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Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:10 am

Hello loyal members,

What many of you have been waiting for has finally started!
In the early days of this forum when we probably had less than 100 members Roger Ver announced in this thread that he would give away a prize of 4btc to the best post or thread created on this forum and we think it is about time to get this competition off the ground.

Since the initial prize of 4btc was announced we have had 2 other prizes added to the prize pool so the prizes will be distributed as follows:
1st Prize: 4 Bitcoins Directly sent to the bitcoin address of your choice!
2nd Prize: A Trezor hardware wallet that has been generous been donated by Satoshi Labs.
3rd Prize: The winner can choose between a Bit-X White edition, worth $99.95 or If they'd rather not have to supply ID they can choose to claim a free Anonymous card, worth $34.95.
The way the competition will work is when we have a list of links to the 50 best threads or posts on this forum we will start a public vote were our members will be able to vote on the posts or threads they think deserve to win this competition, once our members have voted the list down to the final 10 then bitcoin.com staff members will vote for the winners (the moderators vote will be public)
Moderators and admins will be on the lookout for false votes and alt accounts during the competition

The rules for this competition are quite simple, we just need users to submit a link to the thread or posts that they think has helped the community the most or maybe bought awareness to a situation that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, AMA's are welcome to be added to this list.

Members can post up to 5 of their favorite forum threads below and are more than welcome to submit their own threads for the vote.
Unfortunately moderators and staff of bitcoin.com will not be eligible to win for obvious reasons.

Since we are just starting the holiday season and some members that want to vote may be absent on holidays I am expecting to start the voting sometime around late Jan or early Feb 2017 so keep an eye on this thread.

If any members have any questions about the rules to this competition please post below and I will answer them when I see them.

Good luck to all members!

Regards: bitkilo

Edit: We will now be looking for the top 50 to vote on and members can submit 5 links to posts they like instead of the original 3.

Edit 2: The final cut off date for new nominations will be the 1st of March 2017, polling will start after all posts are counted.
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:20 am

Very nice.

Can we nominate this thread? :D
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:52 am

Wow, very generous rewards. Are there already some posts that qualify the event?
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Wow, very generous rewards. Are there already some posts that qualify the event?
Probably. If they don't, then I doubt none of the ones from now will be able to. Most of the posts around the forum are definitively top notch.
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:53 pm

Cool giveaway ! Im curious to the final list. :)

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Sweet, I guess I should probably start creating threads rather than mostly replying to already existing ones.
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:25 pm

That's a hefty prize pool if I do say so myself. Goodluck to all the entrants! :)

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Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:11 am

I agree with Bitkilo's message above.
I nominate Gavin's AMA thread: ama-ask-me-anything/i-m-gavin-andresen- ... t1990.html
and
Tuur's AMA thread: ama-ask-me-anything/i-m-tuur-demeester- ... t2911.html
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:13 pm

Wow! Cool prizes. I'm clearly going have to spend some time reading more to nominate a good thread and there's a lot to choose from!

Good luck in advance to all participants!

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Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:22 am

Very nice. 4 BTC is a hefty reward just for making a post that is appreciated by everyone. It's Steemit but no ever crashing alternative currency and even more rewards than Steemit top posts!
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Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:01 pm

a good appreciation, let us compete to create a thread which is nice and good comments. Cheers! BTC

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Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:31 pm

I think this is an interesting idea to draw someone to make quality posts so as to provide an opportunity for people more active in this forum in the future
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I think this is an interesting idea to draw someone to make quality posts so as to provide an opportunity for people more active in this forum in the future
Yeah this is really great! certainly in 2017 will be more crowded this forum users.

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Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:53 am

Come on guys, where are all the nominations? Does nobody want to win 4btc?

You can even nominate your own posts or threads!

I will add more later but this is my nomination to win one of the prizes: topic15246.html
If i was allowed to enter this i know i would have knocked out at least 10 good threads by now and be working on the next, your looking at almost $4000 usd if you win worth of bitcoins!
Even if you don't score first prize there is always a cool Trezor to win or a debit card from Bit-X so let's see this get going!
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:14 am

Bitcoins are amazing. I have experienced it, not just because they have a great monetary value but for many other reasons as well. and if you're reading this, you might already understood the point. Bitcoins doesn't necessarily represent a value in terms of legal tender, a bitcoin can represent anything from a sack of potatoes to a thousand dollars or anything else. it is a measurement that can be used to represent something in value.

The only sad thing i think there exists is the scams that have appeared in recent past and people have no way to avoid them, they look so legit and doable that people fall into them pits and loose something that is of immense value and important and they are bitcoins. they have changed the way we think about transactions. if only scams were to go away. which will never be the case thanks to the minds, the world where people transact, play, deal in bitcoins will be amazing again. I love bitcoins and everything about them.

it is so sad that although i am a responsible person, and i take care of anything that involves bitcoin transactions because it doesn't have a central authority, there is no body to regulate and put a check on it. i have lost thousand of dollars in today's value to scams and rigged poker site and other places. I want all of you to be careful because you are not just dealing with something that can be used to gamble and play but most importantly something that you never know what it represents.

I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous new year 2017

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Re: The forum.bitcoin.com 4btc giveaway has started!

Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:52 am

Come on guys, where are all the nominations? Does nobody want to win 4btc?

You can even nominate your own posts or threads!

I will add more later but this is my nomination to win one of the prizes: topic15246.html
If i was allowed to enter this i know i would have knocked out at least 10 good threads by now and be working on the next, your looking at almost $5000 usd if you win worth of bitcoins!
Even if you don't score first prize there is always a cool Trezor to win or a debit card from Bit-X so let's see this get going!
Thanks! :D

Here are my nominations (Some of which are mine, sorry :()

- bitcoin-discussion/i-m-interested-in-bi ... 11828.html
- beginners-help/options-for-securing-you ... t7211.html
- post41231.html#p41231
- beginners-help/what-is-bitcoin-a-step-b ... 14155.html (Copy and pasted...)
- beginners-help/what-is-cryptocurrency-a ... 11755.html
- beginners-help/bitcoin-tumbling-guide-f ... t9375.html
- post39755.html?hilit=guide#p39755
- post42136.html
- post35039.html?hilit=guide#p35039
- alternative-clients/guide-bitcoin-walle ... 11689.html
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:40 pm

Come on guys, where are all the nominations? Does nobody want to win 4btc?

You can even nominate your own posts or threads!

I will add more later but this is my nomination to win one of the prizes: topic15246.html
If i was allowed to enter this i know i would have knocked out at least 10 good threads by now and be working on the next, your looking at almost $5000 usd if you win worth of bitcoins!
Even if you don't score first prize there is always a cool Trezor to win or a debit card from Bit-X so let's see this get going!
Thanks! :D

Here are my nominations (Some of which are mine, sorry :()

- bitcoin-discussion/i-m-interested-in-bi ... 11828.html
- beginners-help/options-for-securing-you ... t7211.html
- post41231.html#p41231
- beginners-help/what-is-bitcoin-a-step-b ... 14155.html (Copy and pasted...)
- beginners-help/what-is-cryptocurrency-a ... 11755.html
- beginners-help/bitcoin-tumbling-guide-f ... t9375.html
- post39755.html?hilit=guide#p39755
- post42136.html
- post35039.html?hilit=guide#p35039
- alternative-clients/guide-bitcoin-walle ... 11689.html
Pretty sure you can only nominate up to 3 threads like the op says.

I would like to nominate the following 2 threads
-topic15499.html Mine :p
-topic15246.html
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:55 pm

Some good nominations, I had an idea to try and make an interesting thread but it just does not feel right. Guess I'll take a last look at some of the nominations and vote on some of them (Already seen a few that looks really good). I wish all participants good luck, and a happy new year!

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Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:25 am

There are just so many good threads and posts to choose from i have upped the amount of links a members can nominate to 5 from the original 3 (Decoded sorry but you will have to trim your list down a couple)

My second nomination for the prize pool has to go to "The Bitcoin Song" topic4967.html
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Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:09 am

Since I can nominate 3 more threads here are my other nominations. Some are mines :p
topic15515.html
topic15516.html
ama-ask-me-anything/i-am-wences-casares ... t2025.html
topic15499.html
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Since I can nominate 3 more threads here are my other nominations. Some are mines :p
topic15515.html
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ama-ask-me-anything/i-am-wences-casares ... t2025.html
Check my post above, rules have changed to allow participants to nominate 5 threads now :)
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My vote is for Gavin: ama-ask-me-anything/i-m-gavin-andresen- ... t1990.html

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Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:38 am

There are just so many good threads and posts to choose from i have upped the amount of links a members can nominate to 5 from the original 3 (Decoded sorry but you will have to trim your list down a couple)

My second nomination for the prize pool has to go to "The Bitcoin Song" topic4967.html
~snip~
Please post your threads on the appropriate boards and just link the post here, this thread is just for nominations not actual posts for the prize, if unsure please feel free to post any questions in this thread, thanks.
Haha, didn't see that rule. Was just blotting some down so I others could get an idea or some to choose from :)

I'll trim my list down to the following - Still not 5, tho.

- bitcoin-discussion/i-m-interested-in-bi ... 11828.html
- beginners-help/options-for-securing-you ... t7211.html
- post41231.html#p41231
- post39755.html?hilit=guide#p39755
- post42136.html
- post35039.html?hilit=guide#p35039
- alternative-clients/guide-bitcoin-walle ... 11689.html
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Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:00 am

@Decoded you will still have to trim your list down to only 5 before they can go into the mix for the voting, sorry man rules are rules.
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Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:09 am

I have a thread
My thread about gambling and altcoin. Can I join in this giveaway? Thanks in advance.
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I have a thread
My thread about gambling and altcoin. Can I join in this giveaway? Thanks in advance.
Why wouldn't your thread be eligible? Of course its eligible as long as you feel its good submit it and if it get past the voting process you have a chance to win.
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Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:06 pm

I agree with Bitkilo's message above.
I nominate Gavin's AMA thread: ama-ask-me-anything/i-m-gavin-andresen- ... t1990.html
and
Tuur's AMA thread: ama-ask-me-anything/i-m-tuur-demeester- ... t2911.html

Er, like Gavin Anderson needs 4 btc!
Next you'll be adding the ever dull Jamie Redman/Posternat. (rules have changed to five nominations now)

I thought this was a competition for the little guys. Like me and, er, well...not many others here?
Clearly my threads are of a certain quality. They are genuine. They are of interest. They get views.

I think i have only started 2 threads.
"farmed accounts coming to this forum" has decent viewing figures, even though i didn't post there much as Roger and admin clearly wanted to attract those very same zombie alt accounts here, enrolling OGNasty and paying him ~30% of the btc pot to attract a few dozen of his pals and various alt accounts. Probably a few real people there. (i've not checked the situation for a month or so)
bitcoin-discussion/farmed-accounts-comi ... 11054.html

My previous thread was, "It is time for Jihan to stand up for Bitcoin"
If you scroll back 4 pages on the bitcoin discussion list (over 150 threads back), you will see my thread has been viewed more than all but 3 other threads since, and 2 of those are long running Roger Ver threads. (maybe start voting for roger ver as well as gavin?)
bitcoin-discussion/it-is-time-for-jihan ... t9469.html

Other posts of mine, in other's threads explained simply and accurately enough so as to stop these "daft" threads perpetuating.
See "We're forking Bitcoin!" post28121.html#p28121 for example.

If i rightly won, i am prepared to redistribute a percentage of btc to future -genuine- posters. (under my terms, the extent of which would rely on roger's support, but at least 2 btc )
That promise is made on my "rizzlarolla" reputation.

I know i can be a bit grumpy, but i try to be fair.
There is a better way. Please see sense and Vote rizzlarolla.

PS. people just posting 5 link - too tedious to view!

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