Sorry but this is getting pathetic. Boo hoo you can't withdraw a fractional amount you mined on your crappy CPU. Either mine more until you have enough to withdraw a sensible amount, buy a GPU and a proper setup, or stop whining.
I think you are missing the point. BCP is scamming people. It is still happening. The amount scammed is so small (which what makes it a great scam) that when people bring it up, some other people tell them that they or boo hooing or they are a fool.
You paid nothing for the BCP service except for a handful of CPU cycles.
Again, missing the point. Everyone who got scammed (and the people who are being scammed now, they don't know it yet), paid (or for the people now being scammed, are paying now). You expect to get for the things you pay for.
Anybody would think you had paid the site thousands of dollars [...]
Again, missing the point...
Frankly, the owner of this site would be perfectly entitled to charge you even more, including joining fees [...]
I agree (to a point). BCP could charged anything they like as long as they let people know what the charge is. Not only is BCP is not doing that. They change their policy of how they do things (also without telling anyone). This does not seem like a scam to you?
considering he's done all the work and you are getting the benefit.
I give you that BCP has done work on setting up the site. However, I would not say that BCP did all the work.
Correct me if I am wrong. For the site to work, others will have to do the work (mining for BTC). For the people who got scammed (and are being scammed now), the benefit is going all to BCP. Please read this thread from the start for the details.
It annoys me when people hide behind an ivory tower of "I just want Bitcoin to be a success" when what they actually mean is "I want to jump on the bandwaggon".
I am unsure how this relates. About this, I write the following:
If you are not the creator (the one who is called), "Satoshi Nakamoto", then you have done a "jump on the bandwaggon". I think that is what the creator wants people to do.
If you hate BCP so much, write your own Java applet miner and put it on your own site. If you can't write the applet or host the site, then you aren't really in a position to criticise others who have done so.
For me, I don't hate BCP. BCP is a thing. It is a tool. It makes no sense to hate a thing.
It someone kills someone you love with a gun. Would you hate the gun?
So forgive me if that was not clear. From what I understand (could be wrong), (as a tool) BCP seems to be a great fit for people who have websites.
What I hate is that someone (or someones) is using BCP to scam people.
As for criticizing, I think what I am doing is correct. BCP has and is scamming people. They are doing wrong. Do you think that saying nothing about this will make them stop?
Why am I writing this (it is not making BCP change and start doing right)? I am doing it for three reasons.
1. To inform people of that scam that BCP is doing. Since I believe that you (could be wrong) don't think that BCP is scamming people (or that it is okay for them to scam people), I have a bit more work to do.
2. I hope people will let others know how BCP truly works.
3. I would like people to boycott BCP until they start doing right. I remember that boycotts could work. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks
for an example of a successful (but long) boycott.