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Hello guys!

I am new to this forum, I started using it just after the merit system was implemented, so I was one of the "lucky" ones as I got zero merit for free.

I was active in Reddit for some time but when I discovered this forum, I became addicted to it and I really enjoyed the merit system.
A merit differs from a Like (facebook) or an Upvote (Reddit), because sMerits are not free, you have to earn them to be able to give. So only really good posts get merited.

Anyway, I decided that I wanted to become a Full Member, and for that I needed 100 merit. That was pretty of a challenge. I made a deadline: I would like to get 100 merit before 120 activity.
I didn't expect, but I got 100 merit much faster than that!!

I am truly interested in cryptocurrencies. I like it's technology, I like to use it as a payment method and I really enjoy it as an investment. I think my love for Bitcoin and crypto made this path easier.

I want to share some of my thoughts about the merit system with some other people who like me love cryptos and are walking this arduous (but rewarding) path towards higher forums ranks:

  • Create a watchlist for boards you like, and visit those boards often.

  • Look for topics with few replies. Some questions and topics created are really dumb. But if you want you can provide great answers to those questions! You can even learn while answering a dumb question. I saw this Bruce Lee quote some other day:
    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer "

  • I like to research a lot about crypto. After my researches sometimes I create a topic about something I learned, this can help others.

  • The most important: Make good quality posts and WAIT, don't expect merits now!. Good posts are the true merit sources, and they will be forever awarding merits to you!
    After you create a history of good posts you will be receiving merits constantly, few ones each day. If your posts are good, people will read them, even if they are "lost" in page 10.
    This effect is exponential. My first 20 merits were the harder. I produced a lot of good content when I joined the forum, and now I am receiving merits from posts I did not even remember anymore.


So be patient, write good content, help others. Merits will come slowly, one by one, but exponentially! If you post good content, you will get the merits you need.


Next objective: 250 merits!!
(i hate this activity system!! lol)

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April 12, 2018, 04:44:31 AM
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Wow bro! You are really awesome! I hope that people like you will inspire other people to get merit. Instead of complaining on how to get merit and struggle with it, just work hard, research make Good Quality posts!
You are one of the few people who prooves that we can rank up. To be honest, just seeing your merits makes me think that I can also do it. thanks for the advice it really helps me a lot. Yes, being patient is one of the biggest factor in this forum as it takes time and more effort if you really want to rank up. I will learn from you and think that I can also do it, a 100 merits. it is really a challenge. lol.

+2 merits for this post. I can only give you this because I don't have extra smerit..

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April 12, 2018, 05:05:42 AM
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Good man, welcome to the club.
The system is working no matter what.
I started from 10 and here I am, looking forward to Sr. Member.

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April 12, 2018, 05:11:10 AM
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I am truly interested in cryptocurrencies. I like it's technology, I like to use it as a payment method and I really enjoy it as an investment. I think my love for Bitcoin and crypto made this path easier.

That's the most important distinction between you and those moaning.  Wink

Well done and thanks for proving the system is working as intended.

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April 12, 2018, 05:14:05 AM
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I participated in the forum for more than a year and not have a merit.
You are very lucky and thank you for sharing.
I will apply your way

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April 12, 2018, 05:34:36 AM
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  • I like to research a lot about crypto. After my researches sometimes I create a topic about something I learned, this can help others.


Creating a topic will likely further your learning also. Sometimes when your learning a complex subject you may get something wrong, and by creating a topic related to what you've just learned and going into detail will likely have mistakes, and the community can further highlight any mistakes you may have heard. I'm not saying to create a topic every time,  but it certainly helps further your knowledge at certain subjects.

Good job on proving that the system is working. It's refreshing to see someone eager to learn about Bitcoin and it's technology.

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April 12, 2018, 07:11:25 AM
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Everyone should read this thread instead of begging for merits.
It's a fact that this merit system is not bad at all.
And why it seems so bad? because we made it look like "it is bad".
We can learn that anyone can get merit if they're qualified for it.
You are a good example for us. Thanks for making this thread.
I've opened up my mind to this merit system.
And Congrats On Your Completed Task

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April 12, 2018, 01:18:52 PM
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Well, really good for you, probably other users can learn from you. Though, in as much as I don't really care about the whole merit thing that much, its still a good thing to see that the system is working genuinely.

As for looking for topics with few replies; its most times tough to see good posts let alone good ones that have 'few' replies cause most of the posts you see are repeated posts that have been replied to many times. I think one has to be online 24/7 to catch up with good post and I'm personally not good at keeping up with it.

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April 12, 2018, 01:46:40 PM
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Thumbs up! Not an easy feat and another example of how it can be done, although not many make the breakthrough easily now.

Unmerited users really should look at posts from guys that make it to understand the hows and whys of things.
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April 12, 2018, 01:54:17 PM
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Congrats, and I'm such a sheep that I gave you a merit as well.

For me, your most important point was the one where you suggest posting in threads with few replies, especially if the title looks interesting.

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You rocked it, man!!
But, also, you're one in a million. This is really obvious you are a crypto lover, in the good sense. Your topic review makes anybody interested in crypto world feel proud of your efforts.
Sadly, this is really difficult to find here. Even when I totally agree with your advice about how to earn merit, few are going to understand them or even read it. Few are willing to make a research, they are only here seeking how to earn money instead of knowledge. I believe the forum has been placed as someplace where you can do easy money, and that's why we all have too many newbies with such a goal.
Anyway, people like you through light into the forum and I am really glad for you to be recompensated as you deserve.
Congrats, and thanks for all those amazing posts!!!!

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April 12, 2018, 02:45:19 PM
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impressive performance. You can be really proud of yourself  Smiley
with english as your mother tongue it is easier than in sub forums but of course far away from easy.

nice example how it can work but clearly the exception.
keep going  Smiley

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April 12, 2018, 03:57:31 PM
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Thanks everyone for all these kind words =D

+2 merits for this post. I can only give you this because I don't have extra smerit..
Thank you! You will do it sooner than you expect!

As for looking for topics with few replies; its most times tough to see good posts let alone good ones that have 'few' replies cause most of the posts you see are repeated posts that have been replied to many times. I think one has to be online 24/7 to catch up with good post and I'm personally not good at keeping up with it.

This is what I tried to explain. You do not need good posts with few replies (which are scarce). You can go to not so good ones, with few replies, and provide a great answer!  Most topics with 5 pages replies should have been locked already, no need to reply them!

with english as your mother tongue it is easier than in sub forums but of course far away from easy.

English is not my mother tongue, and I find that this was good for me!

I translate some of my posts to my local board (portuguese) and I find interesting discussions there as well. In my local board we have a completely different forum. There are other demands there. People lack of more technical discussions, and are eager for basic crypto knowledge, such as recovering forks, what is a SegWit address, what is an Adblock... Those topics are not demanded here.

This forum is improving my English writing skills too!

I believe the forum has been placed as someplace where you can do easy money, and that's why we all have too many newbies with such a goal.
Yeah, this is pretty bad for the forum, and if we continued down this road nobody would be making money anymore, as there is no reason to pay for spammers signatures. As soon as companies realizes that (I don't know how they have not realized it yet), campaigns are gonna be a lot different.

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April 12, 2018, 04:57:39 PM
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Good Read. And you know what creating a good history of quality posts works. Just like what I do in Reddit, I often visit those Redditors who have the most up votes or who currently have been doing good posts lately as I know they have the most to contribute in the community, I always give them an up vote in return. There will come a time where Bitcoin users will do the same. As if they see your name almost often you will receive a merit as you are reputable for contributing good posts.

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Points taken.  Roll Eyes Hope there would be a lot of newbies that are frustrated and already lose hope that they will reach higher ranks in the forum that will read this and be more inspired and motivated like me to make posts with good contents. After all, the main goal of this forum is to share knowledge with everyone but this is being overlapped by the fact that most members here only wants to earn money for themselves that's why they are creating countless accounts just to spam the forum with useless topics for the sake on earning.

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Props to you, OP.  I've not read any of your other posts, but you seem to be the kind of member who should be allowed to rank up, i.e., not a spammer or a scammer.  Hell, even Theymos merited your post here.

Nice to see the merit system working out, because while OP ranked up, there are thousands of people here who didn't and shouldn't ever rank up, and it's thanks to the merit system that this is the case.  So to all the garbage posters who start threads whining about how unfair it all is, that they're being discriminated against for being....whatever....this is evidence that creating the merit system was a good move.  A brilliant move at that.

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April 12, 2018, 05:49:55 PM
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Great post! I like your optimism and fun attitude! I didn't realize that having a post in a megathread or a "spam thread" still had the possibility of being merited.

I've been getting the impression that it's frowned upon to post in spam threads, no matter how great a quality your post has.

My low key goal is to get 100 merits too, before 100 activity, but I'm not really seeing that happening. I've been busy as of late with work, and so I haven't had enough time to devote to researching and writing a stellar bitcointalk post. But, I'm part of a sig campaign, so I'm still required to make a minimum amount of posts per week. For the past two weeks, I've found that I've been simply finding easy topics to reply to and just post something that's slightly thoughtful and not generic. I've been feeling a little guilty about htat, because I noticed I've been repeating myself about, "ETH TA BEING $360!!!" in more than two post replies.... eh... I felt like a broken record, lol.

I think the reason you've received so many merits is that you really put a lot of genuine effort into getting to know more about crypto, and posting about what you've learned so that others can learn too. That's definitely meritable, in it of itself.

I've honestly wanted to research mining crypto, but with my technical shortfaflls, it's such a headache. I've wanted to participate more in the mining boards... but yeah, I just am not too competent in that field.

Thanks for providing these merit insights, though! I've created a merit guide myself, but it's gotten its fair share of both critics and fans.

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April 12, 2018, 06:13:41 PM
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after i read this i was thinking about something. what do you think?

could it be possible that users who are recognized have it easier to receive merit? you dont just have to write valid post. you have to write valid post and through that other users realize that you exist. and if you have something special - like a sig or an avatar you will be recognized later and the change to receive further merit is higher.

even if the OP may be an exception




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Congratulations! This post of yours should inspire others, especially for those who have been struggling (and complaining) how hard the merit system is and how it prevents other users from ranking up. The tips you have provided may serve as a guide for those who have been whining about how unfair the merit system is since they don't receive any merits. You're genuine passion for cryptocurrency has been key to your success, which has been lacking for those who have been desperately begging or fishing for merits yet fail to do so.
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April 12, 2018, 08:27:31 PM
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Thank for advises , you wise and patient man. This good example for beginners who dont know how get merit.

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