The idiots are talking about re implementing the uptick rule for shorting, like it's going to fix all the problems with the stock market. I have two questions about it. 1. Does this affect someone who is long and just wants to sell? Is it known at the time of the sale if it is a short sale? 2. If you want to sell short, why can you not just put in a buy order for a tiny amount to get an uptick? You put in a sell order then a buy order that would trigger the sell.