Pretty sad that you so called "longs" are relying on a "short selling ban" to cover your margined positions. If you dont have the stomach for this sort of thing (casino gambling on the internet aka wall street) you should have stuck it out and became a dentist and drilled down on $250K a year and a lifetime of boredom.
"I have no sympathy for internet trolls who try to make a buck without working for it."
I'm long time in the red ,on my cash positions.I have many dividend paying stocks in the reinvestment plan.Like most people I'm waiting on the market to turn around.Also waiting to see what happens when the "short selling ban" time is up.
By the way, I don't see anything wrong with making a buck without working for it.That is one of the reasons I'm in the market with dividend paying stocks.