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Silk Road Discussion / Re: Distribution Team
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:59:20 pm »
Although I'm subscribed to this thread about spreading the word about the new SR, I just want to point out that one of the problems affecting SR right before the undoing is that kids were finding out about it and how to use it, getting drugs shipped to their parents' house, and then there's a police investigation follow-up. I don't know how to implement user discretion in such a way to ensure this doesn't continue to happen, and maybe it will, but perhaps a period of open registration for rebuilding purposes and then an invite-only sort of system? It goes wholly against freedom of choice, but realistically, children are not mature enough to handle the nuances of unlimited access. It's a grey area and very OT, but it was on my mind, I figured this would be a good place to express my concerns regarding new users.

Perhaps we should all just use really big words to throw them off ;)

Also, just to let folk know that in case you don't want to keep checking back to see if you've missed anything important, when the "big" announcement arrives, I will also update the title of this thread - this will allow you to know when to check in and take action. I'm going to also put this into the original post to ensure new contributors here know what to look for.


Off Topic / Re: Hello Fam!!
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:34:40 pm »
And knowing it's really you just simply trying to find a new home. ^^

Just like cats that prowl the suburbs looking for a new place to get their food? ;)

Silk Road Discussion / Re: Distribution Team
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:22:10 pm »
I only read the OP and the post about further updates pending...

Should we drop a link over at BMR forums?

I already done that, & some knob head had a go at me.


This is why we watch and wait :)

Remember, BMR - although following a different agenda to SR - have been kind and hospitable to an extent, which is partly why when the time is right, distributing the message in a controlled but effective manner will be important.

To answer your question though biosh0cked, there's nothing stopping you sharing this forum with others - but the real impact will come with the joint effort we're preparing for here in this very thread.


Silk Road Discussion / Re: Vendors: Old Stats & Reviews Advice Thread
« on: October 09, 2013, 03:48:22 pm »
Thinking about it, I imagine there's nothing stopping you creating (at least for the early stages) a Buyer Review Thread where vendors you've dealt with previously can vouch for you as a buyer with a good history.

Silk Road Discussion / Vendors: Old Stats & Reviews Advice Thread
« on: October 09, 2013, 03:11:35 pm »
I'm noticing an increasing number of members posting with queries as to whether they can recover old stats/review/ratings/whatever.

Here's a bit of advice, feel free to chip in with your own:

1. Old stats (as they appeared on your SR Vendor's page) will have sunk with the ship, and are now in the hands of LE. It's probably worth accepting that loss.

2. Old reviews (from the rumor mill thread) will still be available for as long as the old forum is available, though at this moment, the possibility of migrating them to this forum is unlikely.


Regarding point 2, there's absolutely no reason why the original reviewers from your old review threads aren't able to copy the reviews they left over, and I'm sure they wouldn't be offended at such request (providing you aren't spamming their inbox). When the new rumor mill is activated, why not update your legend review thread with a link to the new one, asking all users who are still active to move their comments over? This is unlikely to get even a small percentage of successes, but every success will count in your favor.

Already DPR has done us a favor by kindly allowing vendors to verify their identity - this is more than we could have hoped for already. But please accept that your old figures that were publicly displayed went down with the ship. It's your job to re-build that reputation and remind your customers why they chose you in the first place, through exceptional customer service and high-quality products.


I'm a big fan of this idea. +1 if I could.

Drug Safety / Re: Where is the good doctor?
« on: October 09, 2013, 02:44:45 pm »
Thanks 48

PM Sent


Silk Road Discussion / Re: Distribution Team
« on: October 09, 2013, 02:14:03 pm »

Congratulations. By posting in the thread, you subscribed.

Now, the next time you click 'Show new replies to your posts' (near the top of the page), you will see if this thread has been updated.

Having said that, you will see if it's been updated every time a new user 'subscribes' to it - so naturally, you'll be checking back often. But effectively, posting here allows you to bookmark this thread for ease of future reference.


Silk Road Discussion / Re: Distribution Team
« on: October 09, 2013, 12:16:06 pm »
So, quick question V - is this initiative something that will take place when the actual marketplace is launched, or is it designed to attract members to the forum initially?

The forum will grow of its own accord. The thinking behind this idea is to expedite the spreading of the news regarding the opening of the market place (once it happens), in a natural, non-spam manner.


Drug Safety / Where is the good doctor?
« on: October 09, 2013, 12:13:41 pm »
Does anybody know if he has been notified of this new forum?

It would be great to see his advice thread re-emerge once more.


Feature Requests / Re: Forced encryption for addresses - make it so
« on: October 09, 2013, 08:52:25 am »
flwrchlds9 speaks sense, it is a bad idea to ever entrust either the encryption _or_ decryption of sensitive data to a server, a marketplace, or anything other than your own private hard drive that you control the security measures for completely.

Yes, take measures to ensure users know how to use PGP - sensible. But do not give anybody a false sense of security.


The President raises a very valid point.

If the new marketplace were to be announced immediately after development finished... where would the volume be? A handful of vendors and buyers would sign up, realize that there was nothing they wanted and that half the community was missing, then disappear.

Besides, half of what made Silk Road was the community. Why shouldn't we have that back in advance?

Silk Road Discussion / Re: Name of the new market
« on: October 09, 2013, 12:02:16 am »
What acid said ^^^ particularly point 2 regarding the 'brand' of Silk Road. The project team I submitted the suggestions of alternative trade routes to, were hellbent on removing the original name... but of course, it's got to be the whack-a-mole thing really.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: free speech?
« on: October 08, 2013, 11:15:11 pm »
**** I keep missing all the interesting posts :-(

I've edited that filthy curse word from your post for you via the quote box, so you can feel you're part of the fun ;-)

Silk Road Discussion / Re: free speech?
« on: October 08, 2013, 11:08:06 pm »
I caught your post in time Buttercup, and I was thinking the same.

Probably for the best that you edited it out though.

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