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September 18, 2015, 08:41:34 PM
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Closing in on the September 30th close date.  Since there is still a continuous trickle of withdrawals (10-20 per day), it is likely this date will be extended.  There will be a temporary placeholder when the servers are pulled in early October out of colocation.  A new withdrawal-only version of the site will be setup to continue allowing withdrawals.  Accounts that had not been emptied by September 30th will have a fee deducted to cover the cost of continuing to run servers for a service that has not been active for over 100 days.

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September 24, 2015, 06:38:09 AM
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Closing in on the September 30th close date.  Since there is still a continuous trickle of withdrawals (10-20 per day), it is likely this date will be extended.  There will be a temporary placeholder when the servers are pulled in early October out of colocation.  A new withdrawal-only version of the site will be setup to continue allowing withdrawals.  Accounts that had not been emptied by September 30th will have a fee deducted to cover the cost of continuing to run servers for a service that has not been active for over 100 days.

Is there another pool that has been closed as professionally as this one has? A clear mining close date, a website close date,  continuous updates from eleuthria |(even though the pool is no longer running and no one's paying him to do this), best efforts made to ensure previous miners are able to withdraw their cash.

I hope eleuthria's actions are used as a text book next time some one wants to close a pool (I'm looking at *you* DeepBit).



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September 26, 2015, 01:01:57 AM
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Closing in on the September 30th close date.  Since there is still a continuous trickle of withdrawals (10-20 per day), it is likely this date will be extended.  There will be a temporary placeholder when the servers are pulled in early October out of colocation.  A new withdrawal-only version of the site will be setup to continue allowing withdrawals.  Accounts that had not been emptied by September 30th will have a fee deducted to cover the cost of continuing to run servers for a service that has not been active for over 100 days.

Is there another pool that has been closed as professionally as this one has? A clear mining close date, a website close date,  continuous updates from eleuthria |(even though the pool is no longer running and no one's paying him to do this), best efforts made to ensure previous miners are able to withdraw their cash.

I hope eleuthria's actions are used as a text book next time some one wants to close a pool (I'm looking at *you* DeepBit).

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September 29, 2015, 01:09:50 PM
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Just wanted to say a huge thanks to eleuthria for running such a professional pool. Really appreciate it!
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September 30, 2015, 11:31:36 PM
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A few larger NMC withdrawals got hung up because the hot wallet ran out.  It will be refilled tonight and the withdrawals that failed will be re-processed.

Obviously, the 9/30/15 original shutoff date is being extended because of how many people decided to wait until September 20th+ to log into their accounts.  The exact length of extension hasn't been determined yet.

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October 09, 2015, 05:40:46 AM
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A few larger NMC withdrawals got hung up because the hot wallet ran out.  It will be refilled tonight and the withdrawals that failed will be re-processed.

Obviously, the 9/30/15 original shutoff date is being extended because of how many people decided to wait until September 20th+ to log into their accounts.  The exact length of extension hasn't been determined yet.

I rarely mined your pool, but it was a good experience when I did. But this is beyond the pale. How do you live with yourself? You're supposed to scam them damn coins and tell everyone to piss off!

Humour aside, everyone should take note of this. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you close a business if you must. Eleuthria, you are a gentelman and a scholar.

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October 10, 2015, 09:57:55 AM
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A few larger NMC withdrawals got hung up because the hot wallet ran out.  It will be refilled tonight and the withdrawals that failed will be re-processed.

Obviously, the 9/30/15 original shutoff date is being extended because of how many people decided to wait until September 20th+ to log into their accounts.  The exact length of extension hasn't been determined yet.

I rarely mined your pool, but it was a good experience when I did. But this is beyond the pale. How do you live with yourself? You're supposed to scam them damn coins and tell everyone to piss off!

Humour aside, everyone should take note of this. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you close a business if you must. Eleuthria, you are a gentelman and a scholar.

Indeed eleuthria good job and in microchange he will always have my 0.00003682 satoshis that the pool will keep forever so he will get a tiny tiny bit of dust from users there over time well below min withdrawal Tongue
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You have had over 115 days notice to withdraw your balance.
Withdraw your balance now or it will be kept by the pool when the servers are removed.

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October 10, 2015, 08:49:06 PM
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The servers are being pulled from colocation in about a week.  I'll be creating an even more stripped down version of the site for continuing to handle withdrawals.  Currently withdrawal requests are processed every 6 hours.  After the servers are pulled, they will only be processed manually every few days.

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October 16, 2015, 08:59:54 PM
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The pool website is undergoing some modifications to create a "lite" version that can be used to continue facilitating withdrawals after the servers are pulled.  Withdrawals may be paused occasionally during this process, but they will be queued and sent out within 24 hours (though most likely they'll still go out every 6 hours).


Namecoin has been completely removed from the site at this time, no more withdrawals will be processed.



If you have not downloaded a CSV export of your BTC earnings/withdrawals, you should do so within the next 72 hours.  The "lite" version of the site will not have your complete history available, only a snapshot of total earned, total paid, and balance owed.  Accounts with no balances owed will be completely removed from the "lite" version of the site.

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October 16, 2015, 09:57:25 PM
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I just deleted 1.3 million accounts from the database.  These accounts all had *zero* earnings during their entire history at BTC Guild, either because they never mined at all, had only submitted bad shares (trying to run a scrypt miner on a BTC pool), or had only mined during shifts that had not found any blocks.


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Just to clairfy:  Only accounts that had never earned even 0.0000001 BTC were deleted.  If the account earned a single satoshi in its lifetime, it is still present in the database even if the full balance has been withdrawn.

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October 17, 2015, 05:07:24 PM
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Thanks for the great service and keeping everyone up to date with what is going on with the server.  I mined at the guild for almost a year and it was a good time.
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October 17, 2015, 09:55:53 PM
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The previous warning regarding CSV exports is no longer applicable.  The new "lite" site will still have this capability.  However, it is still recommended that users utilize the CSV export feature for their own tax/accounting records.  Once the "lite" version of the site goes down, this information will no longer be available to you.

EDIT:  Added CSV export options to the Dashboard page so it's more obvious (used to be on Settings page).

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October 18, 2015, 08:22:09 PM
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After giving it a lot of thought, the FINAL, deadline for withdrawals of BTC on BTC Guild, as well as any other information exports, will be

December 12, 2015


This date represents 180 days from the initial closure announcement.  It also covers the majority of the holiday buying season, where I expect there will be an uptick in the number of people trying to find the coins they had stashed away on various sites.  This effectively *doubles* the original time frame given for withdrawals which was already extremely generous.  It will also mean that more than 10% of the total time that BTC Guild existed was devoted entirely to letting people get their coins out after the service was closed.

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October 21, 2015, 03:46:40 PM
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After giving it a lot of thought, the FINAL, deadline for withdrawals of BTC on BTC Guild, as well as any other information exports, will be

December 12, 2015

This date represents 180 days from the initial closure announcement.  It also covers the majority of the holiday buying season, where I expect there will be an uptick in the number of people trying to find the coins they had stashed away on various sites.  This effectively *doubles* the original time frame given for withdrawals which was already extremely generous.  It will also mean that more than 10% of the total time that BTC Guild existed was devoted entirely to letting people get their coins out after the service was closed.
Just curious.
How many people still have dust in their accounts?
Any significant AWOL people, like any covert people that were mining at the Guild but never cared about the coins (implying they were just doing it to experiment or for some higher purpose)?

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October 21, 2015, 04:14:58 PM
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After giving it a lot of thought, the FINAL, deadline for withdrawals of BTC on BTC Guild, as well as any other information exports, will be

December 12, 2015

This date represents 180 days from the initial closure announcement.  It also covers the majority of the holiday buying season, where I expect there will be an uptick in the number of people trying to find the coins they had stashed away on various sites.  This effectively *doubles* the original time frame given for withdrawals which was already extremely generous.  It will also mean that more than 10% of the total time that BTC Guild existed was devoted entirely to letting people get their coins out after the service was closed.
Just curious.
How many people still have dust in their accounts?
Any significant AWOL people, like any covert people that were mining at the Guild but never cared about the coins (implying they were just doing it to experiment or for some higher purpose)?

There's a couple thousand accounts with less than 0.01 but more than 0.0001.  There's a few (less than 100) very old accounts with no email, no wallet, etc. assigned to them with more than 1 BTC owed, that haven't been logged in to since 2011-2012.

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October 21, 2015, 06:16:04 PM
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wowsers, reminds me of the guy who mined like 100 btc and left the wallet on an old hard disk.  Forgot all about it, then threw away the disk, after years then realising its at the local dump.  Not much you can do if people have moved on, virtual money down the sofa back.

I cant remember my slush cz account just I know its barely got anything maybe a few nmc

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October 22, 2015, 01:55:30 AM
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There's a couple thousand accounts with less than 0.01 but more than 0.0001.  There's a few (less than 100) very old accounts with no email, no wallet, etc. assigned to them with more than 1 BTC owed, that haven't been logged in to since 2011-2012.

Oh, they're mine. I totally forgot about those um coins of mine. What are my usernames and passwords again?

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October 22, 2015, 02:25:15 AM
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There's a couple thousand accounts with less than 0.01 but more than 0.0001.  There's a few (less than 100) very old accounts with no email, no wallet, etc. assigned to them with more than 1 BTC owed, that haven't been logged in to since 2011-2012.

Oh, they're mine. I totally forgot about those um coins of mine. What are my usernames and passwords again?

LULZ

They're mine as well actually.......
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October 22, 2015, 02:28:33 AM
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There's a couple thousand accounts with less than 0.01 but more than 0.0001.  There's a few (less than 100) very old accounts with no email, no wallet, etc. assigned to them with more than 1 BTC owed, that haven't been logged in to since 2011-2012.

Oh, they're mine. I totally forgot about those um coins of mine. What are my usernames and passwords again?

I know it's a joke, but you have no idea how many emails I got over the last 3 months of people saying they forgot their username and password (and their email didn't match any account ever registered), but were adamant they had multiple BTC in their balance and were demanding help.

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Yeah, I can imagine......no fun for you at all, I don't envy you.
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