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June 07, 2013, 07:38:23 PM
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These boards are great.  Bitcoin attracts a fun cross section of people, from hardware geeks & coders to Silk Road dealers to day traders to guys with more money than you can shake a stick at.  From all around the world.  Pretty much anything Bitcoin-related can be had here.  But it's also a place where money changes hands, so there are rules.  If you're new here, which is a pretty safe bet since this is the noob jail, you might find some of these rules ... unusual Undecided  I've already wasted a bunch of your time, so i won't try for a graceful segway, and just rattle them off.  Here we go:
  • Sockpuppetry -- a single person with multiple accounts -- is not only common, but endorsed here.  
    On other boards, socks are at best annoying -- lonely basement dwellers choreographing conversations with their alts for friends, that sort of thing.  Once money is involved, it's worthwhile to remember the 5 guys trading & vouching for each other are... Well, you know.
  • Click on "members"  in the top menu, the one right between "my messages" & "logout."  That one.  Yeah.  On the users page, click on "position," this will list the users by their post count.  You'll see page after page of "brand new" users with 0 posts to their names, dating all the way to 2010.  I'll save you some time with this protip:  More than half of the registered users were created by bots & are lying dormant, waiting ... for your Bitcoinz Cheesy  Yep, they're a commodity, to be bought and sold.  A practice, as i found out, considered perfectly legitimate on this forum.  Don't believe me?  Ask the mods.
    Please understand that this is not a criticism of this site -- i don't know how i would enforce rules against selling user accounts.  Just some useful info for you, noob Cheesy
  • There's a board here called "Scam Accusations."  If you're going to do any trading, any at all, read that board.  Not just the first page, browse the back pages -- you'll learn more about Bitcoin ecosystem there than anywhere else.   A learning experience for the biggest, most jaded cynics.
  • Self-moderation -- fun on these boards.  If you don't know it exists (why should you?), you'll miss the telltale subscript band at the top of the thread.  It looks like this: (that's full size).  Worth knowing 'coz ... well, obvious.  The person who started the thread can delete everything he doesn't agree with/like.  

There's plenty more, but i've got 4 more posts to type Cheesy
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June 07, 2013, 08:37:13 PM
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 Cheesy Great post that certainly gets the wheels spinning. I've seen these sock-puppetry shenanigans elsewhere, but the stakes are much higher here...

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June 07, 2013, 08:47:12 PM
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good post
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June 07, 2013, 09:04:47 PM
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Thanks Grin
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June 07, 2013, 09:31:23 PM
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I'll save you some time with this protip:  More than half of the registered users were created by bots & are lying dormant, waiting ... for your Bitcoinz Cheesy  Yep, they're a commodity, to be bought and sold.


Why these have value when you can create new yourselves  Huh
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I'll save you some time with this protip:  More than half of the registered users were created by bots & are lying dormant, waiting ... for your Bitcoinz Cheesy  Yep, they're a commodity, to be bought and sold.


Why these have value when you can create new yourselves  Huh

The short answer is: captcha.  Anyone can write a script to automate registration, but solving a captha?  Even virgin accounts, with no posts, are valuable in bulk.  If the registration date is reasonably old? +1 clout.  

In these toobz, people judge each other on weird metrics -- acount age, # of posts.  BTW, there's an open thread soliciting accounts, so if your post count is high enough, your account is worth money to someone Cheesy
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June 07, 2013, 10:14:29 PM
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Interesting and useful information.  Thanks
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June 07, 2013, 10:46:55 PM
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Thanks for the info, brother-
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June 07, 2013, 10:53:31 PM
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man the heat is really a problem with these rigs...
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June 07, 2013, 10:59:21 PM
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Great post Crumbs Smiley

If this post was useful, interesting or entertaining, then you've misunderstood. 1N6rmaDiPf8ke3mx8217NykAMDZXkX713x
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June 07, 2013, 11:11:05 PM
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Thanks for the good posts
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June 07, 2013, 11:28:37 PM
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Cool thread

Nice post count Cheesy Cheesy
That's what, a bit less than 1 post/min? Cheesy  The limit to shoot for is ~ 5 posts/min, unless you post from tor / multiple IPs.  So theoretically, you can get 5x better.   Grin
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June 08, 2013, 01:19:48 AM
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Thanks for the interesting info!
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June 08, 2013, 01:45:06 AM
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Interesting and useful information
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thanks for letting us know you have no life
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