I wonder why for such a long time after the crash in 1929, the short uptick rule was not completed, especially after the crazy bull market in late 90s and 2000. What I mean by incomplete is that, why there is no restriction saying you can only cover short in a down-tick? Hey, we need more rules if not less, right? SEC/NASD/NYSE/whatever manipulator special interest groups, i offer you a job to do. What do you think?