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41  Other / Meta / Re: theymos is a government agent | do not use this forum it is honeypot on: May 25, 2015, 08:53:37 PM
1. Bitcointalk has a section dedicated to ponzis. That's about as involved as you can get. That's as involved as my Dollartalk forum, created for fiat currency discussion, having a sub called "Child Pornography."

2. In this very thread it was said that the ponzi section was created to "protect noobs," so there's that.

Nope. Your scenario would mean actual illegal images were hosted or displayed on the forum, which would remove the question of jurisdiction.  Furthermore child pornography is illegal in most of the world, not just the US. If there is a legitimate use for the section ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, then it is legal by default. If staff are notified of any activity that is criminal in any of the participating users jurisdictions, they do take efforts to stop or remove the offending posts, satisfying the requirement of due dilligence. Furthermore as it exists the ponzis are just discussed and coordinated on the forum without the direct assistance of BCT, the actual ponzis operate in the individual's home country, not on the BCT host. If BCT actually hosted the ponzis you might have a point, but your example fails when examined closely.
42  Other / Meta / Re: no email to reset the password on: May 25, 2015, 08:48:04 PM
I was under the impression that this forum did not use email confirmations to reset passwords.
43  Other / Meta / Re: theymos is a government agent | do not use this forum it is honeypot on: May 25, 2015, 08:44:49 PM
Theymos is a US citizen, operating this website from US soil. US law applies. Any of this stuff being legal in Somalia or on Pluto is neither here nor there.

The forum is not necessarily hosted in the US for one (not sure where it is).
Makes no difference where the servers are located, the forum is being run by a US person operating from US soil. US law applies.
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Second US law has provisions protecting service providers for the illegal activities of their users as long as they are not directly involved in the activities of course, beyond being a service provider like hosting a forum.
Not sure what you're talking about. I'll assume you mean something like Craigslist not being held liable for bad shit slipping through the cracks, that sort of thing. That protection would not apply here, where a section is *specifically created* for blatantly illegal shit (ponzis).

In other words, I wouldn't be held liable if I ran a Dollartalk website, and some douche came along and posted some CP, which I deleted as soon as it was brought to my attention. But. If I created a sub on my Dollartalk forum called "Child Pornography," you can be certain that the party van would soon arrive at my door.
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Second, if 2 people on Pluto want to plan a ponzi on the forum, and ponzis are legal on Pluto, then it really doesn't matter what the law is anywhere else, because as residents of Pluto, no US laws were violated, meaning there is no legal liability. There may be some newer exceptions to this as the UN and Interpol wrestle jurisdiction away from national governments and begin imposing the laws of every other nation upon individuals in their own home countries.
*third
Try my "child porn sub" idea. Child porn is perfectly legal on Pluto, make sure to explain this fact to the nice men when you're bein' V& Smiley

Sorry but your "understanding" of law leaves something to be desired. You are mistaken.
44  Other / Meta / Re: theymos is a government agent | do not use this forum it is honeypot on: May 25, 2015, 08:13:08 PM
Theymos is a US citizen, operating this website from US soil. US law applies. Any of this stuff being legal in Somalia or on Pluto is neither here nor there.

The forum is not necessarily hosted in the US for one (not sure where it is). Second US law has provisions protecting service providers for the illegal activities of their users as long as they are not directly involved in the activities of course, beyond being a service provider like hosting a forum. Otherwise, how could any international corporation operate ever? There will always be conflicts of national law between an individuals country of residence and the country they operate within. Jurisdiction is a very important legal foundation of criminal law.

Second, if 2 people on Pluto want to plan a ponzi on the forum, and ponzis are legal on Pluto, then it really doesn't matter what the law is anywhere else, because as residents of Pluto, no US laws were violated, meaning there is no legal liability. There may be some newer exceptions to this as the UN and Interpol wrestle jurisdiction away from national governments and begin imposing the laws of every other nation upon individuals in their own home countries.
45  Other / Meta / Re: theymos is a government agent | do not use this forum it is honeypot on: May 25, 2015, 08:01:43 PM
This is not him. I have seen his mugshot. For one, he is much younger.
theymos was arrested? What for?
I don't remember. If you really wanted to know, criminal records are public domain. Shouldn't be too hard to find out if you really care. IMO the OP is mistaken, and he is referencing another M. Marquardt. As my posting history indicates I am not the biggest Theymos fan either, so I have no reason to cover for him. His documents are out there if you bother to look. I will not be providing them though, so don't ask.

The Michael MArquardt on that page is theymos, without any doubt. Same name, same age same city. I fucking hate this shit, re you fuckers really this blind that you cannot research for yourself and see the 100% unadulterated truth.

I have done my research, long ago. That is how I know you are mistaken.
46  Other / Meta / Re: theymos is a government agent | do not use this forum it is honeypot on: May 25, 2015, 07:47:18 PM
This is not him. I have seen his mugshot. For one, he is much younger.
theymos was arrested? What for?
I don't remember. If you really wanted to know, criminal records are public domain. Shouldn't be too hard to find out if you really care. IMO the OP is mistaken, and he is referencing another M. Marquardt. As my posting history indicates I am not the biggest Theymos fan either, so I have no reason to cover for him. His documents are out there if you bother to look. I will not be providing them though, so don't ask.
47  Other / Meta / Re: theymos is a government agent | do not use this forum it is honeypot on: May 25, 2015, 07:41:59 PM
He's also a professor:

Picture of Theymos aka Michael Marquardt ?

Dr. Michael Marquardt is Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs as well as Program Director of Overseas Programs at George Washington University. Mike also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning.



 Cheesy

and a football player:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Marquardt

Not sure where he gets the time to run this forum...

This is not him. I have seen his mugshot. For one, he is much younger.
48  Economy / Digital goods / Re: $100 Tmobile Prepaid Credit on: May 25, 2015, 07:20:44 PM
update
49  Other / Off-topic / Make a post about Badbear, suddenly lots of my posts are "off topic" on: May 21, 2015, 08:00:46 AM
Just wanted to make a note here for anyone I am in contact with.

I made this post talking about how Quickseller is likely feeding information about sold accounts to Badbear: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1065045.msg11417614#msg11417614

The next day he was removed from his trust list.


Now I am making posts in the thread about the trust system changes: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1066857.msg11437948#msg11437948

suddenly I am off topic and I am getting warnings from Badbear, and he has blocked me from sending messages to him. Draw your own conclusions. Just wanted to have this recorded in case he arbitrarily decides I am too off topic to be allowed to use the forum any more.
50  Other / Meta / Re: VOD should be removed from default trust for systematic abuse of his position on: May 21, 2015, 07:48:56 AM
The more you two attack one another the more time you waste which would be better spent on fixing real problems.

He offered and you offered to resolve it. Why do both of you persist in keeping it going?



If we could do away with the brinkmanship and name calling I am sure you two have an agreement already.

He stops pestering you. You remove the feedback and all is good.

Outstretched hands, shake and move on.

He hasn't offered anything but words. Now thanks to Theymo's new trust modifications, my trust of over 3 years is effectively null because of Vod's negative rating. He has the ability to remedy this situation, but refuses. His words are meaningless when he takes no action.
51  Other / Meta / Re: Minor trust score algorithm change on: May 21, 2015, 07:43:03 AM
In situations like TECSHARE's, you can (if you trust TECSHARE and disagree with Vod) post an additional positive rating responding to whatever Vod said. This will counteract Vod's negative rating.

So in effect, what you are saying is that the trust system is no longer about who trades and who is trusted with what, rather it is now about a popularity contest, and who you can convince to join your own circlejerk club. Can you explain to me why I deserve to be excluded from the entire default trust tree over one rating while Vod can negative rate me (and lots of others) without repercussion negating my entire trust over the fact that he doesn't like what I have to say about him? Every time you "improve" the trust system it becomes more and more arbitrary and able to be manipulated from the top.
52  Other / Meta / Re: VOD should be removed from default trust for systematic abuse of his position on: May 20, 2015, 02:27:00 PM
Hand outstretched simply shake and be free.

He has one hand outstretched while the other twists the knife he stuck in me. This is not the kind of freedom I am looking for.
53  Other / Meta / Re: Quickseller = BadBear, he removed his DefaultTrust on purpose on: May 20, 2015, 06:51:39 AM
I believe trust system is only designed to mark the scammer.

Part of it is trying to prevent scams before they happen, more so than just marking accounts once its happened. I've not kept up with any of the quickseller threads so no point commenting on them, but there is always going to be a limited amount of crossfire in trying to protect users. If or when that happens, it should be relatively trivial to then resolve that with evidence as long as everyone keeps their cool.

To bad there is no standard of evidence any more and instead it just becomes a popularity contest of who can build the best speculative story.
54  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] INFINITECOIN - UPDATE TO 1.8.8 visit INFINITECOIN.COM on: May 19, 2015, 07:19:26 PM
I heard from the Developer. He said he does not have the time to dedicate to this coin. If it was just a tweak or two he would but can not commit long-term.

How much BTC are we talking to reboot this coin?

I don't think IFC needs rebooting.

You know, guys, there are people spending litterally millions US$ (see NeuCoin, Ripple, etc...) trying to create a "smarter" coin. Trying to create a coin with the best possible specs, the best possible PoS ot PoW combination in infinite variations. If you look at just this technical aspect, BTC doesn't shine that much; yet it is the most valuable coin by far.

We just cannot beat these guys at this game, and I do not think energies spent at changing the IFC fundamentals will be spent in the most valuable manner.

IFC can still win, however, because at the end of the day, the coin that will win is the coin people like; not necessarily the smartest or with the best specs. Only two criteria apply: it has to work (be secure), and people have to endorse it.

Of course I would like to see IFC go to .01$, this would be a game changer for me... and many of us reading this I am sure!

So what I suggest is we spend some daily efforts spreading IFC knowledge, and actually using it.
Technically IFC is functional, it is a fast transaction coin which is nice; the web site is also nice and professional.

1) I think our efforts would be best spent on marketing it, and spreading the good word about it. Put some for sale on craigslist, on Ebay, in a nice and professional manner.

2) Also buying some IFC regularly helps- this is important. Actually using it, tipping with it is also important; pay people with IFC when you have the chance. I have started buying a small amount of IFC everyday.

3) http://infinitecointalk.org/ which is linked from the main infinitecoin web page is down - this does not show a stable and trustworthy image. So I would put the IFC forum back online ASAP.


Unfortunately it DOES need rebooting, only not like you are thinking. In order to bring it up to current Bitcoin protocol security and other update standards we will need to completely rewrite the code and likely do a burn and exchange. I have NO plans to change the number of coins, or otherwise make other drastic fundamental changes to the protocol beyond implementing standard protocols for security. IFC has done well but it can do much better if we can find a dedicated, trustworthy developer, and funding to keep him around. I see the path to Infinitecoins success, but I can't (and won't) keep dragging this ship by myself.

I need the community to step forward and help make this happen. I know some of you are making a lot of money right now. Do you want to make a whole lot more? Set some aside and reserve it for helping move development of this coin forward, and I believe we can go way past even the tops we had before at #8 market cap. The IFC fundamentals are strong, I don't want to fix something that isn't broken. I do however know we have room for improvement, and should focus on the infrastructure of the IFC network first as always. I know everyone wants the quick shot in the arm of marketing because it sends the price up, but what goes up must come down. If the system is not secure enough or robust enough to support the traffic that marketing brings, what happens to your price then along with the entire Infinitecoin name? After all this is supposed to be a MEANS OF EXCHANGE, not a stock. In order for it to be a means of exchange it needs to function efficiently and securely.
55  Other / Meta / Re: VOD should be removed from default trust for systematic abuse of his position on: May 19, 2015, 06:58:06 PM

I guess you are not ready. Too bad seems like a waste of time and effort given that you both have the same goal in mind. Ethics above all else. That is the credo you both live by and it is one that I also ascribe. Oh well enjoy your hate filled rants both of you it is most entertaining to watch all the adverbs and adjectives get used up. Eventually you will figure it out I guess.


Exactly.  Some people just like drama of conflict and get far more juice out of it than they even realize.
There can be no truce today because then it would be boring. Cheesy

Seriously? You have the nerve to say I am the one seeking drama here when that is literally all that Vod does all day? He is averaging about 5 negative trust ratings a day now. All I am seeking to do is have my trust ratings restored and or have Vod removed from the default trust list because of his abusive actions, something other members have to deal with, but not Vod for some reason. Get a life and stop being Vod's buttboy shill.

I asked if you were willing to fix the issue. Still waiting on VOD obviously.

My white flag was waved at 3am on May 17.  I've been ignoring TS from that point on.

I was, and still am, willing to remove the negative if he can show a serious commitment to stop lying.

But that's not my call - I have no control over him and his ego.

BTW, thanks for trying to help.  Smiley

It is oh so gracious of you to speak about reconciliation when you are the only one to have caused harm, and you have the ability to remove that harm. What did I do to you? I was critical of your behavior in public! Wow! How will you ever recover from that? You are a hypocrite, and this is nothing but a childish tactic to try to put me on the defensive over abuses YOU perpetrated. Its real fuckin easy to say lets all just put this behind us when you have done your damage and refuse to even fix it.
56  Other / Meta / Re: Should a new section be added for trust disputes? on: May 19, 2015, 07:59:37 AM
Hey everyone, there is a problem with trust! Instead of solving the problem, lets make a new subforum to bury the symptoms instead of focusing on the cause. Sounds like a good plan.
57  Other / Meta / Re: VOD should be removed from default trust for systematic abuse of his position on: May 19, 2015, 07:54:39 AM
I didn't ask you to give me anything. I did this for you and VOD not for me.

I asked if you were willing to fix the issue. Still waiting on VOD obviously.

I guess you are not ready. Too bad seems like a waste of time and effort given that you both have the same goal in mind. Ethics above all else. That is the credo you both live by and it is one that I also ascribe. Oh well enjoy your hate filled rants both of you it is most entertaining to watch all the adverbs and adjectives get used up. Eventually you will figure it out I guess.

You did ask me to give something, you asked me to give concessions to some one who has not only perpetrated this abuse to begin with, but has refused to make any concessions of his own.

When you get Vod to take some action let me know. Until then save your friendship speech, because the whole concept is nothing but a decisive strategy for him to appear to be taking the moral high ground when he perpetrated this to begin with. He is not interested in restoring anything, he is just flapping his lips and finger tips trying to obfuscate his actions.
58  Other / Meta / Re: Quickseller using intimidation tactics to reinforce disputed trust ratings on: May 19, 2015, 07:48:20 AM
Quickseller feeds information to Badbear about who is buying and selling accounts, which usually ends up in them being banned, and the users buying even more accounts from him. Works out great for him, and just like that one coke dealer the cops let operate so he can be an informant, Badbear lets this regular and flagrant violation of the rules by Quickseller go ignored for similar reasons.

Evidence?

That would certainly KILL any sales for QS immediately don't you think?

That would be an ethical breach of trust for the seller / broker to give that information to the forum administrators without the knowledge of the buyer. Also couldn't the admins just read the PM's of name sellers to gather information like this on fraudsters and non-frausters alike?

Just speculation, especially considering Badbear is the one who added quickseller to the default trust list. But there is motive, means, and opportunity. No it wouldn't hurt his sales, because as I stated this creates a situation where MORE of a supply is needed. Scammers probably steal enough to make up for the cost anyway. Also I am sure they keep it on the downlow. They probably wait a few weeks to make it look less suspicious. Of course it is a breech of trust, but so would the admins reading pms randomly fishing for information wouldn't it? Quickseller has already demonstrated questionable morals, why put this past him?
59  Other / Meta / Re: VOD should be removed from default trust for systematic abuse of his position on: May 19, 2015, 07:32:40 AM
My apologies. Let me try again.

1. Can you stop attacking VOD without any concessions for 24 hours?
2. Can VOD stop attacking you without any concessions for 24 hours?

Next.

3. VOD if he is willing to work it out with you will then remove his negative rating of you?
4. Techshare would be willing to continue a peaceful engagement with VOD.

Next as the TRUCE holds.

5. Work together to find some reasonable solutions to the default trust issues that plague the system.
6. Work together to help ameliorate the rampant scamming that continues on in these forums without attacking each other.


Aisle

An aisle is, in general, a space for walking with rows of seats on both sides or with rows of seats on one side and a wall on the other.


Reaching Across the Aisle

I don't owe any of you anything. He is in the wrong. He is the one that needs to take reconciliatory actions. [/end discussion of your little diplomatic mission]
60  Other / Meta / Re: Quickseller using intimidation tactics to reinforce disputed trust ratings on: May 19, 2015, 07:27:53 AM
Quickseller feeds information to Badbear about who is buying and selling accounts, which usually ends up in them being banned, and the users buying even more accounts from him. Works out great for him, and just like that one coke dealer the cops let operate so he can be an informant, Badbear lets this regular and flagrant violation of the rules by Quickseller go ignored for similar reasons.
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