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I’ve already spoken with David about this topic.
My understanding is that there was recently an attempt to have one single thread about a hot topic rather than 50 individual threads,
so some moderating was done to move the conversation to the single thread.
I’ve instructed David, and he was already in agreement before my instruction, to error on the side of allowing
too many posts, rather than deleting posts.
Either way, /r/BTC mod logs are completely open, so the whole world can see exactly what the /r/BTC moderators are up to.
I’d love to see a copy of an email from you to Theymos complaining about not only the censorship on /r/Bitcoin, but the intentional manipulation
of posts so they appear to have the exact opposite meaning of what the author intended:
I suspect that email doesn’t exist, but would love to be proven wrong.
I do have an idea for you to help rectify the situation though.
I’ve already publicly offered to donate $500,000 USD to the charity of Reddit’s choice if they simply appoint moderators to /r/Bitcoin that actually allow people to discuss Bitcoin.
To show that you are also apposed to the censorship and intentional manipulation on /r/Bitcoin, I’m inviting you to match my own $500,000 USD, so together we can offer $1M USD to Reddit to help end the censorship.
What do you say?
If $500,000 is more than you are willing to allocate to this cause because you didn’t believe in Bitcoin despite Satoshi emailing you about it in the very beginning, and you waited until they were already about $1,000 each before buying your first one,
I think a smaller amount would still be a tremendous act of good faith. Even $20 would suffice.
What amount can we add from you to the current $500,000 reward?
Thank you for helping to support removing censorship of discussion about censorship resistant currencies,
Chief Executive Officer
On Aug 30, 2018, at 1:53 AM, Adam Back wrote:
I know you talk frequently about being anti-censorship -
https://twitter.com/bhec39/status/1034902216996540416 it looks like
David Shares, who works for you and moderates r/btc is deleting a lot
of comments without any defensible rationale.
I'm not talking about the automod ones but the ones deleted manually
for example someone just being unflattering about BCH, or posting a
link about square and asking about BCH alternative (in a BTC biased
I think that's clearly censorship - something you'd be interested to
stand by your word and clean up? I can understand tempers may be
flared about forks, but recall that was the circumstance before too,
just a different coin. When there are contentious things to discuss
is precisely when uncensored forums are the most important.
Given that there is a lot of relevant conversation for people in BCH
to be having around now with the forks, you'd surely want one of the
main forums to discuss these topics to not be uncensored or biased by
I'm not sure where you stand vs Jihan, Craig/nChain vs Cobra but
sincerely good luck with the meeting.
If I may offer some advice (from mistakes of others eg NYA and my own
misadventure attending HKA) that getting into closed door meetings and
feeling the need to agree something under pressure is likely a bad
idea - decisions should be made by the community, not by miners, nor
by a few vested interests in a room - and not under undue time
pressure to agree a compromise, any compromise. It's also pretty
centralised, and hard to defend on that basis.