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1  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Caveat Emptor: Coinbase problems on: May 29, 2016, 09:44:00 PM
Well coinbase finally did add my girlfriend as an authorized user and I was able to w/d.  Trying to think of some nice thing I can say about the experience....

OK, it doesn't seem like their motivation was to nickel-and-dime me (aside from their standard exchange margins), and it doesn't seem like the problem was that they are out of money.

On the other hand, I can't say I'd recommend Coinbase to anyone or that I'm likely to continue with them myself.  That experience definitely left a bad taste in my mouth.
2  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Caveat Emptor: Coinbase problems on: May 23, 2016, 08:19:39 AM
By the way, I should note that I did get a new e-mail from Coinbase (yes, strangely, in the wee hours, Sunday night... actually I think her last e-mail to me may have been at around the same time, which makes me wonder if I can expect to wait another week for her next reply).

The message says that I should be able to transact with my gf's bank account now.  It also asks me to re-add my gf's bank account (fake quote) "so it could be verified".  Unfortunately I suspect that kind of wording was used because the person didn't understand that her account was already verified.  I've asked for clarification so I guess in another week I'll find out whether or not I have to re-add her account for real.

I think I may still just quit while I'm behind, pay their margin in BTC, and cash out rather than continue like this with them.  It could be months before this is straightened out, at this rate....
3  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Caveat Emptor: Coinbase problems on: May 23, 2016, 07:58:59 AM
I have a reddit account already; like I said, I probably won't bother taking this there.

Coinbase don't come here because they arn't welcome (Coinbase is in favour of increasing the blocksize but the owner of this forum isn't and doesn't want them around).


Is there somewhere I can learn more about whatever kind of rift has developed between Coinbase and bitcointalk?  I am not a big fan of Coinbase, ATM, but if your description above really captures the essence of the story, I'd be quite disappointed.  I would sincerely hope bitcointalk is a place where dissenting opinions, esp. about technical matters, would be at least tolerated, so long as no TOS violations were involved, even if some flame-wars break out from time to time.

I am admittedly pretty paranoid, but part of me wonders if this is a subject about which you have a very strong opinion, and you are actually posting here to subtly convince me to hijack my own thread into one concerning your pet peeve?  As you read this, alyssa85, are you by any chance rubbing your hands together and laughing maniacally?

Well, I suppose I'm willing to fall into such a "trap," a little bit, anyhow, as I'd like to know whether or not bitcointalk remains a place that tolerates unpopular dissenting perspectives.  To be clear I'm not looking for the long version of the story but just a link or two where I can read up on what you're describing.
4  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Caveat Emptor: Coinbase problems on: May 22, 2016, 11:24:40 PM
Coinbase won't be reading this. They don't come to this forum.

You need to contact them on reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CoinBase/

Make an account on reddit, post up a thread with your problem in the coinbase subreddit listed above. If you are having problems, you can private message the mods (you'll find their usernames at the bottom of the right hand column of their subreddit.

10-4.  That's too bad as I would love to influence them to give me special treatment (or, concievably, to correct my unusual treatment) by providing some basic level of customer service.

I probably won't bother though.  I'm not much of a redditor.  I'm guessing folks trying to decide whether or not to use coinbase are as likely to check the temperature around here as anywhere, and tbh part of my motivation is to follow through on, for the lack of a better term, threats I made during the process of attempting to convince them to pay some attention to my situation.

Meanwhile, unless they fix their problem with me, pretty soon, I'm already resigned to write it off and move on -- it's just not worth it to me, to turn this into some kind of ongoing saga.

To be clear, I wouldn't "write off" the whole $200 without a bit more effort to recover it.  I just mean, writing off the marginal loss, compounded on top of the marginal loss I've already taken, I'd take by buying my way back from coinbase-usd into coinbase-btc and w/d-ing real btc into the blockchain, and then, perhaps, taking yet another compound marginal loss should I elect to continue my effort to purchase usd with it -- but since I've had to resolve my short-term usd shortfall by other means, at this point, most likely I'd only want to move a token amount to bootstrap a relationship with some new exchange.

The only thing that really irks me about that path is, I am effectively rewarding coinbase, for their massive fail, by paying their exchange margin, not once, but twice.

They no doubt would think it massive overkill to go to war, just over that.  And, I guess they're right, I'm not willing to go to war over it.

But OTOH, it really isn't fair at all.

If I had bought, say, a mobile app, for the same amount of money as my marginal loss, and the app publisher had decided to ignore my support requests, never deliver the license I'd paid for, and keep my money, I'd /never/ let them get away with it.   Of course, in that scenario, I'd probably have a powerful intermediary (powerful in the sense of "empowered to control the app-publishers access to customers and revenue," iow, Google or Apple), presumably taking my side of the issue.  Quite the opposite in the case of bitcoin.

I learned a long time ago that the mostly uncensorable and irreversible nature of transacting in bitcoin by no means protects me from getting ripped off.  Instead, I figure a higher risk of fraud is more like a price I have to pay, for an instrument of exchange that's in some ways harder to steal, and likely to be priced by a much "purer" market process than that of the markets pricing fiat currency.

In other words, I am prepared to assume that when I use bitcoin there is a certain percentage of the time I'm going to get screwed and there may not be much I can do to fix it.  It's for that reason, though, that I do think it's important for people to shout from the hilltops when they get robbed, even just a little bit, especially by casino-type environments such as Coinbase, where you cash-in/cash-out and customers are effectively wagering whatever benefits they hope to receive there against the odds the cashier will screw them somehow.
5  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Caveat Emptor: Coinbase problems on: May 22, 2016, 07:11:10 PM
Continuing the story:

After the above pointless exchange I got a response from the gentleman who'd closed my ticket, stating (again not bothering to quote the emails exactly, here, but just from memory) that my "request had been forwarded to experts who would be able to answer my question.  Please note that continuing to send messages will delay your response time, we'll get back to you as soon as possible."

Which sounded a lot to me like "If you keep trying to expedite things we will just punish you for it by dragging our heels," but, whatever.  I patiently waited until this and the next business day had come and gone and finally decided to ignore his "warning" about communicating on the 11th, stating that, basically I was tired of waiting, and was going to start expressing my dissatisfaction on social media.

I did so, posting to twitter that my money was tied up for a week and support didn't seem to be doing anything to help.  CoinbaseSupport on twitter did respond to me, the next day, asking for clarification, which I provided.  Then, nothing, despite a couple of polite attempts on my part to continue the dialog.  I couldn't help but feel that CoinbaseSupport was basically just replying in a perfunctory manner to create the illusion that my questionsmust have been answered or addressed in some way (I did my best to subtly make it clear that that's not what had happened so far).

Finally, on May 15th, a new person did reply to my trouble ticket, stating that my gf could indeed be added as an authorized user of my account and asking me to (this time a real quote) "please have [my gf] upload a photo of themselves holding their ID to https://www.coinbase.com/verifications/documents/new".  OK, we produced the photo in question and went to the url provided but there is no place there to upload just any old photo.  The process there is to upload a photo of the front of your card, then the back, and it's then automatically OCR'ed by their system.  So, now what?  I must admit, by this point I'd really started to get quite fed up, but, soldiering on, once my gf got back from work I scanned in the front and back of her card and uploaded it to the system.  However the system immediately rejected the uploads, stating basically that "those cards were for [my gf]" and the name on the account is [me]."  Figures.  Advice from the automated system for how to address any problem with the process?  Why, open a trouble ticket, of course.

If I'd thought I'd receive a response any time soon I would have just asked how to proceed but it was clear that wasn't likely so I attached all three photos to an e-mail that would flow into my trouble ticket and explained the situation.  I kept my frustration to myself, this time, and tried to play the good sport.

That, of course, is the last I heard from them.

I have noticed that they did finally return my cb-USD to me, so if I want, I can presumably, at least, finally buy back bitcoin at a huge loss (relative to the small amounts involved, of course) and get the fuck out of dodge.  That looks like what I'll eventually have to do, since they simply aren't doing anything to help me.  I was hoping against hope that there might be some better resolution to my problem offered, since they did say that what I wanted to do was basically something they supported, and I'd expeditiously provided them everything they'd asked for.  But, it's now the 22nd and they haven't made a peep.  But a -25% ROI or whatever I get back from this process is starting to look pretty good given the options they have given me so far (basically, none, but waiting for some indeterminate and plausibly indefinite period).

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If anyone from Coinbase happens to be reading this, by the way, and wants me to stop saying such mean things and go away, I'd like that too.  Just fix your lack of support by paying a bit more attention to me.  Since you do seem to support multiple authorized users per account, get my gf set up, I'll w/d, and, I promise: I'll update this post, and twitter, to reflect that Coinbase finally changed its tune and took care of business.

After realizing what kind of risk I seem to have been taking every time I transacted with you, I probably won't do any further business with you, to be honest.  But, frankly, unless I eventually wind up doing more Bitcoin stuff than I do now, Coinbase can clearly afford to lose me as a customer.  I simply don't do move enough btc around to represent a meaningful loss to your enterprise.  On the other hand, if you keep me sufficiently mad that I feel the need to hang out around here and continue bad-mouthing you, I might represent a disproportionately impactful -- if still fairly minor -- threat to your reputation.  My Issue# in your Desk portal is #915527.
6  Economy / Exchanges / Caveat Emptor: Coinbase problems on: May 22, 2016, 01:12:28 AM
Hello, I've been trying to get a modicum of attention from coinbase support for some time now, and they just don't seem to be willing or able to give it to me.  I'll describe the situation in some detail, and, although I'll editorialize a bit at the end, mostly I think folks just deserve to know that this is possible if you are doing business with Coinbase, and to decide for themselves what it means for their own decision-making.

Please be advised, I don't do a ton of transactions, don't have tons of bitcoin, and don't by any means have my finger on the pulse of bitcoin these days.  I'm sure coinbase has made just a miniscule amount of profit from my activities over the years... maybe $10 or so, or, I suppose, maybe $8 after the teeny tiny smidgen of support I've been able to coax them into giving me over the course of what I'm about to describe.

So, on the 4th of this month (iirc... maybe the 3rd at the earliest -- it's now the 21st, as I write this, ftr), I sold some bitcoin due to being short on cash and wanting to make ends meet.  Coinbase gave me a bit more than than $200 of coinbase-usd for my btc.  I have done this several times in the past w/o problem.. They just ship the money to my bank account, the money appears.  Nobody seems to freak out or give us a hard time about it although I'm always slightly apprehensive 'cause we bank with Satan Incarnate Bank of Manhattan.

That bank account technically belongs to my gf.  I'm not an authorized signer or anything -- it's never really been a problem, she simply signs the very few checks we write.  We both are fine with it that way -- the only downside I can think of has been that it makes it slightly slower for me to w/d from Paypal.  We don't use Paypal much, so, no biggie.  I don't even have a bank account in my name anymore, I closed mine years ago.

My transaction proceeded normally and I got the standard 3-5 business days (or whatever they promise) e-mail from coinbase.  But the next day I got an e-mail stating that my transaction had been rejected due to the name on the bank account not matching the name on the Coinbase account.  The message said to e-mail support or else they'd cancel my transaction.  If I'd just let them cancel the transaction I suspect this would have gone a lot smoother.

Instead, I did e-mail support, hoping I might find some quick way to resolve the matter.  The next business day, I finally got a reply at around closing time (Coinbase and I are in the same time zone).

The reply was to close my ticket, informing me (not a literal quote here, but this is more-or-less exactly what was said), "The accounts must match.  You should go into the list of accounts and delete your bank account from Coinbase, and add an account in your name, or send us proof you are an authorized signer on this account."

Basically whatever he said seemed extremely curt.   I'm pretty sure -- but definitely surmising -- that what he thought he was doing was "scolding me" for having "scammed" them, presumably because they have some policy forbidding what I had done.  Well, WTF?  Does he think we read all of that fine print?  I'm trying to move $200 here.

Anyhow, not appreciating that shit, when I reopened my ticket I requested that he please not close my ticket, in the future, until there is some reason for him to think my problem had been resolved, and that (again, not a literal quote) "What I wanted from him was to please advise us as to what our options were" (as if that wasn't obvious the first time).

I even included a number of specific questions, outlining possible ways to solve my problem, because, I must say, I had a bad feeling, if I just left it there, he would just reply "No options, delete account now!" or some kind of ridiculous soup-nazi thing.  So I asked, i.e.,, could my gf be added to the account as an authorized user?  Could she create a new account and have the money transferred to it?  etc.

I was hoping, if a new account was the best they could do, to avoid having to sell my cb-usd, screw around with the blockchain, and then sell the btc back to coinbase again, paying their vig at each step, and all the time having to wait, 'cause I kinda needed the cash immediately.  But I didn't go into all that, figuring I'd duke it out with the guy over that shit once he actually failed to do the obvious right thing, rather than start a fight preemptively over a question I might not need an answer to depending on what was Coinbase's policy about accounts and so on.

ugh, it just goes on and on... but I'm sick of typing.... to be continued soon.

Suffice it to say that 15 days later, this thing is by no means resolved and most of that time I have just been waiting on them to do their job and answer really easy questions.

It's important to understand that Coinbase offers NO phone support.  You literally can't call them.  I don't even see a business number that they publish.  They provide one official channel, only, to resolve any problems (the channel I was using, to be clear).  Their website claims they have some kind of real-time chat but I see no evidence that this is actually the case.   So, basically there is no real-time interaction possible, unless you want to show up at their office (which /is/ right down the block from me.  But I've decided I'd rather not find out what happens to customers who show up there uninvited, so, for all I know, they are all really nice there, and you can just show up and they'll help you out with your customer issues and send you packing with a gift-basket full of sunshine and rainbows).

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If anyone from Coinbase happens to be reading this, by the way, and wants me to stop saying such mean things and go away, I'd like that too.  Just fix your lack of support by paying a bit more attention to me.  Since you do seem to support multiple authorized users per account, get my gf set up, I'll w/d, and, I promise: I'll update this post, and twitter, to reflect that Coinbase finally changed its tune and took care of business.

After realizing what kind of risk I seem to have been taking every time I transacted with you, I probably won't do any further business with you, to be honest.  But, frankly, unless I eventually wind up doing more Bitcoin stuff than I do now, Coinbase can clearly afford to lose me as a customer.  I simply don't do move enough btc around to represent a meaningful loss to your enterprise.  On the other hand, if you keep me sufficiently mad that I feel the need to hang out around here and continue bad-mouthing you, I might represent a disproportionately impactful -- if still fairly minor -- threat to your reputation.  My Issue# in your Desk portal is #915527.
7  Economy / Gambling / Re: SwCpoker.eu | No Banking, Only Bitcoin | Bitcoin Poker 2.0 LIVE NOW! on: March 30, 2015, 09:38:24 AM
Cashouts processed again.

Whodisis thanks very much for not fucking around.  I have added 100 chips to your account (on purpose)

ST7 cracking hard at it still.  Things going well, hopefully back in ~16 hours or so

Given that exigent circumstances seem to have prompted you to launch swcpoker well ahead of your intended schedule, a few bumps in the road are totally understandable.  Not that anyone (except maybe the some silly 2p2 troll) said otherwise.

I and many others are having plenty of fun on the new site.  The availability of all those mixed games is just unquantifiably sick.

Just wanted to state publicly, in spite of the various growing pains, how much I appreciate your continued efforts to bring online poker to the huddled masses, yearning to grind for BTC!
8  Economy / Speculation / Re: Mark K "The coins are not lost, just temporarily unavailable" - chat log on: March 06, 2014, 05:00:05 AM
Without commenting on the veracity of any of this, what I took from Karpeles' statement was that all of his personal bitcoin was being held as MtGoxBTC, and, since the exchange was physically offline, he was not able to access it at the moment.  I'm too lazy to dig up a reference but that reading seemed to me to be pretty clear from the full context of the IRC log.  That conversation took place before the announcement about bankruptcy and before the 750k number was mentioned.  The 750k, again as I understood it, was lost by MtGox the company.

IIRC Karpeles declined to comment on how much personal BTC he held (specifically, IIRC he claimed not to be sure).
9  Economy / Speculation / Re: China just made Bitcoin pretty useless within China on: December 06, 2013, 11:55:55 AM
I'm not particularly bullish/bearish in the mid term, but even so, I'm personally inclined to interpret major news outlets and government agencies expending their time and energy drafting carefully worded tracts explaining why bitcoin is a ponzi scheme, can't possibly work, should be banned or strictly regulated, is going to crash soon, etc., as a bullish indicator.
10  Economy / Speculation / Re: How long does it take for bitcoin value to double?? on: November 19, 2013, 02:22:43 AM
Question:  How long does it typically take for the USD exchange rate of bitcoin to double?

Answer:
Start_rateEnd_rate#_of_daysDates
$3.125$6.251942011-12-01 to 2012-06-15
$6.25$12.51632012-06-15 to 2012-11-25
$12.5$25792012-11-25 to 2013-02-12
$25$50302013-02-12 to 2013-03-18
$50$100142013-03-18 to 2013-04-01
$100$20082013-04-01 to 2013-04-09


Given this timetable, would anybody like to make a guess at a range of dates between which they believe the exchange rate will reach $400?

Are there some easy-to-use historical time-series data-sets available for mucking around with?  Interested, has anyone tried to apply stochastic volatility estimators (i.e: GARCH) and compared to, i.e., outlier penny stocks with ultra-high volatility?  I'd imagine BTCUSD blows doors off most all of them, especially if we start looking at sums of moving averages to try to capture sustained instantaneous volatility...

Then again... just thinking out loud... perhaps working with, i.e., de-trended logarithmic data might surprise us?  Conceivably, BTCUSD (or, I dunno, BTCinsert-your-favorite-real-value-estimator here...) is not so horribly volatile as it's perceived to be, once we give it credit for an innate tendency to exhibit unusually high exponential growth?
11  Economy / Speculation / wow, mtgox btcusd < bitstamp btcusd: 10:42pm 10.24.2013, or so bitcoinity says on: October 25, 2013, 05:40:51 AM
Is there some glitch here?  Any thoughts as to why this might be so, if, indeed, it truly is?

-gmt
12  Economy / Speculation / Re: $1M Wall on: June 02, 2013, 09:14:10 AM
Is there a good chart anywhere that shows net transaction volume across the major exchanges in real-time?
13  Economy / Speculation / Re: $1M Wall on: June 02, 2013, 09:02:41 AM
Wonder what that guy knows that we don't... hopefully nothing too terrible  Undecided

Not fantastic news for BTC bulls but kinda reassuring that, so far, at least, the markets can accommodate a sell-off this large without a flash-crash.

Anyhow looks like maybe he completed his order or decided that's enough for now @119btcusd.
14  Economy / Gambling / Re: SealsWithClubs.eu | Largest Bitcoin Poker Site | No Banking | Fast Cashouts on: December 23, 2012, 02:35:58 AM
proof of concept: try typing this into the Chrome URL bar:

javascript:document.getElementById('top_div').style.display = 'None';document.getElementById('pmflashclient').style.top=0

Certainly I might not know what I'm talking about.

What does putting that in the address bar do for you? If I'm supposed to make some obvious modification to it to make it work I'm not clever enough, it just does nothing.

Heh, sorry.  Not meaning to drown you in mumbo-jumbo there Smiley

When I point Google Chrome (technically I am using Chromium, which might actually make a difference, but I doubt it) at the Seals game-play page (after logging in and hitting "Play Now"), typing the above into my URL bar and pressing enter eliminates the top banner.  nb: I doubt it works in all other browsers due to non-standardization of the "DOM".

It's just meant to show that it's feasible to wire up code such as the above to a button somewhere to get 'er done.

I'll take a crack at coding this up using jQuery to smooth over the "DOM non-standardization" issues mentioned above -- and see if maybe I can't find a way to support getting the thing back after closing, via some kind of hover/click sequence, if I can figure that out -- and PM you the results sometime tonight.
15  Economy / Gambling / Re: SealsWithClubs.eu | Largest Bitcoin Poker Site | No Banking | Fast Cashouts on: December 22, 2012, 06:24:24 PM
proof of concept: try typing this into the Chrome URL bar:

javascript:document.getElementById('top_div').style.display = 'None';document.getElementById('pmflashclient').style.top=0

The reason (theoretically, at least) you can do this is Adobe is sand-boxed; flash has to live in the embed object you frame it in or "go through channels" to get permission to go full-screen.  The best it can do to stop you from changing the container dimensions would (again, in theory if not exactly in practice) be to get in an arms race with you over control of your DOM -- basically DOSing your attempts to manipulate the DOM attributes by hooking change events (or polling unhook-able attributes) and "changing things back."  Nobody wins such a battle -- two can play at that game, but the user will just eventually find something better to do than paint trippy mouse-cursor trails into the void where their browser window is supposed to be Smiley  This is exactly what often happens when i.e., AdBlock Plus comes head-to-head with a site like The Pirate Bay that is determined to pop up some garbage windows at any cost.

I'd presume this is the same reason Google puts that "view on YouTube" button on cross-site swf embeds.  Google-hosted places are the only ones where Google can control the horizontal and the vertical, so to speak; any other site embedding their swf could be doing all kinds of silly shit to it, like plastering it over with ads (by accident or on purpose), scrunching it down into ridiculous dimensions, etc (both things I've seen happen on real websites).
16  Economy / Gambling / Re: SealsWithClubs.eu | Largest Bitcoin Poker Site | No Banking | Fast Cashouts on: December 22, 2012, 04:30:19 PM
There is probably a best-of-both-worlds solution of some kind, like, before the thing goes away a yellow div animation lingers up top stating "hover the mouse in the upper-right-hand corner of your browser window to restore the Seals-Nifty-Keen-Info-Bar", you know what I mean... and then, when it disappears, leaving a lingering 2-pixel div up there that allows one to get the bar back.  And then remembering how many times the user has seen that yellow bar in a cookie or database entry somewhere, and ceasing to nag them about it after the third time Smiley

But obv. that's a ridiculous shit-ton of javascript...  Tongue

Without the yellow bar stuff (I'm kidding about all that), leaving the two-pixels is sorta easy....  you'd still have some code to write -- you can't just instantly react to a mouse-over event by restoring the div, as this would make people go insane and have seizures and fold the nuts.  So you probably have to set a timer and poll for a couple of seconds, before you decide that they are legitimately trying to hover, and not just passing through on their way to the goatse.cx tab Smiley.

If you want it to look all fancified and beautimatized you could use jQuery easing for the transitions Smiley  .. you know what, I should just code this up and ship it to you.  Actually give me a 'lil bit and I'll do just that for you.  I'll see what I can't cobble together early this evening.

-w/e
17  Economy / Gambling / Re: SealsWithClubs.eu | Largest Bitcoin Poker Site | No Banking | Fast Cashouts on: December 22, 2012, 07:29:00 AM
Hey, I know it's kinda part of your branding and whatnot, but is there any way you could throw some javascript in to the game page so we can "X-out" (iow get rid of by mouse-click) that little bar at the top of the game-screen?  Multi-tabling is hard enough without 6% of my screen real-estate gobbled up by a not-at-all-useful-to-me div.  I know (cause I do it every time Smiley) that one can get rid of it by using DOM inspector thingys but it's a PITA.  FYI hiding the top div and setting the top property of the flash container (also a div, iirc) to "0" is all it takes to get rid of it.

Thanks,

-fa sn:whatev
18  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: Mining rig extraordinaire - the Trenton BPX6806 18-slot PCIe backplane [PICS] on: August 12, 2012, 02:30:08 AM
It's possible that XenServer might work, but as far as I know the hardware virtualization requires an expensive license to use, and using open source Xen would be Greek all over again.  Undecided

For the record -- sounds like you're aware of this, rjk, but I've seen people that aren't -- Xen is open source, and doesn't cost anything; that includes the hardware virtualization support.

It just so happens that XenServer uses Xen as part (a big part, I'd presume) of its commercial offering, but there's no reason regular people (who don't hate money Wink ) can't use it also, for free.
19  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: Mining rig extraordinaire - the Trenton BPX6806 18-slot PCIe backplane [PICS] on: August 11, 2012, 05:21:29 PM
Dunno if this project is dead or what... but if you continue, for the software side, you might want to consider a Xen based platform.  Xen is without doubt an ugly stepchild in the virtualization world, but it's been used extensively for PCI passthrough -- indeed, if I'm not mistaken, it even supported come crude virtual PCI passthrough capability before hardware IOMMUs came to market.

However I will warn you that Xen adds some complexity and if you're already struggling you might not like it.  Another approach would be to get rid of Proxmox and use regular linux.  If I were doing this myself, I would probably build it as a Gentoo system with a hand-configured kernel -- but again that's kinda complex.

I've tried proxmox and found it to be pretty buggy and fragile.  Great concept, but they just need to do more work on their implementation.  Everything seemed to be half-way implemented, so as soon as you deviated from the simple use-cases they designed it for, everything fell to pieces.  Actually everything fell to pieces even when I tried to follow the simple guides in their wiki.

Proxmox is basically debian with an openvz kernel and a bunch of Red-Hat cluster software.  You don't need the extra complexity that openvz or Red Hat cluster suite bring into the system -- you might have better luck just running ubuntu and kvm.  It's not that hard -- just follow the guides in the wiki and you'll be 90% of the way there.

I understand the allure of a GUI like Proxmox, but often the "simplicity" offered by such tools is illusory and ends up acting more like a "complexity loan" -- installation will be easy, sure, but then try to actually /do/ anything and you will spend more time than you saved during installation working around all the bugs and limitations of whatever mysterious pile of software is sitting underneath that pretty GUI.
20  Economy / Marketplace / Re: gone or just taking hollydays ? on: January 04, 2012, 06:06:37 PM
Unfortunately btcontilt appears to have gone AWOL.  Pretty disappointing, they showed promise.

Hope they didn't take the money and run, but not holding my breath....
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