Re: PSN - Maintaining Margins - tofinocreek
I don't think this board should be cluttered with PSN talk, but your post seem to contain several wrong assertions:
"The problem with NAwar's posts (and his article) was that he did not add any new information, did not connect his conclusions to the information he referenced"
Yes, I did not add new information, I was not posting news, I was posting analysis, which is in essence a study of existing information.
"pretended to be seeking input from the board for his article long after he had in fact submitted his article for publication."
How could you possibly know that? I requested input from VF and IV, in addition I had my own input, when I was comfortable I had enough information, I submitted my article. Having said that, SA allows users to comment, you were and still welcome to post your input there.
"He did not bother to answer questions asked by me and others here about his position."
I am not sure, which questions you asked and I did not answer, I answered all posts that were civil and respectful. (I have few people on ignore as well, so I am not sure if those people asked anything).
"His article merely referred to issues we had previously discussed here, and presented them as his own analysis (without any actual analysis). Some "professional"."
So in the start you mention that I did not take the message board input, now you claim that I stole the message board input?. By all means, I have been investing for 14 years, and I have been writing articles for several years way before I even was a member of IV. By all means, some of my views may sync with other posters opinions; not every analysis I put in an article is unique to my mind, other posters may share similar views and may have wrote about them in posts or otherwise.
There were quite few people who did not like what they considered to be a negative tone in my article, thus instead of dealing with the subject matter, they decided to attack my person, this is the standard operating procedure of a smear campaign.
If you follow the history of all my IV posts, you will see that I have always maintained a civil and respectful approach in my dealing with other fellow posters; further more I have always posted under my real name and real identity, because I have nothing to hide, and nothing to be ashamed of. Honourable men don't hide behind screen names; especially when they accuse others of mischief.