I have been asked by many to provide psychological profiles of a few on this board.
And unfortunately, I am sorry I cannot comply with the requests. From what I have seen, there are a few individuals here who are a little "out there", but nothing in comparison to MK. Everyone is going to blow of a little steam here and there, and that is totally normal. Some people choose to take out frustration by fishing, some choose a public forum with complete strangers.
I do not have enough data compiled to assess these individuals. With that said, I do not think anyone here is as in need of medical attention as much as MK.
Together, we can work to bring these message groups back to a level of high ethical standards. We can ignore the ones who are troubled, and bring back the essence of trading here and bouncing ideas back and forth to one another. That is the purpose of these streams. To help each other.
A new year is approaching. Think of how much can be done if everyone worked together here. Some of the posters here are solid traders. And I am sure, like me, some just come by to see what is going on from time to time, only to be turned away by filth and nonsense.
Lets make 2014 a great year. Lets work together and stop being immature.
There is a core group of good guys and good traders on this board. However, with the exception of yourself, xman and myself no one seems to want to take on the bad apples of the board (pud, moveavgtrader, vegan voga, and kibbbles). These bad apples only purposes is to disrupt the flow of information that you talk about in your post. With the exception of moveavgtrader, they all have a dozen or so aliases that they use to taunt, stalk and generally harass anyone that tries to clean up the board. Yahoo itself is move of the problem than the solution. I am all ears if you have any news ideas on how to clean up this board so that people can start exchanging trading ideas once again.
Trollalert, I have emailed Yahoo several times about MK and his outright lies and fraud filled posts on this message service. To the best of my understanding, they have removed his original user id, but they need to block his IP address completely to rid him of this board for good.
Anytime I have an issue, I simply email yahoo with the users id and post content. Once the filth is rid of this board, the good traders can return.