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September 17, 2018, 04:24:13 PM
Merited by DdmrDdmr (1)
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I found the Nostradamus Prophecy where this was predicted:

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Throughout Meta and neighboring places,
They will be at war over the new merit requirement:
Swarms of bounty hunters and signature spammers,
The faults of the forum will be laid quite bare.

(Of course this is my interpretation - since Nostradamus is more cryptic)

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Through the Suevi and neighboring places,
They will be at war over the clouds:
Swarm of marine locusts and gnats,
The faults of Geneva will be laid quite bare.

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September 18, 2018, 07:44:11 AM
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It didn't take long:



Already reported, a troll?




This is extremely bad... I think a lot of newbies will try to buy merit but I think they are missing the point. If they just put a bit of time in one of their posts I bet they could easily get 1 merit for it.

What if theymos will increase the merit requirement? Will they buy more? Long term buying is not a solution.
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September 18, 2018, 07:59:59 AM
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This is extremely bad... I think a lot of newbies will try to buy merit but I think they are missing the point. If they just put a bit of time in one of their posts I bet they could easily get 1 merit for it.

What if theymos will increase the merit requirement? Will they buy more? Long term buying is not a solution.

No it is not bad.

A lot of shitposters will abandon their "work"

Others will buy merit and get red tagged for it - making their account only acceptable to the worst of the campaigns that will take anyone that breathes.

Others will buy a copper membership, buy merit, plagiarize content, or make a genuine post and then get banned for shitposting or plagiarism if they break the rules.

Either way - it will cost them effort or crypto to have an account that they can lose for breaking the rules - so hopefully they will stop breaking the rules.

Less rule-breakers is the ultimate goal. If they go undetected for buying merit - that is less bad than spamming the forum.


If you buy merit and the merit seller gets caught - ddmrddmr has fantastic graphics that will show all the recipients.

Awarded merit is viewable  -forever !




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September 18, 2018, 08:01:34 AM
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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?





It's sad and pathetic to read this barely 2 days into the new regime for ranking up. Humans will always look for ways to cheat the system. Unfortunately, a lot of people will get scammed in the process. I see no reason why anyone should try to buy a merit to rank up. My gut feelings tells me that newbie account was created by someone who's ranked up already and is using that as a pseudo in order not to get busted.

I'm still a newbie and will NEVER attempt to buy my way up. It's never been in my character to do such, even in the outside world.  
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September 18, 2018, 08:11:54 AM
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This is extremely bad... I think a lot of newbies will try to buy merit but I think they are missing the point. If they just put a bit of time in one of their posts I bet they could easily get 1 merit for it.

What if theymos will increase the merit requirement? Will they buy more? Long term buying is not a solution.

No it is not bad.

A lot of shitposters will abandon their "work"

Others will buy merit and get red tagged for it - making their account only acceptable to the worst of the campaigns that will take anyone that breathes.

Others will buy a copper membership, buy merit, plagiarize content, or make a genuine post and then get banned for shitposting or plagiarism if they break the rules.

Either way - it will cost them effort or crypto to have an account that they can lose for breaking the rules - so hopefully they will stop breaking the rules.

Less rule-breakers is the ultimate goal. If they go undetected for buying merit - that is less bad than spamming the forum.


If you buy merit and the merit seller gets caught - ddmrddmr has fantastic graphics that will show all the recipients.



I'm sure that no one on the forum wanna become shitporters or something like that. If the BM use google form to report the "work", maybe you can't see any spams.

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September 18, 2018, 09:27:57 AM
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What if theymos will increase the merit requirement?

Bounty camps will be shut down > which will lead to increased unemployment rates > street riots and government takeover > occasional mass suicides in Southeast Asia. The events of 17th September 2018 will be nothing compared to what will happen if you require 5/10 merits to rank up. Bounty warriors will set META on fire and burn it to the ground.
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September 18, 2018, 10:08:19 AM
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I'm still a newbie.
Don't worry you will rank up and light up some merit.


I am sure you can do it!


Kidding aside, Merit do kill. According to research:

Merit generally has negative health effects, because of enhanced newbie restrictions & requirements inherently poses challenges to various physiologic processes such as respiration, which affects your thinking for new quality post just to gain merit. Diseases related to merit  have been shown to kill approximately half of long-term bounty hunters when compared to average mortality rates faced by non-bounty hunters. Merit caused over 1.2 million deaths from January 2018 to present.

Merit is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. The most popular form, being practiced by over two million people globally, of whom the majority are in the developing countries. Less common drugs for merit include cannabis and opium. Some of the substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin, but the use of these is very limited as they are usually not commercially available - NOT FOR SALE.

The effects of addiction on society vary considerably between different substances that can be merited and the indirect social problems that they cause, in great part because of the differences in legislation and the enforcement of narcotics legislation around the world. Though merit is a highly addictive drug, its effects on cognition are not as intense or noticeable as other drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines or any of the opiates.

Merit is a risk factor in Alzheimer's disease. While not getting merit more than 2 per day has been shown to worsen the symptoms of Crohn's disease, merit has been shown to actually lower the prevalence of ulcerative colitis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merit


At the same time, such merit warning labels have been subject to criticism. 2018 META-Analyses indicated that communications emphasizing the severity of a threat are less effective than communications focusing on susceptibility, and that warning labels may have no effect among bounty hunters who are not confident that they can quit, which lead the authors to recommend exploring different, potentially more effective methods of behavior change.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merit_warning_messages

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September 18, 2018, 10:46:04 AM
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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

I think they should start practicing their self first to make a better person and keep in their mind that before they get something they want they need to fight in a fairly way.

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September 18, 2018, 02:45:35 PM
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What if theymos will increase the merit requirement?

Bounty camps will be shut down > which will lead to increased unemployment rates > street riots and government takeover > occasional mass suicides in Southeast Asia. The events of 17th September 2018 will be nothing compared to what will happen if you require 5/10 merits to rank up. Bounty warriors will set META on fire and burn it to the ground.
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You're a funny guy  Grin

If you think of it the last prediction with META being on fire is not far to be true. Everybody has started posting here like mad, hunting the magical 1 merit.
I didn't see any of them posting here beforehand.  Roll Eyes
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September 18, 2018, 07:54:07 PM
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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 :/
It's not that hard, if you have only 1 account, and you really try it... But if you are an account farmer with 100s or 1000s of account, just imagine, they have to write 100s and 1000s of decent posts, if every post gets it's merit... if only every 3rd... that's 3000 posts to write in a few days, because they will be kicked from their campaign... So for the good newbies, it should not be a real barrier but for cheaters... I like this idea
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September 19, 2018, 07:22:17 AM
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It's not that hard, if you have only 1 account, and you really try it... But if you are an account farmer with 100s or 1000s of account, just imagine, they have to write 100s and 1000s of decent posts, if every post gets it's merit... if only every 3rd... that's 3000 posts to write in a few days, because they will be kicked from their campaign... So for the good newbies, it should not be a real barrier but for cheaters... I like this idea
Yes, indeed. That was the whole point, making it really difficult for people that are farming loads of accounts to join bounties to continue spamming the forums.
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September 19, 2018, 11:06:53 AM
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Merit is now becoming a big deal for every newbie in the current situation wherein it may had disappoint the former jr. members that are now newbies  and no longer able to join bounty campaign. Despite of the the new ruling by Theymos, newbies should accept wholeheartedly and just accept it as a challenge to improve and enhance the postings to become more informative to the viewers.
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September 19, 2018, 06:07:58 PM
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Boys, it's been two days since... Do you think we will recover?

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September 19, 2018, 07:31:40 PM
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It didn't take long:



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This is extremely bad... I think a lot of newbies will try to buy merit but I think they are missing the point. If they just put a bit of time in one of their posts I bet they could easily get 1 merit for it.

What if theymos will increase the merit requirement? Will they buy more? Long term buying is not a solution.

   Really sad about them, selfish people, are they trying to profit from this forum, sometimes I find it more anxious for those who are trying to put money to buy merit, they can be cheated by the crooks.
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September 19, 2018, 07:43:53 PM
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It didn't take long:



Already reported, a troll?




This is extremely bad... I think a lot of newbies will try to buy merit but I think they are missing the point. If they just put a bit of time in one of their posts I bet they could easily get 1 merit for it.

What if theymos will increase the merit requirement? Will they buy more? Long term buying is not a solution.

   Really sad about them, selfish people, are they trying to profit from this forum, sometimes I find it more anxious for those who are trying to put money to buy merit, they can be cheated by the crooks.


why will people using money to buy merit , on what purpose is that is meant for? i think according to what read in this forum , merit are for everybody so,therefore give merit to those worthy for it.
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It's really reduced spam on the forum! It's a bitcointalk but not a bountytalk!
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September 20, 2018, 05:24:04 PM
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Day 3:

*happily OD'd on shitposts in Meta




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