vantillian Wednesday, 02/03/10 03:16:08 PM Re: None Post # of 46265 Various Motivations of a Basher by Vantillian 1. "Joe Retail" who is just manipulating peeps to drive the share price down, load up a bit, and then sell on the next pop. Repeat. There are all kinds of people on iHub infamous for this kind of behavior. I wish admin would allow us to name them...but you stick around awhile you'll figure it out. 2. "Joe Institution" who is wanting to either load cheap or cover cheap. Yes, shorting could possibly be involved with this Joe. 3. "Joe No-Life" who was once a high roller and needs to feel a part of the game. They derive pleasure from every downtick. They *MUST* be right...as they find their greatest purpose for living in "BEING RIGHT." They are proud. They are insignificant in reality but they squeeze some measure of satisfaction from having a public platform where they can make their tainted prognostications. I honestly feel like the majority of bashers on public message boards fit into either category #1 or this one, category #3. 4. "Joe Bitterboy" who lost money on the stock and has developed a seriously vindictive grudge against the CEO and anything the CEO touches. 5. "Joe Crusader" who suffers from a Don Quixote complex. They are so busy saving the world that they forgot nobody really cares. 6. "Joe Goodguy" who is not typically a basher but is simply trying to hold a rotten human being accountable for his/her actions. I have endeavored to be this kind of Joe on a few tickers such as SMAS and TFBN. 7. "Joe Promoter" who was supposed to get the deal but didn't get the deal and is really miffed about it. These are fairly easy to spot. 8. "Joe Hater" who has a personal vendetta against one of the longs/pumpers on that stock. He doesn't give a rip about the company but he does not want to see the poster(s) he hates succeed. All my posts are OPINION only. Do not buy or sell securities based on my opinion.