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Author: KarmiCommunist Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 89145  
Subject: TMF Rules…and the Dualistic Word “Troll”. Date: 5/3/2001 6:00 PM
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“All we ask is that it's done in a lawful and civil manner”.
http://www.fool.com/help/foolsrules.htm

i am posting this first to TMF AAPL stock message board, and then to the “Improve the Fool” message board ( http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=100007 - link per TMFCheeze). First to TMF AAPL because that board uses the term “Troll” so often.

As a Day Trader (with a 'Lean Towards the Short Side'), i probably trade more stock in a week than many Investors/Posters do in their lifetime. i have been called “Troll” on TMF AAPL stock message board so many times that it would fill a book, and yet i have been “Warned” & Suspended for “Incivility”…so to speak.

If Stock Message Boards are meant only for those who have Long Term Buy Positions, then what is the purpose of such message boards??? Long Term Buyers and/or Product *LOVERS* (in some cases have never traded a share of stock) seem to *HATE* Shorts or anyone not supporting a Long Term Buy Position (BTW, Day Traders seem to get 'lumped' in with the Shorts).

TMF seems to allow Long Term Buyers to carry their Incivility at least a step further by allowing them to constantly post about “P-Boxing” those who are called “Trolls”…so to speak The Truth.

“All we ask is that it's done in a lawful and civil manner”.
http://www.fool.com/help/foolsrules.htm

TMF offers a “P-Box” solution to those who do not like another poster's posts, but allowing posters to constantly post about whom they are “P-Boxing” is condoning Incivility towards other board members, in me humble Low & Ignorant opinion.

Calling someone a “Troll” is not behaving in a “civil manner”, and the word should be added to TMF's list of violations against the Rules!!!

Me reasons for posting this are numerous, but i will not or have not gone into all of them…so to speak. The Motley Fool is my *FAVORITE* Internet Website, but after at least *SIX* suspensions & who knows how many warnings (BTW, its been 7-days since me last “Warning Notice” – WOW!!!), i decided to speak out against the use of the term “Troll” and posting about “P-Boxing” another poster.

Think “Civil Manner”,

KarmiCommunist
Karmic SLAUGHTERER
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