|FAQ. Version 1. And there are no plans for updates. (Sincere apologies to Fred Manzo.)|
1. Opening Statement: Welcome New Visitors to the Curmudgeon Thread, the Thread About Nothing.
Before beginning, we'd like to make 4 points:
First, consider going somewhere else. There's no hope for meaningful dialogue on this thread. Once you have been acclimated to this thread, all hope is lost.
Second, as the threader states (moron), the only thing off topic is rudeness. Unless of course you are a "thread elder/old fart" in which case, anything goes (see cApollo posts, and,:
Third, please help us to learn more about you. Fill in your SI profile and provide personal and detailed insights into your life and interests. The old farts here need more fodder and their constant repetition of the same old topics is really becoming tiresome (see Apollo posts).
Let us know your true feelings:
Fourth, this thread is meant to compliment the "main thread" (Gorilla and King Portfolio candidates), and is used by many of the same posters on that thread. It is often used to blow off steam or when things aren't going well with one's portfolio (see tekboy).
If you have a question, first check the header, or this message, and then, if you really think it's necessary, check with a seasoned curmudgeon at your own risk. I have no plans to help anyone. And if you’re wondering if you are a curmudgeon,:
Posters to this thread should have a firm grasp of advanced G&K metrics:
...and of the “long-term-buy-and-hold” philosophy, typical of true G&K'ers portfolio (ignoring moment to moment movements in stock price):
So, when the time comes, please post, and serve up some fresh meat.
2. Objective: There is no objective. Weren't you paying attention??
....1. Opening Statement (check, done)
....2. Objective (ditto)
....4. Definition of Terms
....5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (all of you)
....6. Common uses of the Thread
....7. Closing Statement.
Definition of Terms: (in no particular order)
Curmudgeon =1archaic: MISER 2: a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man; cuf’s favorite: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner."
Hermudgeon, et al:
Discontinuous innovations (frontiers of technology):
Gorilla Game Tribunal, with Judge DS, presiding: The People v. Uncle “Nostradamus” FranQ : (in January, it was funny, trust me)
More from da Judge:
Remember, profanity is forbidden:
Pink feather boa gal:
Sympathy (for threadmates):
More Curmudgeon Sympathy (aka, The softer side of DS):
Da (always happy) man, rare curmudgeonliness:
Did he really say that??
Medical discussions = tax deductions for
Helpful suggestions for Mike’s computer problem:
Market directions and investing:
The ultimate curmudgeon: cA, cDS or …:
French 101: The opposite of water (trademarked by cDS, explained by
Multilingual motorcycle man:
Frequently asked questions (FAQ):
What is the Curmudgeon mantra?
What’s a momo? (ref. also ET)
What is “the pot calling the kettle ‘black’”?
What is a Theme Trader?
What is the Curmudgeon Handshake?:
Can’t say it in words?
Nice try, cJill:
Who told Mike?
How does one become knighted?:
Common uses of the thread: