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saor

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#1
The Rule:

1.) No referral links by new members.

The Guidelines:

1.) Enable 2FA on all your accounts - exchange, email, everything!
2.) Please do your own research and don't take financial advice from anyone on this forum.
3.) Please don't invest more money than you're willing to lose. I know this gets said a lot but it's very easy to fall into the trap of putting in a little bit of money, losing it, then putting in a little bit more to make up for the loss. You can very quickly throw away a large sum of money.
4.) A good rule of thumb is don't buy something when the price is at an all-time high.
5.) Another rule of thumb is that most people hear about something when it's at an all-time high - be careful of hype.
6.) Do some research before investing in a crypto - look at the price history and make a decision about when to buy in. Just because it's easy to buy crypto doesn't mean you should do it flippantly.

Quick links:

The Bitcoin Thread Bitcoin Thread - 2018
● The Ethereum thread
● The Ripple (XRP) thread
● Alternative Cryptocurrencies / Altcoins

● Where to buy altcoins
● Luno Support and Queries Thread
● Save Your 2FA keys!

● The ASIC thread
● Cryptocurrency Mining
 
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acidrain

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#3
Personally if someone wants to share a referral link they should be free to do so, so long as it isn't for offensive content. Some 1 post wonders might drop one just to lure more people in but that's the beauty of the internet.

As for the others, well they more guidelines than rules.
 

saor

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#4
Personally if someone wants to share a referral link they should be free to do so, so long as it isn't for offensive content. Some 1 post wonders might drop one just to lure more people in but that's the beauty of the internet..
You're far too open & forgiving :p.

This forum isn't a platform for people to come spam their referral links. I have no issue with you or me doing it (within reason). And I would rather support you than someone who has no interest in the community beyond vomiting links all over the place. Maybe I'm a bit too attached to the idea of this place as a community, but I still think of any forum where I've spent a fair amount of time as a digital home away from home, and these delinquents who come wondering into town with their snake-oil don't deserve any kind of warm welcome, and especially not the support of the community in clicking on their links.

As for everyone else posting links - we may as well create a subforum for referral links then. Because as 2018 unfolds and more crypto projects scuttle over the landscape - these referral links are going to be everywhere - especially if there's a new thread being created every time someone want to share a link.

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Any other guidelines or rules?
Things to help people avoid making bad decisions?
 

acidrain

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#8
You're far too open & forgiving :p.

This forum isn't a platform for people to come spam their referral links.
I fully agree and it irks me as well but if that rule were to come into force I would then prefer it to be a blanket rule, applicable to everyone.

I mean sure members with more than 1 post are adding value to the forum compared to a 1 post wonder but then again, if said 1 post wonder posts a referral link to something that gives the person clicking something of value, is that post then not of value too ( regardless of whether the intentions were for self gain ).

It's a slippery slope and why I just tend to look the other way.

Right now, the only thing I would ask is to not post referrals in threads that aren't relevant. Use a relevant thread or make your own.
 

morkhans

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#9
I'd say no to one post wonders and referral links. Who signs up to a new forum to share something if they don't have some hidden interest?

Happy with the current rules and guideline split.

Should we have a rule about hardware sales? They don't pop-up too often, but I'd prefer they stay in the classifieds section.
 

Temujin

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#10
Yeaah, I think needs some sort of restriction like the n&ca section... seen several 1 post wonder bots with dodgy links and such trying to loot peoples cryptos, luckily posts get deleted fast after reports, but even if up for a few minutes or so, its enough for someone not too clued up to lose their holdings
 
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