can add a short addendum to their ratings, and this can be freely edited, but the original rating can't be edited. (The point is to prevent conversations via rating edits. A rating should be one particular issue, and the response should be a response to this issue. Not 100% sure that this is necessary, though.)
 - Additional limits on how often you can leave ratings may be needed.

3) Epochtalk (new forum software)
The software is substantially complete. The main period of development was a while ago; the current work is mainly just maintenance & relatively minor improvements. Try running it yourself and you'll find that it's working, fast, and nearly feature-complete.

The things blocking a transition from the current software to the new software are:
 - There hasn't been enough testing. I think that immediately after transition, a variety of small missed features, bugs, and performance issues would crop up. As a result, if the transition happened now (which is technically possible!), I'd expect the post-transition user experience to be poor for months while these things are fixed, which I don't want.
 - I am the only sysadmin and on-demand programmer, and I'm used to the current software. Furthermore, I need to frequently make changes to the current software, but each change I make might require alterations to Epochtalk, which is problematic.
 - The current PHP software, while ugly and sub-optimal in many ways, performs well, especially since I have extensively modified the backend to add features and improve performance. So I don't feel much urgency.
 - The data-transition procedure still has a few known minor bugs.
We continue to work on these issues. I think that ultimately I may need to hire one or more full-time people, since a big problem is that the full transition is likely to create a ton of work which I won't be able to effectively handle alone.

The software is not vaporware (it's long existed in a runnable state, and is currently basically feature-complete), and is not abandoned (look at the git commit log). If anyone is unhappy with the progress, I invite them to take the Epochtalk code and create a competing forum with it; since they won't have to worry about the transition issues, they'd have a much easier time, and their testing will also end up helping us.

In short: If you want the software quicker, go run your own forum with it, and work to get any problems or missing features you find resolved via bug reports, etc. This would increase public interest, provide much-needed testing, and I might even hire you to work on when we're ready to do the final transition here.

4) Black screen when loading forum pages in chrome
I can't reproduce this on any of my devices, so I can't effectively investigate it. But I suspect that it's a recently-introduced bug in Chrome's hardware-accelerated rendering. Disabling hardware acceleration might fix it; maybe chrome://flags/#disable-accelerated-2d-canvas ? (NeuroticFish reports this isn't it)

If anyone can figure out exactly what causes it or whether I can change anything on my end to fix it, let me know.

5) collectible coin
For's 10th anniversary later this year, I was thinking that it might be cool to produce a limited run of 50-300 coins and give them out (maybe all-expenses-paid or maybe at cost) to users who meet some to-be-determined criteria. I'm not a collector, though, so I'm not knowledgeable about this stuff.

 - Does this sound like a good idea?
 - What features would make the coin especially interesting?
 - What's the best way to get a coin like this made?

6) Badges for good reporters
I think that I'm going to add some badges for people who report a bunch of posts. Maybe one for 300 good reports, one of 1000, and one for 5000. Does anyone want to make or find these images? They have to be exactly 16x16 px (like ), and if you find them online, then they must be copyright-free.

7) Ideas for topic ordering in altcoin announcements
There's a strong incentive to spam replies to topics in altcoin announcements and a few other sections because there's a lot of activity and competition for eyeballs there. This spam should just be deleted, but I'd also like to remove the incentive by changing the default ordering of topics in those sections from "last post" to something new. (You'll still be able to click/bookmark something to get the old ordering.)

What are your ideas for new ordering methods? My current idea is:
 1. For each topic, get a list of the distinct users who posted there in the last 24 hours.
 2. Give the topic a score equal to the sum of each such user's total earned merit.
 3. Sort by topic score descending, and secondarily by the usual last post time.

With that, you still have topics with recent conversation listed first, but it requires more resources to manipulate, at least, and newbies have no influence. Maybe it'd give certain users overwhelming influence, though.

I want to think about it quite a bit more, so I probably won't do it soon.

8> LN support for forum payments system
Grin is new and clunky to use. I don't expect many people to use it, honestly. But I needed to rewrite the forum payments system anyway in order to support LN in the future and to fix some longstanding issues with the old code, so adding grin support worked out nicely.

9) Ideas of uncensorable DNS
Idea for uncensorable DNS
Has not the idea of uncensorable DNS been proposed before, while Satoshi was around?

bitDNS -

I posted in that topic in 2010. Wink Still haven't given up on the idea.

The specific idea in that topic was basically Namecoin, but implemented sort of like a naÔve colored coins thing on Bitcoin. Eventually it became Namecoin. In any case, it has the censorability issues I mentioned in my OP.

10) Ideas of an anonymous file-sharing system
Idea for an anonymous file-sharing system

11) Addblocker subscription for signatures
I've thought that it'd be interesting to publish an adblocker subscription for signatures. You can block individual users' signatures with eg., and/or you can try to block signature ads generally with filters like table.

Userscripts are a good idea. Let me know if some small change on my end will help your userscript a lot.
10  Economy / Service Discussion / April Fool ended, but there are likely bugs on BPIP site on: April 05, 2019, 04:33:08 AM
Today, I saw a bug (maybe bug) in BPIP site with the case of Xal0lex (staff), who created a topic for bitcointalk souvenirs on April 1st.

theymos stated the KYC now required is April Fool there:
April fools!

2541 people submitted the KYC form, but the actual data entered into the form was never even sent to, much less collected. So if you actually entered any sensitive info there, you should feel a bit silly, but don't worry about it. (Probably some people left funny comments, but regrettably these were not collected.)

The verification flairs were random.

Thanks to Mr. Big, hilariousandco, malevolent, Halab, Mitchell, and Xal0lex for contributing ideas related to this, and to everyone else for having fun with it!

All funds (sMerits) in the topic, Souvenirs from the were refunded days ago.
Sadly, we ran out of our stock of zero items. So everyone gets a full refund:

However, the figures of Xal0lex on BPIP site are wrong, so I guess there are maybe other users whom got wrong figures (delayed updated) on BPIP site.
The BPIP site built by Vod.
Please check it and fix such a delayed updating bug (if it is) when you have time to do it.
Thank you.

Proof of potential bugs on Xal0lex
1> The Souvenirs topic after all sMerits refunded to senders:

2> Xal0lex's profile page on bitcointalk:

3> Profile page on BPIP site:

4> Most merited profiles Rank System:
11  Other / Beginners & Help / [Guide] Newbies please read Services' / Bounties' topic tittle before applying on: April 01, 2019, 07:49:25 AM
I admited that when I was noob, I often applied immediately when I saw bounties open up.
Before reading next lines, you should honest with you and answer the question:
"How much time do you often spend to read bounties' topic tittle?"
Read first, before applying, but in fact bounty hunters tend to applying first, before they read.

It's one of the worst thing you can do due to several reasons:
- Bounties have been filled up totally, mean that there is not open slot for new comers.
- Bounties have been paused by campaigns' owners.
- And other reasons.

In order to help noobs better understand the tittle of bounty topic, I quote the part below for you.
Please read it carefully to make sure that you understand the meanings of those acronyms.

Overview of Bitcointalk Signature-Ad Campaigns

The following abbreviations will be used for campaigns (where applicable):

Active||Currently active
PNYC||Payment not yet confirmed
FLUX||Campaign in flux between closed and accepting
CFNP||Closed for new participants
Sometimes, you can see something different, like:
- Paused
- On Hold
- [FIN]: Finished

Both of two means campaign has been on the situation and period in which campaign's owners need to reconsider about the results they got from campaigns, before making next decision to keep running it or totally stop.
Using which acronym depends on each manager, but these ones are the most popular acronym to describe bounties situation.

Please spend your little time to read those ones, steps by steps:

1>  Topic tittle, that mostly disclose the current situation of bounties (mentioned above).
2>  Read the information on which ranks are available.
3> Read the information on open slots.
4> Read information on earned merits required (most of BTC paid campaigns ask some earned merits or earned merits in last 120 days to meet first requirements to apply.)
5> Trust requirements (most of campaign don't accept applicants have negative trusts.

If you find out there are chances for you from steps 1 to 3, let move to last 2 steps (4, and 5).
If you don't find out chances in steps 1 to 3, let skip steps 4, and 5, and move on to other bounties.

There is a topic, which give you active campaigns that paid in BTC, remember that the topic is only for BTC-paid campaigns.
So, you should not post anything relates to altcoins-paid campaigns in the topic.
Overview of Bitcointalk Signature-Ad Campaigns [Last update: 31-Mar-2019]

12  Other / Meta / Who are real theymos? Or did he leave the fourm years ago, just after satoshi? on: April 01, 2019, 06:44:15 AM
I scanned and checked all verified cases in the KYC now required topic, and not found anyone who verified as real theymos.
In addition, the admin, just called him as an admin, KYC verification shows he is snitch.

The results of admin, and others so far, made me really confused.
I have some big questions:
- Who are real theymos?
- Is theymos a real admin of the forum?
- Have we recently found the fact that theymos actually left the forum years ago, just after satoshi?
- Have we recently found one of the biggest secrets of the forum?
13  Other / Meta / Collection of's KYC icons on: April 01, 2019, 01:42:27 AM
As you all know that since today, 1st April 2019, the forum required KYCs.

Theymos annouced about the KYC's requirements there: KYC now required
I also pulished guide to do KYC there: [Guide] Steps to do KYCs of forum

Now, I would prefer to show you the collection of all (I have seen so far) KYC's icons.
1) Human

2) Drama generator

3) Scammer hunter

4) Bitcoiner

5) Smartass

6) Totally not a scammer

7) Trader

8> Snitch

9) Chart watcher

10) Bull

11) Spammer

12) Serious businessman

13) Sucker valuable user

14) Bitcoin baron

15) Merit abuser

16) Shill

17) Bag holder

18) Pump-and-dumper

19) Gossip

20) Bear

21) Google translator

22) Plant, animal, or mineral

23) Geek

24) Skeptic

25) Naiive

26) Illuminati

27) Altcoiner

28) AI super intelligence

29) Quality poster

30) Mostly harmless

31) Loud

32) Awesomeness

33) DT mafia

34) Crazy statistician

35) Meme

36) Sockpuppet

37) Special Snowflake


39) Bounty hunter

40) Merit beggar

41) "investor"

42) as the real Satoshi

43) docile good citizen

44) Troll

Will add more icons.
14  Other / Meta / [Guide] Steps to do KYCs of forum on: April 01, 2019, 01:24:31 AM
Guide on steps to do KYCs of forum

Welcome to the new era of forum!

Form now on, 1st April of 2019, the forum requires KYC to be able to use it.
There is topic created by admin, theymos: KYC now required
Below, I will guide you, who don't not know how to do KYC of the forum.
Please do it as soon as possible before the end of 1st April, if you won't finish it before the end of today, you won't be able to use the forum anymore, and you won't have second chance to do your KYC.

1. The news of the forum
When you type into your browser, then enter, you will see this news in the top corner on the left.

2. Messeage after logging in

3. Clicking on the link to start doing your KYC
Please remember to do fill all information required in the form.
The most important thing you have to type is all of your crime (at least 1).

Next, you should list all your romantic partners (past, present, future):

Personally, I typed @theymos for all three periods, because I fall in love with him since the first day I join the forum.

4. Finish your KYC
After KYC finished you will see the message like that.

There are bunches of potential results for your KYC, that you can visit my another topic to get them.
Collection of's KYC icons

Hurry up, you have only 24 hours to finish your KYC.
Please contact me via PMs if you got troubles with your KYCs and need help from me.
I am always been here to help you.

Best wishes bitcointalkers,
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Don't join spam bounties. Easy money does not help you to (quickly) get rich! on: March 22, 2019, 12:54:06 PM

Some times, you might see some projects, that give away their coins in spam bounties.
Their targets are not strange, and the spam place is forum.
They often give away coins for the first 20, 50, 100, or 250 people to visit their announcement topics and leave a post.
Post should be positive about their projects.
Next, bounty hunters - who are also spammers - have to post proof of their positive posts in Discord, concurrently with receiving addresses.

I recommend you don't do this, don't join those types of spam bounties.
Join them, you will obviously get quick, easy money. Sometimes you can luckily receive $10, $20, or $50, but those money does not help you richer!
Consequences of your participation in such campaigns are:
- Red trust as spammers to come.
- Temporary bans and permanent bans (if repeatedly violates forum rules by spamming and join boosting service).
- Risks of losing your money stored in your devices (because you have to install unknown wallet, that probably contains potential threats).
The more bitcointalk give-away bounties you join, the more odds for you to be tagged with red, or at worst, temp/ perma banned, or nuked.
Rules of forum that will be violated by such campaigns:
15. No on-forum altcoin giveaways. [6][e]
Links to unofficial forum rules:

Smartly choose bounties to join is the best approach for bounty hunters.

Collections of bitcointalk give-away bounties:

I might update more images of  more bounties when I find them, or someone who see them can help by posting images here.

Thank you.
16  Other / Beginners & Help / [Guide] Using Google Trend to choose right time to accumulate for your portfolio on: March 12, 2019, 02:24:38 AM
Welcome to my guide, which gives you supplementary strategy to choose which assets deserved to invest, and when to accumulate cheap assets for your portfolio in order to increase your profit-margins and reduce risks of losses.

This one is totally free, and everyone have rights to access its features.
What I imply is Google Trend.
Now, let's get started.

I don't have connections to my imgur account ATM, so I simply give you links to results for Google Trend Search for top digital assets, in descending orders on's ranking system.

Timespan is last one year.
1) Bitcoin:
Downwards trend, but it likely hit bottom, and stood stably recent months.
2) Ethereum:
Nearly bottomed out yet.
3) Ripple:
Bottomed out, too, but there is a spike in September last year.
You can find out what happened with Ripple this month.
4) Litecoin:
Bottomed out last four months, and recently rose.

I stopped giving examples here, but you can freely search anything else for your own interests.

It is easily to see the fact that Google Trend results shows figure of those assets decreased simultaneously with its price drops.

The key point is when both the chart of price and Google Trend bottoms out, it is time to determinantly accumulate more without hesitation and fears of losses.
17  Other / Beginners & Help / [Guide] Viewing images without quoting posts/ OPs on: March 11, 2019, 01:35:44 PM
Originated from post of @theyoungmillionaire, there:
I think that it will be good for newbies as well as forum users in general with the tip.

If you are newbie, you are definitely unable to display images.
For a long time a go, the feature is open for all ranks, but due to spam waves in the bull market of 2017 and early months of 2018, theymos decided to allow only Junior Member and above rank can display images (Copper Member is the only exception, but you have to pay for it).

The guide has its meanings for both newbies and higher rank users in very different ways.

So, the question is, if you want to see images posted by Newbies (and don't buy Copper Membership). You can directly click on links to see images, but this way will put you under risks of phising link traps. Clicking on links is fine if you know well about those sites, but the fact is there are so many sites provide image uploads, so you are not able to know them all.  Consequently, if you have such habit, you might instantly click on links to unknow sites, that are potentially phising sites. Be careful!

Now, how to see images without risks of get trapped by phising sites. Here you go!
You have only one option, with 4 steps below:
  • Going to OP's profile, by clicking on the name of OP's account
  • Going to the post history of OP. By clicking on the following line Show the last posts of this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
  • Going to the last topics of OP. By clicking on the following line Show the last topics started by this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
  • 4) Finding the posts/ OPs you wanted, and you will fully see attached images inside posts or OPs.
* Remember that you should do the second and third steps separately.
If you want to see images in OP's posts, let's do the second step. Instead, if you want to see images in OP's OP, let's do the third step, it will save you a lot of time.

I gave you two examples:
Example #1:
Applying four steps, then you will get what you want.
1) Going to OP's profile, by clicking on the name of OP's account
2) Going to the post history of OP.
By clicking on the following line Show the last posts of this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
3)  Going to the last topics of OP.
By clicking on the following line Show the last topics started by this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
Remember that you should do the second and third steps separately.
If you want to see images in OP's posts, let's do the second step.
Instead, if you want to see images in OP's OP, let's do the third step, it will save you a lot of time.
4) Finding the posts/ OPs you wanted, and you will fully see attached images inside posts or OPs.

Example #2:
Another example is the post of @Tungi17, there:
You obviously can directly see the image, if you don't click on the link. However, by apply the trick above, you can see the image in post history of @Tungi17, here:;u=2606396;sa=showPosts;start=20

Other meanings to the forum
Besides the main purpose to avoid phising sites, there are other meanings
If you are higher rank users than Newbies, you are definitely able to quote posts/ OPs to see images attached inside.
Personally, I recommend you should not do this.
Why I suggest you should not quote?

Because, quoting that way is unintentionally supports OPs to display images.
Let's go further a little bit, the case will become worse if OP or authors of posts are scammers.
You quote, and unintentionally help them to display images what they want to display in order to more easily to scam others.
It's so bad, right?

I thought that scammers should lose something if they want to scam others, such as paying small BTC to buy a Copper Membership.
It is so stupid if you help them to display images, and scam other crypto enthusiasts with hundreds of bitcoin or ethereum, and those scammers don't lose anything, even small BTC for a Copper Membership.
You are curious, but please don't let your curiosity help scammers to save their funds and more effectively scam others
Don't quote, and you reach following purposes:
- Forcing OPs to buy a Copper membership to display images.
- Reducing the image-contained spamming posts in the forum.
- Securing yourself from phising links due to avoid clicking on links of images.

Thank you @theyoungmillionaire so much for your amazing post, that forced me to compose the guide; and images that I used for my topic.
Honestly, I have not known this tip before luckily read your post.
18  Other / Beginners & Help / [Tips] Three indicators help to find out potential scam PoS/ Masternode projects on: February 18, 2019, 08:13:57 AM
You can agree or disagree with my tips.
You can use my tips or not, it totally depends on your stance, and your decision.

For me, I think that one of the quickest and easiest way to investigate potential scam projects, especially the hybrid Masternodes/ Proof-of-stake ones, is looking at the OP profile.
On OP's profile pages, what do we should pay attention on?

Three things:
First, total postcount or activity count.
If weeks, or months later the publishing days of OPs, postcount or activity count is too low, or terribly only 1.
It's the best signal to conclude that they are probably scam projects.

Second, last active day of OPs.
If weeks, or months later the publishing days of OPs, they turn into inactive for too long period, weeks, or months of continous inactive.
It is one more indicator of scam projects.

Three, volume.
They often have extremely high volume as well as price during early days after listed on exchanges, then dropped considerably within next days or weeks .

Together, these three indicators: postcount/ activity count; last active day; and terrible fastly falls of volume and price help us to easily identify scam projects.

I known that there are obviously other ways to find out, but if only three indicators are enough to identify scam PoS/ MN projects, I don't see reasons to dig deeper with other indicators. We should not make it too complicated and waste our time.

I give you a list of examples for you:
1) Masternode Browsing coin
2) X-Nella
3) Crypto Rescue coin
4) MN tracker
5) Food Chain

I don't judge those 5 above are scam projects, it is your own judgement.
19  Other / Off-topic / Is it time to relook at the history? on: February 18, 2019, 02:21:22 AM
Is it a time to relook at the history?

Firstly, I would say sorry if I am making a annoying topic.
If it is, please let me know, then I will lock it.

Secondly, the idea comes to me due to two recently topics I read over last months:
1. Satoshi's lesson, theymos
2. How can we take Bitcoin Talk back into the Bitcoin community?, Jet Cash

Of course, I don't have too long time of participation in the forum, and a lack of knowledge on the forum compared to other experts here.
I only made the topic as my contribution (small contribution) [if it is] to the forum. As I said above, if it is un-constructive one, I will lock it later.

To make the forum better, I think that at first, forum users, new forum users in particular, should know the history of bitcointalk forum. How it was during its early days, early years.
For technical stuffs, which I have not known, someone known it please contribute to the topic.

The forum started on 22th Nov. 2009, by satoshi (Satoshi Nakamoto), and officially announced by that guy with the Ann topic, Welcome to the new Bitcoin forum!
The forum originated from the one:
Satoshi is the third member of the forum, and the above ANN topic is the fifth one.
If you curious to find out more, the first member is admin, that I guess is satoshi too.
The second member can not found.

The admin's responsiblity take-over
Our current admin, theymos created his account on 9th Feb. 2010. He posted the first comment in the ANN topic on December 29, 2011, 08:54:22 AM
His next post on the topic was published on July 12, 2012, 08:14:57 PM
Due to the fact that satoshi left the forum on December 13, 2010, 04:45:41 PM (his last active day), I guess that theymos took over the forum during the two potential periods, first one from Dec. 2010 to Dec 2011, the second one from Dec 2011 to Jul. 2012.
Of course, someone have details can contribute here, or theymos can confirm the time he took over the forum from satoshi.
Another theory based on the first important topic theymos made in the forum relates to forum rules. Newbie restrictions (Please discuss from policy here.), published on 12th June 2011. I think that he likely took over the forum around that point.
The most probably theory is theymos took over the forum within the period from Dec. 2010 to June 2011.
The forumís hack history:
Three times, so far, on 2011, 2013, and 2015.
More details can be found there:

Theymos, yesterday published data on the forum registered account over time.
We're at a local minimum, but registrations jump around a lot:
| 30day starting      | registrations |
| 2009-11-02 00:00:00 |             3 |
| 2009-12-02 00:00:00 |             8 |
| 2010-01-01 00:00:00 |             8 |
| 2010-01-31 00:00:00 |            22 |
| 2010-03-02 00:00:00 |             5 |
| 2010-04-01 00:00:00 |            22 |
| 2010-05-01 00:00:00 |            15 |
| 2010-05-31 00:00:00 |            33 |
| 2010-06-30 00:00:00 |           325 |
| 2010-07-30 00:00:00 |           159 |
| 2010-08-29 00:00:00 |           148 |
| 2010-09-28 00:00:00 |           190 |
| 2010-10-28 00:00:00 |           204 |
| 2010-11-27 00:00:00 |           383 |
| 2010-12-27 00:00:00 |           384 |
| 2011-01-26 00:00:00 |           938 |
| 2011-02-25 00:00:00 |          2202 |
| 2011-03-27 00:00:00 |          2737 |
| 2011-04-26 00:00:00 |          4936 |
| 2011-05-26 00:00:00 |         14048 |
| 2011-06-25 00:00:00 |          6250 |
| 2011-07-25 00:00:00 |          3903 |
| 2011-08-24 00:00:00 |          2938 |
| 2011-09-23 00:00:00 |          1983 |
| 2011-10-23 00:00:00 |          1965 |
| 2011-11-22 00:00:00 |          1835 |
| 2011-12-22 00:00:00 |          1812 |
| 2012-01-21 00:00:00 |          2082 |
| 2012-02-20 00:00:00 |          1901 |
| 2012-03-21 00:00:00 |          2158 |
| 2012-04-20 00:00:00 |          1969 |
| 2012-05-20 00:00:00 |          2057 |
| 2012-06-19 00:00:00 |          2040 |
| 2012-07-19 00:00:00 |          2145 |
| 2012-08-18 00:00:00 |          2419 |
| 2012-09-17 00:00:00 |          2661 |
| 2012-10-17 00:00:00 |          2958 |
| 2012-11-16 00:00:00 |          2763 |
| 2012-12-16 00:00:00 |          2611 |
| 2013-01-15 00:00:00 |          3320 |
| 2013-02-14 00:00:00 |          4933 |
| 2013-03-16 00:00:00 |         13816 |
| 2013-04-15 00:00:00 |         18162 |
| 2013-05-15 00:00:00 |         11318 |
| 2013-06-14 00:00:00 |          8095 |
| 2013-07-14 00:00:00 |          6703 |
| 2013-08-13 00:00:00 |          5505 |
| 2013-09-12 00:00:00 |          4137 |
| 2013-10-12 00:00:00 |          5632 |
| 2013-11-11 00:00:00 |         26804 |
| 2013-12-11 00:00:00 |         28776 |
| 2014-01-10 00:00:00 |         29576 |
| 2014-02-09 00:00:00 |         29839 |
| 2014-03-11 00:00:00 |         22534 |
| 2014-04-10 00:00:00 |         18065 |
| 2014-05-10 00:00:00 |         13071 |
| 2014-06-09 00:00:00 |         12180 |
| 2014-07-09 00:00:00 |         10561 |
| 2014-08-08 00:00:00 |         10925 |
| 2014-09-07 00:00:00 |          9418 |
| 2014-10-07 00:00:00 |          8218 |
| 2014-11-06 00:00:00 |          7974 |
| 2014-12-06 00:00:00 |          8136 |
| 2015-01-05 00:00:00 |         23256 |
| 2015-02-04 00:00:00 |         36913 |
| 2015-03-06 00:00:00 |         33500 |
| 2015-04-05 00:00:00 |          8450 |
| 2015-05-05 00:00:00 |          8577 |
| 2015-06-04 00:00:00 |         10303 |
| 2015-07-04 00:00:00 |         11773 |
| 2015-08-03 00:00:00 |          9725 |
| 2015-09-02 00:00:00 |          7644 |
| 2015-10-02 00:00:00 |         68601 |
| 2015-11-01 00:00:00 |         44059 |
| 2015-12-01 00:00:00 |         39244 |
| 2015-12-31 00:00:00 |         37106 |
| 2016-01-30 00:00:00 |         42233 |
| 2016-02-29 00:00:00 |         24213 |
| 2016-03-30 00:00:00 |         19336 |
| 2016-04-29 00:00:00 |         16031 |
| 2016-05-29 00:00:00 |         19935 |
| 2016-06-28 00:00:00 |         12582 |
| 2016-07-28 00:00:00 |         10646 |
| 2016-08-27 00:00:00 |          9986 |
| 2016-09-26 00:00:00 |          9844 |
| 2016-10-26 00:00:00 |         10718 |
| 2016-11-25 00:00:00 |         10691 |
| 2016-12-25 00:00:00 |         12429 |
| 2017-01-24 00:00:00 |         13664 |
| 2017-02-23 00:00:00 |         13893 |
| 2017-03-25 00:00:00 |         15276 |
| 2017-04-24 00:00:00 |         20585 |
| 2017-05-24 00:00:00 |         31381 |
| 2017-06-23 00:00:00 |         35866 |
| 2017-07-23 00:00:00 |         40726 |
| 2017-08-22 00:00:00 |         45026 |
| 2017-09-21 00:00:00 |         70477 |
| 2017-10-21 00:00:00 |         95568 |
| 2017-11-20 00:00:00 |        144762 |
| 2017-12-20 00:00:00 |        238433 |
| 2018-01-19 00:00:00 |        136872 |
| 2018-02-18 00:00:00 |        107237 |
| 2018-03-20 00:00:00 |         87087 |
| 2018-04-19 00:00:00 |         89659 |
| 2018-05-19 00:00:00 |         83999 |
| 2018-06-18 00:00:00 |         72430 |
| 2018-07-18 00:00:00 |         61360 |
| 2018-08-17 00:00:00 |         43451 |
| 2018-09-16 00:00:00 |         43516 |
| 2018-10-16 00:00:00 |         35335 |
| 2018-11-15 00:00:00 |         31502 |
| 2018-12-15 00:00:00 |         20733 |
| 2019-01-14 00:00:00 |         20046 |
| 2019-02-13 00:00:00 |          2763 | [PARTIAL PERIOD]
I donít know how many times the forum interface changed, still tried finding it, and will post more details later.

2. Bitcointalk history of hacks and vandalism. by xtraelv
3. The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk. by satoshi
4. How can we take Bitcoin Talk back into the Bitcoin community? by Jet Cash
20  Other / Meta / [Suggestion] Disable the delete or edit rights on OP's page of OP authors on: February 08, 2019, 11:53:11 AM

During my time in the forum, not too long compared to so many of you here.
I found that there are some scam projects, ended with totally deleting all contents of the OPs, changing OPs' orginal contents into joke/ troll ones, and locking OPs.
Some examples:
Qabio project
Ghost project

It sounds like a dumb idea because I known that:
- Admin, mods, staffs likely have priviledges to trace back history of users' post history which other normal users don't have.
- Disabling the edit rigths of OP is a dumb idea too. However, it's a bit bittery for investors to see the OP of Qabio project turned into trolling like this (visit the link above to see how troll it is). I think that the forum should have some minor solutions for such cases.
- OPs' authors have rights to delete posts inside their topics. Consequently, it doesn't not make sense to quote the OP, because OP's authors are able to delete both OPs and OPs-quoted posts.

Let's raise your ideas and discuss about it.
Thank you for your time to join the topic.
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