if I may...
I don't even read the the thread in question so it may not be applicible but why don't you leave the current thread open (seems self-destructive having two) and just start banning/suspending people that cause a stir.
Tough love wins out every time over the 'trying to please everyone method'
look at HC.... not too many rampers on there now after the zero tolerance method came in.
ASF is too big to be a 'small community of like-minded people' and needs to be run accordingly. (IMHO)
No reason why it wouldn't work here..
not trying to step on toes, just putting forward an idea...
And personally no longer care what happens anymore ........... Abusive and attaking posts .. yeah ....do something ........... but geez giving a bit of a stir in a conversation .....how you going to police that? .......... Ban ppl that have a different sense of humour to others but are polite about it therefore infuriating the not so quick witted ?
Yep seems fair to me ....
Anyways have a niceday i must get back to saving the world .
Asta la vista Baby
good evening fellow brothers, great day
the sun shining bright for us all as life rolls on man
looking forward to the new thread and hope to be able to assist others in the future about property, pure economics and socio-economic issues (a new area of research I have completed)
ASF Legend 2005+
It's a beautiful day here guys down in Metrosexual St.Kilda.
The sun is out and just got a bargain of freshly baked organic non-GMO vegan chick-pea bagels on discount at the local trust-fund kiddie wannabe trotsky enclave here in the heart of St.Kilda.
Property prices still flying down here on the leveraged backs of the hard-working St.Kilda co-operative.
Going home on the pushy to write my next dissertation on profiting from property in this booming suburb.
It's great to be alive. Let the party roll on. Things couldn't be better.
Your highest lord and liege
Professor Emeritus Robots.
There are two XAO threads (analysis and banter) so the same could be done for property if it is deciced the latter can be tolerated within reason.
When you try and please everyone you end up pleasing nobody. I'd rather try and please those who contribute to the community in a polite, constructive way instead of the rampers and those bent on disrupting ASF.
I would just like to remind everyone that insulting or making personal attacks on other forum members is not permitted here at ASF.
You are free to disagree with and challenge the views and opinions of others but you are not entitled to insult and attack them personally.
The moderators and I do not read every post on the forums, so there may be some offending posts that slip by us. Reporting posts that contain insults or personal attacks helps us to identify and remove them and assists in helping to keep ASF a pleasant, friendly community.
Thank you all for your co-operation.
So the market is quiet, and federal politics is everywhere, and we are all making General Chat posts.
I recall some time back there was a furious argument about deleting General Chat - can't locate the thread it was all on.
A perfect storm for Joe and the mods you'd think? All the time vetting increasingly passionate political diatribes from all sides. The number of threads and posts is amazing. Let's not forget that sponsors sign on for stocks forum exposure, not to a political blog. What's your thinking on this Joe?
However, having said that, it would be nice to see some more stock discussion. After all, ASF is a stock market forum. So please don't forget to post in stock threads and contribute some analysis or update everyone on any developments in the stocks that are on your watchlist.
ASF is pretty good on troller prevention I think.
'It just makes me happy when I can make someone angry' - A special investigation into the dark world of trolling
XXXX of Hobart Posted at 1:03 PM February 28, 2012
I run an internet forum. We get trolled all the time. We ban them and report their username, email and IP address along with any other details to a global anti-trolling network. This renders them unable to register using the same details on tens of thousands of websites worldwide.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/it...#ixzz1niIi1Epz
Last edited by Logique; 29th-February-2012 at 08:35 AM.
I used to like discussing gold and silver and the related stocks but found the anti gold banking lobby's continual criticism of views other than the keynsian establishment too much.
I notice a lot a suport (including my own)was given awhile back to tech/A when he was crticised.
I hold AYN, CCU and NST in full since last week as I can anticipate this type of market. But who cares.
"It is not impractical to consider seriously changing the rules of the game when the game is clearly killing you." M. Scott Peck
Psychiatrist Dr Tanveer Ahmed said ............
He said a sense of power was important to how people behaved online. "You're far more likely to be a troll if you’re a relative weakling elsewhere," he said.
"The internet is kind of a Wizard of Oz type setting, where people can feel big, whereas in another social setting they can be, well, pissheads frankly."