Believe it or not...people learn a lot from these boards. Thx to some posters, the news is here as fast as its public. Sometime people see what you will not see. By coming here, you get exposed to that knowledge. Why do you think certain posters try to refute, disprove, debunk, downplay all the knowledge. Because knowledge can influence and damage.
Over and over posting is also necessary. Just like our minds, things escape our attention. A new comer might not dig that far to realize whats ahead. Take over 1 billion notes deal for example. Many new comers are clueless about it and would buy the stock cause they just saw a big drop and think its undervalued now. They will get educated here.