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June 06, 2012, 08:23:33 AM
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I was going to auction off a kids's science toy, so I signed up for Bitbid.
Eventually, I ponied up the .25 BTC for a year's membership.
When I looked in Block Explorer for my transaction, it didn't appear despite Bitcoin-qt saying there had been 62 confirmations.
I emailed them and they said "sorry for the delay, you are now a member," but I still can't find where those .25 BTC went to, or for that matter,
where the coins in my account are, even though I still apparently have a balance.
These may be all newbie misunderstanding rather than true problems.

The next thing to consider is that Google lists a warning for that site, and when I used a malware checking site on it, it pointed out that there was some hidden "cheapest viagra"-type ads in the HTML source.

So, can anyone say as to whether these things are normal? I've been able to follow a bitcent sent around here and there before.

PS Any advice as to whether a slightly unusual auction would be better at a large auction site (since people spend more time at them), or a small one (where my auction will be not be lost in the crowd.
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June 06, 2012, 09:16:51 AM
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I don't know anything about BitBid, but I'm pretty sure that ads for Viagra, Cailis, et al, (covering 95% of the home page Shocked) is not normal, and highly suspicious even if it is. Does anyone else know what's going on here?

Block Explorer is currently lagging behind a few hundred blocks for some reason, and this is completely unrelated to any issues with BitBid. The information in Bitcoin-Qt is almost certainly correct (and the fact that BitBid has approved your membership and you have a balance with them indicates that nothing went wrong with your transaction).

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June 06, 2012, 08:15:29 PM
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According to Google cache, it's had them since May 29.
Www.bitbid.bit is the same.
So are those ads visible on your browsers? I've tried Firefox and QtWeb, and I don't actually see them unless I edit the element to not cover the entire screen.

Thanks for telling me about the other problem; is there a news place I should be checking regularly for stuff like that?

- TheGameBall
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