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blainehodder

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The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:41:52 AM »
"We" think the use of collective pronouns to describe a single persons thoughts on a topic to add some sort of air of superiority actually hurts "our" investment thesis.

Perhaps "they" are just out to get "us" and "our" genius ideas, and that is why "our" stock picks aren't going up.


given2invest

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 10:48:49 AM »
We also hate this.  Some writeups are done by firms and have multiple authors though.  But usually it's just one author who is being obnoxious. 

writser

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 11:01:50 AM »
We also hate this.

Damn. You beat us to it.
When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It's only painful and difficult for others. The same applies when you are stupid.

SHDL

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 11:03:43 AM »
Whenever I see this I just assume the author is a member of a royal family.

tombgrt

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 12:05:57 PM »
All we know is that these members often have plenty of nephews and are generally inclined to construct oddly phrased and far-fetched posts.

clutch

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 12:35:38 PM »
Hope that the use of "we" is not a sign of multiple personality disorder.
 

Hielko

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 12:35:50 PM »
Usually the author is at the same time also the founder, chief investment officer of blabla global capital that is managing his own lunch money...

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 12:37:17 PM »
Hope that the use of "we" is not a sign of multiple personality disorder.


Hey, don't judge us.

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 01:04:37 PM »
Whenever I see this I just assume the author is a member of a royal family.
So do I. The royal "we".

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Re: The painful use of "we" on this forum and seekingalpha
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 01:45:07 PM »
I always picture 10 people standing around a computer in a conference room arguing about what to say and how to word it before hitting "Post".