thanks for the 'respect', but i've been on the internet longer than you've been alive. i can spot a troll from literally a million miles away, i also have (and still) run some very successful forums and community sites, which is to say, i am actually paid to be on the internet all the time, why? because i am good at what i do.
its completely safe for me to say that i have more experience in every aspect of the internet than the people crying about the bitcointalk thread closure being down have. i can say this with TOTAL confidence, if this 'kills' the community, its not the community that should be here.. its that simple. if you don't understand it, i'm sorry, but you are the problem.
the bitcointalk thread is not going to open again, ever, and you might not like it, but it doesn't matter to me if you do or don't, because the simple truth is you aren't always going to get what you want in life, so you might as well start learning that now. so please stop acting like a 'petulant child' on here, if you want to "invest" in neos, do so with actions. if you feel that the bitcoin talk threatens the future of neos, dump your coins, and move on with your lives, because threatening isn't going to work.
anyone who has talked to me, and who i have helped knows how helpful and nice i can be, but neither of you have earned nor deserve any respect from anyone, including syntaks for attempting to literally 'shake him down'.
i'm on this forum for two reasons only. 1) to protect syntaks from people like you so he can continue to create a great product for the actual users (the ones who don't give a flip about the bitciontalk forum) and 2) to help people who need help.