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March 30, 2018, 12:21:06 AM
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Hello everyone,

The idea for this project has been floating around in my head since 2016, when I started doing a lot of charitable work (collecting for homeless charities, etc) in real life. I recently was encouraged to finish this project due to FortuneJack's JackMate campaign, which I think is a brilliant idea which they deserve credit for.

CryptoSamaritan is a website which serves as a mental health resource, providing support for those who suffer from crypto-related issues, such as gambling addiction and depression. It focuses on mostly issues to do with trading as well as pure gambling, as these are where I see the majority of crypto-related mental health issues coming from. For one example, it addresses depression due to financial hardship caused by market fluctuations, and in all cases it provides many links and resources for users to get help, as well as crypto-related advice.

It also has a section giving suggestions on how any of us who wish to help those who are suffering can learn how to, with links to training resources for emotional resources, and similar things.

Please leave your feedback below, and feel free to give me suggestions on extra pages or paragraphs to add. This is version 1 of the website (I consider it to be undergoing constant development) and I am eager to see your further feedback!

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March 30, 2018, 08:18:13 AM
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We can't even express properly how much we value your effort. Amazing idea and really powerful impact.

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March 30, 2018, 08:43:28 AM
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Sorry to say but, I believe that those type of addiction cannot be directly linked to cryptocurrency.

For example: "Cryptocurrency gambling" is Gambling Addiction, fiat replaced by digital currencies doesn't necessarily means that the addiction was related to cryptos.
But don't take this the wrong way, your initiative is good and seems like the "general idea" is also needed by the non-cryptocurrency related addicted persons.
Perhaps, you can widen your Target Market? by including them in the assistance program.

Regards.

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March 30, 2018, 09:22:11 AM
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Sorry to say but, I believe that those type of addiction cannot be directly linked to cryptocurrency.

For example: "Cryptocurrency gambling" is Gambling Addiction, fiat replaced by digital currencies doesn't necessarily means that the addiction was related to cryptos.
But don't take this the wrong way, your initiative is good and seems like the "general idea" is also needed by the non-cryptocurrency related addicted persons.
Perhaps, you can widen your Target Market? by including them in the assistance program.

Regards.

I thought about the relation between crypto itself and these forms of addiction/depression for a while before creating CryptoSamaritan. I value your feedback but I have to respectfully disagree. CryptoSamaritan is designed for advice about mental health issues that arise from crypto itself, and these definitely exist.

For instance, the extreme volatility of cryptocurrency allows for both speculation and just straight-up gambling on the markets at times, and CryptoSamaritan tries to distinguish between these so that those looking for help better know the differences. Gambling with crypto can also cause a disconnect in that you are looking at a value in "BTC", "LTC" or something similar, not $ or £, and so your brain takes longer to process what you are actually wagering as it makes the conversion. It is a lot easier to wager 1 BTC than $10000.

In terms of the 'target market', I am considering adding a new page relating to people who have issues due to them having been scammed, as this is something that happens a lot due to the anonymous nature of crypto. Thoughts?

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March 31, 2018, 06:01:21 PM
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I have created some brief contribution guidelines and I am inviting people to add any suggestions or edits as a pull request to the repo for CryptoSamaritan (yep, CryptoSamaritan is open source!).

The repo: https://github.com/DiamondCardz/diamondcardz.github.io
The contribution guidelines: https://github.com/DiamondCardz/diamondcardz.github.io/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

If you have any feedback I would be very appreciative of it, and similarly any contributions you may wish to make would be appreciated, and although I don't expect to see many pull requests I would like to see some more general feedback. Smiley

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April 01, 2018, 02:36:22 PM
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Looks like your website was hacked?
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Oh man, scotaloo. Been a long time since I heard that name. To be fair that github account had a really old password.

Did ya have to change the password and the email, though?

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Oh man, scotaloo. Been a long time since I heard that name. To be fair that github account had a really old password.

Did ya have to change the password and the email, though?

To clarify, I didn't hack your site, I just saw it in your sig on a post in meta and noticed it was clearly hacked. The music is cool though.
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April 01, 2018, 03:03:39 PM
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Oh man, scotaloo. Been a long time since I heard that name. To be fair that github account had a really old password.

Did ya have to change the password and the email, though?

To clarify, I didn't hack your site, I just saw it in your sig on a post in meta and noticed it was clearly hacked. The music is cool though.

Yeah I know, that was directed at scotaloo themselves.

Sheesh, though. I remember scotaloo hacking people five years ago back when TradeFortress was still relevant and CoinChat was a thing. Interesting he's still around.

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April 01, 2018, 03:30:53 PM
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All reverted & website is back to normal, scotaloo is a surprisingly good sport, decent April Fools.

I was using an extremely old password for my github which was a bit dumb, I've seen that password in many leaks before (hence I changed passwords on most other accounts years ago, but not my github). It's all re-secured now, CryptoSamaritan is back online.

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June 04, 2018, 02:38:07 PM
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Was looking for depression and bipolar threads on the forum and bumped up to your website. Really useful for the community. I read a lot of posts considering people having tons of trouble with cryptos. Actually I have some too (not so serious though)
I am curious about what sections you are planing to add? Maybe an online volunteer supporter for critical situations?

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