Vortac

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  1. No solution is perfect, but I think what Rob is proposing is far better than we have now. Devs need to be compensated for their efforts, they have done plenty of volunteering already.
  2. I am also getting tired of this erkan business, especially because it's the same old, disgruntled stuff I have already seen before. Knowing erkan's valuable work so far, I was looking forward to some constructive discussion, but his 'secrets' so far are: 1. Whales hold plenty of GRC 2. Someone could DDoS some of the BOINC servers Pretty much obvious stuff, hardly worth so much fuss.
  3. Sign up here: https://teamgridcoin.signup.team Don't worry if you get an error - invitation will arrive to your email anyway.
  4. If I had a new beautiful logo, I would present it on Steemit (making clear it's a draft and work in progress). You would get some immediate feedback, collect some nice Steem rewards and it would immediately become a marketing tool, since investors take such niceties as a sure sign that the community is active and vibrant (and who wouldn't want to invest in a coin like that). Now, other members have been working on a new logo as well, so I guess an official vote will be necessary to choose the final version.
  5. Of course, we get a lot of these "why bother with advertising at all" posts too. The irony is that there are plenty of coins out there, with zero usability or operability, ranked far higher on the coinmarketcap than Gridcoin, solely because of their successful marketing. The fact is, most crypto-investors don't care one whit about BOINC or superblocks, they don't mine anything and if they run our wallet at all, they run it in investor mode (or they just keep their GRC on Poloniex, ready for any pumps and dumps). Now of course, you meant 'smart marketing' with integrity and without outlandish hype. Well, as Quez already said, even that sort of marketing takes months to be implemented properly and truly successful branding takes years. It's not like a spigot which we can open tomorrow and enjoy immediate benefits.
  6. OK, Mercosity typed NO, but that's merely his opinion of course, only official votes count (done through the wallet and recorded on the blockchain). Since voting system is being overhauled, we'll have to wait until it's fixed before having any official votes. That being said, one must admit that our voting system is sometimes hard on the newbs. A newb announcing here "hey, i am going to make this new fabulous video for Gridcoin, it will cost 10000 euros" will receive very little support, based only on that sentence (although he might have Bill Gates himself starring in that video). It's kinda expected to show some drafts, previews and projections first and to start with a small expense. Then, if it works out, you can present more ambitious stuff, and ask for bigger expenses. Basically, one is expected to do some volunteer work first and volunteer work in marketing is not something marketing experts usually do, I guess.
  7. This thread has been the core GRC thread for a long time and it still is in some way, but now we have Slack, Steemit etc. so it's not so popular anymore. Lots of ideas were thrown around, discussion was often heated and we all kinda get used to that. I wouldn't say It's negative though, let's say it's frank and 'openly argumentative'. Obviously, one can't be always 100% frank when commenting Gridcoin on Steemit (lots of readers who are looking to invest and they want reassurance and guidance, not arguments). But here, I guess no holds are barred and that's not bad - better to have a frank discussion BEFORE than regrets and grudges AFTER.
  8. Perhaps we could use gridcoin.io as a landing page for visitors who are coming from coinmarketcap, coindesk etc (i.e. the crypto-related websites)? Having two websites is not necessarily a bad idea, since BOINC enthusiasts and crypto-investors are very different groups of people. According to AdWords and Analytics, gridcoin.us works good enough for BOINC enthusiasts, while crypto bounce rate is now approaching 90% - we do need something different for them (flashy content, with more hype, I guess).
  9. Sent you 10 GRC also
  10. All cryptos work along that principle (no central control). Well, not all, but all good ones :)
  11. Yes, it has happened before - it's a bug, not a hack. Things will most likely return to normal tomorrow, with a complete superblock. Devs are looking into it.
  12. Only Poloniex can help you. They will, but you'll have to wait at least 2-3 days, their support is completely overwhelmed.
  13. Noobs recently reported on reddit that they are staking once a day even with only 1000 GRC (mag~100 and biggest whales offline obviously). 10k GRC is now 854 USD, might discourage a noob from going solo.