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You're an asshole! Oh, you're offended? IT WAS TONGUE IN CHEEK

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Hardy ... I cannot get offended. And I am an asshole. Kinda goes with the "spend time on the internet".

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I think bitcoins just count as assets

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They probably get taxed as income at the point they're converted into Sterling. (I'm not an accountant or lawyer.)

Does anyone think Bitcoin might gain greater adoption if more accountants and lawyers knew how to advise their clients?

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Are BTC different from accepting any other non-cash asset as payment? It's not really a foreign concept, just a new example of it.

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Nope.

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You are running an event. Running events is hard. You do not have money to cover upfront costs. Seek sponsorship to cover upfront costs.

Sponsor is possibly concerned over conference diversity. Solutions:

1) Address sponsors concerns

2) Seek alternate sponsor without the concerns

3) Seek non-sponsorship funding (bank loan, kickstarter)

4) Cancel conference, transfer blame onto those who stated event diversity.

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This is all I could find. The @britruby account has deleted some of their tweets too.

http://www.exquisitetweets.com/collection/iamdanw/1898

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Looking at the "trolls" I can't see any trolling. I see people criticising the conference for fair reasons that they care about, and trying to be helpful after initial snarky tweets.

This is not trolling. And I absolutely agree with their criticisms.

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What were the original tweets that caused so much trouble? I've tried to gather what I can but I don't see much 'trolling', just criticism, some polite and constructive, some less.

And there's a few tweets by @britruby that have been deleted.

http://www.exquisitetweets.com/collection/iamdanw/1898

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This. In your 20s and earning more than £20k? Well done. Now shut up and ship.

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Specifically for Science Hackday there's http://www.sciencehackday.com/.

In general http://lanyrd.com/ is the closest I've found, but it's still not comprehensive.

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This checklist seems very centred on the UK hackday format (which I very much enjoy). I've noticed US hackdays have a somewhat different culture, with different expectations, as do gamejams, etc

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