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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #150 on: September 30, 2016, 07:53:48 AM »

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)

Wait, what?  You mean I'm not getting cash back at 5000?
At 5000 posts your annual forum membership fees are set at $0. 
At 10,000 posts you get access to the elite "super-posters" sub-forum... which is good, because 'rebs is getting kinda lonely spending all day in there by himself.
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« Reply #151 on: September 30, 2016, 07:54:34 AM »

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)

Wait, what?  You mean I'm not getting cash back at 5000?

You'll get refunded all the money you've spent here.  :)

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #152 on: September 30, 2016, 07:55:11 AM »
'rebs is getting kinda lonely spending all day in there by himself.

Actually it's pretty great.  Quiet time to myself.

I'm already ruing the day when these whippersnappers invade it.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #153 on: September 30, 2016, 07:59:18 AM »
Clarification: I'm not a gambler and may have misused the term. I think "the over" in this case means at a later date or never.
In Sports betting, the terms "Over" and "Under" refer to if you wager that the amount of points scored will be over or under the predetermined number.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #154 on: September 30, 2016, 10:24:52 AM »
Dumb question time!  At the time I post this, Spork has 4572 posts and ARS has 20917.  Why does Spork have six boxes under Spork's username but ARS only has five boxes?  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?  Are the blue boxes a mod thing set at a time when the forum was younger and post counts smaller?  If so, what about switching from a small number of blue boxes to a blue mustache?
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« Reply #155 on: September 30, 2016, 10:29:05 AM »
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #156 on: September 30, 2016, 11:10:48 AM »
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.

Rebs actually has special moderator black boxes.  However, the black boxes are colored blue for visibility

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #157 on: September 30, 2016, 12:34:35 PM »
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.

Rebs actually has special moderator black boxes.  However, the black boxes are colored blue for visibility

That makes sense, when there is foam everywhere.  (Sorry, guys!)
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #158 on: September 30, 2016, 04:11:53 PM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

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« Reply #159 on: September 30, 2016, 04:14:30 PM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #160 on: September 30, 2016, 04:18:09 PM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #161 on: September 30, 2016, 06:41:06 PM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

:o
ARS wouldn't do that!

...but only because you didn't add the 'e' on my name that time.  ;)

As far as the colored boxes, I think I saw a setting to tweak those, but I've never bothered.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #162 on: September 30, 2016, 07:18:56 PM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

:o
ARS wouldn't do that!

...but only because you didn't add the 'e' on my name that time.  ;)

As far as the colored boxes, I think I saw a setting to tweak those, but I've never bothered.

Can't be arsed?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #163 on: September 30, 2016, 07:20:09 PM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #164 on: September 30, 2016, 07:51:15 PM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.



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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #165 on: October 01, 2016, 12:12:44 AM »
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« Reply #166 on: October 02, 2016, 10:47:29 PM »
Um, sure (fingers crossed, as well as eyes). Thanks Rebs and deborah!
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« Reply #167 on: October 03, 2016, 06:02:05 AM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #168 on: October 03, 2016, 11:51:55 AM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 07:25:14 PM by dragoncar »

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« Reply #169 on: October 03, 2016, 11:58:43 AM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #170 on: October 03, 2016, 12:00:57 PM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

:P

Better, but there is still one square out of line -- the horror!

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #171 on: October 03, 2016, 12:07:59 PM »
for some reason that is far less bothersome than how it was before....

no, I have no idea why haha.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #172 on: October 03, 2016, 06:23:16 PM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

The worst part is that years later, the avatar will be gone, and future historians won't get the joke.  The previous one, and this one, should be uploaded as attachments.  :)
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« Reply #173 on: October 03, 2016, 07:26:10 PM »
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

The worst part is that years later, the avatar will be gone, and future historians won't get the joke.  The previous one, and this one, should be uploaded as attachments.  :)

Well... as long as it's for the internet historians

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #174 on: October 03, 2016, 07:31:08 PM »
Dragoncar, your one square out of alignment is giving me anxiety ;-(

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #175 on: October 03, 2016, 09:02:28 PM »

Since OP started to talk about post numbers, ARS, I never noticed you have over 21000 posts?!!  Holy smokes!  My hat goes off to you.  I know you are a moderator, but still..that's a lot.

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« Reply #176 on: October 03, 2016, 09:04:56 PM »
Post everywhere, all the time, and especially in the same thread over and over again.

Or just modify the post count field.

WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHICH IT IS

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« Reply #177 on: October 03, 2016, 10:36:16 PM »
Post everywhere, all the time, and especially in the same thread over and over again.

Or just modify the post count field.

WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHICH IT IS

It's only 13 posts per day.  13 posts per day is easy, it's doing it every single day for 5 years that's hard (on average)

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« Reply #178 on: October 04, 2016, 01:14:37 AM »
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

Post everywhere, all the time, and especially in the same thread over and over again.

Or just modify the post count field.

WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHICH IT IS

It's only 13 posts per day.  13 posts per day is easy, it's doing it every single day for 5 years that's hard (on average)

Yep... but I think the post count per day is getting easier for him. That red pen has had to be uncapped more often in the past month. I would expect it to ramp up even more in the next 5 weeks as the election reaches a crescendo :D

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #179 on: October 04, 2016, 02:02:14 AM »
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.

Rebs actually has special moderator black boxes.  However, the black boxes are colored blue for visibility

That makes sense, when there is foam everywhere.  (Sorry, guys!)

:D Worth it.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #180 on: October 04, 2016, 02:54:52 AM »


I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

You just need to be involved in three or four journals that grow at a rate of a million pages per day.
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« Reply #181 on: October 04, 2016, 05:04:19 AM »
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40...
There's a Top 40??? As mentioned upthread, I don't really want to become a Walrus Anything, but there's a Top 40 and I didn't know about it? What? Wah!*

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« Reply #182 on: October 04, 2016, 06:15:05 AM »


I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

You just need to be involved in three or four journals that grow at a rate of a million pages per day.

Mine definitely doesn't.

I.... think I'm ok at that. I think. I could go spam it. But... RL!

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« Reply #183 on: October 04, 2016, 12:18:20 PM »
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

Not sure what you're talking about, marty. [Innocent whistle]

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #184 on: November 02, 2016, 05:25:44 PM »
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome so who knows...?

nereo leapfrogs and becomes the first one on the list to make it, well "under" even his earliest date.  lhamo looks on track to finish in her range, ditto Prospector, who should be there in the next few days.

(Also Bracken Joy hit 5k two days ago, but wasn't on this list.)
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« Reply #185 on: November 02, 2016, 05:38:16 PM »
Woot!

This is such an honor... I'd like to thank yew many mustache and friends all their love and support :sniff: and to posters like moonshadow who kept threads rolling against all probability!

I'll be waiting by the mailbox for my certificate!
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« Reply #186 on: November 02, 2016, 05:40:20 PM »
Woot!

This is such an honor... I'd like to thank yew many mustache and friends all their love and support :sniff: and to posters like moonshadow who kept threads rolling against all probability!

I'll be waiting by the mailbox for my certificate!

Yo, nereo, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Arebelspy had one of the best thread of all time! One of the best threads of all time!

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« Reply #187 on: November 02, 2016, 09:07:59 PM »
(Also Bracken Joy hit 5k two days ago, but wasn't on this list.)
One can imagine the call from the booth: "...and coming up fast from the back of the pack, passing on the outside, it's Bracken Joy pulling away down the stretch...."

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #188 on: November 02, 2016, 09:15:30 PM »
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #189 on: November 02, 2016, 09:55:51 PM »
Walrus?  Y'all are long in the tooth :-)


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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #190 on: November 02, 2016, 11:12:44 PM »
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.
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« Reply #191 on: November 03, 2016, 02:35:06 AM »
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40...
There's a Top 40??? As mentioned upthread, I don't really want to become a Walrus Anything, but there's a Top 40 and I didn't know about it? What? Wah!*

*Humor, not actual whining.

Oh... it's not an actual thing.. .it's just when I view the member list on my laptop the screen is only big enough to show 40 at a time. I don't want to have to scroll to find my name :)

On another forum that I lurk on, the top 40 posters get a yellow shield and the top 10 get a green shield I think...

The ones with the most likes get a heart.


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« Reply #192 on: November 03, 2016, 02:37:12 AM »
Can you get a heart AND a shield? Sounds like a wargame!

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« Reply #193 on: November 03, 2016, 03:41:09 AM »
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40...
There's a Top 40??? As mentioned upthread, I don't really want to become a Walrus Anything, but there's a Top 40 and I didn't know about it? What? Wah!*

*Humor, not actual whining.

Oh... it's not an actual thing.. .it's just when I view the member list on my laptop the screen is only big enough to show 40 at a time. I don't want to have to scroll to find my name :)

On another forum that I lurk on, the top 40 posters get a yellow shield and the top 10 get a green shield I think...

The ones with the most likes get a heart.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #194 on: November 03, 2016, 08:59:46 AM »
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.

Inflation?  That sounds like vanity sizing to me!
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #195 on: November 03, 2016, 12:50:49 PM »
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.


This is an excellent point.  I'm never going to be able to retire on just 5000 posts if I can't earn a good return on those posts.  I don't even think my current deposits are beating inflation.  Does anyone need to borrow some of mine?  Maybe someone close to walrus?  I'll change a very reasonable interest rate.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #196 on: November 03, 2016, 04:08:30 PM »
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.


This is an excellent point.  I'm never going to be able to retire on just 5000 posts if I can't earn a good return on those posts.  I don't even think my current deposits are beating inflation.  Does anyone need to borrow some of mine?  Maybe someone close to walrus?  I'll change a very reasonable interest rate.

You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge. Of course, if the moderators got into the act, they could send you right back to 5 o'clock shadow! I am resigned to never becoming a walrus, because each time I get close, my numbers go down again.

Magnum is magnificent!

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #197 on: November 03, 2016, 04:30:02 PM »


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe. 

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #198 on: November 03, 2016, 05:00:02 PM »
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #199 on: November 03, 2016, 05:00:16 PM »
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