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July 09, 2011, 05:20:29 AM
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After growing more and more excited about bitcoins I finally decided to join up to the official forums as opposed to staying away from the community, which I usually do. But I really believe in this.

The first thing I see is that I am confined to the newbie area. Pointless, but fair enough. Any spammer can easily make 5 posts and wait 4 hours, I can also.

But really worries me is the sheer volume of, best case, extremely shady "offers" going around here in the newbie corner, and worst case pure and blatant scams.

And these are often posted by people who have passed the muster and are legit users. So what's he deal here? Surely some idiot posting lol donkey balls is not a threat to bitcoins. These leeches exploiting, or as they would surely like to put it, "gaming the system"  are somehow not? Stalking the newbie forums specifically to entrap the inexperienced unopposed and with impudence?

Nobody bats an eye?

I'm ashamed of you, Mitch.
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July 09, 2011, 06:01:29 AM
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After growing more and more excited about bitcoins I finally decided to join up to the official forums as opposed to staying away from the community, which I usually do. But I really believe in this.

The first thing I see is that I am confined to the newbie area. Pointless, but fair enough. Any spammer can easily make 5 posts and wait 4 hours, I can also.

But really worries me is the sheer volume of, best case, extremely shady "offers" going around here in the newbie corner, and worst case pure and blatant scams.

And these are often posted by people who have passed the muster and are legit users. So what's he deal here? Surely some idiot posting lol donkey balls is not a threat to bitcoins. These leeches exploiting, or as they would surely like to put it, "gaming the system"  are somehow not? Stalking the newbie forums specifically to entrap the inexperienced unopposed and with impudence?

Nobody bats an eye?

I'm ashamed of you, Mitch.

Not sure why you're taking Mitch to task for the behavior of anonymous users. 

This is a forum for the discussion and development of an entirely new financial infrastructure.  The fact that shady people would come to such a place to scam other's isn't all that surprising.
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July 09, 2011, 06:09:31 AM
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True enough. But then what? Just let them do whatever they're doing?

For example see the audacity of this poster lashing out after being all but exposed as being a scammer: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=27288.0

edit: I'm ashamed of you Mitch is just an obscure quote from my favorite book that for some reason stuck with me for years and years.
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