Once again Austin is a hypocrite and not a man of his word. He said he was leaving the other coiled markets thread but yet he had to return. When I gave him 4 years of statements in order to have him leave ET forever he never did ..he just keeps coming back.....When I asked him to post a link to my "bar break" sysyem which he told everyone was "crap" he couldn't do so......The bottom line is this: he just doesn't comply with his promises.....yet he expects others to comply with his....I've already been down this road with him... Now he expects me to comply and prove I know how to post a trade blotter......perhaps in September I 'll actually waste my time.....but this brings up the real subject of this thread and that is: What benefit does anyone get from posting blotters? I'm sure this has been asked before but I'm not looking for a link to another thread....... here are some possible ideas : 1)You are looking for feedback and some ego stroking .......that's cool, we all do a bit of that in our own way 2)You are looking to have a reference to point potential customers to and you are a vendor. 3)You are getting help from fellow traders and the blotter is keeping you honest with your results... 4)You have such fragile self esteem that any grasp at recognition is welcome......you need validation!! None of these prove you actually trade. It just proves you know how to post a blotter...How toatlly ridiculous to equate the two... I think it would benefit the forum greatly if you posted the specific reasons for your trades and then if you want to post the actual fills then good for you. Knock yourself out if the blotter d kn Some may find free ideas more convincing if they see a blotter.......gheesh how lazy can folks be if they aren't willing to do their own research and you have to try and prove that the free ideas work to them......How ungrateful for people to expect that.... Ok so what are the other obvious ones that don't fit into item 1- 4 above?