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Offline mf-tzo

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Should you vote me?
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:00:45 PM »

I am on a 6 year's old laptop with quite fast internet connection though.

I have 2 standby delegates and If this helps the network and you vote for me, I don't mind keep the GUI run for a couple of days.

I don't know how to submit price feeds or anything like that...

Once hopefully I make some money from BTSX appreciation, the plan is to buy a proper PC and keep it open running all day but until then does it make sense anyone to vote for me or it is better not since I may risk to destroy my reputation?

Should I post on 04.10 thread that I am a standby delegate up and running?

What kind of PC specs would you advise me to go buy in order to become a useful delegate who really wants to support the network?




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Re: Should you vote me?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 04:48:37 PM »
Here are some tips:
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I am on a 6 year's old laptop with quite fast internet connection though.

don't use a laptop, you probably need your own server. Some people are running VPSes, but eventually dedicated machines under your own control would be preferred.

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I have 2 standby delegates and If this helps the network and you vote for me, I don't mind keep the GUI run for a couple of days.

if you're a delegate, you need bitsharex and your computer to run uninterrupted for years, not days. Also, don't use the GUI you really should be running a dedicated and stable server with the CLI.

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I don't know how to submit price feeds or anything like that...

There is a manual CLI command that is easy, and there is also an automated script here:
https://github.com/Bitsuperlab/operation_tools/tree/master/btsxfeed

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Once hopefully I make some money from BTSX appreciation, the plan is to buy a proper PC and keep it open running all day but until then does it make sense anyone to vote for me or it is better not since I may risk to destroy my reputation?

It's probably best to not be a delegate until you're a little more comfortable with technical side. This will take some effort. Read about linux server administration, how to compile binaries, and how to use the bitsharesx CLI.

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Should I post on 04.10 thread that I am a standby delegate up and running?

you can, but there are over 1000 other standby delegates - it's probably better for you to get more comfortable with the technical side before really pushing to become an active delegate

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What kind of PC specs would you advise me to go buy in order to become a useful delegate who really wants to support the network?
don't buy a PC, instead look at getting a VPS (linode, rackspace, amazon, google, digital ocean) and eventually plan on getting space at a local data center.
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Re: Should you vote me?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 06:04:21 PM »
Everyone seems to be on a VPS these days in the cloud.   I think having some home PCs with fast internet connection and a backup power supply (for computer + modem) would prevent an outage at Amazon or DO from completely destroying the network.

I do agree that at this point in the game delegates are called on to do a lot more work as we attempt to track down bugs and rapidly upgrade the network.
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Re: Should you vote me?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 06:28:36 PM »
Thank you very much both for your replies! I appreciated it!
I will try to find some time to learn about CLI and the other technical staff first! :)

 

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