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The Bitcoin.com Forum is (NOT) closing on July 23rd 2020.

Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:43 am

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

The Bitcoin.com Forum is closing on July 23rd 2020. Thank you for using forum.bitcoin.com.

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We are pleased to announce that we will be keeping the Bitcoin.com forum active after careful consideration and feedback from our members.

Thank you very much for your support and contributions to make the forum a helpful resource to those just starting their bitcoin journey and a place for open discussion in the community.

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It was fun while it lasted. :(

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:11 am

any reason why this is so??

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Re: The Bitcoin.com Forum is closing on July 23rd 2020.

Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:58 pm

whow unexpected
what happened ?

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Re: The Bitcoin.com Forum is closing on July 23rd 2020.

Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:24 pm

Will the threads be archived and still be available or will all be deleted come July 23rd?

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:51 pm

Sad to see the forum go

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:39 pm

Why is it closing? Should we use the subreddit (r/btc) as an alternative forum, or is there something else coming?
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Re: The Bitcoin.com Forum is closing on July 23rd 2020.

Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:29 am

The forum admin of bitco.in would be willing to host the existing contents of this forum on his.

https://bitco.in/forum/threads/gold-collapsing-bitcoin-up.16/post-108721

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:16 pm

Roger Ver on the AMA with Roger Ver CoinMarketCap chat channel: "The announcement was made without my knowledge or consent. The forum isn't going away."

The forum will be fine.

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Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:30 am

Roger Ver on the AMA with Roger Ver CoinMarketCap chat channel: "The announcement was made without my knowledge or consent. The forum isn't going away."

The forum will be fine.
Very glad to read that the forum is not closing. The Bitcoin.com Forum is my home away from home.

Whether you're just starting to learn more about bitcoin or it's hobby or you're coding or you're an enthusiast or a professional there's tons of useful information on this forum and it's a great place to ask questions and get helpful answers.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:45 am

Why is there still a red banner on top saying the forum is closing? This is rather confusing.

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Re: The Bitcoin.com Forum is closing on July 23rd 2020.

Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:07 pm

I hope it's just a fascinating headline for traders to be more active in the forum. It has long been a useful and valuable resource. I would not like it to cease to exist. And judging by the number of responses, it is also important for many other users.

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Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:50 pm

From what I've been reading apparently there are some who believe that places like reddit, twitter and read.cash are all we need and that forums are 'ancient.'

Some of the Bitcoin[.]com team itself didn't even know that the Forum existed (this is not private information, they've posted their thoughts in public throughout the last week or so).

Places like reddit, twitter and even read.cash (although I will say that read.cash is an alright place and it seems to be useful) all practice censorship (or are willing to). In addition, some smaller sites like read.cash could disappear (e.g., forced to shutdown, money dries up, or just the threat of government sanctions, or maybe if they get overwhelmed with topics they don't like).

Reddit has been censoring for years. In 2014 / 2015 Voat.co was created (for the most part a Reddit clone) in response to censorship at reddit.

I tried out Voat.co in 2018 and immediately was attacked for discussing bitcoin. Turns out that Voat.co also practices censorship. They won't ban accounts (unless something has changed nowadays) but what they will do is send out hit squads (literally, this is discussed at the site) to downvote your posts/comments (all of it, not just the post they didn't approve of) so that you're no longer permitted to post. The admins and mods (or whatever they're called at Voat) were calling me a "pajeet" (apparently it's some derogatory term used to describe people in India who defecate (poop) in public) and other names because I wanted to discuss bitcoin. The said I was Indian or maybe I was a Bangladeshi or something even though I'm a white guy posting from the US. They also didn't like my username (nandibear), they said it sounds like an Indian name.

Here's my profile if anyone wants to check: https://voat.co/user/nandibear

Throughout the years I've tried others sites (e.g., Gab.com) and even what might be called the forerunner of Read.cash: Honest.cash

I was excited about Honest.cash and made several posts. That is until the founder (or co-founder as he likes to describe himself) started expressing his support of (1) censorship and (2) protecting people from words and ideas (this was in mid-2019).

Here's my reply to him if anyone wants to check: https://honest.cash/v2/nandibear/re-re-can-free-speech-ever-harm-democracy-and-human-rights-5943

Honest.cash in no longer being developed (and the site was broken for several months) and evidently the site is for sale as they are looking for a buyer. Which reminds me (a little at least) of Steemit being bought by Justin Sun (or the 'Tron Foundation') earlier this year (Feb. 2020). Sun thinks that dissent and opinion are criminal as he believes it's damaging his company (Steemit, Inc). I haven't posted for 5 months now. There's a couple of new forks (Hive.io and coming soon, apparently on July 4th, Blurt).

Wrote a little about it at: https://nandibear.com/hive-and-blurt-forks-of-the-steem-blockchain
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:48 am

This is Bloomie, the admin of Bitcoin Forum (can't post the URL because this account is new, see link posted by torusJKL above).

Roger and I are in discussions to merge the two forums so that the community can continue to have a censorship-free discussion place. We will keep you guys posted.

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Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:46 pm

This is Bloomie, the admin of Bitcoin Forum (can't post the URL because this account is new, see link posted by torusJKL above).

Roger and I are in discussions to merge the two forums so that the community can continue to have a censorship-free discussion place. We will keep you guys posted.
Hey Bloomie, interesting. Thank you for letting us know.
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:57 pm

What are the reasons for the Bitcoin[.]com Forum closing?

The decision to do so came shortly after two Bitcoin[.]com employees were caught deleting topics and posts in regard to concerns about withdraws from games.Bitcoin[.]com
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Re: The Bitcoin.com Forum is closing on July 23rd 2020.

Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:40 am

We are pleased to announce that we will be keeping the Bitcoin.com forum active after careful consideration and feedback from our members.

Thank you very much for your support and contributions to make the forum a helpful resource to those just starting their bitcoin journey and a place for open discussion in the community.

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Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:49 pm

We are pleased to announce that we will be keeping the Bitcoin.com forum active after careful consideration and feedback from our members.
Good news! Do you have any plans to fix the link problem?
https://forum.bitcoin.com/post318297.html
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Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:06 pm

We are pleased to announce that we will be keeping the Bitcoin.com forum active after careful consideration and feedback from our members.

Thank you very much for your support and contributions to make the forum a helpful resource to those just starting their bitcoin journey and a place for open discussion in the community.
This is GREAT news!
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Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:52 pm

Censorship, banning and blacklisting at Read.Cash (and this isn't the first instance) -

Read.cash Founder Threatens Ban & Permanent Fund Blacklist of 100 Users by Midnight London Time Tonight
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July 29th, 2020

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“So, do you all realize that we’ll have to ban like 100 people today for rules violation?…,” the founder of Read.cash threatened over a recent meme competition started by Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Shammah Chancellor. Memes rolled-in, mostly making fun of prominent community members for the chance to win BCH and clout. Users have until “today midnight London time today to delete every meme that does a personal attack,” the popular blogging site warned.

Read.cash Founder Threatens Ban of 100 Users

Asked for comment from CoinSpice, Chancellor quipped, “Fuck read.cash, I’m making a clone with hookers and blow. I have 25K + profit sharing for a working clone. Talk to me for product specs,” and pointed to his meme contest continuing on Reddit. Chancellor also updated his Read.cash competition post, insisting, “There is [now] an additional 2 BCH being added to the pool” for related prizes.

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Read entire article: https://coinspice.io/news/read-cash-ban/

About the author: https://coinspice.io/author/kelso/
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Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:18 pm

What should you do when someone writes things which you don't like or offends you (or others)?

Answer:

Ignore it. Develop thicker skin, don't be a snowflake.

Or if the topic is very important to you, and worth your time, then maybe write out your thoughts (try to be objective and avoid using any snark) and post/publish it. Then let it go and move on.
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Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:36 am

Was fun while it lasted :/
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Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:19 pm

Was fun while it lasted :/
The fun continues. The forum is not closing!

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