Post of the Day
March 10, 1998

A Note From Community

Investors are not, by definition cannot be, wallflowers. The Type A personalities abound here, as well as most other forums where a free exchange of ideas and opinions is encouraged. Disagreement, even when approaching explosive proportions, need not degenerate into verbal fisticuffs and sophomoric taunts. The following two pieces demonstrate the respect for our peers that is so important to intelligent dicussion here, and in our daily lives.

Subject:Re: Class Action Attorney
Author: learntoshare


Sorry to hear about your daughters fire. Even if no one is hurt, it can be pretty rough emotionally to lose a lot of personal stuff. Hope everyone's healthy.

I get irritated when I read this board looking for news and find people calling each other moron's, trashing peoples professions, etc. Life can be cruel enough without having to put up with clever insults from people who don't even know who you are.

I agree we should check our sarcasm and our 12 guage shotguns at the door and keep to the task of learning from each other.

All the best,


Subject: Deep Breath
Author: TMF2Aruba

(Originally published January 29. 1998)

Since I don't have much to add to the discussion of IOM specifically at the moment, I thought I'd just jump in and suggest that perhaps some people give a moment's thought, and take a breath prior to clicking the "submit" button.

One of the things that I've felt differentiates this board from many others (including the TMF board on AOL) has always been the tone of respect everyone had for others. People would feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and asking their questions without the feeling the threat of being flamed or attacked.

It's reasonable to expect that tempers and emotions would prevail after the release of disappointing earnings last week, but now I vote that we return to the air of decency that we used to enjoy.

Folks, there are a lot of people interested in this stock in one form or another, else they wouldn't be visiting. It's sad that there are those who would post without offering substance, but rather to attain pleasure in pouring salt into the wounds of others.

Don't get me wrong...if you have negative comments and analysis on Iomega, by all means share your thoughts--but give reasons for your opinions, and be willing to agree to disagree in an amicable way. And if you're long (as I still am), share that too.

I'd like to think that this board will continue to be one that stands apart from the crowd.

...but I still am...


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