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1  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 24, 2014, 10:03:18 PM
so basically, MW API is extremely inconsistent and I need to stop using them....

My site actually loads, just the frame I use for the faucet wont load. The page its on wont load, and usually that happens only when microwallet is down. The Facuet page gets a 500 internal server error.

This is getting annoying because in the past month, I've spent 90% of my time coding and recoding the API instead of it running.
2 weeks ago when there was all the drama, I spent days trying to recode fixes to make it work. finally got it functional again.
Now its happening again.

I need a more low maintenance api. I don't mind doing tweaks every now and then rolling with the punches, but this is over the top.
2  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 24, 2014, 08:20:28 PM
My faucet was working fine after the last mess. Worked fine ever since.

The past two days my faucet will not load. I've seen on twitter a couple other faucets say the same thing.
But I also see no one in here saying the same thing.....

TO the MW Faucet OWNERS:
Are your faucets up and running?


And if they are....can anyone tell me why mine might magically stop loading? I have not even touched the code to my site in probably 3 weeks. Like I said, working fine till 2 days ago.

Thanks EVeryone.
3  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 11, 2014, 06:43:25 PM
I believe your sentiment to be accurate. You are absolutely right on Faucetbox's approach here and I can appreciate what your saying from a long term standpoint. I myself only use faucets, I do not own one and I suppose our priorities differ in that I just want to get paid I suppose.

Is there no possible way in which you faucet owners could club together and create a service yourselves? At least this way, you all would have more control over this arena as a community. This way trust would not be such an issue going forward. Even though we faucet users have funds stuck etc, I also feel really bad for the faucet owners. As someone rightly stated here, this saga reflects on your reputation and your hands are completely tied on the matter. It's really not fair whats happened here, for all parties involved.

These faucets are great platform to bring on new adopters for crypto as a whole, this should not be underestimated... It would be sad to see faucets fall because of this... Could you not all club together and employ a trusted party to run a service much like microwallet does? Surely this is a possibility? Fees alone would fund such a project if the right business model was implemented surely. What are owners thoughts on this?

I agree, and support this. I would love to form a group of self-dependent faucet owners and a network system that we can rely on.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I am willing to have a conversation about potentially purchasing microwallet to allow this service to continue to run for those who prefer it. I hit walls with MW not responding about it when I post this offer. Which shocks me too, because I thought a potential buyer is what they wanted so they could legit get out.
4  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 11, 2014, 05:00:29 PM
I'm still concerned with the way Faucetbox presented themselves....so I won't be using them because I do see how this played out and contributed to the problem.

However!
I am concerned with microwallet and their delay too. I had faith in you guys MW!

The Plan
I suggest any faucet owner who still runs with microwallet to "lower your withdraw limit" - as you can see if you are api user it says your entire balance will be sent back to you if you lower the limit.

I lowered mine, and it states I will get my balance back in 7 days. (My balance as a faucet owner).
I suggest everyone do the same today, so we can all have the same 7 day period.
If Microwallet fails to send these withdraws out to us within 7 days, we can as a group (fairly and officially) conclude Microwallets Time Of Death.

If Microwallet happens to process the withdraw for us in 7 days, we can make informed decisions on weather to stay or leave.
 
My own perspective about options:
I have to say, that I have noticed most people with faucetbox are claiming they get payouts, which is good - and I never expected anything different.

The only reason why I won't personally support them is because I don't support their approaches towards marketing their product. There is a degree of dishonesty that was used in their approach from day one - weather or not they pay out or operate effectively right now does not influence the way I perceive their overall validity.

Let's say I went to Walmart. Let's say I had an issue with their store, and some random stranger walked up to me and said "hey, i had this issue here to, but I'm about to go over to Kmart to try them out because I heard they were better - as an option maybe you should try them". I might be inclined to use Kmart due to another customer, seemingly similar to me, recommending it.

Yet, if I found out that this random stranger was actually the CEO of Kmart - I would realize that his suggestion to me was not only a biased one, but suggested to me dishonestly through appearing to be another unsatisfied walmart shopper.

This is what I watched Faucetbox do here this week. And it makes me feel weary of them. Perhaps if they get a little more upfront and honest about their marketing approach - i will change my mind - but so far no.

karololszak, the poster here, was the only existing faucet on faucetbox when he told everyone to switch there...its been proven he is connected to the service directly through the owner of faucetbox - faucetbox should just come out and say "sorry we advertised that way - and we have a historical relationship with this poster - and he should have been more upfront with his relationship with us" weather he's just a friend of the guy who owns it, or weather he works there.

That would help some people gain better confidence. But their continued denial of that one situation sucks. Trust me, I wish I trusted faucetbox right now, because I so badly wish I had a place to go myself - and would be there already myself if not for that one issue.



5  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 07, 2014, 11:29:02 PM
 Shocked
LOL

So I was stopping by to see if MW or Land of Bitcoin had any current info on the situation. FAIL!
=(  If they don't care, I don't care I guess. Sucks.I was totally supporti

As for Faucetbox, I guess they win this one just merely due to them being present. Sucks they had to present themselves in such a crappy way here, otherwise I might have migrated myself. Bad impression i guess.

I heard someone here had a way to process the payments with microwallet somehow without them being involved. I don't want to put them on the spot, but if you read this....maybe you could share it with us for some btc tips? Unless I completely misunderstood what he was saying to me...thats always possible too.
6  Other / Off-topic / Re: JODI ARIAS RE-TRIAL *ALL ABOARD FRONT ROW SEATS* on: November 07, 2014, 09:56:37 PM
omfg. is she back now?

i got hooked onthat last year it was entertaining. I can't risk turning it on and getting lost there again.

She is nuts. She really looks like a big ball of untreated PTSD. It's pretty messed up.

Shes not innocent, but she is messed up for a reason and it should be considered.
7  Other / Off-topic / Re: If ebay shuts you down as a seller is there a work around? on: November 07, 2014, 09:54:34 PM

As a "legit" ebay seller im getting worried by seeing other sellers closed down for needless reasons without a chance to reopen.  Recently ive just seen someone with 100% feedback and many years selling on ebay shut down no reason given. (i guess its a string of defects) 

I see people buy ebay accounts.... why? & If ebay shuts you down as a seller is there a work around?



I have not heard of this but i don't ebay. Although I have a friend who does.
The only work around would be these things:

1. New account with new credit cards, new paypal, new contact info. Open in your wifes name LOL

2. Call ebay and threaten to open a lawsuit over it. They respond well to threats of attorneys.
8  Other / Off-topic / Re: How you drink your coffee? on: November 07, 2014, 09:52:46 PM
I like my coffee black just like my metal.
9  Other / Off-topic / Re: Post your Internet speed on: November 07, 2014, 09:48:58 PM
ya'll live in the dark ages.

I run 100mbps for $35 bucks a month. Our ISP just got 1000mbps and i have not upgraded.
10  Other / Archival / Re: Last Drink You drank. (daily thread) on: November 07, 2014, 09:47:41 PM
Well, take a break from the neverending Bitcoin and cryptocoins. Drop by here for a bit

What is the last drink you have drank ?

For me, It's Pepsi Smiley

water


 Huh
11  Other / Off-topic / Re: Black holes do NOT exist and the Big Bang Theory is wrong ... on: November 07, 2014, 09:46:27 PM
she has the "maths" to prove it?
LOL


Black holes indeed exist. We might not fully understand them, or even misunderstand them, but they are there.

And the science in this thread is hilarious!
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Hi New here on: November 07, 2014, 09:44:25 PM
Hello,  I decided to create an account for work.  Th boss is interested in Mining and I thought this would be the best way to get information for them.  We are more interested in GPU mining because we have the infrastructure already and the is not that concerned with Power prices because our machines need to be on anyway.  I will be working up numbers soon on ratios and payouts based on figures I derive from your pages so if there is any assistance out there I am open to existing information.

Look forward to more intel and getting to know everyone.

Bruse



Hey! Awesome! And Good luck to you!
13  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: [BITCOIN POKER FREEROLL] 2 BTC Prizepool! | Grindabit.com on: November 07, 2014, 05:49:56 PM
The freeroll on nitrogen for the 2BTC prize is Saturday - Nov. 15th. so if you want to play......

Here is a list of instructions on how to sign up to nitrogen poker through Grindabit to get into the freeroll.
https://t.e2ma.net/webview/9sv5d/0513dd2a5c5acab243e4e49da576e509

(You have to sign up THROUGH grindabit to get in the freeroll so Nitrogen poker recognizes you as one of Grindabit's members to get the promos and freerolls etc).

If you are scratching your head and wondering what Grindabit is, it's basically a bitcoin gaming forum - mostly poker players.
Members get bonuses and accesses to different promos from different poker and gaming sites online. Some opportunities to earn a lil bitcoin too.
More so, it's a really cool place for bitcoin lovers and poker players alike to hang out and socialize, there's a troll box and good times. lol

 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool



14  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: [BITCOIN POKER FREEROLL] 2 BTC Prizepool! | Grindabit.com on: November 07, 2014, 03:50:02 AM
that's a nice pile of BTCcoin  Shocked

Grindabit <3

I better start warming up....







15  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 06, 2014, 07:32:13 PM
I got payments working for http://www.coinadder.com using the fix below. I have not tried doing the balance fix yet, but the payments fix was quick and easy. I also got my faucets http://www.coinprizes.com and http://www.bitcoinbarrel.com/faucet working using the same fix.

Thanks!  Smiley



No Prob. Mostly it was NeedIfFindIt who provided the good fixes - I just plug and played the different variations of it to make a combo that finally worked (seemingly) flawlessly for now.

16  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 06, 2014, 02:53:18 PM
Microwallet has changed the payment days from 48 hours to 7 days. is this a beginning of scam. Bitchest also gone scam. Totally comfused about these faucets sites.

Changing payment days does not denote scam. You have to read the whole thread to really understand the situation. My impression is that the owners of Microwallet don't really have the time to run it, but they continue to do it because they don't want to leave such a long list of Faucets stranded. So, to me it makes sense that the payments could change to 7days. There was mention earlier in the thread of wanting to sell the api to a buyer who can continue to run it, but not having the right person yet. Just how I've personally translated the situation.


Thanks for Posting the whole story

But for me the actual IP of Microwallet works. Not the one you mentioning or the method of
$fp = @fsockopen('ssl://'.gethostbyname('www.microwallet.org'), 443);

nothing works. Also It only works for me with PHP 5.4 version and with others it shows fail to send.

It's the only combination of items I've gotten to work personally. And it's been working flawlessly since yesterday.
The version it worked on was 5.3.
I tried every other combo of fixes I saw people suggesting on this thread - but this is the only combo I could come up with to actually fix things on 5.3
With that being said, if you are on a different version of PHP, maybe this fix would work if you changed versions to 5.3 ? GL


edit to add this:
Again, if anyone from MW reads this, please contact me in private messages if you are looking for a buyer still.
17  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 06, 2014, 04:01:49 AM
please post some useful discussion about Microwallet having Issues regarding IP and API
 

This is the only temp fix I know, but it should work.

Balance Fix:
Replace:
Code:
$balance = @file_get_contents('https://www.microwallet.org/api/v1/balance?api_key=' . rawurlencode($GLOBALS['settings']['microwallet_api_key']));

With...
Code:
   $balance = @file_get_contents('https://www.microwallet.org/api/v1/balance?api_key=' . rawurlencode($GLOBALS['settings']['microwallet_api_key']));
            $request = '';
            $request .= "GET /api/v1/balance?api_key=".rawurlencode($GLOBALS['settings']['microwallet_api_key'])." HTTP/1.0\r\n";
            $request .= "Host: www.microwallet.org\r\n";
            $request .= "Connection: close\r\n\r\n";
            $fp = @fsockopen('ssl://104.28.0.112', 443);
            if (!$fp) {
              // ??
            }
            @fputs($fp, $request);
            $response = '';
            while (!@feof($fp)) {
                $response .= @fgets($fp, 1024);
            }
            @fclose($fp);
            $balance = explode("\r\n\r\n", $response);
            $balance = $balance[1];

Failure to Send Fix:
Replace:
Code:
$fp = @fsockopen('ssl://www.microwallet.org', 443);
        if (!$fp) {
            return array(
                'success' => false,
                'message' => 'Failed to send.',
                'html' => '<div class="alert alert-danger">Failed to send.</div>',
                'response' => null,
            );

With...
Code:
$fp = @fsockopen('ssl://'.gethostbyname('www.microwallet.org'), 443);
        if (!$fp) {
            return array(
                'success' => false,
                'message' => 'Failed to send.',
                'html' => '<div class="alert alert-danger">Failed to send.</div>',
                'response' => null,
            );

18  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 05, 2014, 11:03:39 PM
@sevenz: Now, this is very insulting, and you make me feel intimidated.
First of all, I never seen the author of Microwallet claim that they are even under a DDoS attack. Even if they were, how can you pinpoint that faucetbox is actually behind it?
Second thing - knowing somebody on "the other side" and working with/for them are two different stories.
Third thing - problem with not disclosing who I am? Hell, what is your real name anyway? You didn't disclose it either! Nobody uses their real names around here, I guess?

Speaking of manipulation - changing colour of text, underlining some words, sentences in bold - well, thats what you did. You're being manipulative here, not me....

Stop acting like a hero guardian of microwallet or something, and like you're all clean and all that, when you don't even use your real name to register your domains. Oh, unless your another monicker is eva.ang82. Yeah, I can do some whois too.

Unless you have any proof that faucetbox is behind the alleged DDoS (and so far, you claim that indeed you don't have), stop spreading the FUD about faucetbox around here. AFAIK they don't have anything to do with this. And I've not seen them post around here, anyway. It's just you accusing me of working with/for them and accusing them of ddosing microwallet. To me, it looks like you either have a problem with me or even the society, you just have some sort of a vision in your mind, you jump straight to some fishy conclusions without a proof of anything.

These are not first troubles of Microwallet and other services like this. They all come and go. I'd be glad if microwallet was fully operational again, because I have some bitcoins over there that I'd like to safely withdraw.

Ok, well I guess you don't read the posts in here - Let me break this down for you really quick kiddo.....
LAND OF BITCOIN said ddos attack. read the thread.
Just a DDoS.

You are hardly Nancy Drew. So go "whois" crazy if you want to....I was doing someone a favor by listing two of her domain names here a while back. That is her real name - and also has nothing to do with anything.

I looked you up when you said YOUR faucet name as you casually advertised in THIS thread - and found you to be affiliated with Faucetbox personally.
You are comparing apples and shoes here. LOL.

No, obviously I don't expect you to use your real name. But that's not the issue.
You could have been more honest "Hey guys, MW isnt working, but my friend built FaucetBox, I know him personally and trust him if you guys need an option"
-------you didn't say that....your post implied that you just happened to stumble across it.

Your exact words were: "Quote from: karololszak on November 02, 2014, 03:30:58 PM: I just found this site, faucetbox.com, seems legit, nice design and all, has a faucet list like "land of bitcoin" and even a microwallet migration guide. I'm going to move my faucet over there, we'll see how it goes..."

Give me a break dude.
You came HERE acting like you were not affiliated with FAUCETBOX - when you were and didn't tell anyone in your posts.

It's tacky and timed well. If you don't want to be accused of stuff - don't spam in MW threads to get people to sign up for your buddies faucet list in the middle of a DDOS attack. Or any time for that matter. You sound super defensive.

I dont want to clog this thread with this conversation any longer because it's off topic. The only reason why I'm responding to you is so people can have, oh whats the word you use? OH YES, an "OPTION". I want people to have an "OPTION" side to consider after reading your spam.

and that's that. =) Good luck to you in the future.
19  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 05, 2014, 03:19:12 PM
Hey, I gues I am the first person that mentioned faucetbox here. Why? Because MicroWallet wasn't working and I found them. My faucet was not on their list, because it wasn't approved then, they had only one faucet approved. Now it is, along with some other faucets. Are they behind DDoS? I have no idea, but that would be lame, considering that if people would want to move over to them, they would like to withdraw all of their Microwallet funds and move them to their service, instead of investing new funds into it. I am in this position and I am very impatient about what's going on around Microwallet, but at least I found a solution for my faucet users....


Fishy


karololszak ,

Marcin Luszkiewicz purchased faucetbox domain name, by hand, this year...and still owns it.
He is the 2012 winner of HackNow winner from Poland.
So Marcin is active online in different sites, etc, I noticed you were friends with him on IMDb. http://www.filmweb.pl/user/luszko/friends
He goes by Luszko aka Marcin Luszkiewicz - and you go by Karololszak aka karlos planet. http://www.filmweb.pl/user/karololszak/friends#
I can see both of you on each others friends list.

You own the freecoins4.me You registered your domain with the name Jaroslaw Olszacki, but your name is really Karol Olszak. You are also from around Poland. You are good at PHP and programing I see.
weirdness. such werid. much confused. very coincidence.

again just pointing out the really obvious....theres more, i dont wanna make a job out if it. So let's stop being shady on the MW thread because I think people are actually buying your posts here somewhat.... Huh

Just to clear this stuff up - whats with the claim of the fishiness of things? Cheesy What stops me from finding out about faucetbox from Marcin, and how is that even fishy? I asked people around about any services like microwallet that they know about and he told me to check out faucetbox. And so I did, and spread the news here for other people like me. I didn't know he was behind it, I didn't even care and I didn't bother asking him then. You made me feel like I've done a bad thing for finding a solution to our common problem and spreading it here...

Um, that's not what you did. You took advantage of MW's issue and advertised within their thread trying to steal their faucets for your friends faucetbox site. The problem, is that you never disclosed who you were. You implied you were just some dude who happened to stumble upon this "new option" as if you are completely unaffiliated with it - which is a bogus illusion.

As for the DDOS attacks - you both are completely qualified to pull one off. Good Job Faucetbox...you have proven that you have no business ethics, no maturity, that you are completely dishonest and manipulative. You have done a bad thing - because Faucetbox is not a solution...it's the problem. Although I can't prove you are doing the DDOS...it's far too likely that you are. People should know this part of the story before they go sign up for your "option" and eventually get burned by you guys - i mean if this is how you guys approach bitcoin and business thats a bad sign.

So, basically, a bunch of inexperienced children who won hacker championships think they can ddos faucetbox and steal their faucets via this thread.

And don't assume that I posted everything I know about you and that faucetbox website above, etc. I know far more, I'm just too ethical to post it.
Stay off MW thread and away from MW please. If your faucetbox is so "legit" as an option, than you can survive without these nasty tactics. If you can't, that's your problem.

The funny thing is that MW seems to want to detach from the API and put the code in another persons hands (i read they considered selling, but have not found the right buyer yet). I was under impression that MW was sticking by their faucets for that reason so they don't become abandoned. Faucetbox could have potentially worked with MW to find a solution - but instead you guys took the shady route. Dumb.

As for MW, I had it working last night - woke up today and it's not working again. =( so sad!

To current MW users:

How many faucets on MW are working and how many are currently not? Curious about this ratio today.
What version of PHP are you using?
What errors are you getting if any? Does your Faucet load? Do you get failure to send still? Does your balance show up? Do you get a white page?
Has ANYONE out there found a solution that has consistently worked through this?

Also,

Does MICROWALLET still need or want a buyer?
If so, how much is the asking price? Is the domain name included with it?
MW, you can PM me with this if you don't want to post it public.....
I might be able to help here...

have a great day everyone! good luck with your faucets!

UPDATE:

And we are up and running again on MW! Yay!  Cool




 
20  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: [ANN] Microwallet.org - API + free faucet script, start your own faucet! on: November 05, 2014, 02:14:18 AM
Maybe I got what's the issue.

Because of recently discovered bug in the SSL v3 most "new & secure" web hosters decided to remove the backward compatibility (I read about that somewhere few weeks ago  Roll Eyes). Assuming that www.microwallet.org has moved to a better place or upgraded the security at cloudflare.com then we got the issue.

If you are using php 5.4.x or below then it uses php_openssl 0.9.x and it will not work with the domain name. The best option is to use:

Code:
$fp = @fsockopen('ssl://'.gethostbyname('www.microwallet.org'), 443);
If it is too slow then cache the IP somehow and use it directly. Or just go for php 5.5.


If you are using php 5.5.x or php 5.6.x then it uses php_openssl 1.0.x and everything is fine using the original code:

Code:
$fp = @fsockopen('ssl://www.microwallet.org', 443);
Ofc. I may be wrong  Roll Eyes What are your PHP versions?

Both of them are not working I got upto 5.6 PHP versions  error "Unknown Error"

UPDATE:

Just tweaking again to see if anything happened to fit tonight after I took a break. I did not try anything new really, just replayed everyone's suggestions from earlier.

I started with a clean index.php file. I kept all my original files for my theme, etc, but I deleted my index.php and uploaded a fresh copy.

The first thing I did was change
Code:
   $fp = @fsockopen('ssl://www.microwallet.org', 443);

with
Code:
$fp = @fsockopen('ssl://'.gethostbyname('www.microwallet.org'), 443);

Just changing this one line afforded me to finally claim some satoshis  - without the Failure to Send error.

Now I am going to see if I can reapply the balance fix...which I will update in a few min. how that goes.

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