Ok, my “anti-Trump sentiment” in the other post was caused by the fact that I find his photos funny and it was “the hot-topic” I understand that it maybe was not the best possible comparison to state my point and apologise to anyone sensitive enough to be touched by that.
In other topics I have also used photos of Hillary, and I am actually Russian, so I couldn’t care less about American presidents, or Russian presidents for that matter, or any other presidents or politicians, they are aaaaaaaall equal in my incompetent view.
Perfect equality of indifference for all of them in my head. Perfect peace…
Rick, I am really sorry if you read the expressed concern as “users are too stupid”. It is not the case. In the same way you should not read concerns about dishonest nodes as “pool operators are slimy bastards”. The only thing we are discussing here regarding this concern is that system makes technically possible for a maliciously incentivised actor to create a proposal that would play on human-factors, that’s it. Those factors might as well be: hype, greed, naivety, stupidity, arrogance, impatience. I am as well concerned about the possibility of all the arrogant developers (myself included) to vote for some stupid thing without taking in consideration all the non-technical users. This IS a part of the problem. In no way I meant to mean “stupid” as “non-developers” or “non-engineers” - “stupid” means anything that makes system worse for users in the long term, and a stupid vote may be done by academics as well as by anyone else.
This is just a complex question of right incentives and timings, and again, for the third time I point out explicitly - that this is just my personal biased concern. It was stated as such in the original comment. It was re-stated as such in the additional comment. And I have pointed out that this is the question of making the system AS less susceptible to a human error, as possible.
The worst thing we can do at this point, is to get defensive at assumption that humans (again, myself included) may be irrational and do suboptimal stuff. I am AS concerned about me over-hyping on a feature and voting for something stupid, as about anyone else.
I really hope you did read the rest of this comment, because my main point is that we gotta be ready to discuss unpleasant stuff. Some people happen to be bad, and some people happen to be stupid, and if it was enough to just have faith in the crowd - we could just as well not bother with the whole secure blockchain stuff then.
This is a call for EVERYONE.