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41  Other / Meta / Re: spammers copy pasting directly from reddit on: April 25, 2014, 10:50:31 PM
Good catch! Banned.
42  Other / Meta / Re: May I know the criteria of being a Moderator ? on: April 23, 2014, 05:24:18 AM
I'd imagine some of the staff also have a place to put in their own input and recommendations on who should become a moderator.
Not really, except for local mods where he doesn't know the language. Like all things theymos, he acts on his own. So far, that's turned out okay, so I don't really see it as a bad thing.
43  Other / Meta / Re: Why was user MadCow banned? He did not organise any altcoin giveaway!! on: April 23, 2014, 05:14:40 AM
Yeah, that should have been grandfathered in and just locked. Seriously, it's hard to always keep track of when threads were made over on that board...
44  Other / Meta / Re: Sorry Phinnaeus Gage, you are banned from using this forum! Trolling on: April 21, 2014, 04:05:43 AM
If I were the mods I'd nuke his post history and give him a fresh account. If he wants to change his ways to something that isn't considered horrific spamming then he can do so.
Only people who were as bad as Atlas was and constantly evade bans get that kind of treatment.
45  Other / Meta / Re: May I know the criteria of being a Moderator ? on: April 21, 2014, 04:01:50 AM
Your success rate doesn't actually matter all that much. If you're above 60%, we'll teach you the rest once you become a mod. As long as you can maintain that, quantity of reports is much more important than quality. Specifically, we're looking for people who report things during time periods where the reports aren't immediately acted on, because that indicates a need for additional moderators for that time block. People who report things during those time are far more likely to be chosen, and you're more likely to report during those times if you report more in general.
46  Economy / Reputation / Maged's off-bitcointalk accounts on: April 21, 2014, 12:37:02 AM
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47  Other / Meta / Re: My account "ZIOMIK" hacked !!!!! on: April 17, 2014, 01:19:35 AM
This is now resolved, in case anyone was wondering. Theymos just has a bunch on his plate...

I hate to spam but I'm having a somewhat similar problem over here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=572442.0


should I just PM Theymos?
Check your spam folder, your password reset may have gone there.
48  Other / Meta / Re: So much spamming going on here...tighter posting regs/modding needed? on: April 16, 2014, 04:10:25 AM
Note: Moved from Press
49  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: I didn't pay capital gains tax on bitcoin sales to IRS today on: April 16, 2014, 03:54:55 AM
If you mean that they were always owed, then you're wrong.
No, I'm not. Had you actually talked with a tax professional prior to the IRS guidance (which, given the nature of this thread, you hadn't), you would have known that taxes were always owed on realized gains from bitcoin. Again, it was just unclear whether bitcoins were either currency or property.
50  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: I didn't pay capital gains tax on bitcoin sales to IRS today on: April 16, 2014, 03:27:55 AM
They likely only declared bitcoin taxable so they can get a cut of the silkroad auction.
Huh? It's always been taxable, we were just uncertain as to how. Now that uncertainty is gone.
51  Economy / Speculation / Re: URGENT: PBOC (CHINA) OFFICIALS Say "WALK AWAY FROM BITCOIN" on: April 15, 2014, 03:29:58 AM
Today PBOC Officials said the following to the Chinese people:

"Walk away from Bitcoin"
"Bitcoin exchanges are a Casino and will be classified as a Casino" (which means they will be banned)

PBOC has also refused to DENY their Bitcoin Ban, previously they always responded immediately. People here think communist country like China will recognize Bitcoin and pat you all on the back for being Liberty loving peasants Cheesy

The Ban is coming, the Price is falling

http://www.coindesk.com/chinese-central-bank-officials-discuss-bitcoin-new-rumors/

discuss price implications on the new development

The "new development" you are referring to is from March 31st. You should be ashamed of yourself and walk away from Bitcoin.
Uhh.. that's when this thread was posted...
52  Other / Meta / Re: A Mod was bored i guess. on: April 15, 2014, 01:39:49 AM
Insubstantial posts like your "lol" add zero value to the discussion, and are frequently deleted.
Ok fair enough.  I'll make sure my posts contain more than a 1 word reply.

Thanks for the response.

lol.  funny!

I posted that expecting it to be deleted.  This just shows mods are not robots - they each have their own views on what is and isn't acceptable.
In threads like this, we typically allow one "stick it to the man" post, since the post was made to make a very on-topic point.
53  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Help me with my taxes on: April 15, 2014, 01:11:23 AM
Another thought.  Most of these coins would have been mined in 2012.  The IRS just released guidance for the first time a month or so ago.  Am I really supposed to go back and report these mined coins? 
Yes. However, if they were mined back then, it might not be all that much income, so you shouldn't have a huge penalty.

And either way, what is my cost basis for these coins?  Ahhh!!!   Angry
Figure it out to the best of your ability. Guess if you have to. Then, claim those bitcoins as income at that point based on the btc-e exchange rate at the time (since that is the primary exchange you use). As far as how you declare them for capital gains/losses, however, you need to be able to prove that you owned those bitcoins at that specific point in time. So for that, the date bought would be the earliest that you can prove possession, but with the basis you got when you calculated how much income was generated.
54  Other / Meta / Re: My account "ZIOMIK" hacked !!!!! on: April 14, 2014, 11:18:57 PM
This is now resolved, in case anyone was wondering. Theymos just has a bunch on his plate...
55  Other / Meta / Re: Why I am turning my back on bitcointalk. It just doesnt work anymore. on: April 14, 2014, 11:05:01 PM
Ive been using this forum for 4 years or so now, with different accounts,  I used to spend several hours every day on here and early on actually read most posts, but its just become unusable to me, its impossible to keep up with the flood of posts, and 99% of them just arent worth reading. Whats worse is that its impossible to find the few posts that are worth reading.

(...)

Its really sad but these days I need to get my bitcoin updates from google news or reddit.

I know how you feel. I, too, first check reddit for Bitcoin news these days. Despite that, however, the discussion here is still an order of magnitude better than is it on Reddit. Somehow, we managed to avoid most of the issues related to groupthink that Reddit has in part because of how every post is considered equal in terms of value here. Hopefully, with new forum technology we can recapture that spirit.

I neither can nor will attempt to convince you to stay today, but please give Bitcointalk another chance once the new forum software is deployed.
56  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: A successful DOUBLE SPEND US$10000 against OKPAY this morning. on: April 09, 2014, 02:55:47 AM
It has been more than a year. I think this is the only instance of successful double spending of a 6-confirmation transaction. Have anything been done to address this problem?
Yes, the failures in the automated alert systems have been addressed, so services should be able to disable themselves when a long fork is detected:
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/2658
57  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Is the IRS ruling that bad really? on: April 03, 2014, 04:25:55 AM
WARNING: Not a lawyer, accountant or CPA. I've just done a lot of research on this.

And it turns out the every day user should only report on transactions over $600
Wondering how the initial burst of news articles missed that quite critical point?
They missed it because that is false. What I'm about to say is highly simplified because there are exceptions. You have it backwards: OTHER people have to report YOU to the IRS when THEY send you more than $600 (of anything) in a given tax year. YOU still have to report everything regardless.

I have no issue with paying tax and welcome the acknowledgement that the IRS has now given the asset class. I do have issues with some aspects of the IRS rules.

1)An individual is not allowed to deduct expenses incurred in crating the property. If they want you to pay on creation then a deduction of expenses should be allowed.
Where did you hear that? If you aren't mining as part of a business, then there are two ways you can deduct the expenses:
1) If your mining activities are at the level where the IRS classifies it as a business rather than a hobby, then you can deduct it as a self-employment expense.
2) If your mining activities are classified as a hobby, you can deduct the expenses up to the amount of mining income you've made by itemizing on your return.
58  Economy / Speculation / Re: point of maximum pain on: April 03, 2014, 03:34:00 AM
Plenty of oldtimers coming out of the woodwork for this thread.

I've been here riding the waves since 2011. The point of maximum pain is not here yet. But I predict it will be here soon. Best brace yourself for it now.

I completely agree. If I think about where I and others are emotionally, it reminds me a lot of the opposite of when we went up and hit $600. Based on the history of corrections in Bitcoin, I believe that means that in the next few days we will drop to around $200 and stabilize at just under $400 shortly thereafter.
59  Other / Meta / Re: Maged permabanned MPOE-PR because she swore shock on: April 02, 2014, 02:23:58 AM
2) MPOE-PR has an orange ignore button.
Labcoin got me a yellow one.
Again, none of those factors alone can result in a ban.

Yeah, nice work. Congratulations, you're a scammer.
You're very welcome. I live to please.

But seriously, I deleted about as many of the supporter's posts as I did of the detractor's.
60  Other / Meta / Re: Maged permabanned MPOE-PR because she swore shock on: April 02, 2014, 02:09:35 AM
Old members shouldn't get preferential treatment if they break the rules. No one would be complaining if a new member got banned for swearing at a moderator. Sometimes people need to be made an example of in order to keep others in check.

You don't get banned for swearing at a moderator. MPOE-PR was asked to stop spamming/trolling by Maged, and rather than stopping, she swore at him. The act of insulting Maged itself didn't get her banned, it was the warning, and then lack of acknowledgement of the warning that got the ban.
Oh, the warning was acknowledged, all right. She specifically quoted my warning in her "fuck you" reply. That reply was off-topic and was extremely likely to result in additional off-topic posts from other users. Had she posted that message in the correct location, she would have been fine. This is also why TAT wasn't banned: you can insult us and complain all you want in Meta, since doing so is often on-topic.

Beyond the reasons you mentioned for the ban, there are some more:
1) I've deleted many of MPOE-PR's posts in the past, throughout many threads.
2) MPOE-PR has an orange ignore button.

Alone, none of these things would result in a ban. You can only get banned if you put them all together.

And yet Inaba can slander and defame people up and down the forums for years and nothing is done? Funny.
Slandering and defaming people in a thread about a company of which you are an employee is often on-topic because it reveals the true character of the company. If we removed those posts, there would be a much better argument for claiming that we support scammers.
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