Okay, I think we can all agree that ramping, particularly the drive-by variety, is one of the great scourges of stock market forums.
But what exactly is ramping and what constitutes ramping?
What information does a poster need to include in a post so that it qualifies as something other than a ramp?
My view has always been that as long as someone has some reason to back up their claim that a stock will go up, or down in the case of downramping, that is enough to exclude it as a ramp. I've always seen a blatant ramp as being a post in which someone claims, without anything to back it up, that a stock will rise or fall in price very soon and that we should get in or out immediately. Is there enough vigorous debate happening on the forums that any erroneous or over optimistic claims will be challenged and/or exposed by other members? Should we take an extremely hard line or should we take a more flexible approach?
I have decided I need to re-evaluate the way I deal with the ramping issue and I would like to hear your views. I want to know how much ramping annoys you and how tough you think we should be on ramps or borderline ramps here at Aussie Stock Forums.
Also, I'd like to hear you views on the unjustified bumping of threads in an attempt to draw attention to a particular stock. Where do you think we should draw the line and say that a bump was unjustified? At the moment my policy is to delete posts with no content that are used to bump threads. I tend to let posts go that add some new information - even recycled if relevant - as a basis for bumping the thread.
Please tell me how you feel about ramping and how it should be dealt with here at Aussie Stock Forums. I think we can all agree it's something we can do without, but where do we draw the line?