"That's nearly 900 times a year." = 2.46 posts a day on average, not all of which are AMPE related.
If you are going to open up the Pandora's box of multiple aliases then can we assume that your less than 128 posts are from only one of your multiple identities?
The question of "So what?' also rises. Why are you focused on diverting the MB away from discussion of the company and onto personalities of the posters? What is it about posts which do not portray Ampio in the rosy glow of a successful lotto ticket that threatens you?
" you are also a recognized short tout"
I claim Ampio is a scam created to enrich the company principals at the expense of share holders. One would have to be less than conscious to have missed my position. It is your fantasy that I'm a short tout. That delusion also brings into question why your fear so desperately for the loss of your investment, assuming that you are not paid to further this scam by denigrating any company directed negativity what-so-ever.
Bill Williams the incessant poster of Ampe’s “inconsistencies and omissions” says the "he must be short" followers are obvious lightweights BECAUSE HE SAYS he is still long 100k shares.
Anyone that believed him would be delusional.
Even he says there is no way of confirming the truth of his statement.
The facts that are relevant are his true motives which bear directly on how anyone should believe or interpret his so called statement of facts and supposed intelligent discussion of those facts.
Bill Williams 836 has posted 2,767 times since he joined the board on 7/30/2013. That's nearly 900 times a year. Incessantly doesn't' even approach the right adjective. Before and during that time frame there were also the posts of plain Bill Williams (without the 836 moniker) which was likely the same guy..
The only thing anyone could overweight here is the supposed objectivity of Bill Williams whose stated goal in pointing out "inconsistencies and omissions by Ampe" because he "cares about estimating a fair return on his investment".
I suppose you believe 2,767 post almost all of which are negative either directly or by implication are really meant to help poor Bill estimate a fair return on his investment.
Of course you do because you are also a recognized short tout.
I believed in this pipeline, defended the company better than anyone ever could, broke a cabal, saw through four arrests for manipulation and insider trading and shorting..... I spoke to the CEO myself and was lied to, sold my shares premarket at a profit while the pot bellied doubled chin halitosis havin fat cats slept in that morning..... I was lucky... what is your story?
"Why do you think Bill Williams posts incessantly..."
Let me ask you a simple question.
Does 171 posts, not all of which address AMPE, in 3 months (171/90 = 1.9 posts per day on average) meet your definition of "incessant" ?
Is the situation not that you over weight, in your POV, those factual bits of information which challenge your rabid chauvinism?
"Entirely logical and conventional business strategy given that AMPE shareholders own most of the shares of AMPE, hence AYTU,.."
The gifting also removes AYTU shares from the grasps of AMPE creditors. The admin/management/principal parties would not have AYTU ripped away in the event of an AMPE bankruptcy.
That should read "KL2 enrollment in PIVOT"! We may or may not have info regarding demographic breakdown in STRIDE later on. Still, they said the reasons for failure were not definitively known - hence substantial more criteria and monitoring. Actually - one question would be what levels of WOMAC training and direct trial monitoring are done in other OAK pain trials? Given how subjective it is, it would seem to make sense. Perhaps it was strongly recommended for this trial, although SPRING was successful without it.
As you know, the number of balanced posts and intelligent discussions has never been high on this MB. Most of those understandably prefer to hold in depth discussions offline. Posting the pros (post-STEP anti-panic) and cons (post-STRIDE & STRUT/regeneration euphoria) have provided a useful forum to engage in those conversations.
Since a product/company is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it, monitoring and understanding the competitive field is relevant. That takes input from all credible (especially peer-reviewed) sources to develop a consensus. Net present value calculations always involve market share estimates, time to peak, etc (eg, Citi and Jefferies reports). That is dynamic as new data are acquired (such as trends in HA sales - going up, not down) and new products are approved (eg, Cingal), fail (FX-006, STRIDE) (or, lack of data - such as no evidence of regeneration from STRUT MRI/X-rays).
People can interpret the literature, my comments on the literature, based on their own expertise. Or ignore them (as I have a few posters, such as RI who have failed to post any fact-supported argument: either pro or con!)
Still long 100K shares - no significant change since pre-STEP days, though wish I had trimmed into the last run-up. That's why the "he must be a short" followers are obvious lightweights. But, as you stated, there is no way of confirming my position or the position of anyone else. Neither is it important: facts and intelligent discussion of facts are. That's why I'm so focused on KL2 enrollment in STRIDE. It's absolutely key for success.
Based on experience as an investor, I challenge myself to listen to alternative views. If I can pick up a few kernels of information, it can be quite useful. Investors in tech and especially biotech should be aware that the competitive environment is constantly on the move. So, timing is paramount. Bill's posts at least give me the arrow on my compass to assess the competitive landscape. Perhaps he is concerned about a significant position or he may be employed by a hedge fund. Either way, I believe his comments are valuable to the investment process.
Maybe I'm a fool, but I've always found Bill Williams' posts to be informative. I have not attributed any ill will or manipulation to his posted. Maybe I'm just naive or an idiot. He has provided some good competitive info, given me some things to think about. Maybe I'm just being played, but it makes no difference because I am long and strong and have been for decades.
I guess i really don't care. I'll look at info and make my investment decisions. Especially in biotech, anyone can point out risks and issues. I take it with a grain of salt. If you focus on risks, competitors, possible issues, etc. etc. you would NEVER invest own this industry. Is BW a paid shill for the shorts? Who knows? But who cares?
I believe Ampio has a great product. Will there be issues and maybe even screw-ups? Sure. Is this the best management team ever? Likely not. Will there be competitive products? Of course. Will we have some issues and challenges? Most definitely.
But overall, I think this company has "good science." There is a good understanding of the biochemical pathways to disease that has not previously been exposed. I am betting on their ability to find and make drugs that will address those issues.
I won't waste time or energy trying to figure our the motivations of other posters. Let them post. Take the info you want ... and move on. Justify any decision you may want to make. Who cares. Do what you think is right.
I am not having any kind of tantrum, temper or otherwise, just stating what should be the obvious.
And no I am none of the other posters you mention. And by the way until you pointed it out I have never paid any attention to the thumbs up or down indicator on the message board.
Let me ask you a simple question.
Why do you think Bill Williams posts incessantly and after obvious significant effort to as you say "challenge the cheerleaders"?
Does he do it for his own amusement, or to while away the days, or out of some charitable impulse to educate the ignorant cheerleaders among us, or as he says because he "cares about estimating the possibility of a fair return on his investment'?
Or do you think the obvious answer is because is a paid short of the highest order?
Are you having a temper tantrum? Bill's posts challenge the cheerleaders. I don't always take the hook, line and sinker on either side. If you disagree, put up a rational response. Just curious, are you ampereviewer, racavelli, dredding3, boydjeffries, bioresearchalert, luckyjoe779 and nextapp17? I must have missed a few, because at the moment there are 18 thumbs up. That's hard to believe.