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July 26, 2012, 10:58:22 PM
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time to put a little more distance in between bitcoin and these things that clearly are not helping bitcoin
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July 26, 2012, 11:21:29 PM
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All of it is just electricity.

Funny how so called capitalists hate competition. Bitcoin is becoming communist (and no communism will never be implemented right so stop dreaming about your favorite definition).

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July 27, 2012, 12:18:32 AM
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All of it is just electricity.

i'm not saying there's no place for alt-coins, i'm saying they have drama surrounding them that has nothing to do with bitcoin.   they have a passionate community but unfortunately this activity is a needless distraction here.

incidentally, it isn't just alt-coins.   the securities subforum is a distraction and should start looking for a new home as well.

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July 27, 2012, 12:40:39 AM
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I fart in their general direction.

Saying that you don't trust someone because of their behavior is completely valid.
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July 27, 2012, 08:15:51 AM
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time to put a little more distance in between bitcoin and these things that clearly are not helping bitcoin

I agree, the sooner the better. Those alt-coiners should make their own sites/forums.
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July 27, 2012, 09:53:14 AM
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i'm not saying there's no place for alt-coins, i'm saying they have drama surrounding them that has nothing to do with bitcoin.   they have a passionate community but unfortunately this activity is a needless distraction here.

incidentally, it isn't just alt-coins.   the securities subforum is a distraction and should start looking for a new home as well.
Are you aware of the "Ignore Boards" feature?
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July 27, 2012, 12:13:46 PM
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If we get rid of the board they'll just start posting in other boards about it. At least it's all contained in that one forum.

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July 27, 2012, 12:31:59 PM
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If we get rid of the board they'll just start posting in other boards about it. At least it's all contained in that one forum.

And as much as I would like to keep the alt coins and it's trolls out of sight I wouldn't wish to stop geting the updates on Namecoin, which is the only alt with merit, but it's still an alt-coin, so it would have to go also.

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July 27, 2012, 12:37:19 PM
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BITCOIN IS AN EXPERIMENT

it is made to encourage forks, imitations and evolutionary development to gain FREEDOM.

Look up what satoshi said then come back or gtfo.
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July 28, 2012, 08:36:40 AM
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If we get rid of the board they'll just start posting in other boards about it. At least it's all contained in that one forum.

good point.   with moderation they could be banned if they persist but i suppose the alt-board quarantine is better than scattershot.

here's an example of the crap that their ilk brings though: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=96169.0 A Message to the Litecoin Group From Danny Maddox in San Francisco

people need to grow up a little over there.
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July 28, 2012, 10:48:46 AM
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no you need to grow up and stop complaining about such things.  Kiss
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July 28, 2012, 10:50:09 AM
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If we get rid of the board they'll just start posting in other boards about it. At least it's all contained in that one forum.

good point.   with moderation they could be banned if they persist but i suppose the alt-board quarantine is better than scattershot.

here's an example of the crap that their ilk brings though: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=96169.0 A Message to the Litecoin Group From Danny Maddox in San Francisco

people need to grow up a little over there.

 BCX = Danny Maddox btw

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July 29, 2012, 12:00:58 AM
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no you need to grow up and stop complaining about such things.  Kiss

just like how the developers' needs are different, they went off and created their own community using github, development mailing list and irc.  i realize that if the forum turns into an altcoin and pirate scamtown then the bitcoin community will move on to where its needs are met: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin:Community_portal#Bitcoin_Community_Forums_on_various_platforms

carry on then.
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July 29, 2012, 03:39:56 AM
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BITCOIN IS AN EXPERIMENT

it is made to encourage forks, imitations and evolutionary development to gain FREEDOM.

Look up what satoshi said then come back or gtfo.

Only in an internet forum could competition be considered a bag thing. 

I like both litecoin and namecoin, StoolCoin was great for the amusement value.

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July 29, 2012, 03:40:28 AM
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time to put a little more distance in between bitcoin and these things that clearly are not helping bitcoin

What things?
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July 29, 2012, 03:52:42 AM
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What "circus" are you talking about? I just don't read about them, so there is no "circus" for me, problem solved. I really don't see why that's not good enough.

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