To preserve the quality of our web site, we have a few guidelines that, if followed most of the time by the majority, will promote such intent.
Respecting Fellow Members
This is the most important thing. Please try to treat others how you would like to be treated.
When you are commenting or posting, please take care to forward the conversation, nobody wants to hear somebody rant on about their puppy. Please keep it market related.
The best ideas will relate to a specific idea, specific set up or trade you are making as well as subjects where you are knowledgeable. It may be an opinion or new information. It may be a great link (see below for more on linking) to a chart, news story or blog post.
What To Leave Out
Ideas that do not have to do with markets should not be posted.
Shout outs for great trades are awesome when they reference specific calls and/or ideas shared by others but they are not as awesome when there is no reference made.
Personal political beliefs must be left off the stream. If the politics relates specifically to markets and adds value, then it is okay.
Cheer leading stocks in general is noisy and discouraged.
Posting Penny Stocks is not allowed, ever!
Using vulgar language is not loved on AAPLTrader © though we will usually put up with occasional usage.
In the heat of the moment colorful language is natural. Nevertheless, we’ve learned from community feedback that some find it offensive which makes sense.
The one exception of course is if your idea is really funny. You can get away with a well placed expletive if the message is hilarious.
Links are awesome on AAPLTrader © when they go directly to an article, chart or some type of information that is of value. They are not awesome when they go to a sign in page or to another link.
They are also not awesome when the implicit reasoning for posting the idea is site promotion rather than adding value and we view this as spam.
When linking to an external site, please use a URL shortener. It shortens the idea length leaving more room for a description. We recommend bitly.com
Please do not link to a homepage. Instead, link directly to the article supplementing your idea.
Please do not link to the same post more than once. This includes repeating yourself.
All Visitors both free and paid may not use the website to sell, solicit or recruit people to buy other products or services outside of AAPLTrader.com.
Its important to pace ideas such that one person does not stuff the stream with a series of numerous rapid fire ideas in succession.
You might have noticed that this occurs most often when a bot gets on the stream but it sometimes occurs when someone gets very excited and forgets that they are broadcasting to thousands of people simultaneously.
Simply participating in markets assures that we will be wrong often and the nature of AAPLTrader © assures that what you post here will be public. As such, it is critical not only to publicize your winners but to follow up on your losers as well. There is no better way to earn the respect of the community than by modeling how you handle bad trades.
Market vs Non Market Hours
In general, there is a bit less demand to adhere to etiquette during non market hours.
These house rules are not set in stone. They are, though, a road map for the benefit of everyone over the longer term as the community grows in number and richness of information.
This is a community where much high quality real time actionable information is shared and we want to keep it that way. Thanks for your support!