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April 06, 2013 – Comments (55) | RELATED TICKERS: CAP , S

Really, what happened? What killed it?

If you've been a 5+ or 3+ years member of the CAPS community, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

A couple of years ago or so, there were so many great bloggers here and so many amazing posts daily on this same CAPS blog. Pretty much every day, there would be multiple posts with 20,30 even 50+ recs. If a post didn't get at least 10 recs, there was no way that post would ever make it to the Top 5 Most Recommended Posts (unless it was a :slow" weekend.

Lately, most of the time, the top 5 recommended posts don't get 10 recs combined. Sad, wouldn't you say?

But really, what happened? Or why do you think that is?  

Is it...

- because of these "new" posters who post multiple posts daily, but don't even have a CAPS portfolio (but have their own websites they want you to visit)

- because the market just keeps going up and bears don't have much to write about (double dip is not soming after all)

- because of some great bloggers leaving this community

- because of too many trolls (like me) killing any meaningful disscusion 

- because of TMF's too agressive advertising tactics (becoming just like the "other guys" who always just try to sell you something - and they "promised" us they were different)

- because of TMF now having this guy TMFAleph posting 67 posts every day (that get 1-2 recs each, one of them probably his own) who makes it hard for anyone else to say something

- because TMF "took away" from CAPS community some great bloggers like UltraLong and Babo 

- because there is a better investing blogging community somewhere else (please let me know where)

- because PM mining stocks are not doing so great as they once where so there is not much to write about (and PM investors were once big part of this community)

- because people realized that writing and reading blogs here on CAPS is just a waste of time

- because...

Which one of these you think did it (this what we see today) to this once great blogging community?

I would really like to hear from some of the long-term CAPS members.

Thanks and good luck to all.

DLZ 

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#1) On April 06, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Teacherman1 (54.25) wrote:

dragon

I think most of the "blogging" seems to have shifted to "articles" and to SA.

A lot of people who might blog here, are "blogging" in the section where they can get paid to blog.

As forTMFAlphe (Alex) is writing articles and then posting the links here as a blog, and for the most part they are worth reading, and I usually rec them because I find them useful.

I do get "put off" by the ones who are just trying to get you to visit their sites, but some of them do post here. I just wish they were required to haveCAPS picks and make pitches.

Also, a lot of the "members" have just gone to all "red thumbs" to pump up their scores. Yes, I do know some are actually active shorts, but most are not. Even this would be alright if they would make meaningful pitches there.

I think it also has to do with the "connection" with Yahoo Finance, and the people who came to the "Fool" and SA that way, and don't even know about CAPS, or open a CAPS account, but don't make any picks. They do make comments on the "Boards", but not here.

I also think the times of having lots of "easy fodder" for blogs has passed, and it is getting harder to find things to blog about that have wide interest.

JMO and worth exactly what I am charging for it.:)

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#2) On April 06, 2013 at 5:54 PM, PainterPoker (21.88) wrote:

I'm mostly a lurker, but honestly, I think it started to change when Ultralong started blogging for TMF, then BullishBabo. It's been downhill since, just my observation. 

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#3) On April 06, 2013 at 6:05 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Nice to "see" you again, Teacherman - it's been a while.

I did forget about "the other" blog. I guess it does make sense that people go where they will be paid for "blogging".

As for TMFAleph, it was mean of me to allude that his articles are worthless just because I don't read them, but it's a fact he posts an incredible amount of posts every day (and they do usually get 1-2 recs per post).

Thanks for commenting and good luck in the future.

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#4) On April 06, 2013 at 6:12 PM, PainterPoker (21.88) wrote:

I did mean, when those guys started blogging for the paid side of TMF not the open blogs like this one. They had really great blog posts a couple of years back.

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#5) On April 06, 2013 at 6:18 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

PainterPoker, I noticed the same thing that things started going downhill when UL and Babo left. I don't think that was the main reason for what happened afterwards, but it sure did contribute to it.

This community also lost a lot when Tastylunch left, when binve stopped blogging about stocks and his market-direction predictions, when Chimp and checklist left, and some other great bloggers who were consistently most-read bloggers back then. 

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#6) On April 06, 2013 at 6:25 PM, PainterPoker (21.88) wrote:

Yeah, those you listed were kind of the backbone, but I've only been here since early 2010 so I caught it right before the begining of the slide. Was the Chimp aka FloridaBuilder?

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#7) On April 06, 2013 at 6:47 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Yes, that's who I meant - FloridaBuilder.

I know there were many more great bloggers here at one time, but some started leaving even before my time (I joined in 2009).

JakilaTheHun's blogs were also always great, but I don't see them that much any more. TSIF doesn't seem to be as active as before either.

Or maybe everything started going downhill when Hypnotoad left? I guess motleyanimal was right when he said the following on Hypnotoad's post about TMF's suspension of his one-liner posts (96 recs): 

#6) On January 08, 2010 at 11:15 AM, motleyanimal (98.97) wrote: Another era is ending. The swamp is silent now. Long live the Hypnotoad! 

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#8) On April 06, 2013 at 6:58 PM, zzlangerhans (99.80) wrote:

CAPS got boring when the leaderboard got taken over by ETF bots. All the top stockpickers left and they had the best blog posts. The good stockpickers who liked to watch the top stockpickers then left, etc.

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#9) On April 06, 2013 at 7:02 PM, MoneyWorksforMe (< 20) wrote:

Central Bank manipulation has killed the markets. Investing is no longer what it once was. The ones who have left--the smart ones--recognize this and no longer try to prognosticate the whims of a few western politicians, as they have learned it's an exercise in futility. 

When the markets start acting like markets again, you will see the good bloggers return. 

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#10) On April 06, 2013 at 7:09 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

zzlangerhans, I agree that's definitely a part of the problem.

TMF's unwillingness to work on improving the CAPS game was a big one. It's obvious they had a different business strategy than making the CAPS game or CAPS blogging better.

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#11) On April 06, 2013 at 7:24 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

MoneyWorksforMe, I think all of what you said is just people finding an excuse for not predicting right the market's behevior/direction. I hardly hear bulls complaining about the market. It's always people who expected the double dip.

There are lots of people here who predicted (or acknowledged) this is just another bull market. So, what about them? How come they were able to predict "Central Bank manipulation"?

I do agree with you that some people left as they felt frustrated, but I don't agree with their thinking that "they would be right if it wasn't for that damn Central Bank".

To me that's similar to a team that lost a game complaining about the referee (but the team that won thought the ref was very fair - made some mistakes both ways).

They have the right to complain, but would they win if..., is a big IF in my opinion.

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#12) On April 06, 2013 at 8:42 PM, outoffocus (23.22) wrote:

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/caps-needs-another-stock/740059

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#13) On April 06, 2013 at 8:46 PM, outoffocus (23.22) wrote:

You know CAPs is dead when even ALSTRY doesnt post anymore...

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#14) On April 06, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

yup, even Chicken Little left.  If this were a beehive they would call it 'Colony Collapse'.  I'm not sure the PTB at TMF ever considered the CAPS community any more than a distraction from their product peddling, let alone their 'edge'.  These guys do nothing well.  Does anyone do research here? Anyone?

I think the turning point was back in '08.  Some may recall the "WE Now Have White House Access" ado.  That was when they brought in the chief operating officer of Paulson & Co, Coe,  and Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs,  Mr Kerr to be Directors.  Did that access come with a price?  Were 'compromises" made?  Were agendas set?  Who knows.

I also agree with #9 that investing is no longer what it was.  With front-running and HFT and the moral hazard that has become part of the game,  Huge funds can drive/destroy share price being well positioned to capitalize on the swing via puts/calls. Wash, rinse, repeat ad nausium Toxic bonds with bogus rating?  Sure-  see "Maiden Lane and ABACUS" in links below. Isn't that their job?  Maximize gains.  Greed is good, right?

The Toad would have left anyways.  The guy that killed him ,truthisn'tstupid left.  TopSecrect had a post with some very good ideas that were added to by members that detailed many concerns, like putting the squawkbox back to 10 like it was, and I don't think anything changed. He left.  We are a distraction.

Dragon, your Aleph is Dumortier.  He was Marathonman, bullandbear, etc.  A tool, IMHO.  Ck out this link and read the comments and if you are unfamiliar with "Maiden Lane" and "ABACUS" read the links.  This defines who TMF has become.-  in my eyes anyways. 

I was hoping Graley's Bloggerzoo would become the New Community, but alas.  "Bom Dia"

2 min read-

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/11/05/did-john-paulson-kill-the-gold-rally.aspx 

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#15) On April 06, 2013 at 9:54 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

outoffocus, you are so right about CAPS and alstry.

I, myself, wasn't very active since March or so of 2012, and was wondering whether there are no alstry posts only when I stop by or if he's gone for good.

I was also wondering if anyone else has already asked the same question I did tonight, and I see you did it in 2012.

p.s.

I was always annoyed by Alstry's posts, but now I look at him as a part of "good, old times"...

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#16) On April 06, 2013 at 10:12 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.69) wrote:

Booyah!!!!

     Starfirenv  hit the proverbial hammer with the proverbial nail...

All Glory to The HyptnoToad

 

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#17) On April 06, 2013 at 10:28 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Starfirenv, I, too, have always been frustrated with TMF not looking at the CAPS community as something valuable (more valuable than just a community they can sell their newsletters to).

I always thought CAPS with its members was something great that made fool.com different (in a good way) from the other investing related sites. Some very smart people and good traders used to blog here. It's a shame TMF never really did anything to save CAPS (but still use it in their e-mails as an advertising tool trying to get people to buy their newsletters).

I think when they removed CAPS blog from the CAPS front page, that's when it clearly showed what they think about CAPS community. They want more pitches - who's pitching (a great trader or a complete moron having one portfolio with all green thumbs of all existing ETFs and another portfolio with same ETFs but with red thumbs), they don't care.

And btw., I did read the article you linked to, but I knew already that TMFAleph is Alex D.. I found that out when I read one of his posts a month or so ago. There I saw he's still "warning" people the next market crash is just around the corner - just like he was doing in 2009 when I stopped reading his articles.

And I do know that all PM-investors always had a problem with him because he called gold a bubble for the last 4-5 years, but never ackowledged he was wrong (or at least early).

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#18) On April 06, 2013 at 10:36 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.69) wrote:

I guess I should expand on that.

When TheHypnoToad was banished that seemed like the turning point for the Fool.

One has to wonder how much money TMF bled before they had to sell out to mainstream publications.

I'm guessing the Gardner brothers held out as long as possible.

If the cash flow is not there they had to do whatever they could to keep the franchise operable.

Bloggers be damned.

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#19) On April 06, 2013 at 11:12 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

HCG, you probably have a good point. It would be great if we could hear from somebody from the inside of TMF if that was really the case or if they just thought CAPS blogging had no value. (Of course, I know that's not going to happen.) Either way, I think it's sad.

If I were them, maybe I would do the same thing, but as an 4-year old CAPS blogger, I'm both sad and frustrated that they let CAPS die just like that. Man, we used to have so much fun...

p.s.

I now feel like sombody died for real.

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#20) On April 06, 2013 at 11:26 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Wow, some great comments in that post outoffocus linked to (I just rec'd it).

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#21) On April 07, 2013 at 12:22 AM, awallejr (81.59) wrote:

Personally I rec any blog I read now whether I agree with the blog content or not.  If I read it I rec it.  If I disagree with the content I will say so in the thead but still rec it.  I don't want to discourage people from spending time blogging.  I have seen some damn good reads only to be rec'd 2 times.  Please if you reply to a blog  just rec it already.  Encourage people to blog not discourage.

Oh as a fyi I rec'd this one.

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#22) On April 07, 2013 at 12:28 AM, thecherryz (91.03) wrote:

For all you people who have been here for a while, you know what I mean when I say it all went downhill when "All glory to the hypnotoad" left.

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#23) On April 07, 2013 at 12:46 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

awallejr, I agree. I have no idea why people click on the rec button so little. If you read a post and it was interesting, rec it.

I do have to admit, there are some posters I try to avoid, but I also have nothing against people avoiding my posts. Why read something that you know has no value to you (your investing strategy) or something that will just irritate you (based on past experience)?

p.s.

But I do remember rec-ing posts posted by people that "I don't get along" very well. Some of them are / were great bloggers.

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#24) On April 07, 2013 at 12:48 AM, Valyooo (99.45) wrote:

Dragon,

 

the real question is, with a very popular blogger recently leaving, how will we ever know if exk is a bargain :D 

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#25) On April 07, 2013 at 12:52 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

thecherryz, I know exactly...

p.s.

I have to admit, when I first started visiting this site, I found "all glory to the hypnotoad" posts annoying. Then I realized how great they were. 

They indeed were a big part of the soul of this community.

I remember how I would chuckle at his posts on days when everybody would be discussing something "important" and everybody arguing with everybody - then all of a sudden, there he comes with "All glory..." Just brilliant.  

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#26) On April 07, 2013 at 1:01 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Valyooo, I really don't want to go there. We all are trying to be nice here.

p.s.

Still, I couldn't help but chuckle after reading your comment. :)

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#27) On April 07, 2013 at 1:11 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Valyooo, on a more serious note, I do think that PM-mining equities "crash" had a lot to do with the current blogging inactivity (real blogging, not this current "go to my website" blogging). People are not as excited about PM stocks as they once were.

Same with market bears. At the time when nobody was sure whether this is a bull market or just a small breather before the next market crash, having discussions about it made a lot of sense. What's there to discuss today?

I'm guessing that the same thing happened with the bulls in the second half of 2008 and beginning of 2009.

Who likes to blog when things are not going their way? I know I usually shut up when things are not working out for me...  

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#28) On April 07, 2013 at 2:00 AM, TMFBlacknGold (98.74) wrote:

You got 20+ recs...what's the problem? =P 

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#29) On April 07, 2013 at 9:28 AM, jiltin (28.55) wrote:

I am new to caps and I like it very much. Interesting point for me is "because the market just keeps going up and bears don't have much to write about (double dip is not soming after all)"

Yes, I belong to forums.redfin.com - the real estate blogging place for three years. I see similar situation that so called "bears" were beating every now and then with even a small news about economy, real estate collapse  and double dip etc.

Then the "Bulls" counter with their theory and many posts went very controversial ride for two to three years. 

They all moved to hibernation after the DOW, S&P and real estate reached old peak as they can not say anything more ! The blogs are very dull with few updates nowadays.

see here http://forums.redfin.com/t5/Los-Angeles/Where-are-those-shadow-inventory/m-p/390872  

Surprised to hear the same sentiment in stock side too.

Sorry for little digression. I just want to share this news...

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#30) On April 07, 2013 at 10:42 AM, MoneyWorksforMe (< 20) wrote:

"I think all of what you said is just people finding an excuse for not predicting right the market's behevior/direction. I hardly hear bulls complaining about the market. It's always people who expected the double dip."

This has NOTHING to do with a "double dip."  All of the markets are now manipulated--NOT just the bond market-- as is the data that typically affects them. Writing blogs of investing strategies in this environment is not only pointless, but depressing as well. The current stage we are at both politically, and economically is extremely depresssing.  But everything is "okay" as long as the stock market continues to rally while the REAL economy continues to sink into a more dire state, and real wealth continues to flow overseas. Fools are happy--their accounts have doubled from the lows, while the real economy disintegrates right before them--they're too busy seeing dollar signs, they don't see the real state of MAIN street. There is an ethical side to this as well, but I digress. I doubt you and I will agree on any of this, but many people feel this way. To find this out for yourself you'll have to turn off your TV and talk to people.

"There are lots of people here who predicted (or acknowledged) this is just another bull market. So, what about them? How come they were able to predict "Central Bank manipulation"?"

This is a bull market for stocks, not for the real economy. Predicting this really isn't profound, in fact it was remarkably easy if you just ignored all economic data, put on rose-colored glasses and sat back for 5 years while the invisible hand--the fed--put a floor under your stock portfolio in an effort to perpetuate the "wealth effect."

I do agree with you that some people left as they felt frustrated, but I don't agree with their thinking that "they would be right if it wasn't for that damn Central Bank".

Central banks influence investing a great deal, everyone knows this. But their influence has grown significantly over a very short period of time, to the point that they no longer work. That's the point. The markets are broken.

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#31) On April 07, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Option1307 (29.83) wrote:

I miss the glory days of Caps, those were the days! Things have continued to change for the worse the last few years. I will be interested to see if Caps is still around in say another five years.

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#32) On April 07, 2013 at 4:28 PM, L0RDZ (81.87) wrote:

Dragon  tell me  that  you  are  not  just now  noticing  this ?

Caps  with  a  nicely  inserted r words...  is  just  that.

Its  kind  of  like  childish,  like when you're a  kid  and  you're  told  that  Santa  Claus  is  real  just  like  the tooth  fairy  as well as  the  Easter Bunny.  Eventually  most  people  discover  things  out,  oh sure  it  would be  great  if  everyone  had  faith  and  everyone  was  treated  equally  if  not  properly.

The  remaining participants  are  like  stragglers who  haven't  yet  been soured  by  the  community  and those who run things.

Its  funny   or  maybe  ironic  that  if  this site  was  to be sold  they  would  still  count  many  individuals  who  are no longer  participants.

Lets face  it,  the  place  got  stale,  it  started  to stink as  if  rotten  corpses  of  animated zombies  started  to  take  over.

Even Alstry  ditched.

Why  because  of  many  failures,  what  good  is  in a  brand  name when  it's  worth  is  near  zero.

Also there's  nothing  wrong  with Trolls.

The  market isn't  bull  its  rigged.

 

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#33) On April 07, 2013 at 5:12 PM, MintCoin (99.64) wrote:

 

MoneyWorksforMe IMO yours is the best of these comments.  

GovCo is feeding the beast 85 to 100 billion per month overtly (and more in ways that can't be quantified).  And the administration has the audacity to claim that an overall 100 billion dollar reduction in this spending (a la sequester) would cause chaos.  

Of course we're screwed either way.  If the nits we continue to elect were right, if the markets are that fragile, when they pull the gargantuan monthly support blankie then how broken our system is will come to light in very short order.  Cutting a mere 100 billion over time, for all their idiotic bluster, literally isn't even a drop in a good size bucket.  We all know this.

What most do not realize yet is how broken this system has become.  If not before it will become crystal clear when they attempt to ween us off the gargantuan constant stimulus that is actually responsible for “the recovery”.  A recovery that is 100% contrived (created and sustained by the worldwide printing press).  If you are not a believer check out the graphs of how fast central banks are adding to the money supply (especially the US and China).  Never in history has such been done without genuinely disastrous consequences (short of world war).

 It isn't what killed the great discussion here (TMF's almost complete lack of support would be the main culprit IMO) but support of either "side" is pointless.  What is going to happen is astoundingly clear for anyone who understands what happens to modern developed economies that become so politically corrupt that they turn opposite what is obviously needed and then jam the pedal almost to the floorboard.

The only thing we don't know is how much road is left before we join Thelma & Louise.  At this point our system is being propped up by nothing more than investor perception, there are already better alternatives.  Once a few at the front of the herd realize and even start to turn in a more rational direction all hell will break loose.  Yes GovCo can print it away for months and even years.  But then a few will profit, a few are so rich it will not affect them, the rest are just plain screwed.  Talking about it doesn’t change the direction of a tsunami. 

 

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#34) On April 07, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Tagit (53.88) wrote:

I agree Dragon,

I started looking at this site in 2008 and joined in January 2009 and visited this site multiple times (daily) for years. Fast forward to 2013, I may take a sneak peak once a week - if that.

Too many generic blogs that I could care less to read and it seems the TMF doesn’t really care. But hey, I don’t play the “game” anyway. I just like keeping up with you and many others that I’ve come to respect over the years.

However, I personally think it all started going downhill when MSN Money made the change.    

Good read and (some) good feedback & comments =)

Fool on!! - You da man.

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#35) On April 08, 2013 at 12:29 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

TMFBlacknGold, that's a good one. :)

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#36) On April 08, 2013 at 12:57 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

jiltin, Believe it or not, when I woke up this morning, my first thought was: It's the "disappearance" of bears that's probably the biggest reason this blog is dead.

I have always thought that this community was more "bearish" than "bulish"oriented (probably rightfully so due to the brutal financial crisis and consequent Fed's actions). Actually, I'm pretty sure that's a fact, not just my opinion.

Back in 2009, 2010, 2011, anyone predicting a new crash (next day or next week) would easily get 30+ recs. I remember even SharePlanner, a guy who never gets more than 2-3 recs, getting 30+ recs in 2011 for his "Today I sold Everything" post (and we've seen how smart that decision turned out to be).

Sorry to bug you with this (you probably don't recognize any of these names), but when I think about it, some of the most rec'd (that's my measure of most-read) people on this site were bears: Alstry (gone), GMX (doesn't blog any more), binve (he did realize back in 2010 or 2011 that we are in a bull market, but stopped blogging about the stock market), TMFSinchiruna (just left, but stopped blogging as much as before sometime in 2012), Chris Graley (pretty muched stopped blogging), whereiamnow (a "bull" with bearish posts),... and many, many more whose name's I don't remember any more. Heck, even Ultralong's posts were bearish most of the time. All of them are gone or inactive. And those people really knew how to spark a good conversation.

Yes, I do think this market did it. As I said before, not much to argue about at this point.

p.s.

I do, however, still think that TMF is guilty too - at least as much as the market. Mostly for letting these SharePlanner-type guys taking over the blog...

Thanks for commenting (and sorry for the extra long way of saying "I do agree with you"). 

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#37) On April 08, 2013 at 1:13 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

 I doubt you and I will agree on any of this, but many people feel this way. To find this out for yourself you'll have to turn off your TV and talk to people.

MoneyWorksforMe, Yes, I don't think we will agree.

Btw., I don't watch TV. Especially not anything investing / stock market related. I found out a while ago, it messes with my investing / trading philosphy. I actually think the main reason I did well in 2009 is because I didn't listen to what "the experts" had to say.

There is too much negativity on TV. I actually think people with negative outlooks on stock market are actually the ones watching too much TV (or reading too much press, or visiting >Buy Gold< websites too much,...), not somebody like me who thinks after winter comes spring...then summer...then...

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#38) On April 08, 2013 at 1:15 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Option1307, I share your sentiment...

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#39) On April 08, 2013 at 1:23 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

 L0RDZ, Unfortunately, I don't have much time left before my bedtime (it's past 1 AM), but I just want to say I loved your comment. Very well said. All of it.

I even somewhat agree with your last statement that the market is rigged. I just don't think it's any more rigged than it was before.

Did you really think "free markets" meant "clean game"?

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#40) On April 08, 2013 at 1:28 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Tagit, Thanks a lot for the nice words. I appreciate you stopping by and showing support.

I, too, stop by only from time to time. Things are just not the same any more. I wasn't very active on the site in 2012 (went a few months without visiting it) so I posted this last night honestly trying to figure out what happened. I didn't see it die slowly. When  came back at the end of 2012, it was already dead (for a much better description read LORDZ's comment).

Once again, thanks, and I wish you all the best in the future.

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#41) On April 08, 2013 at 3:36 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

from the good old days :)

September 30, 2009, Call out to Portefeuille and the other S/P 1500 Advocates

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feel free to add.

8 Comments – Post Your Own#1) On August 01, 2009 at 5:00 PM, anchak (99.86) wrote:

Its a little whacky - But I see the logic.....

Nice work!

Report this comment#2) On August 01, 2009 at 5:08 PM, binve (22.59) wrote:

Hey port, fun game ! :)

here are a few:

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Your search - site:caps.fool.com/blogs "binve sucks" - did not match any documents (at least I don't attract hatred specifically, only circumstantially ... :) )

Report this comment#3) On August 01, 2009 at 6:07 PM, portefeuille (99.77) wrote:

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Report this comment#6) On August 01, 2009 at 7:25 PM, isusan (< 20) wrote:

May have the winner here, Port!

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Report this comment#7) On August 01, 2009 at 11:54 PM, mistermiranga (49.69) wrote:

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...and which blog post comes up first? : )

I wish I could practice what I post. My bear beliefs have gotten the better of me. 

 

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#43) On April 08, 2013 at 4:53 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

that "sentiment study" is from here :)

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ellipsis/236990.

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#44) On April 08, 2013 at 9:04 AM, Frankydontfailme (27.41) wrote:

so in other words, lack of bloggers = complacency? 

I should keep that in mind for when the bloggers return. 

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#45) On April 08, 2013 at 12:25 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Franky, you might be onto something...

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#46) On April 08, 2013 at 12:30 PM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Everything is back to good, old times: Porte's posting multiple comments one after another with no actual comment, just numbers/charts, etc... :)

Porte, thanks for commenting. Good stats. I'm so glad you are still around.

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#47) On April 08, 2013 at 1:02 PM, MoneyWorksforMe (< 20) wrote:

Mintcoin,

Thanks, it's good to be able to come across people like yourself. Having such views makes us quite unique--at times I feel like I'm in the matrix, or some alternate universe.

I completely agree with everything you said, but particularly enjoyed these points:

"What most do not realize yet is how broken this system has become.  If not before it will become crystal clear when they attempt to ween us off the gargantuan constant stimulus that is actually responsible for “the recovery”.  A recovery that is 100% contrived (created and sustained by the worldwide printing press). "

and:

"At this point our system is being propped up by nothing more than investor perception, there are already better alternatives.  Once a few at the front of the herd realize and even start to turn in a more rational direction all hell will break loose.  Yes GovCo can print it away for months and even years.  But then a few will profit, a few are so rich it will not affect them, the rest are just plain screwed"

Soon, just about all of the sheeples' portfolios will be right back where they were in 2008--if not in nominal terms then in real terms. A bogus recovery yields illusory wealth, that can dissappear faster than it came about.

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#48) On April 08, 2013 at 1:06 PM, outoffocus (23.22) wrote:

MoneyWorksforMe

You've always been one of my favorite bloggers.  Maybe if you want to talk more about this you should join the METAR discussion board.  

Come over to the dark side....>:) 

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#49) On April 09, 2013 at 8:34 PM, MoneyWorksforMe (< 20) wrote:

outoffocus

Thanks!

I just checked it out and I'll definitely be frequenting the board going forward. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

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#50) On April 09, 2013 at 9:42 PM, ChrisGraley (29.84) wrote:

It's probably a big combination of a bunch of things.

In my opinion, when I first signed up for this site, it was pretty apparent that TMF wasn't going to invest any more money into it. That was ok by me, because the inmates were running the asylum and in my personal opinion, we were better at investing than TMF.

The hypnotoad thing was huge. Lot's of people stopped posting as a direct result.

The guys you call bears didn't leave in mass and you are right, they are probably better investors. They were just bearish at a time that quite frankly they should have been bearish.

The poster that talked about market manipulation is the one that pointed out the nail in the coffin. Still there are plenty of people that I enjoy reading on this site. I used to have to check this site 5 times a day though, and now I can check it once every week or two.

I honestly think the biggest thing though was that we found this place without an instruction manual and were eager to share both investment ideas and life experiences with each other. We first ignored that the owners of this site had abandoned it before we got here. The people that were here gave the site it's value. We all made our "This is how to make the site better!" posts. Those posts got ignored. We got tainted. This site honestly could have made huge money if the people running it knew how to make money. I don't think the Gardners know how to do that though outside of selling books.

I'll still lurk though.

 

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#51) On April 10, 2013 at 1:10 AM, awallejr (81.59) wrote:

Glad ya do Chris cuz you and I can at least get some controversy going.

-Andy

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#52) On April 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM, miteycasey (30.76) wrote:

I vote all the above.

The best bloggers moved on and weren't replaced with 'new blood'. THis caused the spam to value to go through the roof. 

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#53) On April 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM, NewAlchemist (59.09) wrote:

Mintcoin that was a fantastic post.  I'd rec it if I was able to LOL.

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#54) On April 13, 2013 at 12:19 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

Hi Chris, good to see you again. Thanks for commenting.

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#55) On April 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM, dragonLZ (99.33) wrote:

miteycasey and NewAlchemist, Thank you for commenting and thank you to everybody for the recs.

It looks like we did revive the CAPS blog after all...

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