Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Political Discourse

By -

I wanted to – – yet again – – address the issue of the comments section.

It has been well-established that the Slope of Hope is a website dedicated to providing tools to help traders make better decisions. These tools are principally centered around my lifelong passion of reading charts.

When I began this site in 2005, it was merely a blog, and the first custom code I had created for the site was for comments beneath blog posts. Millions of comments later, the 24/7 discussion that goes on has become a staple of the site where friendships have been made, knowledge has been imparted, and even celebrations arranged.

It should not be a place for digital fistfights, personal attacks, or an outlet for lonely men wanting to push their agenda – – or push others around – – just because they have nothing better to do. It poisons the site, and I have found trying to tame the tiny handful of people stinking up the joint to be tiresome. Indeed, at this very moment, I am typing these words from the balcony of my residence in Jackson instead of relaxing.