I know I said I wouldn't post anymore but I just wanted to throw this out here.
He is using a referral system to give his miners a personal incentive to recruit new miners. The only thing that makes it "aggressive" is the way that a few of the miners went about advertising their link. So in essence, what
MrSam is getting out of the referral system is additional hashing power.
Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the pool keeps the transaction fees from the block. That is the only $ MrSam would see from all of this, nearly every pool keeps these fees. So more hashing power = more solved blocks = more trans fees...
Does that satisfy you?
I definitely wouldn't consider the extra .002 btc referral bonus I am getting for this block "too good to be true".
Is there a chain of command here? Does Diablo not have a superior?
I don't know but I am going to try to find someone to speak to about that sticky and Diablo's behavior regarding the situation. That is just unacceptable.