Quote from babutime:
Wow, witty! Now how about you go ahead and exude the insanely awesome online debating skills you've amassed over the years- particularly the type that attempts to start a conversation with another lame sarcasm.
"Exceptions to the rule" ? really? I wonder what the rules are. Pray tell.
I was hinting at you when I mentioned the mocking part. It was to the rest. As for the naivety of the question, yes, precisely because buddy's naive is why he's asking a question. If he knew the answers, he wouldn't ask.
Anyone who attempts to deride someone who dares ask a question without following up with something helpful should check themselves first. Their inflated ego probably doesn't correlate well with their bank balance or their IQ.
No kidding if he knew the answer, he wouldn't ask the question. The problem is that he didn't know how to ask the question in a way that was conducive to getting a good answer. Can you see the difference?
When you said you were a "newbie", I thought you only meant at trading, not at life.
The rule, my naive internet interlocutor, is that people primarily act in their own self-interest. A subset of that rule is that people will mock those they perceive as weak for sport.
Again, I didn't mock the original question, I only pointed out why I thought others were, based on my experience.