Interesting example. I came across Einsteinium (EMC2) about a year ago, and have my reasons for why I chose not to invest/acquire. Nevertheless, three questions:
- Did EMC2 actively censor conversation about their project?
- What is your definition of success, and how does EMC2 measure up against that?
- Do you not think that EMC2 could have benefited from greater awareness?
Fair enough… perhaps rather than changing this thread, which does have a degree of maturity about it that I think is valuable, might the mods consider starting a new ‘troll friendly price & trade chat’ or something that takes a far less heavily moderated approach?
If it were possible to restrict any obvious fudsters to that thread it may be useful if any unrestricted place had a negative impact on the rest of the forum.
I didn’t see any vote, and I certainly don’t agree with cluttering up this forum with reddit style price nonsense. Please don’t speak for me or others who didn’t know our silence was your license to push to change everything.
This place is getting a little too price happy, and that’s never a good thing in my opinion. Why is it so important that newbs get to FUD or HYPE here? I thought you wanted to do a Reddit push. Believe me, you’ll get all the newb FUD and HYPE you need over there.
Quite happy with that personally. No idea how others feel.
There’s no reason the forum can’t react again if things don’t work out. We should not be afraid of change or experimentation for fear of not being able to go backwards if we want.
We’re just talking about removing censorship from this thread, not cluttering up the rest of the forum? One man’s clutter is another’s gem anyway.
The one thing that is no longer discussed in this thread is Price & Trading. The latest topic of discussion is dominating this thread and is off-topic. Could the @moderators please move these posts somewhere else like “Discussion of the Merits of a Censor-Free Price & Trading Thread”? I don’t care what you call it, but for those of us who actually enjoy reading others’ thoughts on price and trading, this is getting old.
Speak for you? If you followed the thread you would easily see the poll.
I spoke for myself and myself alone the rest participated in a vote.
If you read the thread you would also see that I specifically said I dont want fud or nonsense what I WANT is to stop preventing good dialogue with good people who are turned away by restrictions to prevent a few bad actors.
Its cutting your nose off to spite your face.
Dont assume you know my motivation without reading the thread!
Yeah, I voted to reduce the requirement to Level 1 but on a scale of 1 to 10, I would say the importance of the question is about 3 or 4. We should move on.
Bullshit. I do follow the thread, but when it balloons with off-topic bilge, such as this, I tune out. I’m about to tune out again, actually.
You liike the way I’m talking to you? Get used to it. I learned this from reddit, which is what you want this forum to become. I’ll adapt that mode of discussion here for you, don’t worry.
Ill ignore you as i do other trolls from here on out. Thats probably why I have the ability to let others participate.
Good day to you Tom.
Guys, stay calm!
Everyone can explain his position without getting angry. Just let mods decide and eventually make a poll
Your button is bigger than mine.
We need to be an open forum that does not shut people out. Safe network is for everyone. We need many more new members and supporters. Blocking new people out of the price chat can prevent newcomers from taking a more active role. Speculation and searching are often the way new investors first come into Maidsafecoin and this project. Later they become supporters and marketers to other investors.
A great article - “Well-Kept Gardens Die By Pacifism”
It is about censorship, freedom of speech and openness and why it is necessary to defend ourselves.
Good online communities die primarily by refusing to defend themselves.
Somewhere in the vastness of the Internet, it is happening even now. It was once a well-kept garden of intelligent discussion, where knowledgeable and interested folk came, attracted by the high quality of speech they saw ongoing. But into this garden comes a fool, and the level of discussion drops a little—or more than a little, if the fool is very prolific in their posting. (It is worse if the fool is just articulate enough that the former inhabitants of the garden feel obliged to respond, and correct misapprehensions—for then the fool dominates conversations.)
I recommend to give the article a read.
Of course this will not mean that I think we will follow down the same path since the moderators here are doing imo a great job. But still it is worth consideration.
His premise that we want any community to be ‘fun or it dies’ is obviously right. What’s up for discussion here is whether or not opening up a single, censored price discussion thread makes it more or less fun? Banter from newcomers and more fresh blood makes things more fun imo. I don’t see how it impinges on the rest of the forum or threatens the community? And it is a simple thing to turn on or off it turns out to be a cancerous thread.
Also, his priority is protecting the community. I contend that this community WILL die/change beyond recognition regardless when the numbers swell, you simply can’t maintain this kind of atmosphere with tens of thousands of people around. The purpose of the community should not be self-preservation, it should be to serve the needs and interests of the Network.
And so ends the discussion… moved to Meta as always so no one else sees it and no fresh eyes get on it.
When you kill every discussion by putting in to meta you infuriate the people on this forum who disagree with you and want it discussed OPENLY. Give it its own thread to keep things on-topic, but moving it here is unacceptable and really highlights everything that’s wrong with this mod-archy.
Ok then fine, create a comfortable little echo chamber for yourselves and screw what SAFE needs. You guys get to decide what’s best and what discussions you’ll squash.
That really is the final straw for me. This forum is a dead end and a waste of my time if it is to be managed without the interests of the Network put front and centre.
You will keep losing people and you will not attract users at anything like the rate you could.
@Jabba I think we all want to build a vibrant and active community, but at the same time we don’t need to rush. All in good time. Maid is different from other projects, we are still in early stage and maybe this is not the right moment to open to people who are just interested on speaking about price.
I discovered this community with all the restrictions activated and I think that these helped me to explore several interesting and informative topics before writing here. I think we don’t need people right now shilling on project, we need people enthusiastic and informed about it. I don’t exclude in future to open here a price topic with no restrictions to traders and investors.
On the other hand, as I wrote previously, speaking about price with awareness is not bad at all. Moreover we need to use better all socials we have right now and Reddit seems to be the fastest on messaging. So what about using it as an entry point? What about using it for speaking free about price and so on?
You can just make an experiment: use Reddit as a funny entry point for new people while this as a deeply informative forum.
Just as a chain, Reddit should be the first block while Safenetforum the second one.
This cooperation could benefit all the community attracting people and eventually informing them deeply
Let me know what you think about
Another thing to look at is maybe if the visibility of topics like Meta is enough like it is now. And if not, what are the ways to improve this, if any.