It’s not like this didn’t happen before, but it’s getting more frequent so I’ll highlight two examples from this week:
A commenter claims it is “very important that we develop strong counter arguments against the offensive usage of anonymous networks.” Of course he is known for making insulting comments on this forum (both before and as recently as two days after that comment), but that’s not a problem per se - it’s just a detail that reveals his nature.
Here’s what I wrote back (and I haven’t edited the comment since):
What do you mean by “offensive usage”? To use the network for cyber attacks?
The network can’t offend me, and even those who can be offended by the network can’t do anything about it whatever their arguments may be.
Of course the questions were making fun of the ludicrous idea, but the next sentence explained why. The network can’t be censored and a “campaign” can’t do anything to change that. Then instead of focusing on that pointless suggestion , I get a flurry of comments about “nitpicking” and making pointless comments (fair enough), as well as a warning from a mod for making non-constructive comments (weird).
Someone who is proposing to make a futile and unnecessary task “very important” is making a constructive argument, and another person who is suggesting to not waste time & energy of that is not. (And all those who commented to the triviality of my comment aren’t any better). Cluelessness at work in the name of a perfect PR appearance!
In my experience this problem manifests itself about once every week. This week a post about the possibility of issuing another token to MAID holders appeared. I commented on it asking (if I remember correctly) why would that coin be issued, to whom and why. After that question I added that I’m not asking for an answer but rather pointing out why it wouldn’t work.
Guess what - that comment got deleted by Happy Being. So I am not sure if reproduced it correctly. I also got a reminder to not post useless comments but rather read the OPs more carefully.
Let’s see the OP in this case:
My thinking is that when Maidsafe are Burnt for Safecoin – an equal amount of the new coin are sent back – this would seem to be the optimum and only feasible time to do this as far as I can see. This way we know an equal amount of sistercoin has been spread out amongst the original investors.
Anyone who actually read and understood the OP could have told why my question was on the spot: the moment
Safecoin comes out, farming and spending starts as well, so it makes absolutely no sense to distribute to
MAID owners a token they could use to vote or whatever. At the moment the network goes live, the connection between
Safecoin becomes one way (
Anyone who had owned
MAID before he or she converted it to
Safecoin may or may not still own some Safecoins after that. But even if he did, what about the farmers and all others who have earned, spent and sold Safecoin? The idea is full of holes and unworkable.
For my negative contributions I also received an “official warning” which I haven’t read yet.
I don’t mind if I get banned from the forum (and no, I won’t rejoin under a different name) so safe the warnings and just ban me.
It’s a privately owned forum so I don’t have any “suggestions”, either for the mods or for group-think zombie members of this forum. Do as you please.