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Several people have complained about the rising political content of METAR recently, and the lower quality of the posts.

Why do people write political posts on METAR, when everyone knows that METAR is NOT for politics and that there are other places where they would be welcome?

Why do people respond to political and/or provocative posts, which simply reinforces the original poster?

Why do people rec political posts, in fact giving them dozens of recs when a post with true Macroeconomic importance, such as my post about the Congressional Oversight Panel paper about banks, which took me hours to research and write, only got 5 recs???

I am not your Mom. If you don't like the direction METAR is going, clean up your act.

If you want quality posts, don't bitch and moan -- do some research and post quality material about Macroeconomics on METAR! Be part of the solution, not part of the problem!

If you don't want politics, DO NOT WRITE OR RESPOND TO OR REC POLITICAL AND/OR PROVOCATIVE POSTS!.

METAR is an analytical board, not a board for passions. This is because passion clouds the mind and diminishes investing success -- and METAR is an investing board!

If your blood pressure rises when you read a post, do NOT respond to it! If your blood pressure rises when you are writing a post, do NOT post it! If you read such a post, do NOT rec it!

If you read a post that contains actual data and/or actual original macroeconomic thinking and analysis, rec the post!

If you complain about the declining quality of METAR, consider -- YOU are part of METAR!

Think about and post how Macroeconomic trends can help us invest better, make more money and lower our risks -- or post on another board.

Wendy
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