About Silicon Investor:
Silicon Investor was launched on August 8, 1995 (the day before Netscape's IPO). The first true community on the World Wide Web, early-adopters quickly immigrated from AOL, Compuserve, and Prodigy. In late 1996 SI accounted for more than 5% of all pages in the Alta Vista search engine (way before Google existed!)
Since then, 83,698 registered members have posted 28,910,596 public messages. Each of these messages is available either by browsing the topic-specifc Subject message boards, or by using the Advanced Search feature available to Registered Members.Site's Organization
There are 5 large icons at the top of every page that take you to the most fequently used features by SI Members. You must be logged in to the site to utilize these.
Mail is a Registered User's private box listing messages received from other users.
SubjectMarks stores a summary of your favorite Subjects and keeps track of those with new messages since the last time you checked. You can add and remove Subjects from each Subject's main page.
PeopleMarks stores a summary of your favorite People and keeps track of those with new messages since the last time you checked. You can add and remove PeopleMarks by clicking on a Member's name and then selecting the desired action from their Profile page.
Keepers allow you to save your favorite public posts. If you are a pack rat, you can further organize posts into your own custom file folders.
Settings shows your account information, and provides a place for you to change your Alias and.or Password, and access to customize your Profile and Interface Settings.
New Users may wish to begin by clicking on Home Logo above, then selecting a top-level Forum of interest, and then selecting a specific Subject. Or, you can enter a stock ticker or name in the search box. Or, you can select from several screens of Hot Subjects, and popular Subjects and People. Individual Forum lists and the Hot lists can be sorted by clicking on various column headings.Miscellaneous Subject Screening Tools
New Subjects lists the 20 most recently created discussion Subjects.
Hot Subjects screens the boards with the most posting activity. The default view lists the boards with the greatest percentage increase in new posts in the past 24 hours versus the previous 7 days. Clicking Last 24 hours will list the most active boards in order of new posts made during the past 24 hours. Boards must be at least a week old before qualifying for inclusion on the Hot Lists.
Top SubjectMarks is a screen of the most SubjectMarked boards, updated hourly. The list can be sorted by clicking on any of the following column headings:
Top PeopleMarks is a screen of the most PeopleMarked members, updated each night. Members who have not posted in the past 30 days are excluded unless the box is checked and then clicking the Refresh button. The list can be sorted by clicking on any of the following column headings:
Or just type some keywords in the search box at the top of the page!