I wonder if user accounts can be deleted. If not, I wonder if a hard fork could implement such.
My folks raised me Christian, and encouraging the "turn the other cheek" lesson meant I was a punching bag for the other schoolchildren. Later as an adult, my Mom has said several times that "turn the other cheek" was the worst mistake she's made in parenting.
Later I learned Tae Kwon Do, and wrote an accounting package for the Grand Master as well. I wonder if I still have that anywhere? It was DOS in character mode, before Windows, and I had programmed expanding and collapsing borders and sub-windows for the students and late accounts etc. Anyway, memories -- those from before the first concussion are generally intact. (He treated me to my first sushi meal! :) )
But Tae Kwon Do was after I had graduated college. Before that...
Unexpected Life Lesson
The year before I went off to a private high school, about a month before it ended, I got sick of the abuse and started fighting back. It blew my frakking mind that those who were terrorizing me, became my friends! They were short-lived friendships though, as I was elsewhere the following year.
But what a lesson! You don't make friends by being a doormat.
You make friends by demonstrating that you can help them out when they're in a bind.
That's not a lesson that's ever taught, at least to my knowledge -- that "fighting on the playground" makes friends, and it's because you show that you will be able to assist them. That's so weird to me, but, it's what I experienced! (I didn't innerstand the "help them out" part until more recently.)
Violence as children is normal; and, being able to defend against it -- and, not initiate it -- should be taught by parents. And, to sometimes initiate it playfully, because play-fighting is a form of exercise, and experience, and bonding.
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@haejin is a loving, wonderful man who is sharing his accumulated knowledge with us at no cost to himself. He has been upvoted by some whales recently, and other whales have decided to attack him, saying that it's "unfair" that he's rewarded so much for his positive efforts.
I wonder whether a hard fork might be able to remove an account, perhaps by adding a directive to delete a user. And, perhaps that directive already exists -- although I did a search, and only found discussion of deleting posts and comments.
So, I wonder if user accounts can be deleted, and if they can't, whether this could be added to stop abuse. It could even include modifying the deleted account's home page, adding fields to retrieve the value from it somehow -- don't want to steal from anybody.
I know exchanges have difficulty with STEEM (or at least, Poloniex does) so sending it might not work well, but it could integrate with e.g. blocktrades.us or Changelly or ShapeShift (or all three!), so they could extract it in Bitcoin or any other supported coin.
Would a petition for this make sense? And who would it be to -- @dan and @ned make good sense; is there a "Steemit Board of Directors" or something? @steemcleaners? Others? If you think this is a good idea, or a terrible idea, or is ripe for abuse itself, etc. -- let me know. I'll take this ball and run with it if it makes sense.