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Anti-Tesla Gibberish

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by bonnie, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. widodh

    widodh Model S 85 and 100D

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  2. YoungStranger

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    forbes

    Rather than sue or add to comments (who ever takes note of trolls!), someone should just write a rational evidence based letter to the managing editor pointing out the fallicies. A challenge from his boss or the board might just keep the columnist on his toes. All these terrible articles are really a failure of editorial control and will damage the Forbes (or other similar journals) brand.
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    They need a better disclaimer on their website then. It looks like an investor website so you'd hope the people writing have some expertise in the area or that things were checked by an editor.
     
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    What an extraordinarily poorly reasearched and poorly written article. Given today's standards, it isn't easy to be bad enough to be considered extraordinarily bad, but the author succeeds at this brilliantly!

    GSP
     
  5. tander

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    SA can be a useful tool with insightful articles, but a lot of the authors claim to have some kind of "expertise" but don't have any background in business/finance/investing and the volume of low quality articles is climbing. There are authors that are "seeking alpha certified" that generally provide higher quality stuff. That said, there are a handful of authors without any expertise that still provide some insight.
     
  6. brianman

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    Robert's pretty good at this, IIRC.
     
  7. Robert.Boston

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    I try to stay close to energy issues, not manufacturing/foreign trade/etc.
     
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    Some B-skool wanabes there!
     
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    I imagine Petersen is giddy, but I won't read his stuff anymore. Big losses, Tesla says it's managing for lowest cash flow and I'm sure he'll point back to his claim Tesla would have to point out an "ongoing concern" (never mind that's a legal term), he'll point out he called Tesla's need to raise more capital (never mind they don't need it exactly). Etc.
     
  12. tander

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    Hopefully those of us who actually have the background balance them out!
     
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    http://www.evinsights.com/

    About this Petersen says,
    I have not listened or read. Have also stopped commenting on his posts. His writings while clever, are just sad.
     
  14. NigelM

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    How can it be worse than expected? He forecast it would be so bad that Tesla would be out of cash and he stated several times in different places that there would be a rights issue or some source of new funding announced as an absolute necessity. He should be eating humble pie, but instead.....:rolleyes:
     
  15. bonnie

    bonnie I play a nice person on twitter.

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    Ignorant has no limits. I've been staying away from his blogs because the illogical path he follows is difficult to not correct. I think he likes seeing all the comments, the sheer number make him feel important. So I stay away.

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    What if instead we would just all compliment him on a great article, and there would be no comments critical of him or questioning his motivation? It would probably take the fun out of it for him and he would stop writing them...
     
  17. bonnie

    bonnie I play a nice person on twitter.

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    That would still increase his comment count.
     
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    And it hasn't slowed him down on the Axion Concentrator cheer leading threads.
     
  19. vfx

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    We could do it as one comment.

    Listing all the names of the people who agree with him:

     
  20. gg_got_a_tesla

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    What's the point? He'll simply call us the "blind followers of St. Elon of Palo Alto" and have a laugh at our expense...
     

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