Initially the “community” forum wasn’t as crappy as it is today, but that was when people still believed that Safenet would be released “sometime next quarter” (because that’s what Dr Irvine said).
As the project started to look more hopeless, the forum owners started to introduce stricter “community” guidelines meant to limit damage to the project and their shitcoin.
The latest SafeNet forum guidelines crack down on pessimists:
Avoid gratuitous negativity. Critical thinking is good; shallow cynicism, on the other hand, adds nothing of value to the community. If you have something important but negative to say, that’s fine, but say it in a respectful way.
You see, MaidSafe is in the middle of a tough fundraising run. As things stand they’re unlikely to raise anything.
The last thing these MAID pumpers need is shallow pessimism. In the meantime shallow optimism remains permitted and in fact encouraged.
Speaking of which – I wonder if the forum owners noticed that the quality and quantity of posts has been declining. There’s barely anything of substance going on and most new posts are rubbish. Maybe they know – that’s why there is no crackdown on nonsensical and duplicate posts.
Reasonable critics and pessimists have been accused of spreading FUD and trying to manipulate the slowly sinking MAID. Some have left and aren’t coming back, others have been banned and now the community consists of the long-MAID forum moderators/investors and a bunch of clueless 20 year olds who are being coached into parting with their BTC.
The Scottish MAID is sinking!
Before I wrap up this post I’ll quickly comment on my post of August 13, which is related to the optimism that the “community” has been suffering from for years: here’s what MaidSafe people told the journo that day:
MaidSafe says it expects a Safe browser to be released in the “next few weeks” — which will do away with that wrinkle.
I haven’t heard of any SAFE browser release and when I look at https://github.com/joshuef/beaker/commits/master all I see is commits related to dicking around with the fork (compare that with actual development going on upstream – https://github.com/pfrazee/beaker/commits/master).
As I said in mid August “the next few weeks” may mean anything (including 2017) although the MaidSafe’s statement was ridiculous to begin with because this browser isn’t actually developed by MaidSafe or funded by crowdsourced funds. It does not prove their ability to execute or anything else. And it’s late anyway. Fakery!