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261  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 316 on: August 19, 2020, 12:41:47 PM
Auction ended, final result:
2 0.08 DogecoinMachine
1 0.08 24kcasino
1 0.08 CardCoins
2 0.08 lightlord
3 0.07 sportsbet.io
262  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk IP lookup script ?! Updated on: August 18, 2020, 11:57:21 AM
I changed the way geoip lookups are done to make it more accurate, and I re-did geoip lookups for the last 6 months of logs when the IP was still available. Thanks for mentioning the low accuracy.
263  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 316 on: August 07, 2020, 12:06:27 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.

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. Hero/Legendary members, Donators, VIPs, and moderators have the ability to disable ads; these people don't increase the impression stats for your ads.

Design & ad restrictions

Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may not link directly to any NSFW page. No ICOs[1], loggable mixers[2], banks, funds, or anything that a person can be said to "invest" in; I may very rarely make exceptions if you convince me that you are ultra legit, but don't count on it. Ads may be rejected for other reasons, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

See the ad design rules for info on designing forum ads.

When advertising a new service, you should always check with me in advance whether your service is OK. I will sometimes accept bids of people who don't do this, but such people are taking the risk of being rejected at the last minute. It's also a good idea for you to have me check your ad's HTML+CSS in advance, especially if this is your first time advertising.

Duration

- Your ads are guaranteed to be up for at least 7 days.
- I usually try to keep ads up for no more than 11 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

Auction rules

New members are likely to have their bids rejected unless they PM me first, telling me what they're going to advertise. New members might also be required to pay some amount in advance. Additionally, 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 @ 0.5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 9 slots. If the two highest bids are 9 slots @ 0.4 BTC and 1 slot @ 0.5 BTC, then the first person will get 8 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.

The notation "2 @ 0.5" means 2 slots for 0.5 BTC each. Not 2 slots for 0.5 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, like "5 @ 0.1 and 1 @ 0.5".
- All bid prices must be evenly divisible by 0.01.
- The bidding starts at 0.01.
- 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.

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.

Price flattening

At the end of the auction, after the winning bids are all determined, I will do a "price flattening" operation. This has no effect on which bids actually win. For each bid, in order of lowest to greatest price/slot, I will reduce each bid's price/slot to the highest value which is equal to or only the minimum increment greater than the next-lower bid. This allows you to bid higher prices without worrying so much, but you still mustn't bid more than you're willing to pay. Example:

Code:
This:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.20       A
    1      0.16       B
    1      0.08       C
    1      0.08       D

Becomes:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.10       A [step 4: reduced to 0.09+0.01=0.10]
    1      0.09       B [step 3: reduced to 0.08+0.01=0.09]
    1      0.08       C [step 2: same as the next-lowest, unchanged]
    1      0.08       D [step 1: the lowest bid is always unchanged]

Payment, etc.

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.

[1]: For the purposes of forum ads, an ICO is any token, altcoin, or other altcoin-like thing which meets any of the following criteria: it is primarily run/backed by a company; it is substantially, fundamentally centralized in either operation or coin distribution; or it is not yet possible for two unprivileged users of the system to send coins directly to each other in a P2P way. The intention here is to allow community efforts to advertise things like Litecoin, but not to allow ICO funding, even when the ICO is disguised in various ways.
[2]: A loggable mixer is a service marketed primarily for improving transaction privacy which accepts full custody of cryptocurrency for a time and has the technical ability to log where the cryptocurrency comes from and goes to (even if they promise not to log).
264  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 315 on: August 07, 2020, 12:06:08 AM
Auction ended, final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
2 0.07 lightlord
4 0.06 DogecoinMachine
1 0.05 lightlord
2 0.05 BetBTC
265  Other / Meta / Re: DT update log on: August 04, 2020, 01:32:27 AM
This month 140 users were eligible.

Old:
Code:
theymos
HostFat
TECSHARE
OgNasty
malevolent
Balthazar
yxt
qwk
Vod
fronti
mprep
Foxpup
philipma1957
babo
Cyrus
peloso
Welsh
Mitchell
vizique
Timelord2067
yogg
hilariousandco
arulbero
Avirunes
mindrust
buckrogers
Lesbian Cow
willi9974
cryptodevil
suchmoon
JayJuanGee
Rmcdermott927
achow101
DaveF
owlcatz
examplens
nutildah
BitcoinPenny
yahoo62278
Royse777
zazarb
LFC_Bitcoin
sandy-is-fine
klarki
actmyname
WhiteManWhite
LeGaulois
asu
SFR10
TryNinja
bob123
eddie13
johhnyUA
condoras
bL4nkcode
Lafu
Coin_trader
polymerbit
Yatsan
finaleshot2016
xtraelv
crwth
Kryptowerk
Vispilio
Baofeng
krogothmanhattan
JollyGood
Blacknavy
xenon131
roycilik
CryptopreneurBrainboss
El duderino_
KTChampions
Coin-1
bavicrypto
GreatArkansas
sheenshane
3meek
vycl87
logfiles
TheBeardedBaby
tvplus006
coinlocket$
dkbit98
witcher_sense
cabalism13
anonymousminer
morvillz7z
fillippone
taikuri13
abhiseshakana
lovesmayfamilis
DireWolfM14
Corrosive
TalkStar
1miau
YOSHIE
efialtis
Ratimov
zasad@

New:
Code:
theymos
HostFat
dooglus
TECSHARE
Balthazar
qwk
Vod
Anduck
mprep
Foxpup
philipma1957
babo
Cyrus
Welsh
Mitchell
vizique
figmentofmyass
jeremypwr
yogg
by rallier
dbshck
hilariousandco
arulbero
Avirunes
mindrust
buckrogers
Lesbian Cow
willi9974
suchmoon
JayJuanGee
Rmcdermott927
achow101
DaveF
teeGUMES
owlcatz
nutildah
minerjones
tmfp
BitcoinPenny
Royse777
LFC_Bitcoin
o_solo_miner
ezeminer
klarki
LoyceV
Last of the V8s
WhiteManWhite
The Pharmacist
LeGaulois
bob123
eddie13
johhnyUA
ekiller
Jet Cash
condoras
bL4nkcode
Lafu
Yatsan
finaleshot2016
xtraelv
crwth
Ale88
duesoldi
Kryptowerk
bobita
Vispilio
Baofeng
imhoneer
krogothmanhattan
Blacknavy
xenon131
roycilik
KTChampions
Steamtyme
Coin-1
bavicrypto
GreatArkansas
Veleor
3meek
vycl87
Agrawas
Maus0728
coinlocket$
dkbit98
witcher_sense
asche
DdmrDdmr
cabalism13
anonymousminer
fillippone
taikuri13
abhiseshakana
madnessteat
lovesmayfamilis
DireWolfM14
Corrosive
TalkStar
1miau
efialtis
Ratimov
266  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 315 on: July 26, 2020, 06:25:14 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.

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. Hero/Legendary members, Donators, VIPs, and moderators have the ability to disable ads; these people don't increase the impression stats for your ads.

Design & ad restrictions

Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may not link directly to any NSFW page. No ICOs[1], loggable mixers[2], banks, funds, or anything that a person can be said to "invest" in; I may very rarely make exceptions if you convince me that you are ultra legit, but don't count on it. Ads may be rejected for other reasons, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

See the ad design rules for info on designing forum ads.

When advertising a new service, you should always check with me in advance whether your service is OK. I will sometimes accept bids of people who don't do this, but such people are taking the risk of being rejected at the last minute. It's also a good idea for you to have me check your ad's HTML+CSS in advance, especially if this is your first time advertising.

Duration

- Your ads are guaranteed to be up for at least 7 days.
- I usually try to keep ads up for no more than 11 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

Auction rules

New members are likely to have their bids rejected unless they PM me first, telling me what they're going to advertise. New members might also be required to pay some amount in advance. Additionally, 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 @ 0.5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 9 slots. If the two highest bids are 9 slots @ 0.4 BTC and 1 slot @ 0.5 BTC, then the first person will get 8 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.

The notation "2 @ 0.5" means 2 slots for 0.5 BTC each. Not 2 slots for 0.5 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, like "5 @ 0.1 and 1 @ 0.5".
- All bid prices must be evenly divisible by 0.01.
- The bidding starts at 0.01.
- 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.

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.

Price flattening

At the end of the auction, after the winning bids are all determined, I will do a "price flattening" operation. This has no effect on which bids actually win. For each bid, in order of lowest to greatest price/slot, I will reduce each bid's price/slot to the highest value which is equal to or only the minimum increment greater than the next-lower bid. This allows you to bid higher prices without worrying so much, but you still mustn't bid more than you're willing to pay. Example:

Code:
This:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.20       A
    1      0.16       B
    1      0.08       C
    1      0.08       D

Becomes:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.10       A [step 4: reduced to 0.09+0.01=0.10]
    1      0.09       B [step 3: reduced to 0.08+0.01=0.09]
    1      0.08       C [step 2: same as the next-lowest, unchanged]
    1      0.08       D [step 1: the lowest bid is always unchanged]

Payment, etc.

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.

[1]: For the purposes of forum ads, an ICO is any token, altcoin, or other altcoin-like thing which meets any of the following criteria: it is primarily run/backed by a company; it is substantially, fundamentally centralized in either operation or coin distribution; or it is not yet possible for two unprivileged users of the system to send coins directly to each other in a P2P way. The intention here is to allow community efforts to advertise things like Litecoin, but not to allow ICO funding, even when the ICO is disguised in various ways.
[2]: A loggable mixer is a service marketed primarily for improving transaction privacy which accepts full custody of cryptocurrency for a time and has the technical ability to log where the cryptocurrency comes from and goes to (even if they promise not to log).
267  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 314 on: July 26, 2020, 06:24:29 PM
Auction ended, final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
5 0.07 DogecoinMachine
4 0.07 Stunna
268  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Warning: crypto related twitter accounts (Binance, Bitcoin, TRON, &more) hacked on: July 16, 2020, 02:18:01 PM
Twitter called it a "social engineering attack", which makes me think that it was something simple like: the attacker called Twitter support, said, "Hey, it's <Elon Musk / Bill Gates / etc.>. Wouldn't you know it, I lost my 2FA device and my password. Could you help me?" And then the Twitter support person was like, "Sure, just give me your birthday for verification and I'll have this fixed right away, sorry for the inconvenience!"

Support people want to help the person they're talking to as quickly as possible. They're usually the weakest link, not any technical flaw. You see this same sort of social engineering used in SIM swapping attacks, common against Bitcoiners. (There's a victim of SIM swapping on the front page of /r/Bitcoin right now.)

There are some rumors circulating on twitter that the scam was just a cover for something else. For example, stealing direct messages from users, destroying twitter's reputation or something like that.

The DMs from all of those people might indeed be worth more than the $100k he got from the simple doubling scam.
269  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 314 on: July 15, 2020, 11:31:49 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.

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. Hero/Legendary members, Donators, VIPs, and moderators have the ability to disable ads; these people don't increase the impression stats for your ads.

Design & ad restrictions

Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may not link directly to any NSFW page. No ICOs[1], loggable mixers[2], banks, funds, or anything that a person can be said to "invest" in; I may very rarely make exceptions if you convince me that you are ultra legit, but don't count on it. Ads may be rejected for other reasons, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

See the ad design rules for info on designing forum ads.

When advertising a new service, you should always check with me in advance whether your service is OK. I will sometimes accept bids of people who don't do this, but such people are taking the risk of being rejected at the last minute. It's also a good idea for you to have me check your ad's HTML+CSS in advance, especially if this is your first time advertising.

Duration

- Your ads are guaranteed to be up for at least 7 days.
- I usually try to keep ads up for no more than 11 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

Auction rules

New members are likely to have their bids rejected unless they PM me first, telling me what they're going to advertise. New members might also be required to pay some amount in advance. Additionally, 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 @ 0.5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 9 slots. If the two highest bids are 9 slots @ 0.4 BTC and 1 slot @ 0.5 BTC, then the first person will get 8 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.

The notation "2 @ 0.5" means 2 slots for 0.5 BTC each. Not 2 slots for 0.5 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, like "5 @ 0.1 and 1 @ 0.5".
- All bid prices must be evenly divisible by 0.01.
- The bidding starts at 0.01.
- 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.

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.

Price flattening

At the end of the auction, after the winning bids are all determined, I will do a "price flattening" operation. This has no effect on which bids actually win. For each bid, in order of lowest to greatest price/slot, I will reduce each bid's price/slot to the highest value which is equal to or only the minimum increment greater than the next-lower bid. This allows you to bid higher prices without worrying so much, but you still mustn't bid more than you're willing to pay. Example:

Code:
This:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.20       A
    1      0.16       B
    1      0.08       C
    1      0.08       D

Becomes:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.10       A [step 4: reduced to 0.09+0.01=0.10]
    1      0.09       B [step 3: reduced to 0.08+0.01=0.09]
    1      0.08       C [step 2: same as the next-lowest, unchanged]
    1      0.08       D [step 1: the lowest bid is always unchanged]

Payment, etc.

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.

[1]: For the purposes of forum ads, an ICO is any token, altcoin, or other altcoin-like thing which meets any of the following criteria: it is primarily run/backed by a company; it is substantially, fundamentally centralized in either operation or coin distribution; or it is not yet possible for two unprivileged users of the system to send coins directly to each other in a P2P way. The intention here is to allow community efforts to advertise things like Litecoin, but not to allow ICO funding, even when the ICO is disguised in various ways.
[2]: A loggable mixer is a service marketed primarily for improving transaction privacy which accepts full custody of cryptocurrency for a time and has the technical ability to log where the cryptocurrency comes from and goes to (even if they promise not to log).
270  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 313 on: July 15, 2020, 11:30:03 PM
Auction ended, final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
1 0.09 Dsdaq
1 0.08 cat_rush
5 0.08 DogecoinMachine
2 0.08 sportsbet.io

271  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 313 on: July 15, 2020, 01:22:42 PM
9 @0.2

I'm not going to accept your bids.

cat_rush and Dsdaq are both approved. Current auction status:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
1 0.08 cat_rush
5 0.08 DogecoinMachine
3 0.08 sportsbet.io


The auction continues.
272  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 313 on: July 14, 2020, 04:55:28 PM
9 @ 0.1

I will not accept advertising for hex.win.

1@ 0.08

These bids may be rejected - I'm waiting for more info.

Current auction status:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
1 0.08 cat_rush **TENTATIVE
5 0.08 DogecoinMachine
3 0.08 sportsbet.io
1 0.08 Dsdaq **TENTATIVE
1 0.07 BetBTC

(More than 9 slots are included above due to the possibility of one or both tentative bids being rejected.)

The auction continues.
273  Other / Meta / Re: Chinese National Security law on: July 13, 2020, 11:50:31 PM
Bitcointalk.org is not subject to Hong Kong / China jurisdiction, so would not be required to produce data in any case. If some police wants data without a subpoena, they have to convince me that a serious non-victimless crime (eg. scamming) probably occurred. I certainly wouldn't help them if it looks like they're going after political enemies.

But if you're in Hong Kong or other dangerous places and you're worried about this, then you shouldn't trust anyone to protect you: not me, not anyone. Use Tor everywhere, and on bitcointalk.org practice the privacy-enhancing measures mentioned on the privacy page.
274  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 313 on: July 02, 2020, 09:18:27 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.

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. Hero/Legendary members, Donators, VIPs, and moderators have the ability to disable ads; these people don't increase the impression stats for your ads.

Design & ad restrictions

Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may not link directly to any NSFW page. No ICOs[1], loggable mixers[2], banks, funds, or anything that a person can be said to "invest" in; I may very rarely make exceptions if you convince me that you are ultra legit, but don't count on it. Ads may be rejected for other reasons, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

See the ad design rules for info on designing forum ads.

When advertising a new service, you should always check with me in advance whether your service is OK. I will sometimes accept bids of people who don't do this, but such people are taking the risk of being rejected at the last minute. It's also a good idea for you to have me check your ad's HTML+CSS in advance, especially if this is your first time advertising.

Duration

- Your ads are guaranteed to be up for at least 7 days.
- I usually try to keep ads up for no more than 11 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

Auction rules

New members are likely to have their bids rejected unless they PM me first, telling me what they're going to advertise. New members might also be required to pay some amount in advance. Additionally, 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 @ 0.5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 9 slots. If the two highest bids are 9 slots @ 0.4 BTC and 1 slot @ 0.5 BTC, then the first person will get 8 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.

The notation "2 @ 0.5" means 2 slots for 0.5 BTC each. Not 2 slots for 0.5 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, like "5 @ 0.1 and 1 @ 0.5".
- All bid prices must be evenly divisible by 0.01.
- The bidding starts at 0.01.
- 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.

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.

Price flattening

At the end of the auction, after the winning bids are all determined, I will do a "price flattening" operation. This has no effect on which bids actually win. For each bid, in order of lowest to greatest price/slot, I will reduce each bid's price/slot to the highest value which is equal to or only the minimum increment greater than the next-lower bid. This allows you to bid higher prices without worrying so much, but you still mustn't bid more than you're willing to pay. Example:

Code:
This:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.20       A
    1      0.16       B
    1      0.08       C
    1      0.08       D

Becomes:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.10       A [step 4: reduced to 0.09+0.01=0.10]
    1      0.09       B [step 3: reduced to 0.08+0.01=0.09]
    1      0.08       C [step 2: same as the next-lowest, unchanged]
    1      0.08       D [step 1: the lowest bid is always unchanged]

Payment, etc.

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.

[1]: For the purposes of forum ads, an ICO is any token, altcoin, or other altcoin-like thing which meets any of the following criteria: it is primarily run/backed by a company; it is substantially, fundamentally centralized in either operation or coin distribution; or it is not yet possible for two unprivileged users of the system to send coins directly to each other in a P2P way. The intention here is to allow community efforts to advertise things like Litecoin, but not to allow ICO funding, even when the ICO is disguised in various ways.
[2]: A loggable mixer is a service marketed primarily for improving transaction privacy which accepts full custody of cryptocurrency for a time and has the technical ability to log where the cryptocurrency comes from and goes to (even if they promise not to log).
275  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 312 on: July 02, 2020, 09:15:27 PM
Auction ended, final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
3 0.08 Best_Change
4 0.07 ZED.RUN
2 0.07 sportsbet.io
276  Other / Meta / Re: DT update log on: July 01, 2020, 09:55:42 PM
This month 128 users were eligible.

Old:
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theymos
OgNasty
CanaryInTheMine
malevolent
qwk
Vod
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A-Bolt
mprep
Foxpup
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Cyrus
peloso
Welsh
ibminer
TookDk
Timelord2067
figmentofmyass
jeremypwr
by rallier
dbshck
hilariousandco
EcuaMobi
Avirunes
Lydian
mindrust
Lesbian Cow
willi9974
cryptodevil
suchmoon
JayJuanGee
Rmcdermott927
achow101
DaveF
examplens
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sapta
tmfp
BitcoinPenny
yahoo62278
zazarb
LFC_Bitcoin
o_solo_miner
klarki
LoyceV
actmyname
WhiteManWhite
The Pharmacist
LeGaulois
DarkStar_
asu
eddie13
TheFuzzStone
Jet Cash
condoras
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Coin_trader
finaleshot2016
xtraelv
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Kryptowerk
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Vispilio
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Blacknavy
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CryptopreneurBrainboss
El duderino_
KTChampions
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bavicrypto
GreatArkansas
Veleor
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o_e_l_e_o
3meek
vycl87
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TheBeardedBaby
tvplus006
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coinlocket$
dkbit98
witcher_sense
asche
DdmrDdmr
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anonymousminer
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Corrosive
TalkStar
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Ratimov
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HostFat
TECSHARE
OgNasty
malevolent
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Vod
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Foxpup
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babo
Cyrus
peloso
Welsh
Mitchell
vizique
Timelord2067
yogg
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arulbero
Avirunes
mindrust
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Lesbian Cow
willi9974
cryptodevil
suchmoon
JayJuanGee
Rmcdermott927
achow101
DaveF
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examplens
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BitcoinPenny
yahoo62278
Royse777
zazarb
LFC_Bitcoin
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klarki
actmyname
WhiteManWhite
LeGaulois
asu
SFR10
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eddie13
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condoras
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Lafu
Coin_trader
polymerbit
Yatsan
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xtraelv
crwth
Kryptowerk
Vispilio
Baofeng
krogothmanhattan
JollyGood
Blacknavy
xenon131
roycilik
CryptopreneurBrainboss
El duderino_
KTChampions
Coin-1
bavicrypto
GreatArkansas
sheenshane
3meek
vycl87
logfiles
TheBeardedBaby
tvplus006
coinlocket$
dkbit98
witcher_sense
cabalism13
anonymousminer
morvillz7z
fillippone
taikuri13
abhiseshakana
lovesmayfamilis
DireWolfM14
Corrosive
TalkStar
1miau
YOSHIE
efialtis
Ratimov
zasad@
277  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 312 on: June 23, 2020, 06:56:50 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.

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. Hero/Legendary members, Donators, VIPs, and moderators have the ability to disable ads; these people don't increase the impression stats for your ads.

Design & ad restrictions

Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may not link directly to any NSFW page. No ICOs[1], loggable mixers[2], banks, funds, or anything that a person can be said to "invest" in; I may very rarely make exceptions if you convince me that you are ultra legit, but don't count on it. Ads may be rejected for other reasons, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

See the ad design rules for info on designing forum ads.

When advertising a new service, you should always check with me in advance whether your service is OK. I will sometimes accept bids of people who don't do this, but such people are taking the risk of being rejected at the last minute. It's also a good idea for you to have me check your ad's HTML+CSS in advance, especially if this is your first time advertising.

Duration

- Your ads are guaranteed to be up for at least 7 days.
- I usually try to keep ads up for no more than 11 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

Auction rules

New members are likely to have their bids rejected unless they PM me first, telling me what they're going to advertise. New members might also be required to pay some amount in advance. Additionally, 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 @ 0.5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 9 slots. If the two highest bids are 9 slots @ 0.4 BTC and 1 slot @ 0.5 BTC, then the first person will get 8 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.

The notation "2 @ 0.5" means 2 slots for 0.5 BTC each. Not 2 slots for 0.5 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, like "5 @ 0.1 and 1 @ 0.5".
- All bid prices must be evenly divisible by 0.01.
- The bidding starts at 0.01.
- 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.

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.

Price flattening

At the end of the auction, after the winning bids are all determined, I will do a "price flattening" operation. This has no effect on which bids actually win. For each bid, in order of lowest to greatest price/slot, I will reduce each bid's price/slot to the highest value which is equal to or only the minimum increment greater than the next-lower bid. This allows you to bid higher prices without worrying so much, but you still mustn't bid more than you're willing to pay. Example:

Code:
This:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.20       A
    1      0.16       B
    1      0.08       C
    1      0.08       D

Becomes:
Slots  BTC/Slot  Person
    6      0.10       A [step 4: reduced to 0.09+0.01=0.10]
    1      0.09       B [step 3: reduced to 0.08+0.01=0.09]
    1      0.08       C [step 2: same as the next-lowest, unchanged]
    1      0.08       D [step 1: the lowest bid is always unchanged]

Payment, etc.

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.

[1]: For the purposes of forum ads, an ICO is any token, altcoin, or other altcoin-like thing which meets any of the following criteria: it is primarily run/backed by a company; it is substantially, fundamentally centralized in either operation or coin distribution; or it is not yet possible for two unprivileged users of the system to send coins directly to each other in a P2P way. The intention here is to allow community efforts to advertise things like Litecoin, but not to allow ICO funding, even when the ICO is disguised in various ways.
[2]: A loggable mixer is a service marketed primarily for improving transaction privacy which accepts full custody of cryptocurrency for a time and has the technical ability to log where the cryptocurrency comes from and goes to (even if they promise not to log).
278  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 311 on: June 23, 2020, 06:53:14 PM
6 @ .10 BTC

Not accepted, and I will therefore ignore lottobtc55's last unnecessary bid.

Auction ended, final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
5 0.07 sportsbet.io
1 0.07 lottobtc55
3 0.06 BetBTC
279  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 311 on: June 22, 2020, 10:14:24 PM
6 @ .10 BTC

Prepayment & more info will be required for this bid. It may be rejected.

Current status:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
6 0.10 traderwal **TENTATIVE
1 0.08 lottobtc55
5 0.07 sportsbet.io
3 0.06 BetBTC


The auction continues.
280  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Riots after Death of Man in Minneapolis Police Custody on: June 21, 2020, 04:25:35 PM
if the reason isn't systemic racism, than what is it?

Blacks are much poorer than whites, are less likely to have stable families, are less likely to have high-quality educations, etc. This is caused mostly by past slavery, long-time government oppression, and past racism. A freed slave had no property or education, so they couldn't afford to educate their children or give them much property. Furthermore, they were often basically forced into a pseudo-slavery system by the government. Then due to poor education and racist laws, the next several generations found it very difficult to accumulate much wealth and very easy to have any wealth they did accumulate taken from them. Government, courts, and society were constantly pushing them back in an ever-deeper hole. Even a couple of generations ago, after most of the racism written into law was gone, societal racism was a drag on these people.

However, now the direct racism is mostly gone. There are still a small number of racist people in powerful positions, but IMO it's a minor factor. If you reformed every single one of these people, I don't think you'd see much difference in society. The problem is that many black families were pushed into a very deep hole, and they just haven't had time to dig themselves out yet, even though society is no longer still dragging them back into the hole very much. Generations of oppression isn't going to be undone immediately, even when the oppression stops.

The justice system, business, etc. is biased against poor and uneducated people, which disproportionately affects certain minorities, but this is because these groups are disproportionately poor and uneducated, due for example to the previously-mentioned factors. Poor and uneducated whites are also treated poorly by the justice system.

Blaming the racial inequality on "structural racism" is counter-productive: First, modern racism is IMO not actually a huge part of what's causing this inequality, so you're aiming at the wrong target. Second, a lot of conservatives see this stuff as you calling them racist even when they're not, which prevents you from ever getting their support. Third, policies which are designed to help one race over another (such as racial affirmative action or diversity quotas) in order to balance inequalities are themselves racist and unfair, and a lot of people despise such policies. Instead of complaining about "structural racism", it'd be more effective to support programs that help poor and uneducated people across the board. Since minorities are disproportionately poor and uneducated, any such programs will disproportionately help minorities; it's like affirmative action, but without pissing people off.

Many of the mainstream-left proposals are also simply ineffective: Affirmative action and diversity initiatives help a few individuals, but have little effect on the group as a whole. Many types of welfare encourage dependence on the government and discourage work, just making things worse. Government education sucks in general, and throwing more money at it rarely helps. IMO the solution probably has to do with ensuring stable family lives and good education. Ending the drug war and helping people addicted to drugs would be a good idea. Helping people relocate from inner cities without any good jobs to lower-population-density areas with decent jobs would be a good idea. Ensuring that children are going to good schools, have good nutrition, and are not distracted by home issues would be a good idea. (I'd ideally advocate doing all this through non-profits, not government.)
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