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May 04, 2018, 10:03:59 AM
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I don’t  get enough smerits to spend as often as I would like to. This has made me decide that I am only going to give merits to high quality posters, lower ranked members; I won’t give any for Legendary members and maybe not to Hero members either.

I think it is better due to scarcity to save them for people who have a long way to rank up rather than for those who are at the top already and get merits easily.

What do you think about? Do you do the same? Do you think it is fair?
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May 04, 2018, 11:04:17 AM
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I don’t  get enough smerits to spend as often as I would like to. This has made me decide that I am only going to give merits to lower ranked members; I won’t give any for Legendary members and maybe not to Hero members either.

I think it is better due to scarcity to save them for people who have a long way to rank up rather than for those who are at the top already and get merits easily.

What do you think about? Do you do the same? Do you think it is fair?


I very rarely have any myself, and if i got some i send them quite fast as there are many posts that deserve it but does not receive merit.
But i like your idea and might start to do the same.

And is it fair? Yes as long as the post you give merit to are post you believe deserve it.
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May 04, 2018, 11:09:40 AM
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I very rarely have any myself, and if i got some i send them quite fast as there are many posts that deserve it ...

I used to do that but I ran out so quickly that I've changed my mind now.
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May 04, 2018, 11:42:53 AM
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I don’t  get enough smerits to spend as often as I would like to. This has made me decide that I am only going to give merits to lower ranked members; I won’t give any for Legendary members and maybe not to Hero members either.

I think it is better due to scarcity to save them for people who have a long way to rank up rather than for those who are at the top already and get merits easily.

What do you think about? Do you do the same? Do you think it is fair?


I think ,it is a good idea.It will boost the confidence of new member and he will try to post more useful post for us.
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May 04, 2018, 01:49:58 PM
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I think it is better due to scarcity to save them for people who have a long way to rank up rather than for those who are at the top already and get merits easily.

I think it is better to award them to posts you find interesting, without considering the author.
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May 04, 2018, 04:00:05 PM
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As long as you give Merit for members who make constructive posts, i don't see any problem. But for me, i ignore user rank and decide whether to give Merit solely based on their posts/thread quality.
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May 04, 2018, 10:11:28 PM
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I was starting to use the strategy that the OP suggested. I wanted to be a good guy and help people rank up that deserve it. I was being really picky though on who exactly would get my 1 smerit. However, it appears that my smerits faucet is running over. Going to lower my criteria just a tad. Cheesy
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May 04, 2018, 11:50:43 PM
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I was starting to use the strategy that the OP suggested. I wanted to be a good guy and help people rank up that deserve it. I was being really picky though on who exactly would get my 1 smerit. However, it appears that my smerits faucet is running over. Going to lower my criteria just a tad. Cheesy

I have lowered my standard just a bit. I still ask for a decent constructive post, but sometimes I may overlook how accurate it is or if it has links and sources.
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May 05, 2018, 02:11:20 AM
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I don’t  get enough smerits to spend as often as I would like to. This has made me decide that I am only going to give merits to lower ranked members; I won’t give any for Legendary members and maybe not to Hero members either.

I think it is better due to scarcity to save them for people who have a long way to rank up rather than for those who are at the top already and get merits easily.
What do you think about? Do you do the same? Do you think it is fair?
Yes it will be better if you'll only give merit for lower ranks but most of good quality posts created, the authors is on a high rank like Hero or Legendary even they don't need it because their rank are likely "maximum". Most of my sMerits are given to Full Member below. I agreed with this because I'm only a member wants to rank up. I had seen many low ranks trying to post a good one but sometimes it's results to spamming that's why  their are only few that are very sincere to rank by doing it their own.
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May 05, 2018, 02:43:23 AM
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I merit posts, not posters. Unfortunately I can't really avoid noticing the poster's name/rank/etc when I'm reading their post but I try to train myself to not pay attention to that and merit based solely on the content of the post.

That said, I don't see anything wrong with the OP's approach if the supply of sMerits is limited and you have to choose who gets them.
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May 05, 2018, 04:07:27 AM
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I don’t  get enough smerits to spend as often as I would like to. This has made me decide that I am only going to give merits to lower ranked members; I won’t give any for Legendary members and maybe not to Hero members either.

I think it is better due to scarcity to save them for people who have a long way to rank up rather than for those who are at the top already and get merits easily.

What do you think about? Do you do the same? Do you think it is fair?


I agree with you. It is indeed a help to merit lower ranks that post a quality post.

Thank you for your generosity! More power!
I hope many higher rank members here in bitcointalk has that generosity and fairness like you.
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May 05, 2018, 04:26:11 AM
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I think it is better due to scarcity to save them for people who have a long way to rank up rather than for those who are at the top already and get merits easily.

I think it is better to award them to posts you find interesting, without considering the author.

I would do that if I had unlimited smerits and, in fact, that was what I was doing before.

The problem with that is that I find interesting posts soon, and I run out. So, when I find more interesting posts, I don’t have merits to send. With limited smerits, I consider awarding posts written by a Legendary member a waste. With Hero members is not so much of a waste, but they get them easily.
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May 05, 2018, 04:49:28 AM
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It's not fair. Higher-ranked users still need sMerits to reward other users. You should merit posts that deserve it, regardless of rank.
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May 05, 2018, 08:44:31 AM
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I think the sole criterion should be the benefit the post brings to the forum and its members. As you can see, I have awarded merits to two legendaries in this thread. Smiley
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May 05, 2018, 09:12:18 AM
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It's not fair. Higher-ranked users still need sMerits to reward other users. You should merit posts that deserve it, regardless of rank.

Yeah but lower rank users is badly in need of merit to level up, we consider it as a form of charity.
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May 05, 2018, 09:16:07 AM
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It's not fair. Higher-ranked users still need sMerits to reward other users. You should merit posts that deserve it, regardless of rank.

Yeah but lower rank users is badly in need of merit to level up, we consider it as a form of charity.

This forum isn't a charity. Hopefully those looking for charity rewards will go elsewhere now that merits have been introduced. They were screwing u the forum for those of us who don't mind working for a living.
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May 05, 2018, 09:57:07 AM
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It's not fair. Higher-ranked users still need sMerits to reward other users. You should merit posts that deserve it, regardless of rank.

Yeah but lower rank users is badly in need of merit to level up, we consider it as a form of charity.

This forum isn't a charity. Hopefully those looking for charity rewards will go elsewhere now that merits have been introduced. They were screwing u the forum for those of us who don't mind working for a living.

I got you, but in my own opinion there is a difference between equality and justice.
So, if you treat others equally you mean that regardless of the rank you will give merit to those who have quality post.
But if you choose justice you will give merit to those in need of merit but also deserving to have merit and who posts quality posts.
In other words prioritize lower rank users who are also deserving to have merit.
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May 05, 2018, 11:53:12 AM
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we consider it as a form of charity.
Merit is not charity. If you want it, you'll have to earn it.
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May 05, 2018, 12:14:00 PM
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we consider it as a form of charity.
Merit is not charity. If you want it, you'll have to earn it.

I know, actually it depends on the user.
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May 05, 2018, 02:33:12 PM
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Hello, as a low-ranked member I believe this merit system is good and your idea of saving is not bad, as long you really give it to people who deserve it. I believe you will be often seeing yourself giving merit to older people because they are more used and better on finding and posting interesting content. However, I really would like a system where anyone can highlight a good post (tho I fear the spamming), so it's easier for veterans to see it and give it more merit chances, I often see really fruitful topics without any merit and I wonder if it's not because enough veterans has seen it.
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