Coming from ZeroHedge, I am struck by the dramatic difference in the quality of the dialogue between the two sites. Exercising an appropriate newcomer's politeness, I will not be more specific. My immediate reaction is that ET emulates multiple ongoing Turing tests of various fringe kinds. Forget machine intelligence. The challenge here is that, as a self-proclaimed intelligent person, can you distinguish between a human who is truly intelligent and one who merely imagines himself to be? Given that trading ideation is fraught with self-deception, misdirection and outright error, the distinction is not an easy one to make. I think of this as "remote measurement of intelligence." I googled the expression, and found no exact match, so I think I am on to something. I am on the lookout here for threads to analyze in the style of the "fly on the wall" Turing test. The goal is to find a case of an intelligent poster corresponding with an idiot imposter who has convinced himself, and the intelligent person, that he is intelligent. Suggestions are welcomed, as this is my first trip to the zoo.