Why did this forum die?

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by tiktok » Fri, 27 Nov 2020 9:31 pm

The only word you need to know about ETFs is Vanguard.
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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by malcontent » Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:23 pm

I’m a US person so I have to keep my investments US based to avoid PFIC rules, but I generally keep an 80/20 split between US and Emerging Asia. Nothing in Europe or Japan. For US exposure, I mainly invest in VTI - the US total market index. For Asian markets I like the S&P Asia 50 Index, ticker AIA.

My spouse is non-US so most of our investments are held under her name for tax reasons. But I also max out my Roth IRA every year, since that is an even better tax shelter than she is :cool:

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by Wd40 » Sun, 29 Nov 2020 10:00 pm

The last 1 month has been awesome for my portfolio. I was generally bearish most of the year, but I increased my allocation to equities, just before the election from 30% to 40%. Now I wish, I had increased it even more, haha.

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by malcontent » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 1:04 am

I follow Jack Bogle’s advice: maximum 120 minus your age in stocks. I stick with a disciplined DCA at month end. Although admittedly, I cheated and did a few extra in Feb/Mar this year, which is bad even though it’s good... if that makes any sense?

I’m always more nervous about being out of the market when it goes up than being in the market when it goes down. Down will always go up again, plus you get a bargain in the mean time.

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by eren_jaeger » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:51 am

The reason being because there were two moderators who were particularly anal about anything that people posted in this forum, making this portal fairly toxic and therefore pissed off a lot of members who went to other portals instead. And now these two moderators are being banned from this portal instead.
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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by tiktok » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:54 am

Have to agree with you there, I've never seen moderators as toxic on any other forum.
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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by tiktok » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:04 pm

Wait, SMS has been banned? That's almost as great as Trump losing the election!
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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:25 pm

Which moderators are those? You must have some inside information?

eren_jaeger wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:51 am
The reason being because there were two moderators who were particularly anal about anything that people posted in this forum, making this portal fairly toxic and therefore pissed off a lot of members who went to other portals instead. And now these two moderators are being banned from this portal instead.

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by eren_jaeger » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:48 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:25 pm
Which moderators are those? You must have some inside information?

eren_jaeger wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:51 am
The reason being because there were two moderators who were particularly anal about anything that people posted in this forum, making this portal fairly toxic and therefore pissed off a lot of members who went to other portals instead. And now these two moderators are being banned from this portal instead.
LOL there is no inside information needed. The comments are publicly viewable and you are judged by how you pen down your thoughts (yes, you are judged even if you are a moderator)

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by malcontent » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 1:46 pm

Maybe a better title for this thread is, how can this forum be improved? Can you elaborate on specific examples that are contributing to this toxic perception?

Not everyone perceives things the same way, what is deemed normal/acceptable in one culture may be abhorrent to another. For example, I do know that some cultures have a brash, in-your-face communication style while others have a very indirect and face-saving style of communication. There are bound to be some crossed wires between those two!

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 3:35 pm

eren_jaeger wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:51 am
The reason being because there were two moderators who were particularly anal about anything that people posted in this forum, making this portal fairly toxic and therefore pissed off a lot of members who went to other portals instead. And now these two moderators are being banned from this portal instead.
Can I have some of whatever it is you are smoking? Since this boards inception there has only been one moderator who was let go and he had never lived or worked in Singapore. Good try, sweetpea, but no cigar. :roll:
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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by eren_jaeger » Mon, 30 Nov 2020 4:04 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 3:35 pm
eren_jaeger wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:51 am
The reason being because there were two moderators who were particularly anal about anything that people posted in this forum, making this portal fairly toxic and therefore pissed off a lot of members who went to other portals instead. And now these two moderators are being banned from this portal instead.
Can I have some of whatever it is you are smoking? Since this boards inception there has only been one moderator who was let go and he had never lived or worked in Singapore. Good try, sweetpea, but no cigar. :roll:
Sorry my bad.. Apparently these two are still hanging around here. Hopefully two new leaves have turned over.

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:29 am

eren_jaeger wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:48 pm
Strong Eagle wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:25 pm
Which moderators are those? You must have some inside information?

eren_jaeger wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:51 am
The reason being because there were two moderators who were particularly anal about anything that people posted in this forum, making this portal fairly toxic and therefore pissed off a lot of members who went to other portals instead. And now these two moderators are being banned from this portal instead.
LOL there is no inside information needed. The comments are publicly viewable and you are judged by how you pen down your thoughts (yes, you are judged even if you are a moderator)
You are the person who stated that two moderators were "being banned". Since I am a moderator and I know all the other moderators, AND, I am not banned, I am truly curious to know which of us is "being banned". Seriously.

PS: We're doubly/triply judged as moderators. Some expect us not to comment upon the threads that are posted. Others expect us to allow complete turds to run roughshod over the forums, yelling "censorship" if a post is deleted. Others are unhappy because we don't delete enough posts.

Please feel free to post whatever you want. Judge away. You will be deleted/banned from the forum for only a couple of reasons.

a) Posting libelous content about another person without corroboration. Post away if it's verifiably true.

b) Advertising

c) Ongoing posting of factually incorrect information.

I can assure you that most other forums have mods that are far more "anal". Otherwise, you're welcome to your judgments. We seek posters with informed, enlightened posts in this forum. We put up with posters who post the trash, the inane, and the repetitive.

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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by shunkwugga » Tue, 01 Dec 2020 6:17 am

I will say that SMS and SE run a tight ship, but they really do come off pretty gruff for anyone just arriving to the forum. No offense intended. Thinking back to my Navy days you guys remind me of salty old warrant officers who have seen everything under the sun. After 20+ years at sea, there isn't really anything magical about it anymore, it's just more of the same problems, different names, different days. Maybe not empathy fatigue, moderation fatigue?

You guys are great and deal with some wacky stuff pretty quickly, but speaking frankly you don't ALWAYS make the best welcome committee, and from what I can tell you two are some of the more active posters so you guys are very often the first person anyone interacts with here. A bad interaction probably means you are the last interaction people have here as well. As for solutions, no clue. I am not going to pretend to understand how this show is run, just telling you what it looks like from here!

EDIT: All that said, I don't think this forum is dying, its just really really slow.
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Re: Why did this forum die?

Post by eren_jaeger » Tue, 01 Dec 2020 7:40 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:29 am
eren_jaeger wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:48 pm
Strong Eagle wrote:
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:25 pm
Which moderators are those? You must have some inside information?


LOL there is no inside information needed. The comments are publicly viewable and you are judged by how you pen down your thoughts (yes, you are judged even if you are a moderator)
You are the person who stated that two moderators were "being banned". Since I am a moderator and I know all the other moderators, AND, I am not banned, I am truly curious to know which of us is "being banned". Seriously.

PS: We're doubly/triply judged as moderators. Some expect us not to comment upon the threads that are posted. Others expect us to allow complete turds to run roughshod over the forums, yelling "censorship" if a post is deleted. Others are unhappy because we don't delete enough posts.

Please feel free to post whatever you want. Judge away. You will be deleted/banned from the forum for only a couple of reasons.

a) Posting libelous content about another person without corroboration. Post away if it's verifiably true.

b) Advertising

c) Ongoing posting of factually incorrect information.

I can assure you that most other forums have mods that are far more "anal". Otherwise, you're welcome to your judgments. We seek posters with informed, enlightened posts in this forum. We put up with posters who post the trash, the inane, and the repetitive.
Appreciate your regurgitation of the forum rules here, I have already answered to your question. In case you missed it, please read my reply to your fellow mate above.

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