I do say.
All this "talk" about isolation got me thinking about, well, about my isolation.
It has me thinking about talking to people. People who trade for a living, or at least try to.
I have been in 2 other chat rooms in the last 5 years, one with about 80 people or so and one with 5 or 6 people.
I'm now down to skype with one.
What does that say about me?
Chat rooms can be good or bad or both in the same minute. The idea is good, create a virtual trading floor to commiserate with yer fellow man.
The reality is sometimes not so good. People are rude when there is no face to face contact. Ever been in an elite trader forum, it's unbelievable what they say to each other some times.
So in order for this to work there has to be a few rules, rules about what you should not do, and rules about what you should do.
Should Not Rules
Rule #1 No selling.
Rule #2 No teaching, teachers are wanna be sellers.
Rule #3 No questions on others trading systems.
Rule #4 No posting dollar figure results.
Rule #1 Participate.
Rule #2 Be civil.
Rule #3 Post trade results (if you want to) in ticks.
Rule #4 Feel free to talk about how you trade.
Rule #5 Random mooing is encouraged.
Rule #6 Feel free to mock Al Gore.
Rule #7 Feel free to adore Margaret Thatcher, Ayn Rand, Thomas Sowell, and Milton Friedman.
Rule #8 Feel free to come into the chat room to see Solfest sitting there by himself, laugh at him, then leave immediately.
I reserve the right to add or delete rules at any time.
I'll be in the room from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm MST, unless I'm not.
We will see how this goes and if it sucks I'll just delete the thing.