So why they kick him from CKs?
I know in my society we are not allowed to pirate or we get kicked.
Perhaps by pirating or deception it violated CKS rules?
Or perhaps the rule is you are not allowed to pirate anyone in CKS? And ErnestJ has?
More then likely the two avatars have violated rules of being in CKS.
I think CKS really deserves a +rep for handling the situation so well.
I am glad they:
1) stood up for their socmate (even if it turned out he was a conman). They still stood up to him until the truth was discovered, that is the kind of loyalty one should expect from a society. Just like a mother still loves her kid after he is convicted of a crime.
2) Kicked goldy out. Because though they did initially stand up for him, once they found out the truth they were honorable enough to say. "we were wrong, and will correct this". Sometimes its not how we succeed that determines ethics and morale of an individual, but how one handles failure.
Its been a very interesting read and development, and I am glad we now know. The greatest con of EU could have been pulled with a pirate/transport service, but was averted due to the ethics of the conman in question.
I am glad any possibility of it from this ship/owner/pirate has been thwarted. I also hope not too many people have been affected by the turnout of these events.