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March 28, 2019, 05:18:25 PM
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It's the culmination of having a louder voice and being associated with being "trusted." This is explicitly and infinitely more noticeable in altcoins section, again, where i primary post. Hero is great and i do carry significant weight when calling out scams, or bullshit (there's an infinite amount of it in altcoins).


Perhaps if you bring some of these scams to our attention on the scam accusation board, you will have a little more success getting the attention that you rightly deserve.  Wink

I don't want to participate in being a merit source, because i never supported the system. Neither do i want you guys to look through my post and give me credit, please don't waste your time with that, i almost feel bad. I'm not here for merit.


Don't feel too bad. I've briefly gone over your recent post history, and you should toot your own horn. It's not like you're some newbie who just wants to get that one merit or more so they can sling their paid signature all over the place with nonsense.
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I understand you point tk808, to grow in the forum is really hard now day, those who already were legend was lucky to start with 1000 merits, and get those last 500 merits to become legend could be really hard, but isn't impossible, i think the merit source is making a great job, the only thing they want is good quality on the posts, isn't hard at all but for that you will need to get out from Altcoins area and start posting in other places where the merits flux is bigger.

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March 28, 2019, 05:28:59 PM
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It's the culmination of having a louder voice and being associated with being "trusted." This is explicitly and infinitely more noticeable in altcoins section, again, where i primary post. Hero is great and i do carry significant weight when calling out scams, or bullshit (there's an infinite amount of it in altcoins).

I'd argue that if anyone "trusts" a Legendary more than a Hero entirely because of the title - they're doing it wrong and I wouldn't want such "trust" anyway. But if you want to look at it this way: if there was no merit system in place, we would have so many more Legendaries today that the exclusivity/scarcity of it wouldn't be much different from that of your current Hero rank.

In any case, I don't think you are going to get an exception because you don't like the system.

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First:
my value on Bitcoin is overshadowed by many of the older veterans of BTT
I wrote this 10 days ago:
From what I've seen, "BTT" is only used by clueless bounty spammers. Real users refer to the site as BCT or just Bitcointalk if you're not too lazy to type Tongue

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unless you're actively farming those merits on the Bitcoin sections specifically targeting the merit "whales,"
You may complain about Merit not being sent on the boards you visit, but you yourself sent most of your Merit in just one single topic. And although this is a year ago, it may not help you become a Merit source.

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Merit sent by tk808 from January 24, 2018 until March 22, 2019 (source)

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Mon Sep 17 15:28:51 2018: 1 to Qcrypto (history) for [ANN]📄🔎 CRYPTO-POTENTIAL | The next generation of ICO investing ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thu Aug 16 20:52:11 2018: 3 to DES_MX (history) for Most Of The ICO Telegram Group Has Fake Inactive Members
Wed Mar 14 01:04:44 2018: 3 to flowers5 (history) for KYC Data leak
Fri Mar  2 00:45:37 2018: 1 to JesusCryptos (history) for Beyond shitcoins and shittokens: meet the new airdropped SUBSHITTOKENS!
Thu Mar  1 22:59:34 2018: 1 to kivo2004 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Thu Mar  1 05:04:08 2018: 1 to sml113 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Wed Feb 28 21:21:01 2018: 1 to yezid (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Wed Feb 28 21:20:48 2018: 1 to bitblasta (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Wed Feb 28 21:20:38 2018: 1 to Wicking (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 25 22:28:18 2018: 1 to mustafa.k786 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 25 19:08:26 2018: 1 to guoqiang126 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 25 19:08:07 2018: 1 to doctorlw1 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 25 19:07:46 2018: 1 to gratiolex (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 25 19:07:36 2018: 1 to lyfecoin (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Thu Feb 22 17:55:53 2018: 1 to JungleOnion (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Thu Feb 22 01:21:53 2018: 1 to Laher (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Wed Feb 21 20:59:37 2018: 1 to Cointyphoon (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Wed Feb 21 00:46:00 2018: 1 to marinca88 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Tue Feb 20 20:22:40 2018: 1 to Madtanaa (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Tue Feb 20 18:23:14 2018: 1 to JungleOnion (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Mon Feb 19 17:46:22 2018: 1 to BluRPie (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 18 19:19:34 2018: 1 to Irenjosh (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 18 18:02:31 2018: 1 to Woopiss (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 18 18:02:24 2018: 1 to deytraderfx (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 18 18:02:15 2018: 1 to chaystar (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 18 18:02:06 2018: 1 to alves1603 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sat Feb 17 02:38:26 2018: 1 to Madtanaa (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Fri Feb 16 20:22:41 2018: 1 to dmaster1 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Thu Feb 15 21:24:41 2018: 1 to fet38 (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Thu Feb 15 18:42:16 2018: 1 to rdix (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Thu Feb 15 18:42:08 2018: 1 to damecha3 (history) for deleted post
Wed Feb 14 22:03:57 2018: 1 to acryptodealer (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Wed Feb 14 16:58:36 2018: 1 to tomkat (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 11 22:43:26 2018: 1 to green547 (history) for Crypto has gone to shit
Sun Feb 11 21:13:30 2018: 1 to acryptodealer (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 11 18:31:48 2018: 1 to BeasleySavage (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb 11 05:36:01 2018: 2 to EtherAndy (history) for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Sun Feb  4 01:56:23 2018: 1 to cubi1027 (history) for WARNING Why Arcblock <ABT> is potentially a scam Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Sat Feb  3 21:21:41 2018: 1 to muhdatha (history) for Re: UNICEF announced a project called "Game Chaingers"
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Thu Feb  1 18:28:23 2018: 3 to askmecrypto (history) for INDIAN FUD is FAKE - There was no reason to panic
Sat Jan 27 03:38:40 2018: 2 to Gnosis7777 (history) for Banks have 'No Intention' to use Ripple's XRP token
Thu Jan 25 22:18:59 2018: 1 to CryspRayz (history) for Re: What is the most possible Ethereum competitor?

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Merit received by tk808 from January 24, 2018 until March 22, 2019 (source)

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Fri Jan 25 12:43:04 2019: 2 from coin8coin8 (history)for Re: [New to Crypto?] Ask Any Crypto Question, I'll Answer
Wed Sep 12 05:58:05 2018: 1 from ETFbitcoin (history)for Re: [New to Crypto?] Ask Any Crypto Question, I'll Answer
Tue Aug 21 22:02:36 2018: 1 from LoyceV (history)for Re: Merit & new rank requirements
Fri Jul 27 14:22:55 2018: 1 from vapourminer (history)for Re: KYC + all your official papers being stolen and traded
Wed Apr  4 01:53:53 2018: 1 from SerenW (history)for Re: The co-founders of the Centra ico were just arrested
Sat Mar 24 23:11:36 2018: 1 from u9y42 (history)for Re: KYC of bounty hunters
Fri Mar 23 18:10:00 2018: 2 from DooMAD (history)for ICO's, Airdrops, Lies, & Corruption
Tue Mar 13 18:28:49 2018: 1 from abakr (history)for Nevra (XEV) - Project is Terminated
Fri Mar  9 08:22:10 2018: 1 from abdulmad (history)for Nevra (XEV) - Project is Terminated
Thu Mar  8 19:43:03 2018: 1 from FaucetKING (history)for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Mon Mar  5 21:24:09 2018: 1 from abdulmad (history)for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Mon Mar  5 18:41:18 2018: 1 from FaucetKING (history)for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Mon Mar  5 18:28:37 2018: 1 from FaucetKING (history)for Nevra (XEV) - Project is Terminated
Thu Mar  1 14:45:16 2018: 1 from taidulvseh78044 (history)for Nevra (XEV) - Project is Terminated
Wed Feb 28 09:32:03 2018: 1 from BCEmporium (history)for Re: WARNING DeepOnion is a SCAM, proof inside!
Fri Feb 23 17:59:11 2018: 1 from JungleOnion (history)for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Tue Feb 20 15:28:40 2018: 1 from smartcrypto (history)for Nevra (XEV) - Project is Terminated
Mon Feb 19 22:11:55 2018: 3 from BlackRock (history)for Nevra (XEV) - Project is Terminated
Sun Feb 18 11:18:44 2018: 1 from Koger (history)for Nevra (XEV) - Project is Terminated
Fri Feb 16 06:53:39 2018: 1 from acryptodealer (history)for Re: [ANN] [Airdrop] Nevra (XEV) - Equality, Freedom, Trust
Mon Feb 12 13:22:19 2018: 2 from tiggytomb (history)for Re: KYC of bounty hunters
Sat Feb 10 00:00:00 2018: 2 from BCEmporium (history)for Re: KYC of bounty hunters
Fri Feb  9 02:44:10 2018: 1 from bbc.reporter (history)for Alt-Discussion Forum is going Downhill
Fri Feb  9 02:01:10 2018: 1 from The Pharmacist (history)for Alt-Discussion Forum is going Downhill
Thu Feb  1 23:12:01 2018: 1 from scambust (history)for Re: [PRE-ANN] Stone - DAG Data-Structured Private Cryptocurrency
Mon Jan 29 00:11:19 2018: 2 from maeusi (history)for Re: MEW warns that this is a scam
Fri Jan 26 11:28:32 2018: 1 from Dannaey (history)for Re: KYC of bounty hunters
Thu Jan 25 23:16:23 2018: 1 from CryspRayz (history)for Re: Arcblock - Blockchain 3.0
Thu Jan 25 19:24:49 2018: 3 from Norihiro (history)for Re: KYC of bounty hunters

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     1.      15 Merit earned in Bitcoin Forum > Alternate cryptocurrencies > Announcements (Altcoins)
     2.      13 Merit earned in Bitcoin Forum > Alternate cryptocurrencies > Altcoin Discussion
     3.       9 Merit earned in Bitcoin Forum > Alternate cryptocurrencies > Marketplace (Altcoins) > Service Discussion (Altcoins)
     4.       1 Merit earned in Bitcoin Forum > Other > Meta (this one came from me)
Total: 38 Merit earned


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User tk808 (full history)
  • Received a total of 38 Merit up to last Friday.
  • Received 10 Merit (26.31%) for 2 (0.09%) of 2035 posts created before the introduction of Merit (0.0049 Merit per old post).
  • Received 23 Merit (60.52%) for 11 (5.21%) of 211 posts created after the introduction of Merit (0.1090 Merit per new post).
  • Received 5 Merit (13.15%) for posts that are now deleted.

The above statistic shows you just didn't post that much. 0.1 Merit per post is far above average, but you'll need much more posts like that to rank up to Legendary.



Theymos has previously said that if someone can show they deserve to rank up that merit sources should give up to the maximum merit to them allowing them to rank up.
Correct, and that's why I'm diving into OP's post history Smiley



I don't want to participate in being a merit source, because i never supported the system. Neither do i want you guys to look through my post and give me credit, please don't waste your time with that, i almost feel bad. I'm not here for merit.
That's too bad, because I think and hope the Merit system is here to stay. In part, your favourite altcoin sections and massive ICO-signature spam were the reasons to introduce it in the first place. You too much appreciate less spam, right?

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But anyways, thank you all. I will take my leave, before this becomes a post where i'm refuting everyone's input/perspective and everyone is awarding me merit for my previous actions. That was not my intent or something i expected/understood.
I believe anyone who isn't a spammer shouldn't be restricted by the Merit system. It's too bad you think this way, as you can see many users are willing to jump at your posts and Merit you if it turns out your posts deserve it but didn't receive Merit yet.



As others have said, there are no merits to be had in the Altcoin sections, since nobody serious about this forum (which is called Bitcoin Talk) wastes their time there. Really, the only reason we have those sections is to stop people from polluting the real boards with spam about their latest pet project (which, like most pets, often does little more than piss on the floor and eventually die and get replaced with something else).
I've given Merit to altcoin posts, and there are some users who earned a lot of Merit there, but the large majority of the posts isn't worth reading.

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Do something for your Merits you want  !  

He's doing just that but getting unnoticed,  as the baords he's active in is on ignore by almost all reputed members and merit sources on the forum. Search through he's post history and you'll see that he deserve some credit might not be as much as ranking him up but he do deserve something.

I don't have them on ignore, but yeah, most merit sources consider them to be cesspools of toxic sludge, because they are. Its really hard to wade through hundreds or thousands of bounty shitposts and nonsense to find something worth meriting. Hence, nobody visits them.

I make it a point to spend at least 5 merits a month or so there, but OP has to understand there's a lot of valid reasons why we don't go there.





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I don't think its possible anymore to rank up without earn merit. If theymos consider you then many more user will make same request which will be break merit system. You have to earn merit by your contribution. If I can earn 577 merit within a year then why you will not able to earn. You should contribute your best knowledge and experience to forum and forum users. Try your best and hope you will success. Best of luck.





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Some numbers to illustrate my point about the "exclusivity" of the ranks:

There are ~2000 Legendary and ~3300 Hero members (excluding bans). In other words the OP is one of 3300, or one of 5300 if you group Hero and Legendary together.

There could be ~2700 Legendaries today if the merit system hadn't been implemented. The OP could be one of 2700.

There could be ~9000 Hero members today if the merit system hadn't been implemented. Technically the OP could still be a Hero due to the lack of activity, one of 9000.

And we're still banning more Legendary/Hero members than gaining, so in a year or so the "current" Legendary+Hero group is going to be about as "exclusive" as the "old" Legendary-only.

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March 28, 2019, 05:55:17 PM
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There's no denying the largest part of Bitcointalk is indeed altcoin discussions, ANNs and the increasingly defunct tokens section. Spam or not, it is the largest and generates the most traffic.

I'm going to shift my perspective here a bit, merit is dead in altcoins and i truly do understand that now. Altcoins have always been shunned by the vets of Bitcointalk, out of ideology or because of the pure spam. Today, hate against altcoins occurs to a much lesser degree due to the evolution of altcoins tech, and having impact on Bitcoin in a variety of ways and shapes much of the discussion about Bitcoin. The vary fabric of what Bitcoin is, is also shaped by alternative coins and the countless of business/services that resolve around those alts. Pretty basic knowledge, many of you already understand this, others can refute a Bitcoin-only world, but that's not inherent to what Bitcoin actually represents from my perspective.

Thus, Bitcointalk's grasp on altcoins is increasingly diminishing in recent times, this is due to a variety of factors and limited resources (mods) to actively clean up that section. It's always been a shitstorm, but the shitstorm has grown out of control, to the point where some of the more reputable business/coins, some of the true gems, want no affiliation with Bitcointalk anymore. That's all fine, because as you guys and myself know, Bitcointalk is for Bitcoin, but was once (and still is to a much lesser extent) the voice for all altcoins.



Leading into merit. I truly believe that altcoin discussions is on-par with bitcoin discussions in terms of quality. It has significantly grown and matured in the last year, I don't necessarily know how Theymos and some of you older dudes view altcoins these days, so i can't really comment on what the best interest or how you want to dictate these forums.

But, if you do want to assist altcoins and are looking for merit source candidates, then i would not hesitate to take that position (or apply for it), because i could proactively assist that community on a more fundamental level, helping to shape discussions and continue to what i love to do. My comments about merit are due to the frustrations with the system, and i agree with the scarcity of ranked accounts (making it more prestigious and limited), reducing scams and all that. Don't get me wrong, merit has significantly impacted alt-sections in both a good and bad way. But, for all intensive purposes, it has failed alts more than it helped; especially the noobs of altcoins, who i was once like, getting them to use bitcointalk. I'm on these forums daily, reading every new ANN/token announcement, and going through discussions.


Feel free to follow up with me here, or pm on how i would go about applying to become a merit source for altcoins. I tried searching for it, but unable to find something.


For the record, i only look at 4 primary forums: Altcoin discussions, Altcoin ANNs, Tokens (altcoins) and occasionally services/marketplace.

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March 28, 2019, 05:57:48 PM
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To quote myself:
If I interpret this post from theymos slightly out of context:
~ if they have decent posts, by all means, give them the 250 or 500 merit that they need to rank-up.
You're not a spammer, you engage in decent conversation, and you use the forum as a forum instead of an ATM. I think you deserve the Merit needed to rank up.

I'm posting this here as a reference in case someone wonders/questions why I went on a meriting spree Smiley
Note: sending Merit doesn't necessarily mean I agree with a post.
However, it doesn't feel right to dump the maximum amount of Merit on one user/post. I've never sent more than 20 at once, and I don't have time to go over all your posts. I've merited some of your posts, please stick around, you'll get there eventually!



Feel free to follow up with me here, or pm on how i would go about applying to become a merit source for altcoins. I tried searching for it, but unable to find something.
See:
If you want to be a merit source:

 1. Be a somewhat established member.
 2. Collect TEN posts written in the last couple of months by other people that have not received nearly enough merit for how good they are, and post quotes for them all in a new Meta thread. The point of this is to demonstrate your ability to give out merit usefully.
 3. We will take a look at your history and maybe make you a source.

I am especially eager to have merit sources in sub-communities such as the local sections.

But remember, less than an hour ago you said this:
I don't want to participate in being a merit source

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Feel free to follow up with me here, or pm on how i would go about applying to become a merit source for altcoins. I tried searching for it, but unable to find something.

See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2818350

Also browse meta to check existing applications for examples. Be prepared to wait a few months until your application is considered. In the meantime check LoyceV's thread here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5093271.0

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If you are not into bounty hunting, Legendary status won't matter to you.  But of course you can be proud about it.  You may have to wait til you have more than 1k activity, its not up to theymos but the system will likely be promoting you soon.
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Easy enough to apply, thank you. I will probably do the application.


But, i ultimately do hold the topic of this thread as the reasoning I'm here today.

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The problem is on you, not on the merit system.
I'm not with tk808 on this one but taking a quick look at his post history you will see that he ain't no shitposter and majority of his post are composed intelligently based on the topic he is replying or posting. The problem I see here is his posts are not getting the same attention as it is buried by a lot of shitposts in between so it gets unnoticed by other members, if he posted this good let say in the meta section (which he did now) he will probably receive a lot of merits which is happening right now. Sadly I don't think theymos can grant some kind of exception for you and the best thing he can do is to add more merit sources who are active in the Altcoin ANN discusion.

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Moving from Hero to Legendary requiring merits so far has only been achieved by 10 forum members so far:

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user_id   name                     posts     activity  merit     startedWith   MainEarnedMeritBoard                              %         url
867786    HCP                      5762      910       1277      501           Bitcoin Development  & Technical Discussion       49,48%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=867786
99837     HeRetiK                  2613      1050      1025      500           Bitcoin Development  & Technical Discussion       72,19%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=99837
881377    Hhampuz                  7126      980       1235      500           Economy Marketplace                               64,76%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=881377
397737    hilariousetc             3071      1162      1908      502           Meta                                              85,85%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=397737
698159    Jet Cash                 6192      1190      1614      500           Meta                                              54,67%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=698159
479624    Last of the V8s          5853      1078      1957      502           Economy Economics                                 92,65%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=479624
507856    LeGaulois                4581      1008      1032      500           Economy Marketplace                               29,70%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=507856
787736    marlboroza               5701      1134      1210      500           Economy Trading & Discussion                      49,01%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=787736
98986     TMAN                     4873      1092      1367      500           Meta                                              79,24%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=98986
557798    TryNinja                 4701      952       1097      500           Meta                                              25,13%    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=557798

Altcoins is not amongst the common main merit board of those that have achieved it, basically because they are seldom visited by merit sources I figure.

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March 28, 2019, 06:35:46 PM
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Moving from Hero to Legendary requiring merits so far has only been achieved by 10 forum members so far:


This is probably a fairly good argument to say that merit requirements are too high for higher ranking accounts.

I think merit requirements to become a junior member and member is probably too low.

Right now you need 10x the merit to go from junior member to member but you only need a nominal amount of merit to become a junior. To go from member to full member, you need to 10x your merit again. Going from full to senior you need to 2.5x your merit, then only need to double your merit each time additional ranks can be achieved.

LoyceV indicated above that 0.1 merit per post is above average and for someone to become legendary at that rate they would need 10k posts but only a small handful of people have made that many posts.

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I will support you to the way and road to Rank up to an Legendary Member as others have done it to me too !
I know its hard this Days but its possible and guess if you keep up on this you will get it too !




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I'm surprised this post from about a year ago wasn't more widely recognised as a quality contribution.  Definitely deserves more merit than it got.  But then that's the problem with the Altcoin boards.  Anything even remotely intelligent gets buried under all the barely-coherent "good project" spam for random coins.

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This is probably a fairly good argument to say that merit requirements are too high for higher ranking accounts.

I think merit requirements to become a junior member and member is probably too low.

Right now you need 10x the merit to go from junior member to member but you only need a nominal amount of merit to become a junior. To go from member to full member, you need to 10x your merit again. Going from full to senior you need to 2.5x your merit, then only need to double your merit each time additional ranks can be achieved.

LoyceV indicated above that 0.1 merit per post is above average and for someone to become legendary at that rate they would need 10k posts but only a small handful of people have made that many posts.

It's better to add more merit sources if the merit circulation is not sufficient. Easier and less disruptive to do that than change the requirements.

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But then that's the problem with the Altcoin boards.  Anything even remotely intelligent gets buried under all the barely-coherent "good project" spam for random coins.
Ideally, Merit should make those posts stand out. That topic was viewed 61 times in a year, and you're the only one who really earned Merit who replied there. There's definitely some truth in it that Merit isn't perfect.

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Hi, tk808,

I can see you're not a shitposter. I know you can do it. I seldom post (as you can see on my posts count), still, I did manage to get merits double the number of my posts.

How I wish I can give you some of my merits, but, I'm doing bias stuff right now on my earned merits. I am sending my merits posted only on my local board, I want my local board to have enough merit circulation.

As you can see on the below image, only 20 merits were given for the month of March 2019 (still counting)
This may help to give some additional context to the merits being awarded on the Philippine local board:

A-   Merits awarded per month (March 2019 partial):


To be honest, my thinking of our local board is full of shits before. However, as time goes by, I can see that it has now some quality posters giving some light on that board, also, I can see that some of our Filipino non-local posters are now posting on that board. Sometimes I am surprised that a certain user is a Filipino and starting to post there. I know we have a long way to go there and I don't have enough merits to give, but I hope, even in my own little way of contributing and what I have started can come a long way. And you tk808 has a chance to proved to yourself that I can do it. A nobody Filipino did make a change, you can too.

See you around.

Good Luck, tk808!

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