May 01, 2012
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Just a general FYI.
I e-mailed TMF about that last week but never heard anything back, nor obviously, is it fixed.
Selling CHK today? I'm buying. Well, in CAPS.
I miss hearing you talk about the market, will call once finals blows over. Hope life is well!
I think Motley Fool is letting CAPS die. Are you aware of any other sites that can fulfill the function of an open stock diary? Might be time to start a move elsewhere.
Au contraire - at least from the perspective of articles, they seem to be referencing the CAPS community and making "CAPS calls" more often than in previous years.
I do notice that general users aren't blogging or doing as much on CAPS (myself included), but maybe that's more due to the somewhat boring market, in comparison to 2008-2009.
I really hope CAPS doesn't die out, but it does need some loving. In particular, scores and accuracies need to re-vamped / updated, IMO, now that 98% of top ten players' picks are ultras...
PS. If you do migrate, then I should say thanks for always bringing the biotech hotsauce... ;)
I do agree that things have taken a slide as of late not to mention many great Fools have left.
Maybe it has something to do with the "boring market" but I do remember things being more lively pre-crash in 2008 as well.
I really enjoy the Fool, it would be a shame to see it die out!
Prior to the 2008 crash the market was a wee bit more fundamentals driven. Now its a traders market. So unless you are a day trader there really isnt much for the average investor to talk about.
Yeah I would also like to point out that Griffin416 has been locked out of his caps account for like 6 months now, and has no clue how to get back in, and nobody is helping him from TMF...not the best service
BFB -- Always happy to hear from you. Best of luck with finals and call me when you get the chance!
P.S. You probably should have waited a day on your CHK purchase. ;) I think 20 is a bit rich for it (hence the red thumb), but in the 17s it is an interesting speculation if you are bullish on nat gas.
ZZ -- I am not sure of any other site with this sort of functionality. I would be open to moving -- or perhaps some bright web programmer should build one. There is a good business model here but I fear MF is squandering it.
I don't think it is just the "boring market" either. The slide here is of a secular and not cyclical nature.
Imagine it takes a lot of time and effort to update the scores and the spinoffs etc. Maybe they just lack the manpower.
There are still some great posts out there, but we seem to be missing the insights of the industry insiders. What happened to the contests and the video posts? The Artist formerly known as HollywoodDan has moved on - have not seen much from Pencils since Ron Paul has faded. Lot of good talent has focused elsewhere.
Interesting following the comments here. I know that I have dropped back a little in my participation, but not from a lack of interest, the site is still a unique source of some really great insight. I have simply gotten tired of the constant advertising hits, both the open and obvious as well as the subtle. I know and appreciate that the site is free for me and it takes money to keep it going, But too much of the content now is geared to someone else's monetary gain and I don't have time to sift through it all anymore.
TDRH: The Score leaders and CAPS star rankings should be automatically updating features. I think an unaddressed coding bug rather than a lack of manpower is at fault here. Lots of new IPOS still have no score leader at all despite trading for a month. It shouldn't be that difficult for the computer to parce out who has the highest score on these new issues.
Yeah this place is becoming a ghost town. It is turning into a place for people to promote their own sites now. I do, however, find it amusing that GMX green thumbed Yong heheh.
I reported the score leader bug twice in the last two weeks. There was no action the day the "earth stood still" because they didn't notice and didn't get a bug.
There are other modules that use to work and now don't, including any use past a screen worth of data on the Top Tens and other sort tool.
In this case it's a feature that should be updating automatically and it shouldn't be hard to fix. I know the momentum shifted to the blogger network, but it would be nice to hold onto what we have.
ZZ, if you leave that would be NOTICED!
ZZ you can't leave until CVM hits $10 ;p