Walking the plank to award merits

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Today is merit awarding promotion day

  27/07/18 06:46 pm, by , Categories: Welcome

I've spent quite a bit of today in attempting to simplify the process of awarding merits, and actually looking for posts to merit. The hunt was pretty unproductive, so I'm having to turn to some other methods to dispose of my sMerits. I seem to be working through the alphabet, and so far I have

  • aMerits - these are archive merits, and I've just announced these on the beginners board. Junior members can submit posts they made over a month ago for consideration for merit awards.
  • bMerits -  Newbies and Juniors can receive merits for taking partin a group blog.
  • cMerits are merits that are awarded to members who are contributing to the forum, They aren't made for individual posts, but are a reward for being a helpful and constructive member.
  • dMerits are delegated merits, and are merits that I pass on to a respected senior member of the forum to award on my behalf.
  • eMerits will be used for educational posts associated with my academy if I get it started
  • fMerits seem to be foreign language translation merits, and are awarded in conjuction with fir to talk
  • gMerits
  • hMerits
  • iMerits are for information posts
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[SMART] threads described

  25/07/18 06:56 pm, by , Categories: Welcome

I backed off posting here for a while, because there is only so much you can say about not meriting the same old rubbish posts. Things seem to have become a bit quiet as well, so it looks as if I need to do some updating, and a bit of promotion for the Fit to talk English project . I've got a load of other ideas as well, and I'll be introducing those over the next few months, so keep reading this blog. The current one is the [SMART] thread initiative, and I'll explain the concept and rules here.

The [SMART] thread initiative

I've started this initiative in an attempt to create some readable and constructive threads that will stand out in the swamp of low value spam and bounty threads. [SMART] means Self-Moderated And Rewarded Thread. It's self-moderated because I will delete any posts that do not comply with my [SMART] standards, and I hope that this will keep the thread clean and easy to read. 'Rewarded' means that I will be revisiting the thread, and I will read all of the posts, so any quality post will stand a good chance of being merited by me. Hopefully these threads will be read by other merit awarders, so posters don't have to rely on me for merits. Having said that, the merits shouldn't be your primary reason for posting in the threads. I want to promote good and interesting discussions, so you don't have to agree with me.

International members are welcome to post in the threads, but please try to  write English with a reasonable flow in the text, and if you aren't sure how to spell a word, or if it is apposite, then a quick check in Google can confirm your choice. If you don't feel confident in your ability to post in an English thread, then join the Fit to Talk project, and ask if your post is any good there.

Now for the rules -

  • No bounty, ICO, Twitbook or other mentions of underworld projects.
  • Don't quote previous posts in full, especially the original post. Snip the part that relates to your comment
  • Never, ever include images in quotes
  • Think very carefully before including an image. It is far better to link to the image, and thus preserve the flow of the thread
  • If you don't have something constructive to say, then don't say anything.
  • Ignored members - I'm not sure how to handle these at the moment. My inclination is to just delete the post if I have you on ignore.
  • All the ususal forum rules apply of course, and I'll be reducing the mods' work by enforcing them.
  • No plagiarism under any circumstances. I may report instances instead of deleting the post, and this can lead to a forum ban.
  • I'm a merit source, and I've got loads of sMerits, but that doesn't mean I equate them with confetti. I want to award them, and your posting skills can help me.

I may vary these conditions, so please watch my signature or return to this blog to check for updates.

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Walking the Plank reassessed

  14/06/18 08:27 am, by , Categories: Welcome , Tags: Fit to Talk English, merit source

Apologies to my readers, I've rather neglected the blog recently. There seems to be so much going on in the world, that I'm having trouble keeping up with things. I want to take advantage of the Bitcoin price drop, but I'm finding it difficult to decide when to buy some more. Every time I decide to acquire some, the price seems to slip again, and I hold off to try to find the bottom. Brexit is not helping either, and the treasonous Unicorn that we have as prime minister is making me think I should start some political sites. btw, a unicorn is not some pretty pink equine creature spraying startdust, but is is a rather nasty creation of man designed to lead free-spirited wild horses into captivity and slavery. I'm grateful to LoyceV for his various analyses of the Bitcoin Talk merit system, and he produced a list of post that I have awarded with merit, and those posts of mine that received merit. You can read these lists by clicking the link below  -

The Jet Cash history as a merit source


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Elevated from comment

  06/06/18 10:23 am, by , Categories: Welcome

"I found a thread by DV8, a newbie with an activity of 3." this DV8 user is a lucky one :-) I seen the reply from TryNinja. S/he did really gave a good answer.

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Asking a question

  03/06/18 03:28 pm, by , Categories: Welcome

I'll run this thread for a while, and add a few examples as I go along. The threads here started off as good examples of members asking a question, and I hope the threads won't be destroyed by spammers. I did start a thread about this in the Fit to Talk English project, but it didn't seem to attract much interest, so I have yet to finish it. The first part prvides some advice on starting a thread. You can read the entries here - https://fittotalk.com/english-talk/index.php?topic=27.0

Here are some threads that I liked in the Bitcoin Talk forum

Learning Bitcoin from the command line




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