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August 16, 2018, 05:40:17 AM
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I've been here since 2014, and whenever there's a scam I'm always glad that the ANN threads are not deleted. They serve as a good teaching source. Sometimes I go back and go through the "Real Stack Coin," scam and read on how excited the people were until the dev announced that it was scam, rubbing it in with a party gif.

I don't see any need to ban a scammer, because then they'll create another account anyway. And I doubt anyone will trust them again. The guy that you talked about has a -241 rating.

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August 16, 2018, 02:56:46 PM
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I've been here since 2014, and whenever there's a scam I'm always glad that the ANN threads are not deleted. They serve as a good teaching source. Sometimes I go back and go through the "Real Stack Coin," scam and read on how excited the people were until the dev announced that it was scam, rubbing it in with a party gif.

I don't see any need to ban a scammer, because then they'll create another account anyway. And I doubt anyone will trust them again. The guy that you talked about has a -241 rating.

You have a very valid point about it being a good teaching source. Also I love history - censorship can kill some history.

Also google indexes bitcointalk.org quite well. So if you make a scam accusation or post in a thread that is not self moderated then it will get indexed on google. "XYZ ICO is a scam" indexes quite well on google and may warn people about it.

I sometimes warn on a self moderated thread that if they delete my genuine question I will open a specific thread about it and they won't be able to moderate it. Often that leads to either good dialogue or a scam accusation thread.

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August 16, 2018, 03:47:06 PM
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the short and simple answer:  theymos and cyrus simply don't care.
If you think they dont really care then why the hell they are always active in this forum, If you are in their position do you think their only job is just to check the scammer and ban them?

They have a lot of thing's to prioritize in this forum to make this forum better and clean again.

or example this user is a scammer that stole 20 btc https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=358020
The user already has a red trust, I think that enough.

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August 16, 2018, 06:19:58 PM
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Why aren't the obvious scammers banned from this forum?  I was reading through scam accusations and have come across a lot of serious cases.  For example this user is a scammer that stole 20 btc https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=358020

I would consider these type of people much more harmful than someone that plagiarizes.

Some years ago i do the same question to theymos, and he told me they never delete the frauds to save the evidence, other way of a person proceed with the legal way they will not have the right evidence. People in the forum is really smart and the scammers who have success are a real small amount. So is up to each one to avoid those traps. 

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August 16, 2018, 06:35:59 PM
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I don't think self moderated threads should be allowed.  It encourages censorship and strong bias by the thread created.  I've seen this suggested a lot recently and hopefully Theymos can take a look at it.

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