What does "Bulls Board" or "Bears Board" in a Subject title mean?
The moderators of Subjects with these designations have a free hand to ban members for posting content which is contrary to the Bull/Bear designation in the title. Frequently the banned users are referred to as "bashers" or "pumpers" but often they are simply posting hard questions or comments which run contrary to the desired theme.
In order to accomodate the moderators and other users who wish to engage in limited discussion, we have provided these designations so as to advise readers of the board's investment perspective. Moderators of such designated boards can ban users for posting contrary content. As a result, these boards tend to be one-sided in their discussion of the stock in question. The individual board moderator ultimately makes that determination. Bans issued on these boards do not extend beyond the scope of each individual board.
Readers wishing to read or engage in bona fide open discussion should consider the potentially diminished value of these boards when using their content for due diligence.
It is up to the user to decide if the moderator is trying to maintain a good "signal-to-noise" ratio or if they are simply limiting dissenting opinions.
Users will often find other Silicon Investor boards covering the same stock or subject which are available for open discussion. They can usually be found by entering the ticker or company name in the search box at the top of the page, and selecting "Subject" from the drop down list. In the absence of alternatives, registered users (level 2 and greater) can start a new board here.
The most recently active boards carrying these designations can be found here: Bulls Boards Bears Boards