I've done some research and understand that I'm supposed to post in a newbie forum and wait a while, as a newly registered user.

But I can't seem to find the newbie forum. Does anyone know which top-level forum it lives under?

In fact, no matter where I am, there's always a big banner on my screen saying I can't post. When I click "How to Enable Posting," it says there's an error: bitcoind is offline.

I tried to find a way to contact some staff member. No luck. In fact, my private messaging section says I'm not allowed to send messages.

Any idea would be appreciated.

  • @NickODell That's crazy! The OP in the BCT post is lamenting the "fascist" BitcoinTalk forum for stopping his "fair Ponzi scheme": imgur.com/WDYRNUx (top right corner) Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 2:07
  • @NickODell is thus actually a duplicate? "Units of evil" is news to me Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 3:21
  • @WizardOfOzzie Ah, my bad. The newbie restriction is a duplicate, but the "units of evil" is not.
    – Nick ODell
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 3:24

1 Answer 1


It's likely that your account has "units of evil" which require you to pay money to remove them. Bitcoin, the program used to accept these payments, is down. See also https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=953005.msg10434122#msg10434122

You also have restrictions on your account due to being a new user. See Why can't I participate on bitcointalk.org?

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