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241  Other / Meta / Re: GDPR & Bitcointalk on: May 12, 2017, 04:42:12 PM
I intend to ignore all stupidity coming out of the EUSSR.
242  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 209 on: May 10, 2017, 04:01:34 PM
Note that due to increasing BTC prices, I have reduced the starting price to 0.1 BTC/slot. The minimum increment is still 0.05 BTC.
243  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 209 on: May 10, 2017, 04:00:58 PM
The forum sells ad space in the area beneath the first post of every topic page. This income is used primarily to cover hosting costs and to pay moderators for their work (there are many moderators, so each moderator gets only a small amount -- moderators should be seen as volunteers, not employees). Any leftover amount is typically either saved for future expenses or otherwise reinvested into the forum or the ecosystem.

Ads are allowed to contain any non-annoying HTML/CSS style. No images, JavaScript, or animation. Ads must appear 3 or fewer lines tall in my browser (Firefox, 900px wide). 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, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

There are 10 total ad slots which are randomly rotated. So one ad slot has a one in ten chance of appearing. Nine 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.

Duration

- Your ads are guaranteed to be up for at least 7 days.
- I usually try to keep ads up for no more than 8 or 9 days.
- Sometimes ads might be up for longer, but hopefully no longer than 12 days. Even if past rounds sometimes lasted for long periods of time, you should not rely on this for your ads.

Stats

Exact historical impression counts per slot:
https://bitcointalk.org/adrotate.php?adstats

Info about the current ad slots:
https://bitcointalk.org/adrotate.php?adinfo

Ad blocking

Hero/Legendary 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 stats 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 bitcointalk.org 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.

Designing ads

Make sure that your ads look good when you download and edit this test page:
https://bitcointalk.org/ad_test.html
Also read the comments in that file.

Images are not allowed no matter how they are created (CSS, SVG, or data URI). Occasionally I will make an exception for small logos and such, but you must get pre-approval from me first.

The maximum size of any one ad is 51200 bytes.

I will send you more detailed styling rules if you win slots in this auction (or upon request).

Auction rules

You must be at least a Jr Member to bid. If you are not a Jr Member and you really want to bid, you should PM me first. Tell me in the PM what you're going to advertise. You might be required to pay some amount in advance. Everyone else: Please quickly PM newbies who try to bid here to warn them against impersonation scammers.

If you have never purchased forum ad space before, and it is not blatantly obvious what you're going to advertise, say what you're going to advertise in your first bid, or tell me in a PM.

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

So if someone bids for 9 slots @ 5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 9 slots. If the two highest bids are 9 slots @ 4 BTC and 1 slot @ 5 BTC, then the first person will get 8 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 0.05.
- The bidding starts at 0.1.
- I will end the auction at an arbitrary time. Unless I say otherwise, I typically try to end auctions within a few days of 10 days from the time of this post, but unexpected circumstances may sometimes force me to end the auction anytime between 4 and 22 days from the start.
- 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 reserve the right to reject bids, even days after the bid is made.

You must pay for your slots within 24 hours of receiving the payment address. Otherwise your slots may be sold to someone else, and I might even give you a negative trust rating. I will send you the payment information via forum PM from this account ("theymos", user ID 35) after announcing the auction results in this thread. You might receive false payment information from scammers pretending to be me. They might even have somewhat similar usernames. Be careful.
244  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 208 on: May 10, 2017, 03:55:57 PM
Auction ended, final result:
1 0.85 Lunarbets
1 0.80 Gunthar
2 0.75 Marina_T
1 0.50 MegaDice
2 0.50 tifossi
1 0.40 BitDouble.io
1 0.40 psybits
245  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: Somebody make this: auto-exchanger bitcoin wallet on: May 10, 2017, 02:21:27 AM
1btc converts 34eth ==> send ===> 34eth convert 1btc ?? Or its value can be reduced

It wouldn't be an exact trade like that because there's always a bid/ask spread in markets, and the wallet service would probably add additional spread to account for volatility and to make profit. So if there were two different wallet services like this and you sent from one to the other, and assuming the most recent price was 1BTC = 34 ETH, it'd be something like:

1. Sender sends 1 BTC.
2. Sender's wallet converts to 33 ETH, losing 1 ETH due to the spread.
3. Recipient's wallet receives 33 ETH (minus some network fee, which I will here ignore).
4. Recipient receives 0.95 BTC, losing ~1 ETH due to the spread.

Those numbers are just examples. I have no idea what the actual "fee" would be; it could be higher or lower.

You would certainly get a better deal by trading on the market directly, but this is more convenient. It's similar to the difference in fees and prices between Coinbase's instant buy/sell and GDAX trading. Also, it's important that this is mainly a percentage fee rather than a large per-transaction fee; this fee model allows for microtransactions.

(If you send to someone on the same wallet service, the wallet service should avoid any trades and just do the transfer off-chain for a very low fee.)

This is an interesting idea for a platform indeed. However, to get this business to a profitable place, it would need to have a huge following as it would need a large amount of micro transactions to make money on the conversions. Theymos, why don't you offer a free advertising slot on this forum to anyone who comes up with such a business?

I'd consider giving them an ad slot for a week or two, but I don't really think that it needs that much of a boost. It's not as if you need a lot of capital to start this service, and there's a lot of potential for profit in the long term, even if it's slow at first.

If an acceptable service is created, I was planning on promoting its use on /r/GirlsGoneBitcoin (which I moderate).
246  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 208 on: May 09, 2017, 09:25:55 PM
I will not accept dankkk's bid, so the current state is:

1 0.85 Lunarbets
2 0.80 BLockchainOS
1 0.80 Gunthar
2 0.75 Marina_T
1 0.50 MegaDice
1 0.40 BitDouble.io
1 0.35 XBTFreelancer

The auction continues.
247  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: Somebody make this: auto-exchanger bitcoin wallet on: May 09, 2017, 09:23:09 PM
What do you think the feasibility of something like this is?

I don't think that it'd be very difficult. You could mainly just rely on some multi-crypto exchange's API.
248  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Somebody make this: auto-exchanger bitcoin wallet on: May 09, 2017, 05:04:21 PM
Recently, there has been a large decline in BTC tipping on Reddit and elsewhere due to changetip's closure and on-chain fees which have long been too high for microtransactions. The long-term solution to this is stuff like Lightning, blinded bearer certificates, sidechains, etc., but annoyingly, none of this is working yet, so Bitcoin is useless for microtransactions at the moment. Therefore, I've been thinking that it'd be useful if someone created a service where people could use altcoins for executing BTC microtransactions. It'd work something like this:

1. You'd create an account on the service.
2. The service would give you an address for one or more altcoins. (And maybe also a URL which lists all of your addresses for all supported altcoins.)
3. Any coins received on those addresses would be immediately converted to BTC at the current market rate by default. Optionally, the service could support allowing users to change their settings so that a different cryptocurrency is used as the auto-convert target or so that no auto-conversions are made.
4. You could send the BTC in your account to any altcoin addresses, in which case a conversion would be performed just before sending, or to a Bitcoin address. In either case, the sender would be charged any required network fee.

The key point is that it should be easy, and behave almost the same as a normal Bitcoin wallet. I am aware that you could manually do this sort of thing by opening an account on a multi-cryptocurrency exchange.

The service could make money by widening the spread on the automatic conversions. It should not charge an extra deposit/withdrawal fee, as that defeats the whole point.

The advantage of this over just expecting everyone to use a single centralized Bitcoin wallet service and then doing off-chain transactions within that service (ie. like changetip) is that multiple competing services can exist and interoperate, and if you buy altcoins on more typical exchanges, you don't need to sign up for a separate service. This solution is inferior to Bitcoin-native microtransaction ideas like blinded bearer certificates, but there's no way for a normal person to use that stuff yet.
249  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 208 on: May 09, 2017, 04:10:38 PM
2 @ 0.8

You're too new, PM me first next time.

dankkk's bids may end up rejected, since he didn't post what he's going to advertise.

mynhpark is temporarily banned, so to prevent confusion, I will delete his bids.

The auction continues. Current state:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
1 0.85 Lunarbets
2 0.80 BLockchainOS
1 0.80 Gunthar
2 0.80 dankkk
2 0.75 Marina_T
1 0.50 MegaDice
1 0.40 BitDouble.io (if dankkk's bid is rejected)
1 0.35 XBTFreelancer (if dankkk's bid is rejected)
250  Other / Meta / Re: Endless problems with login to bitcointalk.org on: May 04, 2017, 03:51:32 AM
There aren't any particular anti-Tor measures except for the registration fee. Is anyone else experiencing this?
251  Other / Meta / Re: Where are you 'Iamnotback'? on: May 04, 2017, 03:27:36 AM
He has several accounts all banned for ban evasion. It seems that the underlying offense which caused him to initially get into trouble (and often the thing which causes his alts to get noticed) is excessive multi-posting. But when he was warned and/or temporarily banned for this minor thing, he kept evading his bans. This forum cannot operate unless its few rules are followed, so ignoring the warnings and temporary bans that you receive and continuing to do the same stuff is unacceptable. People who do so are not welcome here.

His bans will not automatically expire, and any future alts we see from him will be permabanned. I may manually reconsider his ban if he promises to actually try not to break forum rules. The rules are not meant to silence anyone, but to keep the forum usable and fair. When someone multi-posts excessively, it monopolizes a thread in a way which harms everyone else's ability to communicate. Based on his posts in this thread, I think that he will just continue to break rules if unbanned, so I will not unban him at this time.

bitcointalk.org is not a normal for-profit company. Even if banning iamnotback somehow stopped all future ad revenue, he would still be banned, since his rule-breaking is disrupting the forum's mission of hosting free discussion of Bitcoin and related topics. (As explained above, "free discussion" is not "unmoderated discussion".) Similarly, I would welcome effective competition from decentralized forums, and I would be thrilled to be able to shut down bitcointalk.org in favor of a better-in-all-ways decentralized alternative. But although decentralized forums have existed for a long time (eg. Freenet's FMS is almost exactly what iamnotback keeps describing, and has existed since before Bitcoin), they have unfortunately not been widely used since the era of the semi-decentralized Usenet system, mainly due to vastly inferior usability.
252  Other / Meta / Re: invalid image. on: May 01, 2017, 05:54:54 PM
I think that it's a problem on imgur's end which is causing it to interact poorly with the image proxy. I changed something which may improve it somewhat, but it'll probably still occur sometimes. It may be best to use something other than imgur where possible.
253  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 208 on: May 01, 2017, 03:57:01 AM
The forum sells ad space in the area beneath the first post of every topic page. This income is used primarily to cover hosting costs and to pay moderators for their work (there are many moderators, so each moderator gets only a small amount -- moderators should be seen as volunteers, not employees). Any leftover amount is typically either saved for future expenses or otherwise reinvested into the forum or the ecosystem.

Ads are allowed to contain any non-annoying HTML/CSS style. No images, JavaScript, or animation. Ads must appear 3 or fewer lines tall in my browser (Firefox, 900px wide). 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, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

There are 10 total ad slots which are randomly rotated. So one ad slot has a one in ten chance of appearing. Nine 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.

Duration

- Your ads are guaranteed to be up for at least 7 days.
- I usually try to keep ads up for no more than 8 or 9 days.
- Sometimes ads might be up for longer, but hopefully no longer than 12 days. Even if past rounds sometimes lasted for long periods of time, you should not rely on this for your ads.

Stats

Exact historical impression counts per slot:
https://bitcointalk.org/adrotate.php?adstats

Info about the current ad slots:
https://bitcointalk.org/adrotate.php?adinfo

Ad blocking

Hero/Legendary 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 stats 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 bitcointalk.org 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.

Designing ads

Make sure that your ads look good when you download and edit this test page:
https://bitcointalk.org/ad_test.html
Also read the comments in that file.

Images are not allowed no matter how they are created (CSS, SVG, or data URI). Occasionally I will make an exception for small logos and such, but you must get pre-approval from me first.

The maximum size of any one ad is 51200 bytes.

I will send you more detailed styling rules if you win slots in this auction (or upon request).

Auction rules

You must be at least a Jr Member to bid. If you are not a Jr Member and you really want to bid, you should PM me first. Tell me in the PM what you're going to advertise. You might be required to pay some amount in advance. Everyone else: Please quickly PM newbies who try to bid here to warn them against impersonation scammers.

If you have never purchased forum ad space before, and it is not blatantly obvious what you're going to advertise, say what you're going to advertise in your first bid, or tell me in a PM.

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

So if someone bids for 9 slots @ 5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 9 slots. If the two highest bids are 9 slots @ 4 BTC and 1 slot @ 5 BTC, then the first person will get 8 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 0.05.
- The bidding starts at 0.25.
- I will end the auction at an arbitrary time. Unless I say otherwise, I typically try to end auctions within a few days of 10 days from the time of this post, but unexpected circumstances may sometimes force me to end the auction anytime between 4 and 22 days from the start.
- 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 reserve the right to reject bids, even days after the bid is made.

You must pay for your slots within 24 hours of receiving the payment address. Otherwise your slots may be sold to someone else, and I might even give you a negative trust rating. I will send you the payment information via forum PM from this account ("theymos", user ID 35) after announcing the auction results in this thread. You might receive false payment information from scammers pretending to be me. They might even have somewhat similar usernames. Be careful.
254  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 207 on: May 01, 2017, 03:47:58 AM
1 @ 0.65

As I told you before, I won't accept your bids.

Auction ended, final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
2 0.90 mynhpark
1 0.85 Lunarbets
1 0.80 Gunthar
5 0.80 FortuneJack
255  Other / Meta / Re: Timeout connection on: April 22, 2017, 06:07:56 PM
How's it working for everyone now? I changed some stuff.

(It's difficult for me to test this because I don't have access to any machines which are affected by the issue...)
256  Other / Meta / Re: traceroute collection on: April 22, 2017, 05:23:53 PM
I think you want to include some additional syntax after the -T

I get this result when I run this command:

The -T option is specific to the Linux version of traceroute, which is why I mentioned needing a Linux machine. It uses TCP SYN packets instead of ICMP packets. Maybe there are ways of doing the same thing on your version, perhaps by using the -P option.
257  Other / Meta / traceroute collection on: April 22, 2017, 04:20:26 PM
If bitcointalk.org does not load normally for you and you have a Linux machine available, it would be helpful if you would do the following:

 - Undo anything you did to enable connectivity, such as VPNs or host-file changes.
 - Run traceroute -T bitcointalk.org
 - Run curl ifconfig.co to get your IP address.
 - PM me the output of both of those commands. Note that I will share the output with the forum's ISP.

Thanks!
258  Other / Meta / Re: Timeout connection on: April 22, 2017, 08:05:35 AM
Does any of you know until when the problem will end? I have been getting updates from the Twitter account of Bitcointalk and at first it said it was a denial of service attack and the next hour Theymos said it is another unknown problem.

It's an ongoing DDoS attack. Eventually, the attack will either end or I will figure out how to mitigate it, but I currently don't have a time estimate.
259  Other / Meta / Re: Timeout connection on: April 22, 2017, 06:44:33 AM
Additional traceroutes would be useful from those still unable to connect normally.
260  Other / Meta / Re: Timeout connection on: April 22, 2017, 04:08:22 AM
See here for hosts file IPs and other info: https://pastebin.com/raw/EaKixQni
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