Can we introduce a verification system for the forum? Voluntary of course.
Even assuming for the sake of discussion that such a thing is desirable, I don't think there's any kind of verification system that would be convenient enough for the masses, yet robust enough that it can't be spoofed by an agent provocateur.
How about a e-mail verification to a bank account with your name on it, along with a credit card or driver's license?
At least, once it was verified, you could not really sign up again with another alias, right?
That would be very difficult I would assume, but if people were willing to do it voluntarily, we would at least know for sure who we could trust, right?
Or who we could at least have some more confidence in, initially, correct? or no?
Mr. bitrebel, your hyperactivity in this issue makes people think that you're yourself 'Agent Provacateur'. If you're going to tie bitcoin user's identities with bank accounts the net result would be exact opposite you are supposed to fight for. Bitcoin is mostly about anonymity, isn't it?
I never would suggest tying a bitcoin users name to a bank account. I stated the idea to tie the bitcoin forum users name to an id and bank account. That's completely different. Some sites online do this, for the forum members to have greater trust in each other. The forum owners and admin mods are the only ones who would the forum users identity.
They don't have to have access to the account, even, just drop a deposit in of a few cents to have the account verified. Then, the people would know and the person would know, that they cannot just post junk on here without any direct responsibility, should it be a false flag.
If you don't think it's a good idea, you can simply state that, and the reasons why. I don't understand why people love to attack others and be mean just because they can. Maybe some of you don;t want anyone to know who you are, but others here would appreciate knowing they could have just a little confidence and trust with their other forum members.
The only thing that would have to be avoided, is using the same wallet on here that you would in the internet jungle out there. That way people couldn't know who you really were, should they drop funds into your bitcoin wallet.
Is it that bad of an idea?
The alternative is to have any kind of person say anything wild about bitcoins, and immediately the whole world is going to pick it up as a news story, and nobody on the forum will ever have any control over what is being stated by anonymous people.
Rumors will persist of hack attacks, thefts, and unapproved transfers. Exchanges will be blamed, random users of hackers on the forums, misleading posts that are untrustworthy
We can have it either way, but I fear the rumors and hit pieces will only get worse and worse, until nobody trusts anything on the forum spoken by anyone else.
I may be slightly paranoid, but I'm just a microcosm of the consciousness on these boards. I'm not the only one who feels this way, i'm sure.
We may differ in the approach that we should all take to deal with this, but we can at least discuss it peacefully.