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July 31, 2014, 05:45:49 AM
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Advertising spam is not allowed, this includes mining pools, gambling services, exchanges, shops, etc. Mining pool ops should make a thread within the Mining section of Alt Currencies. Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam. Exchanges, shops, gambling sites, etc, should make a thread in the Marketplace section of Alt Currencies.



Edit by mprep:

You know what, time for a slight policy change:

After consulting and discussing with BadBear, I've decided that it's time to let people discuss a bit more freely about services. Although BadBear's earlier posts hinted that service posts are a "no go" on most cases, after contacting him a couple of days ago, I believe he has changed his thinking, possibly due to the community's opinion and suggestions (told you it would help Grin).

As per this shift, the following type of posts are now allowed in coin threads:

  • Posts about block explorers. ("Here is a new block explorer for this coin" type posts)
  • If a service comes up in a disussion and directly related to the coin, it's allowed
  • "We're up" messages for pools (if it's only once per thread)
  • "This exchange added coin" type posts for exchanges (again, if it's only once per thread)

However, said rules only apply to those posts that ARE NOT large, distracting with images, or markup codes (lots of bold and colors) and other traits of an advertisement. If a post is considered an advertisement will be determined on case by case basis.

Post your suggestions and opinions regarding this rule and how it should be improved and it might get implemented.


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July 31, 2014, 05:49:02 AM
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You gotta be kidding, right?

What's next?

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July 31, 2014, 05:52:21 AM
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Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, altcoin announcement threads.  Mining pool ops should make one thread within the Mining section of Alt Currencies. Do not make a separate thread for each coin. Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam.



I Kind of agree,   Pools will be listed in the OP's and pool owners and devs can arrange that off the boards.  Cutting down the pool advertisements in some threads would really help reduce the clutter

 Just my 2 cents.
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July 31, 2014, 05:54:24 AM
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You gotta be kidding, right?

What's next?

Next FUD will be banned, and every thread will have one page.

That would be kinda nice, actually.

Pool spam is bad for a few days at launch, but FUD spam is forever. See DRK thread for a good example.
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July 31, 2014, 05:55:32 AM
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You gotta be kidding, right?

What's next?

Next FUD will be banned, and every thread will have one page.

That would be kinda nice, actually.
Seriously, BCT becomes lame lately.

First giveaways, now they forbid to pool OPs to advertise their service in the topics, while 12 year olds make 100 accounts to spread FUD and insult people.



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July 31, 2014, 06:00:13 AM
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Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, altcoin announcement threads.  Mining pool ops should make one thread within the Mining section of Alt Currencies. Do not make a separate thread for each coin. Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam.




How the Hell do you intend for people to find pools to mine the coins with, if not in the OP I quote you .. maybe you mistyped what you actually mean "Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, alt coin announcement threads." So a new coin cannot have links to the pools for their coin is what that says ... I wonder if it's just not clearly written because you go on to contradict your self here with "Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam. "

So can we have some clarification to this.... otherwise I think it's time to community found a new forum to work from ... ....  .... damn nazi's



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July 31, 2014, 06:08:14 AM
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Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, altcoin announcement threads.  Mining pool ops should make one thread within the Mining section of Alt Currencies. Do not make a separate thread for each coin. Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam.




How the Hell do you intend for people to find pools to mine the coins with, if not in the OP I quote you .. maybe you mistyped what you actually mean "Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, alt coin announcement threads." So a new coin cannot have links to the pools for their coin is what that says ... I wonder if it's just not clearly written because you go on to contradict your self here with "Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam. "

So can we have some clarification to this.... otherwise I think it's time to community found a new forum to work from ... ....  .... damn nazi's

Yes, listing available pools in the OP is fine.

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July 31, 2014, 06:23:58 AM
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Oh! Finally we can play games without spammers Cheesy
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July 31, 2014, 06:25:45 AM
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I don't understand.

1. If coin has dedicated "mining" thread is it allowed to post there?
2. Is it allowed to post in "local branches" of the forums like Russian, French, etc?

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Oh! Finally we can play games without spammers Cheesy

Much better to play games without scammers than spammers.

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It'd be 9001% better to ban sock puppet accounts...

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July 31, 2014, 07:14:43 AM
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Good, pool talk should only be in mining section
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July 31, 2014, 07:17:45 AM
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Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, altcoin announcement threads.  Mining pool ops should make one thread within the Mining section of Alt Currencies. Do not make a separate thread for each coin. Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam.





Yes. This is the most threatening issue facing the alt coin section now. The rampage of the mining pools posts. Sigh.

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July 31, 2014, 08:03:31 AM
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I disagree with this.  Next thing you know I'll get banned for posting something like "Hey, since all the other pools are busted why don't you try my pool at http://blabla.minemyshit.com"  Would that be considered "advertising?"

If someone asks a question like "Hey which pools are working right now" and I respond with "My pool at http://blabla.minemyshit.com is working great, come on over" will I get in trouble for that?  Should we expect everyone interested in mining to try every pool listed in the OP, which is not always current and definitely does not show status (working or not, forked or not), to find a working pool?

Being able to post pool advertisements in the coin's thread is important during launch.  Pools are coming online far faster than the devs/announcer can keep the OP updated.  Don't make us pool operators PM with the devs to get listed in the OP, and don't force all the forum users to constantly have to switch back to page 1 to see new pools that have come online.

Perhaps a better solution would be to limit the SIZE of pool advertisements, that's what's so damn annoying.  No more 500x500 graphic logos and 10 lines of huge text.  I would have no problem limiting my pool announcements to something that could fit in maybe 5 lines or so, if such guidelines were published.

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July 31, 2014, 08:08:40 AM
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Finally, thank you. Now I'll check announcement threads more.
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July 31, 2014, 08:17:15 AM
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at the end of the day , all pool are only middle men and only care about the profit they make - so they should either Pay each post ( advertisement )  or be posted in the OP (updated regularly)

this will also stop Shit scamining pool from posting crap that haven't been verified working and paying out.

Less and less viewer are coming onto bitcointalk.org. every main coin has 300 pages with at least 50 of them are post and Quotes of Pool info and Referrals


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July 31, 2014, 09:24:55 AM
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at the end of the day , all pool are only middle men and only care about the profit they make - so they should either Pay each post ( advertisement )  or be posted in the OP (updated regularly)

this will also stop Shit scamining pool from posting crap that haven't been verified working and paying out.

Less and less viewer are coming onto bitcointalk.org. every main coin has 300 pages with at least 50 of them are post and Quotes of Pool info and Referrals


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Can we also please Remove Sig with Referral links . they should be force to pay a donation if they are making a profit from posting here  

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July 31, 2014, 09:48:11 AM
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Added the rule to Unofficial list of (official) Bitcointalk.org rules, guidelines.

Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, altcoin announcement threads.  Mining pool ops should make one thread within the Mining section of Alt Currencies. Do not make a separate thread for each coin. Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam.




How the Hell do you intend for people to find pools to mine the coins with, if not in the OP I quote you .. maybe you mistyped what you actually mean "Advertising mining pools is no longer allowed, including, but not limited to, alt coin announcement threads." So a new coin cannot have links to the pools for their coin is what that says ... I wonder if it's just not clearly written because you go on to contradict your self here with "Most OP's already link to pools available so advertising your pool is unnecessary and leads to too much spam. "

So can we have some clarification to this.... otherwise I think it's time to community found a new forum to work from ... ....  .... damn nazi's
The submission of pools to be added to OP can be done via PM.

I don't understand.

1. If coin has dedicated "mining" thread is it allowed to post there?
2. Is it allowed to post in "local branches" of the forums like Russian, French, etc?

1. Yes
2. Yes, if they have an alt coin section in that Local board, they post in a dedicated thread for their pool and that thread is in the appropriate language.


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this is bullshit rule that fucks over those of us who want to find pool fast and grab some of the first low difficulty coins, i don't want to be checking the mining subforum or waiting for dev to get pm and add to op, this only wastes time and allows ppl with their own mining hardware and insiders to get more of the easy coins

its only spam when pool owner post their link in the same thread multiple times, don't see the problem allowing them to post once

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this is bullshit rule that fucks over those of us who want to find pool fast and grab some of the first low difficulty coins, i don't want to be checking the mining subforum or waiting for dev to get pm and add to op, this only wastes time and allows ppl with their own mining hardware and insiders to get more of the easy coins

its only spam when pool owner post their link in the same thread multiple times, don't see the problem allowing them to post once
We've had some serious trouble with pool spammers (those adding any coin and posting (nearly) an identical message to all altcoin announcements). They just clutter up a discussion and can be avoided simply by making people add pools through PM. If you want to mine a coin early, mine it solo. If you can't, don't worry - probaly nobody will be until the coin author adds the info.


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