//Important changes concerning /r/altcoin

Important changes concerning /r/altcoin

Hi guys and gals,Over the course of the last few months we’ve been trying to improve the quality of the r/altcoin subreddit. However, with moderators coming and going and an exponential increase in the number of spammers most of our efforts have been maintained to reducing the spam, and much to our and the community’s regret, to no avail. We can safely say that with the current resources available to r/altcoin it is increasingly difficult to filter out all the advertising/spam/shill posts, therefore we’re making some significant rule-changes in order to upgrade the r/altcoin experience.Right now over ~65% of all posts on this subreddit is either:an advertorial or advertisement for new ICO’s.a referral.a link submission to a website with more banners than actual content.links to sites with copy/pasted news from CoinDesk, Cointelegraph or other news sources.To prevent said spam to occur in the future we’re going to trial some new rules which will definitely change the user experience of this wonderful subreddit for the better. The major changes areTo prevent referrals, shady websites and/or advertorials disguised as Medium posts, only whitelisted websites can be submitted from now on.  These whitelisted websites are:Major/mainstream (crypto) news sites who report/provide original content: e.g. Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Newsbtc, Cointelegraph.Websites and blog/medium accounts from the top 50 cryptocurrencies: e.g. medium.com/eosio, stellar.org/blog.Websites manually approved by the mod team.Since the internet is a very big place we are definitely bound to miss some websites on the whitelist. But fear not, using this simple form you can suggest a website to be added to the whitelist. Please note it can take some time before one of the mods will whitelist a website.We acknowledge the decision to go all the way on this may seem exaggerated, but keep in mind the changes to the rules are not set in stone. We want to take down the heaps of spam that comes through our current filters and maintain healthy and informative discussions and Q&A for the crypto community, and we feel this is the best way to do so at this point in time. Weekly Altcoin Jibba Jabba for jibba jabbaAs the name suggest you can ask and discuss everything, as long it follows Rule 1, 2, 3 and 4. Yes, in this thread you can forget Rule 5, so go ahead and shill and talk TA. Please use the Weekly Altcoin Jibba Jabba for portfolio discussions, shill me your coins, what to buy and/or roast my portfolio posts.Since we’re going to see a lot less postings on ICO’s (at least, that’s the plan) we still want to provide a stage for people who want to bring their coins to the attention of the public, and we want to serve to people looking for the latest in ICO-country. In order to satisfy all parties on this one we’re introducing a monthly ICO post, namely the: Monthly ICO / pre-sale / token sale jibba jabbaIn order to streamline the r/altcoin subreddit a bit further we’ll try to keep all ICO-related postings to a monthly thread dedicated to ICO’s. This way not every single project that launches an ICO has to have its own thread, and we won’t see a gazillion postings on ICO’s on a daily basis. Since we’re trialing most of these rules on this particular subreddit for the first time we’re very open to feedback from you, the community. If there are particular likes or dislikes feel free to let us know either using the comment section below or by sending a PM. Once we’ve collected sufficient data we can decide whether or not to tighten or loosen these changes a bit. We hope this change will improve the quality and distinguish this sub in a positive way. Thank you for taking the time to read our updates. Have a glorious day and as always:happy reading, the r/altcoin mod team. TL;DR: Changes made to /r/altcoin. For now only link submissions to approved websites. Submit here new sites for whitelist. You can use the Weekly Altcoin Jibba Jabba for jibba jabba and the Monthly ICO Jibba Jabba for ICO talk.

Hi guys and gals,

Over the course of the last few months we've been trying to improve the quality of the r/altcoin subreddit. However, with moderators coming and going and an exponential increase in the number of spammers most of our efforts have been maintained to reducing the spam, and much to our and the community's regret, to no avail. We can safely say that with the current resources available to r/altcoin it is increasingly difficult to filter out all the advertising/spam/shill posts, therefore we're making some significant rule-changes in order to upgrade the r/altcoin experience.

Right now over ~65% of all posts on this subreddit is either:

  • an advertorial or advertisement for new ICO's.
  • a referral.
  • a link submission to a website with more banners than actual content.
  • links to sites with copy/pasted news from CoinDesk, Cointelegraph or other news sources.

To prevent said spam to occur in the future we're going to trial some new rules which will definitely change the user experience of this wonderful subreddit for the better.

 

The major changes are

To prevent referrals, shady websites and/or advertorials disguised as Medium posts, only whitelisted websites can be submitted from now on.  

These whitelisted websites are:

  • Major/mainstream (crypto) news sites who report/provide original content: e.g. Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Newsbtc, Cointelegraph.
  • Websites and blog/medium accounts from the top 50 cryptocurrencies: e.g. medium.com/eosio, stellar.org/blog.
  • Websites manually approved by the mod team.

Since the internet is a very big place we are definitely bound to miss some websites on the whitelist. But fear not, using this simple form you can suggest a website to be added to the whitelist. Please note it can take some time before one of the mods will whitelist a website.

We acknowledge the decision to go all the way on this may seem exaggerated, but keep in mind the changes to the rules are not set in stone. We want to take down the heaps of spam that comes through our current filters and maintain healthy and informative discussions and Q&A for the crypto community, and we feel this is the best way to do so at this point in time.

 

Weekly Altcoin Jibba Jabba for jibba jabba

As the name suggest you can ask and discuss everything, as long it follows Rule 1, 2, 3 and 4. Yes, in this thread you can forget Rule 5, so go ahead and shill and talk TA. Please use the Weekly Altcoin Jibba Jabba for portfolio discussions, shill me your coins, what to buy and/or roast my portfolio posts.

Since we're going to see a lot less postings on ICO's (at least, that's the plan) we still want to provide a stage for people who want to bring their coins to the attention of the public, and we want to serve to people looking for the latest in ICO-country. In order to satisfy all parties on this one we're introducing a monthly ICO post, namely the:

 

Monthly ICO / pre-sale / token sale jibba jabba

In order to streamline the r/altcoin subreddit a bit further we'll try to keep all ICO-related postings to a monthly thread dedicated to ICO's. This way not every single project that launches an ICO has to have its own thread, and we won't see a gazillion postings on ICO's on a daily basis.

 

Since we're trialing most of these rules on this particular subreddit for the first time we're very open to feedback from you, the community. If there are particular likes or dislikes feel free to let us know either using the comment section below or by sending a PM. Once we've collected sufficient data we can decide whether or not to tighten or loosen these changes a bit. We hope this change will improve the quality and distinguish this sub in a positive way.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read our updates. Have a glorious day and as always:

happy reading, the r/altcoin mod team.

 

TL;DR: Changes made to /r/altcoin. For now only link submissions to approved websites. Submit here new sites for whitelist. You can use the Weekly Altcoin Jibba Jabba for jibba jabba and the Monthly ICO Jibba Jabba for ICO talk.

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