Don't worry it's not like any of the people who post there would have the balls to carry out any of the crimes they talk about with the possible exception of extremely small time shoplifting. They may also check to see if a few cars are unlocked and when they aren't they'll come home and post about it on zoklet as if their master theirs.
This pretty much. Bad Ideas is fucking awesome, it's like my home on the internets. But RC trading = trading, Bad Ideas = "hypothetical"
Following that logic though, what would be wrong with discussion about some hypothetical RC exchanges? It just seems silly to apply one type of logic to BI and another type of logic to RCs.
I mean I'm 99% sure that "hypothetical" schtick would be absolutely no defense to someone being prosecuted, it's only there to protect the people who run the site.
If someone was being prosecuted for a crime and the prosecution dug up some threads of the defendant talking "hypothetically" about some crime they've been accused of - they'd be able to use that. Obviously a prosecution couldn't be based only on some internet thread, but threads could be used as evidence, not to mention point to other activities DAs might be interested in.
And I believe there were some criminal cases regarding white collar crimes that people discussed on BI. I don't know if their threads in BI were used as evidence, investigative leads or anything though. I'd love to know if anyone could give me details on it though.