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Official ASF Policy on Ramping

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It got quite silly in the end I felt that I didnt want to post here...

I felt the same, there are a few really nice people that have kept me in it so far and the sad thing is I've actually found myself acting in the same arrogant way to try and compete. I think at the end of the day the attitude comes with the investment demographic.
 
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shaun,
its a tough predicament to be in...
I want to post here so I can bounce ideas off other posters,
to get feedback,
to get healthy debate..
for others to tell me where im wrong...
to find information... I want to hear facts, want to hear rumors that people have heard, this is what makes up the Sharemarket....
I want to win the ASF yearly picking comp...
I want to stand by the best stock pick ive ever seen in any market...
I want to feel like I can post without being taunted with infraction notices...
I dont want to be limited by how long my post is...

it is these pointers as to why im here...
we are consumers of this forum...

Sometimes I hear information where I cant post my source, but im generally well informed to be able to help others....
making money, or not losing money for others is quite possibly the most exciting thing I can do...

its such a shame that some ruin this for the rest of us...
I dont want others to feel put out from what Ive said....
the mods need us and we need the mods...
as only half of the equation is meet, I really have no need to continue posting on this forumn....
I will check my PM box every now and then, I will make a post every so often on my favourite stock thread...
I will keep up my end of the bargain through these hard times, and stand by my pick...
as far as that, that is as far as my ASF membership will take me until my stock sees fruition...
if sharemarket communication is so restricted that posting cant be done, or received properly then I have no need to post...
thank you....
:cool:
.^sc
 

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ASF has considerably less ramping than other forums and generally apart from the occasional battle of egos is devoid of bs.

Ramping will always occur.

The unwell, foolish or over optimistic and ignorant will take the bait.

Overall ASF would have less ramping by far.

By the way, did you hear that a well known identity in Rose Bay has formed a partnership with a former media tycoon to develop a significant guano deposit on The Strand in Townsville, as our seagulls are better fed than anywhere else on the Eastern seaboard.

You heard it here first.

gg
 
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A couple of days a go I posted a comment on MQG, something like, Looks like its constantly up today............ You removed my post. Interestingly, no one had posted on that thread that day. After my post, someone replied, then a flutter of posts afterwards.

So you either removed my post because of the dots and my outrageous attempt to circumvent the length limitation, or because of it not "adding value". Which was clearly not the case due to it re-igniting a thread.

If you had a problem with it, why not PM me and explain what the problem was?

If you cannot work out what the problem is with a comment like that highlighted above, then I'm not sure a pm is going to help. A stock went up all day, what a fascinating insight, even if there were not a 100 character limit this should be removed anyway because it is a complete waste of space.

I feel sorry for the moderator that had to read this and then remove it, that is about 10 seconds of their life they can never get back. :2twocents
 
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By the way, did you hear that a well known identity in Rose Bay has formed a partnership with a former media tycoon to develop a significant guano deposit on The Strand in Townsville, as our seagulls are better fed than anywhere else on the Eastern seaboard.

and your source is?
:D
.^sc
 
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If you cannot work out what the problem is with a comment like that highlighted above, then I'm not sure a pm is going to help. A stock went up all day, what a fascinating insight, even if there were not a 100 character limit this should be removed anyway because it is a complete waste of space.

I feel sorry for the moderator that had to read this and then remove it, that is about 10 seconds of their life they can never get back. :2twocents

LOL - thanks for your lastest post and insight that can be added to your 1214 other gems. I think you proved my latter attitude point though.

I'm sure when someone comes up to you and says, gee - hot day today, just to maybe start a conversation - you get right up them about their fascinating insight into the weather.
 

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LOL - thanks for your lastest post and insight that can be added to your 1214 other gems. I think you proved my latter attitude point though.

I'm sure when someone comes up to you and says, gee - hot day today, just to maybe start a conversation - you get right up them about their fascinating insight into the weather.

It seems to me both yourself & SC want the best of both worlds.

Quality info on stocks but you want to be able to post worthless posts yourself.
If it's too difficult for you to get 100 characters to meet the requirement don't post - simple. It's not that hard to get the required characters.

I have to agree with Dhukka, totally worthless post that adds no value to the thread whatsoever.

The reason I like this forum so much is because there is such a strong stance on ramping and quality in the threads. Filling the threads up with posts like "moving up today" or "getting smashed today" without any other sort of analysis or reasoning wastes everyones time imo.
 
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nomore4's,
Im a little offended by what your saying, grouping particular posters into one category...... one size fits all...
...
I suggest you go back and read my posts.....
later
;)
.^sc
 
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As a new investor and forum reader, I have to say that your policy works really well, Joe. I don't want to read unsubstantiated, wide-eyed crazed lunacy, nor do I expect anyone to do my research for me. But it sure is nice to find a place where you can get some good ideas about things to research or factors you should consider from experienced people who are helpful.

There's a ton of great insight to be found when you read through old posts, and I really appreciate that you don't have to wade through tons of "OMG!!! It's gonna go through the roof!!!111" to get at it.
 
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There's a ton of great insight to be found when you read through old posts, and I really appreciate that you don't have to wade through tons of "OMG!!! It's gonna go through the roof!!!111" to get at it.


Well done MM - The point was about attitude, but hey, don't let the facts get in the way of your posts. Out of 14 posts, heres two with brilliant insight.

I picked up some shares over the last few days, averaging out at 5.2 cents after the largest chunk today at 4.3 cents. I dunno, I've got a really good feeling that these guys may be a great thing yet. I don't mind waiting a few years for it.

In trading halt now... I'm a complete noob, but have been playing with CSG stocks for the last month or so. The wrong ones, apparently... On further reading, it's for a proposed capital raising.

What a waste of time. And you go around buying stocks because of posts?? Real smart.
 

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*Puts mod hat on*

This thread is seeming to get away from its aim, which is to discuss the overall ASF ramping policy. Please keep on topic and avooid from implicating others.

Thanks

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Well done MM - The point was about attitude, but hey, don't let the facts get in the way of your posts. Out of 14 posts, heres two with brilliant insight.

What a waste of time. And you go around buying stocks because of posts?? Real smart.

I agree, those two examples that I posted were a waste of space, and I won't be making posts of that type any more.

With respect to your second point, no, I invest based on research. This forum is an excellent resource for helping to direct that research. The way it is run helps keep it that way.

My post wasn't in response to your post (or anything directly related to it), just a general observation about how the ramping policy here does seem to maintain a forum that is generally very useful.
 

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  • If you state that a stock's share price is going to go up or down you MUST provide reasoning for your point of view. Posts that fail to provide any reasoning will be deleted without notice by myself or one of ASF's moderators. I understand that some will see this as 'heavy handed' moderation but the only alternative to this is to see standards of posting here drop to an unacceptable level and I am not willing to stand by and watch this happen.
  • Posts that refer to some unidentified individual (a friend, a colleague or an insider) who has told you that a stock is about to move in one direction or another will be treated the same way and removed ASAP.
  • Every statement you make must be able to be substantiated. For example it is not permissable to state that 'drilling results are about to be released and they will be positive' unless this statement is able to be substantiated. Posts that contain unsubstantiated statements will be removed without notice.
  • Stocks are not to be recommended to others as a definite "buy" or "sell". As most of you are aware only licensed financial advisors can provide financial advice and recommending stocks to others as a "buy" or "sell" is inappropriate in a forum such as this. There are many other more appropriate terms that can be used to describe your view of a company's worth in relation to its share price such as "undervalued" and "overvalued", just to name a couple.
  • All posts in a stock thread must contain some meaningful content. Bumping a stock thread by posting a smilie, a single word or an unrelated comment is not permitted and these posts will be removed without notice.
  • Posting a series of posts that contain nothing more than a running commentary on a stock's intraday price action is discouraged as a single post is enough to alert others to a stock that seeing a significant move in one direction or another.
  • The creation of threads asking others to recommend their 'hot stocks' or 'hot stock tips' is discouraged and these threads will be closed or deleted as they are primarily used for ramping.

I thought it might be useful to remind everyone about what is expected of those posting in stock specific threads. ASF gets new users registering every day, some of whom arrive from other forums where standards of posting are different which can create some confusion about what is and what isn't acceptable. Many others arrive from search engines or other web links and may have no experience at all of posting on a stock market forum such as ASF.

The quoted post above outlines fairly clearly what can and what cannot be posted in stock threads and I urge everyone to review it carefully. These rules are intended to keep the standard of posting and the quality of discussion high. Please take them on board and keep them in mind when posting in stock threads.

If anyone has any questions regarding the above rules, please ask them in this thread.
 
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I felt the same, there are a few really nice people that have kept me in it so far and the sad thing is I've actually found myself acting in the same arrogant way to try and compete. I think at the end of the day the attitude comes with the investment demographic.

I actually think this forum and community is pretty awesome no doubt. But I guess to conform to the rules in here is even better and proves you are not an arrogant turd and do really want to help people. That I think is cool, and I think everyone deserves a second chance.
 
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