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1  Other / Meta / Re: Stats you would like to see? on: August 10, 2019, 08:24:59 PM
How about "average time between posts"?
The average will just be one number (based on the total number of posts since registration). A "burst post" graph could be interesting to show the distribution of time between posts. Say:
-number of posts within less than 2 minutes: x
-number of posts within 2-5 minutes: y
-5-10 minutes: z
-10-30 minutes: a
-30-120 minutes: b
-120-720 minutes: c

You catch my drift Smiley

Here is an example of what I could come up with:



It gets super complex really quick when talking about distribution. This is the best I can do as my knowledge in stats is limited. Hopefully I can figure something out that looks better but this is at least something to look at.

Edit: Added legend so it's a bit more readable.
2  Other / Meta / Re: Stats you would like to see? on: August 09, 2019, 11:56:01 PM
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I will not be doing merit related things as Loyce already has that covered. I am interested in only focusing on user related stats (excluding merit), so things I am able to derive from post history / profile page.

I never asked for anything merit related:

''I would be interested to see What Topics are most active for every Bitcointalk rank in separate.''

Thanks

Yes, however you did ask for something related to "board statistics" meaning that I would have to scrape thousands of profiles, which is not "user specific". Maybe in the future I will be able to collect stats like that, but right now it's not feasible. Unless there is a way to get around what I've just described I can't do it for right now.

check my posts out   should be

mining sha 256
marketplace
alt coins
meta

well after crashing a few times due to your ridiculous 30k posts:

3  Other / Meta / Re: Stats you would like to see? on: August 09, 2019, 10:15:54 PM
Since user stats have been disabled, it's good to see selective scraping.

An average of characters/post would be good. Same thing with posts/day. If we target users with typical spammer statistics, we can gather a list of them.
I've been reporting tons of spammers however a high number of the most egregious one-liner burst-posting spam megathread posters have slipped through my fingers.
How about "average time between posts"?

Yes, I already have the ability to do average char count. When you say posts/day, what timeframe would you like for that? I could do from when the account first posted but I'm assuming you would like a more recent value, maybe for the past month or the past week? I'm working on average time between posts right now, probably going to put the timeframe at about 1 week or so and then plot posts that are less than 30 minutes apart, etc.

I would be interested to see What Topics are most active for every Bitcointalk rank in separate.


Can you find what user has the most posts without receiving a single merit?  Don't count airdropped merits.

I will not be doing merit related things as Loyce already has that covered. I am interested in only focusing on user related stats (excluding merit), so things I am able to derive from post history / profile page.
4  Other / Meta / Stats you would like to see? on: August 09, 2019, 06:00:07 PM
Currently I'm messing around with Python in order to scrape data for analysis later on. I know there are already a lot of people who have scrapers that will do this, but I'm looking for a more unique approach. So far the main thing I've been focusing on is "user stats" AKA gathering information from all their posts and plotting it.

Here are some examples of some stats I am currently able to obtain (these are from my profile):



At this point I'm kind of stuck on what exactly to do next, and I'm sure a lot of you have some great ideas! Also, tell me your thoughts on the current stats, I'm always looking for ways to improve / different ways of displaying info.

5  Other / Meta / Re: AutoReply v1.0 on: August 06, 2019, 02:42:10 PM
That's what it told me to do, and indeed I did that.

Usually it is not recommended to do that.

Such problems can appear when mixing distribution manager (apt-get) and other tools to update software (in this case pip itself).

Did it say that there is a new version and you should update or that it is mandatory ?


Anyway, i would try to uninstall it and reinstall the package-manager version of pip, and then try it again without updating pip:
Code:
sudo python3 -m pip uninstall pip && sudo apt-get install python3-pip --reinstall

Using python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt should work afterwards.


By the way, which version of python3 and pip are you using?
Code:
python3 --version && pip3 --version

Do you have Python 3.6? I completely forgot it was only available for that specific version of Python
6  Other / Meta / Re: AutoReply v1.0 on: August 03, 2019, 09:08:47 PM
Code is safe, no backdoor or similar.
I check it

Thank you, Python is a fairly safe language to begin with, always good to be cautious though! The only security issue with this is the fact that your username and password are stored in plaintext, I plan to fix this soon by using console input to store encrypted versions of your original username, password, etc.

As you knew, I am not a fan of userscript, because I don't run any kind of business here, and simply would prefer to use given options/ features from forum. However, I have one suggestion for OP, that is: the userscript should allow users to set up their prefered timegaps between pumps, rather than a default (or only by now) with 24 hours per one bump (with delete of past bump, because it help users don't violate forum rules.).
This new option will help users to choose bumping their thread each three days or each 7 days.

Yea I will implement this in the next update, it's very simple to do. You could also do something similar by just changing the "interval" to a ridiculously high number, meaning the script would only check if a thread needed to be bumped every week, for example.
7  Other / Meta / Re: AutoReply v1.0 on: August 03, 2019, 01:02:18 PM
Can an expert confirm whether this code is safe? I am currently learning Python so my knowledge is not that efficient.

I've read how it works, it's simple and easy to understand, also re-pumping topics will reduce a lot of time.

I did not understand "interval"? I thought it would be, post "YOUR_BUMPING_MESSAGE" in "YOUR_TOPIC_NUMBER", at "TIME(MIN_HOUR)", Delete "BUMPING_MESSAGE" in "YOUR_TOPIC_NUMBER", at "TIME(MIN_HOUR)."

The interval is just the frequency of requests (or how often the program checks threads to see if it needs to auto reply). Usually I would suggest setting this number fairly high as it uses less resources. The timing is all automatic through post time stamps and your local time.
8  Other / Meta / Re: AutoReply v1.0 on: August 02, 2019, 07:59:10 PM
~

no, i mean, with opensource
- i can inspect code
- i can learn from code
- i can improve code


Yea I am the same way, I love just looking at others code. I find it so interesting, especially in Python where the structure is so flexible. I found this GitHub page the other day and I spent hours just looking at it. It opens my eyes to how many different ways there are to do things and I often try to implement new styles as a way to learn them. I'm glad that you are so happy about my barely working script lol.


For the thread:

Automatic deletions are now implemented! This is most likely extremely buggy, so I need your help! Over the next few days I will be testing this and improving the script. Eventually I plan to package it into an .exe so it's available to everyone. As for next ideas, I am thinking of also adding "scheduled posts".

9  Other / Meta / Re: AutoReply v1.0 on: August 01, 2019, 09:01:57 PM
Example:
Code:
reply.py --topic [topic_id] --file [file_path]

If so, I just have to copy paste a few things and it'll be done.
That would be great! I like command prompts Smiley
I don't need any checks to see if something has been posted 24 hours prior to this, and no posts need to be deleted. This is an example of a weekly post that I'd like to be posted by LoyceBot instead of me.


here you go, I didn't run this all the way through, but it should work. Note that you will need to edit the USERNAME, PASSWORD, and CAPTCHA_CODE variables at the top of the script.
10  Other / Meta / Re: AutoReply v1.0 on: August 01, 2019, 07:32:23 PM
Typo:
Code:
# interval in seconds (60 = 1 min, 600 = 100 min)
100 > 10

I checked the source, but (despite knowing nothing about Python) can't find where you delete old bumps. Without deleting them, this would break forum rules.



Two years ago, I had a python-bot that could post from a Linux command line (posts like these), but it stopped working (probably because of Cloudflare). I'd really like to have a posting bot again for my many data projects.
I'd love to have a command line tool that I can just feed a topicID and a text-file (including BBCode). Would this be possible to inplement? Many spammers spam this forum with bots, I'd like to use it for useful data.

Yea I will add the delete after 24 hours (although this process would be most likely interrupted by the user), maybe I'll have a file that schedules posts for deletion which is read on script start.

As for your request, honestly I like using argparse a lot better than a config file, but most users don't like messing with a command prompt. So what exactly is your request? You just want to be able to post to a topic from command line?

Example:
Code:
reply.py --topic [topic_id] --file [file_path]

If so, I just have to copy paste a few things and it'll be done.
11  Other / Meta / Re: AutoReply v1.0 on: August 01, 2019, 06:45:25 PM
Guess something like that is exactly what some Spamthreads are using and i am not a friend of it !
Why need a auto reply script ? To lazy for write or to look after threads and post you have written ?

This is not meant to be used for spam, and there are certainly many useful applications. Threads will only be bumped if they have not been replied to within 24 hours (following forum policy). Lots of us don't have the time to bump all our threads which is somewhat required to keep up with the rest of the forum.
12  Other / Meta / AutoReply v1.0 on: August 01, 2019, 06:29:40 PM
General:

You can view or download the script on GitHub. You must have Python 3 installed in order to use, however an executable version will be available soon. More info is available on GitHub, let me know what you guys think!

Process:

     1. Logs in using specified credentials
     2. Checks provided topic numbers, getting last post time
     3. Bumps topics that haven't been replied to in the last 24 hours
     4. Sleeps for specified interval before repeating

Features:

  • Uses pure Python Requests (Lightning Fast)
  • Simple setup via .ini file (No command prompts!)
  • Completely automatic (login => check thread => post reply)
  • Supports multiple threads and random message selection
  • More coming soon

Edit: Thanks so much for Full Member Cheesy
13  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: The Gambler's Fallacy (The key to unbiased gambling) on: July 31, 2019, 07:22:54 PM
Concise post. This is why many gamblers (specially new ones) go with Martingale strategy and lose it all.
when i was a newb on gambling before , i dont use strategies but later on  i have tried the martingale method  but im not dumb to loose all my balance . im only saying that not all uses martingale and not all that who use martingale are loosers  . wins or loose  itl all depend on your playstyle and not on the strategy/methods that you are using  .

You are right about martingale, it's a lose all or double situation at the core. But it doesn't depend on your play style / strategy, but on your short term "luck". By luck, I mean your "current session odds / expected odds". So if the "expected odds" are 50%, but you are winning 70% of the time, your "session odds" are 1.4:1.
14  Other / Meta / Re: List of Bitcointalk.org Userscripts/ Add-ons on: July 31, 2019, 07:15:20 PM
Hi Aero Blue,
Thanks for posting here. Honestly, I am not a fan of userscripts/ add-ons, so I will not try yours. But if others try and confirm that quality and usefulness is good, I will add your userscript to OP's list.

Of course, I was quoting you, but my post was addressed more to anyone viewing the thread. Just wanted to thank you for making this wonderful thread to compile these scripts Smiley

I am looking forward to making more scripts, just waiting for more suggestions in the "suggestions" thread.
15  Other / Meta / Re: List of Bitcointalk.org Userscripts/ Add-ons on: July 31, 2019, 04:30:57 PM
Anyone who has or find userscripts that have not been listed in OP, please leave links here.
If you have requests for new userscripts, please leave your request here: [BRAINSTORM] Any requests for custom extensions/user scripts for BitcoinTalk?, then see which scripts you can make for community.  Wink
Thank you.

I was bored yesterday so I made this script which automatically copies a selected BTC address to your clipboard. I accomplished it using regular expressions (so everything isn't automatically copied) and it even works with new bech32 addresses, etc.

Let me know if you try it Wink
16  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Need some creative ideas! on: July 30, 2019, 05:22:53 PM
I don't really like any of them. CryptoOptimist could be used for a trading blog, and I think that is probably the best. The others aren't really English phrases, and this could create some difficulties.

MaskedCrypto.com has just dropped, and maybe that could be used for privacy discussions. BlogDuCrypto.com has 99 back links, but I didn't check to see if they were any good.

I was asking for ideas on current domains, not suggestions for new ones. I think you are missing the point behind domain names, brand-ability being my top priority. The "trading blog" idea has already been suggested 3-4 times on this thread and using "english phrases" for a new domain are a terrible idea SEO wise, good luck getting your domain within the top 10k search results.

Quote from: Google's Domain Guidelines
17  Other / Meta / Re: The problem begins and ends with YOU. on: July 30, 2019, 03:53:57 AM
~snip~
I believe that in total, I was a part of 3 signature campaigns, and at first, I thought that it was so great to get paid for activities that I was already doing (posting that is), but after a while, the various hassles did not seem worth it to me, anymore...  I felt that sometimes, I was worrying too much about getting paid properly and sometimes some of the controversy around some signature campaigns or even having to spend some additional time to follow some of the changes in the campaign or restrictions that they might impose regarding posting. The ones that I was in did not tend to have too many quantity posting restrictions, but I have seen that some current signature campaigns have those, too.    But I think that the sum of the matter is that I just did not want anyone second-guessing the contents of appropriateness of any of my posts, and there does tend to be a bit of politics with any contractual relationship like that or even the impression that I might leave as if I am independent in my thinking or not.  

I am not opposed to other members getting involved in signature campaigns because it can be a kind of easy money if you are going to be posting anyhow, then it might just work better for some of the other members as compared with how my own feelings about my involvement evolved.

That's a very good point, I felt stressed even looking at the campaign requirements. Some of them are crazy, requiring a certain number of posts all above minimum character length + certain sections, etc. It seems like such a headache to me trying to keep track of all of that. I think for some people it's not really an issue but I don't like being forced to post in sections that I don't ever read, etc. I definitely agree with you that having a signature does bring more "scrutiny" to your posts and more people tend to question your content. It also seems like a lot of campaigns are somewhat "predatory" in their requirements and changes without proper notice + extremely convoluted guidelines which I definitely do not want to mess with. I've never been in a campaign so I can't really comment personally on the effects, but I've definitely seen a lot of the business. For me at least, I am hear because I enjoy learning and posting and I feel like being part of a campaign would make it feel like a "job" to me. I am here because I want to be, not because I need to meet a requirement. Sometimes I just like to take a break and it's nice not having any worries.

Just my thoughts, mainly wanted to highlight on some aspects I didn't outline before such as the "predatory behavior" signature campaigns have and the hassle they can become (making it feel like a job, etc.). There have been some more guidelines added for campaigns, but hopefully more will come to combat the new issues.
18  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Finally found an exchange that worked for me! on: July 30, 2019, 12:35:16 AM
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You are not allowed to access or use the services of Abra International if you are located, incorporated or otherwise established in, or a citizen or resident of: The United States of America, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Ukraine.

Source: https://www.abra.com/

Seems like the US residents should not be able to use their services though. How could OP use this service then? Did they update their policies or they failed to KYC their user properly and just allow everyone to register?



This is an email from Abra that I received on July 26, 2019 at 5:48:10 PM CDT which outlines the changes for US users:


Quote from: Abra <contact@abra.com>
Important changes to the Abra app for US users

Due to restrictive regulatory conditions in the United States, Abra will be migrating systems for compliance reasons which will impose changes for US Abra users, as follows:

  • Synthetic assets on Abra for US users will be migrated to a native hosted wallet solution starting July 30, 2019.  A synthetic asset on Abra is anything other than Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The migration will allow US users to continue managing and transacting with most of assets from the Abra app without interruption. However, US users need to take action for the migration by opening the app, otherwise, after August 29, 2019 their balances will be converted to BTC. Please be advised, some assets may be unavailable to use (exchange, send, and withdraw) for a few minutes while the migration takes place.
  • US users will no longer be eligible to hold QTUM, BTG, EOS, OMG, SNT after August 29, 2019. Unfortunately, with this migration we will no longer be able to support QTUM, BTG,  EOS, OMG, SNT crypto assets for US persons. US users holding positions in QTUM, OMG, or SNT will have to exchange or withdraw these investments from Abra by 11:59 PM EST on August 29, 2019. US users holding positions in EOS or BTG will have to exchange their investment by 11:59 PM EST on August 29, 2019. After that date, any remaining balances in these assets will be converted to bitcoin in the app.
  • New York residents will not be eligible to hold any synthetic assets on Abra after August 29, 2019. A synthetic asset on Abra is anything other than Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).  New York residents will need to exchange or withdraw  any synthetic holdings by 11:59 PM EST on August 29, 2019. After that date, any remaining balances in those assets will convert to Bitcoin in the app.
   
    
Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are not affected by these changes.

For more details on these changes, please reference our announcement and FAQs.

Team Abra



Edit:

Found the post on their website which has more details on the changes: link


(Probably easier to read than my shitty formatting)
19  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: cheapest place to buy crypto for fiat without kyc? on: July 30, 2019, 12:20:00 AM
Hi Guys,

My first coins I bought at localethereum.com.
The better offers there have a spread of around 3% to the price at coinmarketcap, plus the 0.75% fee that the platform charges for buyers.

But are there places with better rates and also without kyc?
Also the escrow system on that platform is really nice.

I have been using localbitcoins.com to buy bitcoins from fiat but never heard of localethereum.com. Do they offer same level of escrow as localbitcoins ?

For localbitcoins, you have to verify your identity to be able to put buying selling offers.


I'm pretty sure that there are different levels of "verification" that you need to complete in order to deal with others. For buying I think it depends on the buyer as they set the level of verification needed to deal). If you aren't dealing with potentially fraudulent payment methods, then you should be able to find someone. Paxful is another option which has more flexibility and little to no KYC (they have the same escrow system). I don't know why Paxful isn't mentioned as I find it a lot better than localbitcoins: no KYC, better rates, better selection. I use these sites pretty often, so let me know if you have any other questions.
20  Economy / Services / Re: Windice.io Signature Campaign(1 open slot) on: July 30, 2019, 12:12:41 AM
If we have already applied that means you don't want us in the campaign right? Is this temporary or forever?
Great question. The answer depends on you. Will users keep applying with account ts that have had less than 10 posts in the last 2 months? Will users keep applying who have crap quality? Will users keep applying who earn 0 merits?

Change your habits or it will be forever.

Gotta love the arrogance all over this forum - from all sides, haha, no matter if "normal" users or "campaign managers"... no offense mate!

I hate posting in this section but I feel that it's necessary. You will probably get bashed for saying this (I support you), but this is a great example of the deep rooted issue automatic arrogance.

Hell, this situation is a picturesque example of what I outline in my old thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5134565

This is the reason I will never have a paid signature, it promotes toxicity and nothing good comes from it.

After leaving everything alone for a while, I feel it's time to bring up these issues again as a reminder to everyone.

(This is completely on topic, everything I talk about here relates to signature campaigns and the overall tone of this thread)
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