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January 17, 2016, 02:32:14 PM
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Another reason "Classic" is a HORRIBLE idea is because it creates brand confusion. Do a little research on Coke Classic. If I'm not mistaken, it was the single greatest marketing failure in the history of mankind.
Actually, Coke Classic was just a temporary marketing patch.  The history was that originally you had "Coca~Cola".  Then a bunch of hijaaking idiots came along that thought they knew better than everybody actually drinking Coca~Cola, and decided to change the formula to "New Coke".   Well, New Coke sucked.  But it had already damaged the brand so badly, and confused things so much, that to restore sanity - there had to be a marketing bridge back to the Original.  So they created "Coke Classic".  THEN they just phased out New Coke completely - until it was gone forever.  Then Coke Classic just slowly phased out as a "temporary name" and people just drank "Coca~Cola" again.

This is a PERFECT analogy of what is going on in Bitcoin.   First you had the Original Satoshi Vision Bitcoin.  Then Blockstream/Core came along and thought they knew better and hijaaked Bitcoin, and tried to make it "New Bitcoin" - totally ignoring the overwhelming Bitcoin Community.  But "New Bitcoin" where Bitcoin only lives in crippled little sidechains.... SUCKS.   But the brand damage has been done, so "Bitcoin Classic" is rolling out.  My guess is that once the fork occurs, and everybody back to using the Original Bitcoin, then eventually people will just call it Bitcoin again, and slowly over time "Bitcoin Classic" as a "temporary name" will fade away, having done its job.

So you are actually incredibly wrong.  Coke Classic did its job PERFECTLY.  It accomplished its mission so well.... that no one even remembers New Coke.... except for this vague blurry remembrance of a yucky taste in their mouth.  And that is how this will end also.  After the Bitcoin Classic Fork.... Bitcoin will simply return to being Bitcoin, and the New Bitcoin Vision of Blockstream/Core will fade away forgotten, except for just a brief memory of a yucky, dirty feeling, a brief time of hateful divisiveness, lies, FUD, DDOS attacks etc.

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The real "classic" Coca Cola name came from two of its original (1886) ingredients, kola nuts and coca leaves (cocaine). It was a soft drink that gave you a drug induced euphoric feeling. Government pressure and temperance regulations forced the cooks to change the recipe. Now Coca Cola is just a sweet syrup mixture pretending to be something as outstanding it was.

In 2010, Bitcoin classic was simply known as Bitcoin. It was a mixture of hopes and dreams for a better future that gave you a euphoric feeling where you believed anything was possible. Today Bitcoin "classic" is just a mixture of corrupt money hungry developer scum that are cooking sugar coated lies for the consumption of its users in order to line their own pockets before they're too old to enjoy the money.

As you can see, Coca Cola and Bitcoin are both shells of their former glory thanks to government pressure and the gutless greedy cooks working on the recipe.

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January 17, 2016, 02:41:10 PM
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In all honesty, what bitcoin needs is a benevolent elected dictator. This might seem like a cringe worthy statement, but that's how we got to this point. If you read back through Satoshi's posts, he listened to the community but decided for himself which changes to implement.

I think a Jon Matonis type might be what we need to get us over this hump, not sure. I would do it, but I'm very busy getting a local computer business started at the moment. Gavin is too heavily medicated to assume the role. Perhaps Peter Todd would be the ideal candidate?

Let's consider electing a Lead Software Engineer or Chief Scientist who would have dictatorial power and serve a term of like 4 years.

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white noise drama. trying to spark debate to take peoples attention off of reading source code to make logical and positive decisions about which implementation suites them.

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there does not need to be just one implementation.. as long as 5, 20, 100 implementations have rules that align with the general consensus of rules. then anyone can be free to add their own GUI features and designs.

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