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March 21, 2018, 07:21:49 PM
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In the ad area, there's usually a 10% chance of getting a factoid. The full list of factoids is here: https://bitcointalk.org/adrotate.php?adinfo . A few of them look like ads, or seem out of place - those are free factoids that Donators/VIPs get. Factoids are not normally supposed to look like ads.

Does anyone have any suggestions for new factoids?

 - They should be less than about 300 visible characters long.
 - They can contain links and basic styling.
 - A random forum user reading a random factoid should have a good chance of thinking that it was interesting, funny, or useful.

Also, while forum ads can't normally contain images, I would probably accept forum-related "fanart" here, perhaps in the style of 4chan's board banners. Max dimensions are 42px high by 500px wide.

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March 21, 2018, 07:26:02 PM
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Would it be possible to display different factoids in foreign sub-forums?
Like, German factoids in "Deutsch"? Wink

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March 21, 2018, 07:35:00 PM
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What about links to the stickied threads that newbies should be reading: rules, moderation policy, merit, trust, ranks, etc.

Also why not include that link to the full list? I had no idea the full list was accessible like that and have just enjoyed reading them all.

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March 21, 2018, 07:44:56 PM
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I don't think I saw this in the list of factoids. So here's one I wanted this to be there in the factoid :
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March 21, 2018, 07:48:17 PM
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What about links to the stickied threads that newbies should be reading: rules, moderation policy, merit, trust, ranks, etc.

Also why not include that link to the full list? I had no idea the full list was accessible like that and have just enjoyed reading them all.

Sounds like a good idea, especially if it can be promoted on the beginners board.

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March 21, 2018, 07:48:26 PM
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I'm rather surprised there isn't a quote about Bitcoin Pizza Day. It is (or should be) well-known across the boards and I assume something small like "Celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day on May 22nd!" would contrive a bit of a smile.

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-Bitcoin coin inflation curve is based on gold's inflation curve
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March 22, 2018, 12:04:55 AM
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I added to my OP:
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Also, while forum ads can't normally contain images, I would probably accept forum-related "fanart" here, perhaps in the style of 4chan's board banners. Max dimensions are 42px high by 500px wide.

I don't think I saw this in the list of factoids. So here's one I wanted this to be there in the factoid :
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If you don’t believe me or don’t get it, I don’t have time to try to convince you, sorry.~Satoshi

I'm not a big fan of that one. While it does speak to the crypto-anarchist viewpoint of bypassing politics, I feel like it's more often read as an excuse to say, "I'm right, you're wrong, and I'm not going to listen to any arguments," which is not a good attitude in general.

Would it be possible to display different factoids in foreign sub-forums?

It is possible, but I'm not sure that it's worth the trouble... If a local community has several factoids and really wants it, I'll probably do it.

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Perhaps some quotes about forum rules would be useful. For example:

Spam is something that either is breaking the rules in stickies in various subforums or is overall low quality, off-topic or intended to advertise.

Ban evasion is not allowed. If it becomes known that someone who was banned created a new account, then they'll be banned again

Anything that'd get you expelled from a university for plagiarism will get you permabanned from this forum, regardless of your rank.

Or anything from unofficial FAQ.

Also there could be some extra facts from forum history or some notes about terminology.

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March 22, 2018, 09:37:32 AM
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How about DON'T COPY AND PASTE OTHER PEOPLE'S POSTS OR PASS OFF CONTENT YOU FOUND ONLINE AS YOUR OWN. All in caps for emphasis  Cheesy.

I agree with others that some of the most important rules should be shown. Maybe included a link to the full rules at the end of every one.

What about links to the stickied threads that newbies should be reading: rules, moderation policy, merit, trust, ranks, etc.

Also why not include that link to the full list? I had no idea the full list was accessible like that and have just enjoyed reading them all.

Sounds like a good idea, especially if it can be promoted on the beginners board.

Yeah, this would be my suggestion. I started writing a welcome guide (which I need to get around to finishing) which will be quite short but include the most basic rules and frequently asked questions but will have links to the other more in depth guides and stickies and theymos agreed it could be linked to or shown when members signed up. Hopefully people will stop asking the same questions then or getting banned for copy and pasting and spamming ref links etc.

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I started writing a welcome guide (which I need to get around to finishing) which will be quite short but include the most basic rules and frequently asked questions but will have links to the other more in depth guides and stickies and theymos agreed it could be linked to or shown when members signed up.

Don't want to move off topic, but this sounds like a great idea. Would be happy to offer to help writing/formatting/proof reading if you like.

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April 01, 2018, 11:08:53 AM
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For the existing factoids, is it perhaps best to remove the two references to MultiBit, as it's no longer under active development?  I mean, I can't imagine anyone would actually go and download it just because they happened to have those particular factoids displayed to them, but still.

Also, it might be too long, but I've always loved a quote from this article:

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Bitcoin gives us, for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer. The consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate.

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Does anyone have any suggestions for new factoids?

theymos, How about values ​​and philosophy?

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Bitcoin Protocol: Permanent Permissionless Trustless Transparent Immutable Irreversible Inviolable Uncensorable Distributed Decentralized

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Does anyone have any suggestions for new factoids?


Yes, I do have suggestions:

- There are a lot of people working on great projects, there are also people working on junk and marketing it as "Bitcoin"

- Local forums need moderators, Theymos should do something, it's a total mess.

- Great Project Sir

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April 15, 2018, 11:09:42 AM
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Also, while forum ads can't normally contain images, I would probably accept forum-related "fanart" here, perhaps in the style of 4chan's board banners. Max dimensions are 42px high by 500px wide.

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Something fresh will attract more attention so it would be great !
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