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January 25, 2012, 02:48:28 PM
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So I'm trying to figure out why I'm so annoyed at I'm-sure-you-can-guess-who.

And I think I've figured it out-- I think it is because I feel like I bend over backwards to be completely honest and open about potential flaws or problems with my ideas, and I'm completely honest and open about the fact that I'm human and I make mistakes.

And it seems like that's being leveraged to create fear, uncertainty and doubt. I say something like "there is a small risk that...", but I NEVER EVER hear even a hint that the "other side's" proposal might be anything but perfect.

Maybe I'm just too naive, and aught to get with the program and say that everything I do comes perfect, straight from God. People do tend to suffer from The Wise Leader Fallacy; maybe I should stop fighting against human nature and be more of a politician.

Ok, enough venting.


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January 25, 2012, 02:58:47 PM
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While some people love politics and intrigue most people around here very much appreciate your transparent way of business.

By all means, keep it up. An invisible army of thousands of people silently supports you.




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January 25, 2012, 03:06:16 PM
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I always appreciate seeing your posts absent of absolutes. You know you have the best solution only when you can pick apart the flaws it contains.

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January 25, 2012, 03:28:15 PM
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Gavin, to be honest, I have no idea what you're in reference to. And I'm not going to waste my time searching for, then dissecting it. That said, I stand behind you 1,000%. I know that in my heart of hearts you'll continue to do what's best for Bitcoin.

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PS: I love how you vent! Well written!



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January 25, 2012, 09:20:44 PM
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I can guess because I've seen some of the other posts. 

I don't know you, or much about you, but you conduct your self responsibly and have my earned respect.  Having a "vent" every now and then is healthy.
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January 25, 2012, 09:21:29 PM
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Behind you Gavin, in the silent crowd

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January 25, 2012, 09:37:26 PM
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Maybe I'm just too naive, and aught to get with the program and say that everything I do comes perfect, straight from God. People do tend to suffer from The Wise Leader Fallacy; maybe I should stop fighting against human nature and be more of a politician.
Gavin, you've already succumb to this. The first few days after some views contrary to yours were published, you just brushed them aside like a politician would and claimed that your views were "more perfect" than other peoples' views.

However, you got over it. And I respect you for that. As long as you remain honest and provide the same quality of evaluation for the views that compete with yours as you do for your own, the best idea will win in the end. I'm shocked that you were able to do it, honestly.

Because of this, I now support you entirely on this issue, but not as a leader. Bitcoin doesn't/shouldn't have a leader. I support you as a decision-maker.

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January 25, 2012, 09:46:44 PM
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Since I apparently now inadvertently have a horse in this race, I'll bite. 

Going forward, if you want something like this that requires the informed consent of the majority, you might try contacting the majority either on your own behalf or on Bitcoin's behalf, explaining the situation and suggestion either a course of action or asking for suggestions on how to proceed.

My principal problem in this situation is the lack of communication and the timeframe(s) involved.  You want a vote for a feature, but I didn't even know that feature existed, much less that it was up for a "vote" until about a week ago.  I understood even less about it up until recently, and I *still* don't understand it to the point where I feel I can cast an informed vote.  And I will not blindly vote for something I don't understand, contrary to Sturle's desire.

Then the issue of the "forced" vote through the codebase manipulation rubs me the wrong way... I'm fine putting in the OPTION to vote one way or the other, but forcing the vote to YES with no way to turn it off, except by modifying the source, is just plain wrong. 

That said, the argument then becomes "Well, we could have just made the change without a 'vote' of any sort."  True... so why wasn't that done?  If you want to have transparency, I applaud that, but then doing a 180 and sneaking by a majority vote is contradictory to that transparency.  If you want to have a dictator ship, well ok I will deal with that and either do my own thing or go along with the dictator... but what we had here was a hybrid of the two that doesn't sit well with anyone, and thus we find ourselves in this particular mess.

Just my 2c worth.

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January 25, 2012, 11:10:10 PM
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That said, the argument then becomes "Well, we could have just made the change without a 'vote' of any sort."  True... so why wasn't that done?  If you want to have transparency, I applaud that, but then doing a 180 and sneaking by a majority vote is contradictory to that transparency.  If you want to have a dictator ship, well ok I will deal with that and either do my own thing or go along with the dictator... but what we had here was a hybrid of the two that doesn't sit well with anyone, and thus we find ourselves in this particular mess.
Because it is not technically possible to skip the "vote" without terrible consequences (a blockchain fork). Also, it's not a vote, but more like a census of the percentage of hash power that is ready for the change. The problem here is that you (along with many other people) are treating it like one, meaning that you feel like you have to be informed about the issue.

Anyway, I don't want to derail this thread, so that's all I'll say here.

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January 25, 2012, 11:33:27 PM
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I don't feel like I have to be informed about any particular issue.  My comments merely indicate that if Gavin et al wants support to be rushed through, there needs to be communication.  If this particular issue were left to evolve naturally instead of being pushed like it has been, I would not have taken notice of it nor would I have felt the need to be informed as I would have "upgraded" to the P2SH support eventually as time progressed.  But if the support is desired rapidly, then communication and coordination needs to take place.  That did not happen.

If you're searching these lines for a point, you've probably missed it.  There was never anything there in the first place.
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January 25, 2012, 11:35:44 PM
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Since I apparently now inadvertently have a horse in this race, I'll bite.  

Going forward, if you want something like this that requires the informed consent of the majority, you might try contacting the majority either on your own behalf or on Bitcoin's behalf, explaining the situation and suggestion either a course of action or asking for suggestions on how to proceed.

My principal problem in this situation is the lack of communication and the timeframe(s) involved.  You want a vote for a feature, but I didn't even know that feature existed, much less that it was up for a "vote" until about a week ago.  I understood even less about it up until recently, and I *still* don't understand it to the point where I feel I can cast an informed vote.  And I will not blindly vote for something I don't understand, contrary to Sturle's desire.

Then the issue of the "forced" vote through the codebase manipulation rubs me the wrong way... I'm fine putting in the OPTION to vote one way or the other, but forcing the vote to YES with no way to turn it off, except by modifying the source, is just plain wrong.  

That said, the argument then becomes "Well, we could have just made the change without a 'vote' of any sort."  True... so why wasn't that done?  If you want to have transparency, I applaud that, but then doing a 180 and sneaking by a majority vote is contradictory to that transparency.  If you want to have a dictator ship, well ok I will deal with that and either do my own thing or go along with the dictator... but what we had here was a hybrid of the two that doesn't sit well with anyone, and thus we find ourselves in this particular mess.

Just my 2c worth.


Totally, agree, but I know what its all about, and I took the time to look most of it up, but the fact remains..

No one knows, and most dont care.


Im behind you Gavin, but if you want change, people need to know you want it.

Ie, most bitcointalk people dont bother with reading the technical laden Development & Technical Thread.

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January 26, 2012, 12:01:17 AM
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Ie, most bitcointalk people dont bother with reading the technical laden Development & Technical Thread.

I suppose I could have posted to the general Bitcoin Talk, but I didn't think that kind of low-level "plumbing" would be of general interest, any more than the average bitcoin user would care or notice a bunch of other low-level "plumbing" changes that are being made (I've got a patch pending that a certain-somebody doesn't like because it tightens up the definition of a "standard" transaction; I expect that if I pull that patch he'll start screaming that I'm wrecking future network flexibility all because I'm a big old worry-wart).

I did post to the Mining/Pools forum a couple of months ago looking for feedback because miners/pool operators are the people who are "voting" on the original proposal:
  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=50707.msg604435#msg604435

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January 26, 2012, 12:14:07 AM
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... but I didn't think that kind of low-level "plumbing" would be of general interest...

I think you're underestimating the general interest "a bit"

I did post to the Mining/Pools forum a couple of months ago looking for feedback because miners/pool operators are the people who are "voting" on the original proposal:
  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=50707.msg604435#msg604435

that post is about  BIP_0011 BIP_0012 BIP_0013 not BIP_0016

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January 26, 2012, 12:17:58 AM
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And I would direct attention to the first reply in that post as well.

If you're searching these lines for a point, you've probably missed it.  There was never anything there in the first place.
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January 26, 2012, 12:42:10 AM
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Ie, most bitcointalk people dont bother with reading the technical laden Development & Technical Thread.

I suppose I could have posted to the general Bitcoin Talk, but I didn't think that kind of low-level "plumbing" would be of general interest, any more than the average bitcoin user would care or notice a bunch of other low-level "plumbing" changes that are being made (I've got a patch pending that a certain-somebody doesn't like because it tightens up the definition of a "standard" transaction; I expect that if I pull that patch he'll start screaming that I'm wrecking future network flexibility all because I'm a big old worry-wart).

I did post to the Mining/Pools forum a couple of months ago looking for feedback because miners/pool operators are the people who are "voting" on the original proposal:
  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=50707.msg604435#msg604435


Thats a good start back then, but obviously it missed its mark.

I think everyone is missing the mark truthfully, allowing multi signatures is the holy grail for bitcoin at this time, anything to help the scamming, lying, and what not.  

I wish it was just an update we all have to do, we do trust you, but having a choice is what we all want, and yet its the problem at the same time.

We all wish though, that it could be done in a way that requires no update.  Im not technical enough to say either way.

And simply, keep fighten the good fight, we all appreciate your work.


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January 26, 2012, 01:01:22 AM
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yeah whatever, "holy grail" or not, we don't even have a simple wallet export/import or at least export to paper

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February 17, 2012, 08:17:01 AM
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maybe I should stop fighting against human nature and be more of a politician.

Ok, enough venting.


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I hope I'm not getting too personal... but a good politician would remove that signature and upload a friendlier profile photo.

I could be wrong.


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February 17, 2012, 07:39:53 PM
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and I'm completely honest and open about the fact that I'm human and I make mistakes.

^ this. I feel your pain.
The sad but true fact is - it seems that nowadays honesty is a liability.

Why the frell so many retards spell "ect" as an abbreviation of "Et Cetera"? "ETC", DAMMIT! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Et_cetera

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February 17, 2012, 10:38:08 PM
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Maybe I'm just too naive, and aught to get with the program and say that everything I do comes perfect, straight from God.

No need to get sacrilegious about anything like you-know-who. Just tell everyone that you are really Satoshi and no one will question what you do from that point on. Either that or tell them Satoshi told you to kick you-know-who's ass.
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February 18, 2012, 07:33:22 AM
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and I'm completely honest and open about the fact that I'm human and I make mistakes.

^ this. I feel your pain.
The sad but true fact is - it seems that nowadays honesty is a liability.

Hits the nail on the head.

Please continue this approach Gavin Smiley

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