"Geez I'm dense"? DobZombie denying responsibility a-priory? Witch hunt anybody? DobZombie for SCAMMER-tag?
Are you serious. God damn it! I thought something like this would happen to me. I'll run you through what happened...
I noticed this thread and thought it would be fun...
After waiting for an address to send to I've posted...
Status: 35 confirmations
Date: 14/01/2013 03:02
To: 1Zombi5KpntBBFfm9FngsYhsiR4QAmfce (own address, label: ! Vanity address #1)
Credit: 3.6695 BTC
Net amount: +3.6695 BTC
Transaction ID: a33d0be4ad0da3a79a294b5c39e4f0cdcf08ea557481b87d2a8f0d6803b1faef
Okay, who's next?
Jakers then said...
He had pointed to a post from several hours earlier.
It was then 36 Hours after the original
Okay, who's next?
that I've realised that the address was there AGES ago.
I've then said...
Geez I'm DENSE
As a reference to the fact I was a bit slow in noticing that. Then posted...
Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 7 nodes
Date: 15/01/2013 21:05
Debit: -3.6695 BTC
Net amount: -3.6695 BTC
Transaction ID: 585e232888d9ea5f31460ce2bdbeba5458365ed6d9ef4c9b86171706f890b33a
My bit was done... OR SO I THOUGHT
I came back to check on the thread about a week ago to see what was happening. Whilst scrolling down I noticed...
This is getting a bit dangerous tbh. Awesome nonetheless, but dangerous.
If I can play I'll tag-team with someone - 14vCb4rr1SdWFLDFgW4NMUbodPYqcCoRm2
If not ignore this
Too young, sorry.
I don't like that some people increase the amount. I hope the OP gets a reward for starting this and I hope that somebody does a sweet analysis of how much fees were paid on average, median, max and how fast the fastest 2-hops or 3-hops were etc. If we finally hit a scammer, it would take weeks until we finally decide the coins are lost and the focus would be on that one black sheep. This "circle" is not a group of trustworthy people as our dear pirate proofed so lets focus on what else this experiment can proof.
Jakers, as much as I like the name, I do agree you're a bit of a risk at the moment. Thanks for checking things out though, man.
giszmo, interesting thought. You know, I think the reason this experiment has survived through any scammers is because of the simple ratio of risk to reward. Any ill intentioned person who has taken the time to get up to "Full Member" or above simply just doesn't believe 1-4BTC is enough to lose their reputation for. In a way, even if you have plans of stealing, being apart of this game and playing legitimately may be seen as the investment in a greater opportunity. Really I think the only way we could "prove" things is if we upped the amount, or did an amount like 1 BTC for younger users like Jakers. Think we might get scammed out more often but also learn more from the experiment. Would be especially interesting to analyze the situations where scams do occur and try to learn what signs are there are to spot would be swindlers.
Maybe some of the followers of this thread already feed some scammer account to jump in when it's worth doing so. We are now 2/3rd through the game and it's likely the reward for scamming will be 10Ƀ later on. Maybe I'm one of them trying to save my stash from cheaper scammers
Most likely it's 5h of work to feed an account to 100 posts and some users already have their sock puppet troll accounts that they can just as well make famous and start over.
My conclusion is more that 99% of all humans are trustworthy but 1% are capable of making huge damage. These 1% might not really care about 4Ƀ. These 1% are the reason we need rules and all kind of regulation – a society basically.
Some of the forums I've been on have over 1000 pages of scammer reports. It's actually quite sad, like wth you wouldn't do that in real life would you? I guess people think it's different when it's over a computer screen
I was like hmmmm.
I added this thread to my watchlist and then saw this tonight...
that is, i think, the first time in my internet life (which goes back to the late 80's, mind you) i've posted a meme picture in a forum...
And was then like FARRRK.
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