Freequent, you need to chill man!
Is it possible that this forum is capable of swaying the market and makin some money by locking threads, deleting posts, removing accounts etc..? OF COURSE!
But think about it, nobody pays to use the forum, these people deserve to make a couple extra coins for everything they do for us, if you don't like it then go use another forum, don't use a forum, or go cry to mother about how people in power are using their power to make a little profit.
But at any rate, have a little faith, don't think so much, and grow up!
You need to learn to read posts objectively.
I haven't suggested that the threat I am talking about has anything to do with the people who are running this forum.
Why do you think I mentionned Deepbit? Because I am making a comparition that you seem to have missed completely.
Deepbit is dangerous, everybody knows it, everybody talks about it.
But Deepbit is not dangerous because of Tycho.
Deepbit is dangerous because it is controlling enough computational power to take over the block chain.
If Deepbit get hacked, or seized by some external player, the consequences could be devastating for the bitcoin network.
Now, telling that deepbit has grown too big and is becoming dangerous does not preclude trusting Tycho, appreciating his service, or recognizing that he deserves his earnings.
Same problem with Bitcoin.org, not at the level of the network, but at the level of the economy.
Bitcoin.org is playing the multiple roles of incubator, steering commity, standardization commitee, foundation, mass media, chamber of trade, information repository, corporation of workers, financial advisor etc.. The whole economy is steming from this forum, and there is very little that happens in the world of bitcoin that is not strongly related to someone here.
Bitcoin.org is a one-stop shop for successfully social engineering the whole bitcoin economy.
Now, telling that bitcoin.org has grown too big and is becoming dangerous does not preclude trusting the board operators, appreciating their service, or recognizing that they deserve their earnings.
Bitcoin.org is dangerous and needs to downsize like deebit is dangerous and needs to downsize.