fortfun wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:43 pm
I've seen a dozen portfolio assessment posts come up the last few weeks (I posted one yesterday). Many get little or no response, even when posted correctly. Yet a question about brake pads may yield a couple of hundred responses. Are people just tired of answering portfolio assessments? If so, this makes me a little sad about the state of Bogleheads. I'd hate to see people start turning to the "pros" for investment advice. This forum saved my financial "life." I hope it will continue to flourish!
I've also noticed that.
I suspect it is because of the volume of posts. The main forum page scrolls faster nowadays. I try to "bump" when I can so folks will get better help. And, yes, "fun" posts help with comaraderie and "humanization" of the forum but also add to the volume.
Portfolio reviewers are limited in number so most likely need to be more selective. Some posts are very hard to read and in the wrong format, or the poster is defensive or argumentative, thus, they also get minimal response.
Also, as the volume increases, it get's arduous. Reviews take time to do carefully. And, better to be careful than error in haste.
The one's that get posted correctly are refreshing. But, the forum covers several time zones, and that with the speed of turnover, some things will fall through the cracks.
For basic advice, my "Bogle Toolbox of Links" seems to help as many only need to be pointed in the right direction.
Perhaps there might be a note on the "portfolio review format" wiki to "bump" one's post as needed for better visibility. (moderators?)
I suspect this might be a bigger issue as the forum volume grows. (thanks for bringing it up)
Others may have other actionable solutions?