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July 05, 2011, 12:47:35 PM
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Hi,

I really don't get how everyone is putting a "liked my post? donate!" in their signature. I mean, come on, wtf? Now you expect me to pay you because you voluntarily decided to express an opinion and it wasn't total crap?

What's with the greed, dude...

Seriously, how much do people expect to make this way? A dollar a week? 1.20$?

I propose an unconditional, unlimited ban for everbody having a bitcoin address in their signature!

You do understand that donations are voluntary, don't you?

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July 05, 2011, 01:12:26 PM
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well the op is free to well.... never come back here again if he does not like the way its run..

 
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July 05, 2011, 04:47:17 PM
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So OP is one of those people who complain about every single piece of unimportant and unsignificant stuff... why do you read those signatures anyway?

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July 05, 2011, 05:00:03 PM
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Grief, you guys are being hard on the OP.

I also noted the oddness of asking for money in a different post.  I find it slightly unseemly.

Though it is a little much for the OP to suggest a rule to keep people from doing it.  Maybe that's what invited the strong reaction.
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July 05, 2011, 05:15:25 PM
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Feel free to donate any BTC to McLovin!

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July 05, 2011, 08:00:35 PM
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Of course I wasn't seriously proposing to put a rule in place. Also, I see why people providing an actual service would ask for donations.

I personally just don't think coming off all begging is worth the 22 Cents a month.
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July 05, 2011, 08:36:02 PM
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I don't see how this is a problem. Consider this-

I make a post saying, "I can't get my miner working, my motherboard is borked!"

Then someone with more experience than me comes along and solves the issue, without me having to go buy a new mobo.

Wouldn't I want to show appreciation? Certainly I won't ask for his paypal addy and send him some USD. But if I just got a payout from another miner of mine, and I have 2.05 in my wallet, I might send him that .05. No real skin off my back, but if the guy is running around helping other people, that .05 could add up.
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July 05, 2011, 08:42:47 PM
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Oh internets....

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July 05, 2011, 09:42:22 PM
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Wouldn't I want to show appreciation?

Here's a smart way to do so: you could say thanks!

If you hadn't just found the internet yesterday you wouldn't even think about asking for donations.
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July 05, 2011, 10:12:49 PM
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I agree, it's odd. But why? Because easy, direct, electronic, global, micro payments actually don't exist in a world without BitCoin or something similar. Fair enough, there is a bit of excess here.
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July 05, 2011, 10:49:14 PM
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Here's a smart way to do so: you could say thanks!
If you hadn't just found the internet yesterday you wouldn't even think about asking for donations.

Saying thanks just isn't good enough anymore. Thanks along with 0.5 BTC can really show your appreciation. This additional support for the people willing to help each other out can really drive quality up. Micro payments everywhere and in everything is the future.
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July 05, 2011, 11:20:33 PM
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Why so serious? Grin

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July 06, 2011, 01:53:19 AM
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I would donate a lot more to various YouTube uploaders if only they'd include an address in their comments.

Likewise with bitcoin-related articles on the web.

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July 06, 2011, 01:59:15 AM
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Hi,

I really don't get how everyone is putting a "liked my post? donate!" in their signature. I mean, come on, wtf? Now you expect me to pay you because you voluntarily decided to express an opinion and it wasn't total crap?

What's with the greed, dude...

Seriously, how much do people expect to make this way? A dollar a week? 1.20$?

I propose an unconditional, unlimited ban for everbody having a bitcoin address in their signature!

Why, it is annoying.

That's why I, rather arrogantly, just f'ing tell you to.
U DONATIN' YET?

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July 06, 2011, 02:05:12 AM
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Why, it is annoying.
That's why I, rather arrogantly, just f'ing tell you to.
U DONATIN' YET?

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July 06, 2011, 02:06:03 AM
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All of you, shut up and pay me!

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July 06, 2011, 02:09:02 AM
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All of you, shut up and pay me!



Hahaha, I think the grammar-nazi cat forgot his hyphenation of phrasal attributives.

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July 06, 2011, 04:22:16 AM
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July 06, 2011, 05:47:17 AM
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It doesn't bother me that people ask for money, but that they ask for a 'donation'. Are you a charity? If I give you money, can I claim it as a deduction on my taxes? Isn't 'gratuity' a more appropriate word?

Asking for a 'donation' suggests that you are in need and that you have to rely on the kindness of others. It suggests weakness and insincerity.

Asking for a 'gratuity' says, "I provided a valuable service. If you want to thank me with money, I will happily accept it." It suggests strength and confidence.

Maybe I'm splitting semantic hairs, but it really bothers me.
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July 06, 2011, 09:59:54 AM
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Asking for a 'donation' suggests that you are in need and that you have to rely on the kindness of others. It suggests weakness and insincerity.
The use of the word "donation" to mean a gift or contribution to a cause is common.

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