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September 17, 2018, 10:53:05 AM
Last edit: September 17, 2018, 01:18:23 PM by vlad230
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I assume everyone knows by now that there was a new change to the ranking-up system and in order to rank-up to Jr. Member you need 1 merit. Also, all of the Jr. Members that did not have any merit were demoted to Newbie.
You can read more about it here: Enhanced newbie restrictions & requirements

This is a good approach to stopping the shit posting/spam in the forums and this might help us regain the Bitcoin & Altcoin discussion forums which were lost to spam a long time ago.

Another thing that needs to be fixed since there are a lot of people here that have higher ranks and still post garbage, is a better control over the shit campaign managers that basically pay people to spam. This way we could kill the cause completely and not the effect.

So, to all you guys that were demoted to Newbie please stop wasting your time by bitching about it and start contributing to the forum in order to receive merit and rank-up.

If you wonder where is the best place to start, then take a look at the rules here: Unofficial list of (official) Bitcointalk.org rules, guidelines, FAQ


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September 17, 2018, 11:01:44 AM
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So, to all you guys that were demoted to Newbie please stop wasting your time by bitching about it and start contributing to the forum in order to receive merit and rank-up.

Or buy Copper Membership here
It will be so satisfying to report Copper spammer /I already did btw/, then you know that you loose time catching them ,but they loose money.

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September 17, 2018, 11:14:14 AM
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Or buy Copper Membership here
It will be so satisfying to report Copper spammer /I already did btw/, then you know that you loose time catching them ,but they loose money.
Yeah, you can buy the Copper membership but I think putting some time into your posts would be more beneficial long term.
If they buy the Copper Membership and then continue to spam the forums that's not solving our problems here.

Good catch BTW!  Grin I hope he will be red tagged as soon as possible.

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September 17, 2018, 11:22:03 AM
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theymos just killed meta  Grin

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September 17, 2018, 11:29:21 AM
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theymos just killed meta  Grin
Even worse than back in January.

I kind of just woke up and haven't read the deluge of posts here yet, but are all of these Jr. Members that got busted back down to Newbie level going to get kicked out of their signature campaigns?  I would imagine they'd have to be since they can no longer wear any signature, right?  That sucks for them, but it's good for the forum overall.

Theymos, I applaud you for doing this.  It took some balls, but it was the right thing to do.

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September 17, 2018, 11:40:51 AM
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but are all of these Jr. Members that got busted back down to Newbie level going to get kicked out of their signature campaigns?  I would imagine they'd have to be since they can no longer wear any signature, right?  That sucks for them, but it's good for the forum overall.

Yep, they're back to the newbie corner.

The thing is, I wonder why they're not focusing on making a good/contributive post, but choose to complaints and accuse theymos to be unfair, and etc. Even on my local board, there are a lot of accusations and complaints here and there. Meta? Nah, I will stop visiting meta for the next weeks because of this.

1 merit is not that hard, even I can get 1 merit by posting funny pic :/

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September 17, 2018, 12:36:51 PM
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Even worse than back in January.

I kind of just woke up and haven't read the deluge of posts here yet, but are all of these Jr. Members that got busted back down to Newbie level going to get kicked out of their signature campaigns?  I would imagine they'd have to be since they can no longer wear any signature, right?  That sucks for them, but it's good for the forum overall.

Theymos, I applaud you for doing this.  It took some balls, but it was the right thing to do.
Hopefully, the signature campaign managers give them tough love, and allow them 1 week to get a merit or they are kicked out. I imagine we'll be catching a few alt accounts meriting each other in the next few days.

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September 17, 2018, 12:47:52 PM
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Of course i will get used to the new forum update. i dont have a choice.
i just hope that the 36 new merit source accounts will do well to award merit to meaningful posts. And not award merit to a picture. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5030366.msg45810400#msg45810400  Grin Grin
I just have one question will i be awarded merit based on my previous post or current post.
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September 17, 2018, 12:58:32 PM
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Just when I thought the endless merit posts in Meta were over....

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September 17, 2018, 01:07:46 PM
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theymos just killed meta  Grin
Even worse than back in January.

I kind of just woke up and haven't read the deluge of posts here yet, but are all of these Jr. Members that got busted back down to Newbie level going to get kicked out of their signature campaigns?  I would imagine they'd have to be since they can no longer wear any signature, right?  That sucks for them, but it's good for the forum overall.

Theymos, I applaud you for doing this.  It took some balls, but it was the right thing to do.
Another way, the new-newbie will destroy this forum buy a ton of shit post to get one merit  Sad
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September 17, 2018, 01:14:23 PM
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Just when I thought the endless merit posts in Meta were over....
Never gonna happen Grin

Before: Getting Merit Is A Big Deal

Now: Getting 1 Merit Is A Big Deal And May Break Your Whole Life Grin

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September 17, 2018, 01:26:16 PM
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Another way, the new-newbie will destroy this forum buy a ton of shit post to get one merit  Sad

Nope - Newbie shitposters will get nuked. Once they are members they can be banned but not nuked. (Nuke = entirely disappear)

If people want merit then write something worthy of merit. It isn't a shit-post lottery where by some miracle a shit-post will attract merit.

We are surrounded by legends on this forum. Phenomenal successes and catastrophic failures. Then there are the scams. This forum is a digital museum.  
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September 17, 2018, 01:37:03 PM
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Here, I updated my picture so it will be accurate for the next few days weeks months. Feel free to use anywhere you like.


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September 17, 2018, 02:27:28 PM
Last edit: September 17, 2018, 06:00:23 PM by morvillz7z
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I imagine we'll be catching a few alt accounts meriting each other in the next few days.

Exactly, already seeing full members randomly giving 1 merits, a bit surprised i haven't seen someone offer rep up service in 'Marketplace' yet. lol.


Just when I thought the endless merit posts in Meta were over....


40ish 60 i give up type of number new merit-related topics and it's been just a couple of hours. God have mercy.  I'm afraid to ask, but how many Jr.Members did we have...24hrs ago?



Wonder what will be the long term effect. I struggle to believe that signature campaign abusers with thousands of accounts, will be stopped by the new ranking requirements. Possibly a minor inconvenience for them, as they are likely to find a way, whether it's buying/trading merit or hacking accounts. We can expect countless jr.members accounts with 200+ activity and single merit hoarding signature campaigns again in less than 5 months.

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It didn't take long:



Already reported, a troll?



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September 17, 2018, 02:34:09 PM
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Wonder what will be the long term effect. I struggle to believe that signature campaign abusers with thousands of accounts, will be stopped by the new ranking requirements. Possibly a minor inconvenience for them, as they are likely to find a way, whether it's buying/trading merit or hacking accounts. We can expect countless jr.members accounts with 200+ activity and single merit hoarding signature campaigns again in less than 5 months.

Agreed, but it's a good first step. 1 merit is easily tradable, and I think the ultimate goal would be to remove signatures from everyone below member rank, thereby requiring 10 merits instead of 1 before being able to participate in bounty campaigns.

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September 17, 2018, 02:50:36 PM
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It's good for the forym right now but with me now i have to stop everything. I dont complaint about it, just want everyone to be active in this forum, avoid many dangerous
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September 17, 2018, 03:23:33 PM
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I assume everyone knows by now that there was a new change to the ranking-up system and in order to rank-up to Jr. Member you need 1 merit. Also, all of the Jr. Members that did not have any merit were demoted to Newbie.
You can read more about it here: Enhanced newbie restrictions & requirements

This is a good approach to stopping the shit posting/spam in the forums and this might help us regain the Bitcoin & Altcoin discussion forums which were lost to spam a long time ago.

Another thing that needs to be fixed since there are a lot of people here that have higher ranks and still post garbage, is a better control over the shit campaign managers that basically pay people to spam. This way we could kill the cause completely and not the effect.

So, to all you guys that were demoted to Newbie please stop wasting your time by bitching about it and start contributing to the forum in order to receive merit and rank-up.

If you wonder where is the best place to start, then take a look at the rules here: Unofficial list of (official) Bitcointalk.org rules, guidelines, FAQ



Yes indeed! The new rule is an excellent response to the spammers and shitposters at the forum.

I also think that the main reason why people here spam is because of the bounty campaigns. Just to get the minimum post they spam which causes this forum a bad image.
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September 17, 2018, 03:31:06 PM
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Exactly, already seeing full members randomly giving 1 merits, a bit surprised i haven't seen someone offer rep up service in 'Marketplace' yet. lol.
I see great opportunities for "writing services": selling good quality unique articles, so a spammer can have one decent post and likely earn some Merit.
(and this is why I often check a user's post history before meriting him)

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Wonder what will be the long term effect. I struggle to believe that signature campaign abusers with thousands of accounts, will be stopped by the new ranking requirements. Possibly a minor inconvenience for them, as they are likely to find a way, whether it's buying/trading merit or hacking accounts.
I have no doubt there will be some cheaters who slip trough, probably a few thousand (just like there are many more users with exactly 10 Merit than 8, 9, 11 or 12 Merit).
The Merit system isn't airtight, but it reduces the problem from "unlimited" to "a few thousand".

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September 17, 2018, 03:48:40 PM
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Okay, so I'm also one of the fresh N00bs (and I probably lost some bounties and/or airdrops because of this new rule) but hey - if nothing else, reading all the new topics and arguments from forum legends on the one side and all the affected ones on the other is actually quite entertaining... Grin

Joke aside, is there by any chance a list of topics where merit is more often given away? It seems that I mostly hang out on the wrong parts of the forum...
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September 17, 2018, 04:00:53 PM
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I see ~snip~
Don't give them any ideas  Wink I'm sure they fill figure it out but still...

The Merit system isn't airtight, but it reduces the problem from "unlimited" to "a few thousand".

Totally, we just have to get through this spam i want to help topics/posts which are spreading like wild fire through entire forum.
My fav board - Scam Accusations is now filled with these recently demoted users.  Undecided



On a side note, i know it's probably bad, but i'm having a great time seeing these shitposters beg/cry for merit. It's just feels right. lol
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