Bitcointalk, always retarded

Retarded, as in late.

Bitcointalk has the tendency to fall in love with scams, live in denial, hate the ones calling out the scams, then eventually realize they got scammed. Way too late.

Many of those clairvoyant people were actually banned from the forums; this isn’t just some groupthink à la reddit but an actual organization promoting scams. The poorly thought trust system also highly favors said organization, considered as trustable by default.

GLBSE, Cognitive, Labcoin, MtGox, Neo&Bee, the list goes on. And they do not learn, the cycle appears to repeat every time.

But what can you do?

  • If it’s on Bitcointalk, assume it’s a scam.
  • Assume that the more involved in the Bitcointalk power structure someone is, the more of a scammer he is; including “VIP”, “Donators”, etc.

Yo #bitcoin-assets, I put contrarianism in your contrarianism

Apparently, a ritual of #bitcoin-assets is to blog about how #bitcoin-assets is marvelous and how we are superior to everyone.

Not entirely incompatible with my blog, which from its inception has been about how I am superior to everyone.

Still, I just don’t feel it is quite right.

Perhaps this is a better description:

herbijudlestoids:i gotta say, im used to hanging out with opinionated geeks, but yall have some of the weirdest forced opinions iv encountered

Better yet, this one:

We take ourselves very seriously here. Derp Derp, Derp Derp Derp.

Credit for the image is unknown, but I believe this was first about, though it has been true of the more or less exclusive communities I have been part of. Not that there is anything wrong with it.

A third description would be simply #bitcoin-curmudgeons.

A fourth (added after initial publication):

Framedragger: i’ve to admit, even though this chan is full of pompastic arrogant fucks, the content is pretty sweet

Two blog posts in a week, after more than a year of inactivity?! Well, the few readers that are left know this isn’t the first time. Perhaps blogging is a muscle.