Insulting is often 2-way, but shorts more tend to insult longs. This stock is generally on an upward trend. Perhaps more than 98% of the shorts have been under water over the last two years. They got frustrated. They pretend to be others (experts or frustrated longs). Lol. They certainly have more rights throwing insults at longs, and longs shouldn't feel offended when we are robbing them of their money. ;-)
You seem like a more decent guy, and you sure don't have to get involved in this. I don't use the bulletin boards much, but I'm real long on VMW and its technology, and thought I would stop in to read some interesting posts. Instead I find "Paul." I have no idea of his other aliases, I just don't like bullies. I don't think he speaks for VMware, or the VMW longs. That kind of abuse doesn't belong here. (Did you read his threat to get somebody's IP, ISP, and then contact their workplace? Very bizarre, to say the least.) Don't worry, I'm not going to be a pain here, this board isn't what I expected. Good luck to you, good investing, and go VMW!
"but shorts more tend to insult longs." -- That is completely false on this board.
I came on the board and gave REASONS why the stock woulds go down, and the stock DID go down. What did I get in return? 10+ IDs zero-starring my posts within minutes (30+ later on) and many deleted posts as a result.
PauI came on and basically admitted he was behind the starring along with a non-sensical threat, many insults, and not a single iota of rational discussion about VMW, purportedly the subject of "discussion" on this board.
The entire thread is there for you to see if you simply change your ratings to 1-star. The facts are clear as day, and they support me and others in this.
So if you refuse to look at facts here, I really can't help you.
As far as who is underwater, that's another matter entirely. I made a large amount of money in the last few days on VMW, and I posted my calls AT THE TIME when I made them. I make my trades with options generally. If a trade goes against me, I bail or I reverse it. This one did very well.
But I have NEVER read a single sentence from you or your "ally" PauI_m_33 that would qualify as an argument or a justification for VMW's current valuation. In fact, I've read nothing even remotely adult from you or him. If you make a rational argument, keeping in mind that VMW is richly valued, I will listen, and it may even result in a long position on my part. As for PauI_m_33, I have him on ignore because he's incapable of being an adult.
I asked a few legitimate question. I don't think that Paul had threatened anyone. Insulting you particularly? Yes. But you first called him "loser".
Your complaining about longs deleting your posts is UNIQUE. The same complaining had appeared here for many months. THAT person making the same complaining (for months) had complained about VMW being richly valued over and over, only seeing VMW going up and up...
When VMW is on its long way up, longs are MORE often called idiots, moron, or fools. A lot of such posts were simply not responded. You can go back and check, especially those with the words in a title. I can understand those frustrations, which is a good sign for me (being inevitably impartial ;-).
BTW, you insulted me. I guess that you didn't notice when you yourself did it.
VMware is growing revenue at about 45%, and will most likely over 30% for this year. Incomes could grow much faster. Forward P/E is conservatively projected as 45 (if net cash is included), by the street. So, VMW has a lot of upside, especially for a long term. A lot of shorts fought against VMW over time and growth, and were wiped out. Be prepared, unless you just want to make a few short or quick bucks, not without significant risks.
Please stop putting your personal intent behind my statements. I hardly ever star* anyone's post. I hardly ever label my posts with "buy" "strong buy" or whatever.
You came on this board and gave a bunch of un-backed hogwash about VMW and when challenged you went on attacks of unfounded accusations and common horseplay which shorts or shortsighted people are notoriously engaged in.
But don't let reality have anything to do with it.