They were removed because they were off topic.
I intend to lead a discussion about standards for forum content soon. It isn’t quite my priority today: multisig is. I suspect it will lead to the advancement of a motion to hire a forum moderator to implement the standards.
For now, I will say the multisig group failure in June 2016 was a result of power getting unhinged from proof of stake on the blockchain. There was a mostly separate social organization operating on the forum, based on “proof of forum post”, so to speak: multisig signers demonstrated a tendency to follow the loudest voices on the forum. There was a problem with unprofessional and unaccountable behavior by people who demonstrated they didn’t have any investment in the outcome of the project. There was a disrepectfulness, viciousness and acrimony that was uncharacteristic of a group of people successfully working together. You would not see that kind of behavior at any workplace I can think of, and it shouldn’t be tolerated here either, because this is where the people advancing Nu and B&C Exchange work.
The forum had long been administered by American @Ben, with a priority on free speech, consistent with the values of that culture, regardless of the effect hostile speech might have on people’s ability to work effectively here, and to want to work here. I know one prominent Canadian in the community left the group at that time. That is a characteristic Canadian response to what was happening in June 2016. Part of the reason for hiring contractors in Vancouver, Canada is to infuse Nu and B&C Exchange with a more respectful and civil culture that results in greater trust, cooperation and social cohesion. I believe these attributes of social interaction can bring impressive financial returns for shareholders.
To be blunt, I want to make this a Canadian forum, because of that culture’s impressive ability to create trust, cooperation and social cohesion. Nu and B&C Exchange need those attributes to be successful. We are in the business of creating trust. The American values upon which the rules of the forum have been based for most of its history have not served shareholder interests well, where trust is key to the kind of financial product we are offering.