The Wizard wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:31 am
azurekep wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:29 pm
...Am I correct in assuming that ANY prospective future regulatory change is prohibited from being discussed? Regardless of whether it has investment implcations?
That's a pretty good assumption.
And if something doesn't have investment implications, then it's probably off topic in that most general discussions are disallowed.
And most regulatory changes involve politics...
Okay, so it's the politics angle.
I was able to get a VPN thread in on Personal Consumer Issues, but I didn't mention the underlying change in internet policy that was driving the thread. I guess when a specific technology is involved, a thread can be built around that. It's a way to get people informed on an unfamiliar technology (like VPNs) before a new policy comes into effect.
With something like a potential repeal of Net Neutrality, however, there would be no natural technology to gravitate to and learn about. It would be a case of once the policy goes into effect (if it does), people would simply shift to a different service, as needed -- one probably not needing a lot of up-front research.
Ah well, was trying to think of a way to bring in more relevant topics into Personal Consumer Issues...topics which might be interesting to some. But it appears that one won't fly.
In any case, the funny thing about BH topics is that once there is ONE topic in a forum that one likes, there likely will be FIVE on a similar topic very shortly -- due to the meme effect. The converse is true as well -- one boring topic yields five similar boring topics. So you always know when it's a good time to be on the board or not.