Well, well, well, Steve, bit of a sensitive type now ain’t we. Not a good trait in a speculator. Now we both know that the one of the people you are talking about is me. And since you have accused me of being a troll, thug, hired goon or whatever it is you wish to refer me as, I now have the right to face my accuser and defend myself against such allegations. The result will be one of two things. At best my post will get heavily edit or deleted, or at worst I’ll get banned. Either way makes no difference to me. So let’s get started with a big
Boo hoo hoo, cry me a river, dear moderators and forum members, show pity on me because I have been called out.
Doesn’t cut the mustard where I come from son. “Attacks” in the forum what a farce. No genuine member here on the forum has ever been “attacked”. Only marketers, frauds and charlatans. This is an educational site and needs to remain free of such contamination. Whereas the mods can be slow to act on the first two types, they usually act in the end. However charlatans tend to be protected. Why, I don’t really know but I suspect (my opinion now) it’s something to do with revenue raising. They (the mods) make no excuses in starting this is a business and they have bills to pay and profit to make for the stakeholders. The selling of forex education is far more profitable and requires far less effort and knowledge to the actual act of trading.
So what do charlatans and revenue raising have to do with each other. Well charlatans tend to bomb the forum with post after post after post of wishy washy feel good stories. Tell the punters what they want to hear. This in turns promotes punters to a) return and then b) click on advertising providing revenue. No-body wants to hear this game is not for you - walk away. Reality is, this is the exact message most people need to hear.
5 years ago when I first came to this forum, all I knew about the markets was that if I speculate on currency exchange rates I could in turn profit. I worked my way through the school and then started reading the forum. Back then there were many many high quality posters. People whom could actually help us newbies. You posted a question and at least a dozen members would respond offering their personal views and experience. However the popularity of the forum along with the ease of access to the markets quickly attracted the scum marketers and frauds. They started bombing the forum with their get rich quick schemes. I suspect this is what started to drive the quality membership base away as lazy newbies got attracted to these higgs bosons as they sold them the message they wanted to hear. The members got sick of arguing with them and the mods over them. The mods didn’t care. The popularity of the forum was growing, they didn’t have to do a thing and the revenue was rolling in.
Eventually, the forum was purged of these marketing scum but it came at a cost. The activity of the quality membership base had also suffered. How does the saying go, no-one wins a war. And traffic to the site started to decline. No traffic, no revenue, but the bills still needed to be paid. In rolls the charlatans.
Now, those of us that actually know a thing or two about speculating can spot them a mile away. You stand out like dog’s ballz (note to mods, “to stand out like dogs ballz”, Australian bogan slang meaning to be very obvious, to not fit and to be out of place). There should be no place for them in this forum. However without your kind there is no-one left to “sell the dream”. So, in the current market conditions, the stakeholders need you or they run the real risk of the site drifting into obscurity and then they’ll have to go get a job picking cotton.
Us thugs, trolls and hired goons, we have no tolerance to lazy, greedy people whom ain’t committed to doing the hard work. We have even less tolerance for charlatans. The message you sell is cut and paste mumbo jumbo that makes the reader dumber for experiencing it. It adds no value to the reputation of the site ensuring quality members don’t return. It certainly helps no-one achieve their dreams and that comes from personal experience. Which is why I have no problems calling the likes of you out.
Now, before you respond Steve, think about this. Babypips is littered with posts of my personal journey. From the early years of failed systems such as Bobs MTF LWMA System to my current system Profiting from noise - Price Action Trading on Tick Charts which I trade each and every day. I also put alot of hard work with some fellow devoted members on this thread Donchian Channel Trading. I have made no secret that I am no educator, teacher or master trader. Just and ordinary Joe doing an extraordinary thing that us armchair speculators shouldn’t be able to do. But I still have a long long way to go.
So I say toughen up Steve. Offer the community some original thought, a glimpse into a day in the life of Steve the trader. Some personal experience you have made as a speculator. Or, if you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen - in your case, back to your wellness center Steve Epperson | Facebook.
But lets leave it up to the membership base to decided. Do us “thugs” unfairly target members like Steve?
- Yes, there is a level of unreasonable attacks on certain members and the thugs need to back off.
- No, the thugs are justified in highlighting charlatans and we benifit from knowing whom they are.