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August 17, 2011, 11:32:17 PM
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2 BTC BitcoinForum.net Promotion

The Basics:
If you make a non-spam post on www.bitcoinforums.net sometime this month (August), you will automatically be eligible for a randomly-given prize of 2 BTC.  Multiple posts will give you multiple entries into the drawing.  This is a promotion to help get more people using the bitcoinforums.net forum.

No spammy posts!
Multiple posts DO help your chances (you'll have one "ticket" in the drawing for each post you make), but I do NOT want to see posts that are made just for the sake of making posts.  Add something constructive to the discussion, or start a new discussion.  Introduction threads are ok.  Just nothing like a post that just says "Hi.", or a post that is duplicated in multiple places.  And try to limit simple posts that add nothing to the discussion, such as "+1", "This." or "I agree".  I won't make small quantities of those sort of posts against the rules, but please limit your use of them.  Information regarding your own websites/promotions are ok to post, so long as they are posted in the proper section.

Fineprint:
Any post made between 8/1/11 12:00AM server time and 8/31/11 11:59PM server time is eligible for the drawing.  By 9/7/2011, a query will be run on the postings database, and all posts will be numbered in the sequence they appear in that query.  A random number will be generated via random.org, between 1 and the total number of posts.  Whichever post's sequence number matches with the random number wins.  If the random number falls on a post made by SgtSpike, a redraw will commence until a person not named SgtSpike wins.

Broadcasting:
Also, if anyone has a good idea of a way for me to broadcast this drawing while it happens (to avoid any disputes of unfairness or favoritism), I would appreciate it.  Otherwise, I'll just deal with the disputes.

Mods of bitcointalk.org:
If this is the wrong place for this thread, please move it as you see fit.  I couldn't really find a good place to post a "promotion" thread.
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August 18, 2011, 05:59:49 AM
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I thought I'd get more interest giving away free BTC!  Does the prize need to be increased?  Not enough BTC to make it worth signing up for a new forum?
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August 18, 2011, 09:53:37 AM
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Make it 5 BTC and I'le spam the shit out of you.
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August 18, 2011, 11:30:55 AM
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2 BTC BitcoinForum.net Promotion

If you make a non-spam post on www.bitcoinforums.net sometime this month (August), you will automatically be eligible for a randomly-given prize of 2 BTC.  Multiple posts will give you multiple entries into the drawing.  This is a promotion to help get more people using the bitcoinforums.net forum.


Well I can understand why just straight out appealing to people's self-interest might seem to be a winning tactic around here.. but call me crazy.. it also comes across as just another tacky-crappy marketing ploy for something I don't know if I care about.

Why not appeal to people's interest in the overall expansion/success of the bitcoin community and explain how bitcoinforums.net fits into that..  and then offer the financial reward/prize thing as a sweetener on top of that?   At the moment it's all largely-illusory sweetener but no dessert.

What is bitcoinforum.net for? What problem is it solving? Is it just competition for bitcointalk.org? 
Is this intended to split the community somehow? Along what lines? Is that good anyway?


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August 18, 2011, 01:17:41 PM
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why do we need another forum, when we have the "official" forums here? Besides, you are spamming these forums with ads for your own forums, but you are requesting people to not post spam in your forums.  WTH dude?
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August 18, 2011, 05:02:44 PM
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Thanks for the input all!

Make it 5 BTC and I'le spam the shit out of you.
I'll consider it.  I don't want spam though, but if by spam, you mean "make lots of good posts", then I'm all for it.

2 BTC BitcoinForum.net Promotion

If you make a non-spam post on www.bitcoinforums.net sometime this month (August), you will automatically be eligible for a randomly-given prize of 2 BTC.  Multiple posts will give you multiple entries into the drawing.  This is a promotion to help get more people using the bitcoinforums.net forum.


Well I can understand why just straight out appealing to people's self-interest might seem to be a winning tactic around here.. but call me crazy.. it also comes across as just another tacky-crappy marketing ploy for something I don't know if I care about.

Why not appeal to people's interest in the overall expansion/success of the bitcoin community and explain how bitcoinforums.net fits into that..  and then offer the financial reward/prize thing as a sweetener on top of that?   At the moment it's all largely-illusory sweetener but no dessert.

What is bitcoinforum.net for? What problem is it solving? Is it just competition for bitcointalk.org?  
Is this intended to split the community somehow? Along what lines? Is that good anyway?
It's not intended to split the community.  It's intended to decentralize the reliance we have on this forum here.  Myself, I also enjoy the slicker interface that a xenForo-based forum provides (vs SMF that is used here, and feels like it is from the 90's), but I understand that most people don't really care much as long as it works.  But the biggest goal is simply to decrease the reliance everyone has on this particular forum/site.  If it goes down, what does anyone have to turn to?  We need to have excellent forum discussions in multiple places, so that if one source is down, people can still find information on the second or third source.

It is extremely difficult to market a new forum without offering incentives, no matter how good it sounds.  Reason being, a forum is only interesting if people post regularly on it.  And to get people posting regularly on it, there must be regular discussions to post on.  It's a vicious circle of nothing happening if I don't force it to start happening.  I can only pull so many ideas out of my hat each day to post about, so I need to offer incentive to other people to post so that we can have more discussions, so that more people regularly use it, and we can eventually have a second place of discussion.

why do we need another forum, when we have the "official" forums here? Besides, you are spamming these forums with ads for your own forums, but you are requesting people to not post spam in your forums.  WTH dude?
See my above response for the answer to your first question.

I suppose I need to revise my definition of spam then.  Spam is any post which doesn't make sense, or doesn't add information that may be of value to other people.  Like a post that simply says "Boo!".  No one wants to read that.  Also, obvious scams would be considered spam and would be deleted.  But, I absolutely don't mind people coming in and advertising their own websites or promotions though (provided it is posted in the correct section of the forum).
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August 18, 2011, 07:21:04 PM
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I suppose I need to revise my definition of spam then.  Spam is any post which doesn't make sense, or doesn't add information that may be of value to other people.  Like a post that simply says "Boo!".  No one wants to read that.  Also, obvious scams would be considered spam and would be deleted.  But, I absolutely don't mind people coming in and advertising their own websites or promotions though (provided it is posted in the correct section of the forum).

So, your sales pitch is that you will run a forum we can safely point regular people to?

That would be a welcome change indeed.

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August 18, 2011, 07:35:19 PM
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I suppose I need to revise my definition of spam then.  Spam is any post which doesn't make sense, or doesn't add information that may be of value to other people.  Like a post that simply says "Boo!".  No one wants to read that.  Also, obvious scams would be considered spam and would be deleted.  But, I absolutely don't mind people coming in and advertising their own websites or promotions though (provided it is posted in the correct section of the forum).

So, your sales pitch is that you will run a forum we can safely point regular people to?

That would be a welcome change indeed.
I don't want to walk into a trap here, so what do you mean by "regular people"?
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August 18, 2011, 08:28:15 PM
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I don't want to walk into a trap here, so what do you mean by "regular people"?

No trap Smiley I'm talking about people who don't know what a cryptocurrency is, do not believe the world is run by a secret cabal of bankers, don't think ponzi schemes are a valid line of work, don't ...

There are a lot of weird posts here. That's ok, I like almost-unmoderated personally. A lot of people don't.

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August 18, 2011, 08:33:26 PM
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I don't want to walk into a trap here, so what do you mean by "regular people"?

No trap Smiley I'm talking about people who don't know what a cryptocurrency is, do not believe the world is run by a secret cabal of bankers, don't think ponzi schemes are a valid line of work, don't ...

There are a lot of weird posts here. That's ok, I like almost-unmoderated personally. A lot of people don't.
Ah, ok.  I would like to hope that regular people could be safely pointed that direction.  I mean, the forum won't disallow conspiracy theories, etc, but I do hope that the more modern interface would facilitate a more mainstream crowd of people as well.  But you never know where the crowd might take discussions on a public forum either...
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August 28, 2011, 09:32:03 PM
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Yes....

Everyone I know is complaining about the current state of this forum..... which has made it almost useless....  with the children who are all about vandalizing the forum with viscous comments and attacking everyone.  

So I finally decided to start a new forum again...    so we can get back to the "good old days" of discussing Bitcoin as adults...  without trolling  ( or, as I call it, forum vandalism ).

The link will remain in my signature line below.....   which is:    http://tinyurl.com/bitcoinpeople

Please come join me there for a breath of fresh air.....    Free and open discussion of All Things Bitcoin....  without all the junk posts.

Personally, I will no longer be posting in this forum.....   except to link to a post in this New forum.
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August 29, 2011, 10:18:06 PM
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Yes....

Everyone I know is complaining about the current state of this forum..... which has made it almost useless....  with the children who are all about vandalizing the forum with viscous comments and attacking everyone.  

So I finally decided to start a new forum again...    so we can get back to the "good old days" of discussing Bitcoin as adults...  without trolling  ( or, as I call it, forum vandalism ).

The link will remain in my signature line below.....   which is:    http://tinyurl.com/bitcoinpeople

Please come join me there for a breath of fresh air.....    Free and open discussion of All Things Bitcoin....  without all the junk posts.

Personally, I will no longer be posting in this forum.....   except to link to a post in this New forum.

I have to say that running away will not do anything but show that you are a coward.

Just because people post things that disagree with you does not mean that they are doing anything wrong. In my personal observation your show and your attitude has changed since your first bitcoin episode.

Yes i admit I could not have done a better job than you, but that is not my talent/strength. I do know that those are your strengths and the current situation with the bitcoin show, I would expect better from you.


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September 02, 2011, 04:10:07 AM
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Not sure why Bruce chose to post in this thread, but the forum promotion is over!  153 non-SgtSpike posts were made during August, so those will be the entries.

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Which matches up with the name... jfreak53! Not too surprised, given his post volume there. I will contact him to request a bitcoin address to send the prize to!
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September 03, 2011, 08:53:30 PM
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I missed out, do over!

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September 03, 2011, 11:18:18 PM
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Lol, I may.  Just lost 27 BTC to a scam though, so trying to resave my BTC from that happening...
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September 04, 2011, 12:14:13 AM
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Just lost 27 BTC to a scam though, so trying to resave my BTC from that happening...

That sucks.  You should invest in scam insurance, which it just so happens that I'm offering!  You can PM for specific rates relative to the amount of bitcoins you'd like to insure and how many risks you intend to take.

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