Where did everyone go?

trade2finind

Junior member
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I just joined this site but found it odd that there are many members who have joined +1 year ago w/ less than 10 postcount and have not logged in for quite so time. Where did they all go?
 

gamma

Experienced member
1,231 331
...They all lost their millions and are now selling the big issue...!

Lol!

I suppose we can expect an article in the big issue on trading soon!
Not that I read it Does anybody?
 

GammaJammer

Experienced member
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Most people here, just as with any internet forum, come along and have a look a couple of times then drift away. That's not particularly peculiar to T2W.

That said the site is currently suffering a large drift away of members who were once very active posters, and this is in no small part due to the direction the leadership is taking. In aligning the site, rightly or wrongly, with the broad interests of the lower end of the membership, ability / experience wise, they will always attract a lot of subscribers, but will increasingly struggle for deeper debate and meatier content imho. Systems sellers will win, a bit like japanese knotweed. You can keep pruning, but the rise is inexorable.

GJ
 

Mr. Charts

Legendary member
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I think it's more that a small handful of frequent posters have trashed the site with junk, apparently for a laugh and/or because they have nothing better to do with their time.
New members join, see the vast quantity of rubbish and go elsewhere.
There are also serial multi-nickers who again think it's a laugh to keep posting junk.
Quite often newbies and sometimes potentially good posters are leapt upon and put off.

Overall result:
quantity up
quality down

Richard
 

trade2finind

Junior member
43 0
That said, this is still the largest forum for daytraders and traders in general, is that not correct?
 

pedro01

Guest
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how many people on here are actually trading though ?

I did my bit today - in fact I believe Mr Charts got XCO on the way down after I got it on the way up. Bugger got more cents out of it than me though.. :smart:
 

GammaJammer

Experienced member
1,243 830
That said, this is still the largest forum for daytraders and traders in general, is that not correct?


Depends what measures you use I think. It's got the highest number of registered members I would guess, but I really don't think thats a guide to active members, let alone active traders as a subset.
 

Mr10%

Junior member
47 22
FF, Elitetrader, Trade2win, TradersLab, TradersTSD(or whatever), fxfisherman, fxstreet. I know i've missed one.
 

gamma

Experienced member
1,231 331
how many people on here are actually trading though ?

A very interesting question indeed!
A major part of the problem is the tag attached to posters name, I remember in the dim and distant past there were some heavy weights such as mr charts and Naz, who would post and they posts were debated and questioned and answered and and the status awarded was justified . When a newbie came along and saw the tag legenday member it meant something, it also made you careful of what you post.
I believe one of the ways to get some credibility back to this forum, is to stop giving out these tags so easily, it should be based on content rather than quantity. This will not diminish the number of posting but actually encourage better postings and get posters to pay more attention to the important issues, such as in a newspaper where there is a lot of chaff,
you can skip the stuff you are not interested in and get to the real issues that matter.In sense real traders will see the tag legendary member and know he talks trading and not chaff.
 

everyonerich

Experienced member
1,109 43
I think it's more that a small handful of frequent posters have trashed the site with junk, apparently for a laugh and/or because they have nothing better to do with their time.
New members join, see the vast quantity of rubbish and go elsewhere.
There are also serial multi-nickers who again think it's a laugh to keep posting junk.
Quite often newbies and sometimes potentially good posters are leapt upon and put off.

Overall result:
quantity up
quality down

Richard

pretty much true.. i used to post something more useful when i joined this forum. but over time.. its getting sick to reinventing the wheels, same repeating advice and pattern to cope with people keep asking the same question over and over again
 
 
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