As mentioned here by Baron in this thread: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=168825 âEricP and others: If you'd like, I could create a private forum where you and other serious traders could interact with each other without newbies and trolls disrupting the conversation. Users would have to be added manually, and their access to the forum would be dependent on their past post history on ET. If their past is questionable, or they have no past history at all, a.k.a. a new user, they don't get in...period. What do you think?â May I ask what ever happened to this idea? As one of the professional traders that have been disappointed with ET over the last year or so, I would like to see something implemented that would attempt to keep quality traders here. I realize that self moderation, charging money, and reducing stupid posts wonât work but that doesnât mean you canât do anything at all. My one biggest complaint is that the obvious trolls are allowed to push away the quality traders. I can think of many members who left out of simple frustration when their addition to the site was quite substantial.