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Why low traffic
September 30, 2019
1:30 pm
Bud
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Not enough controversy. Only rule should be no spamming no violence and reasonable racial. For example i could post something i feel is significant politically this past weekend but wont

September 30, 2019
3:05 pm
AltaRed
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People come to this forum specifically for discussion on high interest savings and related subjects. Interjecting other crap just lowers the signal to noise ratio and could chase valuable members away. Let's just keep post quality up where it already is.

September 30, 2019
3:19 pm
Nehpets
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AltaRed said
People come to this forum specifically for discussion on high interest savings and related subjects. Interjecting other crap just lowers the signal to noise ratio and could chase valuable members away. Let's just keep post quality up where it already is.  

I wholeheartedly agree! The appeal of this Forum to me is that the topics are narrowly focused on a specific subject of interest, namely high interest rates in Canada.

Diluting that into other areas would dilute the topics I look for to manage my business affairs.

There is nothing wrong with a narrow focus Forum as it does attract, as AltaRed alludes to, a higher quality dedicated actively participating membership.

Forums should not be confused with the recent increase in popularity of social media platforms that constantly spew out a deluge of irrelevant and incohesive crap, with little or no factual basis.

I commend Peter in maintaining a tight hold on the topics for which this Forum is intended, and as long as it remains this way, I will continue as an enthusiastic supporter and participant.

Stephen

September 30, 2019
3:27 pm
JenE
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I agree with Alta Red and Stephen.

September 30, 2019
4:11 pm
Dean
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JenE said
I agree with Alta Red and Stephen.  

Me 2️⃣

Let's stay focused on what this site is about, and keep all that other stuff out❗

sf-cool " Live Long And Prosper " sf-cool

September 30, 2019
6:22 pm
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Dean said

Me 2️⃣

Let's stay focused on what this site is about, and keep all that other stuff out❗  

I agree. There is enough of everything else elsewhere.
The more irrelevancies I have to wade through, the less likely I am to bother with any of it.

October 1, 2019
9:21 am
rodeworthy
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I also agree.
Not much exciting about 'high' interest these days but lets keep the focus. I am here, lurking every day, but finding it more difficult to sort good information from the irrelevant or indiscernible. It may be time (for me) to hang up the accumulation chase and focus on other things.

October 1, 2019
10:04 am
Dean
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rodeworthy said
I also agree.
Not much exciting about 'high' interest these days but lets keep the focus. I am here, lurking every day, but finding it more difficult to sort good information from the irrelevant or indiscernible. It may be time (for me) to hang up the accumulation chase and focus on other things.  

No offence intended, it's just a thought ⬇ sf-smile

Try doing a little less 'luking', and a little more 'participating' & 'contributing' ... then you might feel you're more a part of this place.

sf-cool " Live Long And Prosper " sf-cool

October 1, 2019
12:34 pm
Bill
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Bud has a point, traffic's low (a handful of the same regular contributors), and he's thinking it might because of the lack of "controversy". It's up to Peter if he's fine with the traffic level, maybe he prefers to have "civil" tone vs higher traffic, that's his call. And those regulars seem to agree with him.

October 1, 2019
1:51 pm
rhvic
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Traffic might be low but that is fine with me. I'd rather have just the sane carefully crafted postings relevant to the purpose of this forum, than a host of irrelevant missives by ranting posters, just to boost the numbers. If Bud (or whatever moniker this member chooses next) wants to participate in rants, there are doubtless numerous other sites that will accommodate this.

October 1, 2019
2:55 pm
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I would not change a thing about this site. I find this site so informative and am very thankful for all the useful information it supplies. Its my first site I visit every morning with my coffee!

October 1, 2019
5:32 pm
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The correct response to OP post 1. Was no response.

October 1, 2019
5:39 pm
lisa
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Thanks for making me feel welcome for posting.

October 1, 2019
7:46 pm
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lisa said
Thanks for making me feel welcome for posting.  

Hi Lisa, welcome and thanks for the post. I agree it is a great site to visit with morning coffee. I think GICinvestor was referring to Bud's original post - not to yours. (OP=Original poster) Have a great evening!

October 2, 2019
4:51 am
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lisa said
Thanks for making me feel welcome for posting.  

GICinvestor said
The correct response to OP post 1. Was no response.  

Welcome Lisa. You may have misinterpreted the intent of the response by GICinvestor, which, the way I read it, was commenting on the post that originated this discussion, specifically Post #1, by the OP or Original Poster (an abbreviation often used in Forums to identify the individual who originated the discussion) rather than refer to that individual by their Forum username.

The way I interpreted GICinvestor's response was that he may have felt the provocative nature of the original post, in his view, merited no further discussion.

You are indeed welcome on the Forum, and thanks for joining us and for participating!

Stephen

October 2, 2019
6:06 am
lisa
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Thanks everyone! Lets hope that for some crazy reason interest rates rise and we have lots of great savings account and GIC offers to talk about!

October 2, 2019
9:05 am
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GICinvestor said

The correct response to OP (Bud) post #1. Was no response.  

Yup ⬆

If Mr. Bud isn't getting "enough controversy" in his life, maybe he should start watching more of the U.S. news ... what a Gong Show goin' on down there❗sf-confused

sf-cool " Live Long And Prosper " sf-cool

October 2, 2019
8:05 pm
Loonie
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i believe i was someone like Benjamin Graham who said boring is best when it comes to investing.

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