There are over 100 posts in the thread, and I can't remember every word of every one, but I don't recall anyone saying or even implying that? I would think that in a forex-trading forum, even if someone really were naive/ill-informed enough to imagine that that's so, they might be quite reluctant to suggest it?
Yes, I've seen that argument, too, though it wasn't one I offered, here.
Indeed. There's always huge market demand for these "services", which is, of course, why such a huge, scammy, dishonest industry has grown up in order to make money by satisfying it. Like all these things, it's demand-led.
There are huge numbers of people who genuinely don't understand selection-bias, don't quite appreciate that out of the thousands of services available there will always be some with a good recent record, and many of them imagine that that's somehow linked to those services' chances of being profitable in future, too, rather than being random! :15:
I think it's a point which can't be made too often or too clearly.
And I think even the vast majority of the ones who aren't outright scammers are about as naive and ill-informed as their customer-pool.
It is clear - I agree.
Very regrettable, but perfectly clear.
I strongly encourage all members of the forum to click the "report" button, whenever they see such services being promoted, here.
If enough people do it, the moderators will remove those threads. Sometimes slowly, sometimes after long discussions, but it is possible to get them removed. We recently achieved the removal of one big, long promotional thread about a signal service, which pretended to be "discussing its results" objectively while actually promoting it, and the thread's initiator and main contributor was also removed from the forum (as he had been from other forums, in the past).
It can be done, but it needs the members to work together, to some extent, and to be persistent in reporting anything promotional to the moderation-team. All you need to do is click the "report button" and write something like "promotional posting" in the report-box.