It's been my policy for quite some time to put all bashers and most pumpers on ignore. But after the recent down swings, which seemed to indicate that less informed investors are being swayed by the lies and half-truths proffered by those with a cheap price on their integrity, I'm making an effort to respond. Here are my guidelines for every response to a basher:
1) Identify the individual as a basher so that all will know moving forward that they are basher.
2) Identify the lies or misinformation so that it will be identifiable in the future even if presented by another basher or by the same basher under a different alias.
3) Respond with facts. Credibility is everything. Site sources if possible.
4) Berate them. Mostly for fun, but also because most bashers are intelligent individuals attempting to manipulate the masses. The last thing a smart person likes to be called is stupid. But again, mostly do it for fun.
This board has been overrun with bashers, pumpers, and uninformed investors. I hope the faithful, and you know who you are, will join me in cleaning up this board.
Great post Hipity, but I am agree with Steve. We need to fight them with new Topic so their post will be moved down. They usually come with their single words and new topic to move good posts away from top of the MB. I fight the same way against them. :). How about we write on a new topic: Answer to Bahser xxxxx :)
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I am a invested in this stock and don't care for the bashers. I think the extreme pumpers are just as bad. I prefer to hear good news but I don't want someone making #$%$ up. I like some of your post and wish more ppl would follow your lead. Its nice to see someone helping others by giving true information and facts
thank you for that
It is a good approach. I will try to explain the science if I think there is a genuine desire to learn.
Great points. When the lurkers can see that the basher is not a legitimate posters the basher has lost influence.
No, no. The point is not to educate the basher, but to educate anybody potentially reading the basher's post. The basher may or may not feign a "genuine desire to learn," but a sound response should be provided to address the lies and/or misinformation that may sway subsequent readers.
I like this approach as well. It also forces you to make sure you are rock solid on all your facts. Going back and re-doing DD always turns up some nee great information and will re-affirm your original stance.