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?
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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...
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'd love to see some more general comments from e.g. Ves and Craft, both of whom have thoughtful views always.
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