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June 28, 2018, 01:09:44 AM
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I don't qualify for your rules, but I like what you are doing. You are helping to move around the merit points because you can and you have set forth a criteria. That would have been a better way for them to roll out the system. I hope more people like you launch these types of threads. I'm a BTC guy. Not 100% but it's really the only safe long play, as time has shown us all.

I gave you 5 to get you started. Your post history shows you’re a btc guy. Come back in six months and let me evaluate you again and maybe you’ll get more.

Thanks man. Yeah, I felt a little left out in the cold with this whole merit thing. I appreciate the support. I remember when all those alts were coming out...namecoin, peercoin, whatevercoin. Where are they now? The new people have no idea how quickly interest in random alts goes away when BTC sinks low. I always laugh at those jokers who say BTC will go away. Never. It is the first, most stable, most supported and that's not going to change. Wish I had bought more...  Wink
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June 28, 2018, 02:37:32 AM
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I already attempted this but I was deemed an altcoin supporter.  Don't see the harm in supporting bitcoin and alts which serve a good purpose like privacy.

Whatever, props to the OP anyways for his efforts.

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July 04, 2018, 11:09:57 PM
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I respect the opinion of the creator of this topic and I believe that such people are needed by the forum, as they are trying to combat the trend of bitcoin, which is now on the way to centralization and turns into a speculative toy of traders. But I think that ignoring alternative coins is a mistake, because there are projects that offer much more in technological terms than bitcoin.
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July 05, 2018, 08:12:45 PM
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Ok, this topic really looks creepy, anyway giving merits to potentially good users are a very kind on this forum highest people really need this support. Have seen that you have given the pretty large amount of merits to a lot of users. I will request you to kindly slow down your limits on each user so you can at least help the system so each user can just get encouraged and not get greedy over it. I mean we all want users to learn something and share it with all the other users but you can not just give 50 points to a single post. I mean it does attract everyone and I think you should give a highest like 5 merits to each user. I am not ordering I am just advising. no offense.

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July 05, 2018, 09:02:55 PM
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There is nothing wrong with the way OP is distributing merit.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2827596.msg34192230#msg34192230

This is a few pages back but it explains the stance regarding how many merits will be handed out via this thread.

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July 09, 2018, 02:57:06 PM
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Ok, this topic really looks creepy, anyway giving merits to potentially good users are a very kind on this forum highest people really need this support. Have seen that you have given the pretty large amount of merits to a lot of users. I will request you to kindly slow down your limits on each user so you can at least help the system so each user can just get encouraged and not get greedy over it. I mean we all want users to learn something and share it with all the other users but you can not just give 50 points to a single post. I mean it does attract everyone and I think you should give a highest like 5 merits to each user. I am not ordering I am just advising. no offense.

That’s easy to say when you don’t need the merit. Steamtyme is right, if you read the OP and some of the thread you’ll know what I’m doing.

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July 16, 2018, 02:44:20 AM
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Very good thread OP.
I still have mixed feelings about the merit system. I almost used up all my Smerit and sometimes I see very worthy posts which I would like to reward with merit but then end up only giving 1 or 2 points for the above mentioned scarcity.
I think the drawback is also a tendency towards circlejerking/centralization.

One thing I would suggest to consider implementing is a demerit system where unworthy merited posts (e.g. circlejerking, merit sales, loopholes, etc) can be downmerited by users sending their sdemerit points.

Just my 2 sats.


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One good example of a thread where utterly useless and silly posts get merited in a shitfest of favours is https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.0;topicseen
90% of the posts are completely off topic or shitposts.

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July 17, 2018, 06:38:01 PM
Last edit: July 20, 2018, 04:18:41 AM by BitcoinNewbie15
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Hey there QuestionAuthority (love the name btw, always question authority), I have found this thread and figured I would give this a shot. Check out my post history, there could be some other posts there you may like. Here are a few hand-selected ones:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4606135.msg42322490#msg42322490

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4683407.msg42263869#msg42263869

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4622601.msg41926196#msg41926196

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619257.msg41707451#msg41707451

Response to a troll: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619036.msg41706126#msg41706126

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4607816.msg41610629#msg41610629

My hatred of ICOs: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4560024.msg41082614#msg41082614 and https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4659442.msg42177864#msg42177864

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4666438.msg42115210#msg42115210

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4362123.msg38976105#msg38976105

Not sure if these are exactly what you may be looking for, but just wanted to share them with you. Thanks again!


EDIT: here is a post about my interest in learning more about Bitcoin, like the first post mentions:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3362307.msg35346694#msg35346694
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July 18, 2018, 12:31:07 PM
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You will be working for 20 merit points. Good luck to all. I will announce when they’re gone and lock the thread.

Wow this is half a year old thread! But hey, if it's not locked yet then I guess I'm not too late, right?
I'd like to take you up on your very generous offer @QuestionAuthority.

I'm following the trend about a year now, but I created an account here after the merit system was implemented, therefore I worked my way from 0 merits to 29. The next step looks very distant and lately I feel like people have stoped being generous with their merits, maybe the users started to dry up?

So as you requested, here are some of my latest posts BUT it's not all about BTC, I'm supporting BTC and 4 altcoins, I hope I'm not out of the criteria.

A bit indirect, but the last sentence of the post kinda proves my plans to save up on BTC (and altcoins) in order to use them for purchases in the future, but I repeat it's indirect so moving on...
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=825087.msg38048488#msg38048488

My bullish analysis for BTC on 22/6 for a final price crash (and then bullrun) to bellow 6.000$ which was reached 7 days later and until now it seems to be the bottom.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.msg40643748#msg40643748

Similar to the above with a humorous image (but written in greek),
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3288558.msg39870249#msg39870249

Then some general, not-BTC-specific posts,

Assisting people who might have been infected by a specific "fake" wallet by pointing them to a removal tool,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1649695.msg42293906#msg42293906

Guiding someone to the information he was looking for,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1649695.msg42282866#msg42282866

Minor technical advice to someone looking to build an FPGA mining rig,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3459858.msg42270670#msg42270670

I reported to the devs of an exchange a bug they had on their front page, we then took the conversation off the forums where I provided them with chrome's console log files, but whatever,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1921439.msg42231207#msg42231207

Nothing special, just informing a new users about a coin they were intrested in,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3238497.msg42018996#msg42018996

I just remembered you asked for our posts that shows we're intrested in learning, so I guess posts like this,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3688965.msg42016883#msg42016883

My personal tips about how to avoid scum projects,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2353282.msg38499980#msg38499980

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July 18, 2018, 01:39:52 PM
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Good day. Can you tell me is any special topics for getting merit or if I write posts in topic "off-topic", this is the same with other topics?
Thanks.

This is one such topic and then the OP has linked 2 more threads. But I don't think you have much of a chance to get merits if you don't even read the first post of a topic before you post.

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July 21, 2018, 03:18:44 AM
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I already attempted this but I was deemed an altcoin supporter.  Don't see the harm in supporting bitcoin and alts which serve a good purpose like privacy.

Whatever, props to the OP anyways for his efforts.

You can try your luck in other giveaways. Op has mentioned the terms of this giveaway very clear in the thread.

There are some members who will appreciate your contributions in alt coin section as well. Or may be you can come up with some comparison between bitcoin and leading alt coins and apply again if still interested. Good luck.

And OP, I really liked your comment where you mentioned "I do not consider Bitcoin cash as Bitcoin". Only if the investors being fooled had same consideration.
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July 22, 2018, 08:03:43 AM
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You easily qualify, 20 merit awarded.

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July 22, 2018, 08:06:55 AM
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Very good thread OP.
I still have mixed feelings about the merit system. I almost used up all my Smerit and sometimes I see very worthy posts which I would like to reward with merit but then end up only giving 1 or 2 points for the above mentioned scarcity.
I think the drawback is also a tendency towards circlejerking/centralization.

One thing I would suggest to consider implementing is a demerit system where unworthy merited posts (e.g. circlejerking, merit sales, loopholes, etc) can be downmerited by users sending their sdemerit points.

Just my 2 sats.


EDIT
One good example of a thread where utterly useless and silly posts get merited in a shitfest of favours is https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.0;topicseen
90% of the posts are completely off topic or shitposts.

A demerit system has its own problems. That would create gangs of like minded people that would crush individual thought.

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July 22, 2018, 08:09:34 AM
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You will be working for 20 merit points. Good luck to all. I will announce when they’re gone and lock the thread.

Wow this is half a year old thread! But hey, if it's not locked yet then I guess I'm not too late, right?
I'd like to take you up on your very generous offer @QuestionAuthority.

I'm following the trend about a year now, but I created an account here after the merit system was implemented, therefore I worked my way from 0 merits to 29. The next step looks very distant and lately I feel like people have stoped being generous with their merits, maybe the users started to dry up?

So as you requested, here are some of my latest posts BUT it's not all about BTC, I'm supporting BTC and 4 altcoins, I hope I'm not out of the criteria.

A bit indirect, but the last sentence of the post kinda proves my plans to save up on BTC (and altcoins) in order to use them for purchases in the future, but I repeat it's indirect so moving on...
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=825087.msg38048488#msg38048488

My bullish analysis for BTC on 22/6 for a final price crash (and then bullrun) to bellow 6.000$ which was reached 7 days later and until now it seems to be the bottom.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.msg40643748#msg40643748

Similar to the above with a humorous image (but written in greek),
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3288558.msg39870249#msg39870249

Then some general, not-BTC-specific posts,

Assisting people who might have been infected by a specific "fake" wallet by pointing them to a removal tool,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1649695.msg42293906#msg42293906

Guiding someone to the information he was looking for,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1649695.msg42282866#msg42282866

Minor technical advice to someone looking to build an FPGA mining rig,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3459858.msg42270670#msg42270670

I reported to the devs of an exchange a bug they had on their front page, we then took the conversation off the forums where I provided them with chrome's console log files, but whatever,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1921439.msg42231207#msg42231207

Nothing special, just informing a new users about a coin they were intrested in,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3238497.msg42018996#msg42018996

I just remembered you asked for our posts that shows we're intrested in learning, so I guess posts like this,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3688965.msg42016883#msg42016883

My personal tips about how to avoid scum projects,
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2353282.msg38499980#msg38499980

You actually don’t qualify but are very helpful and participating so I’m going to give you a smaller reward. 10 merit awarded.

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July 22, 2018, 09:53:06 AM
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Very good thread OP.
I still have mixed feelings about the merit system. I almost used up all my Smerit and sometimes I see very worthy posts which I would like to reward with merit but then end up only giving 1 or 2 points for the above mentioned scarcity.
I think the drawback is also a tendency towards circlejerking/centralization.

One thing I would suggest to consider implementing is a demerit system where unworthy merited posts (e.g. circlejerking, merit sales, loopholes, etc) can be downmerited by users sending their sdemerit points.

Just my 2 sats.


EDIT
One good example of a thread where utterly useless and silly posts get merited in a shitfest of favours is https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.0;topicseen
90% of the posts are completely off topic or shitposts.

A demerit system has its own problems. That would create gangs of like minded people that would crush individual thought.

Not too much if the demerit can only remove merit given in a specific post.
I.E. if a post hasn't been merited, it can't be demerited.

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July 23, 2018, 11:53:08 PM
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Awesome! That is great news, thank you very much!!
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July 24, 2018, 11:17:52 AM
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Hello QuestionAuthority,

I would appreciate if you could look through my post history. I would like to hear an objective opinion on the posts I write.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4731468.msg42758810#msg42758810
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4638321.msg42715609#msg42715609
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3034891.msg42530272#msg42530272 - explaining why merit was introduced
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4691767.msg42336330#msg42336330
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4638321.msg42315441#msg42315441
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4592050.msg41443147#msg41443147
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4578719.msg41296182#msg41296182
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122438.msg41078247#msg41078247
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2185809.msg40930971#msg40930971
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4522825.msg41070907#msg41070907

It took me some time to rank up from Member. Merit was introduced one week before I was supposed to be a Full Member and actually, I am glad that it happened.

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July 28, 2018, 05:41:23 AM
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You have one of the better post histories I’ve read recently. You are actively engaged in conversations, helpful, knowledgeable and support bitcoin. My opinion is that you should keep doing what you’re currently doing. 20 merit awarded.

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July 28, 2018, 05:48:53 AM
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You have one of the better post histories I’ve read recently. You are actively engaged in conversations, helpful, knowledgeable and support bitcoin. My opinion is that you should keep doing what you’re currently doing. 20 merit awarded.

Uh Oh, did you tap the "back" button.
20 became 40.  Grin Good thing you have lots to go around, and that you like their posts.

Thanks again for doing this you did help me start on my way, and I carried forth and got my "Senior Member" status.

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July 29, 2018, 06:51:16 AM
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You have one of the better post histories I’ve read recently. You are actively engaged in conversations, helpful, knowledgeable and support bitcoin. My opinion is that you should keep doing what you’re currently doing. 20 merit awarded.

Uh Oh, did you tap the "back" button.
20 became 40.  Grin Good thing you have lots to go around, and that you like their posts.

Thanks again for doing this you did help me start on my way, and I carried forth and got my "Senior Member" status.

Yeah, I blew it. LOL

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