Some on these forums "believe" it would be more transparent and "honest" to have a single person being funded by each delegate.
This is absolutely terrible if you want to minimize collusion among delegates and large shareholders. Let's give a simple example of why this is a bad idea.
Let's say "someone" (let's call him Rune) shows up one day making thousands of posts an hour about how our community has been gifted with the most incredible technology of all time. Let's now say he has a lot of support by a forum veteran who somehow states that he doesn't know him (even though Rune says he brought him here).
Now lets just say for a moment that this hypothetical guy goes into the Mumble server and tells the C
)(Not Community Manager
) that he is going to be the "Most Powerful Person in Bitshares". Let's also say that he tells the CEO that he needs to quit his day job and work full time, run a delegate and get it into power. Then let's say he asks this CEO to speak privately with him after a Mumble Hangout...where he tells the "CEO" of his plans to advocate complete transparency of funds for everyone's accounts under the pretext of honesty and transparency (so he can identify the largest account holders
). Now let's imagine this person saying "I know you aren't going to like this fuzz, but we need to get a group of people in charge of the largest BitShares accounts and form a power block" with them. We will all have to have secret meetings....Secret...meetings....
but I digress...
Then Let's imagine this happens. This "hypothetical guy", who "hypothetically" says he was "brought here" by Methodx, tells me to quit my job, makes a post on the forums saying I need to be the Community Manager, making 10-15k PER MONTH. Let's say hypothetically
, my conscience is overruled by PURE GREED, and his efforts gain my support. I fight the battle I fought in my heart and mind over the past week and make the WRONG decision to really join forces and dance with the devil (a battle rarely won). I support his plan to have one person per delegate...and that is just the beginning.
Well now we start having our "secret meetings" and I serve as the public face to this secret group...helping them ascertain which delegates are the ones they want in power--without them ever having to publically say a word. They use greed to control delegates and when one of them decides to go against the will of this "secret group", they are voted out of power. If they try to come onto the Mumble Server, they find that the CEO followed Rune's advice and made it so ALL QUESTIONS MUST GO THROUGH HIM--as opposed to the currently structured Open Forum
--and that person's questions/concerns fall on def ears (remember, I am now "hypothetically" on the side of my secret group of friends). So that person tries to post things to the forums to inform others of potential collusion...but the "Community Manager" and other insiders attack them. Or worse....the community Manager deletes all posts and bans him, citing a false narrative. ALWAYS remember----It is FAR easier to control that one-person-owned-delegate because there are no witnesses...and the secret power block has one of the most trusted members of the community (the "CEO") in their pocket.
However, if each delegate has multiple participants, it is FAR more difficult to get all of them to secretly collude. It is also FAR more difficult a task for the "Community Manager" to control them. In case the quotation marks around every instance of the word "hypothetical" failed to denote my sarcasm...This was NOT a hypothetical situation--it actually happened.
I have said it once in this thread: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=10344.msg141609#msg141609 I am sorry Ghensto. I let you down. I am not an infiltrator...I am a person with an honest heart who is terrified at what humanity is capable of when "profit" is on the line. I have attempted to do as you said, even sent emails to both of these hypothetical figures telling them they could be on the Beyond Bitcoin Delegate slate so I could gain more money--to use as a tool to fight these people...but I can't do it. I have to do what is in my heart...and that is what I have always done, be it popular or unpopular.
Let the f'ing "politics" begin.