Just a reminder, the search feature does work with the new Beta boards, so it's easy to look up past postings by individual. Your first posting to this board was on 4/12. On 4/14, you claimed to have shorted 5000 shares at $12.20 Canadian. It took about a month for you to see any real profit, so when SLW finally started to drop, you quickly covered your position on 5/17. So while you did make some profit on that short, you missed out on quite a bit more profit from the following month's drop. That probably explains why you weren't on this board last month, since you were probably kicking yourself in the pants for not having the true short conviction that it would go even lower.
So now you're trying another short, and being that it's still summer, you might make some profit on this one, too. But that's the gamble you take when you play the short game - one bad call will wipe out quite a few good calls. That's why most people on this board don't waste time trading in and out. They have the conviction to make one call which is long-term up. They know there will be down periods, but that's just another opportunity for them to buy more.
I wouldn't say that most people on this board don't trade. There is some long term investors that won't sell until who knows when and there are traders, be it swing or day traders. Though I don't like shorting I've done it in the past but only as a day trade since that's mostly what I do with SLW as a stock but swing trade the warrants. And this is an excellent stock to day trade.
And how can you use the "oppertunity" to buy more at lower prices when you haven't sold what you got? Unless you keep putting in money out of your own pocket.
Different people have different ways of making money and buying and holding long position no matter what isn't a best choice all the time. And if one buys any stock and plans on holding it for years why bother keep posting on the forums since that investor doesn't or shouldn't care what each day brings for he is in it for the long haul.