BM really seemed to enjoy the hangouts and sharing his thoughts on the forum. Could that new "communication strategy" really come from him, or are we really facing a Chinese whale threatening to dump and kill BitShares price if open communication continues ? This sucks on so many levels, but the worst part is that openness and freedom is what we're supposed to stand for.
This has nothing to do with some Chinese whale . In fact , many Chinese are not whales comparing to the truck load of AGS fund .
I'll attend to the meeting to help clear thing up , to share some thoughts on this .
In fact this is about everyone in this community to play a different role in the system , to take action to support BM and not just by words , to take action to become the voice of this community instead of putting the whole pressure on one single guy . We need guys like Fuzzy to unite the community , we need guys like Xeroc to help provide technical aspect to the public , we need guys from Nullstreet to help marketing and PR , we need guys like Gentso to help business development .
We need to support BM by building a stronger eco-system , not just some fans waiting for his thoughts on subjects . We need to become the thoughts ourselves , so that one day no one would criticize BM for saying something wrong , because by then we'll already have a stronger , united , and capable community that can stand much stronger storm .
This is what BitShares really stands for . Everyone to do their part , we're not the little guys from the community waiting for the big guys like BM to give us guidance . We're the big guys , as big as BM ,even with small stakes that we have in the system . Someday our roles , are even bigger than BM .
Is anyone objecting me to attend ?
The entire issue with this is that it doesn't just happen overnight. These changes need to move forward organically and are
doing so. There are many awesome projects that are being born here that will slowly take more and more of the spotlight off of BM.
I think some are just becoming impatient. I could see if we didn't have a community that is forming a solid rock foundation...but that is not the case. All this announcement did was unnecessarily shake the confidence of both investors and community members who are solidifying into foundational positions in the bitshares ecosystem.
What continues to blow my mind is that we have had this server
available for anyone to quickly call a meeting and log into to have a private conversation with people to ensure the message is clear and comes across well before posting it. We also have skype, slack, nullstreet, phones....and literally any of 100's of free communication tools at our disposal, yet it seems to have been overlooked.
This entire thing was so unnecessary. What concerns me is that in the name of creating better PR, we have effectively scared a large portion of the community and shaken the very foundation upon which we expect people to build their confidence (and, in turn, sacrifice for). Whoever was behind this does not feel like a professional PR person to me, or it would have been handled far differently. I'm not saying this to be negative, I am saying it because it needs to be said.
If this guy wants to be the single channel through which all official communications run, he didn't set a precedent that instills confidence. At some point, the words "it was a misunderstanding" stops making sense and starts sounding more like an excuse---especially when we have such an awesome comm infrastructure.