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April 13, 2018, 07:24:44 AM
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I certainly hope that users are losing interest. The very fact that they are now being called "users" indicates the low level of many new members. We don't want people joining just to use the forum. This is a self-help community, and as such it is open to exploitation. It is very friendly towards new members, and this has led to an influx of beggars and thieves who just want to exploit the good nature of the established members, and the facilities here.

Lets make it hard for 'users' by tagging with red trust and a merit famine, and lets help the genuine new Bitcoin enthusiasts

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April 13, 2018, 11:44:23 AM
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https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bitcointalk.org
Alexa is not the main reference for measuring how popular Bitcointalk, and crowded visitors in Bitcointalk. indeed, from different sources almost the same but that does not mean it's all because of the merit system.

Damn this chart just looks exactly like bitcoin chart. So the merit already serve the purpose of creating it i think Grin Grin

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April 13, 2018, 12:55:34 PM
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I believe that ppl are loosing their interest on Bitcointalk.org you can see the traffic fall on the website: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bitcointalk.org

Let's share views to make this forum healthy and democratic.

I doubt any stats that comes from Alexa.
Especially since the stats for ref by country looks like this:

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Country   Percent    Rank in Country
United States    16.9%   2,670
Russia           6.4%   1,260
India            5.1%   2,566
China            4.8%   4,661
United Kingdom   4.2%   1,526

If somebody has a premium account, out of pure curiosity where is Philippine in this chart?

Besides, numbers are just numbers, if the rank is high just because people posting in altcoins and the bounty sections, then this forum no longer represents bitcoin.
Take a look at the forum stats:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=stats

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Announcements (Altcoins)      5933868
Bounties (Altcoins)              2312188
Altcoin Discussion              1811727
Bitcoin Discussion              1633192
Speculation                      1153832
Aльтepнaтивныe кpиптoвaлюты      1036924
Tokens (Altcoins)                778343
Off-topic                                738163
Economics                                651717
Beginners & Help                625285

Already close to 10% is made of posts with links to Facebook and Twitter or... junk!!!

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April 13, 2018, 01:58:35 PM
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Hello, my opinion is that the merit is the worst that happened on this forum !!!
Are you afraid of spam? Yes, all the forums on the Internet consist of 70-80% of spam, and if you remove spam then such popularity as now this forum will never be!
Yes, people want to earn a signature and there is nothing wrong with that. Better make a restriction on projects with a signature - so that they do not set requirements for a large number of posts.
P.S. It is better to completely remove the signature on the project, and cancel the merit!
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April 13, 2018, 02:37:09 PM
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I think it's a nessesary evil. It's another layer of accountability on top of the mods
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May 13, 2018, 03:38:50 PM
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Hello, my opinion is that the merit is the worst that happened on this forum !!!
Are you afraid of spam? Yes, all the forums on the Internet consist of 70-80% of spam, and if you remove spam then such popularity as now this forum will never be!
Yes, people want to earn a signature and there is nothing wrong with that. Better make a restriction on projects with a signature - so that they do not set requirements for a large number of posts.
P.S. It is better to completely remove the signature on the project, and cancel the merit!
Your comments like rich people, for us it is very important to earn income from bounty especially signature campaign. if you hate merit system most likely your SPAM, bitcointalk forums use merit system not for your own sake. but on request of some parties for future of this forum, as
  • Bitcointalk Member Polls,
  • Investors,
  • All Project developers
  • Improved forum quality





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May 13, 2018, 04:20:16 PM
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Alexa works statistically in the sense that it bases its ranking on people who have the Alexa toolbar installed. So, you will be ranked higher if more people on this forum would have it installed. More info here: https://yaro.blog/549/how-does-alexarank-work/

A few good years back I was on a domain name/web development forum and a lot of people had that toolbar installed since they used it for their work. So, if you would have compared the two forums, BCT would definitely rank lower since a lot of people don't use anything like that here although BCT has a lot more traffic than the other.

Going back to your question, merit is definitely a good improvement to the forums trying to stop shit posters rank up. You can't imagine how many people post shit everyday.

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May 13, 2018, 05:54:59 PM
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This is a nice thread and I hope the admins have checked the stats themselves. Those Alexa figures showing decrease in traffic here might be because crypto is not that much popular as it was when bitcoins peaked at $20000. However, mods have additional tools to check the activity like time spent by users and all, total posts being made.

In case, the forum is suffering because of the rule, it should be modified. Admin should be flexible enough to do so if he wants this forum to continue for long.
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