7/7/17

This is more to catch the attention the mods if anything but is it possible to place an IP ban on a user? I, along with a lot of people, are definitely sick of the trolls that have been plaguing WSO for the past month and a half. I am 100% positive that there is one person that holds the accounts of my name is goldstein, MikeFromBaruch, ThatWholeYaleThing, etc. It's not like the person is a funny troll, no this is just someone with the intent to derail threads and give shitty advice to undergraduates that actually need help. Personally on one of my threads, I believe this person is the one who spammed me with monkey shit 14 times in a span of 3 minutes. How is that allowed to happen? This person has been making multiple profiles and posting in the off-topic section to increase his rank too. Just a pathetic non-target that keeps moaning about target students and shit like that (and I am a non-target).

Imo the mods on this site really need to get a grasp on this situation and either IP ban whomever it is or remove the profiles i mentioned above from this site.

What do you guys think? Agreed?

EDIT: @AndyLouis take a look at this situation.

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7/7/17

I agree, and bring back blastoise

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7/7/17

At least blatoise was actually funny.

7/7/17

What about Brady?

in it 2 win it
7/7/17

absolutely bring brady back

also OP, I think goldstein and mikefrombaruch got banned. I went back to that thread to see if their old posts were there, they're all gone.

word of advice, if someone deserves a ban, just tag AndyLouis and he'll evaluate. the mods don't stay on the forums as much as the users do, so unless you hit "FLAG" or tag one of them, it may take a while for something to get done.

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

7/7/17

Okay thank you for letting me know.

7/7/17

What makes you say ThatWholeYaleThing and Goldstein are the same person? Yale PMed me for some advice and has been super respectful, not looking for a hand out but more guidance.

7/7/17

he said it one of his posts. he's a highschool student

26 Broadway
where's your sense of humor?

7/7/17

Wow, smh

7/7/17

Also if you ever look at their threads, they all have somewhat of a similar theme. That Whole Yale Thing is essentially his "real" account where he asks legit questions and stuff and my name is goldstein is his troll acc.

7/7/17

@Angel Molester is funny as hell. Let's not do that.

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7/7/17

Reading my name is goldstein posts was my guilty pleasure tbh

7/7/17

Bring back Fear the Bulge!

7/7/17
hightheta01:

Bring back Fear the Bulge!

Did he get the hammer? I know his stories are complete BS but I always got a good chuckle or two out of them when reading. I hope he's not gone because I would love to see an update post of his "life".

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

7/7/17

nah, if someone's banned you can't even click their profile. he's not banned, just hasn't posted in a while

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

7/7/17

he definitely didn't get banned, not sure where he is

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7/10/17

Yeah he was user of the year this year right? Won by a mile

I work in Insurance. Its not bad.

7/7/17

June was a hectic month and we these guys slipped through the cracks, but now goldstein and mikefrombaruch are banned fyi

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7/8/17

damn you just debunked the low-level conspiracy theory that you were angel molester, fratlord, goldstein, mikefrombaruch, thewholeyalething, xgozax, tobinco, TNA, thebrofessor, freeminimalist.ru, and idaho

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/9/17

lol that would be impressive

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7/7/17

/user/458909
Lol one of them got certified.

FAKE NEWS!

7/7/17

Yes because he probably has proven that he works full time (for a minimum period of one year). Easiest way to get certified. Plus Angel Molestor is harmless and isn't run by the same person as my name is goldstein

7/7/17

Yes, a specific group of trolls. As in the one controlling my name is goldstein and mikefrombaruch. honestly i kinda think you were also behind those accounts too.

7/7/17

Interesting.

7/7/17

Yea, I was that guy who operated MikeFromBaruch I just got bored, the reason why I started trolling is because everyone is so far up each other's ass and too serious and cant take a joke. Its hilarious when people cant take simple jokes.

7/7/17

I would show you proof but i'm not allowed to post links.

7/7/17

Its funny how much trouble I caused in 2 days.

7/10/17

When someone says you can't take a joke, its usually because the joke just wasn't very funny.

I work in Insurance. Its not bad.

7/9/17

It's also easy to loose your certified status by making fun of fat chicks.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

7/9/17

lol wtf

7/10/17

@AndyLouis Can enlighten you more on the reasons behind it. But long story short I was super drunk and talking shit about fat chicks.

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7/10/17

lol i don't remember that, i'm not the one that took away your certified status, you could probably get it back if you want, you know who to pm

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7/10/17

Haha, I don't really care. It was just a hilarious reason to lose it, still cracks me up when people ask what happened.

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7/7/17

Trolling

7/7/17

is

7/7/17

gay

7/7/17

Definitely not a troll, but figured I would inquire, where in the hell is @TNA ?

Only two sources I trust, Glenn Beck and singing woodland creatures.

7/11/17

Politics is to TNA like Sweet Scent is to Pokemon

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

7/8/17

I also think it lowers the quality of the site when those accounts post because they're not particularly funny. That being said, how do you deem whether an account that doesn't contribute real advice merits a ban or not? I think my posts are fairly amusing (been getting PMs about my potato puns hell ya), but do those really add value? I don't solely post off-topic content, but if I did would that be a bad thing? You mentioned posting in the off-topic section to boost rank as if that's a bad thin, but a) rank is meaningless and no one will ever pass @TNA and b) many users get the bulks of their points from there.

My question is what is deemed a worthwhile contribution? What is so low quality that it gets someone banned? Spam/multiple account abuse seems like a fair criterion, but shit posting does not if users are consistently validating these posts with silver bananas.

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Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/8/17

That's a valid point, but how do you easily distinguish?

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/8/17

No I'm not implying that posting in the off-topic section is bad. I was saying in my goldstein's case he would post pointless threads in the off-topic section (in order to boost rank) and then continually derail threads that actually were legitimately good. But yeah I guess you have a point here when you say "but a) rank is meaningless and no one will ever pass @TNA and b) many users get the bulks of their points from there.".

7/8/17

I will say it takes a special kind of person to get a post shitting on them to one of the top comments of all time

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/8/17

Grow up its all a joke stop taking shit seriously

7/8/17

are you not impressed

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/8/17

He definitely isn't.

7/8/17

Impressed of what?

7/8/17

If 53 people are going to upvote a post insulting you, you'd have to have made a very strong presence for yourself and be very well known on the site. I think that goldstein is known by an impressively large number of users on the site for someone whose account is so new

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/8/17

His account is like 6months old

7/8/17

What are you talking about

7/8/17

Lets just ignore them.

7/8/17

Therefore you can exit the thread now.

7/8/17

@camerashy1 looks like we have another one

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/8/17

Not yet, because I dont want you guys to spread false information about me or yale thing.

7/8/17

Literally I have no idea who you are.... Coming out of the cracks as soon as I call out the trolls from lately. How can I spread false information about you? That Whole Yale Thing pmed me yesterday about not leaking personal info. As if I know who you are haha.

7/8/17

I could hardly care if you knew who I am, i'm just saying you say to IP ban trolls is the most stupidest idea a person can come up with, you dont know if that IP a is a school network or whatever.

7/8/17

Clearly you aren't aware that an IP ban is a thing on this site. It's been done before.

7/8/17

Opslivesmatter is also a troll that needs to be banned.

This site shouldn't allow bogus AMAs - spreading misinformation under the guise of an MD by some shithead analyst (prob not even an analyst at that).

Even worse the kid has several threads on bashing Asians

7/8/17

I feel like the avaerage age of the WSO user population keeps getting younger and younger. This thread is a great indication. There's already a lot of high schoolers, pretty soon there's going to be a surge of 12-year-olds

7/9/17

you can't tell i'm pubescent from my comments? :(

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/9/17

Not even in high school

7/9/17

Mrs. Sander's 8th grade class rules!!!

note: probably digging a monkey shit hole but whatever

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016
Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/12/17
Going Concern:

I feel like the avaerage age of the WSO user population keeps getting younger and younger. This thread is a great indication. There's already a lot of high schoolers, pretty soon there's going to be a surge of 12-year-olds

Any advice for rising 5th grader at target junior high school seeking internship at boutique PE firm?

7/12/17

+1 They always say you should've thought about that earlier.

7/12/17
financekid02:

+1 They always say you should've thought about that earlier.

Hell no.

You probably need to have things figured out by your mid 20s, maybe as late as your early 30s.

You do not need to have things figured out at age 21 (although it helps if you do).

You do not need to have things figured out by age 18.

You do not need to have things figured out by age 12.

I figured out the game and what I wanted to get out of it at age 24. At age 32, I've basically made it or am very close.

Success takes multiple steps and each step has a 2-3 year lead time. At age 21 I couldn't have walked straight onto the trading floor and been a good fit. But by 24 I landed a job there. And by 28 I had made it to the buyside.

Work hard, figure out what you want, figure out the rules, play by them, and you'll be just fine in the long run.

7/12/17

What did you do before being at a HF?

7/12/17

An MFE, then before that being the desk strat/ desk programmer for a bunch of equity options traders. (Before that I was in Corporate Bonds IT)

Basically, I was quant island in a sea of traders and salespeople in traditional institutional flow.

7/12/17

Well I guess thats pretty cool. What are the probabilities of a kid getting a FT offer at hedge fund after his internship? im just asking.

7/12/17
financekid02:

Well I guess thats pretty cool. What are the probabilities of a kid getting a FT offer at hedge fund after his internship? im just asking.

I have no idea. Depends on the firm and the kid.

7/12/17

alright thanks for your time man

7/12/17
That Whole Yale Thing:

I know you aren't replying to me but wouldn't the door be closed by time you're 24/out of college?

The door closes when you turn into a troll on WSO. :-)

In all seriousness, no. Just start leveraging what you have to get where you want. It just gets harder to do career transitions as you get older. People expect you to be more deliberate, know what you want more, and be more closely in line with where you're transitioning too.

7/12/17
IlliniProgrammer:
financekid02:

+1 They always say you should've thought about that earlier.

Hell no.

You probably need to have things figured out by your mid 20s, maybe as late as your early 30s.

You do not need to have things figured out at age 21 (although it helps if you do).

You do not need to have things figured out by age 18.

You do not need to have things figured out by age 12.

I figured out the game and what I wanted to get out of it at age 24. At age 32, I've basically made it or am very close.

Success takes multiple steps and each step has a 2-3 year lead time. At age 21 I couldn't have walked straight onto the trading floor and been a good fit. But by 24 I landed a job there. And by 28 I had made it to the buyside.

Work hard, figure out what you want, figure out the rules, play by them, and you'll be just fine in the long run.

Found the game I wanted to play at 24 and got a job in the field.... already almost on the next step.

Will probably take about 5-7 years to get where I want to go.

Explored a lot of careers from 21-23

7/9/17

@AndyLouis Why was my main account QGKZ banned? How is having 2k banana points and more banana points than MS a troll account? And it was the only account I used -- any other accounts were forgotten ones from 3+ years ago.

7/9/17
CreditMadrid:

spammed me with monkey shit 14 times in a span of 3 minutes

Just got hit with five at once. Glad my content is being holistically reviewed by the WSO community.

Fwiw, WSO caps monkey shit one person can throw at one user to 3 per day afaik, so it definitely looks like I'm getting tag-teamed. Ultimately the points don't matter, but having multiple accounts bombard my comment with childish drivel and monkey shit is annoying. I came here because I want good banter with other people in finance, not someone nitpicking my comment and substantiating the reply with six more non-material replies.

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Not an alumnus of Idaho

7/9/17
idaho:

Ultimately the points don't matter, but having multiple accounts bombard my comment with childish drivel and monkey shit is annoying. I came here because I want good banter with other people in finance, not someone nitpicking my comment and substantiating the reply with six more non-material replies.

@freeminimalist.ru @AndyLouis

+1 to you. Couldn't have said it any better.

7/9/17

Hey guys, anyone complaints about banning, mods and troll accounts, please message [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] with as many details and links you can. We'll do a full review this week, starting tomorrow.

We did recently block some members that were mentioned here as trolls... But also possible for us to also reverse voting if necessary after review.

As always, please also continue to flag violations for content on the site. It helps our small team stay above water!

Thanks,
Patrick

@AndyLouis @AndyLouis

7/9/17

leave him banned... he has a ton of cold emails to send out anyway

7/10/17

Lol the person running That Whole Yale Thing ran goldstein....

7/10/17

I fall into the minority that enjoyed most of Goldstein's posts. Mike From Baruch was just stupid though

7/10/17

lol

7/12/17

agreed! some students actually take what these trolls say as serious so def hurts WSO. Anyways, we should bring back Ebola Monkey. Remember that guy?

7/12/17

I can hack through an ip ban easy with python

7/12/17

I've had some posts deleted recently and it has destroyed my self esteem. ;-;.

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