in flagging up the *orange is the new blue* issue, i can honestly say that i was not trying to start off a huge debacle. however, it definitely has exposed (for better or worse) that there are a number of posters that purport to be doing rather well, when in fact there's not a lot going on. this boils down to our basic human instincts which rally around survival theory. in projecting an image of success, you talk yourself up and ultimately believe in yourself. the jury is out as to whether this is harmless or destructive. where it gets dangerous tho is when you hoodwink the very audience that you are trying to *impress*.Halliday wrote: ↑Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:54 amGiven the amount of greyhound racing each day,and the opportunities available , if this thread has made people take a look at the markets then that's a positive as Peter says .
I guess this thread brings out what's best and what's bad about this forum. There are many helpful ,incisive,inquiring, inspirational,thought provoking threads/posters that give you that extra push and point you in the right direction .
Then there are the Walter Mitty attention seekers, who unfortunately often come across as being genuine, but are deceiving themselves and others .
I think everyone knows my views on posting P/L and the Walter Mittys of this world ( made my views clear on the SHR Trading thread)
Unfortunately " Memphis " despite some thought provoking posts and knowledge comes into this category( confirmed in no uncertain terms to me by someone who has "knowledge of him ). Let's wish him well with a certain amount of sorrow, and hope he gets over his delusions
It would be great to trust and take everything at face value, but alas we can't
I enjoy reading the posts on here and some have been a great help to me , my advice is pick out the best bits, but ultimately do your own thing, choose a sport you have an interest in .. and enjoy what you do.
anyway, from this car crash there is a silver lining (or is that a silver shadow if it were a roller ); we've all identified that the greys might be a suitable territory for testing out low risk strategies.