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761  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 152 on: July 02, 2015, 09:59:55 PM
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762  Other / Meta / Re: Problem in Forum with com changing to org on: July 02, 2015, 08:19:21 PM
Most probably an intentional rewrite to prevent phishing attacks like linking to bitcointalk dot com.

Yes, it was a too-greedy rewrite rule. bitcoin.com recently cloned bitcoin.org but changed several important things (linking to different wallets, for example) -- basically a phishing site. It looks like they've improved this somewhat, so maybe the rule can be removed in the near future.
763  Other / Meta / Re: Is the proper abbreviation for the forum 'BTT' or 'BCT'? on: July 02, 2015, 05:22:13 AM
Ok, my recall was that it was sourceforge > bitcoin.org > bitcointalk.org.

You are correct. There was briefly a small forum on SourceForge, but it was deleted after this forum was created at bitcoin.org/smf. Then it was moved to forum.bitcoin.org, then bitcointalk.org. Satoshi never typed "bitcointalk.org" -- if that appears anywhere in his posts, that's due to an automatic substitution of new links for old ones. The name was invented by Jeff Garzik. Ending the names of forums in "talk" is somewhat traditional.
764  Other / Meta / Re: Is the proper abbreviation for the forum 'BTT' or 'BCT'? on: July 01, 2015, 12:32:41 AM
However, is not forum owner - aka theymos - task to say what bitcointalk.org abbreviation should be used?

You can use whatever you want...

I almost always call this site "the forum", "the Bitcoin Forum", or "bitcointalk.org" (spelled out completely). I very rarely call it just "BitcoinTalk," so any abbreviation of that name isn't natural to me. I don't see where people get BTT from, though.
765  Other / Meta / Re: Can't view posted images. on: June 25, 2015, 05:17:48 PM
Fixed, thanks.
766  Other / Meta / Re: Problem with loading the forum? on: June 25, 2015, 03:22:48 AM
The recent hour of downtime was due to a problem with the forum's anti-DDoS provider x4b.net. They've been consistently having minor problems since the start, and this extended outage really sucks, so I'm going to start shopping around for alternatives. Though apparently it's pretty rare for DDoS protection services to offer GRE tunnels at any even vaguely reasonable price.
767  Other / Meta / Re: [Request] Regarding the recent hack. on: June 24, 2015, 05:01:11 AM
I don't have that data on hand. I could tell you the IP you used a day before the hack, but I don't have the immediate-post-hack DB backup loaded anywhere.
768  Other / Meta / Re: should luke-jr be on Default Trust? on: June 22, 2015, 08:30:15 AM
This sort of conflict has happened before. IIRC it was decided in previous cases that if you receive negative ratings for no good reason, then it's OK (but perhaps sub-optimal/petty) to send retaliatory negative ratings until the first person removes their ratings.

It's not a good idea IMO, but Luke's "blacklist" is intended to stop only certain types of spam, not to blacklist any specific people/companies. The companies affected by this can easily bypass it by using Bitcoin properly. Even if Luke was trying to blacklist all gambling or whatever (which he's not), that still wouldn't be a good reason to give him negative feedback; it doesn't make him any more likely to scam someone.

Probably his BiPolarBob feedback should be reevaluated, though, especially after all this time.
769  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk BBCode New Feature - The Hobbit Header! on: June 20, 2015, 06:50:05 PM
@Theymos, what's the deal with the newlines?  I've never run into any issue, is it the old \r\n vs \n thing?

For example, this:

Code:
Here's a link:
http://google.com

Here's a list:
* a
* b

will evaluate to this in markdown because it requires extra newlines:
Quote
Here's a link:http://google.com

Here's a list:* a* b
770  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk BBCode New Feature - The Hobbit Header! on: June 20, 2015, 01:50:17 AM
BBCode is closest to HTML, so it makes the most sense when doing complex things like tables (or any sort of block element like [code], [center], etc.). I prefer markdown or wiki syntax when doing more simple things like emphasis, links, and lists, though. The biggest thing I hate about markdown is that it doesn't work well with newlines; oftentimes you need to separate things by extra newlines (or two spaces after the end of a line) for them to work properly, which is annoying.
771  Economy / Services / Re: BITBINGO.IO - The Highest Fixed Rate Campaign, bi-weekly pay on: June 19, 2015, 06:50:49 PM
The live character count isn't quite accurate. For example, each newline is actually two characters, but the live count counts it as only one character. So if you have "11 characters left" in 56 lines, then you're actually going to be at least 44 characters over the limit. Fitting things to the limit requires some trial and error. In this case, it might work to just remove the unnecessary newlines from your signature.

Your signature was cut off before, but you didn't notice this because the forum tried to fix your incomplete bbcode and was apparently mostly-successful. To prevent the bbcode parser from generating invalid HTML (which was causing trouble), this is no longer done in some cases. It's not going to be changed. You'll have to fix your signature.
772  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk BBCode New Feature - The Hobbit Header! on: June 19, 2015, 01:45:36 AM
OK, I "fixed" it. Your post will parse to an error message if your table code is seriously messed up like this. Don't freak out if a long post disappears due to this -- it'll all still be there when you go to edit it.

theymos, I know that the BBCode parser in FluxBB disallows invalid BBCode. Can't you check if there is an option for that in SMF (or if you can make one)? Might be something worth checking out.

That's not supported in SMF because:

Also, I doubt it's a bug, to parse a tree all you need is a stack.

SMF's bbcode parser is ad hoc, not using any standard parsing method. It doesn't create an AST, even conceptually. So it's incapable of properly detecting syntax errors.
773  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk BBCode New Feature - The Hobbit Header! on: June 18, 2015, 04:42:20 PM
Please don't actually do this. It looks terribly messy and exploits invalid HTML that will vary per browser. We will be deleting posts that do this in other threads and banning anyone who does it persistently.

Fixing it seems difficult. It seems like a bug pretty deep in how the bbcode parser works. If anyone knows how to fix it, let me know.
774  Other / Meta / Re: Nominate (insert name here) to the default trust list on: June 18, 2015, 04:03:49 AM
Everyone assumes everyone else on this forum is a guy. Hell, even my feedback to other people assumes they are other guys. Interesting how we do that... Imagine if I started leaving feedback using 'her' all the time--it just feels weird.


In English, "masculine" pronouns are actually gender-neutral. It is appropriate to use "he" when you don't know the person's gender.
775  Other / Meta / Re: Why move all threads regarding the fork to Altcoin Discussion? on: June 16, 2015, 05:37:26 AM
All of the moderators have orders from the administrators to move threads solely about Bitcoin XT to the alt currencies section. Threads involving both Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin XT are allowed to stay in Bitcoin discussion.

As I mentioned in that PM, this policy only applies to XT once it is actually modified such that it diverges from the Bitcoin network/currency, which is not yet the case. It's an awfully complicated issue, and this was sort of buried near the bottom of my three-page justification PM, so I don't blame you/anyone for missing it.

Huh? I didn't receive anything like that.

It was only sent to a few mods.
776  Other / Meta / Re: Why move all threads regarding the fork to Altcoin Discussion? on: June 16, 2015, 02:52:04 AM
Once XT hardforks, it will be an altcoin. I was thinking that it was supposed to hardfork today, so I didn't move the threads back when I saw them moved yesterday. I moved them back for now.
777  Other / Off-topic / Re: Happy Birthday, Theymos! on: June 15, 2015, 07:32:30 PM
I don't have any present or whatever, so I just created a short poem. it's my first so I hope it's not too bad.
here goes..

haha, thanks! Cheesy
778  Other / Meta / Re: Is these 'bitcointalk' sites real? Or all of them are scam sites? on: June 15, 2015, 07:10:09 PM
I recommend strongly against logging into those sites. Even if they're not intended to be phishing sites, you'd be giving your forum username and password to a third-party with worse security than bitcointalk.org, probably over an unencrypted connection.

It's fine if you want to create a mirror, but please:
- Change the page so that your mirror doesn't contain any login forms.
- Delist your mirror from search engines using robots.txt (except maybe the front page and mirror-specific pages). Google is really bad at determining the origin of content.
- Don't fetch pages from bitcointalk.org more frequently than once per second.
779  Other / Off-topic / Re: Happy Birthday, Theymos! on: June 15, 2015, 05:13:57 PM
Thanks!
780  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Hash algorithm that cannot be implemented in ASIC ? on: June 15, 2015, 02:09:54 AM
What about another solution which I haven't yet seen mentioned:

Every x blocks, you change algorithm.ASICs.

I wonder if the network could somehow take psuedorandom data from the block chain and then use this to create a random hash algorithm. It's hard to imagine how this would be done without using a fixed set of algorithm patterns, though. Maybe each node could use the pseudorandom data as input into identical evolutionary algorithms that end up producing one acceptable hash algorithm. (Can a computer prove that a random algorithm is secure enough for PoW?)
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