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Jun 6, 2007 11:42 am

I've gotten a couple of PMs asking if I'm still here and what I think about the whole AGE/Wach thing.

Yes, we are getting a lot of calls from brokers looking to move to other firms.  Normally in this sort of situation Headhunters like me see a lot of "just touching base, we might talk later". This time we're seeing more direct action, including questions about the portability of assets (always a good sign).

Whether or not this deal works on paper, there seems to be a lot of concern about cultural fit.

Regarding my recent silence, I've been lurking around and following the drama for old times' sake.  But I got a little burned out on posting only to see the threads derailed beyond recovery.

In any case: rest assured that I'm still alive and kicking.


Jun 7, 2007 1:31 pm
JCadieux:

Thanks, Gentlemen.

Your posts really help illustrate the reason I stopped posting.  And why this forum has become nearly useless.

What this board really needs is an /ignore feature.


Jeff-


You've given us some good posts...Let us know when you place your first AGE broker at another firm....This info. will be helpful..Flood gates may open soon for you....GL

Jun 8, 2007 11:09 am

You know, if all the regular posters and readers here leave in disgust because of the garbage posted by the numerous alter egos of some sociopath, schizo who isn't even in the business, Registered Rep Magazine will have lost a lot of readers of the rest of the site.


The moderators really should get a handle on this before they lose their readership.  This isn't a chat room, or an internet bulletin board for juvenile spewing.  We are supposed to be able to discuss industry issues with others who are in the industry or who sincerely want to be in the industry instead of retarded trolls who probably still live in their Mommies basement.


RRMag.   Get a grip on this or just shut down the board as it is literally useless in this state.

Jun 8, 2007 11:54 am

I agree Dust Bunny- there was once a time when I would come here and there would be some intelligent, thoughtful discussion...

Jun 8, 2007 12:09 pm
blarmston:

I agree Dust Bunny- there was once a time when I would come here and there would be some intelligent, thoughtful discussion...



I agree.  I can also probably help by resisting getting into these stupid debates with newbies and trolls.  (and newby trolls)

Did you see Echo's latest incarnation?  Now she's a mild mannered psychoanalyst with a predilection for italics.

Let's meet in LV and get wasted.

Jun 8, 2007 12:26 pm

Absolutely I agree.  It has become worse than a common chat room.  How do we contact the moderator?  At the very least, an "ignore" feature needs to be added so that we can shut out the comments from these juvenile trolls.

Jun 8, 2007 12:27 pm
administrator:

Guys, our moderator has left the magazine, and so, and I am taking over for her in the meantime, but I have another job to do, so please, just act like adults and keep the conversations to business. Slinging insults is a terrible waste of time.


I know this is a tough job and you have other duties, but please try to do something about the incessant trolls who mainly consist of one or two people who are ruining this board.


I have been a participant under this name and my previous Babbling Looney for several years now.  This is totally unacceptable for a professional forum to be so polluted.


We have sympathy for the Magazine and for the administrators of this board, but speaking for myself.....my patience is wearing thin.


I used to be able to engage in productive conversation.  No more.

Jun 8, 2007 1:16 pm

I have a tip for you. Go outside on the street and hire a bum, pay them 9 bucks an hour to watch this site and get you guys Lattes from Starbucks. Even they would be able to discern the trolls from the normal posters after about 2 days....

Jun 8, 2007 1:25 pm

Thank god for this.  Maybe now that there is moderation, I will stick around.  Who knows, maybe if I really apply myself I can amass over 3700 posts.  One can only dream.

Jun 8, 2007 1:26 pm
blarmston:

I have a tip for you. Go outside on the street and hire a bum, pay them 9 bucks an hour to watch this site and get you guys Lattes from Starbucks. Even they would be able to discern the trolls from the normal posters after about 2 days....


Are you applying for a job?

Jun 8, 2007 1:51 pm
Baller:

Thank god for this.  Maybe now that there is moderation, I will stick around.  Who knows, maybe if I really apply myself I can amass over 3700 posts.  One can only dream.



Maybe you can if you try real hard.

You can really push up your post count with one line posts like "You're a jerk." such as the ones you added earlier in this thread.

All I'm suggesting is that maybe some of your behavior has been part of the problem.  Perhaps I didn't help either.  The guy that you decided to take the potshot at(Jeff) was a long time poster who had added useful perspective and information from time to time.  You were just some new guy calling him a jerk, so I called you out on it.

Look if you want to keep making fun of my post count have a ball.  That number has built up over a period of time through consistent participation and the fact that I've not managed to get myself banned or lose my password.  Nothing more nothing less.  Outside of this place I lead a busy life and have a pretty good business too.

Or maybe we can bury the hatchet, you can turn the attitude down a notch, and become a productive member of this forum.

Your choice.  I've made mine.  I'm not going to participate in this bickering any longer.

Have a good weekend.

Jun 8, 2007 1:54 pm

"Are you applying for a job?"


Nah man- my life and career is great...

Jun 8, 2007 1:54 pm

Dear Admin,


First thing you should do is toss Joedabroker.


This guy is involved in absolutely every fight that breaks out here!


I'm 100% serious about this! Do a search on his name and tell me if I'm wrong!

Jun 8, 2007 2:01 pm
blarmston:

"Are you applying for a job?"


Nah man- my life and career is great...



I believe that.  That softball pitch lob was too hard to resist!

Jun 8, 2007 2:08 pm
Whomitmayconcer:

Dear Admin,


First thing you should do is toss Joedabroker.


This guy is involved in absolutely every fight that breaks out here!


I'm 100% serious about this! Do a search on his name and tell me if I'm wrong!



But then who will we use as the forum whipping boy?

Jun 8, 2007 2:47 pm
Whomitmayconcer:

Dear Admin,

First thing you should do is toss Joedabroker.


This guy is involved in absolutely every fight that breaks out here!


I'm 100% serious about this! Do a search on his name and tell me if I'm wrong!


...oh please...from the guy who said Christians are retarded...

Jun 8, 2007 3:18 pm

There's proof!

Jun 8, 2007 3:58 pm
Whomitmayconcer:

Dear Admin,


First thing you should do is toss Joedabroker.


This guy is involved in absolutely every fight that breaks out here!


I'm 100% serious about this! Do a search on his name and tell me if I'm wrong!



Whomit-

I find your suggestion to be amusing and laden with irony, considering:

1.)  Your rambling incoherent off-topic posts, and the pride you take in them.

2.) Your pronounced tendency to pick fights and not let go of them, frequently over obscure points.

3.) The fact that you have been banned here at least once before for violation of TOS, which I believe involved a big flareup between you and another forum regular.  (Moderator-please reference the posts of mranonymous2u.  I think that was his former name.)  I distinctly recall your comment that "I can keep registering under new names as long as the moderators accept hotmail addresses for new forum members."

4.)  You have admitted(or at least implied) that you have been an active participant in MANY other forums for many years, and banned from several of them.

I have been harboring a growing suspicion that I shall now share with the rest of the board-that YOU are somehow (rather directly) involved with this string of trolls we've had of late.  After all, you've proven to us that you have no problem with being banned and reappearing in no time under another alias.  You also are very proud of your clever writing styles.  Strange how we never had so many trolls before you came along......

I know...this is probably the part where you say I'm "snarky" and say this post is evidence of how I pick fights, right?

Jun 8, 2007 4:01 pm

Here's a good example below, folks.  I don't think it's a big leap from this baloney to "echo/goforbroke".  Just throw in a few references to "cyberbullying" and "the media" and a bunch of extraneous emoticons.  Read, compare, and consider for yourselves:

Whomitmayconcer
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Big Taco,


I don't get it, Disaster? Nearly killer 'er!


I knew the one about Billy and the bike "...handlebar up'izazz!" "Rectum, Billy" "wrecktim? Damn near killed 'im"


But "disaster" je n' gettee pas!


I could almost see "Disaster" "Dis assed her? That's OK. She had plenty to spare!" or something along those lines.


I hate to ask you to 'splain a joke, but....


Far as Tony Jr...  they should'a off that melonhead long ago! OTOH have you ever watched "Growing Up Gotti"? Hoy!


Jun 8, 2007 4:28 pm

Ahhh... Finally!


I have watched you make this ridiculous assertion at least twice before but finally I smoked you out and you decided to address this accusation to me directly.


All I can say Joe is that you are an ucking fidiot! I don't get involved in any of the SexyMadison stuff at all. Why not? Because I have the self control not to. Because I have the ability to find other things to do. I don't want to add to the vomit pile that follows you where ever you go in these forums! And most of all because you are generally there ands I like to avoid idiots like you.


Reading your posts is embarassing. You have the wit of a dim witted mule! You seem to think that you have some talent for the clever putdown but being put down from the top floor of your towering intellect is like slipping off the sidewalk!


I have never made it secret that I was tossed from here, and how exactly did that happen? I got into a Joedabrkr vomit pool when I tried to diffuse the "Sexylady" gangbrawl. (BTW, you'll note that the moderator that made that mistake no longer works here!) You remember that don't you Joe, when you and Philo and the usual gang of idiots couldn't seem to get one little newbie to stop talking about  Suze Orman (like it made a difference).


And what did you wind up with? You made a drive by  shooter a resident alien! Good job guys! You still don't even know that it's your own doing. And you still can't not do it! That's why I say that you are an IDIOT and that's also why I say that the Administrator would be best served by throwing your sorry butt off the forums!


I am ONLY me I have said this several times. Including at least once directly to you.


I am annoying enough, as only me. I don't need, want or ask for any attention other than reasoned responses to my directed inquiries and responses.


The post you cited above goes to show what a pathetic lamebrain you are! If you can't even understand that then you really ought to be spending more time at http://www.sesameworkshop.org/!


When I argue with people we argue ideas and we argue them within the confines of a thread around which the the argument revolves. 


I have to go now. I the admin decides that I am worthy of banishment for this post, so be it.