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kwiebe
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May 21, 2011, 09:10:55 PM
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Installed the app, went to the faucet site http://freebitcoins.appspot.com/ to get free bitcoins.  Successfully sent them to my bitcoin address, but where are they?

The bitcoin app has been running for hours, racking up blocks, but shows zero transactions.  Shouldn't I have a receive transaction and show the free bitcoins from the faucet?

How long does it take and can there be some other thing wrong?  The faucet site transaction page shows a confirmation that the bitcoins were sent.

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May 21, 2011, 10:14:16 PM
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Go to blockexplorer.com and search for the address you gave the faucet. That will tell you the block number that the transaction was in. 5 BTC says your client's blockcount is lower than that.  Wink
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May 21, 2011, 10:28:06 PM
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Go to blockexplorer.com and search for the address you gave the faucet. That will tell you the block number that the transaction was in. 5 BTC says your client's blockcount is lower than that.  Wink

Probably just a syncing issue as stated above.
Go to block explorer and see what the current block is (most recent) and compare that to the block count in your client (lower right hand side of the window)
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May 21, 2011, 10:36:20 PM
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Thanks for the tips.  As soon as the client block count equaled the most recent count on that page, the transaction showed up.
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