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Luckywon wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:00 pm bsteiner
gill
lastrun
livesoft

Edit: Spirit Rider

Thanks for your generosity of spirit and time contributing here!
Inexcusably omitted Spirit Rider. Many thanks for your invaluable contributions!!!
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Most of the above mentioned but specifically one not:
RobertT
Infrequent poster but each post is so discerning and forces me to think...

Thanks to all who freely share their knowledge and their time.
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I'm honored to have been mentioned by two posters, thanks! There are several brilliant original thinkers here, and some with specialized and pertinent knowledge that you're always glad to receive.

jhfenton
Earl Lemongrab
Spirit Rider
willthrill81
livesoft
vineviz
ERISA Stone
Alexa9
Larry Swedroe
klangfool
Rick Ferri
HEDGEFUNDIE
Nisiprius
markettimer
Random Walker
Valuethinker
stlutz
And several that didn't come to mind due to sleep deprivation.
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I would definitely add Valuethinker to the list of top posters. He posesses a weltanschauung that far exceeds that of any other here.
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wayfarer wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:27 am Most of the above mentioned but specifically one not:
RobertT
Infrequent poster but each post is so discerning and forces me to think...

Thanks to all who freely share their knowledge and their time.
Indeed. I don't even lurk much anymore (there really isn't much to this stuff) but RobertT is absolute top of my list. If a thread pops up I think he'd have found worth commenting on, I scroll straight down until my eye catches the orange avatar.

Newer members should read everything he (and SmallHi) have written.

I've always liked dbr and, of course, Larry Swedroe, too.

Edited to add: very few posts result in an IPS change but longinvest/Siamond/Kevin's in the "Adaptive Bands" thread did so.
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Since we are giving shoutouts we would be remiss if we didn’t also mention Mel Lindauer for all his efforts over the years.
Thank you Mel!
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Nicolas wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:42 pm The Munchkin Man
Not one of my "favorites" -- BUT my most "noteworthy"
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corn18 wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:13 pm Want to add a shout out to Alan S and retiredjg as well for all their help on Roth conversions. I think they may save me thousands of dollars over the years.
Ditto, and grabiner.
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Sandtrap wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:12 pm
nedsaid wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Theseus wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:10 pm I may or may not agree with everything they say, but the following are some my favorite BHs - in no particular order. I enjoy reading their posts. Especially the amount of time and diligence they put in to their response is very much appreciated.

Who are your favorites?

livesoft
Nisiprius
Nedsaid
willthrill81
Bsteiner
Rick Ferri
dm200
sandtrap
I am really humbled and honored that I would be mentioned as a favorite poster. Lots of folks have contributed here and added much to the forum. The unsung heroes are the lurkers who actually read all of our posts. Thanks so much.
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+1
Ditto
Especially "ned said" . . . and so many others that cast a huge shadow. .
All of the above previously mentioned, and so much more . .
"grt2boutdoors", and so many more to aspire to.

and . . moderators. . . for tireless work behind the scenes!!
and . . Taylor . . . Thanks for annual Christmas gift post.

Am honored and humbled at the same time. I got nominated into the Boglehead Hall if Fame. To be nominated along with other esteemed posters, wow! Thank you.


Happey New Year to everyone, and your "hares" :happy

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Ditto all above.
Appreciate all the work longinvest puts into maintaining and explaining VPW spreadsheet.
Appreciate excellent SS advice from ObliviousInvestor.
And I have a bookmark that goes to Nisiprius posts.
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Stinky wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:41 pm We rookie Boglehead posters stand in awe of those mentioned in this thread.

Each of those mentioned share their knowledge so generously, even when the question asked is very simple. Literally thousands of people have benefited from their collective knowledge.

I especially respect the administrators and moderators who keep us all straight and in line ..
+1 Totally agree! :D
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“Ole Meph” (Mephistophles)
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dm200 wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Nicolas wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:42 pm The Munchkin Man
Not one of my "favorites" -- BUT my most "noteworthy"
I still miss him.
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Every single Boglehead that disagrees with me, and challenges me. (perhaps a long list, HA!)

This makes me think, consider alternatives, and ultimately makes me smarter. I honestly consider all opinions.

Plus, I have read some excellent books due to recommendations from the "what book are you reading" thread. Thanks to the Bogleheads that participate in that thread.
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wayfarer wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:27 am Most of the above mentioned but specifically one not:
RobertT
Infrequent poster but each post is so discerning and forces me to think...

Thanks to all who freely share their knowledge and their time.
+1
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I always enjoy comments by pkcrafter.

A few years ago he posted a booklet he had written, “Road Map for Investing Success”. I don’t know if it is still available but occasionally I will reread it as it helps keep me focused.

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Alexa9 wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:30 pm Larry Swedroe
Anything from Dr. Bernstein.

Timmy, his college thread was extremely helpful. He replied back to more than a dozen PMs.
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LadyGeek

I appreciate all her hard work. And, her "This thread is now in ..." series of posts is truly brilliant.
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Thanks to those mentioned who have contributed so much to this forum over the years. I really appreciate their dedication and good advice. I only wish there was a good way for those new people seeking advice to know when they have received advice from these folks, since it is so hard to know what is likely the best advice amidst all the rest.
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Nicolas wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:17 pm “Ole Meph” (Mephistophles)
+1

One of my favorite things about Bogleheads is the depth of expertise in areas that often seem like they are designed to confuse ordinary investors/consumers. Ole meph was an absolute pro at cutting through that. His presence is missed here.
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Oh, those "posters." I thought we were talking about merchandise!
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te wrote:
+1 on Alan S, always hits a grand slam when you need it.

+3 Has helped me greatly over the years
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I add:
Victoria F
Dodecahedron

What happened to SS critic? He was great.
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MARFEE wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Alexa9 wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:30 pm Larry Swedroe
Anything from Dr. Bernstein.

Timmy, his college thread was extremely helpful. He replied back to more than a dozen PMs.
Bill Bernstein's work is about the best I have ever seen as it has a timeless quality to it. Nothing faddish about his writings. One of the forum members started threads evaluating Dr. Bernstein's earlier work and I was amazed how well it all held up. Jack Bogle's writings also have a timeless quality to them.

Larry Swedroe deserves mention, he has caused me to rethink a lot of things investing. Larry's earlier work had qualities of timelessness to it but his more recent work is more on the cutting edge of financial research, hence the criticism that he has changed his mind on some things. Larry's contributions were invaluable here and I appreciate his willingness to interact with people on the forum. I learned a lot from him.
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Nicolas wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:17 pm “Ole Meph” (Mephistophles)
RIP, Ole Meph.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi
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interplanetjanet. She had a great avatar.
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grabiner
Valuethinker
dbr
Nisiprius

(But really, I appreciate everyone here who contributes their knowledge and time.)
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TrevH

I like his 4-fund slice & dice posts ... :beer
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Simplegift!
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All of the ones mentioned
sscritic
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No particular order:

retiredjg
Taylor Larimore
Rick Ferri
livesoft
nisiprius
grabiner
pkcrafter
VictoriaF
Toons
whodidntante
White Coat Investor
HomerJ
Sandtrap


And many others.

The cumulative good they have done for others will never be fully appreciated.
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retiredjg
mega317
patrick013
whodidntante
JoMoney
Taylor Larimore
Toons
Christine_NM
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Munchkin Man always made me laugh.
Sheepdog's contributions were always right on target.
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Every single poster on this forum - I've learned a lot just from reading their inquiries and responses.
There are some who are no longer with us except in spirit, they are not forgotten.
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Higman wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:16 am I would definitely add Valuethinker to the list of top posters. He posesses a weltanschauung that far exceeds that of any other here.
Thank you.

I am sure I shall be flattered once I figure out what you said ;-)

You might say that I seek to identify the schwerpunkt of the zeitgeist and try to avoid schaudenfreud;-).
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Let's just say the mods.

They do a thankless task.

So also far too many posters for me too name, who are reasoned informative measured insightful and kind.

It's really important not to forget kind.
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BL wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:05 pm Thanks to those mentioned who have contributed so much to this forum over the years. I really appreciate their dedication and good advice. I only wish there was a good way for those new people seeking advice to know when they have received advice from these folks, since it is so hard to know what is likely the best advice amidst all the rest.
You brought up a good point. Thanks.

Perhaps all or a combination of the following are useful indicators:

1. Post count (peer pressure on those giving bad advice or other 'issues" effects this and, not always, discourages input)

2. Read a posters past posts for consistency and perhaps how posts are acknowledged.

3. Notice a pattern of various areas and levels of expertise. IE: portfolio review ("duckie", "dbr", "123", livesoft, retiredjg, great2boutdoors, sheepdog, taylor, ruralavalon, pkcrafter, watty, nedsaid, willthrill21, celia, valuethinker, dm200, dottie57, and so many more (apologies for leaving you out), law "bsteiner", real estate, small business, estates, etc.

4. Useful information that is presented with clarity, experience, maturity, and kindness (as previously stated) is pretty easy to spot after awhile.

j :happy
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retiredjg
Taylor Larimore
Rick Ferri
livesoft
nisiprius
grabiner
Toons
sscritic
chaz
Retired at 48
EmergingDoc
House Blend

And many more. Some are not active any more, some were actually holding my hands helping me during my early days of investing. :D
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boater07 wrote: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:25 pm
te wrote:
+1 on Alan S, always hits a grand slam when you need it.

+3 Has helped me greatly over the years
Strongly agree,
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Also, kudos to Miriam2 for hosting the Boglehead retirement lists. She puts a lot of effort into keeping the lists up-to-date and engaging with posters when they announce their joining the done working club.
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A special thanks to all those mentioned here. You may not realize it, but you are influencing peoples lives in a very real way.

And all the others not mentioned. You guys have taught me alot about investing, and really all things financial. Because of all the incredible posts I've read on Bogleheads I'm on my way to a comfortable retirement and my kids are on the path to living a life free of financial worry.

Thank you. :beer
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bearwithbear wrote: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:18 pm Sheepdog.
His thread kept me grounded and showed how supportive a community Bogleheads is.

Bear
I also enjoy Sheepdogs posts.
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Nothing could be finer than a post from Dave Grabiner..

Many mentioned already but also shout out to #Cruncher.

Wish the forum had features to turn on notifications when certain people post. (Like the old EF Hutton commercials)
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How come no one has mentioned 'Obliviousinvestor (Mike Piper)'? His advice on social security matters is invaluable. And I do miss sscritic.

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Many many people. But IMO ObliviousInvestor deserves more of a shout out. Thanks!
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TravelforFun wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:00 pm How come no one has mentioned 'Obliviousinvestor (Mike Piper)'? His advice on social security matters is invaluable.
Jinks. I also like travel for fun, and of course me ;)
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