I agree with above poster from 2011. ET has become even more biased than before.
I was banned for disagreeing with Thread orignator who I believe's main function is post generation.
[I actually could care less about the ban, ET has very little substance left, primarily used for comic relief]
In this instance, however, I noticed a pattern of Post manipulation, Edits, deletions etc when ever they were unfavorable to the OP, basically calling him out for lack of transparency. If a person continued to challenge the OP, he would have the user banned. I noticed a large percentage of people no longer posting and then negative posts removed.
To follow is the post I made which had the user name "Mellow" banned and confirmed my comments. After Banning all reference to it was deleted.
"Posted by optionpro007"
This thread has a significant quantity of posts deleted by the moderator. Probably they were deleted. I don't have time or interest of following every detail.
"Posted/Reply by Mellow"
Moderator? This journal reads more like blog or column with a full time editor than a trade journal. It is heavily biased.
Unfavorable posts are deleted or re written completely out of context. Users who are skeptic, or speak against the OP get banned yet OP can use insulting, defamatory words and names without reprisal.
Recent example. OP threatened libel suit, yet he previously called other members assclowns, convicts, etc... now all reference have been removed, but not until it was pointed out to OP that his behavior may also be actionable.
OP advertises openly to his so called hedge fund association. Claims he has permission, yet according to ET terms of service and rules only paying site sponsers may do so.
6. Advertisements and solicitations of any kind are strictly prohibited unless you are a paying site sponsor.
What I don't completely understand is why the double standard?
Why is this thread treated differently than other ET threads?
Why the favorable treatment?
Why can OP get other peoples posts deleted or edited so often?
Why can OP get users banned so quickly? Why does he also? There is an ignore feature after all.
Does OP have different editing rights than other users? Many of his posts are deleted or changed long after the 30 minute period. People need to rely on screenshots to follow this thread.
Is OP actually a sponsor or stealth vendor?
Link to thread: http://www.elitetrader.com/et/index.php?threads/the-surf-report.285862/