Bitcoin Forum
January 25, 2022, 11:34:06 AM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 22.0 [Torrent]
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: « 1 ... 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 [246] 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 ... 320 »
  Print  
Author Topic: Merit & new rank requirements  (Read 157800 times)
cabalism13
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1330
Merit: 1160


🤩Finally Married🤩


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 04:49:41 PM
 #4901

I hope there will be some "contest" here where the prizes are merits hehe. I dont know where i can get merit now hehe

You can possibly join the author of this thread right now.

And also contests as of now isnt advisable, for the solely reason that it's not really an appropriate thing to award Merits.

BTCitcointalk
.    ██████████████████████████████████
                                                                 ██
                                                               ███   ██
                                                      ██      ███  ███
                                                     ███     ██  ███  ██
    ▄▄████▄▄    █▌                                         ███  ██  ██
  ██▀       ▀▀  █▌                                   ▀▀   ██▌███  ███ ██
▄█              █▌  ▄▄▄▄        ▄▄▄▄▄  ▄▄   ▄   ▄▄▄█▄████████ ████   
█▌              ███▀.   ██    ██     ▀███   ███▀
   ████████████████      ▐█
█               ██       █   ██        ██   ██
     █████████▌██████       ▐█
█▌              █▌       █▌  █         ██   ██
      ██████████▀   █       ▐█
 █▄             █▌       █▌
█████████████████████████████████▌     █       ██
  ▀██▄     ▄██  ██
████████▌██████████████████████████████████     ██▄   ▄███
     ▀████▀▀████████████████████▀▀▀▀▀██████               ██▄▀▀██    ▀▀▀  ██
   ███▀▀▄▄▄█████████████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀                           ██████▄     ██
 ███▄▄██████████▀                                                 ▀█████▀▀
                                                                        ███
.

█████████████████████████████
Program

❤️
Give Hope To Everyone
━━━━━━━» $1 Is A Big Thing For Them

❤️
.
1643110446
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643110446

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1643110446
Reply with quote  #2

1643110446
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1643110446
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643110446

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1643110446
Reply with quote  #2

1643110446
Report to moderator
Silent26
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 602
Merit: 324


Politeness: 1227: - 0 / +1


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 04:52:30 PM
 #4902

I hope there will be some "contest" here where the prizes are merits hehe. I dont know where i can get merit now hehe
Even though we made contest for Jr. Members like you in order for you to receive Merits, I don't think you will receive even a single one if you will continue posting spam posts. . I'm wondering why you still don't know why you can't receive any Merits while by looking at your posts history will obviously give you the answer to those "Why?" questions.
With those 42 posts you have not even one posts catches my interest. You should improve posting.

404 Not Found
cryptofarid10
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 532
Merit: 15

Trader


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 05:01:15 PM
 #4903

I hope there will be some "contest" here where the prizes are merits hehe. I dont know where i can get merit now hehe
Merit is not something that you just want to get. If you want to get the merit, then you must have knowledge in your heart, then you will get Merit and there is no other way. You do not buy Merit. Or do not ask anyone.If this does, then your account may be banned later.

MEXC Português  |  Trade Anywhere with the MEXC App
█▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄      MEXC.com      ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█
athanz88
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 476
Merit: 359


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 05:51:46 PM
 #4904

I hope there will be some "contest" here where the prizes are merits hehe. I dont know where i can get merit now hehe

There are some contest run by higher ranked members here but i dont have the links of it so you must find it by your own, and maybe try to use the search feature in this forum. The most important things is not to rely solely from the contest tho, if you do not know where to find merit then start correcting something starts from yourself, maybe like learning things about cryptocurrency or improving your english. Both is a great combination to starts to get more merit. You can learn from other members who got a lot of merits by looking at the most meritted members in the list here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=merit;stats=topusersat
tk808
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1442
Merit: 1115


Invest in your knowledge


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 06:07:24 PM
Last edit: August 21, 2018, 06:35:11 PM by tk808
 #4905

Merit is a failed system, for a Hero member (500 merit) to become a Legendary member (1000 merit), we need to acquire the equivalent of one top-10 merited users ever on BTT. It's impossible for those who have no recognition among the top 50-100 elite on Bitcointalk. The only way to acquire this sum is to do it in a non-legitimate and unintended manner. As time passes, the entire system will come to a halt, due to the unreasonable replenishment rates and the lack of user-understanding of how the system functions.  

If the intention was not to immortalize and make the Legendary rank unobtainable, you're better off reviewing Hero accounts that want to become legendary (like myself).  
 



There is only one way for any ordinary person to get legendary (via VIP) legitimately: Buy your rank from BTT by donating 10 BTC.

 



Sova_tmb
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 378
Merit: 2


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 06:32:40 PM
 #4906

Merit is a failed system, for a Hero member (500 merit) to become a legendary member (1000 merit), we need to acquire the equivalent of one top-10 merited users ever on BTT. It's impossible for those who have no recognition among the top 50-100 elite on Bitcointalk. The only way to acquire this sum is to do it in a non-legitimate and unintended manner. As time passes, the entire system will come to a halt, due to the unreasonable replenishment rates and the lack of understanding of how the system functions. 

Unless, the overall intention was to immortalize and make the legendary rank unobtainable, you're better off reviewing Hero accounts that want to become legendary (like myself).  
 





Bro you have a very high rand , many people don't know how became a member and long time to sit jr.member , im too junior but i'm support a merit system because this lessen number of create a new face account and people truly need to work for recived merit , only spam don't help they
cabalism13
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1330
Merit: 1160


🤩Finally Married🤩


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 06:41:51 PM
 #4907

-snip
1. It is not that impossible , as you can see many of the members are still earning Merits
2. As long as you're doing a great job you'll get some fame in no time.
3. Although Merit has broke many lives, it wasn't still a failed system.
4. Doesn't agree to non-legitimate/unintended manner, it will only lead to the accounts to have Red Trust.
5. The system will surely come at halt for the reason another Forum is being made by the developers.
6. Just do what you think is necessary
 ( Don't expect way too much to rank up in a short period of time - I think it really doesn't matter if it will take years just to reach the Legendary Rank)

BTCitcointalk
.    ██████████████████████████████████
                                                                 ██
                                                               ███   ██
                                                      ██      ███  ███
                                                     ███     ██  ███  ██
    ▄▄████▄▄    █▌                                         ███  ██  ██
  ██▀       ▀▀  █▌                                   ▀▀   ██▌███  ███ ██
▄█              █▌  ▄▄▄▄        ▄▄▄▄▄  ▄▄   ▄   ▄▄▄█▄████████ ████   
█▌              ███▀.   ██    ██     ▀███   ███▀
   ████████████████      ▐█
█               ██       █   ██        ██   ██
     █████████▌██████       ▐█
█▌              █▌       █▌  █         ██   ██
      ██████████▀   █       ▐█
 █▄             █▌       █▌
█████████████████████████████████▌     █       ██
  ▀██▄     ▄██  ██
████████▌██████████████████████████████████     ██▄   ▄███
     ▀████▀▀████████████████████▀▀▀▀▀██████               ██▄▀▀██    ▀▀▀  ██
   ███▀▀▄▄▄█████████████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀                           ██████▄     ██
 ███▄▄██████████▀                                                 ▀█████▀▀
                                                                        ███
.

█████████████████████████████
Program

❤️
Give Hope To Everyone
━━━━━━━» $1 Is A Big Thing For Them

❤️
.
TryNinja
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1988
Merit: 3744


Merit & Notifications bot: @BTTSuperNotifier_bot


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 06:43:34 PM
Merited by LoyceV (1)
 #4908

~
Maybe you should only rank up if you deserve? Have you thought about this?

If you haven't noticed, you still need from 775 to 1030 activity to rank up to Legendary. This means that if you create your account right now, you still need to wait almost 3 years (while being active) to rank up. Are you saying that you can't get 1000 merits in 3 years? It's been only 7 months since the merit system was created and there are already tons of users with 200+ merits (a median rate of ~1 merit per day), and 18 users with +500 merits (~2.4 merits per day).

Please, stop crying about merit and start doing something useful. The only "elite" that BitcoinTalk has is the group of users who actually care about the forum and try to contribute with something instead of joining shitbounties, spamming about ICO/shitcoins or crying about merit.

tk808
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1442
Merit: 1115


Invest in your knowledge


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 07:14:42 PM
Last edit: August 21, 2018, 07:32:12 PM by tk808
Merited by LoyceV (3), qwk (2)
 #4909

Quote
Maybe you should only rank up if you deserve? Have you thought about this?

If you haven't noticed, you still need from 775 to 1030 activity to rank up to Legendary. This means that if you create your account right now, you still need to wait almost 3 years (while being active) to rank up. Are you saying that you can't get 1000 merits in 3 years? It's been only 7 months since the merit system was created and there are already tons of users with 200+ merits (a median rate of ~1 merit per day), and 18 users with +500 merits (~2.4 merits per day).

Please, stop crying about merit and start doing something useful. The only "elite" that BitcoinTalk has is the group of users who actually care about the forum and try to contribute with something instead of joining shitbounties, spamming about ICO/shitcoins or crying about merit.

You didn't read my post carefully enough, and no one deserves anything in this world, it's only a matter of circumstance and opportunity.

 
I noticed that, and already knew that. But, i'm on the fringe of the old systems requirements. Yes, and that was a fair time-gate. No, i can't do 1000 merit in 3 years, and very few can. There are specific boards and threads were people are more likely to merit. By merely posting where you want to post on these forums, you're hurting your chances to acquire merit. Am i going to go out of my way to collect merit from the sources that give it? Fuck no. I'm not here to farm kudo points from other users, as many of you do who defend the system. This isn't a video-game, this is forum.

So lets break this down in elementary terms; the majority of the highest ranked BTT members dwell only in BTC sections, so therefore more likely to merit in those locations to where they are biased and most recognized within. Again, why should anyone feel the need to milk the tits of these members, again for kudos? Worthless system.

"Tons of users" is subjective. How many tons out of how many total users? The amount of merit given on a daily basis will be drastically decreased years from now, due to the replenishment rates. While you have some justification here, you need to >farm< this out in specific forum boards, is that really constructive to the system if you're going for the carrot on the string? Not really, it actually diminishes the principals behind this entire forum, freedom. The new system is a hierarchy, a structure based on bullshit to filter all the new scammy accounts.


Not sure where these unfounded and ignorant sentences are coming from, you clearly have not done any research into my profile, and failed to understand my previous post. You refute and defend the system all you want, it doesn't make your contributions to BTT any more significant than mine. And from your profile posts, it's pretty evident your contributions amount to nothing, just basic support and the occasional constructive posts that are far and few. I'm confused why you have so much merit for those elementary school posts? maybe you're milking the right tits

By people merely complaining about the system, does not immediately invalidate their opinion. Instead of trying to understand what people are talking about, you immediately brush it off because the system fits your ego. You're obviously content with the awards, for your interactions, in the threads, that suite your experiences. Ultimately, you feel benefited and above other people by having something and understanding something better than most, prestige of merit by being in the right places at the right times. There are reasons behind every action, and every action taken in this world, by anyone, is a selfish one.
Branko
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1666
Merit: 289


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 07:31:27 PM
Merited by LoyceV (1)
 #4910

It seems that many people have their personal reasons to be unhappy with current system, and here is mine:

friend who made his account week before me is Sr Member from start of new system, and has 250 merit, same as on day one
of new system introduction

I have 177, as you can see

Mere fact that he started week earlier, with no contributing at all (if we equal merit = contribution, I got 77 meanwhile, he got zero)
outweighs all my efforts

How about when system was introduced we all got merit based on our activity back then
(in my case, I get 249 or 248 instead 100)?


I can only imagine how someone who was on the brink of attaining legendary feels  Grin
TryNinja
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1988
Merit: 3744


Merit & Notifications bot: @BTTSuperNotifier_bot


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 07:37:02 PM
 #4911

This isn't a video-game, this is forum.
I'm glad you noticed that. So, you don't actually need any merit since you can post and have a discussion regardless of your rank, right?

So lets break this down in elementary terms; the majority of the highest ranked BTT members dwell only in BTC sections, so therefore more likely to merit in those locations to where they are biased and most recognized within. Again, why should anyone feel the need to milk the tits of these members, again for kudos? Worthless system.
Because the altcoin board is a shitshow. 90% of the threads are either shitcoin ANN threads, bounties or redundant and useless discussions which easily turn into Spam Mega Threads. It's been a few months since I visited the altcoin board for the last time.

"Tons of users" is subjective. How many tons out of how many total users? The amount of merit given on a daily basis will be drastically decreased years from now, due to the replenishment rates. While you have some justification here, you need to >farm< this out in specific forum boards.
"If we sum up all the user accounts with last activity within this year from Jr.Member to Legendary + Copper members, we get 90993 users". 90993 users out of 2 million registered accounts. If we remove all the Jr. Members and Members spammers who only care about doing bounties, there are only 25544 active users. From DdmrDdmr's merit dashboard, 312 users already received at least 100 merits.

You clearly have not done any research into my profile, and failed to understand my post. You refute and defend the system all you want, it doesn't make your contributions to BTT any more significant than mine. And from your profile posts, it's pretty evident your contributions amount to nothing, just basic support and the occasional constructive posts that are far and few. I'm confused why you have so much merit for those elementary school posts? maybe you're milking the right tits
Yes, I did check your post history. Congratulations on your work of shilling/working on shitcoins who are nothing more than a money-grab scheme or doesn't have any real world utility. I hope you enjoyed the 3% of your now dead "Nevra" shitcoin. Cheesy

P.S: I actually received "227 merit 164 times, from 91 profiles" - according to BPIP; A good number of tits indeed.



Sources:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4901670.0
https://public.tableau.com/profile/ddmrddmr/vizhome/BitcointalkMeritDashboard/GlobalSummary#!/

tk808
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1442
Merit: 1115


Invest in your knowledge


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 07:40:05 PM
Last edit: August 21, 2018, 08:03:19 PM by tk808
Merited by The Pharmacist (6), qwk (1)
 #4912

Quote
Quote from: tk808 on Today at 12:14:42 PM
This isn't a video-game, this is forum.
I'm glad you noticed that. So, you don't actually need any merit since you can post and have a discussion regardless of your rank, right?

Quote from: tk808 on Today at 12:14:42 PM
So lets break this down in elementary terms; the majority of the highest ranked BTT members dwell only in BTC sections, so therefore more likely to merit in those locations to where they are biased and most recognized within. Again, why should anyone feel the need to milk the tits of these members, again for kudos? Worthless system.
Because the altcoin board is a shitshow. 90% of the threads are either shitcoin ANN threads, bounties or redundant and useless discussions which easily turn into Spam Mega Threads. It's been a few months since I visited the altcoin board for the last time.

Quote from: tk808 on Today at 12:14:42 PM
"Tons of users" is subjective. How many tons out of how many total users? The amount of merit given on a daily basis will be drastically decreased years from now, due to the replenishment rates. While you have some justification here, you need to >farm< this out in specific forum boards.
"If we sum up all the user accounts with last activity within this year from Jr.Member to Legendary + Copper members, we get 90993 users". 90993 users out of 2 million registered accounts. If we remove all the Jr. Members and Members spammers who only care about doing bounties, there are only 25544 active users. From DdmrDdmr's merit dashboard, 312 users already received at least 100 merits.

Quote from: tk808 on Today at 12:14:42 PM
You clearly have not done any research into my profile, and failed to understand my post. You refute and defend the system all you want, it doesn't make your contributions to BTT any more significant than mine. And from your profile posts, it's pretty evident your contributions amount to nothing, just basic support and the occasional constructive posts that are far and few. I'm confused why you have so much merit for those elementary school posts? maybe you're milking the right tits
Yes, I did check your post history. Congratulations on your work of shilling/working on shitcoins who are nothing more than a money-grab scheme or doesn't have any real world utility. I hope you enjoyed the 3% of your now terminated "Nevra" project. Cheesy


You continue to invalidate yourself by taking stuff out of context to validate yourself, I'm not going to get into a discussion about cherry picking posts and contributions, because we are now off-topic.

The only worthwhile thing talking with you about is how much merit can be acquired, but again you failed to actually read what i was talking about, taking things out of context to suit your world-view, appears what you do best.  

Edit: I will ultimately say this in regards to altcoins, while the majority are yes shit, and scams; altcoins have progressed and helped the entire crypto scene more than bitcoin itself in the past 4 years. I have the upmost respect for btc, and satoshi's vision, but alternative coins are the only way blockchain tech will be adopted. Crypto reflects what the dotcom boom was, a lot of bad apples, but the few 1% that succeeded, changed the world forever. It wasn't the internet that drove the internet, it was the companies building their businesses and pouring money based on the internet. Building a system on-top of a revolutionary system. The parallel can be drawn with altcoins and bitcoin.

Most Bitcoin supporters (if there are any exclusive ones left), are the most ignorant crypto-individuals in this respect. Ultimately, i recommend anyone view my profile, and you'll see why Ninja is ultimately incorrect in his attacks, invalidating his entire defense in regards to the failed system, merit.  
LoyceV
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2464
Merit: 10044


Thick-Skinned Gang Leader


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 08:16:09 PM
 #4913

No, i can't do 1000 merit in 3 years, and very few can. There are specific boards and threads were people are more likely to merit. By merely posting where you want to post on these forums, you're hurting your chances to acquire merit. Am i going to go out of my way to collect merit from the sources that give it? Fuck no. I'm not here to farm kudo points from other users, as many of you do who defend the system.
I think you're going at this the wrong way: you're mainly posting in Altcoin discussion, and if you like that, that's great! But those boards suffer from massive spam, which means your posts don't get noticed much, even though you don't look like a spammer to me.
Now, If Merit and other measures could reduce the spam, the altcoin boards could become quality boards again instead of Spam Megathreads, and many good posts will get noticed again.
Unfortunately, that won't happen overnight. I don't know if you do it already, but you can help clean up the forum by clicking "Report to moderator" on bad posts. Get them deleted or banned!

Quote
So lets break this down in elementary terms; the majority of the highest ranked BTT members dwell only in BTC sections, so therefore more likely to merit in those locations
You make it sound as if it is a bad thing to mainly use Bitcoin sections on a Bitcoin forum.

The Merit system isn't perfect, but it's the best we have now. In an ideal world, it wouldn't be necessary.
Long term, I'm hoping you too would appreciate a cleaner forum with higher post quality.


You clearly have not done any research into my profile, and failed to understand my post. You refute and defend the system all you want, it doesn't make your contributions to BTT any more significant than mine. And from your profile posts, it's pretty evident your contributions amount to nothing, just basic support and the occasional constructive posts that are far and few. I'm confused why you have so much merit for those elementary school posts? maybe you're milking the right tits
Yes, I did check your post history. Congratulations on your work of shilling/working on shitcoins who are nothing more than a money-grab scheme or doesn't have any real world utility. I hope you enjoyed the 3% of your now dead "Nevra" shitcoin. Cheesy
Aren't all altcoins, ICOs and Forkcoins money-grab schemes? I don't think Merit is supposed to stop that, otherwise it would be much easier to just close all altcoin boards. And I do think tk808's posts are much better than the spammers for which Merit was introduced, which is why I merited him.


I have 177, as you can see

Mere fact that he started week earlier, with no contributing at all (if we equal merit = contribution, I got 77 meanwhile, he got zero) outweighs all my efforts
It depends how you look at it. When it comes to Rank you're right, a 250 Merit airdrop beats your 177 Merit. But when it comes to contribution and recognition on the forum, earning Merits the hard way makes your posts look much better. And if you keep this up, you'll pass 250 in a few months.

LFC_Bitcoin
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2688
Merit: 6060


One of the world's leading Bitcoin-powered casinos


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 08:24:48 PM
 #4914

**Opens thread**

‘Moan, moan, fucking moan’ (about it being too hard to gain Merit).

**Rolls Eyes & leaves thread**


       ▀
   ▄  ███ ███
      ▄▄▄ ▀▀▀
▀  ▀  ███     ███
      ▄▄▄ ▄▄▄ ▀▀▀
▀  ▀  ███ ███
      ▄▄▄     ███
▀  ▀  ███     ▀▀▀
   ▄  ▄▄▄ ███
      ███ ▀▀▀
       ▄
.
Bitcasino.io
.
Loyalty Club
.
Casino boost
.
2000+ Games
.
Weekly tourneys
.
24/7 Support
.
Fast Payouts
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
██████████████████▀▀███████
█████████████▀▀▀    ███████
████████▀▀▀   ▄▀   ████████
█████▄     ▄█▀     ████████
████████▄ █▀      █████████
█████████▌▐       █████████
██████████ ▄██▄  ██████████
████████████████▄██████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
██████▀███████▀   ▀▀▀▄█████
█████▌  ▀▀███▌       ▄█████
█████▀               ██████
█████▄              ███████
██████▄            ████████
███████▄▄        ▄█████████
██████▄       ▄████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
██████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██████
████░░░▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄░░░████
███░░▄█████████████▀▀▄░░███
███░░████▀▀░░░░░▀▀█▄▄█░░███
███░░███▀░▄█████▄░▀███░░███
███░░███░░███████░░███░░███
███░░███▄░▀█████▀░▄███░░███
███░░████▄▄░░░░░▄▄████░░███
███░░▀███████████████▀░░███
████░░░▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀░░░████
██████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██████
███████████████████████████
.
...SIGN UP...
RustyBits
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 64
Merit: 15


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 08:26:25 PM
Merited by DdmrDdmr (3), d5000 (1), LFC_Bitcoin (1)
 #4915

I still do not quite have a handle on merit points and such. I get their usefulness and value and that they are a relatively recent addition to the forum - implemented to combat spam which would render these forums virtually useless and impossible to navigate without the merit system. Having been in other forums overrun with spam, I have no problem believing that some implementation of merit was obviously necessary here to avoid that same fate.

As a newbie to Bitcointalk, I feel slightly disadvantaged at coming in after the merit system was implemented rather than before, but that is just my own bad luck and poor timing. But begging for merit points and pointing out the 'unfairness' of how the current merit system negatively impacts newbies is kind of like buying Bitcoin now at ~$6500 and then claiming it is unfair that some people were able to get Bitcoin at 30¢ back in the year 20-whatever.

Those who are established forum members with high ranks achieved that status by being early adopters with a passion or strong interest in the technology and philosophy behind cryptocurrency.  Whether fueled by flaunting their early adoption gains or their superior knowledge of the system's inner workings or just a desire to help other people understand it all better - they constructively contribute to the discussion.  Those who are crying about the merit bias against newbies are those johnny-come-lately's who are really only in this to make a buck.

I was motivated to buy my first Bitcoin to try to make a buck. I like to browse this forum for answers to questions that I have - which results in hours and hours of passively reading (or lurking) - but often weeks or more at a time without actively posting. With limited financial resources, I am still spending most of my crypto time bouncing around on different faucets and so a good chunk of my time here is spent in the "Micro Earnings" threads.  Probably not the best strategy for leveling up... but it's my choice of how to spend my limited time. My point is this - rather than whine about the unfairness of the system, I am trying to educate myself on the system. It's not about skyrocketing rank so to get a bigger bundle of sticks as soon as possible. It's about slowly learning how to gather up that bigger bundle of sticks and make good use of them.

Visit GetPaid! for ways to earn money online - You won't Get Rich Quick... but you will GetPaid!
tk808
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1442
Merit: 1115


Invest in your knowledge


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 08:35:51 PM
Merited by qwk (2)
 #4916

Quote
Quote from: TryNinja on Today at 12:37:02 PM
Quote from: tk808 on Today at 12:14:42 PM
You clearly have not done any research into my profile, and failed to understand my post. You refute and defend the system all you want, it doesn't make your contributions to BTT any more significant than mine. And from your profile posts, it's pretty evident your contributions amount to nothing, just basic support and the occasional constructive posts that are far and few. I'm confused why you have so much merit for those elementary school posts? maybe you're milking the right tits
Yes, I did check your post history. Congratulations on your work of shilling/working on shitcoins who are nothing more than a money-grab scheme or doesn't have any real world utility. I hope you enjoyed the 3% of your now dead "Nevra" shitcoin. Cheesy
Aren't all altcoins, ICOs and Forkcoins money-grab schemes? I don't think Merit is supposed to stop that, otherwise it would be much easier to just close all altcoin boards. And I do think tk808's posts are much better than the spammers for which Merit was introduced, which is why I merited him.

Most, not all. All can be simply disproved by Ethereum's ICO. There's a lot of meaningful steps occurring, while Bitcoin's potential is limited. BTC just remains at the forefront of all cryptos, because it's the father and the standard for trades. Nothing will change that in the foreseeable future.

Altcoins have shy'd away from Satoshi's philosophy entirely, and just entering the real-world tech spaces, catering to mass adoption. (the few that have any worth and legit)

I agree with most of the rest of your points though. This forum was meant for Bitcoin discussions, and i have no issue with that. And yes, the majority of any meaningful discussions happen in the Bitcoin and related sections.



When you enter altcoins, you have to have a fundamental understanding of what's really occurring, or you're going to get taken.

Just wanted to express my view on merit, which i believe is a failed system, it will become more evident a few years from now.
suchmoon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2926
Merit: 7104


https://bpip.org


View Profile WWW
August 21, 2018, 08:42:20 PM
 #4917

Merit is a failed system, for a Hero member (500 merit) to become a Legendary member (1000 merit), we need to acquire the equivalent of one top-10 merited users ever on BTT. It's impossible for those who have no recognition among the top 50-100 elite on Bitcointalk. The only way to acquire this sum is to do it in a non-legitimate and unintended manner. As time passes, the entire system will come to a halt, due to the unreasonable replenishment rates and the lack of user-understanding of how the system functions.  

If the intention was not to immortalize and make the Legendary rank unobtainable, you're better off reviewing Hero accounts that want to become legendary (like myself).  

There is only one way for any ordinary person to get legendary (via VIP) legitimately: Buy your rank from BTT by donating 10 BTC.

What's the difference between Hero and Legendary that makes this such a big deal? Sure Legendary is not easy to earn but it was already a gimmick/novelty rank even before merits, given the random activity and (as far as I know) no extra forum privileges or shitposting earnings compared to Hero.

Joel_Jantsen
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1624
Merit: 1283

I'm busssayyy


View Profile
August 21, 2018, 09:22:16 PM
 #4918

Unfortunately, that won't happen overnight. I don't know if you do it already, but you can help clean up the forum by clicking "Report to moderator" on bad posts. Get them deleted or banned!
The problem is, the ratio in which spam is created exponentially takes over the spam being deleted. We need to limit that ratio. More moderators must be assigned to handle reports instantly. At times my reports take too much time to be handled even for obvious spam posts.

Long term, I'm hoping you too would appreciate a cleaner forum with higher post quality.
*Higher post quality in the important boards like Development & Technical Discussions/ Bitcoin Discussions/ Project Development. Right now, what we call as "High-Quality Posters" can't afford to post outside of Meta/Reputation sections.



.
Duelbits
            ▄████▄▄
          ▄█████████▄
        ▄█████████████▄
     ▄██████████████████▄
   ▄████▄▄▄█████████▄▄▄███▄
 ▄████▐▀▄▄▀▌████▐▀▄▄▀▌██

 ██████▀▀▀▀███████▀▀▀▀█████

▐████████████■▄▄▄■██████████▀
▐██████████████████████████▀
██████████████████████████▀
▀███████████████████████▀
  ▀███████████████████▀
    ▀███████████████▀
.
         ▄ ▄▄▀▀▀▀▄▄
         ▄▀▀▄      █
         █   ▀▄     █
       ▄█▄     ▀▄   █
      ▄▀ ▀▄      ▀█▀
    ▄▀     ▀█▄▄▄▀▀ ▀
  ▄▀  ▄▀  ▄▀

Live Games

   ▄▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄▄
 ▄▀ ▄▄▀▀▀▀▀▄▄ ▀▄
▄▀ █ ▄  █  ▄ █ ▀▄
█ █   ▀   ▀   █ █  ▄▄▄
█ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ █ █   █
█▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀█  █▄█
█ ▀▀█  ▀▀█  ▀▀█ █  █▄█

Slots
.
        ▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄
        █         ▄▄  █
▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄       █
█  ▄▄         █       █
█             █       █
█   ▄▀▀▄▀▀▄   █       █
█   ▀▄   ▄▀   █       █

Blackjack
|█▀▀▀▀▀█▄▄▄
       ▀████▄▄
         ██████▄
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█▀    ▀▀█
████████▄        █
█████████▄        █
██████████▄     ▄██
█████████▀▀▀█▄▄████
▀▀███▀▀       ████
   █          ███
   █          █▀
▄█████▄▄▄ ▄▄▀▀
███████▀▀▀
.
                 NEW!                   
SPORTS BETTING 
|||
[ Đ ][ Ł ]
AVAILABLE NOW
The Avatar
TeQuiero
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 120
Merit: 38


View Profile
August 22, 2018, 04:03:59 AM
Last edit: August 22, 2018, 07:26:14 AM by TeQuiero
 #4919

*Higher post quality in the important boards like Development & Technical Discussions/ Bitcoin Discussions/ Project Development. Right now, what we call as "High-Quality Posters" can't afford to post outside of Meta/Reputation sections.

I was wondering for a long time that was I the only one have that concept about "quality" in mind. According to my observation, most of the merits are given in Meta board. Those merit-received posts only meet "constructive" criteria and I don't see many really "high quality" ones. Sometimes, to match the "constructive" criteria, people deliberately lengthen posts & topics. This confuses their readers.

I'm not a regular visitor of Development & Technical or Project Development and I think either are merit sources. Btw, Bitcoin Discussion is becoming as trashy as Altcoin Discussion so we shouldn't expect from it. Serious Discussion should be instead.

███    TWITTER     █████████████████ MOCKTAIL ████████████████████     WHITEPAPER     ███
███       ANN                  ██████      FIRST SEMI-FUNGIBLE TOKEN ON BSC     █████    SMART CONTRACT    ███
███  TELEGRAM  █████████████████     SWAP      ███████████████████       PANCAKE      ███
chreez
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 28
Merit: 0


View Profile
August 22, 2018, 05:58:37 AM
 #4920

I wish there would have been some sort of option of giving dislike (-ve merit) to the spam/LQ posts and if any post receives certain -ve merits/dislikes,it should be automatically deleted /hidden

I don't think negative merit will be nice here again since the system is already using negative trust to reduce spam and scam like posting, but if a - veMerit can be made to deduct someone's earned merit or remain -veMerit until the person earns +veMerit to balance the - ve then it will be OK.
Pages: « 1 ... 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 [246] 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 ... 320 »
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!