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livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Pete12 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:23 pm

Can you feel the excitement...

Seriously though, I would like to thank livesoft for chiming in on some of my questions over the past few months- I do enjoy reading the responses and I'm sure I'm not alone here in being grateful for the wit and wisdom.

Thank you livesoft! :sharebeer

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Post by livesoft » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:42 pm

No, I don't feel the excitement. Please lock this thread and no more comments about this.

Oh, you're welcome.
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Post by dwickenh » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:24 pm

livesoft wrote:No, I don't feel the excitement. Please lock this thread and no more comments about this.

Oh, you're welcome.

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Post by buccimane » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:55 pm

still suggest some sort of badge system visible when posting based on # of posts. quality doesn't equal quantity, but it'd be incentive to frequent the site more often- no matter how trivial it seems.

I guess attitude changes with posts: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=169924 :sharebeer
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Post by nyblitz » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:56 pm

Livesoft is an awesome poster here.

He has a unique way of looking at things and expresses them very well.

He often makes me laugh.

He has helped me with my marriage, children, job, neighbors, pets, cars, exercise, travel, houses, finances (well, it IS a financial website, so I guess that's a given).

He has even made me a better driver.

He's made me a better person.

Thanks, Livesoft! :sharebeer

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Post by Saphomd » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:07 pm

:sharebeer

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Post by HueyLD » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:36 pm

livesoft wrote:No, I don't feel the excitement. Please lock this thread and no more comments about this.

Oh, you're welcome.
Is the above comment serious? Come on Livesoft, take it like a man. :-)

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Post by 1210sda » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:48 pm

HueyLD wrote:
livesoft wrote:No, I don't feel the excitement. Please lock this thread and no more comments about this.

Oh, you're welcome.
Is the above comment serious? Come on Livesoft, take it like a man. :-)
Do we know for sure that Livesoft is a man..... :D

There, I got in before this is locked.

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Post by siamond » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:48 pm

livesoft wrote:No, I don't feel the excitement. Please lock this thread and no more comments about this.

Oh, you're welcome.
That's right. This is not actionable. Although 49,950 posts of his (or her) are about RBDs, I am still not convinced to do anything about it! :wink:

(more seriously, thank you for your numerous and always lively contributions)

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Post by 2Birds1Stone » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:34 pm

Maybe livesoft gets paid by the post :moneybag

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Post by White Coat Investor » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:53 pm

buccimane wrote:still suggest some sort of badge system visible when posting based on # of posts. quality doesn't equal quantity, but it'd be incentive to frequent the site more often- no matter how trivial it seems.

I guess attitude changes with posts: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=169924 :sharebeer
Just what us addicts need- more motivation to spend time on the site. :)
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Post by tennisplyr » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:55 pm

Wow I just made my 1000th.
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Post by corwin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:05 pm

Since joining the forum this summer I have wondered what drives the 5 digit posters. 50,000 posts is over 14 per day. Of course, one good argument is worth 50 posts alone.

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Post by dognose » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:09 pm

Livesoft has provided an incredible amount of sound investing advice over the years. He also has challenged investors to do their own research and reach their own conclusions. In addition, he has a great sense of humor. This guy is golden.

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Post by travellight » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:12 pm

It is very difficult for me to get a first response in as livesoft has usually beat me to the punch. Great to see his level of devotion on this site!

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Post by arcticpineapplecorp. » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:38 pm

I feel like I've read 50,000 posts. Does that count for anything?
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Post by jdb » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:40 pm

Agree with kudos. Have to admit my favorite livesoft response, to the post about trimming nose hairs, an important topic. He said something like you're supposed to be trimming those hairs when driving car and stopped at stoplight, that's what he sees all the time. Let's get another 50k of his responses. And I got this in before the lock.

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Post by Cosmo » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:42 pm

Congrats Livesoft.

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Post by LiveSimple » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:57 pm

:sharebeer

Thanks a lot for your quality posts.

Still do need to get my head around your RBD actions.

You were right on regarding our kids college selection process. That helped a lot.

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Post by TravelforFun » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:59 pm

Average 14 posts a day every day for the last 9 1/2 years. Amazing!

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Post by livesoft » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:05 pm

^It's easy because I choose to read bogleheads and write posts while driving instead of trimming nose hairs.
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Post by investorguy1 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:07 pm

That is an incredible number of posts. What makes it more great is the quality of the posts and great help that livesoft has provided so many of us. :beer

Great job tennisplyr on 10k

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Post by stlutz » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:31 pm

Wasn't he at 40,000 last month?

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Post by triceratop » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:36 pm

livesoft wrote:^It's easy because I choose to read bogleheads and write posts while driving instead of trimming nose hairs.
Depending on the jurisdiction of the reader, I must warn that Bogleheads' forum does not advocate such illegal acts.

Just do it at stoplights like the nose trimmers.
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Post by davidsorensen32 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:44 pm

We need a points system that we can redeem for further discounts of our ERs.

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Post by triceratop » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:54 pm

davidsorensen32 wrote:We need a points system that we can redeem for further discounts of our ERs.
We have that: since funds are run at-cost at Vanguard, It's called convincing more people to invest in Vanguard funds, specifically the ones you use. It would be interesting to ballpark a figure for what the cost per hour to do so is though. Obviously, it is unlikely to be worth it for that end alone.
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Post by GoldenFinch » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:07 pm

Great advice from Livesoft all the time. Yes, thank you. :sharebeer

But wait, didn't he recommend eating oatmeal with Dr.Pepper?

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Post by oldzey » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:55 pm

50,000 posts (almost) spread over 993 search pages (almost 1,000).

Impressive.
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Post by samsdad » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:22 pm

Yes, thank you very much for your quality posts, I appreciate your wisdom and insight.

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Post by CFM300 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:10 am

livesoft wrote:No, I don't feel the excitement.
Fair enough. But I'm pretty confident that you'll be stoked at 49,999 and then again at 50,021. AMIRITE?

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Post by TomatoTomahto » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:34 am

Livesoft, I usually don't hop on these lovefest threads, but I do want to say that I enjoy and appreciate (they're two different things) your "voice." You often make me chuckle.

:sharebeer

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Post by keystone » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:37 am

If I were a finance professor, I'd probably make my students read 100 of his posts a week and quiz them.

It's amazing what I've learned from livesoft over the years. I'm pretty sure I can give him credit for my enthusiasm when it comes to losing money (TLH) and my lack of fear in realizing gains (because I have huge loss reserves). I also dropped my Roth 401K contributions a few years ago thanks to his sage advice and became more aware of the fact that I will likely pay very little taxes in retirement. :happy

And last year when I was interested in donating to charity for a particular cause, I used the Bogleheads search function (he would be proud) to see if there were any prior discussions on this type of charity and sure enough he made a great recommendation on exactly the type of organization I was looking for.

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Post by orca91 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:04 pm

Funny, I take it as a sign that livesoft needs to get a life. :happy

Kidding... it is good to have livesoft around.

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Post by shainy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:10 pm

Thank you so much for your contribution in making us better financially with your wisdom Livesoft!
Hope to see you reach six figure posts. :happy

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Post by mtbouchard » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:11 pm

I have to add my thanks and congrats to livesoft as well.

cheers,
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Post by powermega » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:51 pm

I've learned quite a bit from livesoft posts. I bet livesoft doesn't like this kind of attention, even if it is deserved. Thanks for posting, and here's to another 50k! :sharebeer
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Post by beezquimby » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:54 pm

I guess I just don't get it (or see it). Most of his/her posts seem to me to be short, sarcastic posts not in depth detailed helpful posts that this forum is known for. Just my two cents.

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Post by Miriam2 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:30 pm

^^^ Beezquimby! Perhaps you haven't read and learned from livesoft's in depth detailed financial tutorials on Tax Loss Harvesting :happy
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=179414 - Real-life, real-time wash sale & TLH documented

And his teachings on Really Bad Days (in the financial markets, not bad hair days) :shock:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79719 - Today was a Really Bad Day

And because we can't invest unless we are healthy, don't miss livesoft's extensive tips on how to prepare and eat healthy oatmeal, which also gives you "awesome abs" and makes you as "smart, rich, strong, handsome, and modest" as livesoft 8-)
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=147894 - Oatmeal Suggestions
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=197822#p3022541 - Instant oatmeal vs "regular" oatmeal

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Post by livesoft » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:57 pm

I have to agree with beezquimby, but I also reviewed that oatmeal thread. That thread changed my life. I wasn't eating oatmeal every day when that thread started, but now I am eating oatmeal every day.
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Post by GoldenFinch » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:35 pm

livesoft wrote:I have to agree with beezquimby, but I also reviewed that oatmeal thread. That thread changed my life. I wasn't eating oatmeal every day when that thread started, but now I am eating oatmeal every day.
But not with Dr.Pepper, right? :D

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Post by livesoft » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:39 pm

With Diet Dr Pepper, otherwise the oatmeal would taste terrible, not be sweet enough, and not have any caffeine.
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Post by hornet96 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:46 pm

I hope that Livesoft reserves his 50,000th post for this very thread, to talk about achieving 50,000 posts. That would be very meta.

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Post by parsi1 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:46 pm

50,000 posts,
if we take on the average 10-posts a day , 365 days a year. That's almost 13.5 years of contribution to this forum.
congratulation :sharebeer

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Post by fsrph » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:11 pm

Livesoft is a tremendous asset to this community. Congratulations on your 50,000 posts. Keep em coming!

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Post by financial.freedom » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:58 pm

I've gained many pearls from livesoft on this forum, but wanted to share my favorite:

Save time by putting school clothes on your children the night before.

My wife thought I was crazy at first, until she witnessed how much easier it is than struggling with a toddler who does not want to get dressed in the morning and go to preschool. And baths are at night anyway, so the clothes are clean in the AM.

Thank you livesoft!

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Post by livesoft » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:17 pm

Alright, thanks everybody!

I need to get a life ... :sharebeer
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Post by digarei » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:23 pm

financial.freedom wrote:I've gained many pearls from livesoft on this forum, but wanted to share my favorite:

Save time by putting school clothes on your children the night before.

My wife thought I was crazy at first, until she witnessed how much easier it is than struggling with a toddler who does not want to get dressed in the morning and go to preschool. And baths are at night anyway, so the clothes are clean in the AM.

Thank you livesoft!
Does this work for college-age as well?
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Post by livesoft » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:25 pm

digarei wrote:Does this work for college-age as well?
Yes, but they don't go to bed in their clothes until 4 am and get up at 2 pm.
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Post by ruralavalon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:34 pm

livesoft wrote:Alright, thanks everybody!

I need to get a life ... :sharebeer
Congratulations :happy :happy :happy .
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Post by oldzey » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:30 pm

Congrats!

Here's a souvenir of your milestone:

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