No. of Recommendations: 7
My last post on this thread.

1. There have been many more posts in this thread than there have been newcomer posts. If we really care about the bandwidth ...

2. Beware of uninteneded consequences. For every newbie that gets a stern redirect, there are twenty lurkers wondering if they should ask their questions. If they see beginner questions getting polite, complete, courteous answers here, they will figure that's what we do here. The number seen here now is the barest tip of what could emerge. Anyone who doubts this can review a few days messages from before the board split in July 1999.

3. Beware of static analysis. On the name issue the conversation

Mechanical Investing -Beginners and the other Mechanical Investing-Advanced

> Message 30669 convinced me this was a bad idea.

>> Yes, but we have the problem anyway.


I believe we have managed to skip 80-90% of the problem, and the occasional newcomer that ends up here by mistake is a tiny trickle compared to the torrent that would show up here on purpose if the names made it clearer.

I'll be watching how the thread winds down.
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