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Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:04 am
by bitkilo
This thread is so our members can vote on their favourite threads they have seen posted on this forum since Roger Ver first announced the competition here.
Now that all the nominations we received in this competition thread have been added up we can start the voting to see who will make it into the top 4.

All right members let's start the voting!

Please read the rules very carefully.

Rules:
1. Each member can vote for up to 5 of the nominated threads.
2. Members must cast all their votes at once, you cannot vote for 2 now and come back later to vote for others so please choose carefully.
3. The voting will run for 30 days, Poll runs till Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:04 pm
4. Any member found to be voting for threads with an alt account will be banned and will forfeit their chance to win any prizes.
5. Once the thread is closed the members who have a thread in the top 4 most voted threads will be allocated 4 hash characters each at random from 0 to f and go into the finale draw where the blockchain will pick the winner. All other prizes will be selected the same way.
6. The winners will be decided from the hash of the next block mined by the bitcoin.com mining pool after all votes have been counted and hash characters assigned.
7. Members can only win 1 prize each.
8. Voting is open to all members with an account registered here before the 3rd of March 2017 , you do not need to have any threads on the list to be allowed to have your say.

Good Luck to all involved!

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:59 am
by Thetamind
I would like to ask a question...


Since some of these threads, are from members that have not been active in over 2 years..... what happens if they win the voting process, and yet, cannot be contacted anymore?

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:18 am
by Thetamind
I would also like to say that my deal still stands.

If I win the 4BTC prize, I will share 1 BTC with all of the other 3 winners broken down like this

2nd place 0.5btc (currently 650 usd value)

3rd place 0.35btc ( currently 450 usd value)

4th place 0.15btc ( currently 190 usd value)

I will honor this if I win the 4btc. Anyone else is welcomed to honor this as well. Thank you.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:28 am
by bitkilo
I would like to ask a question...


Since some of these threads, are from members that have not been active in over 2 years..... what happens if they win the voting process, and yet, cannot be contacted anymore?
It is a good question to ask but we will do our best to contact the winning member with the email address they signed up with. If they don't answer in a set time then we will have to move the prize to the member with the next amount of highest vote.
Maybe we could give the winning member 30 days to reply, what do others think about this situation?

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:34 am
by Thetamind
Personally, I think that only active members should be eligible... But I didn't make the rules so my personal opinion is moot.

30 days is a long time however, if I miss an email, by the time 30 days has gone by that email would be 11 pages back in history and lost into obscurity. How about 10 days? That's also a personal opinion, so I dunno lol

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:44 am
by bitkilo
Personally, I think that only active members should be eligible... But I didn't make the rules so my personal opinion is moot.

30 days is a long time however, if I miss an email, by the time 30 days has gone by that email would be 11 pages back in history and lost into obscurity. How about 10 days? That's also a personal opinion, so I dunno lol
No, anyone that has a thread in the competition must be eligible to win a prize, it would not be fair to exclude them.

I also don't believe 10 days is enough, it is quite common for people go away for 2 weeks at a time so i would like to keep it at 30 days but open to more discussion on this matter.
I will try get a second opinion from the rest of the team here and take another look into matter if needed.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:49 am
by Thetamind
I have no issues with anything....

As I said, its personal opinion, which is moot.

30 days is fine.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:19 am
by Decoded
I'm guessing the winners will be chosen from four consecutive block hashes.

So if one was to win two (e.g. f was the character twice in a row), Does that user get to pick which of the two prizes?

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:30 am
by bitkilo
I'm guessing the winners will be chosen from four consecutive block hashes.

So if one was to win two (e.g. f was the character twice in a row), Does that user get to pick which of the two prizes?
No, if you have f and that comes out in the hash from the first block mined by the bitcoin.com mining pool after the voting has closed then you win 1st prize and are then excluded from winning any other prizes.
The hash characters from the first winning users will be divided between all other members left in the running for 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:51 am
by Decoded
I'm guessing the winners will be chosen from four consecutive block hashes.

So if one was to win two (e.g. f was the character twice in a row), Does that user get to pick which of the two prizes?
No, if you have f and that comes out in the hash from the first block mined by the bitcoin.com mining pool after the voting has closed then you win 1st prize and are then excluded from winning any other prizes.
The hash characters from the first winning users will be divided between all other members left in the running for 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes.
Ok, sounds great. Good luck to all entrants! A whole month of voting should get things very messy, or very interesting. Only time will tell. :)

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:48 am
by Intriguing
I would also like to say that my deal still stands.

If I win the 4BTC prize, I will share 1 BTC with all of the other 3 winners broken down like this

2nd place 0.5btc (currently 650 usd value)

3rd place 0.35btc ( currently 450 usd value)

4th place 0.15btc ( currently 190 usd value)

I will honor this if I win the 4btc. Anyone else is welcomed to honor this as well. Thank you.
Doing this as well for reference 3btc is still a big amount to win and I'm fine with giving 1btc to the oth3r competitors

Ps- vote for my threads :p

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:33 am
by Decoded
Is there a way to see who voted for what thread? Because how are you able to tell if multiple accounts are being made to farm votes? Are you guys able to thoroughly check this?

Also, you're not allowed to ask people you know to vote for you, right?

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:54 am
by Intriguing
Is there a way to see who voted for what thread? Because how are you able to tell if multiple accounts are being made to farm votes? Are you guys able to thoroughly check this?

Also, you're not allowed to ask people you know to vote for you, right?
I don't see anywhere in the rules that you can't ask people to vote for you, and even if it is there I suppose they mean like asking your friends or pming users to vote for a specific thread.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:38 pm
by Decoded
Is there a way to see who voted for what thread? Because how are you able to tell if multiple accounts are being made to farm votes? Are you guys able to thoroughly check this?

Also, you're not allowed to ask people you know to vote for you, right?
I don't see anywhere in the rules that you can't ask people to vote for you, and even if it is there I suppose they mean like asking your friends or pming users to vote for a specific thread.
But that ruins the point of this whole competition, doesn't it? We don't want to know who can amass the most people to foolishly vote for them, we want to find the best thread and reward the author.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:45 pm
by bitkilo
Is there a way to see who voted for what thread? Because how are you able to tell if multiple accounts are being made to farm votes? Are you guys able to thoroughly check this?

Also, you're not allowed to ask people you know to vote for you, right?
Yes we can check the logs of who voted and will be checking for alt account votes regularly.

I cant see any problems if members ask others to vote for them, if it was a rule there would be no way to police this unless we ban all outsider votes.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:57 pm
by Decoded
Is there a way to see who voted for what thread? Because how are you able to tell if multiple accounts are being made to farm votes? Are you guys able to thoroughly check this?

Also, you're not allowed to ask people you know to vote for you, right?
Yes we can check the logs of who voted and will be checking for alt account votes regularly.

I cant see any problems if members ask others to vote for them, if it was a rule there would be no way to police this unless we ban all outsider votes.

Simple as this -

No one with less than 20-25 posts can vote, especially new accounts that are probably made by a user's friends for voting and for voting only.

Then don't allow multiple accounts with the same IP to vote

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:26 pm
by bitkilo
Is there a way to see who voted for what thread? Because how are you able to tell if multiple accounts are being made to farm votes? Are you guys able to thoroughly check this?

Also, you're not allowed to ask people you know to vote for you, right?
Yes we can check the logs of who voted and will be checking for alt account votes regularly.

I cant see any problems if members ask others to vote for them, if it was a rule there would be no way to police this unless we ban all outsider votes.

Simple as this -

No one with less than 20-25 posts can vote, especially new accounts that are probably made by a user's friends for voting and for voting only.

Then don't allow multiple accounts with the same IP to vote
It does sound fair, what do others think?

I will revisit this in the morning.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:23 pm
by Thetamind
i thought in the original thread, it said only users registered before the cut-off for nominations were allowed to vote??

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:29 pm
by bitkilo
i thought in the original thread, it said only users registered before the cut-off for nominations were allowed to vote??
Please link the post that you seen this rule in, i may have made a mistake.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:33 pm
by Thetamind
project-development/1-000-bitcoin-prize ... -t265.html

It says there users registered before the deadline are allowed to vote.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:40 pm
by bitkilo
project-development/1-000-bitcoin-prize ... -t265.html

It says there users registered before the deadline are allowed to vote.
Yes it does say that and seems fair to keep the alt accounts that wish to sign up now just to vote away. I will update the OP now, good catch :)

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:46 pm
by Intriguing
Looking at the votes currently I can already see some gtd winners like decoded and some I'm not sure about like ognasty. The rules as of now are fine.
Gotta wait 1 whole month and most of the people here probs voted after 2 weeks so suspnseful xD.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 pm
by piebeyb
it's time to put up my eyes to see it :)

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:44 pm
by chopstick
Hey bro I think you forgot to add my post in to the poll...

It was one of the last ones

bitcoin-discussion/bitcoin-cryptocurren ... 18184.html

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:26 am
by chopstick
It was my own post so I nominated my own post. Which was within the rules I thought

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:27 am
by bitkilo
It was my own post so I nominated my own post. Which was within the rules I thought
Yes you are correct, i made a mistake, please accept my apologies.

Your thread was nominated before the competition closed, since it was so close to the end i had missed adding it to the spreadsheet.

The thread has now been added to the voting board, good luck!

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:20 am
by Thetamind
I just noticed that a bunch of votes disappeared, it says theres only 8 votes now, last i checked there was 21, what happened to them? Different threads have votes too when others didn't before.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:28 am
by bitkilo
I just noticed that a bunch of votes disappeared, it says theres only 8 votes now, last i checked there was 21, what happened to them? Different threads have votes too when others didn't before.
You are right, i had a quick look and i think this has happened when i added the missing thread to the poll, damn! :x

I am extremely sorry guys. I have been through all the nomination 3 times now and all are there, guess there is no option but to start the voting again, lucky we were only one day into it and no more changes have to be made.

I will from now on keep logs of all votes at the end of each day and keep an eye on this myself too.

Very sorry because i think this could have been my fault, i can't apologise enough. Let keep the voting going from here.

Any complaints please post below,

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:42 am
by Thetamind
Yikes. Perhaps all the voters are amongst us still and can revote the same way... Or throw an extra one to two my way haha......

But yeah, good thing its only day 2 of voting.

Re: Forum.bitcoin.com - 4btc Prize Competition Voting Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:59 pm
by Intriguing
Currently only decoded,tomz and I are on 2 votes mabye as more people vote we can see more xD