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A small request...



August 17, 2010 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: EYE , AM.DL2 , CRIS

Given that just about monthly, we get 2-5 "I'm a newbie investor" posts, I'm hoping that we could organize to help them out a little better.

I'm noticing that when the posts are fresh, there is a big response and I think that is because a lot of you are like me and remember when you were a new investor and want to help. 

While I see 20-30 plus responses on the posts, I see a lot fewer recs. These threads die quickly and a lot of people that could help don't even notice the thread.

I'm requesting that even if you don't want to comment,  if you see a newbie thread, if you could at least rec it so it is more visible, you would be helping that person out with minimal demand on your time.

Also a rec is a sign of acceptance and most of these people are new to the sight as well. That means that if you give them a rec and more incentive to stick around, you expand the Fool base and helps us all out.

I know that it seems a bit polyanna-ish, but i do believe that helping them helps us.

Like 2 of the greatest thinkers of the last eon, Sir Bartles and Sir Jaymes, I'd like to thank you for your support 


7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 17, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Valyooo (33.61) wrote:

As a newbie investor, thanks for caring!

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#2) On August 17, 2010 at 12:39 AM, goalie37 (86.72) wrote:

I will do as you ask.  A lot of times I don't leave a comment because so much good advice has already been given.

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#3) On August 17, 2010 at 9:54 AM, silverminer (29.87) wrote:

Great idea for a post, ChrisGraley! It might be interesting for us to dig up a few of Mary's old posts too to see whether they remain current enough to provide useful links for new investors. :)

If you think of it, drop me a quick e-mail at just so I have your address ... I have an idea along the lines of this post.

P.S. ... did you see this?

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#4) On August 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM, outoffocus (23.22) wrote:

I do it all the time.  I also remember when I was a newbie getting no recs even when the content was good.  So generally when I see a newbie post (unless its spam) I rec even if I don't say anything.

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#5) On August 17, 2010 at 10:05 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Good idea, Chris.

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#6) On August 17, 2010 at 11:06 AM, ChrisGraley (28.67) wrote:

Wow! I'm pretty impressed with his responses Sinch.

He is very candid and his thought process is very refreshing compared to other corporate executives.

I'll make sure to send you an email when I get home tonight.

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#7) On August 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM, topsecret10 (< 20) wrote:

 +1....    +1.....     +2    good Idea   TS

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