October 2, 2006 at 12:24 AM #7658sdduuuudeParticipant
I count at least 10 new posts from powayseller today. I used to come to this forum to read Rich’s analyses, which were short, sweet, brilliant, insightful, and convincing.
Now I see 10 of the active forum topics were started by 1 person in one day who really does nothing but ask questions, repeat what Rich has already taught me, and spin articles to match her forgone conclusions.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I would rather see 1 post per day (even 1 per week) that are useful and interesting than 10 a day, one of which is marginally interesting. I know for sure I would like to see others start some posts.
It is somewhat rude, I think, for someone to just post and post and post and post and post like that.
The insight-to-blah-blah-blah ratio is not there for me any more. I’m not claiming my last post here – just wondering if anyone else is feeling that 10 or 15 posts in a day devalues this “powaselleriggington” forum.October 2, 2006 at 1:04 AM #36986SDSoldOct05Participant
I Agree, I visit for the same reasons. PS please exercise some self disciple and keep it to a reasonable number of posts per day. If you really can not exercise this self control, suggest you create you own blog vice hijacking piggington.October 2, 2006 at 5:34 AM #36987BikeRiderParticipant
I think people should be free to do what they want, within reason of course. If you don’t want to read someone’s posts, the name is listed at the top of it, just skip the darn thing.October 2, 2006 at 6:28 AM #36988powaysellerParticipant
At the meetup, my husband asked Rich how much time he spends on this site. He happily replied that he didn’t need to post too much anymore, since I write so much of the content. That’s when I first realized how much I’ve been helping out Rich, and I’m happy to do so. When the forums get new posts, people keep coming to the site.
My posts are very good, and I know it. I bring out questions, information, and analysis that isn’t available elsewhere. You are free to disagree, so if you don’t like my posts, why read them? I agree with you – I love Rich’s posts, and wish that Rich and others would write more.
Your idea is so great, I suggest you get the ball rolling!
Start some posts yourself on housing and the economy. Tell us what you think about gold, the stock market, Open Houses. What insights have you gleaned about the stalled market, how to sell a house, builder adjustments to the slowdown? Can you give us your analysis of Christopher Cagan’s report, or give us a link to some economist interviews on the housing market? If you just complain about me, without offering anything productive, you sound like sour grapes. Starting a thread about housing, rather than about me, would certainly be more productive and interesting. So get the ball rolling, and maybe others will follow your exemplary lead!October 2, 2006 at 6:43 AM #36990lewmanParticipant
powayseller I enjoy your posts and appreciate the information you shared; but when you start new threads as often as you do you push others off the active list; I believe you mentioned previously you intended to start a new blog; since you have so much to share, perhaps the best way to do it is to have your own forum. I for one will add your blog to my favorites.October 2, 2006 at 6:52 AM #36991ChrispyParticipant
I agree with Lewman. I have stopped visiting Piggington as often as I used to because the majority of the content seemed to be coming from one source. I feel I know Powayseller’s views on the housing market thoroughly and would like to see more topics from others. However, others who do post get knocked to the bottom or in the archives because she posts so often.
I do like her topics but perhaps a break is in order to freshen up the site?October 2, 2006 at 7:04 AM #36992privatebankerParticipant
Yes, I’d have to say PS posts a lot of naive comments/articles. The general reason for this forum is for anyone to freely post and comment, etc. But there needs to be a limit. PS, nothing personal, just use a filter on some of your posts/comments. Another thought would be for you to start your own blog?October 2, 2006 at 7:55 AM #36993AnonymousGuest
PS digs up stuff that I don’t come across in my web ‘travels,’ some of which I found useful, some of which I find really useful (e.g., pointing out the RGE website). I appreciate her efforts, and ignore her posts that I don’t find of interest, just as I do in my daily read of the Union-Buffoon.October 2, 2006 at 7:57 AM #36994JESParticipant
Powayseller has initiated 11 out of the 15 current forum topics that are listed right now. Perhaps Rich could dedicate a topic area to you called “poway seller’s corner”. That way you can post all you want, others can visit, and if you feel compelled you can also post to other topics.October 2, 2006 at 8:06 AM #36997bubba99Participant
Blogs are like books. You can read or not read whatever part you prefer. If one poster is not to your liking, dont read his or her writings. There does not seem to be a limit to the number of active posts that the site can maintain.October 2, 2006 at 8:12 AM #36998AnonymousGuest
Could not agree more with the idea to give PS her own corner. She is quite egocentric (eg: “While I was working out at the gym, a comment was made I do correct push ups.”) What does this have to do with the housing bubble?
I suppose PS will say I’m being “Sour Grapes” for repeating that ego comment.
Unfortunatly this forum has lost much value due to PS having too much time on her hands and turning Rich’s site into her own personal blog.
Fire away PS.October 2, 2006 at 8:12 AM #36996zkParticipant
While I agree that a person should be able to post as much as they want, I think that a monopolization of the forums by one person saying pretty much the same thing over and over does detract from the diversity of ideas that make this forum so interesting and valuable.
I have an idea.
Maybe Rich can add another section to the “user forums” section. A “powayseller” section.
That way, she, and whichever readers agree with her opinion that her posts are “very good” and that she’s “helping Rich” can go to that section and read her stuff. And the rest of the posters don’t get pushed to the bottom when she posts 10 posts in a row.
It’ll be kinda like her own little blog, it’ll take only a little tiny bit of work on Rich’s part, and those who don’t want to read her stuff can skip it.
Maybe he doesn’t have to call it the “powayseller” section. Perhaps new visitors would think he is somehow endorsing her views is she has her own section. Maybe he can call it the “post your research here” section, or something equally vague, and we’ll all just know it’s ps’s own little domain.October 2, 2006 at 8:13 AM #36999h82rentParticipant
Powayseller, if you decide to post elsewhere let us know. I filter what I do/don’t want to read from you and everyone else. I still want to have that opportunity in the future, as I miss some of the postings from people who left this forum.October 2, 2006 at 8:19 AM #37000rseiserParticipant
You guys are really hard on her. I appreciate some of the information posted which I might have skipped otherwise. That said, I also felt that some of the posts wouldn’t need to be own posts and could be fitted into previous threads. E.g. there is no need to make a post “What do you think of this or that gold investment” since we already had threads about gold.
Further, some articles from the press are quite long, and maybe a link to them might be enough. Yes, the link might dissapear one day, but it’s probably irrelevant by then anyways. If it’s just a link, it would also easier fit onto the bottom of other threads, and one could skip over it. To quote the punchlines from certain articles would be great though.
There could be a thread called “NAR news releases” or similar for this kind of messages, if they are similar in content, i.e. that NAR provides a bullish outlook. (what’s new, haha)October 2, 2006 at 8:26 AM #37001ChrispyParticipant
It’s true that we can all filter past PS’s posts, but it does to time to scroll scroll scroll to get to the “new” stuff. I also think we have lost some valued members due to some of PS’s commentary. It’s not PS’s blog but Rich’s blog but he seems to be the silent partner in all this.
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