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November 30, 2017, 03:52:25 PM
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Hey,

I felt like I needed to do this for my own conscience.  

As you may/may not be aware, I was called out for offering to bump an ICO ANN thread over here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2477918.msg25363037#msg25363037

The post was deleted but that is the thread.

This was my PM:

I discussed this briefly with Lauda and aTriz
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2477918.msg25462919#msg25462919
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2477918.msg25479739#msg25479739
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2477918.msg25489076#msg25489076
but there is no way that I can prove my intentions so we have to leave it at my word against theirs. They do an excellent job on the forum and I respect their views despite not fully agreeing in this case

I do concede that what I did was wrong. My intent wasn’t malicious and I meant what I said in my PM about only posting fairly and honestly. Having been said, in retrospect, I agree 100% that I should never have even contemplated to offer my service even if my posts would have been unbiased. Being paid to bump a thread is unethical and I hold my hands up to that.

For those that have traded with me in the past, I’m sure you know that I am a trustworthy and reliable person. I was greedy and slipped up. This should never have happened and for that I do apologise.

Consequently, I have decided to take a break  from all signature campaigns and all forms of paid promotions. I will resume my normal activity on the forum posting genuinely in all threads that I am interested in. I will continue to try and contribute to the forum as best I can, calling out on scams, questioning the legitimacy of posts and reporting any content that breaches forum rules or that has been posted incorrectly.

As a legendary member on here (since 2013) I admit I should have known better.
I truly am sorry and hope that I can prove myself to you all again.

It has also been pointed out here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1702409.msg25474860#msg25474860 that my account and the account ‘SHIBANU’ are linked.
I do not deny this in the slightest. I worked for SHIBANU and my identity was never kept secret. The company records are public and can be found freely online. Anyone who has traded with me has my personal details and this can be verified.
My work with SHIBANU was 100% legitimate and together with a couple of others we sold (what I believe) to be a great product at an affordable price. There was only one issue the company encountered which involved the pouches that the coins were shipped in but this was quickly rectified. See here:

SHIBANU has since stopped trading. I have a personal project that I have been working on for some time now which I hope to announce in the somewhat near future. I put a lot of time into it and utilised the services offered by a fantastic designer here on the forum (more details will be provided once it is complete).

I hope that clears up any confusion and I really hope that I can prove myself to you all again and justify the green trust I used to have next to my username.

Thanks

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P.S I have opted to self-moderate this thread to avoid hate and spam. I want this to be an open discussion and as such I invite all to post freely. Having been said my actions do not warrant any abuse or hate (or random irrelevant newbie posting). I will address all posts as best I can.
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November 30, 2017, 04:10:46 PM
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Nice effort buddy, glad to see you fronting an issue like this head on.

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November 30, 2017, 05:41:06 PM
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Is it your claim that you only offered to be a shill bumper this one time, in a heated moment of greed?  Or have you been engaged in the paid bumping of announcement threads for an extended period of time?

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November 30, 2017, 06:13:56 PM
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Nice effort buddy, glad to see you fronting an issue like this head on.

plenty of people make mistakes fella..

Thanks man. Appreciate the kind words. Hopefully I'll learn from this and come out better.
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November 30, 2017, 06:14:47 PM
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Is it your claim that you only offered to be a shill bumper this one time, in a heated moment of greed?  Or have you been engaged in the paid bumping of announcement threads for an extended period of time?

Correct. I have never been paid or accepted payment to bump a thread before.
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November 30, 2017, 07:55:44 PM
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I probably won't tag you if your trust rating gets nullified. You're a rare case (in that big bunch), along with 1 more person that doesn't deserve a negative tag given the right conditions.

Is it your claim that you only offered to be a shill bumper this one time, in a heated moment of greed?  Or have you been engaged in the paid bumping of announcement threads for an extended period of time?
Correct. I have never been paid or accepted payment to bump a thread before.
Unfortunately for you, there's no way to prove this. Now, if our position were reversed, Quickseller would spam everywhere about the chronic greed of mine as otherwise couldn't be proven. Lucky for you, I am not mentally ill like he is.  Smiley

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November 30, 2017, 09:49:48 PM
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I probably won't tag you if your trust rating gets nullified. You're a rare case (in that big bunch), along with 1 more person that doesn't deserve a negative tag given the right conditions.

Is it your claim that you only offered to be a shill bumper this one time, in a heated moment of greed?  Or have you been engaged in the paid bumping of announcement threads for an extended period of time?
Correct. I have never been paid or accepted payment to bump a thread before.
Unfortunately for you, there's no way to prove this. Now, if our position were reversed, Quickseller would spam everywhere about the chronic greed of mine as otherwise couldn't be proven. Lucky for you, I am not mentally ill like he is.  Smiley

It seems like it has been.
I agree that my actions weren't ethical but don't see the link between that and my trade history as a buyer/seller. Nonetheless, I am accountable for my actions so I have come to terms with the consequences. I'll have to go about building my trust again. Hopefully we'll get a chance to deal with each other someday and you'll see me for who I really am.
Regarding your last point, I don't know how to prove it. I guess a thorough look through my posting history might be the only way although I don't know if that alone would be enough. Again, you only have my word to go by (which to you may not mean much). I don't know how else to go about it but would be open to suggestions  Smiley
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December 01, 2017, 06:29:59 AM
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I respect the humility you've shown here, even though you messed up by offering your services to the prankster.  Sometimes greed can cloud our judgement and make us do ridiculous things.  But your response after the fact shows that you at least have a conscience, which is more than can be said for the rest of these booger-eating morons who would stand on their heads and spit nickels for a few satoshis.  So props to you for this.

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December 01, 2017, 09:33:18 AM
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I respect the humility you've shown here, even though you messed up by offering your services to the prankster.  Sometimes greed can cloud our judgement and make us do ridiculous things.  But your response after the fact shows that you at least have a conscience, which is more than can be said for the rest of these booger-eating morons who would stand on their heads and spit nickels for a few satoshis.  So props to you for this.

Very much agreed, and mind I point out I am not a prankster. This was merely and experiment to expose those who are doing/ acting against the forum rules.
Though I have gained great respect for you AT101ET. Hope you can go back to trading and gaining trust, like you always have. I can sense you have a good mindset, and yes, greed can screw someone's mind up quite easily.
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December 01, 2017, 02:53:42 PM
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I respect the humility you've shown here, even though you messed up by offering your services to the prankster.  Sometimes greed can cloud our judgement and make us do ridiculous things.  But your response after the fact shows that you at least have a conscience, which is more than can be said for the rest of these booger-eating morons who would stand on their heads and spit nickels for a few satoshis.  So props to you for this.

Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it Smiley

I respect the humility you've shown here, even though you messed up by offering your services to the prankster.  Sometimes greed can cloud our judgement and make us do ridiculous things.  But your response after the fact shows that you at least have a conscience, which is more than can be said for the rest of these booger-eating morons who would stand on their heads and spit nickels for a few satoshis.  So props to you for this.

Very much agreed, and mind I point out I am not a prankster. This was merely and experiment to expose those who are doing/ acting against the forum rules.
Though I have gained great respect for you AT101ET. Hope you can go back to trading and gaining trust, like you always have. I can sense you have a good mindset, and yes, greed can screw someone's mind up quite easily.

You did a good job. I didn't question your motive or methods at all. It's with thanks to work like this that we can have an open and upstanding quality forum.
Cheers Smiley
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