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Discussion in 'Announcements and Site News' started by Joe Blow, Jun 17, 2004.

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  1. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    Don't be afraid to start a thread! I want this board to get moving!

    Exchanging information is the best way to learn. Two heads are better than one after all!

    Go ahead and start a thread - ask a question or tell us about your favourite stock. Or just start a thread even if you have a good joke to tell.

    I want to get a real sense of community going here so post away. I want to hear what you have to say! ;)
     
  2. Jewels

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    Hey Joe,
    I'd like to find out a lot more about the practical side of arbitrage. Can't find a thread on the topic, and I'm not able to start a new thread. Can you help me out?
    Thanks.........:confused:Jewels
     
  3. Timmy

    Timmy white swans need love too

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    What sort of information do you want Jewels? What sort of questions do you want to ask? Ask away here and I will start a new thread for you ... though can't understand why you cannot get one started?
     
  4. martraci

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    :22_yikes: whos afraid !
     
  5. Kauri

    Kauri E/W Learner

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    Don't forget... you invited it. :D . now I feel free to really let loose.. :bonk:

    Slainte
    ..............Kauri
     
  6. noirua

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    Hi Kauri and friends, Before you let loose with all these excellent new threads. I'm sure we will all be totally under..., errr sorry, overwhelmed by them.
    Go to: http://www.thebull.com.au/the_stockies/forums.html
    Then "feel free" to let loose and vote for Aussie Stock Forums.
    You've done it , "GREAT!. WE await your thread...
     
  7. jimmyjohn

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    I have downloaded a free trial of Jim Berg's charts etc. I would like some assistance on what stocks (low price stocks) I could 'watch'. I have put in ADY (Admiralty Resources). Is it ok to ask what else I can just watch for a while.:confused:
     
  8. CoffeeKing

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    Hi Joe:

    Can the "time out" for logging you OFF ASF be increased, no idea what it currently is, seems too short if you want to explore elsewhere (not within ASF) and come back? :cool:

    I find it interesting that there seems to be a lot of "invisible" people out there, amazing how many would actually be active if invisible was not an option?
     
  9. Timmy

    Timmy white swans need love too

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    See, there's yer problem right there (underlined) :D
     
  10. Joe Blow

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    Check the box that says 'Remember Me' when you log in and you will never be timed out.

    This will keep you logged into ASF until you manually log out.

    Wow! This is a really old thread.
     
  11. pepperoni

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    This is a great sentiment, but the best way to get things moving is to enforce forum rules esp with lurkers whose entire post count is picking for personal reasons and stalking!

    In fairness though moderation of late has been top notch, spam posts (yech!) are as low as you can get on a forum, and you already have a vast "core" of friendly and incredibly knowledgable posters.

    At this rate I would only expect ongoing success for this forum.
     
  12. Joe Blow

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    I thought I would bump this very old thread to remind both those new to ASF and those who have been here for a while to please consider posting and getting more involved in the various discussions.

    The amount of posts per day has been a little lower than average lately and I am hoping that this reminder might stimulate some additional posting and get some of the discussions more active.

    I'm a little concerned that some members may be reluctant to post, and I will be making a concerted effort to encourage a more friendly and constructive atmosphere.

    The main areas that I will be focusing on are:

    1. There is a very small minority of members here at ASF who feel that it is OK to deliberately antagonise and personally attack and insult other members of this community. I will be doing everything I can to weed these people out, as they only serve to divide the ASF community and drive other members away. Nobody likes unnecessary conflict and unpleasantness.

    2. There has been criticism in the past that some threads can become too combative and nasty rather than constructive, and I would like to see that change. A constructive atmosphere encourages others to contribute and the best threads here at ASF have been the ones where people have been sharing ideas and methods in a friendly, positive way.

    If you are reluctant to post for some reason, please fee free to let me know why by posting in this thread and I will do my best to address your concerns. Alternatively, contact me by PM if you would prefer to remain anonymous.

    When the level of posting decreases too much, it's often hard to get it moving again. The lack of activity means that many people visit less frequently and things tend to stagnate, causing the level of posting to languish even further.

    So, as the thread title says, please don't be afraid to post! ASF is always a much more enjoyable place to be when it's active and the discussions are friendly and constructive. :)
     
  13. Julia

    Julia In Memoriam

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    +1. There are many interesting and informed members here who make great contributions, but oh so rarely.
    If you could join in more often, it would be really appreciated.:)
     
  14. pavilion103

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    I have been an active member mainly in the futures and VSA threads.

    My posting has been a little down recently as I don't feel that there are many who continue to generate the discussion.

    As much as I enjoy posting charts and doing analysis, although there may be silent viewers reading, what I gain most from ASF is discussion. I feel that this has been lacking. People have expressed interest and enjoyment in the content, however without more discussion it can just become a glorified blog.

    The areas listed above are the ones of most interest to me. The return of Tech/a to the VSA thread has helped.
     
  15. Joe Blow

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    Pav, forums are all about momentum. I know sometimes it's easy to get discouraged, but the secret is just to keep posting. Eventually, others will join in, and then it's relatively easy for a discussion to pick up pace and evolve into something much more dynamic and exciting.

    That's the reason I decided to bump this ten year old thread. I wanted to encourage those who are watching from the sidelines to get involved and join in the discussions.

    Momentum builds on momentum and increased posting will eventually result in increased participation. It's only a matter of time.
     
  16. Value Collector

    Value Collector Have courage, and be kind.

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    Maybe add a "like" button to posts, That way if someone is contributing regularly and people are enjoying the thread they will get feedback in the form of likes, that may encourage them to continue posting.

    Otherwise an author in a thread may get discouraged that he has no readers because no one comments, when in reality there may be a bunch of people reading posts and enjoying the content.

    I know I have read lots of posts that I have enjoyed, and because I am used to facebook I look for a like button, but unfortunately there isn't one.
     
  17. pavilion103

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    It's not a bad idea in terms of a feedback mechanism.
     
  18. Joe Blow

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    This will definitely be happening this year. I am currently planning a minor re-work of the ASF design and functionality. No major changes, but a number of minor alterations that, amongst other things, will include the ability to share more content on Facebook and other social media.
     
  19. DocK

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    +1 This, and the addition of a "dislike button", would be welcome additions for me. I also often would like to show my approval or agreement with a post, but think simply quoting it and adding +1 is a waste of space. Perhaps more to the point though is my reluctance to post an alternative view to those posters who are known to take poorly any criticism, real, implied or imagined. I've often started to post, and then thought better of it when I considered the never-ending arguments and requests to justify my view etc that would probably ensue, especially by some regular posters who often take every comment that doesn't coincide with their point of view as a personal attack. This is, of course, most common in the general chat threads.

    So far as the stock threads are concerned, I've often turned to ASF to see what the general opinion of a company may be, only to find the most recent post on it to be months or years old. As a relative novice in trading/investing I'm loathe to be the one to ask what may be interpreted as a stoopid question - and I will try to overcome my fear of embarrassment in this regard.
     
  20. KnowThePast

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    An excellent idea, I would love to see this feature as well.
     
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