Can't believe they moved this thread after all this time, it really needs to be in newbie. It helped me a lot, good luck!
yes many new members have many helping matters here from where they can got some coins and new things about all this
I just get back from being without internet access for a month and now that I am starting to get back to maintaining the list and doing draws for the newbie lotto again they all of a sudden decide to hide this thread away in some dark corner??
Yes very many people have gotten started in Bitcoin by using these faucets. Over 1200 have joined in the newbie lotto, in a little over half a year, and many others have decided not to join the lotto but have still used the faucets in the list. Some people feel that Bitcoin might not have gone very far if it wasn't for Gavin starting the original faucet to help people get started in Bitcoin.
I feel this thread should not only be in the newbie section but stickied there as well! This list is not about gambling. It is about giving away free Bitcoin... very small amounts but free none the less. The only gambling sites in the list are ones that have free rolls and giveaways with no strings attached. The newbie lotto is also free to join.
This list is not about helping these various free BTC sites but is all about helping the newbie Bitcoins users. Many so called free Bitcoin sites have been left off the list due to making users jump through too many hoops or being interested in trying to scam or take advantage of visitors to their site.
This list is not about anybody, the newbies or the site owners, making much money... I have repeated many times what this list is about:
A reply I made in another thread about the complaint that free bitcoin sites, like the ones listed here, are not worth it... what good are they if one only gets very very small amounts that is not worth the time... etc.
Well no one, I hope, is suggesting that this is a viable source of income which
will allow one to give up their regular job.
( then again, who knows what 0.0053 BTC [the amount complained about] might be worth several years from now. )
When I first found out about Bitcoin I wanted to try it out as soon as possible; I am sure many other newbies are the same.
Signing up to some exchange or using some of the other methods for buying bitcoins can be a hassle, and can have fees higher
than someone just wanting to try things out would like.
So using these few free bitcoins sites can be a good way of trying things out... it is exciting to get that first payment to ones
wallet... and if other newbies are like me they will be just as excited to gather enough together to send them off to a friend
or a worthy charity or the like, in order to try sending as well as receiving.
And getting new users excited about Bitcoin and getting them using it right away can only be good for Bitcoin as a whole.
If you are reading this and feel the same that this list is important to the Bitcoin community please let the forum moderators know.