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    @jeffh @GrandMasterDash and anyone else, you'll be pleased to know that November was our best month yet! September and October we had a downward trend, as well as half of November, but we managed to turn the month around and beat even August's high. And that's before we've had a chance to implement some of our new ideas, including starting to run ads again. I'm sure you'll keep tabs on our webmaster reports. Onwards and upwards!
     
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    That's great news! Keep it up.


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    Dash Force News Webmaster Report November 2017

    Please click here to see website statistics for November 2017.

    TLDR - November was a record breaking month for Dash Force News in site traffic with 177,350 page views. We also received a bump up in social media in particular our Twitter account achieving an additional 500+ followers. Dash Force launched a dedicated Korean language website. Discover Dash online business directory now has 531 listings. Moving forward for December I will start to launch other dedicated websites for languages to increase outreach and Dash awareness. International expansion is key to Dash adoption.

    Dash Force News published a total of 62 original news articles for the November period. A total of 184 articles published including translations in French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

    As the next report will be in January 2018, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Dash Force team to say a big thank you to Dash community for a phenomenal 2017. Happy Holidays to you, your friends and family. Lets finish this year strong and make 2018 even better. The best is yet to come!

    Keep an eye on DashForceNews.com in December for announcements of new websites. ;)

    Thank you to all those in the community who continue to support Dash Force News.

    You can now get notifications on your phone as soon as we publish news on the site via the Dash Force News Telegram Channel.

    Stay Dashy ;)

    Best Wishes,

    Mark
     
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    Good job Dash Force! You guys are doing a great job.

    I have to admit, I'm getting a little hooked on the Three Amigos podcast. Love it when you have guests on the show.
     
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    Very good!

    I notice the numbers drop off quickly for older people. Not only is dash aiming for "simple for grandma", but the older demographic has more disposable income. So I'm wondering how we can improve that part.
     
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    We need this , good idea
     
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    Dash Force News Webmaster Report December 2017

    Please click here to see website statistics for December 2017.

    TLDR - We did it! I'm so happy! December was the best month ever for Dash Force News! We had
    264,073 page views in site traffic for the December period. That's over a quarter of a million views.

    https://DashForceNews.com published a total of 62 original news articles for the December period.

    A total of 171 articles published including translations in French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

    2017 was a phenomenal year for Dash and Dash Force News. I’m extremely proud and grateful to the Dash community, Dash Core and my fellow Dash Force colleagues.

    Since the Dash Force News website launched on April 17th we have published a total of 954 Dash articles including translations in French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

    We have published 86 videos on our YouTube channel including 32 Three Amigos podcast episodes which we have recorded every Friday without fail since May 26 2017.

    Moving forward for 2018 we intend to continue expanding and scale the Dash Force operation in to a fully fledged global news organization.

    Thank you to all those in the community who continue to support Dash Force News.

    You can now get notifications on your phone as soon as we publish news on the site via the Dash Force News Telegram Channel.

    Stay Dashy ;)

    Best Wishes,

    Mark
     
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    I'm really excited to see how we've grown. We'll be growing even more!
     
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    Great job DashForce!!!
    The meme generator and the article maker and the masterminer!
    What are the hits like for DFN Korea? Any way to boost that?
     
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    Dash Force News Webmaster Report January 2018

    Please click here to see website statistics for January 2018.

    TLDR - January Highlights:
    • Dash Force News January site traffic 231,023 page views
    • Additional 1251 Twitter followers in January
    • https://DashForceNews.com published a total of 61 original news articles for the January period.
    • A total of 227 articles published including translations in French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
    • https://DiscoverDash.com/ online business directory currently has 680 listings.
    • Launched 2 additional YouTube channels in Korean & Spanish.
    Thank you to all those in the community who continue to support Dash Force News.

    You can now get notifications on your phone as soon as we publish news on the site via the Dash Force News Telegram Channel.

    Stay Dashy ;)

    Best Wishes,

    Mark
     
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    Dash Force News Webmaster Report February & March 2018

    Please click here to see website statistics.

    TLDR - February - March Highlights:
    • Dash Force News site traffic = 252,050 page views
    • https://DashForceNews.com published a total of 120 original news articles for the February & March period.
    • A total of 388 articles published including translations in French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
    • https://DiscoverDash.com/ online business directory currently has 854 listings.
    • The Dash Force News 3 amigos podcast is now available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean.
    • The Liberty Radio Network is now broadcasting the "3 Amigos Podcast" as a weekly show. See full program guide at https://lrn.fm/shows/
    • Dash Force released to the community an improved website revamp of DiscoverDash.com including a new streamlined user experience and a live support chat function.
    Thank you to all those in the community who continue to support Dash Force News.

    Get notifications on your phone as soon as we publish news via the Dash Force News Telegram Channel. Also check us out on Steemit and DTube.

    Stay Dashy ;)

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
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    DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT

    We at the Dash Force aim to be the Dash community's front line of defense and support. Our mission is to provide support to the human ecosystem surrounding Dash, ensuring that its network effects are maximized by building a community that is the envy of the digital currency world.
    Whether it be countering online trolls, reporting critical news, helping local meetups flourish, encouraging economic activity to newly integrated services and exchanges, or bringing in new members and fans, we will do our best to ensure that Dash's community grows and strengthens into a positive social movement behind some of the most amazing and revolutionary technology of our time.
    Above all, we seek to conduct ourselves as ambassadors of the Dash community in a polite and professional manner, using honesty and genuine goodwill to represent and preserve Dash's positive and community-focused brand, and relentless tenacity and commitment to quality work to ensure that the job gets done right.



    Current Dash Force Operations:

    Dash Force News publishes 2 or more new articles everyday covering the Dash community. There has yet to be a day when something notable was not going on. Fortunately we have a lot of good news to cover. DFN is also translating articles into 6+ other languages. English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Korean.
    Dash Force News Webmaster Report


    Discover Dash currently has 800+ business locations that accept Dash. Recently Updated Website!
    In an effort to provide the Dash community with the necessary resources to reach mass adoption as quickly as possible, we have started DiscoverDash.com, a merchant listing and adoption website. This will give new users and businesses all the resources they need to start using Dash, and provide a powerful visual statement of how strong and diverse the Dash economy has become.
    The site is actively maintained and strives to be “the” site for Dash business listings. Plans are to continue to grow this and provide easy to use guides for merchant adoption, meetups and more. Live chat has recently been added and 24hr. Live chat support will be available after a little more testing.


    Dash Force YouTube – The channel currently has over 2600 subscribers with 1 to 2 weekly shows.
    3 Amigos Podcast is done live and features the 3 partners that run Dash Force. This is an easy going discussion of the weeks topics with the occasional guest and questions from the live chat.
    The Dash Force News 3 Amigos Podcast is now broadcasted on The Liberty Radio Network and is also available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean.
    There are also more or less monthly interviews with Dash related guests like Scott Farsworth AKA Dashracer and Bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver along with Evan Duffield and others.


    Dash Force Meetup & Presentation Program
    Meetup Programs in Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Germany, Russia, England the US and many more. 1000's of wallets have been set up during these classes with tens of thousands exposed to Dash in a positive way.


    Discover Dash Merchant Adoption Program
    This next cycle (May) we will be launching phase one of the Discover Dash Merchant Adoption Program.


    The MVP Contest is a monthly award of 1 Dash to the most Active and Valuable members of the community. On Hold until June.


    Swarms and the Mod Squad
    Active engagement on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Bitcointalk, YouTube, Facebook, Telegram and other social media Platforms. We also assist in reviewing and helping with pre proposals and active proposals. Everyday task include, article sharing across multiple Social Media Platforms while also moderating them, upvoting/downvoting positive/negative post and countering misinformation.


    Joël Valenzuela on using Dash for everyday purchases - CNN International




    February Budget Allocation:
    0 + 202.160 Rollover = 202.160

    Dash Force Core Team Salaries (3 full-time & 16+ part-time) - 53.81
    Website Server Upgrade - .16
    Dash Force Meetup and Presentation Program - 3.517
    ROTC Large African Event - 1.215
    General Tip Fund - .02 CIU
    Kenn Bosak Wallet Setup Promotion - .51
    Crypt0 Omar Dash Give-Away! - 1
    Total = 60.232



    March Budget Allocation:
    0 + 141.928 Rollover = 141.928

    Dash Force Core Team Salaries (3 full-time & 15+ part-time) - 51.198
    Website budget - Upgraded Server - Yearly Renewal Fees - .265
    Pax Libertas podcast Fee - .351
    Dash Force Meetup Contest - 7.9
    ROTC Larger BlockChain Conferences - 4
    Ultimate Crypto's Large Event in Africa - 1.5
    David Mogaji Fun Fair - 1.872 Coming in April
    Total 67.086




    April Budget Allocation:
    0 + 74.842 Rollover = 74.842

    Dash Force Core Team Salaries (3 full-time & 14+ part-time) - 87.56
    Website budget - Upgraded Server - 0.316
    Dash Giveaway at Talent Land in Guadalajara, Mexico 2018 - 1

    Prop Fee - 5
    Dash Force Meetup Contest - 5.25
    Total 99.126




    May Budget Allocation:
    150 - 24.284 Rollover = 125.716

    Dash Force Core Team Salaries (4 full-time & 14+ part-time) - 71.67
    Website budget - Upgraded Server - .19
    Dash Force Meetup Contest - 2.95
    @KennethBosak - 2
    Tip Budget - 1.02
    Mises Event - San Francisco Seminar on the Future of Money - 1.51
    Crypt0 -2
    Total 81.34



    June Budget Allocation:
    150 + 44.376 Rollover = 194.376

    Dash Force Core Team Salaries (4 full-time & 14+ part-time) - 106.217
    Website budget - Upgraded Server - .29
    @KennethBosak Canada - 2
    Website domains - .874
    Dash Central Donation - .5
    Dash Force MVP Winners: June Cycle - 4.006
    Dash Force Meetup Contest Winners: June - 6.6
    Total 120.487



    July Budget Allocation:
    150 + 73.889 Rollover = 223.889

    Dash Force Core Team Salaries and New PR funding (4 full-time & 14+ part-time) - 151.51
    Website budget - 0.37 + Extra Bandwidth July .09
    Dash conference - Venezuela - 2
    DashBoost/Pasta - 1
    My Dash Wallet Discord Tip Fund - 1
    Dash Force Meetup Contest: 309 Wallets created - 8.75
    MVP - 1.5
    Total 166.22



    August Budget Allocation:
    150 + 57.67 Rollover = 207.67

    Dash Force Core Team Salaries and New PR funding (4 full-time & 14+ part-time) - 195.20
    Ongoing



    Upcoming and Special Projects!
    Dash Force News Writing Contest
    Dash Force News Rebrand

    Discover Dash Merchant Adoption Program
    Dash Force Free Escrow - Mastermined
    Dash Force Outreach to International (Women) Entrepreneurs
    VICE: Wall Street Meets Pepe - Cryptocurrency Is a Bro’s World - Anja
    Liquidity Providers 2.0 - DF Mixing Mondays
    Proposal Fee Help Program
    Dash Force China, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Latin America, Korea, India and more
    Ongoing help and Consultation with several projects - Ben Swann , The Great American Pilgrimage TV Show, ESPN analyst, media personality, MMA fighter Chael Sonnen, We Are Change, The Free Thought Project and many more ongoing and upcoming projects



    Dash Force Core Team

    4 full-time roles:
    Brian FreeMan @mastermined - Treasurer and Executive Director of Dash Force and Founder of Dash Force News
    Mark Mason @MarkMason - Dash Force Webmaster, Media Relations and Director of International Outreach
    Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx - Chief Editor and Writer for Dash Force News, Dash Force Community Ambassador
    Albert Arellanes - Discover Dash Support and Live Chat , DF Contest Manager


    15+ part-time roles:
    Justin Szilard - DFN Head Writer
    David Dinkins - DFN Part Time Writer
    Solowizkid - Dash Force Social Media Swarm Leader
    TroyDASH - Mod Squad Discord Leader
    Macrochip - Mod Squad Reddit Leader
    Agnewpickens - Mod Squad Altcoin Ambassador
    Arthyron - Mod Squad Pre Proposal and Proposal Helper/Evaluator
    Wilmar Toro - Dash Force News Spanish, Translator, Video Presenter and community Outreach
    Yujin - Dash Force News Korea, Translator. Video Presenter and Community Outreach
    Roxane - DFN French Translator and Outreach
    Fabio & Jan - DFN German Translator and Outreach
    Dmitrii Zhludin - DFN Russian Translator and Outreach
    Rígille - DFN Portuguese Translator and Outreach
    T0dd - DFN Weekly Writer: Back in May, On Break


    Dash Watch Report


    Thanks again to all the masternode owners who continue to vote for us!
    If you have any questions, comments or suggestion please share them below.
    For more information please see the Original proposal and all discussion thereafter.
    Last Dash Force Proposal


    Requested funding for the May - August budget cycle:

    Total: 150 Dash Per month
     
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    Totally agree to your proposal.

    It is a key issue build a cohesion and better force around social media to generate more interest and "clean" the name of DASH.

    The AgroCognitive's team is ready to collaborate with our community management and join efforts if they consider that we would add value.

    I also believe that the projects that DASH supports should be mentioned in other languages and countries, would give our crypto more relevance and seriousness.

    For example, in our proposal, we are taking analytical services to farmers with DASH and that is inserting it into the root of the commercial food chain.

    Thanks and we will following this proposal
    Regards
     
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    The weekly podcast sucks. Very little structure, too long and very few viewers. This is apparent when compared to other podcasts by lower cap coins. Voting no until you fix this.
     
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    I would be very grateful if you could provide any links to podcast examples of lower cap coins please? Thanks.

    Also please remember YouTube is only one outlet and metric of the podcast. It is also syndicated and broadcasted on The Liberty Radio Network and is also available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean in addition to being uploaded to Steemit and D.Tube. Podcast is now featured on Liberty Podcast network Soundcloud channel as well.

    I appreciate everyone has different tastes and opinions, that is human nature. It's extremely hard to please everyone. There has to be a balance. Please keep in mind the podcast is only a very small part of what our proposal offers and delivers as a whole. I would strongly urge you to consider the full package that Dash Force provides to the network and make a decison based on the majority as Dash Force is so much more than just a podcast.

    Thanks for your time.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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    True, I appreciate your show is syndicated but, unfortunately, youtube is still king right now. I wish that wasn't the case.

    Take a look at the decred channel; 3486 subs compared to dash, 2697 subs.

    Most recent view counts:
    dash : 197, 375, 608, 247, 549
    decred : 1100, 1300, 190, 928, 136

    The decred numbers are somewhat erratic but they are certainly holding their own for a coin ranked at 45.

    Look, I'm sorry if I'm coming across as too critical but I just believe you can do better. I'm not knocking the other work you guys do, the websites, for example, are excellent.

    Watching the show is like digging for gold; it's in there, but there's a lot of noise. Every week you're asking viewers to go through an hour plus marathon. I can't help thinking that is a big turn off for many. If you have that much to say, maybe it would be better to have three or four 20 minute shows per week?

    Spruce it up a little. Have daily giveaways (doesn't have to be big). Put your guests through a fun and fast quiz. You get the idea, a bit more energy. Short energetic episodes vs long marathon runs. Just saying, I wish you the best.
     
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    I initially thought you were joking. Man.

    The 3 Amigos was started as a fun project on a whim after I was on Free Talk Live and @mastermined called in to help with a troll. It was only every a casual, "for us" thing, and later evolved into a fun thing that the community members and Core team members enjoyed watching. It's a fun and simple hangout show meant only for the limited audience that it receives. Nothing more. It's not open to debate or modification. It is what it is.

    If, however, you feel we should be putting out more content to try to get a wider audience, that's a separate conversation. I've been open to it and advocated for such for a while, but the other two don't seem as interested at this point. If this is something the network wants, I can work to make it happen. Is it? Do you want a more professional, more news and discussion-based, less "inside baseball" style show aimed at getting higher numbers of viewers?
     
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    I understand and I have nothing against you guys doing what you clearly enjoy. But I really feel there is a disconnect between what dash aims to be - mass adoption, accessible to all - and a show that has no intention of reaching said audience. One solution might be to have two DFN channels; one for mass appeal, and the other for the hardcore. I think mixing the two on the same channel would be off-putting and detrimental overall. I mean, we're a $3,8B dollar chain, and surely with much bigger aspirations. Should we pay someone else to do it, or is DFN up for the challenge?
     
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    Thanks for the acknowledgement
     
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    This fundamentally confuses the messaging and meaning of the show: it's geared at the Dash community diehards to act as a point of community cohesion. It's inward-facing, not outward facing. If it weren't effective at its goal we wouldn't have many saying it's their favorite part of the week or proposal owners begging to be on because of the purported make-or-break influence it has (I'm still skeptical about that but whatever), but it can't be effective as both inward-facing and outward-facing. Being one destroys the use case of the other.

    Why would it be detrimental? We've had very popular interviews and news roundups before on the same channel with entirely different audiences, to no ill effect. We have run different shows/offerings on the same channel and can do so again. If anything, content for new people can bring them into the world, which then turns them into the audience that 3 Amigos targets. It's happened before.

    Is having a popular podcast/discussion show part of what we need or want to be successful as a project? Honest question we should be asking ourselves.

    I'm up to get it going if it's desired. I've asked many, many times if such a more general purpose and professional show was desired. I usually got a couple scattered "yeah go for it!" responses, but no serious cascade of demand... and that, coupled with the other two partners' disinterest, has kept me from launching something. Do you want me to? And more importantly, do others really want me to?
     
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    @thedesertlynx What audience is your news site aimed at? Is it also inward-facing? With respect, I think you may be ignoring the facts, your viewing figures, or perhaps happily accepting them. You have both inward and outward content on the same channel and I'm not sure how you can say with confidence that this is an optimized solution. But you're right, I think we need other people's feedback on this. I just worry that if we continue to act like a smallcap then that's exactly what we'll be.
     
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    You are talking about the official decred youtube channel VS the Dash Force YT channel. They also have around 28 million in development funding which makes DF look like a shoestring budget. The numbers are a bit cherry picked as well because they do not have a hour long podcast style video series. It's like comparing apples and oranges. We consistently get 700 to 2k plus views while they consistently get 100's on their "official channel" with millions of dollars at their disposal.
    We also have double the views...

    DFN
    Joined Apr 10, 2017 142,328 views

    decred
    Joined Apr 6, 2017 77,633 views

    Their official twitter sub count is 38k VS under 6k for DFN. And we still beat them by double with our YT view count. I would say that is very effective, but it could always be better.




    I don't think a "15 minutes to talk about the news, then 30 minutes of pundit-style stuff talking about other stuff" style format will work. I don't think that would get much more views than we currently get and that would take up a lot of time and eventually be abandoned. You are free to do whatever you want though, myself and Mark really have no say, if that is what you want to do then go for it.

    My suggestion has always been a 10-15 minutes news and info style show like ABJ and a seperate 20-30 minute interview style show. I think that would work much better. Maybe a shorter 1-3 minute quick recap style video would be nice as well.
     
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    Dashforce mafia is a curse on dash. Like lobbyists.

    Politics and garbage proposals.
     
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    It's not a perfect comparison but I didn't cherry pick the numbers, I simply took the last five. But if you do want to compare hour long shows, then you need to look at their Decred Assembly, last five episodes; 929, 1600, 1200, 2000, 3600 views. But just to keep some perspective, don't forget this coin is ranked 45. Imo, doubling their numbers is not good enough, a rank 13 coin should, in theory, be trouncing them. If you need a bigger budget, give us a taste of what could be and then submit a suitable proposal.

    I won't argue over the details but it'd be great if you could shake things up and commit to short bite-sized episodes, say 10 - 20 mins max.

    Also, as a side note, it would be nice if you could balance things out by including a female host (not ABJ). To be universally accepted, DFN - and dash in general - really needs to drop the testosterone levels and make things more welcoming / less intimidating to both sexes.
     
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    I'm happy with where our budget is now. If you think you can do better please submit a proposal.


    Finding a mermaid would be nice. We have not been able to find said mermaid, if you stumble across one let me know and we will promptly give her her own show. Or better yet we will sponsor her proposal fee and she can do her own independent show. The 3 amigos will stay the 3 amigos, we have no plans to change anything about it.
     
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    It must be working well, receiving the Argon31 seal of disapproval.
     
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    It's okay, carry on and wait for the tide to turn. In the meantime, my job is to vote and, unfortunately, I have to vote no. I don't want to but how else can I demonstrate my dissatisfaction over a one hour plus shillfest?

    As for "mermaids", I need to inform you, half the world is female and DFN neither represents them or attracts them. My input regarding females is not sexiest, it is simply a statement of fact that they should represent half of your potential viewers.
     
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    If you're basing your votes on an hour-long weekly messing around show meant for fun which has become beloved by other community members, then you aren't doing your due diligence as a voter, pure and simple. 3 Amigos is the smallest thing we do, and it's as a hobby. To vote no on the whole Dash Force proposal based on that either indicates you have no idea what we do (despite having it clearly outlined in the proposal), or exclusively want us to do this show that doesn't exist, in which case it baffles me why you'd want that from a group/proposal that spends 99.9% of its effort doing other things. Either way, there's nothing we can do to appease you, it seems. Best of luck looking for a proposal that suits your fancy.
     
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    Beloved by who??? - you don't have the viewers because you mindlessly ramble on for more than an hour. But dare me for saying this, that I've not done my due diligence! Is it really credible to say such thing of this MNO, that has been here from the very first day you received funding.. so clueless I must be. Amazing. How stupid of me not to recognize it's MY FAULT, not yours.

    Keep "messing around" with "the smallest thing we do, and it's as a hobby". So be it, continue with your hobby coin and see where your hobby gets ya. Think small, be small.
     
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    Haha, @mastermined marking my post as trolling... rich coming from someone that wants to see PrivateSend disabled. I don't even know why you're in the show, you barely say anything.
     
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