I just thought I would make a comment about my experiences posting and reading this forum. Number one is that I have learned SO much from reading posts here and it has helped me so much in my DIY investing. There are many knowledgeable and experienced people on here who really know there stuff and much can be learned from them.
On the other hand I find that there is also a proliferation of ego on here. There are many subtle (and not so subtle) putdowns mixed in with the good information. It seems many on here have a chip on their shoulders when it comes to investing and are quick to argue, insult and put one another down simply because they may not agree.
I know, because I'm human and have an ego too, that it is sometimes tempting to talk down to other people who may not have the same level of knowledge. It is very nice for the ego to feel superior to others, but it also creates much bad feeling that really isn't necessary. It would be nice if information and ideas could be passed on to each other without the subtle sniping and putdowns.
I'll probably get hammered for this post but felt the need to bring it up.
Cheers to all