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January 31, 2018, 01:21:05 PM
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And yes, 31 merit for a post 8 years old.

Better make that 32 as I just gave it one. I'm actually disappointed it hasn't got more. People need to understand that the early adopters that actually started exchanging Bitcoin for goods and services are the ones that made a reality out of Satoshis dream. Bitcoin would literally have had no value if it wasn't for them using it as a currency. The more people that question why that thread is attracting merits and are smart enough to understand the explanation the better.

Edit: at least 38 now. I think people following this thread might have also seen your post and decided it needed to be highlighted more.

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January 31, 2018, 01:23:03 PM
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I like that post on many levels.

It has just helped me launch my new career.
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January 31, 2018, 01:25:24 PM
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Today was supposed to be HIRO! But apparently not fate with this meirite!

This post exemplifies one reason why we need the merit system.

+0.  Write better posts if you want to rank up.

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January 31, 2018, 01:34:25 PM
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Quin, my service works so well, I even managed to get you 2 more merits.

Seriously though, given that there is dollar value in ranking up, this system WILL be gamed by people 'selling' their merits, shilling with fake accounts, gathering circular groups to self merit, etc.

I understand the reason behind it (Reddit Karma), but it will need heavy policing.

Last post, Got to go to work......


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January 31, 2018, 01:40:04 PM
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I think people following this thread might have also seen your post and decided it needed to be highlighted more.

Attention, everybody following this thread:

Prior to my giving merit for Laszlo’s famous pizza post, the oldest post to which I’d assigned merit was this 2014 explanation by gmaxwell on the problems with DHTs which once upon a time much educated me.

I had been intending at some point to comb through my bookmarks to many such excellent posts from the past—the quality of posts I wish I could now experience.  The archive of this forum contains a hidden library of invaluable information—a record of dialogues involving the brilliant minds who took Satoshi’s client and shaped it into the global financial networking bedrock which today holds value equivalent to hundreds of billions of dollars.  Reading those posts teaches both Bitcoin history and Bitcoin technology.  We can bring all that to the surface, and perhaps even slowly revive the forum to those glory days!

If we desire to highlight good posts from the past, could we please also start giving merit to the deep technical discussions by Core developers?

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January 31, 2018, 01:41:55 PM
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Quin, my service works so well, I even managed to get you 2 more merits.

Seriously though, given that there is dollar value in ranking up, this system WILL be gamed by people 'selling' their merits, shilling with fake accounts, gathering circular groups to self merit, etc.

I understand the reason behind it (Reddit Karma), but it will need heavy policing.

Last post, Got to go to work......

People will try to game any system invented. This one will be quite hard to game after all the airdrop sMerit is used up. Anyway, it's a big improvement on the previous system of spamming your way to Legendary status.

I really don't care about ranking up or even the small bit of BTC I make from my signature. I got involved and bought my HODL stash in 2012 & 13. The only benefit to me of getting those 2 more merits is I now have another sMerit to give to a post I like.

Enjoy your day at work.

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January 31, 2018, 01:42:54 PM
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Hmm..

Laszlo, with a dead account is now up to 38 merit.

I am now announcing my services as a BMG (Bicointalk Merit Generator), for a fee, I will will advise on how to increase your merit score.



lol Let me be your first advisee Smiley
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January 31, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
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every day more and more people comes to blockchain ecosystem
This phrase-a-rooni is a hallmark of fine shitposting.  A staple, if you will.  I don't know what it is, but you can pick out the people who are on bitcointalk solely to choke the bitcoin chicken by looking for variations of the above words.  Damn straight it's a garbled mess by someone who knows just enough English to be fucking annoying.  Sorry, bud.

That whole post is a great example of how a gigantic brick wall of text is not equivalent to a well-thought out and written post.  Quantity isn't necessarily equal to quality, in other words, and it's a concept that seems to elude most of Asia and eastern Europe.
You are speaking nonsense mumbo jumbo.
Mmmm-hmmmm.
Thanks a lot for the explanation, man. Despiste
Explanatacations are of no cost here, keep them comming sir.
Yes, English is not my native language, but it doesn't give you any right to judge me or call my my posts shit.
And if you do this, then I can assume that you have a shit in your head, many shit, and you want to through out it to another people, but we don't need your shit. Just eat it by yourself.
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January 31, 2018, 02:58:18 PM
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Yes, English is not my native language, but it doesn't give you any right to judge me or call my my posts shit.
And if you do this, then I can assume that you have a shit in your head, many shit, and you want to through out it to another people, but we don't need your shit. Just eat it by yourself.

Another exemplary object lesson on why we don’t need the merits system:  Posts like this are excellent!

No, wait—sorry, I got that backwards.  Posts like this are garbage.  This is exactly why we needs the merits system.

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January 31, 2018, 03:24:23 PM
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Today was supposed to be HIRO! But apparently not fate with this meirite!

Yeah, new system really screwed you man; i'd be pissed if i was that close.. you're taking better than i would be lol

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January 31, 2018, 03:35:13 PM
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Really glad this was implemented. So much spam these days. Asian users are creating several 100 users each. Big farms just to level up users here. That will stop now.
THANK YOU whoever made this happen
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January 31, 2018, 04:03:52 PM
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Do not beg for merit excessively.

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s/excessively/at all—ever/

The merit system is a promising idea.  But it will only work if we develop a strong cultural expectation that merit will only be awarded for meritorious posts.  Requests for merit must be declared extreme rudeness, a forum faux pas.  Such a thing is fit only for social opprobrium, derision, sneers, and shunning.

In most cultures, fishing for compliments is viewed as something between boorish and unthinkable.  Asking for merit is worse, because it may accrue monetary value due to signature campaigns.  It is like begging a professor for a top grade, instead of doing work worthy of earning a top grade.

By contrast, those who have something worthwhile to say will take pride in earning merit the normal way:  By making posts which others find valuable.  Whereas those who have nothing worthwhile to say, as such have nothing to add to the forum.

For my part:  Nobody who ever asks me for merit will ever get any from me—period.


P.S., all the whiners complaining about the merit system ipso facto thus demonstrate that they are incapable of writing meritorious posts, and therefore worthless to the forum.  Make good posts, and people will notice.  Or shut up.


Edit:  Added the paragraph about people taking pride in earning merit the normal way.

+1 sM because I love your command of the English language. I even learnt something.

PS: Due to all the excitement, I'm not sure if that's the first time I doled sM due to actually liking the post's content where most, if not all, of previous sM allocations were gifted for humor et al. purposes.

Aside: There are no asides.

Edit: Reserved for edits.

Calvo turpuis est nihil comato: Practicing my Latin while eating my Reuben in case I ever meetup with CBH again.

Testing my Latin: Cogito, ergo sum dignum merito.

Well that worked out swell. I receive +1 sM from a user on record in stating that none would be doled out to beggars which is exactly what I did, albeit in Latin [and tongue in cheek] with "Cogito, ergo sum dignum merito." Next stop: Klingon.  Grin Grin Grin

Thanks kindly, nullius.

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January 31, 2018, 04:24:34 PM
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Do not beg for merit excessively.

Code:
s/excessively/at all—ever/

The merit system is a promising idea.  But it will only work if we develop a strong cultural expectation that merit will only be awarded for meritorious posts.  Requests for merit must be declared extreme rudeness, a forum faux pas.  Such a thing is fit only for social opprobrium, derision, sneers, and shunning.

In most cultures, fishing for compliments is viewed as something between boorish and unthinkable.  Asking for merit is worse, because it may accrue monetary value due to signature campaigns.  It is like begging a professor for a top grade, instead of doing work worthy of earning a top grade.

By contrast, those who have something worthwhile to say will take pride in earning merit the normal way:  By making posts which others find valuable.  Whereas those who have nothing worthwhile to say, as such have nothing to add to the forum.

For my part:  Nobody who ever asks me for merit will ever get any from me—period.


P.S., all the whiners complaining about the merit system ipso facto thus demonstrate that they are incapable of writing meritorious posts, and therefore worthless to the forum.  Make good posts, and people will notice.  Or shut up.


Edit:  Added the paragraph about people taking pride in earning merit the normal way.

+1 sM because I love your command of the English language. I even learnt something.

PS: Due to all the excitement, I'm not sure if that's the first time I doled sM due to actually liking the post's content where most, if not all, of previous sM allocations were gifted for humor et al. purposes.

Aside: There are no asides.

Edit: Reserved for edits.

Calvo turpuis est nihil comato: Practicing my Latin while eating my Reuben in case I ever meetup with CBH again.

Testing my Latin: Cogito, ergo sum dignum merito.

Well that worked out swell. I receive +1 sM from a user on record in stating that none would be doled out to beggars which is exactly what I did, albeit in Latin [and tongue in cheek] with "Cogito, ergo sum dignum merito." Next stop: Klingon.  Grin Grin Grin

Thanks kindly, nullius.

CBH just gave you merit. Unfortunately, his merit is invisible so it won’t do a damn thing for you.

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January 31, 2018, 04:38:18 PM
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Today was supposed to be HIRO! But apparently not fate with this meirite!
I was supposed to be LUGENDARY 6 months ago! But apparently not fate with this activite!

Another exemplary object lesson on why we don’t need the merits system: Posts like this are excellent!
No, wait—sorry, I got that backwards. Posts like this are garbage. This is exactly why we needs the merits system.
I like your humor. Not enough to give merit for that, but enough to point it out.
That made me chuckle, thanks for that.

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January 31, 2018, 04:58:51 PM
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Today was supposed to be HIRO! But apparently not fate with this meirite!
I was supposed to be LUGENDARY 6 months ago! But apparently not fate with this activite!

Another exemplary object lesson on why we don’t need the merits system: Posts like this are excellent!
No, wait—sorry, I got that backwards. Posts like this are garbage. This is exactly why we needs the merits system.
I like your humor. Not enough to give merit for that, but enough to point it out.
That made me chuckle, thanks for that.

You are like a friend of mine. His hands are always glued to his pockets when we go out for a beer.  Cheesy
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All right, looks like it is a good time for a small experiment. Recently I have found that I can still access my old account, created some time ago and never used. I have a habit to read, not post. But now it may be amusing to watch the merit progress of this "new" account, so I have decided to revive it.
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January 31, 2018, 05:24:31 PM
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Do not beg for merit excessively.

Code:
s/excessively/at all—ever/

The merit system is a promising idea.  But it will only work if we develop a strong cultural expectation that merit will only be awarded for meritorious posts.  Requests for merit must be declared extreme rudeness, a forum faux pas.  Such a thing is fit only for social opprobrium, derision, sneers, and shunning.

In most cultures, fishing for compliments is viewed as something between boorish and unthinkable.  Asking for merit is worse, because it may accrue monetary value due to signature campaigns.  It is like begging a professor for a top grade, instead of doing work worthy of earning a top grade.

By contrast, those who have something worthwhile to say will take pride in earning merit the normal way:  By making posts which others find valuable.  Whereas those who have nothing worthwhile to say, as such have nothing to add to the forum.

For my part:  Nobody who ever asks me for merit will ever get any from me—period.


P.S., all the whiners complaining about the merit system ipso facto thus demonstrate that they are incapable of writing meritorious posts, and therefore worthless to the forum.  Make good posts, and people will notice.  Or shut up.


Edit:  Added the paragraph about people taking pride in earning merit the normal way.

+1 sM because I love your command of the English language. I even learnt something.

PS: Due to all the excitement, I'm not sure if that's the first time I doled sM due to actually liking the post's content where most, if not all, of previous sM allocations were gifted for humor et al. purposes.

Aside: There are no asides.

Edit: Reserved for edits.

Calvo turpuis est nihil comato: Practicing my Latin while eating my Reuben in case I ever meetup with CBH again.

Testing my Latin: Cogito, ergo sum dignum merito.

Well that worked out swell. I receive +1 sM from a user on record in stating that none would be doled out to beggars which is exactly what I did, albeit in Latin [and tongue in cheek] with "Cogito, ergo sum dignum merito." Next stop: Klingon.  Grin Grin Grin

Thanks kindly, nullius.

CBH just gave you merit. Unfortunately, his merit is invisible so it won’t do a damn thing for you.

Leave it to CBH to introduce the cloaked sM, cleverly dubbed csM (unless you prefer isM; i = invisible ... wait, ISM isn't that bad). Now that we all of 21M csM-cum-isM-cum-ISM, please use them wisely including when gifting them to your other accounts which is allowed.

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January 31, 2018, 05:39:36 PM
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I did not think it fair to change who changed the ranking just in the week of implementation of this new system. The merit should be proportional to the number of user activity, for example I have activity to be a full member (126) but I was awarded 10 merits , and a user with 60 activity earned the same number of merits (10) as me. This is not fair, it needs to be reviewed
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January 31, 2018, 05:45:42 PM
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Today was supposed to be HIRO! But apparently not fate with this meirite!

With so many spelling mistakes, I think you will be stuck at current level forever.

Really glad this was implemented. So much spam these days. Asian users are creating several 100 users each. Big farms just to level up users here. That will stop now.
THANK YOU whoever made this happen

There is no need to point fingers towards a particular community without sufficient proofs. There are good and bad people everywhere. For instance, some of the users in a particular local board (not Asian) were found to be exchanging merits recently.

I did not think it fair to change who changed the ranking just in the week of implementation of this new system. The merit should be proportional to the number of user activity, for example I have activity to be a full member (126) but I was awarded 10 merits , and a user with 60 activity earned the same number of merits (10) as me. This is not fair, it needs to be reviewed

A lot of members demanded this but we have not seen any change. So it will be like this only and we have to move on.
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January 31, 2018, 07:44:29 PM
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And I was wondering why I was not leveling up. Hopefully this feature will up the quality of posts. It is sad to see so many Bounty/Shit-Poster at the board... Mostly automated.  Roll Eyes

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