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A Newcomer's Caps Random Rant and Thanks

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March 13, 2010 – Comments (10)

How come there are so many profiles on here that simply copy and paste posts from their blogs and add relatively no value to the community?  Whether amateur or professional, I'm seeing quite a few blogs that are simply trying to pimp their own sites and amount to nothing more than "educated spam".  Wish it would be cleaned up...

As a disclaimer, there are plenty of people with websites or services that add lots of value on here and participate.  Examples such as Anticitrade come to mind.  I've been learning a lot from not only the gurus (Ultra, Port, Babo, etc), but also from other newcomers/newbies as well.  

Just wanted to thank everybody for giving me a fun place to bounce off new ideas, learn good stuff, and have a good time.

 Preciate yall 

 

 

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#1) On March 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

-How come there are so many profiles on here that simply copy and paste posts from their blogs and add relatively no value to the community?

assuming this question is not rhetorical it it is attributable to one of two reasons in my experience

1-) the individual has an external blog or service they are trying to promote. x-posting it to a CAPS blog is a  pretty cheap and easy. You can usually tell who theses players are, because they are usually inattentive to comments left on their CAPS blogs

2-) A player likes to share something they found interesting. often they will add their own commentary to this. A lot of the more frequent CAPS bloggers do this. I'm one who does fairly often

The reason a lof ot players end up doing this,  the number one thoughis mainly due to time.

Writing your own analysis, research takes a lot of time. No matter where you go in the blogosphere a lot of blogs drift towards this subconscious model for this reason.

 

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#2) On March 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

-How come there are so many profiles on here that simply copy and paste posts from their blogs and add relatively no value to the community?

assuming this question is not rhetorical it it is attributable to one of two reasons in my experience

1-) the individual has an external blog or service they are trying to promote. x-posting it to a CAPS blog is a  pretty cheap and easy. You can usually tell who theses players are, because they are usually inattentive to comments left on their CAPS blogs

2-) A player likes to share something they found interesting. often they will add their own commentary to this. A lot of the more frequent CAPS bloggers do this. I'm one who does fairly often

The reason a lof ot players end up doing this,  the number one thoughis mainly due to time.

Writing your own analysis, research takes a lot of time. No matter where you go in the blogosphere a lot of blogs drift towards this subconscious model for this reason.

 

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#3) On March 13, 2010 at 5:14 PM, streetoutsider (< 20) wrote:

Thanks for stoppin by tasty...

I guess what gets me is when people simply copy/paste their article and never take any steps beyond that.  I'm all for CAPS being a way to bring popularity to someone's site who deserves it, but lazy spamming gets to me.  

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#4) On March 13, 2010 at 5:34 PM, truthisntstupid (91.55) wrote:

I've been guilty of that.  Dang, now I'm embarrassed...even if you weren't talking about me, I don't want to be perceived that way.

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#5) On March 13, 2010 at 5:35 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Oh man, I had to respond to this blog.  I think Tasty put it very well.

Personally, I don't mind when people post links to their blogs but also post their entire blog in the CAPS blog space as well.  I don't like people who have no picks or lots of picks and a low rating who shamelessly promote their own blogs without proving their mettle and adding to community intelligence.

I actually do enjoy the links that people find interesting, such as kdakota630's Peter Schiff links, dwot's stuff, binve's links to gold/silver, and more.  

I would not listen to every highly-ranked player just because they have high scores.  There are so many highly-ranked players with very different views that you will go crazy trying to sort everything out.  

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#6) On March 13, 2010 at 11:58 PM, streetoutsider (< 20) wrote:

That last point should get its own post!  In addition to high ranked players with various views, I've seen a few profiles (a la AndrewGreenBull) that use a high CAPS rating coupled with funny recs to pump worthless stocks.  I almost took it seriously the first time until I was given the real scoop, thanks to ZZ

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#7) On March 13, 2010 at 11:59 PM, streetoutsider (< 20) wrote:

*edit....phony recs, not funny.  There's nothin slapstick about it :O

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#8) On March 14, 2010 at 12:12 AM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (58.10) wrote:

blank_pageI have been invtesing for the last 10 years on and off. But until recently I haven't really hit it hard. I take what I know and pass it on. If you learn from it cool. If not then maybe I am doing it all wrong. Who knows? Just have fun here

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#9) On March 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM, kdakota630 (29.62) wrote:

bullishbabo

Thanks for the mention.  When I first read this blog I was going to comment because I sort of felt the same way that truthisntstupid did.

Mostly I repost Schiff's blogs or video blogs, or like-minded stuff with my KDakotaFund account because I believe in what I'm posting and hopefully educating other members by doing so.  Granted, I rarely add my own comments, but that's because in my opinion, the original work said it well enough and nothing I typed would add much of anything.

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#10) On March 15, 2010 at 9:32 AM, TMFCHarris (99.53) wrote:

Speaking only for myself here, I absolutely don't mind when CAPS members link to their personal blogs as part of a post, or even when they repost content from their blogs in CAPS. One of the great strengths of CAPS is it makes people put their money where their mouth is, and that is something I think is sorely lacking in most financial blogs. Bullishbabo is right, you shouldn't trust every high rated blogger, but I know that I trust a CAPS blogger more when I see that they have made accurate picks in the industry they're writing about. And if I'm reading a non-CAPS blog, and the writer links to their CAPS rating (like Anticitrade does), the fact that they are willing to go on record means a lot in my willingness to believe them.

On a sidenote, for all of the reposting bloggers here - we take a pretty strong stance against copyright infringement here, and one issue we've come across is people reposting their own work and citing it poorly. If you're going to cross post, please make a note somewhere that it is from your blog, so we don't pull it down.

Fool on,
Chris

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