<necrodearia> I think a Bitcoin yellow pages should be established, perhaps as a wiki page?
<Xunie> A "web of trust"?
<necrodearia> Mm, maybe not a wiki page
<Xunie> Then what?
<necrodearia> Perhaps a server side app should be established allowing organizations, businesses, entities, individuals, whatever to submit their information and after being processed it will be listed in a yellowpage-liek database.
<necrodearia> Processing could be automatic or manual
<Xunie> Go ask sirius, he's the server man.
<necrodearia> And perhaps integrating with that database could be comments/feedback and ratings so that the businesses can be rated
<lfm> necrodearia seems like you have dispensed with one central authority for a new one
<Xunie> lfm, well no.
<necrodearia> lfm: good point
<Xunie> Actually, no.
<Xunie> It's just a list of honest traders, not a central authority!
<necrodearia> Actually, it's a database of traders, businesses, etc to keep it all organized, togehter, searchable, etc.
<Xunie> Just like the Ebay system, you can give someone "thumbs up" or "thumbs down".
<necrodearia> Reading a forum thread with a huge list can be daunting
<necrodearia> And with user/customer review, they can be ranked accordingly
<necrodearia> the data is still in a central authoritative location
<necrodearia> Perhaps a p2p app can be designed to let the data exist without central authority ^_^
<lfm> who to trust can be more of a social problem than a technical one
<necrodearia> Although, central authority isn't such a bad thing really
<necrodearia> considering for example, yellowpages.com or infospace.com or yp.yahoo.com
<necrodearia> all central authorities with the information
<necrodearia> So, my idea should still be reasonable
<necrodearia> And I recommend several bitcoin-specific yellowpage-liek resources to be available.
<lfm> and it should be ok so long as you allow for other trusted lists
<lfm> so people dont get thrown out for social/politic or other unrelated reasons they still have a chance to maintain their trust on other lists maybe