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21d · site status
Memo is very slow. I use member, so everything is fast, but when I want to buy or sell token, it disturbs.
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You having problems with the Member App on mobile?
21d · site status
There have been some reports of transactions not propagating. The issue looks to be resolved but I am investigating root cause.
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You could embed the whole intent. txt using a Memorandum :) might simplify things.
23d · member
Download Member Desktop so that we can keep talking even if all Memo protocol websites are taken offline -
23d · coronavirus
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This race was in memory of a old friend of mine who passed away due to cancer. I have received between 600k/700k says in tips during the race so I will give a equivalent amount of fiat
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This is crazy, just the type of solution I would love to see in the world. Like everyone can create their own community with opinionated moderation. Users are free to choose
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restriction on who can moderate, and every one is free to ignore them.
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:) previously the UI only allowed members to volunteer to mod topics. Now members can volunteer to mod site wide.

Moderating is not a position, its more a function. There is no
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There are no mod positions. You can volunteer to mod, and Members can apply filters voluntary.
24d · member
You can now volunteer to be a site wide moderator - (Choose All Topics)
You can appoint a site wide moderator - this is now called 'apply filter'.
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It may be most often called a subsidy by holders who don't mine, but I could be wrong.
I think they might do that to displace the thought of paying a tax at that particular time.
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although i guess it raises the hackles of libertarian miners who don't like to think of themselves as being subsidized.
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I agree this inflation is a tax on holders, but when it is paid out, it is something else - call it a subsidy, reward, allowance, grant. Subsidy i think is most technically accurate,
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working. Miners do work and provide a service. Ideally we want them to be paid entirely out of transaction fees, but we subsidize this work through inflation until that is possible.
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Working for something and it being a subsidy are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, I think it is usually the case. Farmers are often subsidized - no-one would argue that farmers aren't
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still have them provide security using transaction fees. For development, it is probably more accurate to call it a grant.
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how the money is raised - it is raised through inflation.

Then look at how it is spent - for miners it is accurate to call it a subsidy, because we expect to wean miners
off it and
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allowance, bonus, grant and even dole

To accurately describe raising and distributing money, you take one from the first column, and one from the second column.

So we must look at
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tariff, excise, donation, contribution, tribute, tithe, charge, fee, dues

Then there are words we use when talking about how to distribute that money
subsidy, reward, gift, aid,
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Lol. Maybe your autocorrect is onto something. Dole might be more accurate linguistically.

There are words we use when talking about how to raise money -
tax, inflation, toll, levy,
24d · bitcoin
Thing about the Miner's Tax - it's not paid by miners, neither is it a tax.