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January 30, 2018, 09:28:04 PM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=375643.msg4022997#msg4022997

It's a bit of a kick in the wedding tackle for me. I try to support Bitcon Talk, and I give out merit points to encourage members that I think are contributing. But when I see this, I think - why am I wasting my time here? If this is a premium post, then I'm going to find it difficult to keep up with the trend.

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January 30, 2018, 09:30:25 PM
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because HODL! that's why
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January 30, 2018, 09:43:00 PM
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This post is a classic in the Bitcoin community, I don´t really see this as a problem.

You could have picked a different example in order to corroborate your
frustration about the new merit system.

E.g. if you take a look at the Top-merited replies, all-time you will see
that the top-merited reply is a blatant example of a merit swap.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=merit;stats=toprepliesat

The post in question:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1482690.msg28907895#msg28907895

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I still have mixed feelings about the merit system, but it is definitely bad
if one of the public rankings is headed by a post like this.

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January 30, 2018, 09:45:42 PM
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The term HODL even made it to our local newspaper: https://derstandard.at/2000070821897/Hodl-Der-Typo-eines-Betrunkenen-wurde-Bitcoin-Fachbegriff

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January 30, 2018, 09:48:50 PM
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If this is a premium post, then I'm going to find it difficult to keep up with the trend.

You don't need to keep up with the any trend.

This is a premium post because it created a term of enthusiasm for Bitcoin and all cryptocurrency that will live on forever. This post created something iconic for this "bitcoin project". And it also speaks to a mental state that every person that's owned bitcoin has gone through - the torment of watching the price fall that first time, the anguish of thinking "fuck I should have sold it!", the ups and downs of this roller coaster ride to the moon!

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January 30, 2018, 09:50:19 PM
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I don't have a problem with the post staying on the forum. I'm just a bit stressed that a drunken post that doesn't seem to contribute much gets twice as many merits as all my posts combined. It just makes me feel thst I have little value for the community here.

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January 30, 2018, 09:56:35 PM
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I don't have a problem with the post staying on the forum. I'm just a bit stressed that a drunken post that doesn't seem to contribute much gets twice as many merits as all my posts combined. It just makes me feel thst I have little value for the community here.

Doesn’t contribute much? It led to news articles, t-shirts, online groups, and is a mantra for the community.

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January 30, 2018, 09:57:28 PM
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AFAIK that's the original HODL post. You know, the one that introduced (and popularized) the now widely used semi-joke phrase HODL. IDK about you but that seems like a pretty good reason for it to have those 96 merits. There's quite a few classic posts that aren't literary masterpieces yet shaped the crypto community we're now part of.

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January 30, 2018, 09:58:29 PM
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He clearly says he was drinking. I thought it was a fun Rambling post about his frustrations on BTC I'm giving him some merit too .

Sorry OP This guy was just on a drunken Fun Rant.

Edit: only had 1 merit left damn it Sad
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January 30, 2018, 10:01:33 PM
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I don't have a problem with the post staying on the forum. I'm just a bit stressed that a drunken post that doesn't seem to contribute much gets twice as many merits as all my posts combined. It just makes me feel thst I have little value for the community here.

What you're misunderstanding is that this post DID contribute much to this forum and community. It's a classic. It's a moniker. It's a phrase. It's an anthem. It's an acronym. It's an ideal. It's a belief. It's holding on for dear life!

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January 30, 2018, 10:03:32 PM
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I must agree with OP, it is frustrating to see post like that get so many Merits, no matter how legendary it is or whatever... its just sad. Those merits could go to some person who works really hard for his posts to be good and spotted, because now we need Merits for ranking up. As far as i can see this Merit system has been misused on so many levels, for some its just a joke... If this continues, and people gives their Merits for some posts that are not worth it, than why we have Merit system at all. Lets just place "Like" button like on facebook, so we can all Merit... oh sry Like "Legendary" posts... Its just sad.
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January 30, 2018, 10:04:21 PM
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Because Merit system sucks! That's why Grin
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January 30, 2018, 10:13:42 PM
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I’m not going to give it any merit points bit that’s the 1st time I’ve ever seen the original HODL thread Grin
That guy must have been drunk AF.




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January 30, 2018, 10:14:14 PM
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I'm curious to find out if his G/F found a lesbian lover and left him.  Grin
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January 30, 2018, 10:16:48 PM
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I'm curious to find out if his G/F found a lesbian lover and left him.  Grin

Meh he should have enough bitcoin’s to get some hot hookers to spend long nights fucking & doing blow Cheesy




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January 30, 2018, 10:20:54 PM
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The date on the post is December 18, 2013, 10:03:03 AM

I thought the idea of the merit system was to encourage good posting, and to reward posters who help reshape Bitcoin Talk. What's the point of giving merit to 4 year old posts. I see that Satoshi was last active on     December 13, 2010, 04:45:41 PM, but he has 736 merit points.

I fully understand the contribution that Satoshi made in the past, but we need tools to build for the future.

I may have chosen a bad example because I didn't know the guy who first used HODL, but I did a quick scan of the merit list, and most of themseem to be foreign language threads or announcement and sig promo related.

Maybe I'm being stupid, and really I should just go with the flow and pick up a few hundred dollars worth of Bitcoin by making general and lifestyle posts.

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January 30, 2018, 10:24:33 PM
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I can certainly understand your frustration with this new system, and I suppose some people might say the post is worthy
of the Merits. However, if only a handful of posts ever receive recognition, a whole lot of people will be left "un-ranked" for
a very long time. Personally, I may not have the greatest posts, but I try my best to help within this "community", and may
be left behind with this new system. The kicker for me is, I have no interest in signature campaigns, and I'm here to learn/
help and my signature area is dedicated to our "community", but I will see very little Merit for my good deeds. For now, I
will come to terms with it, and still be happy when I've made a small difference helping others. A Thank You is all I need.


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January 30, 2018, 10:36:06 PM
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I can certainly understand your frustration with this new system, and I suppose some people might say the post is worthy
of the Merits. However, if only a handful of posts ever receive recognition, a whole lot of people will be left "un-ranked" for
a very long time. Personally, I may not have the greatest posts, but I try my best to help within this "community", and may
be left behind with this new system. The kicker for me is, I have no interest in signature campaigns, and I'm here to learn/
help and my signature area is dedicated to our "community", but I will see very little Merit for my good deeds. For now, I
will come to terms with it, and still be happy when I've made a small difference helping others. A Thank You is all I need.


P.S. I really miss your cat! Always brought a smile to my grumpy old face.

Thanks - I gave you two merits, and the cat jumped on the mouse and gave you another. Smiley

I changed the avatar to a bounty chest because I think I'm going to change my approach a bit. The merit system has brought home to me that this board is now an employment exchange, with a bit of Bitcoin chat on the side. I think I'm going to become a bounty hunter here, as that seems to be the fun occupation. I had a bit of luck as well. I managed to pick up the domain name CryptoBounty.com, so I can use that as a backup and a reference site.

The first thing I must do though is to get over the idea that merit points are some sort of indication of post quality.

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January 30, 2018, 10:38:31 PM
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Well, I understand why people gave those Merits to him.. but they are wasted.
You should use Merit Points to help people to level up.
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January 30, 2018, 10:41:52 PM
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According to current standards, that is a shitpost. It should have been deleted. And also because it is a spam megathread.

That post is a clear example that a forum is much more than just quality posts.
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