Improving the quality of discussions on ValuePickr

(Abhishek Basumallick) #1

Lately, we have been noticing a very large number of posts with 1-2 lines of “tweet”-like comments which most of the time does not add any value to the discussion in the respective thread. Also, a lot of price charts are being put up which can lead forum members towards a short-term trading direction. One of the reasons, ValuePickr is so highly regarded is the quality of content the forum members put up as a community. My request to all is to maintain and exceed the standard. This will not only benefit us all individually but will benefit the community as well.

One/two liners without substantive information, logic or rationale is to be avoided and multiple such posts from a member will lead to a suspension.

We encourage technical analysis only in conjunction with some business related view, information or analysis rather than posting price charts. Recurring deviations will be suspended. You can post charts on thread specifically created for technical analysis rather than putting it on the individual company threads.

In addition, please avoid appreciation messages, instead go for the like button. Also, refrain from using harsh and abusive language & maintain forum discipline.

Maintaining the standard is all our responsibility. Let us make an effort to make ValuePickr better.

PC Jewellers
(Abhishek Basumallick) #2


Is it possible to embed Grammarly App to the website? If, by default, the App suggests people to correct their mistakes while writing posts, the quality of posts would improve.

(Jaclyn) #4

I feel moderators are judgemental. Some of my posts and also of others (who contradicted my view), have been deleted with no clear justifications.

Why don’t let us be a bit more democratic? Here is my proposal.

Let the forum members flag the posts as they feel and if more than 5 flags a post receives, then the post gets deleted. Some times we may suffer because the opposition is strong, but let it be. But we will be democratic and not judgmental like it happens now. In the end all of us are judged by others without exception and lessen the load on moderators and the forum is self policed.

By my proposal, I mean no offense to the Moderators and appreciate their contribution.

At least we can try it on experimental basis. I know I am rocking the boat here. And most of us like the status quo to persist.:pray:

(Abhishek Basumallick) #5

Of course moderators are judgemental :slight_smile: All the moderators do it for the love of the platform and on a part-time basis. With the number of posts that are put everyday, it is not possible to go through every single post. If a post has been deleted by the moderator, please introspect why. It is not always possible to give reasons to the deletion due to paucity of time.

The flagging mechanism leverages the community participants and already works in the way you have suggested.

ValuePickr today has a very wide reach and a lot of influence on the minds and investment decisions of a large number of people. The credibility of the platform is very crucial.

Also, it is important to remember that in a democracy, there are also duties & obligations of every participating member. One of the most important ones is to maintain the standards of the forum. As I have mentioned in the main post, frivoulous, no-specific, non-value-adding comments may be flagged and deleted to enhance the readability of the threads.

Lastly, like in quizzes, on ValuePickr, the moderators decision is final :slight_smile:

(Capsule91) #6

Sir, this is more of a query,
Posting the price charts regarding important levels of breakout or breakdown by the price action on the basis of moving averages and fibonacci series etc on individual threads , which might always not be related to new developments in a company fundamentals, acceptable ?

(Abhishek Basumallick) #7

Not in company specific threads. However, you can out them up in some of the technical analysis threads.

(Manish Vachhani) #9

I had gone through your deleted posts and most of them were one liners and they hardly add any meaningful value to the stock discussion.