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1161  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 92 on: August 14, 2013, 12:55:35 AM
Auction ended. Final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
5 6 kncminer
1 5.75 nlovric
1 5.5 narayan
1162  Other / Meta / Re: Matthew N. Wright on: August 13, 2013, 11:19:36 PM
So now he's permabanned for life?

The ban will not expire automatically. I may review it later.

But he makes good points now and again and you are censoring him.  Not allowing him to speak freely. 

He can post elsewhere. People aren't banned on /r/Bitcoin just for trolling, for example.
1163  Other / Meta / Re: Matthew N. Wright on: August 13, 2013, 11:01:30 PM
He was trolling continuously. He hasn't changed: He edited that poll after people had already voted to create misleading results.
1164  Other / Meta / Re: Matthew N. Wright on: August 13, 2013, 10:55:27 PM
Yes, he is banned. Recently I partially removed his ban so he could PM people, but clearly this was a mistake.
1165  Other / Off-topic / Re: What security/privacy plugins do you use? on: August 13, 2013, 06:10:27 PM
Don't use beta software if you care about security.
1166  Other / Meta / Re: Email from theymos? on: August 12, 2013, 06:01:43 PM
Surprisingly, no one tried actually replying to the email. If they had, they would have reached me. (This is not a good way of contacting me, though -- I may disable in the future.)
1167  Other / Meta / Re: Email from theymos? on: August 12, 2013, 05:43:29 PM
No, I didn't send that.
1168  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANNOUNCE] Android key rotation on: August 11, 2013, 06:33:02 PM
It's hard to get a good color due to the gradient.
1169  Other / Meta / Re: "Someone replied while you were posting..." on: August 11, 2013, 06:15:01 AM
Hmm... Could be a problem with my recent modSettings changes. Anyone else seeing this? Are you using an unusual browser?
1170  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 92 on: August 10, 2013, 10:50:04 AM
I will end the auction at an arbitrary time no more than 12 days from now. (I will probably end the auction 1-3 days before the ads are scheduled to go up.)
1171  Other / Meta / Re: I can only delete my own posts in locked topics? on: August 10, 2013, 08:12:48 AM
You can always delete your own replies in most sections.
1172  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 92 on: August 10, 2013, 05:39:14 AM
1 @ 4.25

I would like to advertise a referral link to Bitcoin Minefield. Is that okay?

That's fine.
1173  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 92 on: August 09, 2013, 06:39:27 PM
Current state:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
1 4 CasinoBit
3 3.75 TradeFortress
3 3.5 Inaba
1174  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Find Trendon Shavers in person thread... [BTCST, BTS&T, pirateat40] on: August 09, 2013, 06:33:59 PM
Does the report say how much BTC Shavers actually had at the end? I assume it's a lot less than the total amount owed.
1175  Other / Meta / Re: Time lag on: August 09, 2013, 12:20:35 AM
I fixed it. The default Gentoo NTP configuration file is wrong. It says:
# If you want to deny all machines (including your own)
# from accessing the NTP server, uncomment:
#restrict default ignore
But this actually breaks ntpd...
1176  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Elizabeth T. Ploshay for Bitcoin Foundation board on: August 08, 2013, 08:57:29 PM
Update: Here's a video of Elizabeth talking about her platform.

I've decided to support Elizabeth T. Ploshay for the upcoming Bitcoin Foundation individual board seat election. In my opinion, legal support and lobbying should be one of the Foundation's main areas of focus, and Ploshay's experience in Washington as a congressional staffer should be very useful in this area. Even though she's worked in Washington, she seems mostly libertarian, and she supports a reactive approach to government; she doesn't want to bring up legal issues preemptively. She strongly supports decentralization, and she doesn't want the Foundation to have centralized control over the Bitcoin network or ecosystem. Ploshay is the most qualified candidate for this position, and she also has the best and most clearly-presented platform.

Some quotes from the Foundation forum:

Quote from: Elizabeth T. Ploshay
The Bitcoin Foundation needs to be prepared and ready to expand in areas of key importance should matters arise such as increased government regulation and crackdown on Bitcoin related businesses and users.  While increased government regulation is still a potentiality and not necessarily a reality yet, the foundation still needs to work to find a balance between proactivity and preparation for what lies ahead as the currency still grows in prominence.  The Foundation again should work to develop tools and guidance for the Bitcoin community to have on hand should lobbying efforts need to be carried out in the future. 
Quote from: Elizabeth T. Ploshay
The Bitcoin Foundation should serve predominantly as an educational institution with purposes to provide legal, Bitcoin educational, PR and marketing resources for members of the Bitcoin community, those interested in getting involved in the Bitcoin community, and even international politicians who are seeking further insight and information as to how Bitcoin works.
Quote from: Elizabeth T. Ploshay
Members of the Bitcoin community and the Bitcoin Foundation must also be prepared to provide information to Members of federal, state and local governments and if necessary take a more proactive role in educating and lobbying leaders in the US and around the world to provide information and a full background on Bitcoin before it is too late.  Having served as a professional staff member for a Member of the US Congress in leadership, I understand the inner-workings of the legislative process here in the US and abroad.  Too often, leaders create and pass laws out of fear and ignorance.  The Bitcoin community DOES have the time and opportunity to share the truth and merits of Bitcoin to policymakers.  I hope to work with the foundation to craft a legislative strategy plan and additionally lobbying packets and tools for members of the Bitcoin community should we reach a point where we do need to take action to step in and fill the information void.
Quote from: Elizabeth T. Ploshay
I would much rather encourage businesses to give back to the Bitcoin community through hiring individuals to solely work on the Bitcoin QT open source project than provide funds to the Bitcoin foundation to then hire Bitcoin QT open source developers.  Limited centralized control is key to preserving and promoting ingenuity in within the Bitcoin community.
Quote from: Elizabeth T. Ploshay
History has proven that central planning, centralized control and the stifling of local and state governments is not the solution to societal woes or the source of economic growth.  In essence, the less government the better as ingenuity is found through individual choice and opportunity to work and develop systems whether base on monetary, technological, or ideological development.
1177  Other / Meta / Re: Why some donators are in default Trust list ? on: August 08, 2013, 06:59:18 PM
#bitcoin-otc / Web of Trust @ Freenode works very well. There are no "default trust lists", removal of ratings or anything like that in there.

#bitcoin-otc does have something like a default trust list, in fact. You're not allowed to rate people if you don't have a positive rating, so everyone in the WoT needs to be indirectly trusted by nanotube.

Bottom line is Tradefortress isn't the material many of us consider trustworthy by default. There is more to being trustworthy than simply paying back debt.

Then replace DefaultTrust with other users in your trust list. The main purpose of the trust system is to prevent newbies from falling for obvious scams, so there needs to be some sort of default trust list.

It is sad, people like Erik, Charlie Sherm, Roger Ver, Charles Lee, Jared, should I go on? I mean how are these people passed over for spots on the default trust list? Makes no sense, but this is one of the downfalls of this forum.

Those people don't actually use the trust system much AFAIK, so adding them to DefaultTrust would be pointless. DefaultTrust is not a list of trustworthy people. It's a list of people who give accurate ratings and trust people who give accurate ratings.
1178  Other / Off-topic / Re: BREAKING: HALF OF TOR SITES COMPROMISED, INCLUDING TORMAIL on: August 07, 2013, 03:21:04 AM
I hope the FBI releases detailed information about how they traced the hidden service. There are many known practical attacks against Tor hidden services, but AFAIK none of them have ever been used in a real criminal case.

I wouldn't be caught dead running an illegal hidden service. The people who used Freedom Hosting instead of running hidden services themselves were smart -- someone else got caught instead of them.
1179  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 92 on: August 06, 2013, 01:19:54 AM
In order to collect more money for the creation of good forum software and for other useful purposes, the forum is selling ad space in the area beneath the first post of every topic page.

Ads are allowed to contain any non-annoying HTML/CSS style. No images, JavaScript, or animation (no marquee or blinking). Ads must appear 3 or fewer lines tall in my browser. Ads will be prefixed with "Advertisement:". Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may not link directly to any NSFW page. Ads may be rejected for other reasons.

There are 10 total ad slots which are randomly rotated. So one ad slot has a one in ten chance of appearing. Seven of the slots are for sale here. Ads appear only on topic pages with more than one post, and only for people using the default theme.

The ad lasts at least 7 days starting from when I put it up. (However, if you look at the ad history you'll see that ads frequently get 1-2 extra days, but this is random and definitely not guaranteed.)


Exact historical impression counts per slot:

Info about the current ad slots:

Ad blocking

Hero members, Donators, VIPs, and moderators have the ability to disable ads. I don't expect many people to use this option. These people don't increase the impression counts for your ads.

I try to bypass Adblock Plus filters as much as possible, though this is not guaranteed. It is difficult or impossible for ABP filters to block the ad space itself without blocking posts. However, filters can match against the URLs in your links, your CSS classes and style attributes, and the HTML structure of your ads.

To prevent matches against URLs: I have some JavaScript which fixes links blocked by ABP. You must tell me if you want this for your ads. When someone with ABP and JavaScript enabled views your ads, your links are changed to a special randomized URL which redirects to your site when visited. People without ABP are unaffected, even if they don't have JavaScript enabled. The downsides are:
- ABP users will see the redirection link when they hover over the link, even if they disable ABP for the forum.
- Getting referral stats might become even more difficult.
- Some users might get a warning when redirecting from https to http.

To prevent matching on CSS classes/styles: Don't use inline CSS. I can give your ad a CSS class that is randomized on each pageload, but you must request this.

To prevent matching against your HTML structure: Use only one <a> and no other tags if possible. If your ads get blocked because of matching done on something inside of your ad, you are responsible for noticing this and giving me new ad HTML.

Auction rules

Post your bids in this thread. Prices must be stated in BTC per slot. You must state the max number of slots you want. When the auction ends, the highest bidders will have their slots filled until all seven slots are filled.

So if someone bids for 7 slots @ 5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 7 slots. If the two highest bids are 7 slots @ 4 BTC and 1 slot @ 5 BTC, then the first person will get 6 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.

The notation "2 @ 5" means 2 slots for 5 BTC each. Not 2 slots for 5 BTC total.

- When you post a bid, the bids in your previous posts are considered to be automatically canceled. You can put multiple bids in one post, however.
- All bid prices must be evenly divisible by 0.25.
- The bidding starts at 0.50.
- I will end the auction at an arbitrary time no more than 12 days from now. (I will probably end the auction 1-3 days before the ads are scheduled to go up.)
- If two people bid at the same price, the person who bid first will have his slots filled first.
- Bids are considered invalid and will be ignored if they do not specify both a price and a max quantity, or if they could not possibly win any slots

If these rules are confusing, look at some of the past forum ad auctions to see how it's done. I also post periodic status updates which should help make things clear.

You must pay for your slots within 24 hours of receiving the payment address. Otherwise your slots may be sold to someone else.
1180  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 91 on: August 06, 2013, 01:05:26 AM
Auction ended. Final result:

Slots BTC/Slot Person
3 5.5 cnbtcnews
1 5.5 lucif
1 5.5 AtlasATS
1 5.5 fible1
1 5.25 796
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