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Response to progree (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 08:01 PM

6. You're "rather concerned"?

Last edited Mon Dec 17, 2018, 10:36 AM - Edit history (1)

About what? That I might interfere in a way you don't approve?

First of all, in case you weren't aware, the "Super Powers" given to a host do not include the ability to delete or hide threads or posts. A host can only lock threads, Pin threads, block individual members from participating in the group and make other members hosts.

If I wrote a post like this to someone who was suggesting that people look at longer periods than a year, like 3 years, 5 years, and so on, would this be considered promoting Vanguard or a specific investment (VFIAX)?


No, because you are providing a source of analysis. Nowhere in that post of yours did you say anything like "You should buy VFIAX" or anything of the sort.

Maybe you can share with us what it was you shared with the administrators as examples of things posted here that should have been locked.


There wasn't anything shared because I didn't feel it was necessary.

I first emailed Skinner over a year ago about being made a host. I got no response. I emailed Elad as well back then, also nothing. I emailed Elad the other day because I saw he had responded to a post in GD so I thought he might be online and take note of a PM. He did, and PM'd me back, apologizing for the delay in responding to my request.

Look....I am pretty sure I know where this is coming from on your part, and I get it, OK? But I don't know you from Adam, and for all I know, you are a self made millionaire through day trading. Or maybe you're a math genius who writes Naked Puts like there is no tomorrow and is in-the-money 90% of the time. Maybe you're a Broker with a White Shoe Firm and have $3 Billion under management.

Or maybe you are simply one of the millions of Americans who have done a lot of reading, invested wisely over the long term and want to share your expertise.

All of that is fine.

Here's what I have ALWAYS hoped for this group;

That it is an area of DU where rational, well thought out and most importantly, ACCURATE AND UNBIASED answers to questions regarding the topic at hand can be found. I would also hope that it can continue to be a counter to the "Economy" Group.

(I deleted a segment here because it wasn't relevant. The segment can still be seen by looking at the edits.)


This group has always had slow traffic. In all of 2017 there were only 18 OP's. EIGHTEEN! And 136 total replies. By comparison, the "Cooking and Baking Group" has had over 25 OP's IN THE LAST WEEK!

I don't lament that fact, it just is what it is. This subject can be like watching paint dry - until it is desperately needed by someone. And then, we can do real, positive good.


And FWIW, this is a perfect example of a post I have a problem with;

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1121854#post5

WOW! Sounds great! Except for one, tiny little thing Mr. "Flagged for Review" left out;

Selling a "Covered Call" means you have to OWN THE SHARES! But "Hoppy" conveniently neglected to mention that rather important bit of information!! Suggesting someone venture into the extremely speculative area of options trading who may have absolutely no idea what the differences between a covered call and a naked put are, and doing so without the appropriate warnings and disclaimers is NOT something that should be done. Full Stop.

Progree, you have been a member of this message board for almost as long as I have and you know you are free to post anything you care to about the markets or investing in GD or the Economy Group or the Lounge or anywhere else on DU.

And you are free to do the same here. Answer questions in the way you feel can offer the most help. Put up OP's you feel are relevant and of interest to the regulars who watch this group. Ask questions you need answers to. I don't participate in every thread because there are plenty of subjects I know nothing about, so I am as interested as anyone to learn new things. Just be as straightforward as possible. I don't think expecting you (or anyone, for that matter) do that is unreasonable. If you can, then you don't have anything to be concerned about.



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