Due to a horrible accident involving, perhaps, various radioactive equipment including a twinkie, I am not all that particularly amused by trolls. It’s shameful, but true. Wilful stupidity, however, and especially the sort that redoubles rather than retreats upon confronting its existence, is nearly always a hoot. Somehow, Bitcoin doesn’t seem to attract much in the way of middle ground here; its home office idiots are well hardened against sense, reason, language, basic powers of perception, and so on. Which yields gloriously awful crap as below, cobbled together by ninjashogun or whatever personality of his tied the others up in a corner today:
Dear Mr Popescu
I’ve totally stopped offering you any services and am done with IRC, but there is one issue we need to clear up below. Firstly my interaction not only resulted in wasting weeks of my time, including with the scammer Ryan Gentle but has led me to the conclusion that people’s mentality in the bitcoin world is a cult that is approximately the opposite of building products and shipping them, building businesses and growing them. A deflationary currency with sovereignty from any investor protections has resulted in nothing but scams. We will leave any discussion of you out of this.
I have no desire to be associated with it in any way. Unfortunately, there is a problem. You have indexed my communications with you, despite Freenode’s advice against this:
[You know the drill. A word of caution about how publishing logs may lead to idiots flipping their shit.]
Unfortunately, a search for my name now comes up with logs of these private conversations, in misleading contexts. I would like just my name redacted from these logs, which were never meant to be published by Google. Here is a search of me:
[Yes, there was seriously a link to a Google search of the guy's name. 'Cause he's used to attempts to swindle mouthbreathers who wouldn't otherwise know what to do. Come to think of it I'm disappointed the subject line didn't describe how to "open" the email.]
Benkay, who trolls on IRC, has done the same of you (in private PM):
*<**benkay**> an mmorpg that isn’t*
*<**benkay**> a security device that doesn’t*
*<**benkay**> a betting site that defrauds its users*
I don’t know anything about the mmorpg.
Wait a minute, please, slow down.
*<**benkay**> and an exchange that only trades shares in itself once the options scam blew over*
It would be similar if I were to take this information and publish it against your name (and mine). Fortunately this is unpublished. I have no intention to publish it, please don’t misunderstand me, I would just like you to know how it feels to have benkay troll you and to have this indexed.
Kindly advise me whether you could have just my name redacted from apprxoimately 3 places in the public logs, so that this trolling does not come up first and damage my reputation. The claims that come up are simply not true and slanderous. I realize it’s not something benkay cares about, since he is not actually trying to build anything. He’s not raising investment for anything.
Mr Popescu kindly advise me on how we can resolve this small issue. if in the future I do have something that is of use to you I will be happy to forward it on for your information.
I am sorry that I had such a bad experience with your community but I am being extremely negatively affected as a result.