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Author: galagan Big gold star, 5000 posts CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 63  
Subject: An on-topic alternative Date: 11/15/2002 5:09 PM
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I am co-opting this inactive board as an experiment.

Hocus has indicated that the Retire Early Home Page board has too many off-topic posts.

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18156663

I am curious whether by moving to a relatively new board, posters who wish to remain on-topic can do so. Alternatively, I am curious how long it might take for problems that exist on one board to migrate to a different board.

This message may be ignored, and no one may come to post here. But I think it's worth at least a token effort, to see if anything can come from moving a board. Just as American immigrants forged a new world after fleeing their homelands, perhaps too those interested in retiring early can forge a new board to allow them the forum they desire.

Best of luck.

dan
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Author: JWR1945 Two stars, 250 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 21 of 63
Subject: Re: An on-topic alternative Date: 11/15/2002 6:53 PM
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dan (galagan)

hocus intends to start his new Financial Independence board in the January to May 2002 time-frame. From what I understand, it is very important that a new discussion board generates a lot of good posts during the first couple of months. That way, visitors will always see something new and keep coming back and some will start posting.

hocus has to finish writing a book before he will have enough time to open the board. hocus intends to write a new post each day at the beginning. That would take up too much time right now but he will have the time later.

Even if this experiment fails, it is still likely that the future Financial Independence discussion board will succeed.

You may have over-committed yourself. In any event, all of my best.

John R.

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Author: ResNullius Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 22 of 63
Subject: Re: An on-topic alternative Date: 11/19/2002 7:02 PM
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Hocus has indicated that the Retire Early Home Page board has too many off-topic posts.

I am curious whether by moving to a relatively new board, posters who wish to remain on-topic can do so.


Religion, politics, sex, and taxes. These seem to be as on-topic as on-topic can be. Retire Early? Yes, I did it. Thanks to the religion of saving and investing, the politics of saving and investing, and I succeeded notwithstanding the plunder of taxes. As for sex, well, you'll have to ask my DW. Onward and upward, so to speak.



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