Monday Morning Rules of the Board

We hope you all had a Happy Independence Day and were not affected by the horrific incident in Highland Park, Illinois.

Please review Saul’s Rules below that often get ignored–as they did recently after an off-topic post with the poster specifically requesting to answer off-board, https://discussion.fool.com/i-built-a-website-for-this-board-is-…. Ignoring The Rules just posted a few days earlier, https://discussion.fool.com/monday-morning-rules-of-the-board-35…, puts a heavy burden especially on Saul who donates a lot of time and energy to keep this board one of the best in fooldom. So please, do read or reread The Rules and abide by them so we won’t lose the many knowledgeable posters from whose wisdom we all profit.

Thank you.

Our board has rules. It’s not like other boards. It is these Rules that keeps this board so valuable to you, and to all of us. If you don’t follow the rules your posts are likely to be deleted, and if necessary you may even get barred from the board. That’s just the way it is. Life is hard sometimes (:grinning:).

We don’t try to beat each other on this board. There are no winners or losers on the board. This is a board where we cooperate, crowd-share information, and help each other to all win together. Every month, there are some people whose year-to-date results are higher than mine. So what? We aren’t competing, we are all winning together.

What We DO on Saul’s Board

Bear (PaulWBryant), Matt (XMF BreakerForce), Benjamin (Locke), I. M. (imyoung), Lenny (ldigout), Cedric (CompoundingCed), and Chris (mess7777) will each take some of the load of running the board off Saul’s shoulders, and act as Assistant Board Managers. Please make their job easier by obeying our basic rules:

We are grateful the Motley Fool hosts this board and we will do nothing to jeopardize this by posting information from the paid services.

We DO discuss and analyze individual growth stocks

We DO discuss our philosophy why we invest in them

We DO bring new companies to this board, elaborating what the company does, citing pertinent financial information, such as revenue growth, margins, total addressable market, competition, etc.

We DO discuss our month-end portfolios, and especially why we chose our stocks and why we made changes. (Just a list of stocks and positions with no discussion doesn’t hack it).

We DO ask ourselves if our post adds anything of value to the discussion. One-liners usually don’t add anything worthwhile.

We DO check if someone has already started a thread (on just released earnings, for instance), before starting a new thread.

We DO disagree with posters in a courteous manner

We DO use “E-Mail This Reply to the Author” (unclick Post this Reply to the Board, click E-Mail This Reply to Author) for brief thank-yous or off-topic commentary or questions

We DO study “Saul’s Knowledgebase”, “How I Pick a Company to Invest In,” and “Why My Investing Criteria Have Changed,” and “Why It Really is Different.” Links are found to the right. They are not visible in thread-mode)

The Don’ts:

No blabbing investment information from paid TMF or other paid services

No cluttering up the board with one-line, meaningless posts

No basic investment questions

No portfolio management discussions. We put them on the Portfolio Management Board, discussion.fool.com/portfolio-management-100153.aspx

No technical analysis

No option trading or other discussions of using extreme leverage, such as margins

No value or turn-around investing

No income investing

No bond investing

No market-timing

No market predictions of Investor Business Daily or anyone else

No long lists of what stocks have done in the past week

No macroeconomics

No cannabis discussions

No cryptocurrency discussions

No Tesla posts (too contentious a subject)

No non-investing subjects

No angry attacks against posters with opposing opinions

NO Politics !!!

Thanks for your cooperation!

Saul and all Assistant Board Managers

Links to the Knowledgebase for this board is in the Announcements panel that is on the right side of every page on this board. (It’s in three parts)

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