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May 14, 2019, 07:46:39 PM
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Vod is giving multiple people 50 merit for very low effort posts (they are on topic and not necessarily wrong) in a thread discussing something that reflects on him poorly. He is giving away merit to people supporting him.

I am referring to this thread. Although he is also giving 50 merit to others who have recently supported him.

His status as a merit source should be revoked and reversing the merit transactions should be considered.

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May 14, 2019, 07:49:14 PM
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Vod is giving multiple people 50 merit for very low effort posts (they are on topic and not necessarily wrong) in a thread discussing something that reflects on him poorly. He is giving away merit to people supporting him.

I am referring to this thread. Although he is also giving 50 merit to others who have recently supported him.

His status as a merit source should be revoked and reversing the merit transactions should be considered.

So you are saying that if his post wasn't about OG than you wouldn't be knocking him since you are an OG supporter?

For the record I support OG in 99.99% of the time cause 99.99% of the time he is right I find

If he wasn't a merit source it would be okay for him to give away his merit as he sees fit correct?

Who is to say that 50 merit he gave came from his earned smerit

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May 14, 2019, 07:50:14 PM
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Take it up with Theymos, you idiot.

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May 14, 2019, 07:52:39 PM
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Vod is giving multiple people 50 merit for very low effort posts (they are on topic and not necessarily wrong) in a thread discussing something that reflects on him poorly. He is giving away merit to people supporting him.

I am referring to this thread. Although he is also giving 50 merit to others who have recently supported him.

His status as a merit source should be revoked and reversing the merit transactions should be considered.

So you are saying that if his post wasn't about OG than you wouldn't be knocking him since you are an OG supporter?

If he wasn't a merit source it would be okay for him to give away his merit as he sees fit correct?

Who is to say that 50 merit he gave came from his earned smerit
He is giving away 50 merit (the monthly maximum) to anyone supporting his position.

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May 14, 2019, 07:54:31 PM
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He is giving away 50 merit (the monthly maximum) to anyone supporting his position.

And I have seen you give away merit (the max you owned) to people that support your position.   Wink

Difference?

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May 14, 2019, 07:57:31 PM
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Difference?
One of you has double the earned merit as the other.

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May 14, 2019, 07:59:54 PM
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Maybe he is a bit crumpy because of running out of his merits !

And every Merit Source has his one way to spend there Merits  and before they expire they give it away !
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May 14, 2019, 08:00:17 PM
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If my instincts are correct, Vod is probably reassessing his commitment to bitcointalk and may be having a case of the "fuck its" right now.  He already posted that he doesn't want to be on DT or a merit source anymore, and he might be dumping his sMerits as a means of relieving frustration, if you can understand that.  Though Vod isn't voicing it, I think he's in a lot of turmoil right now.  This forum obviously means a lot to him, and I say that based on posts he's made in the past.  When you start detaching from something that's been near and dear to you for years, well...you can do strange things--actions sometimes speak louder than words, and it seems like Vod is doing this stuff in lieu of writing about whatever he's actually feeling.

That's my armchair psychology interpretation.  I hate to see DT, merit sources, and various respected members in so much turmoil.  I get that we're at each other's throats a lot, but usually we can just brush it off and not take it to the next level.  It seems like lately things are being taken to the next level--and I don't think they need to be.

As far as the 50 merit grants by Vod, it's a minor issue.  If he doesn't want to be a source anymore, there's no point in making a big deal out of it.  Theymos could easily rescind those merits if he felt they were wrongly given.  In any case, Vod isn't going to get negged for giving too many merits, nor is he going to suffer any other consequences.  It's a non-issue.

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May 14, 2019, 08:01:46 PM
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He is giving away 50 merit (the monthly maximum) to anyone supporting his position.

And I have seen you give away merit (the max you owned) to people that support your position.   Wink

Difference?
I don’t believe I have ever given away 50 merit to anyone in a single transaction nor in a single month.

I also don’t give out merit based on the position they have in a dispute. You are going to have to provide an example of either of these things happening.

You are also a merit source, who should be held to a higher standard.

None of the posts you recently gave the remaining balance of the maximum merit you can give in a month reasonably deserve that much merit.

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May 14, 2019, 08:05:39 PM
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None of the posts you recently gave the remaining balance of the maximum merit you can give in a month reasonably deserve that much merit.

None of your posts contribute positively and you reasonably don't deserve forum membership.

So if I reduce the merit, will you leave?

Or should you stop talking about things you know nothing about?

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May 14, 2019, 08:09:17 PM
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You are also a merit source, who should be held to a higher standard.

This might be the strategic method to his madness.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5143155.msg51050345#msg51050345

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I'd also like to be removed as a merit source.

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May 14, 2019, 08:11:04 PM
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Just for clarification,

If they complain about amounts, tell them to complain to me. It's best if sources try to exhaust their source allocations, even if it means giving posts higher amounts than is typical. If you have 150 source merit and you only see 3 merit-worthy posts in a month, then I'd rather you over-give each of them 50 merit than let the merit expire. That way there are more people capable of sending merit, and the "merit economy" is less top-down.

If a DT member tags you for something stupid involving merit (ie. probably anything less than selling merit), then they're not going to be a DT member for much longer.


I think Quickseller got your answer from here.

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May 14, 2019, 08:12:26 PM
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In all seriousness.  Vod, I never had any intention of leading you down this path you've taken.  I'm truly sorry.  I would have never offered to sponsor your project if I knew it would result in you throwing away a reputation you've tried so hard to maintain for so long.  I really did try to save you from walking down this path, not once, but twice.  Please take a step away from your computer.  Go grab a beer and a sandwich, and watch some sports.  Maybe make some jerky or some other man shit to get feeling good again.  I even feel bad at this point.  No honest person could support your behavior.  I hope you understand that.

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May 14, 2019, 08:12:51 PM
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You are also a merit source, who should be held to a higher standard.

This might be the strategic method to his madness.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5143155.msg51050345#msg51050345

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I'd also like to be removed as a merit source.
I had not seen that post.

Presumably, Vod is purposefully giving merit inappropriately in an effort to get fired as a merit source, instead of resigning with grace. 

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May 14, 2019, 08:13:36 PM
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Just for clarification

Thank you!  I have never been able to exhaust my supply, no matter how much merit I hand out.  I can't afford to spend eight hours a day looking.

Presumably, Vod is purposefully giving merit inappropriately in an effort to get fired as a merit source, instead of resigning with grace. 

You suggesting I'm breaking some rule, dog?

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May 14, 2019, 08:13:50 PM
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Presumably, Vod is purposefully giving merit inappropriately in an effort to get fired as a merit source
No shit sherlock.

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May 14, 2019, 08:17:20 PM
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Honestly vod isn't giving merit for supporting himself i think. It doesn't matter if you feel that someones post worthy of having 50 merits or more. Because merits are for encouraging someone for quality works not for store. If you have plenty of merits then its not unfair to encourage someone by giving him as a reward which will obviously boost up his future contribution on forum. 

Isn't it better to give it Someone rather than dry it?  If a merit source haven't got enough time to spend his monthly allocation then if he send this to a user who will share it with others there's nothing wrong IMO. Because recipient will spend it on forum not in the moon.  


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May 14, 2019, 08:21:34 PM
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The question now is how to get those 50 merits, do I need to support him too lol because some of us truely need it. If I recall clearly there isn't a rule on amount of smerits to award to reply you feel contributed positively to a discussion i.e replies that aren't spam. We award merit based on our smerit capacity.

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If Vod would give 1 merit instead of 50 to people who support him, would it be OK? Smiley
What a shitstorm in recent days on Bitcointalk... Maybe some people involved need to take a short break and come back to forum with cool heads after few days. Just my 2 cents Satoshies




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