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Marketing & Media / Re: SpreadCoin Identity [Logo - Typeface - Colors]
« on: January 15, 2016, 02:34:46 am »

Community Projects / Re: DRAFT for new ANN thread / Website
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:49:42 am »
I think below the SpreadCoin logo, after a couple of links, we should include several keypoints as to what makes SpreadCoin special. For example:

Launched 29 July 2014, 9:00 UTC, No Premine

Key SpreadCoin Features

True Decentralization. No open-source pools are capable of mining SpreadCoin.
SpreadX11 exotic mining algorithm. Each block must be signed with the private key that corresponds to the transaction.
Compact Transactions. This leads to a smaller blockchain. BitCoin takes 2744 bytes per output, while SpreadCoin takes only 1661 bytes.
Smooth drop in block reward. The block reward gradually decreases in amount overtime. Starting with 6.66 coins/block, down to 0.83 after 16 years.

I believe in 1-2 months time, we should see $0.30.

Main Development / Re: New members of the SpreadCoin development team
« on: March 16, 2015, 02:53:41 pm »
What mistakes are you seeing?

Would take too long to explain in detail, my background and experience gives me a view that's radically different from most. With all due respect to georgem's initiative in setting up a poll, all such informal exercises conducted on bulletin boards are simply ill-founded and produce results which are indistinguishable from a purely random choice. The people being polled are an unrepresentative sample of the user population and the poll results will be inevitably skewed by that factor. Finding acceptable and properly meaningful labels for technological features is not a trivial matter and is far too important to usability to be abandoned to a skewed plebiscite.

Now we've got a bunch of people who think the feature is going to be called "spreadnodes" which is a bit of a disaster for usability because it gives the user no help whatsoever in creating a shallow but functionally adequate model of the underpinning tech.

There was never a question in the first place: there is no branding programme in process, so there are no branding issues to consider, it is a usability issue plain and simple and so the answer is “service node”. Anyone who wants to launch an informed challenge to the analysis is perfectly free to do so and I would welcome the chance to refine our notions.

I think I'd challenge the consensus with: “Great, you’ve collectively chosen ‘spreadnode’. Now your task is to write the user documentation for this feature in such a way that new users can trivially comprehend the notion. It’s a shame that you didn't choose ‘servicenode’, that would have made the documentation task so much easier.”



In the documentation, we could just firsthandedly mention that "spreadnodes" are just code-name for "servicenodes"  8)

Main Development / Re: Mr. Spread
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:00:30 am »
Excellent progress... I know it's not easy to compile, I was never able to do so successfully... looking forward to the new version 8)

Thanks a lot.

32 bit qt wallet (+ daemon) ready:

Please test it, and remember, always backup your wallet.

I will provide all the other wallets over the next 24-48 hours, I need to build the environment. After that, all future wallets will be created very fast.

Stay tuned.

Very good work Georgem!

Main Development / Re: New members of the SpreadCoin development team
« on: March 15, 2015, 10:13:45 pm »
In addition, I could try to arrange for a PR storm once MNs are ready to be pushed to the main network.
a PR storm would shoot the price up drastically. I look forward to this day.

The trouble is, there's no evidence to suggest this will be the case. A PR storm will need to promote qualities of the coin - where are you going to start: “no pools”? Can't use that. “Instantx”? Can't use that either, DASH intends to trademark the term. “Masternodes”? ditto. No, the appropriate time for a PR release is when there are solid, currently-exclusive tech advances for people to talk about and riff off; PR material is for use by others and they need the story explaining to them in words of not more than two syllables.

I'm ambivalent about continuing my engagement with Spreadcoin, I'm seeing the same mistakes being made and I'm beginning to wonder whether it's worth the effort.



I have been advocating many times that we should not use terms like masternodes, darksend and instantx.
Instead of masternodes we can use the word servernode or servicenode. This makes much more sense.
Also, if we make it sound as generic as possible then nobody can possibly trademark it. And that's a good thing.

I mean I understand the wish some people have to trademark the name of a coin for identity reasons,
but to start naming and trademarking certain algorithms and features completely baffles me
and is one of the reasons I don't want to have anything to do anymore with darkcoin.

But think about it: Servernodes or Servicenodes.

I see a future where our servicenodes will be built in a certain way that will allow an owner to create and run any plugin he wishes on it.

Stay tuned for freedom

Agreed. Maybe we could also consider "SpreadNodes"  ;)

Another remark I would like to make is that we should self-moderate the new ANN to prevent bashers and shills from giving SPR a bad appearance. I have seen so much of those people in the original ANN, I am beginning to wonder maybe that is one of the reasons for Mr. Spread's disappearance.

Main Development / Re: New members of the SpreadCoin development team
« on: March 15, 2015, 12:44:17 am »
In addition, I could try to arrange for a PR storm once MNs are ready to be pushed to the main network.

Main Development / Re: New members of the SpreadCoin development team
« on: March 15, 2015, 12:29:19 am »
It would perhaps be beneficial to makeup a list of things which need to be accomplished as far as marketing is concerned.

As soon as the new ANN is in place, I will be very active on the twitter account.

Main Development / Re: Mr. Spread
« on: March 15, 2015, 12:24:36 am »
I'd be very happy to create a few graphics to put into the new ANN, if you aren't doing so already  ;D

Main Development / Re: New members of the SpreadCoin development team
« on: March 11, 2015, 07:56:41 pm »
People were suggesting name changes back in the original ANN- what are your opinions on that matter?

Main Development / Re: New members of the SpreadCoin development team
« on: March 08, 2015, 05:58:48 pm »
Yea, a universal SpreadCoin account that most of us have access to was the idea I had in my head :D

Main Development / New members of the SpreadCoin development team
« on: March 08, 2015, 12:32:33 am »
Dear SpreadCoin community,

Recently several of you have stepped forward to take the reins of development from the now-gone Mr.Spread.

Since I plan on creating a new announcement thread for SPR, I'll need to take down the names (usernames) of the people that have volunteered for this effort  :)

The names of the members of the new dev team as well as their role will be publicly visible in the OP, allowing remaining/future investors, enthusiasts, and supporters to see who the navigators of this ship are.

Please reply here if you are/want to be on the new development team, as well as your role. If you guys would like, I'd gladly take on the role of community manager.


Main Development / Re: Mr. Spread
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:05:15 pm »
I just can't see someone up and walking away without a single word from something they have invested so much time and effort in, unless SPR was just an alpha test to begin with.

If you haven't read through his entire posting history, that conjecture might seem plausible. But I think you'll find that it doesn't stand up to examination.

The effort became drowned in fevered speculation, hype and bogus comparisons to DRK and its success.

The dev was banned from his own thread and, apparently coincidentally, immediately became the subject of a sustained orchestrated smear campaign. bct is a poisonous and corrosive environment which would even tax the resilience of a saint, let alone a solo dev. The altcoin domain is littered with examples of solo devs who've bailed on their coin for a whole variety of reasons, Mr Spread is now just another instance of that.

There's no rush to re-group. Any apparent time pressure is a bogus effect arising from a conjunction of unconstrained impulsivity and the smear campaign. There's no real-world pressure, there can't be; any time-scale other than “perhaps later” is just not a practical prospect for a solo dev.



Very, very well said!

Community Projects / Re: Spreadcoin Transition
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:02:47 pm »
Dont forget to follow the new SpreadCoin Twitter:

Also, when is the date when I should create the new ANN for SpreadCoin?

Main Development / Re: Mr. Spread
« on: March 01, 2015, 01:01:56 am »
I'd gladly take on the role of Community Manager. I can be responsible for all social media, create SpreadCoin graphics, etc.

It would be fantastic if we could find out exactly what is going on right now. We need a rundown of the testing that is about to happen. We also need to be introduced to the developers taking control.  Bitcointalk needs to be well aware of the progress that his happening. Plus a new thread on Bitcointalk isn't a bad idea. (though I would consider waiting a few more days before we consider Mr. Spread gone.)  Essentially we need an official press release that can be distributed amongst our new twitter, facebook, etc.  The world has to hear that we are stronger than ever.

I could tackle the new ANN thread, but we must transparently state the usernames of the new dev team/their roles. Also, let's come up with a schedule as to when we should launch a new ANN.

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