Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to another blog entry at this site:
Does “consistent practice” mean hijacking threads and repeating the same words over and over, even after everyone understands your view? That sounds more like trolling. Politely state your view once, then be prepared to listen to and understand the views of others, and to change your views as needed. That’s just how civilized society works.
When you say “politely state your view once,” do you mean once per week or once per day or once per post or once per question directed to me?
I have zero problem with a rule that says that I should post once per thread and then once more for each question directed to me. That’s the rule that I follow.
If you are saying that I should only post once per week or once per day or once per thread and not twice even if a large number of questions are directed to me, then I ask in response, Why does that same rule not apply to Buy-and-Holders?
I am 100 percent happy to abide by any posting rule that also applies to Buy-and-Holders.
If I agree to post less often than Buy-and-Holders as a concession to those employing intimidation tactics to keep discussions of the implications of the past 33 years of peer-reviewed research to a minimum, then I obviously cannot present my case as effectively as those who have not agreed to limit their posting in this way. It’s because too many others have agreed to do that that we are in an economic crisis today.
The Buy-and-Holders should post what they sincerely believe. And the Valuation-Informed Indexers should post what they believe.
No posters should intimidate others. All should say what they believe without holding back out of fear of what will be done to them or said about them if they post honestly. We all should respect our fellow posters. We all should feel at least a measure of affection for our fellow posters (who, after all, seek to educate us by sharing their views with us without being paid for their time). The same rules should apply both to those who root their investing beliefs in the peer-reviewed research of Eugene Fama and to those who root their investing beliefs in the peer-reviewed research of Robert Shiller.
That’s my sincere take re this terribly important question, in any event.