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Old 07-21-2011, 09:01 PM   #81
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I registered at Bogleheads about a year ago but I have posted less than 10 times there. The interaction is very different from here. I feel more comfortable here.
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I don't contribute much to that forum at all, though. I'm not sure why - - maybe they are too serious for me. They never even mention bacon or dryer sheets.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:03 PM   #82
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... right now BH has 22 registered, 5 hidden...
Wonder who they are hiding from...
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:06 PM   #83
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Yes, it's like 1st grade. You have to tippy toe around all sorts of issues that you can discuss here without any trouble. Threads get locked at the drop of a hat. It's too bad because there are a lot of very smart people there and one could have a more enjoyable experience if the mods weren't so anal. Don't even ask questions that they disapprove of because a host of self righteous know it alls will reply with belittling answers. It discourages people from posting especially newbies.
I'd give 'em a break.

When that group was the Vanguard Diehards over at M*, H0cu$ joined the board one day and started spouting his spew. M*'s moderators got a number of warnings from people who'd seen H do his thing at other financial discussion boards (including killing two of them), but M* basically ignored the whole controversy until the traffic sold a record number of banner ads the membership had gone well past all five stages.

So a bunch of VDs decamped to start up BH, and suddenly M* realized they needed to do some damage control. As part of the fuss, BH decided that strong moderation was going to be a vital component of the board.

Another big difference between the two discussion boards is that the BH focus is on investing, not so much on retirement. Unfortunately some of their dogs are so good at chasing cars that they never know what to do when they run right past the car, let alone manage to catch it.

Besides where else are you going to be able to interrogate Bernstein, Swedroe, and Ferri? I don't think the first two are posting there any more but back in the day it was quite interesting.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #84
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Another big difference between the two discussion boards is that the BH focus is on investing, not so much on retirement. Unfortunately some of their dogs are so good at chasing cars that they never know what to do when they run right past the car, let alone manage to catch it.
When I was a kid my dog used to run after cars, he'd get ahead of them and bark looking backwards ... and that was going uphill.
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Besides where else are you going to be able to interrogate Bernstein, Swedroe, and Ferri? I don't think the first two are posting there any more but back in the day it was quite interesting.
Bernstein posts on occasion as "wbern" which you can find with a search. Swedroe occasionally posts too.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:22 PM   #85
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Actually all three still post there, at least occasionally. I have been away from the BH board for a while too, but I go back fairly often. There's a ton of good information in there if you can separate the wheat from the chaff. But I can only take it in smallish doses.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:42 PM   #86
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Bernstein posts on occasion as "wbern" which you can find with a search. Swedroe occasionally posts too.
That's good to hear. A few years ago Bernstein actually stopped posting for a while (on advice of his lawyer?!?). Swedroe also once took a protracted posting vacation after he got pretty badly beaten up by the other BHs over some errors in an article that turned out to be written mostly by one of his staff.

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NEWSFLASH: Bernstein slams early retirement!!!
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #87
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I'd give 'em a break.

When that group was the Vanguard Diehards over at M*, H0cu$ joined the board one day and started spouting his spew. M*'s moderators got a number of warnings from people who'd seen H do his thing at other financial discussion boards (including killing two of them), but M* basically ignored the whole controversy until the traffic sold a record number of banner ads the membership had gone well past all five stages.

So a bunch of VDs decamped to start up BH, and suddenly M* realized they needed to do some damage control. As part of the fuss, BH decided that strong moderation was going to be a vital component of the board.

Another big difference between the two discussion boards is that the BH focus is on investing, not so much on retirement. Unfortunately some of their dogs are so good at chasing cars that they never know what to do when they run right past the car, let alone manage to catch it.

Besides where else are you going to be able to interrogate Bernstein, Swedroe, and Ferri? I don't think the first two are posting there any more but back in the day it was quite interesting.
Thanks Nords. Yeah I was a bit heavy handed but some of it was sarcasm. Larry still posts though he did leave for a while after fighting with Rick. It is a very different place than here, I like both but I like here better. As I said, I seldom post there because I am tired of being whacked around.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:03 PM   #88
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Pfft, amateurs--right now e-r.org has 85 members and 469 guests; right now BH has 22 registered, 5 hidden and 167 guests.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #89
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Fully agree.

Before retirement, I had to see people (and "play nice"). Not anymore ...
Forums like this one probably serve as a surrogate for social interaction for many.
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Forums like this one probably serve as a surrogate for social interaction for many.
Yes, I noticed how the topic of social interaction morphed into discussion of various online forums.



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DW only does email online (and travel booking) whereas I have 6 boards that I visit every day. She spends much of the day talking on the phone. I would say that most of my social interaction is online with only occasional face-to-face activity, maybe twice a week.
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:16 PM   #92
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Yes, I noticed how the topic of social interaction morphed into discussion of various online forums.
For me, forums are all the "social interaction" I can stand. It's natural that they are considered in the same subject area from my POV.
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #93
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For me, forums are all the "social interaction" I can stand. It's natural that they are considered in the same subject area from my POV.
I want a little more of a social life than forums, but agree they're in the same subject area.
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