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Discussion in 'Trading' started by Baron, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    I've been seeing a lot of lazy thread posting lately, which means that members are just throwing any thread they want into the Trading forum, which is not the intended purpose of this forum at all.

    The reason why we have a generic "Trading" forum is so that members can have a place to put threads that do not fit well into any of the other more specific forums. When you post your thread in the wrong forum, you are drastically reducing the chances that your thread will get the response you are wanting. Many members are experts in certain areas, and they have clicked on the "Follow this Forum" button for each of the forums they like the most, which means they get notified whenever a new thread is started in one of the forums they follow. If you put your question in the wrong forum, you may not be reaching the people who can help you simply because they aren't being notified about your thread.

    So do yourself and other members a favor by not starting threads in this forum without first checking to see if your thread topic would fit better into one of the other forums.

    Examples:
    • If you are talking about indicators or chart patterns, your thread should be put in the Technical Analysis forum, not here.
    • If you have a problem with your trading platform, that thread should be put in the Trading Software forum, not here.
    • If you are posting a link to a financial news article, then post it in the Wall St. News forum, not here.
    • If you have a question about an order type, then post it in the Order Execution Forum, not not here.

    Thanks for your cooperation!
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014
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