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Gridcoinstats now has a Faucet for free coins

Started By startail , Jan 01 2017 07:57 AM

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I have taken the time to create a faucet for claiming free coins. It is since today live at http://gridcoinstats.eu/faucet.php

The Faucet funds are in two parts:

- Base Funds.
This is funds that Gridcoinstats, or anyone else for that matter really, will fill up to keep the faucet flowing.
The reward for this are currently in the range of 0.1 - 1 GRC per 24 hour period.

- Sponsored Funds
Based on a conversation on Steemit I have also made a sponsored funding system.
This will be something the community fills up, trough foundation funds etc.
The rewards for this needs to be decided by the community first.
I think a reward of 1 - 3 GRC per 24 hour period + a starting bonus of 20 GRC per CPID that hasn't claimed anything before is good.

The community should agree on a reward schedule and a sum of money to spend from the foundation funds. Any questions can be put in this thread about this.

Some of the questions that can be discussed:
1. Reward schedule. Is the suggested good, or does it need changing?
2. How much funds should be put into this by the foundation founds?
3. Should there be a percentage sent to GridcoinStats.eu for reimbursing parts of server costs?

There may be other questions or topics regarding this that I haven't thought of.

Edited by startail, 02 January 2017 - 02:28 AM.

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Amazing work, surpassing plenty of other (much more hyped) cryptocurrencies! I would support spending 100k GRC from the Foundation, to fill the sponsored fund.

 

In time, this faucet will probably become the most visited page on gridcoinstats.eu. Do you think it would be possible to reduce the number of ads? With five ads, the faucet page is starting to look a bit shady, it would look more professional with, let's say, only two ads (e.g. top and bottom banner). I realize you would lose some revenue that way, perhaps few percents of the sponsored fund should be allocated for covering gridcoinstats.eu server expenses?


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Yes, I expect this page to be one of the more visited page, but the site has some very interesting pages to visit to, so I'm not worried that people are just visiting for the faucet, like many other faucet pages are. They are usually just one page with ads and nothing else.

I'm trying to find a good fill of ads without ruining the page. I realized that the page wasn't looking any good after the additional ads in the page. I will remove them and just keep the frame ads that I have on the rest of the page. After all, I'm doing this to attract more people to a wonderful coin that I believe in. Trying to make it look less "hyped" like many other faucet pages of other coins.

I expect my expenses to be covered by donations and ads revenue for other page views that are done during the visit after the faucet.
That I so generously was donated right at the start also supports the removal of the extra ads.

The ads are now set to a more human ratio to keep the page more clean.

Edited by startail, 01 January 2017 - 03:30 PM.

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The donation of sponsored funds to help newbies set up a beacon seems like a very good idea. Something for the foundation to look into.

 

 

 

 

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First payout from the faucet has been made this morning.

http://gridcoinstats.eu/tx.php?id=1682701
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The new Faucet is a success. Proof of that the random reward is between 0.1 - 1 GRC can be backed up with looking at the daily payouts. Todays payout was on ~17GRC http://gridcoinstats.eu/tx.php?id=1689907
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When I visit the Faucet page I always get:

 

"Proxy Detected
We do not allow using of proxies to browse this site."

 

AdBlock is off.

Same result without or with a VPN active.

 

Same result with 3 different browsers

 

I can browse the rest of gridcoinstats.eu without any problems

 

I'm not using a proxy as far as I'm aware.

 

My ISP is Comcast/Xfinity.

I know there is something 'fishy' with my connection since there are a few commercial websites (Target, Macy's, ...) where I have problems just browsing the site with a direct connection but it works fine going through VPN


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To prevent missuses of the faucet from visitors trying to hide their real address I'm using a proxy detection service. I suggest you contact them directly if they are falsely detecting you as a proxy. A VPN is a type of proxy and aren't allowed.

You can find them at http://www.shroomery.org/ythan/proxyblock.php

Edited by startail, 12 January 2017 - 06:07 PM.

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To prevent missuses of the faucet from visitors trying to hide their real address I'm using a proxy detection service. I suggest you contact them directly if they are falsely detecting you as a proxy. A VPN is a type of proxy and aren't allowed.

You can find them at http://www.shroomery.org/ythan/proxyblock.php

 

Looking around the web it seems to be as I suspected - Comcast is the culprit.

I plugged my IP in on the above linked site and it shows as being a proxy.

Comcast seem to run all unencrypted traffic through a proxy so they can inject messages related to their data caps and other stuff.

 

Any plans for going https with gridcoinstats.eu ?

 

 

Either way, thanks for the site, it's a great tool !


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Sorry to hear that your ISP gives you issues.

A SSL certificate with https as a result will be implemented in a few days.
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Sorry to hear that your ISP gives you issues.

A SSL certificate with https as a result will be implemented in a few days.

 

Oh well, something you just get used to here in the US. They regularly 'win' the award of worst company:

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Survey-Comcast-Remains-Americas-MostHated-Company-138694

 

But the only other choice I have is no better...


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