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July 06, 2019, 09:39:20 AM
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Merited by LoyceV (2), bones261 (2), Daniel91 (1), hd49728 (1)
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I am very happy to announce that from few days I am a part of 100 Most Merited Members Club .

For me, it is a great honor to be on one board, with the most well-known, established and recognized members of the forum.
In fact, I am 95th most merited member on Bitcointalk, with 524 merits earned. I just can't believe how fast this happened.

What, I have learned during the time is to remember, that merit is not the most important thing and if you enjoy, what you are doing on the forum, he will finally find you.

With this post, I will try to encourage everybody, to not give up too fast. If I managed to do this, then I am sure, everybody can. Don't tell me, that you are not a native English speaker, because I am not also. There are tools like Grammarly, which will help you, to write better for free. Develop the right mindset and enjoy the time on the forum, don't do it because of merits or that you have too.
Be yourself, try to be kind and helpful. Spread the word about crypto revolution and in no time you will be in the club too.



I want to say THANK YOU to all members who merited me already and will merit in the future  . This is only possible because of you THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.
Really appreciate it and try, to spread the merit love back, as soon as possible. Never hold more, like a couple of merits.

To get my first 250 merits, I needed exactly 2 years and for another 250 merits, only a couple of months. During the time, my writing skills evolved, with every newly written post and started thread. When one is active and engage in discussions after some time organically is involved in so many threads that sometimes is hard to catch up.

That is why I want to remind about Maggiordomo bot, which is a great tool, to stay up to date, with all that is happening on the forum, especially where we are personally involved. Many times I post in so many threads that this is just impossible to know where it was. This is when Maggiordomo bot  is very handy. After setup, he will notify, about every quote of our post and every mention of the username. Without Maggiordomo bot I would be missing the majority of threads in which I am involved partially.

Until today Maggiordomo bot notified me three times, about winning in the lottery, raffle and a promotion!!! I just spotted a promo and signed up. After some time I forget about it and won.
Luckily, I had Maggiordomo bot setup and when my username was mentioned in the thread, I got the notification and claimed the price of 250$  Grin. This is only one from many times were thanks to Maggiordomo bot, I haven't missed something very important on the forum.

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100 MOST MERITED MEMBERS CLUB UPDATED 8.07.2019

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Theymos  DT1  4,974
LoyceV  DT1  3,240
suchmoon   DT1  2,618
DdmrDdmr   DT1  2,381
micgoossens   DT  2,166
o_e_l_e_o   DT1  2,163
The Pharmacist 2,003
satoshi 1,812
Last of the V8s DT1  1,744
hilariousetc  1,648
achow101 DT1  1,483
gmaxwell DT1  1,327
Vod DT1  1,266
abhiseshakana DT1  1,236
xhomerx10  1,218
Jet Cash DT1  1,179
HairyMaclairy  1,177
HCP   1,152
1miau DT1  1,149
krogothmanhattan DT1  1,148
xtraelv DT1  1,138
qwk DT1  1,123
iasenko    1,106
Piggy DT1  1,102
Hhampuz DT1     1,088
Lauda DT1  1,080
joniboini  1,065
coinlocket$ DT1  1,035
TMAN DT1    1,034
marlboroza  974
Steamtyme  971
mikeywith   962
BobLawblaw  957
bob123   938
roycilik  DT1  927
Toxic2040  922
theyoungmillionaire DT1  890
LFC_Bitcoin  867
mu_enrico    865
ICOEthics DT1  862
SaltySpitoon  861
DarkStar_  DT1  847
nutildah DT1  847
TryNinja  844
Alex_Sr DT1  838
bitmover838
JayJuanGee  833
kenzawak  824
ETFbitcoin  823
Husna QA  817
BitCryptex  810
Lutpin  790
gentlemand  787
jojo69  787
nullius  777
philipma1957 DT1  771
PHI1618  766
Carlton Banks  760
infofront  756
pandukelana2712 DT1     745
morvillz7z DT1  730
minerjones  730
Coolcryptovator  DT1  730
pooya87  727
TheNewAnon135246 DT1     726
taikuri13 DT1  724
Quickseller  698
OgNasty DT1  694
Veleor DT1  685
Xal0lex  673
yogg DT1  671
bones261 DT1  647
Coding Enthusiast  641
VB1001    641
fillippone DT1  637
mole0815  635
actmyname  630
mocacinno  628
DireWolfM14 DT1  625
CryptopreneurBrainboss   624
LeGaulois DT1  623
asche DT1  622
Goran_  618
Flying Hellfish DT1  608
hilariousandco DT1  601
Lafu DT1  588
Pmalek  578
HeRetiK  571
yahoo62278 DT1  550
stompix  544
GameKyuubi  534
Artemis3  532
bill gator  525
d_eddie  525
wwzsocki  524
Foxpup DT1  522
Matthias9515 517
Witchersense  509
sncc  508
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Just be a good member don't look too much to the merits.... they are just to exclude less good members/posters/spammers etc

Also there are just so F***ing many merit stat threads these days...

Good you're well liked that means you have good stuff to say Smiley

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July 06, 2019, 10:06:58 AM
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Just be a good member don't look too much to the merits....

I still keep editing my OP and just added an almost exact same sentence to my post. Are you reading in my mind or hacked into my computer  Huh Grin.

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July 06, 2019, 10:09:20 AM
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I want to congratulate all the members who are on the lists especially to you. Congrats, dude. This inspired me to aim for the higher level like you by means of contributing to the forum community. By just simply looking at your posta history, it just means one thing: You Deserved to be on the Top 100 Most Merited Users.
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Ooft! I humbly accept the accolade of being the first to 5k and the first to 10k earned merit. Please move me to top of the list. Suck on that, Loyce. Grin

Also, I think you may have made a typo, haha.

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I think I congratulated you before on this achievement, but congrats again.

Whatever happened to the thread you started where you told all about your introduction to bitcoin and all that crazy stuff that happened to you?  I was going to post a reply there, but the thread seems to have been deleted.  It was an amazing story.

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July 06, 2019, 11:15:06 AM
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I think I congratulated you before on this achievement, but congrats again.

Whatever happened to the thread you started where you told all about your introduction to bitcoin and all that crazy stuff that happened to you?  I was going to post a reply there, but the thread seems to have been deleted.  It was an amazing story.

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July 06, 2019, 11:20:16 AM
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Ooft! I humbly accept the accolade of being the first to 5k and the first to 10k earned merit. Please move me to top of the list. Suck on that, Loyce. Grin

Also, I think you may have made a typo, haha.

Thanks indeed a typo already corrected .

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July 06, 2019, 11:41:51 AM
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I think I congratulated you before on this achievement, but congrats again.
Whatever happened to the thread you started where you told all about your introduction to bitcoin and all that crazy stuff that happened to you?  I was going to post a reply there, but the thread seems to have been deleted.  It was an amazing story.


No wasn't deleted but moved from meta section to off topic, were lost all activity. I was surprised because it was about BTC and Bitcointalk, so meta or bitcoin discussion would be the most proper section for such a thread. Additionally, there is so much mug in the meta that I thought, such an inspirational topic, will be appreciated by mods. I was wrong.

After some time I moved this thread again from off topic to beginners help as members suggested in the discussion, where is until today. Still on the first page, after some time.
I think members like to read something different from time to time. There are enough scam and spam threads already.

Anyways, thank you very much for all your kind words.
I will try to do my best and contribute to the forum even more. I am already addicted to Bitcointalk and from few years never missed a day.

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July 06, 2019, 01:43:36 PM
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Hey, gonna try and read some of you Smiley

Come and hang around in the WO-thread thats a fun place and always good members are very welcome there Smiley

Cheers btw and where is that weekend-pump??


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July 06, 2019, 04:09:16 PM
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Congratulations mate, not many Sr. Members have the guts to pursue merits. Well... you know Sr. Members already have a decent stake/payment from campaigns. Anyway, 500+ merit points is an outstanding achievement!

Next target should be Legendary!


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I think I'm slipping - I need to try harder.

Time to revive Fit to Talk English methinks.

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July 06, 2019, 04:13:39 PM
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Ooft! I humbly accept the accolade of being the first to 5k and the first to 10k earned merit. Please move me to top of the list. Suck on that, Loyce. Grin

Also, I think you may have made a typo, haha.

Fuck you 2000+ earned merit mother fuckers. I’m still trying to get to 1000 earned merit.

Fuck the lot of you Wink

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July 06, 2019, 07:13:50 PM
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Hey, gonna try and read some of you Smiley
Come and hang around in the WO-thread thats a fun place and always good members are very welcome there Smiley
Cheers btw and where is that weekend-pump??

As you have seen I am already there from some time and try to spread my bullish sentiment  Cheesy.

The pump will come everything still looks strong but there can be a trap before the spike. Looks like the price will soon close the trend triangle.
There will be only two scenarios, we will break up or down. I still hope it will be up, but if bulls will be not strong enough in 4 to 8 hours all indicators turn again bearish and indeed there can be a flash crash, again. We need more volume (above 30 billion for faster, stronger moves) or more buyers.

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Sorry to bring the red pills to the party and all of that.


Merit is meaningless subjective and dangerous garbage. Get a life.  Want a clearer explanation. Ask suchmoon about good poster bad poster. She will clear it up. These are MEANINGLESS terms without strict definition and criteria. Most merit is given to these top 100 feltchers on political grounds.

MOST of this top 100 bag of worthless merits are unable  present 5 original thought inspiring posts that stand up to scrutiny. Most is a lot of informational garbage and analysis of MEANINGLESS metrics. Bogus opinions that fall apart under and mild analysis. Political support for the colluders agendas.

Decouple merit from rank after full member and rule it out as a metric to be used at face value for campaign sig entry.

We are crushing the stick of group think and free speech suppression (trust abuse), time to get rid of the carrot next.

Leave it  as a bot prevention tool. That is all it was designed for. It is folly and dangerous to apply other meaning to it.

This is the most valuable post on this stupid thread but it will never get a merit and if they could demerit it these dumb ass fools surely would.

If you are in that club and NOT a special character -- theymos, satoshi, GM etc then you are likely special needs. Sorry to break that to you guys.

To our knowledge we have nothing against the OP but just touting merit these days is laughable.

Anyway well done, and it's SATURDAY; we need our salad tossing and have a few merits to chuck? any takers?

We will always oppose any kind of praise of the merit system, it is dangerous and misleading.


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Sorry to bring the red pills to the party and all of that.


Merit is meaningless subjective and dangerous garbage. Get a life.  Want a clearer explanation. Ask suchmoon about good poster bad poster. She will clear it up. These are MEANINGLESS terms without strict definition and criteria. Most merit is given to these top 100 feltchers on political grounds.

MOST of this top 100 bag of worthless merits are unable  present 5 original thought inspiring posts that stand up to scrutiny. Most is a lot of informational garbage and analysis of MEANINGLESS metrics. Bogus opinions that fall apart under and mild analysis. Political support for the colluders agendas.

Decouple merit from rank after full member and rule it out as a metric to be used at face value for campaign sig entry.

We are crushing the stick of group think and free speech suppression (trust abuse), time to get rid of the carrot next.

Leave it  as a bot prevention tool. That is all it was designed for. It is folly and dangerous to apply other meaning to it.

This is the most valuable post on this stupid thread but it will never get a merit and if they could demerit it these dumb ass fools surely would.

If you are in that club and NOT a special character -- theymos, satoshi, GM etc then you are likely special needs. Sorry to break that to you guys.

To our knowledge we have nothing against the OP but just touting merit these days is laughable.

Anyway well done, and it's SATURDAY; we need our salad tossing and have a few merits to chuck? any takers?

We will always oppose any kind of praise of the merit system, it is dangerous and misleading.




I have a lot of merits frankly I don’t try to earn them.

 If you look me up here
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 You would see I post a lot. Always did post a lot just my nature I guess.

Only bitcointalk ran signature campaigns which I opted  out of in 2016 IIRC.

You have some truth in your “ Debbie Downer” style post.
Note I quoted that since it is not my idea.
It is a character played by Rachel Dratch on a tv show called Saturday Night Live.

I would have given you a merit here but the line saying you won’t be merited gave me pause and I decided you are correct you won’t be merited for the post.


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July 08, 2019, 08:44:20 AM
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Sorry to bring the red pills to the party and all of that.

Merit is meaningless subjective and dangerous garbage. Get a life.  Want a clearer explanation. Ask suchmoon about good poster bad poster. She will clear it up. These are MEANINGLESS terms without strict definition and criteria. Most merit is given to these top 100 feltchers on political grounds.

MOST of this top 100 bag of worthless merits are unable  present 5 original thought inspiring posts that stand up to scrutiny. Most is a lot of informational garbage and analysis of MEANINGLESS metrics. Bogus opinions that fall apart under and mild analysis. Political support for the colluders agendas.

Decouple merit from rank after full member and rule it out as a metric to be used at face value for campaign sig entry.

We are crushing the stick of group think and free speech suppression (trust abuse), time to get rid of the carrot next.

Leave it  as a bot prevention tool. That is all it was designed for. It is folly and dangerous to apply other meaning to it.

This is the most valuable post on this stupid thread but it will never get a merit and if they could demerit it these dumb ass fools surely would.

If you are in that club and NOT a special character -- theymos, satoshi, GM etc then you are likely special needs. Sorry to break that to you guys.

To our knowledge we have nothing against the OP but just touting merit these days is laughable.

Anyway well done, and it's SATURDAY; we need our salad tossing and have a few merits to chuck? any takers?

We will always oppose any kind of praise of the merit system, it is dangerous and misleading.

All that is written above doesn't apply to me. Never got any merits because of political reasons or created "informational garbage and analysis of MEANINGLESS metrics".
Always try to be honest and create original content. I am a simple forum member and if there is a merit system and I was able to get a lot of them, then I am happy about this and see it, as an achievement, especially if this placed me on the list, with 100 most recognized and trusted members on this forum.

You say, that merit is flawed and another Theymos weapon in the arsenal and I see a lot of improvements in the forum and in myself because of the merit system.
Of course, you have only a couple of merits and to be honest, I have never read a quality post, written by you and I read a lot. Maybe I can't remember now or you are writing, only in the meta and reputation section, which I didn't read, if I don't have to. Anyway, if this is so easy, to get merits and the system is so flawed, why do you have only a couple of them?
You got, to have friends here, especially if you talk about yourself "WE" all the time.

You are against the new trust system and mentioned about it, despite my thread has nothing to do with this subject, but I will tell you something.
There was an ongoing discussion for so long, about the old trust system on the forum and many members, asked multiple times for a change. Maybe even you, where one of them? I don't know.
Because of these requests, Theymos changed the trust system, taking into consideration all suggestions from the most established and trusted forum members. New system just started some time ago and again, there are members, who are not happy and again call it a flawed and bad system. I would say, take a big breath and be calm, let the new system, to work for a while and if indeed there will be a problem, then Theymos will adjust something.

There will be always somebody unhappy, when new things are implemented, especially if they replace an old system, were a lot of members had a lot of power and will lose it.
There are no easy changes, especially when it goes about the trust system, which is a purely experimental feature.

We should do our best, to help and if there are problems, to point them out, but we have, to work together and not against each other all the time.

Going back to merit, from what I see it works as intended. There is a lot less spam and members, try to contribute, to the forum, as good as possible.
I know for sure that merit works because two years ago, I was reporting hundreds of spammy posts every week, not intended, only when I was reading the forum.
Of course, I try to avoid bounty and altcoins announcements sections, but still, even there the quality is a lot better and I don't see posts like "great project' and "to the moon" anymore.
Today I report, only a couple of posts per month. Do you see the difference?

And I keep wondering why you always write about yourself "WE"? What do you mean by "WE"? Who are "WE"?

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Sorry to bring the red pills to the party and all of that.

Merit is meaningless subjective and dangerous garbage. Get a life.  Want a clearer explanation. Ask suchmoon about good poster bad poster. She will clear it up. These are MEANINGLESS terms without strict definition and criteria. Most merit is given to these top 100 feltchers on political grounds.

MOST of this top 100 bag of worthless merits are unable  present 5 original thought inspiring posts that stand up to scrutiny. Most is a lot of informational garbage and analysis of MEANINGLESS metrics. Bogus opinions that fall apart under and mild analysis. Political support for the colluders agendas.

Decouple merit from rank after full member and rule it out as a metric to be used at face value for campaign sig entry.

We are crushing the stick of group think and free speech suppression (trust abuse), time to get rid of the carrot next.

Leave it  as a bot prevention tool. That is all it was designed for. It is folly and dangerous to apply other meaning to it.

This is the most valuable post on this stupid thread but it will never get a merit and if they could demerit it these dumb ass fools surely would.

If you are in that club and NOT a special character -- theymos, satoshi, GM etc then you are likely special needs. Sorry to break that to you guys.

To our knowledge we have nothing against the OP but just touting merit these days is laughable.

Anyway well done, and it's SATURDAY; we need our salad tossing and have a few merits to chuck? any takers?

We will always oppose any kind of praise of the merit system, it is dangerous and misleading.

All that is written above doesn't apply to me. Never got any merits because of political reasons or created "informational garbage and analysis of MEANINGLESS metrics".
Always try to be honest and create original content. I am a simple forum member and if there is a merit system and I was able to get a lot of them, then I am happy about this and see it, as an achievement, especially if this placed me on the list, with 100 most recognized and trusted members on this forum.

You say, that merit is flawed and another Theymos weapon in the arsenal and I see a lot of improvements in the forum and in myself because of the merit system.
Of course, you have only a couple of merits and to be honest, I have never read a quality post, written by you and I read a lot. Maybe I can't remember now or you are writing, only in the meta and reputation section, which I didn't read, if I don't have to. Anyway, if this is so easy, to get merits and the system is so flawed, why do you have only a couple of them?
You got, to have friends here, especially if you talk about yourself "WE" all the time.

You are against the new trust system and mentioned about it, despite my thread has nothing to do with this subject, but I will tell you something.
There was an ongoing discussion for so long, about the old trust system on the forum and many members, asked multiple times for a change. Maybe even you, where one of them? I don't know.
Because of these requests, Theymos changed the trust system, taking into consideration all suggestions from the most established and trusted forum members. New system just started some time ago and again, there are members, who are not happy and again call it a flawed and bad system. I would say, take a big breath and be calm, let the new system, to work for a while and if indeed there will be a problem, then Theymos will adjust something.

There will be always somebody unhappy, when new things are implemented, especially if they replace an old system, were a lot of members had, a lot of power and will lose it.
There are no easy changes, especially when it goes, to the trust system, which is a purely experimental feature.

We should do our best, to help and if there are problems, to point them out, but we have, to work together and not against each other all the time.

Going back to merit, from what I see it works as intended. There is a lot less spam and members, try to contribute, to the forum, as good as possible.
I know for sure that merit works because two years ago, I was reporting hundreds of spammy posts every week, not intended, only when I was reading the forum.
Of course, I try to avoid bounty and altcoins announcements sections, but still, even there the quality is a lot better and I don't see posts like "great project' and "to the moon" anymore.
Today I report, only a couple of posts per month. Do you see the difference?

And I keep wondering why you always write about yourself "WE"? What do you mean by "WE"? Who are "WE"?

Never waste time wondering about irrelevant things. "we" is us. A group of at time like minded individuals that only wish for a transparent and fair system for all members here. To follow the satoshi like intention for this forum.

We have nothing against you and as such are not being critical of "you". 

However we feel you need to read this post and fully understand that is HOW things work here. It is undeniable. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5088852.0

Now, we need you to understand we are BIG FANS of the new trust system. The flag system that is.

We are NOT fans of the old trust system especially it's 2nd version where "merit" was for some reason also then the basis of "trust". That is simply not the case. It made an already vulnerable system wide wide open to gaming and abuse. 

Anyway back on topic to the "merit" system.

You are correct that it does have a valid function at which it succeeds. It cuts down on low quality spam and prevents bot farmers. That is really what it was created for.

If you have read the link above and fully grasped the implications of the systems of control. Then you will see it is undeniable that merit in it's current form comes with a LOT of disadvantages for the forum. It's negatives are clearly at this time VASTLY more dangerous than the bot farmers and account farmers that it holds back.

When you can use it to game the "trust" system and also to create group think and suppress free speech then you need to think of measures to prevent this. I won't go into detail of how merit achieves those negatives since it is explained nicely in the above link.

A few simple tweaks could undo a LOT of the damage in our opinion.

1. decouple merit from rank after full member with immediate full merit delete for any accounts after that found spamming. The work to get to full member or even snr will be a lot to risk if you need to earn all of those merits again.

2. DT should not be so heavily merit weighted " it should have another requirement such as activity perhaps 1500

3. Appoint some merit mods. They can delete merit and deactivate merit sources. If they are consistently meriting based on political grounds of for faux rebuttals or posting any other information that has no value in relation to finding the optimal opinion/ solution they get their merits cut away. Obviously they need to present their case.

You want merit to be "MERIT" not just "LIKES" then you need to make sure the post has some "MERIT".

Anyway well done on reaching hero.

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July 08, 2019, 04:35:39 PM
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Could we club together to get the Overall a secretary? A precis of some of his posts would encourage people to read them. Leaving out the long quotes would help as well.

The Fit to Talk English project is peaking at over 1,000 views in a four hour period - are you one of those guests.
If English is not your first language, then we can help you with your posting on Bitcoin Talk.
- PM me to join if you aren't a member. If you are a member, then we would love you to help other members.
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