Welcome to the last State of the Subreddit in this decade! Well, barring any major developments. We wanted to take this opportunity to touch base with y'all and discuss some of the things we've been doing behind the scenes for the subreddit.
We've not had the chance to formally introduce the moderators who've joined us since our last state of the subreddit. Please welcome PhazonJim
, and Deadshot_Calamity
who've recently joined us. TheSpookiestUser
have actually been here a while too, but hey, better late than never!
Comment Only Moderators
For the last year or so, we've maintained a program for members of the community who wish to help contribute to /Games
in ways beyond submitting, commenting, or upvoting quality and relevant content.
We established this program because rule breaking comments often go unreported: if it doesn't get reported, we may not see it and it gets lost in the shuffle.
This is where Comment Only Mods (also COMs for short) come in. They proactively remove comments that are rule breaking that may slide under the radar for the rest of the moderator team. COMs, also affectionately called Mini-Mods, have been an immense help to the overall cleanliness and order of the subreddit.
We are always looking for more additions to the team. If you want to help contribute to the subreddit behind the scenes by removing rule breaking comments if you happen to come across one, please send us a modmail!
Also a special thanks to our current Mini-Mods: Spader623
, and Smurfyx
Some of you may have noticed an uptick in AMAs in our subreddit
. We attribute this to our publication of the guidelines
back in June, available in the sidebar. In addition, we established a subreddit calendar on the sidebar for both the legacy and redesign versions of the subreddit and created a streamlined version of our AMA protocol for internal use to get AMAs ready more quickly. We'd love to hear feedback on this front!
Up to this point, all the AMAs have been from people reaching out to the subreddit and asking if they can do one. We've not asked anyone to come do an AMA on our subreddit but right now, we're exploring the idea of reaching out to potential candidates for AMAs ourselves, like studios, developers, or notable figures in the gaming industry. We hope to bring some interesting opportunities for AMAs to our subreddit for y'all! If all goes well, our first one will happen in November. Look forward to it!
Earlier this year, we worked on creating new daily discussion threads and tweaked them in response to feedback after an initial run. Now we have thematic discussions on Mondays
, suggestions for games on Wednesdays
, and free talk on Fridays
, with a weeklong thread to discuss what you've been playing that refreshes every Sunday
. How do you think we're doing with these threads? Could we be doing more with them or did you want to see something different? Let us know!
Thanks to PhazonJim
, we made a significant change
to our removal workflow. We hope the new removal reasons give users a better understanding of why their submission was removed, as well as an opportunity to fix any issues. We've noticed an uptick in modmails pertaining to their removal, which we expected to happen. We do our best to respond to modmails in a timely manner.
We also want to discuss the Blizzard, Hearthstone, and Hong Kong situation. Some of you had questions in the megathread on why we handled it the way we did and we answered to the best of our ability. We created two megathreads
since we recognized the importance of this event, that this issue has a significant impact on the gaming community, and it was something they wanted to discuss.
However, many of the posts concerning the situation were technically rule-breaking submissions and had to be removed. Given the circumstances, we created a space by establishing a megathread for those posts and potential discussion, updating it with new developments as they arose. Furthermore, the number of posts regarding the incident could potentially overwhelm the subreddit, which could stifle ongoing discussion. For example, Epic Games made a statement in response to the situation. If other companies did the same and we allowed each and every single one to post on our subreddit, it could crowd out other posts.
We may not always handle similar issues the same way moving forward. We'll treat them on a case-by-case basis and we'll use what we've learned from this past week in making decisions on how to best handle situations like these. If you have any further questions, please let us know! We'll do our best to answer them.
New Rules Rules Revamp
We don't actually have new rules
. It's more of a revamp, in which we tweaked some rules, moved some around, and even merged some of them in an effort to consolidate and make our rules more sensible. We created a change log for review, in the section below.
This revamp is a response to users' feedback and our own assessment of the rules. We understand users sometimes had issues parsing the rules and we didn't intend for anyone to go through law school to participate in our subreddit. We hope the changes we made allow users to better understand what's allowed in our subreddit and what isn't.
You can review the new rules page
in the link given. These rules will go into effect by Saturday evening (CDT), since we wanted to give time for feedback and make changes as needed.
On a related note, we do have a question about one of our rules concerning spoilers.
E-sport events results (such as The International, IEM, etc.) cannot be disclosed in the title within 24 hours of its conclusion.
Do y'all consider these a significant spoiler? Should we maintain the wording as is or remove it, allowing the results of e-sports events to be posted in the title immediately after their conclusion? Also, should we consider events like character reveals for Super Smash Bros. as a spoiler? We appreciate any and all feedback you give us!
Last year, in November, we created a new rule for review threads
. We changed the wording in allowed submissions to reflect this. Also, we’d like to note that we’ve started flairing review threads; we implemented this change due to a suggestion from one of our users, Making_Waves
. Rule 2
: We’ve clarified that bigotry is not allowed, although this was always implied in the inflammatory language clause. Rule 3
: We’ve separated out the rule into two components, for further clarification on why the post was removed. As a result, when a post is removed for this rule, the comment left on the post will specify more clearly why the post was removed. Formerly, it was just “no off-topic or low-effort content or comments.” 3.1
now refers to off-topic content while 3.2
refers to low-effort content and now also contains what used to be 6.11
, which dictated that self-posts with just a title, and little to no text were not allowed. Rule 5
: We’ve never endorsed piracy on this subreddit and we edited this rule to make it clearer that linking to, promoting, encouraging, or endorsing piracy is not allowed. We take action, ranging from a silent removal to a ban depending on the severity of the offense, on these comments and posts. For example, a vague comment like "It’s a Steam exclusive so you should go to the high seas!" is deemed an endorsement of piracy and would be removed, and direct links to pirated content are considered worthy of an immediate ban. Rule 6.2
: We’ve reformatted this rule so it’s not a dense block of text, making it easier to parse since it has several important components for title formatting. We’ve also added that titles must be in English and closed a loophole in the all-caps component. There’s a new explanation for what to do when an article doesn’t note something important in the title: users who want to submit with a new title highlighting this aspect can do so without getting pre-approval. We’ve also merged what used to be 6.13
into this rule, which discussed the length of titles. Rule 7.1
and what used to be 7.3
were merged into 7.1
, since they had similar reasoning behind those rules. The former 7.3
referred to questions with a specific, obtainable answer. Rule 7.3
used to be Rule 7.4
, which discusses the non-gaming related details of Games Industry Figures. A notable addition to this rule is as follows: “Direct accusations, litigation or other serious matters must have a demonstrable impact on the related game or company.” Rule 7.4
deals with crowdfunding projects. We now require a direct link to the campaign page. This means no more linking to a trailer on YouTube (even one posted by the campaign itself) or to an article that discusses the fundraising project. Rule 7.7
is the merged result of what used to be 7.8
, and 7.10
. They all referred to the exchange of games in some way, making it more sense to combine them into one rule. Rule 7.8
used to be 7.11
: they were combined since they targeted similar posts. Rule 8
, which refers to self-promotion, has some significant changes that we’ll summarize here. We specifically disallow compensation for posting something to our subreddit. We also clarify that we usually don’t take comments into account when it comes to self-promotion, but we can if a user is circumventing the account history requirement.
Some rules had minor edits, for clarification, formatting, or closing loopholes: no changes that fundamentally change the rule itself. The following rules had minor edits: Rule 6.1, 6.5, 6.8, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 7.9, 7.10, and 7.11
We’ve also rearranged some rules for sensibility. Rule 6.3
used to be 6.9
: it outlines proper tagging in titles, so it makes sense to move it up next to Rule 6.2
which discusses title formatting. Also, some of the rules have changed in numbering, since we merged some of the rules.
The end of this decade is fast approaching. That means we'll be hosting End of the Decade discussion threads, in which we discuss the consoles of this decade, how the gaming industry changed in the past ten years, the best game of the decade, and more! We're currently working on the schedule of these posts: expect them to start sometime in November. They'll replace our usual discussion threads in the process. If you have a topic you'd like to suggest, let us know!
Sometime before the end of the year, we'll hit 2 million subscribers
, which is a monumental feat. We'll try to do something special when that time comes! For now, make your bets on when that'll be.
As always, thank you for being part of our community here at /games
! We wouldn't be much of a community without y'all.
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https://preview.redd.it/bgj3hxy1u6v31.png?width=400&format=png&auto=webp&s=d2fbdee5918290e79b62010dabb94148c761439d Video Lessons Targeting Blockchain Technology Go Live On CCPPD’s Platform
Following the news that XI Jinping, Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, addressed the importance of blockchain in making technological breakthroughs at the eighteenth group learning event organized by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee Oct 24, the Xuexi.cn platform led by the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, or CCPPD, announced Oct 26 the launch of the video lessons targeting the blockchain technology. The videos with a total of 25 lessons mainly include the preliminary introduction to the blockchain technology, the consensus agreement, Bitcoin, Ethereum and smart contracts, blockchain performance improvement, blockchain security, the basic knowledge of big data, in-depth analysis of blockchain instances, as well as the concrete programming code examples. The Bitcoin Financing Case Accepted By Chinese Court For The First Time
A loan dispute caused by the Bitcoin pledge has been put on file in Wuchang District People’s Court, Hubei Province (lying in central China). According to the indictment, the defendant pledged Bitcoin to borrow money from the plaintiff to bet on the rise of the king coin. During the Bitcoin decline cycle in 2018, the plaintiff took measures to liquidate the position forcibly, but still suffered some losses. The defendant does not acknowledge the loan relationship, falling to a material breach. Lawyer SUN Jun from Shanghai SHENHAO Law firm indicated that the financial attribute of Bitcoin would be recognized for the first time in China. For New Cryptography Law, China Took A Big Step In Right Direction, CZ Comments
ZHAO Changpeng, also known as CZ, founder of Binance, reposted an article released by CoinDesk and titled “China’s Congress Passes Cryptography Law, Effective Jan. 1, 2020.” Regarding the issue, ZHAO commented, “This is big! The country with the biggest population on Earth, and one of the highest GDP growth in recent years, just took a big step in the right direction. What is your country gonna do? Follow or get left behind?” Baidu Search Index For Blockchain Up By 894% In Past 7 Days Amid President XI Highlighting Blockchain
Citing data by Baidu Search Index, in the past seven days, daily average searches for the word “Bitcoin” were 31,955, which was 108% more than that of the previous year and 60% more than that of the previous week; daily average searches for the word “blockchain” was 42,444, which was 349% more than that of the previous year and 894% more than that of the previous week. As previously reported by CoinNess.com, Chinese President XI Jinping said on Oct 24 that China would put more focus on blockchain development. Note: Data offered by Baidu Search Index shows recent popular topics/trends in China.
Encrypted project calendar（October 27, 2019）
ICON (ICX): 27 October 2019 Money 20/20 USA Event Money 20/20 USA in Las Vegas from October 27–30. Aeternity (AE): and 5 others 27 October 2019 CoinAgenda Conference CoinAgenda conference in Las Vegas from October 26–28. Electroneum (ETN): 27 October 2019 KRON-TV Interview “… You can watch Richard Ells interview with Jane King on KRON-TV in San Francisco, 6:30am October 27th.” Hype Token (HYPE): 27 October 2019 Token Voting Event Voting for HYPE Token’s burning % and daily freezing rewards % for November is now live! Freeze tokens to vote & receive daily rewards.
Encrypted project calendar（October 28, 2019）
LTC/Litecoin: Litecoin (LTC) 2019 Litecoin Summit will be held from October 28th to October 29th in Las Vegas, USA BTC/Bitcoin: Mt.Gox changes the debt compensation plan submission deadline to October 28 ZEC/Zcash: Zcash (ZEC) will activate the Blossom Agreement on October 28th Stellar (XLM): 28 October 2019 Protocol 12 Upgrade Vote Horizon v0.22.0 has been released, which supports Protocol 12. This gives everyone ample time to prepare for the Protocol 12 upgrade vote Celsius (CEL) and 3 others: 28 October 2019 Litecoin Summit “…The Litecoin Summit offers two fun, jam-packed days with something for everyone.” XFOC (XFOC): The IDAX platform will be online XFOC and will open the XFOC/USDT trading pair at 13:00 on October 28. MEDIUM (MDM): The IDAX platform lists MDM and will open MDM/BTC trading pairs on October 28th at 15:00. ZB/ ZB Blockchain: The “2019 Hamburg Intercontinental Dialogue Conference” hosted by ZB.com will be held from October 28th to November 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel Hamburg, Germany. BQT (BQTX)： 28 October 2019 Down for Maintenance BQTX.com will be down for maintenance on the 28th of October from 7 to 12am UTC.
Encrypted project calendar（October 29, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd World Encryption Conference (WCC) will be held in Las Vegas from October 29th to 31st. ICON (ICX): 29 October 2019 Decentralization “As a result, the decentralization schedule of the ICON Network has been changed from September 24, 2019 to October 29, 2019.” Ark (ARK): and 10 others 29 October 2019 WCC 2019 Second annual Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology event, World Crypto Conference (WCC), October 29th — October 31, 2019. Insifa (ISF): 29 October 2019 Prototype Alpha “We from Insifa have decided to be more open. Our Prototype will be developed in scrum. This means new releases every two weeks.” Enjin Coin (ENJ): 29 October 2019 EnjinCraft Stress Test “Join us Oct. 29 at 7:00pm GMT for a stress test. Let’s try to break #EnjinCraft!” IOTA (MIOTA): 29 October 2019 IOTSWC Barcelona IOT Solutions World Congress Digitalizing Industries conference in Barcelona from October 29–31.
Encrypted project calendar（October 30, 2019）
MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on October 30th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the topic “How to store data on IOTA Tangle.” TRON (TRX): 30 October 2019 SFBW19 Afterparty “TRON Official SFBW19 Afterparty from 7–10:30 PM in San Francisco.” Horizen (ZEN): 30 October 2019 Horizen Quarterly Update Join our first Quarterly Update on October the 30th at 5 PM UTC/ 1 PM EST. Deeper look into Engineering, BD, Marketing, and more. Aeternity (AE): 30 October 2019 Hardfork “The third hardfork of the æternity Mainnet is scheduled for October 30, 2019.” Valor Token (VALOR): 30 October 2019 Transaction Fees Resume “It’s September and the SMART VALOR Platform is still waiving transaction fees for all members, until October 30th!” Aragon (ANT): 30 October 2019 Singapore Meetup “Aragon on DAOs and DeFi” from 6:30–8:30 PM. Kambria (KAT): 30 October 2019 Outliers Hashed Awards Outliers Hashed awards from October 30–31. Ethereum Classic (ETC): 30 October 2019 Cohort Demo Day “ETC Labs hosts it’s 2nd Cohort Demo Day. Learn about the companies and project being accelerated through the Ethereum Classic ecosystem.”
Encrypted project calendar（October 31, 2019）
Spendcoin (SPND): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Cross Ledger Mainnet “Cross Ledger Mainnet Release and SPND Token Swap,” during October 2019. Spendcoin (SPND): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blkchn University Beta “Blockchain University Beta goes live,” during October 2019. Stellar (XLM): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Minor Release “We will have 6 Minor Releases in 2019; one each in February, March, May, June, August, and October.” Bitcoin SV (BSV): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) BSV Conference Seoul No additional information. Seele (SEELE): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Public Network Mainne launch has been moved to Oct 31 . Howdoo (UDOO): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Howdoo Live on Huawei Howdoo begins its exciting partnership with Huawei with listing as a featured app starting in October. Chiliz (CHZ): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) App Soft Launch Soft launch of Socios App by end of October. Dent (DENT): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Loyalty Program “Afterburner loyalty program launch for all 21,6 Million mobile #DENT users will be in October!” IceChain (ICHX): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Wallet Release IceChain releases wallet during October. Chiliz (CHZ): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Partnerships New sports and new teams joining Socios (+more updates and events) will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Horizen (ZEN): 31 October 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. PCHAIN (PI): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Website No additional information. IOST (IOST): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Game on IOST “Eternal Fafnir, a new role-playing game developed by INFUN is coming to you in Oct.” Achain (ACT)： 31 October 2019 Mainnet 2.0 Launch “… The main network is officially scheduled to launch on October 31.” Mithril (MITH)：31 October 2019 Burn “MITH burn will take place on 2019/10/31 2pm UTC+8. “ Aergo (AERGO)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Aergo Lite V1.0 Release AergoLite, which brings blockchain compatibility to billions of devices using SQLite, released during October 2019. TE-FOOD (TFD)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Complementary Product “Development of a new, complementary product with a new partner, which we hope to be launched in September-October.” Edge (DADI)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Full Open Source Code base for the network fully open-sourced in September or October. BlockStamp (BST)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing. Perlin (PERL)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) SSA Partnership “Perlin has partnered with the Singapore Shipping Association to create the International E-Registry of Ships (IERS)” Skrumble Network (SKM)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Exchange Release “3rd dApp: Exchange Release,” during October 2019. EDC Blockchain (EDC)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blockchain Marketplace “As you already know, our ECRO blockchain marketplace is ready for release, and will open to the global community in October!” BlockStamp (BST)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing. XinFin Network (XDCE)： 31 October 2019 Homebloc Webinar “XinFin — Homebloc Webinar 2019” from 9–10 PM. Akropolis (AKRO)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Alpha Release “Delivers the initial mainnet implementation of protocol. All building blocks will be united to one product.” Hyperion (HYN)： 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Economic Model The final version of the HYN Economic Model launches in October.
Encrypted project calendar（November 1, 2019）
INS/Insolar: The Insolar (INS) Insolar wallet and the redesigned Insolar Block Explorer will be operational on November 1, 2019. VeChain (VET)：”01 November 2019 BUIDLer Reunion Party BUIDLer Reunion Party in San Francisco from 8–11 PM. uPlexa (UPX)： 01 November 2019 Steadfast Storm — PoS/PoW split (Utility nodes ie. master nodes) — Upcoming Anonymity Network much like TOR — Privacy-based DApps — Reduced network fees. Enjin Coin (ENJ)： 01 November 2019 MFT Binding “ICYMI: On Enjin Coin’s 2nd anniversary (November 1), Enjin MFTs will be bound to hodlers’ blockchain addresses…” Auxilium (AUX)：01 November 2019 AUX Interest Distribution Monthly interest distribution by Auxilium Interest Distribution Platform for coinholders. Also supports charity. Havy (HAVY)：01 November 2019 Token Buyback “Havy tokens buyback, Only in 1 exchange between Idex, Mercatox & Hotbit. The exchange depends on the most lower sell wall.” Egretia (EGT): 01 November 2019 Global DApp Contest SF 2019 Egretia Global DApp Contest in San Francisco.
Encrypted project calendar（November 2, 2019）
Kambria (KAT)： 02 November 2019 VietAI Summit 2019 Kambria joins forces with VietAI for the annual VietAI Summit, with top experts from Google Brain, NVIDIA, Kambria, VietAI, and more!
Encrypted project calendar（November 4, 2019）
Stellar (XLM)： 04 November 2019 Stellar Meridian Conf. Stellar Meridian conference from Nov 4–5 in Mexico City. Cappasity (CAPP)： 04 November 2019 Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 4–7.
Encrypted project calendar（November 5, 2019）
Nexus (NXS)： 05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.” NEM (XEM)： 05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019. TomoChain (TOMO): 05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!” aelf (ELF): 05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks.
Encrypted project calendar（November 6, 2019）
STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th. KIM/Kimcoin: Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC).
Encrypted project calendar（November 7, 2019）
XRP (XRP)： 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore. BTC/Bitcoin: Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th.
Encrypted project calendar（November 8, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th. IOTX/IoTeX: IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08
Encrypted project calendar（November 9, 2019）
CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland. HTMLCOIN (HTML): 09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.
Encrypted project calendar（November 11, 2019）
PAX/Paxos Standard: Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference. Crypto.com Coin (CRO): and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore. GoldCoin (GLC): 11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…”
Encrypted project calendar（November 12, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin: The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13th Binance Coin (BNB) and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.”
Encrypted project calendar（November 13, 2019）
Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a @Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.” Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov. Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO @aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).
Encrypted project calendar（November 14, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th.
In the past two days, there were heavy swing moves in BTC from the $7,500 support against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair rallied more than 20% and broke many hurdles near $8,500 and $9,000.
Moreover, there was a close above the $8,500 resistance area and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Finally, the price rallied above the $10,000 resistance and traded close to the $10,600 resistance area.
However, the bulls failed to remain in control and a top was formed near $10,591. Later, there was a strong downside correction below the $10,000 level. The price traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the rally from the $7,425 swing low to $10,591 high. Review previous articles: https://firstname.lastname@example.org
EDIT: You can now see Blake’s answers in the main AMA
. Feel free to read them here, but please note that Blake may come back to answer more questions and you won’t see them here.
James Blake did an AMA here today but the answers did not appear - you had to go to his account (iamjamesblake
) to see what he wrote. So here's a post where you can see all the questions he answered!
For those of you who are wondering: no, he did not answer -RainMan500
's question... yet new2tennis
asked Do you miss tour life? In your opinion what is the greatest match you have ever played, and what is your fondest memory in the locker room?
I miss parts of tour life but I don't miss being sore everyday and living out of a suitcase. I do miss the camaraderie and the feeling of being prepared for a match.
The greatest match I've played was to beat Roger in the Olympics. He's in my opinion the greatest of all time and to get a win over him with the USA on my chest was really special.
My fondest locker room memory was probably when we won Davis Cup. The locker room experience with the Bryan Bros, Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, Donald Young, Robbie Ginepri, John Isner -- that was one of my favorite moments. To feel like we had accomplished something as team. AMDCPA
asked How much per hour do you charge for lessons?
LOL. Haven't gotten that far yet... what are you offering? JRadical21
asked James, there's been a lot of tennis "beef" during this tournament, either about the identity of someone's dad, using the toilet, or rowdy player camps. As a tournament director, do you view these sorts of dust ups differently than you did as a player?
I view them now and then as moments that don't always indicate someone's true intentions. It's a heightened, pressure-filled environment out there on the court and people tend to get more heated than they normally would. As a player and as a tournament director, I feel like these get resolved quickly in the locker room or soon after when calmer heads prevail. ghost1023
asked Who are the top 5 toughest players you’ve ever faced?
- Andy Roddick
said James! I just wanna say I was fuckin' pissed about what happened in NY. That's some bullshit and I hope someone is paying the price for it.
said: On this subject, also thanks iamjamesblake for using your voice to speak out about it. As you pointed out at the time it’s something that happens all the time to people who won’t get the opportunity to talk about it in the media, so I think these things are important.
asked Where do you think US Men's tennis is headed? Who do you think will be the top American in 5 years?
Men's tennis is headed in a great direction. A lot of young talent. I'd say in 5 years, the No. 1 American will be (hedging my bet here) Frances Tiafoe or Taylor Fritz. andywright10
said James. I would like to formally apologize. In 9th grade we had an English presentation in which we were to read an autobiography and present to the class speaking in the first person of our subject, in full costume. I had already read your book ‘Breaking Back’ and I was like sweet I can totally phone this in. I completely forgot about the presentation until the day before and did an absolutely terrible job. I started off with a wig and later took it off with a hairnet underneath to make it look like i shaved my head. Only a few of my classmates were tennis fans who knew of you prior, and i’m pretty sure most thought I was supposed to be Andre Agassi. Basically like 20 14-15 year olds were completely misinformed on you because I did a horrible job of representing you and your story. My teacher told me it was terrible and I believe I got a D on the project. Sorry for letting you down. Hope we can still be friends.
You can make it up by buying all those kids in your class a copy of the book so they can be informed accurately. baked_salmon
asked How would you stratify the ATP top 100? What I mean by this is, what separates certain players from others in their ability to maintain their ranking within a certain range? How does the top 25 compare to the top 10 compare to the top 75? EDIT: You can extend this question to players of all skill levels. What are the most significant aspects of player skill that separate certain players from others?
I would say the biggest difference is mental. Being able to win on days you're not playing your best is very important and being able to maintain your level throughout a long, grueling calendar. Boss1010
asked Why is Miami Open being moved? I believe that the current location in Key Biscayne is one of the best tournament locations in the world. And do you believe it may be moved back in the future?
It's being moved out of necessity for expansion. We want to continue progressing and making the event better and better every year. At Crandon Park, we just ran out of space and it was impossible to remedy that here.
There will be upgrades across the board at the new facility and having more space is one of the biggest opportunities for us. So no, I don't think it would be coming back to Key Biscayne. Zaid_Azhar
asked Hi! Wanted to ask if being a former player helps in your position as tournament director? What steps have you taken/plan to take to make the tournament better keeping in mind your professional tennis background as a player?
Being a former player definitely helps. It adds a player's perspective to every meeting and every decision for the tournament. It also gives me credibility when going into the locker room to get players' opinions on improvements or complaints about the tournament.
From the player's perspective, we've lowered the price of stringing. We're doing our best for next year to make the costs lower and all the amenities even better from food to locker room to parking to physios -- upgrading everything from a player's perspective. gary_a_gooner
asked Hey James! I was a ballboy during the last 3 sets of your 2001 US Open match against Lleyton Hewitt. He said some mean things during that match and I had to clean up some of your vomit, but it's all good. You ended up
winning losing the match but it was probably the most memorable match I ever worked on. Hope you're well! edit: match result
I lost though. Sorry about the vomit... mdmason85
asked What are your thoughts on athletes' roles in speaking out on things outside of sports? How should athletes and their views on controversial topics be taken by the public?
I think that's a very individual decision. If athletes feel passionate about something I think they should feel free to educate themselves as much as they want on that subject and use their platform to give their perspective on any subject that they feel is important including social change, activism, social equality,or whatever speaks to them personally.
The public should realize that athletes are human beings and they aren't just robots that perform for a few hours a day. They have other issues, other thoughts and perspectives on life and I think they should try to respect those and that they may be coming from a different background than maybe their fans are. mathophilic
asked Thank you for doing the AMA! Can you shed some more light on what happened with the wildcard choice for Tiafoe during the initial stages? What is the criteria that is used to make this choice - is it a completely transparent process, or do the tournament owners get to choose their preference?
The wildcard process is long and has many, many factors. Tiafoe ended up getting in and we understood that that was already a good possibility. Balestro
asked Are the Williams sisters and Federer exceptions in the sense that they continue to dominate long after everyone thought they'd decline? Tennis is an incredibly intensive sport, so logically it really shouldn't be like this.
Yes. Roger, Serena and Venus have defied logic and continue to and I think we should all be appreciative of the golden era of tennis that we live in where we get to enjoy their careers for so long. AlternativeHole
asked Whenever my mother and I saw you on tv, she would always mention how handsome you were. I personally enjoyed watching you smack the shit outta your forehands. Stay away from my mom.
asked I hope you don’t mind a couple of quick non-tennis questions! Have you ever listened to music by your namesake James Blake? Do you have a favourite musician/band?
I have not listened to much James Blake music, but I've gotten mistaken for him when I hand over my credit card a few times.
My favorite musician is probably John Mayer but I think I'm biased because I grew up with him. stevie_mann
asked Which (if any) features from the next-gen finals would you like to see incorporated on to the main tour?
The shot clock. _Luminaire
asked You and Andy Roddick always seemed like good friends (as do most of the Americans). We're gonna need a funny Roddick anecdote from your time together at Davis Cup or something here at /tennis
Those Davis Cup weeks stay behind closed doors but we are still good friends. fuzzyfeels
asked How proud are you of being a x2 Delray Beach finalist?
That was a fun event. I would have loved to have been a winner but Kei Nishikori and Xavier Malisse played well and I was proud to play in the South Florida area. false666
asked compared to your playing time, are the courts in miami faster or slower? if either, why the change?
They've stayed relatively consistent over the years, I believe. I hit on the courts this year and they seemed very similar to when I was playing. FundamentalistSnake
asked What was the largest match of your career for you?
Winning the Davis Cup final match against Youzhny in 2007. Filipino_Thunda
asked I read your book and I was inspired when you said that you spent 18 hours a day in a back brace due to your scoliosis as a kid. What is some advice you have for a young person who is struggling with something that may lead to/stem from depression?
For me I tried to gain perspective on the positives and the things that I did have in my life that were making me happy. For me that was easy for the six hours of the day that I was out of the brace playing tennis or with my friends or doing something active. BoardingGates
asked How was the first weeks of your life right after you retired? Was it shocking to be living a "normal" life after years on tour?
Very shocking but also fun and exciting because I was in a great stage with my family. I had a daughter and another on the way so I immediately flipped into daddy mode and had an amazingly rewarding time doing that. EnjoyMyDownvote
asked What is something about grinding on the tour that the general public wouldn't know about?
Probably the extent of the travel -- how much time is actually spent in airports, planes or cars and the lack of glamour in going from tournament to hotel to tournament to hotel. Soulinco
asked If you still play tennis, how often do you play? If not, has another sport taken over your life?
I don't play very much tennis now. I'd say chasing my kids around has taken bigger priority than playing tennis and when I do get a free moment, golf is more my speed now. AntoG7
asked Hi James! Thanks for doing this! Remember watching you in the mid 2000s! What goes through your head between points or during the changeover? Analyzing the match/thinking about adjustments? Just focusing on the moment? Thanks so much!
Most times it's focusing on the gameplan, whether or not you're sticking to it or if anything needs to change if things are not going the way you've planned.
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