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1  Other / Meta / Opinion: Move "Earning Merit" Guides (or copy the FAQ) to "Beginners and Help" on: March 15, 2018, 09:18:55 PM
Among other things, people talking about earning merit or ways to earn merit should be moved to somewhere it will be of benefit for people, especially those that will need to know about it. 90% of the users on this forum are more than aware of how the merit system works now and if they need help they should look in the subforum with "Help" in the title. New users to the forum will likely be looking at the merit system like "wtf?" and if they can't find the proper information in the section that exists to help them. Sure, some may stray into the Meta section, but they should be able to find the proper information they need without potentially missing it because it's not where they'd think to find it. Initially anyways.

As of this post, there is not a single thread I can see, not even a stickied one, which talks about the merit system within the Beginners and Help subforum.

Also I think there needs to be a limitation on people saying that "x post deserves merit" or "y person should get merited" within Meta. While being another thread for another day, you can make your comments known somewhere else. This is supposed to be discussion about the forum as an entity itself, not the users.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / If you think governments aren’t aware enough about Bitcoin... on: March 14, 2018, 07:41:23 PM
If they’re going things like this in the Third World, you know that governments in the west are more than accommodated with the existence of Bitcoin.

They might even be a bit more covert about using it, that’s why they’re being deliberately slow with their own bits of legislation lmao
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Let's stop talking about Mike Hearn on: January 15, 2016, 05:33:34 PM
The amount of topics being posted because of this one guy saying something is staggering.

He wants to feel special and feel like his opinions actually matter in the Bitcoin economy. Us talking about him just re-affirms his mindset, and makes him think that everyone actually cares about it.

Just let this snowflake whine for a week before he disappears into obscurity. He isn't changing anything and the price appears to be dropping primarily due to the cryptsy fiasco.

Ignore Hearn for the time being, and see what the miner's and user's opinions are on the changes. Discuss those, not Mike.

Edit: Autocorrect changed "Us" to "U.S."
4  Economy / Services / Selling signature space, 100 post minimum on: September 04, 2014, 01:57:12 PM

I am selling my signature space for a flat $30 per month in Bitcoin, with a minimum of 100 posts created (Which aren't useless spam) in the same time period.

I won't support any malicious or misleading advertisements, not will I support illegal advertisements such as links to illegal distributors. It's just to prevent any issues.

If you do start advertising with me, you will be able to have;
-Unlimited character count (However I cannot promise it will all fit)
-Colors for your advertisements
-Minimum 100 posts per month with your ad
-Variety of posting locations
-Sub-forum specific advertising
-Anything past 100 posts is free!

All you need is to design your ad, and send me a PM!

If you have any questions, just ask!

*I may require escrow for the first month of advertising, or you can pay the $30 front and get Vod to swoop in and give me negative trust if I don't reach the 100 post mark.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin "Generators/Hacking" Software on: July 23, 2014, 03:50:33 AM
Well, I was browsing YouTube, with the innocent search of "Bitcoin" as my Query.

Scrolling through, I saw a video that said "BitCoin Generator BitCoin Hack", as well as about 3 other videos, which had "Hacking software" that allows you to create Bitcoins for free, no mining required, and gave you as many BTC as you wanted (Apparently past 21 million).

There are numerous other videos like this, and to be honest, I am thoroughly and honestly disgusted with what people have stooped down to. Things like these are the most retarded pieces of crap I've ever seen, and I just cannot believe why there are these people that create these things. It makes me sick to my stomach.

I really want to go on a rant, but I think that something has to be done about this that doesn't involve another 40,000 characters.

Quote a comment on one said video, made in February/March, from a "Buzz Beaver"
People are already talking about this is one of the reasons why bitcoin prices are dropping. Let's make some more coins before it drops further Cheesy

EDIT: Some people really are just clueless. (Most people already know this is a false statement, just some brain-dead child.)

I just cannot believe the stupidity of the populace, and I eagerly await the day I can punch people through the internet.

And for those of you who don't know, I guarantee 100% of these are viruses, or dumbed-down mining software copies containing viruses.

Does anyone else feel angry at this, or am I the only one?
6  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Armory or Electrum? on: July 21, 2014, 04:05:17 PM
I'm looking for a non-hosted wallet, and I've narrowed down my choices to Armory or Electrum, since I don't have the resources to support Bitcoin Core, and MultiBit has some bugs that aren't preferred for what I'm doing.

So which one would you choose to hold your Bitcoin? Armory or Electrum?

Also let's say I have an nondescript number of Bitcoin waiting to be moved, for this we'll say 3BTC.
7  Bitcoin / Legal / Could we invalidate all regulations? on: July 11, 2014, 05:42:20 PM
I was thinking for a while, and realised that most government regulations are imposed when a person exchanges BTC -> fiat. I'm sure you all know this.

If we convinced local grocery stores to accept BTC, wouldn't that mean we could very well live in a society where we don't need to exchange to fiat?

If you can buy the necessities of life with Bitcoin, then why would you need fiat? There's websites that sell anything you can think of for Bitcoin.

Just food for though, I'd like to see what everyone's opinion is.

And sorry if this has been discussed many times before, I'm just curious.

8  Economy / Services / [FOR HIRE] Signature Calculation Assistant on: July 02, 2014, 10:49:31 PM

My name is Yakamoto, as you can probably already tell, and I am offering my services as an calculation assistant for signature campaigns. I aim to make it easier for campaign owners to run smoothly, and remove some of the associated workload.

I create accurate charts containing the names of the enrolled members and what their post payout for a specific week is, as well as other details about accounts, such as addresses or their payment rate. You can find an example here:

You can request to have any category implemented to your chart, free of charge! A copy of the chart with a color system (To distinguish different accounts' lines, found below uncolored chart) is also free, if requested!

My services have been used by the XBTec Campaign (, and are still in use.

I work on a per-enrolled-member basis, at 0.0015 per member. Every enrolled member after 25 is free!

If you are interested, please PM me. I have a really open schedule!
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / SGMiner Help on: July 01, 2014, 05:39:28 PM
So I am going to start mining using sgminer, but it cannot start mining because it needs OpenCL.dll.

As nooby as this may sound, I would appreciate assistance in finding how to set up or download this file.

I am very new to crypto mining, and so I am going to try and follow instructions as closely as possible.

And please, serious answers. Not "Delete system 32" or anything of the sort.
10  Other / Off-topic / What is your dream Operating System? on: June 15, 2014, 08:55:37 PM
Just like what the title says, what is your dream operating system?

You can talk about an existing one, or talk about one that you would want to make.

E.x. 1: I think that my dream OS would have...

E.x. 2: I think Linux is my dream operating system because...
11  Bitcoin / Mining support / taking more than they should? on: May 24, 2014, 01:56:00 PM
About 9 hours ago, my BTC count was at 0.00037975-ish, now, it is at 0.00036172.

I checked the logs for mantinence and the like, nothing was taking more than the block reward. (Well, there was one withdraw for mantinence that was a bit high, but that was once and still quite small...)

Did attempt to skim Bitcoin from my account without being noticed?

Has this happened to anyone else?
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Need help setting up MinerD on: May 20, 2014, 10:25:39 PM
Ok so I've done what my pool says to do, and I have the .bat file configured, without parameters.

Whenever I start the .bat file, however, it closes the command prompt instantly (Using windows) and doesn't start mining.

Does anyone have any assistance they can provide me with?

.bat is below, with specific info withheld to prevent any security issues that may occur.

minerd -a -t 6 -s 4 -o stratum+tcp:// -u <Username withheld>.<Worker Name withheld> -p <Worker Password Withheld>

I know the withheld info is correct. So I will not answer as to what it is. And I know it is not necessary.

So, any ideas?
13  Other / Off-topic / World of Tanks question on: May 12, 2014, 01:56:11 AM
I have a text error when I play WoT, so I can't see my credit amount (I know I can see it on my account page on the website).

My question is; does anyone know what the default amount of credits are when you first start the game? I'm trying to figure out if I'm gaining or losing credits. I'm fairly new, so I have no accurate idea.
14  Economy / Services / Freelance writer for hire on: May 10, 2014, 12:52:42 AM
Greetings potential employers!

I am currently looking for work as a freelance writer/typist, and I have experience in the field of writing.

I am looking for long-term or short-term positions, and can write at least 4 articles per month.
My preferred rates are $0.01/word, but that is negotiable.
I write and speak proficient English, as well as a large vocabulary.

I can write on-the-spot sample articles, as well as provide one current sample, to ensure to you that I am not simply copying it off of the internet.

As of this writing it may say I'm a newbie, but I have already worked for another person on this board, who can vouch for my honesty. I will maintain active on this forum for a long time, unless RL matter take away from what I can do, and you will be notified of any matters that come up.

If you are interested in hiring, PM me! I'm currently quite free in my employment commitments.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / [SOLVED] Should I be suspicious...? on: May 09, 2014, 06:00:10 PM
I got a payment in Bitcoin from 3 wallets, with semi-small amounts taken from each. Should I be suspicious about the amount of accounts and the small amounts taken from each, or is it a non-worry?
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Possible change to Bitcoin? on: May 07, 2014, 10:57:31 PM
EDIT: I apologize if this comes across as an attempt to de-rail Bitcoin or that I am trying to make my own alt-coin. This is simply an idea brought forward by a friend of mine that I manifested into a larger idea. This is an idea. Period.

TL;DR at bottom.

After a bit of research, we think we need to change the bitcoin protocol, or make a new coin.

The change we propose: a BTC/CC doubling protocol, and standardised mining system.

Our reason, you can almost control bitcoin by owning a large majority of it.

"But Bitcoin is decentralised!" "Owning =/= controlling" "Trolling"

We will explain our reasoning:
Why we think a doubling system is needed:
If we owned 12,000,000 BTC, that would be about 50%, give or take. Now what would happen if we sold all of it at once? According to the law of supply and demand, if we sold 50% of any one thing in existence, the price would plummet drastically, and could create a crypto-depression. This would chase possible users away from crypto-currencies, and would cause a possible demise for all crypto-currencies alike. Thus, governments could claim that crypto-currencies were a dad and will never be anything and we should only use fiat due to its "minimal" volatility.

What if the governments did this to take down all crypto-coins alike?

Due to this ever-likely possibility, we suggest that if the BTC/CC protocol ever deduces that a single or multiple inter-connected wallet system ever owned 45% or more of the BTC/CC in question (Traceable via public transaction), the coin would automatically double itself. Thus, the owner would own 1/2 of the percent they owned at the time (50% down to 25% in theory), but the doubling would not be public. To preserve value, it would not be announced, and would be done as discreetly as possible. Mining difficulty would remain at the amount it was at, at a certain limit, or would decrease the difficulty, again at a certain limit. This would prevent BTC from ever being possibly controlled, and would possibly allow a larger adoption of CCs, since miners could possibly get their feet wet as the difficulty would decrease if it ever was halved. This could also eventually bring the amount if coins to a nice psychological level, where it wouldn't be uncommon to own 123.72848105 BTC, although not necessarily preferred by anyone.

The drawback is that the value would decrease over time, if anyone owned xx% or more, but would probably not be a massive problem, unless xx% was being constantly purchased. If that happens, dump the coin, forcing the owner of that amount to lose their investment. Then, if needed, move to a new coin.

This brings us to point two; a standardised mining system.

During the gold rush, did miners have to buy seven different and unique pick axes to get to the gold, that couldn't be used again accept for that one task?

We propose a standard mining system, as we know how miners are not interested in shelling out $300 for a low-powered ASIC for a new coin, that uses a weird mining algorithm and has no clones that the hardware can be grandfathered to.

A standardised mining system would assist all miners, and would by FAR increase the possibility of new miners getting into crypto-currencies. As related to point two, if a coin switch is required, then miners can use their current hardware. This allows for a continuos economy, and makes it so miners can more freely trade equipment without having to meet so many qualifications.

We cannot recommend a algorithm at this time, but we hope that crowd-created attempts can narrow down candidates.

Once this is standardised, CCs CAN become the currency of the future. But it NEVER will if we cannot make it simple for the majority of the populace.

We also propose a standardised mining system that has a push-button start, as to also assist a majority of the populace with mining.

TL;DR: We need to have a coin doubling system to prevent control and a standardised mining style to assist the populace and get more people in crypto-currencies.
17  Economy / Economics / What would happen if BTC was accepted for gasoline? on: May 03, 2014, 01:47:15 PM
What would happen if a major gasoline distributer allowed for clients to purchase gasoline for Bitcoin?

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