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August 13, 2012, 11:40:28 AM
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August 13, 2012, 02:26:33 PM
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3 hours 54 minutes and 4 posts left for activation.
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August 13, 2012, 05:35:26 PM
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3 hours 54 minutes and 4 posts left for activation.

I just need half an hour now =)
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August 13, 2012, 08:00:49 PM
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Thank you for setting up this great forum. The rules and setup make a lot of sense. I look forward to posting more. I just set up a security on GLBSE that will IPO on August 16th. I'll post more info soon.

Great forum I agree.
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August 13, 2012, 08:02:33 PM
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August 13, 2012, 08:14:43 PM
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Would be useful to have a way to PM without the newbie restriction. (Especially because ABCPool only allows contact via bitcointalk.)
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August 13, 2012, 08:30:10 PM
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It's in the OP.

Due to a mass of trolling, only established posters are able to post in non-newbie sections. You are considered "established" if you have spent 4 hours online and have made 5 posts.

If you have really good posts, you can post a request for preemptive whitelisting in the appropriate topic.

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- You must have made one post in order to send PMs.
- You need 10 posts to put a link in your signature.

Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted.

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August 13, 2012, 09:02:44 PM
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It's in the OP.

Due to a mass of trolling, only established posters are able to post in non-newbie sections. You are considered "established" if you have spent 4 hours online and have made 5 posts.

If you have really good posts, you can post a request for preemptive whitelisting in the appropriate topic.

Also:
- You must have made one post in order to send PMs.
- You need 10 posts to put a link in your signature.

Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted.

4 hours waiting online and 5 posts is not something difficult to achieve.
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August 13, 2012, 10:28:42 PM
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I would agree, but also, there are forums I cannot read as a newbie, that I have been sent from a moderator when I attempted to ask for help from the bitcoin community. Are there many that are locked?

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August 13, 2012, 10:33:40 PM
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I would agree, but also, there are forums I cannot read as a newbie, that I have been sent from a moderator when I attempted to ask for help from the bitcoin community. Are there many that are locked?

There are no forums that are unreadable by just newbies, nobody can read the trashcan except moderators/admins.

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August 13, 2012, 10:56:36 PM
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nobody can read the trashcan except moderators/admins.

Too bad, I bet it's more interesting than some posts Smiley

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August 13, 2012, 10:57:36 PM
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Reasonable thank you very much.
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August 14, 2012, 05:44:33 AM
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Hey guys, n00b here.

After "thinking" I was in the know with the scene by dealing with Bruce W, I got bent over and pounded by his scammy tactics this last week.  I thought joining a forum of the likes of this would keep me from making such stupid mistakes in the future.  I know the BTC area is still in the grey arena, and highly considered as rolling the dice.....I figure with enough info under my belt after some time here I'll be able to disambiguate the scams from the legit and learn more about this form or e-currency.

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August 14, 2012, 06:35:42 AM
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Who is this Bruce W and how does he still operate if he's such a scammer? Could you provide details?
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August 14, 2012, 07:50:30 AM
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Due to a mass of trolling, only established posters are able to post in non-newbie sections. You are considered "established" if you have spent 4 hours online and have made 5 posts.

If you have really good posts, you can post a request for preemptive whitelisting in the appropriate topic.

Also:
- You must have made one post in order to send PMs.
- You need 10 posts to put a link in your signature.

Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted.

Thanks for the head up!
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August 14, 2012, 08:31:21 AM
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4 hours waiting online and 5 posts is not something difficult to achieve.

It is something that somebody who has a life will not want to achieve. The filter is selecting for kids and people who have nothing better to do. It may also be selecting for spammers, because they have no problem to fulfill the requirement.

I perceive it as stupid and counterproductive. It is also unnecessary, as there are better ways to achieve the same thing.

But, tell you what, this posting will not achieve anything. The signs of the time are self-overestimation, righteousness, hunger for power (no matter how insignificant), and an incredible amount of stupidity. I did not mention greed, because it has no bearing here.
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August 14, 2012, 08:38:03 AM
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After "thinking" I was in the know with the scene by dealing with Bruce W, I got bent over and pounded by his scammy tactics this last week.  I thought joining a forum of the likes of this would keep me from making such stupid mistakes in the future.  I know the BTC area is still in the grey arena, and highly considered as rolling the dice.....I figure with enough info under my belt after some time here I'll be able to disambiguate the scams from the legit and learn more about this form or e-currency.

Very simple. Stay away from schemes that promise you interest rates given weekly or monthly, because they are always scams. Legitimate businesses quote their interest rates annually. And learn to calculate compound interest, if you missed that in school. Read up on exponential growth.

However, an annual interest quote is no guarantee for legitimacy. Bernie Madoff quoted properly, but still ran a Ponzi scheme of a size that boggles the mind, swindling people of a two-digit figure of billions of dollars (not millions, billions).

If somebody asks you to give him your money and promises an annual interest rate of 3,000%, you don't have to be very clever to smell the scam, particularly if the "business" does not tell you anything about how they want to gain that much profit. Still some newbies here fall for such schemes, mainly because they believe they can get rich quick by compounding their interest. Greed appears to switch off certain parts of the brain, particularly the math and the reality check part.
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August 14, 2012, 03:16:24 PM
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4 hours waiting online and 5 posts is not something difficult to achieve.

It is something that somebody who has a life will not want to achieve. The filter is selecting for kids and people who have nothing better to do. It may also be selecting for spammers, because they have no problem to fulfill the requirement.

I perceive it as stupid and counterproductive. It is also unnecessary, as there are better ways to achieve the same thing.

But, tell you what, this posting will not achieve anything. The signs of the time are self-overestimation, righteousness, hunger for power (no matter how insignificant), and an incredible amount of stupidity. I did not mention greed, because it has no bearing here.

I agree - took me a fair while to accumulate the 4 hours
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August 14, 2012, 04:25:11 PM
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Damn these restrictions!  The terrorists win when it's like this!

Seems like the old-fashioned way of asking the mods to delete and ban trolls is the better way to do it. Especially for a topic like Bitcoin where we expect there to constantly be new people interested.

And these requirements don't totally stop the trolls.  In a long-term way maybe it encourages them.  So it might not even be more work for the mods anyways. 

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August 14, 2012, 04:35:14 PM
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Also I can see how sorting out spam might be annoying when you're trying to be careful not to censor. Maybe allowing down-votes (and then the post gets hidden or something, unless you click to see it) is another idea.

And if you want to be really fancy, users who down-vote too often have their votes weighted less over time.

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