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Recruiting Volunteers for a Foolish Field Trip

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February 02, 2012 – Comments (34) | RELATED TICKERS: HL , PPP

I need (at least) 15-20 of our finest precious metal enthusiasts from this community to join me in a very special field trip. Don't worry, you won't have to move your back sides from where they presently sit. :)

The Motley Fool is a phenomenal online community of investors, but in reality it is a segmented one. Nowhere is that physical separation more glaring to me than in the divide between this CAPS community and the Foolish discussion boards -- and because my/our particular interest is focused on the metals -- my attention is drawn to the specific divide between the CAPS blogs and the Mining and Metals discussion group.

If the world's experience with the Berlin Wall offers any context, walls are not dismantled bit by bit, but rather demolished by an unstoppable movement for reform. I want us to tear the wall down that separates these senselessly isolated communities, and I need your help tomorrow, Friday, February 3 to make it happen. I think we will ALL become better investors for it, and we can only stand to enhance our collective enjoyment of this site overall.

This is a highly sensitive and diplomatic mission. Theirs is a proud segment of this online community, laying claim to a much longer history than the comparitively young CAPS community. For that reason, and others, we will go to them rather than trying to coax them here. After tomorrow, we'll see what results. We may find that we enjoy making periodic field trips like it, or we may find that connections will be made that help to bridge the gaps between the 2 communities in more seamless ways. Whatever the case may be, please understand this ia not an attempt to convince Fools there to give up what they know and come here, and nor are we likely to cease making the CAPS blogs our primary home in thie site. It is solely about breaking down barriers and reminding ourselves that we can have ties to other segments if this community that enrich our understanding of the sector and make us better investors.

And I sense that in some cases there is a history there of unpleasant experiences they may have had outside the discussion groups over the years. I also sense there may be some potentially bruised egos to contend with amongst those who presently enjoy the status quo. So above all, this is a mission requiring the utmost kindness, polity, and respect as we go in search of discovering a bond that links us together through our shared interest in this sector. I know it can be done.

I am going to post a new "thread" within the Metals and Mining Discussion Group tomorrow, with the heading: "A Foolish Delegation of fellow mining investors". I need for at least 15-20 of you to commit to stopping by this discussion thread during the day tomrrow, preferrably beginning early in the day to get things started with some momentum, and ideally checking back on multiple occasions to stay involved with the resulting dialogue.

I propose that each of us/you begin with an introductory post saying hello to the group, highlighting your own investment focus, favorite stocks, etc, and expressing an interest in learning similar things about them. I think some folks over there may have me on "ignore", a feature they do have over there. So with that in mind, please also don't hesitate to start your own thread of you discover a particular item of shared interest with a member of the group.

You're on a friend-finding mission. We share a common bond, and the idea is to make that as clear as it can be. We're not waltzing in to show off all that we know, even though we have a right to feel very proud of the collective expertise we have developed here. To the contrary, we are going in as equals, making it clear how much we stand to gain from each other ... mutually.

So what do you say? Can I count on your HLPPP? (Like my use of tickers here?) :) If you're willing to commit to this diplomatic field trip, please say "I". And, in advance, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to take the greatest financial community on the web, and making it even better!

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#1) On February 02, 2012 at 2:44 PM, johnybottom (< 20) wrote:

The problem I have is that the discussion groups require I apply to post. I've applied multiple times but never received any response. Additionally, this is why I don't blog here - because I have to apply for permission - which I've done - and still received no response.

There are individuals here who provide very good information, and I like the CAPS picks because I can see relative performance of choices. But TMF does a pretty terrible job of inspiring a community.

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#2) On February 02, 2012 at 2:49 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

For real?  I'll get to the "johny"bottom of that for you.

Perhaps it's been so long, or the process has changed, but I can't even remember whether I had to go through that. Thanks for making me aware of the issue. And if others have encountered the same, please do let me know so that I can address it en masse with TMF staff.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We'll get you squared away. And on that you can bet your "johny"bottom dollar.  :)

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#3) On February 02, 2012 at 3:16 PM, johnybottom (< 20) wrote:

Thanks Chris!

 Cheers!

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#4) On February 02, 2012 at 3:20 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

Anyone else have a similar experience, where they have been unsuccessful in gaining permission to post blog posts or discussion board posts?

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#5) On February 02, 2012 at 3:25 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

And in other news, here is Part 3 of my series on Hecla:

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/02/02/anatomy-of-a-silver-legend-2-roads-to-long-term-g.aspx

But let's stay on point... volunteers? :)

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#6) On February 02, 2012 at 4:12 PM, kdakota630 (29.85) wrote:

I haven't had that problem, but I sent in a request for a ticker 3x recently over about a week and had no response.  Usually I hear back in about an hour or so.

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#7) On February 02, 2012 at 4:23 PM, silverminer (30.75) wrote:

kdakota, I can't make this a forum for all issues. :) I want to stay on point here. I'm dealing with access-related issues that might be preventing folks from being able to post blogs or discussion threads, because I want to know that members of this community will join me tomorrow. Will you join us for the field trip kdak?

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#8) On February 02, 2012 at 4:48 PM, kdakota630 (29.85) wrote:

silverminer

Ohhh... I thought it was more of a "non-response from TMF" issue we were discussing.

As for the field trip, I can give you a tentative "yes".  I'm not sure how much time I can dedicate to it as it will all depend on how busy the store is, but I will do my best.

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#9) On February 02, 2012 at 4:52 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

That's all I'm looking for ... thanks so much!

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#10) On February 02, 2012 at 4:57 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

Everyone please join me in giving a warm welcome to our fellow Fool goldcountry. As a Fool who is familiar with the discussion group in question, and also somewhat familiar with these CAPS blogs, he is kind enough to do what he can to help bridge this divide as well. I've been following some of his posts over at the boards, and I know he will be a welcome addition to our discussions here.

goldcountry, you are among friends.

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#11) On February 02, 2012 at 7:08 PM, getrichslowfool (< 20) wrote:

I applied to be able to post.  Not sure if I will be able to by tomorrow morning, because it said that it may take 2 business days.

Wildcat had a nice gain today!

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#12) On February 02, 2012 at 7:11 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.71) wrote:

Hi Sinch

Great idea.

I could stop by after work (5 P.M central) Just to say hi.

Looking forward to reading all the posts that I've been missing.

(I post over there under the ticker V) 

 

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#13) On February 02, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Option1307 (29.89) wrote:

Good idea!

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#14) On February 02, 2012 at 9:39 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

Thanks guys... look forward to seeing you there. :)

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#15) On February 02, 2012 at 9:58 PM, SN3165 (< 20) wrote:

Oh man... I thought we were going to either Canada or Mexico... :-)

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#16) On February 02, 2012 at 10:18 PM, outoffocus (23.35) wrote:

I would be more than happy to.  I've actually been spending more time in the discussion groups lately due to the low volume of blogs lately in CAPS and all the great posts highlighted by TMFPostOftheDay.  So I would gladly give a momentary shout out to the discussion board.  But I'm very busy so I'm not sure when I'll be able to do it but I'm gonna do it.

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#17) On February 02, 2012 at 10:21 PM, outoffocus (23.35) wrote:

SN3165

I thought so too. lol

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#18) On February 02, 2012 at 11:00 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.71) wrote:

@15 &17

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought that :)

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#19) On February 02, 2012 at 11:11 PM, tdonb (< 20) wrote:

I was hoping for a micro-miner visit in Canada or Mexico too. I follow that board, so I will stop by.

I saw there was not a real warm welcome for you so far. I was surprised to see that. But, I am game.

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#20) On February 03, 2012 at 9:19 AM, ubernut (< 20) wrote:

I am game.  I am new investing in metals and mining.  I guess also to investing in general.  In the past I have just stuck my money in etfs or just companies that I liked or heard a pitch about on the business news network.

Recently I have been learning more on fundamental analysis and have tried to really value a company. Its nice to finally be able to form my own opinion on what a company is worth.

I have to thank Sinch for his wonderful articles that have highlighted companies that to me seem like amazing value and have potential for enormous growth.  So far I have pick up stocks based on his articles and I am happy to hold on and see what the market will think these stocks are worth a few years down the line.

I have been following his articles for several months now and have rarely posted.  But I hope to change that I have lots of questions for the mining community in general and it would nice to have an additional area for questions to be answered like the  Metals and Mining Discussion Group.

I still have so much to learn when it comes to mining stocks and investing I am sure there are others out there like me.  I look forward to future discussions with everyone here and hopefully over at the Metals and Mining Discussion Group as well.

 

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#21) On February 03, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Jbay76 (< 20) wrote:

I don't know what you guys are talking about, I didn't need to apply to post, I just posted a new thread on there.  Super simple

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#22) On February 03, 2012 at 10:28 AM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

Hi Fools... here is a link to the thread in action:

http://boards.fool.com/a-foolish-delegation-of-fellow-mining-investors-29823099.aspx?sort=whole

Thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by already, and to those who still intend to. Your participation in thie effort is enormously appreciated!

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#23) On February 03, 2012 at 12:35 PM, eeibbay (< 20) wrote:

I had to apply to post as well. But will get involved as soon as I get approved. Good idea to broaden the resources available to all investors.

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#24) On February 03, 2012 at 10:02 PM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

I did not have to apply to post.  It may be because of my position as Official Web Link Assistant to Sinch.  I don't know. :)

Nice group of investors there.

Sky Pilot

end of report

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#25) On February 03, 2012 at 10:22 PM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AuRico-Gold-Launches-Initial-cnw-512522266.html?x=0

 

AuRico Gold Launches Initial Monthly Update on Young-Davidson

2/3/12

 

 "AuRico", "AuRico Gold" or "the Company) is pleased to provide the first monthly status update on the exciting Young-Davidson mine located in the prolific Abitibi gold belt in Northern Ontario. The Company remains on schedule to achieve the first gold pour by the end of the first quarter of 2012.

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#26) On February 04, 2012 at 12:07 AM, FleaBagger (28.84) wrote:

Sorry to change the subject, but I've been searching in vain for detailed information about Great Basin Gold (GBG). Do you know anything about them?

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#27) On February 04, 2012 at 7:46 AM, XMFSinchiruna (27.59) wrote:

Did you try their website!  :)

I can put them on my list for n in-depth look, but I haven't had a close look myself in some time. 

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#28) On February 04, 2012 at 8:15 AM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

I posted some DD regarding Mason Creek Resources on the Mining and Metals Discussion Board:

http://boards.fool.com/manson-creek-resources-29825556.aspx

 Sky Pilot

Official Web Link Assistant to Sinch

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#29) On February 05, 2012 at 9:28 AM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

 I posted some information regarding Strategic Exploration Group

here:

http://boards.fool.com/mining-and-metals-100055.aspx?mid=29827368

 Sky Pilot

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#30) On February 05, 2012 at 9:30 AM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

see above.

This "link" is specific

http://boards.fool.com/strategic-exploration-group-29827388.aspx

 

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#31) On February 05, 2012 at 9:40 AM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

 

ATAC Resources TSXV: ATC (ATC.V)     US: ATADF.PK

Some D. D.:

http://boards.fool.com/atac-dd-29827405.aspx

 Sky Pilot

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#32) On February 05, 2012 at 11:48 AM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

http://www.ryepatchgold.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=504741&_Type=News-Releases&_Title=Rye-Patch-Gold-Reports-Gold-And-Silver-Assays-From-Gold-Ridge

2/1/12

Rye Patch Gold Reports Gold And Silver Assays From Gold Ridge

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#33) On February 07, 2012 at 2:40 AM, AirForceFool (99.93) wrote:

I'm in... but in my usual fashion a dollar short and a couple of days late... sigh...

Chris

Still long silver and gold in spite of my hectic life.

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#34) On February 07, 2012 at 2:41 AM, AirForceFool (99.93) wrote:

I'm in... but in my usual fashion a dollar short and a couple of days late... sigh...

Chris

Still long silver and gold in spite of my hectic life.

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