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December 05, 2016, 12:17:23 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/user/nullc

Would like to gmaxwell's statement regarding this incident...

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December 05, 2016, 03:03:46 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/user/nullc

Would like to gmaxwell's statement regarding this incident...

Damn I thought this was a clickbait thread, since I knew greg was banned a couple of days ago by the /r/btc trolls, but he is really banned from reddit at an account level? what the fuck happened? Im sure it has to do with /r/btc trolls looking at straws to ban him, since nullc was always schooling them in that shitty subreddit. I hope he can get his account recovered or comes back under another account.
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December 05, 2016, 03:28:26 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/user/nullc

Would like to gmaxwell's statement regarding this incident...

He is a vulgar fucking control freak and needed to be banned.  I hope it is forever.
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December 05, 2016, 04:07:47 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/user/nullc

Would like to gmaxwell's statement regarding this incident...

He is a vulgar fucking control freak and needed to be banned.  I hope it is forever.
Being a vulgar control freak should not prohibit him from using the forums. Should we ban all the vulgar users from Bitcointalk?

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December 05, 2016, 04:46:33 PM
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Supposedly it is related to doxxing either Gavin and/or hashfast dude. Apparently reddit takes doxxing very seriously.

Some more info here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/5glgb0/unullc_banned/dat79g2
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December 05, 2016, 05:17:25 PM
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Reddit has no clue who they are and what their standing is in the Bitcoin community. If you were not banned or your account being suspended

before, then you have not pushed enough buttons yet.... There were a bunch of people pushing buttons in both /r/Btc and /r/Bitcoin and I

think some mods got some "false" reports.  Huh I got banned on a gaming forum for 1 year... because I mentioned Bitcoin in a thread.  Roll Eyes

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December 05, 2016, 05:53:27 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/user/nullc

Would like to gmaxwell's statement regarding this incident...

He is a vulgar fucking control freak and needed to be banned.  I hope it is forever.
Being a vulgar control freak should not prohibit him from using the forums. Should we ban all the vulgar users from Bitcointalk?


I didnt' say he is a 'vulgar control freak' - I said he is a 'vulgar fucking control freak'. 

About the part of banning vulgar users, I guess you have a point there.
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December 05, 2016, 07:17:00 PM
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Does it really matter?  And how is this relevant to Bitcoin itself?  Motion to move the thread to Off-Topic.  I can honestly say I've never understood the appeal of Reddit anyway.  This is basically the Bitcoin equivalent of 'celebrity gossip'.  What the developers do, or don't do, in other corners of the internet is their own damn business as far as I'm concerned.  Load of fuss over nothing.

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December 05, 2016, 09:02:22 PM
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Who cares because no one controls bitcoin.
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December 06, 2016, 12:11:26 AM
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Does it really matter?  And how is this relevant to Bitcoin itself?  Motion to move the thread to Off-Topic. 

lol - Greg Maxwell is no longer a Bitcoin topic.  Obviously you don't know what kind of ruin that guy brings to the network.  The ONLY relevant topic related to bitcoin today is stopping that idiot from having full control over the network.
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December 06, 2016, 12:27:41 AM
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Hum, I wondered why he was posting a lot on this forum lately.

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December 06, 2016, 12:29:07 AM
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Hum, I wondered why he was posting a lot on this forum lately.
He might have 3 other Alts as well...

1. https://www.reddit.com/user/gmaxwell

2. https://www.reddit.com/user/gregmaxwell

3. https://www.reddit.com/user/gregorymaxwell
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December 06, 2016, 12:45:11 AM
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Maybe not all his alts. I just don't see him being cool enough to have a "natural looking breasts" thread.

I see him being more of a "doesn't touch himself in the shower kind of person". LOL

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December 06, 2016, 05:25:20 AM
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Here is the post that I was banned for-- no joke:  https://people.xiph.org/~greg/temp/rbtc_wtf_part_27.png

It looks like what happened is that BitcoinXio reported it to the site administrators before realizing how transparently dishonest his explanation was-- since my post contained nothing but totally public information, published by the subject of it, which is part of a open source project distributed everywhere was, and which would cause no one any harm.  

There has since been a lot of misinformation spread about this-- one point reported is the claim that I was lying about the git commit message in my post.  I pretty frequently edit my posts to add links and details; in this case I initially created the post saying that this message that the author was accusing me of creating was actually created by Gavin. Then shortly after I edited it to include the whole commit message because the commit message actually contained the notice. As far as I know, I'd added that well before BicoinXio deleted my message--  but because I couldn't actually see the deletion myself. In any case, it was obviously there by the time I took that screenshot.

Considering that rbtc is pretty much a non-stop set of attacks using my name and info along with that of many other contributors to Bitcoin-- I'm having a little trouble squaring the idea that Reddit policy in fact would actually prohibit that-- but be that as it may, the actual letter of Reddit's policy would apparently even prohibit a user from giving up their own personal information. 0_o

There has been some other speculation that it had something to do with Marc Lowe, since in the subsequent thread where BitcoinXio admitted that rbtc moderators had been secretly using the automoderator to hide comments-- a practice I've called out many times-- I mentioned that one of the things they'd used it for was to hide any case where I linked to the litigation against him when he had the nerve to accuse me of being unethical or Reddit.  Now, as far as any can tell, simply saying a name can't run afoul of Reddit's doxing policy (in particular, since I connected it to nothing else there); but after concern was expressed that I was potentially violating it there, I simply removed it in all cases. It had nothing to do with the site wide suspension.

Three days later, the site admins got around to the report, so a post with an email address in it and hit the big red switch.

In any case, I responded promptly to reddit's admins, explained the history and my desire to not violate any rules there (even if they're silly).   If they don't want to have me posting there, thats a loss for their users-- and ultimately them.  The problem will still remain that rbtc will continue to encourage and promote untrue attack posts like the one I was responding to above-- and without the ability to counter untruthful speech with more speech, I'm not sure of what will happen there. Cheers.
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December 06, 2016, 05:51:56 AM
Last edit: December 06, 2016, 06:07:23 AM by achow101
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Here is the post that I was banned for-- no joke:  https://people.xiph.org/~greg/temp/rbtc_wtf_part_27.png
The naming of this file implies that there were parts 1 - 26. I want to know what they are!!  Grin

That post can be found in their public mod log as well: https://r.go1dfish.me/r/btc/about/log. For all the shouting about how great their public mod log is, no one at r/btc seemed to want to check the public mod log to see what the post actually was when it was deleted to see that it was not a dox but rather a commit message.

There has been some other speculation that it had something to do with Marc Lowe, since in the subsequent thread where BitcoinXio admitted that rbtc moderators had been secretly using the automoderator to hide comments-- a practice I've called out many times-- I mentioned that one of the things they'd used it for was to hide any case where I linked to the litigation against him when he had the nerve to accuse me of being unethical or Reddit.  Now, as far as any can tell, simply saying a name can't run afoul of Reddit's doxing policy (in particular, since I connected it to nothing else there); but after concern was expressed that I was potentially violating it there, I simply removed it in all cases. It had nothing to do with the site wide suspension.
The speculation has to do with the removed post from here: https://np.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/5g3weu/blockstreams_creator_changes_bitcoin_network/dapgq88/. From the following comments, it seems that the comment that was removed was yours and that it contained someone's dox (presumably Mark Lowe's). It would be nice to know that the comment actually was, if you were the one to write it.

Edit: After take a look through their (shitty) public mod log, I found the posts in question. The banning is almost certainly to do with the initial post with Gavin's email as all of the subsequent posts do not even mention any personal information of anyone else.

Here is the post with Gavin's email:


And here is the other deleted one:

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December 06, 2016, 06:56:27 AM
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all of the subsequent posts do not even mention any personal information of anyone else.
To be clear, the bottom post originally had "Marc Lowe" in the place of that first "he"-- I yanked it shortly after making the post in an abundance of caution: I wasn't able to find any example where simply using a name not connected to any other identity or identifying information has ever been determined to be a violation of Reddit's policy, and I can find a great many posts where people name and shame others who've ripped them off-- but I had no desire to violate any rule and being more specific was pointless (everyone it matters to already knows) so I removed it, after someone suggested that it might be.   None of the response of Reddit which anyone has received has suggested this had anything to do with it.
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December 06, 2016, 07:17:40 AM
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What bullshit.
What's the rationale behind this hiding someone's posts without telling them that it's being done?
Simply linking a real life name with its forum nickname meets the definition of "doxing"?
What definition of "public figure" do they use?

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December 06, 2016, 06:03:17 PM
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What bullshit.
What's the rationale behind this hiding someone's posts without telling them that it's being done?
Simply linking a real life name with its forum nickname meets the definition of "doxing"?
What definition of "public figure" do they use?


/r/btc has a long history of associating with scammers.

a. Cryptsy scammer Marshall Long was their mod.

b. /u/hellowbitcoinworld scammed /r/btc by crowdfunding in the name of running Classic nodes and then ran away.

c. One of the main proponent of Classic & /r/btc is /u/jtoomim, who has scammed Zcash user through his cloud mining scam.

So, it is no wonder, when /u/nullc is exposing HashFast cloud mining scammer Mark Lowe, they'll be extra active to bury that information.

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December 06, 2016, 06:14:10 PM
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What bullshit.
What's the rationale behind this hiding someone's posts without telling them that it's being done?
rbtc can't tell people that it's being done because then they'd have to admit that they too moderate things, which would break their narrative that the difference between rbtc and rbitcoin is that rbtc is 'uncensored'.

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Apparently one that defines Gavin Andresen as not a public figure but defines me as one (since no action is taken about the basically daily stream of attack comments naming me on rbtc-- ... though I never asked for any action to be taken with respect to them other than letting me post rebuttals, but they've taken that away.)


But whatever, it's their site-- they can have dumb rules.
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December 06, 2016, 07:24:18 PM
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What bullshit.
What's the rationale behind this hiding someone's posts without telling them that it's being done?
rbtc can't tell people that it's being done because then they'd have to admit that they too moderate things, which would break their narrative that the difference between rbtc and rbitcoin is that rbtc is 'uncensored'.

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What definition of "public figure" do they use?
Apparently one that defines Gavin Andresen as not a public figure but defines me as one (since no action is taken about the basically daily stream of attack comments naming me on rbtc-- ... though I never asked for any action to be taken with respect to them other than letting me post rebuttals, but they've taken that away.)


But whatever, it's their site-- they can have dumb rules.

Never mind. Rules are there to break them. The result of all that little drama might be that you are now back here in best forum a bit more?

Why you just don't use this chance and make the 'need' of different forums obsolet by working on a reunion of the split community and find out about a best consensus in scaling that will include all proper possibilities like on- and off chain scaling in one go?

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