Despite it being summer, the ban on shorts continues. Reality-banned. Shortseller-banned. I speak out, as in my humble opinion, there is a double standard here on this board, and it seems to be getting worse, although is far from new. I have mentioned this before, but some prolific posters here, went and started a different board, about solar investing. Lots of people, put lots of money into GTAT. Anyone short GTAT was silenced via mostly harsh treatment. Any argument brought up was met with "we have discussed that before, proven it wrong, move on". People lost lots of money. I see similar things happening here, and I do not think it benefits anybody. Banning the opposing view is simply counter-intuitive and the antitheses of knowledgeable investing. I do realize a moderator might chime in to tell me 'i do not know what was happening behind the scenes'. this is true. However in my direct experience, with talking with a moderator in the early years of me joining here about why my words (thread title) were changed, without notifying me, or even marking it at the time. I was talked to about "perception" and how the "media might pick up on things". This despite my words being true. In other words, censorship. Censoring words, or the people that contributes leaves you with a distorted view of truth. A mirage generated by amplifying echoes, darkening and dulling rather than sharpening and illuminating. Over my six or so years of reading this board daily, I have seen many a case of what seems more like personality clashes resulting in bans, rather than what the poster actually wrote. Usually these are chalked up to ' behind the scene ' behavior. Fear, uncertainty, doubt against the shorts. Maybe some transparency would go a ways into changing how I feel? Hard to know. I imagine, and know, it is hard to be a dissenting voice in a room. By necessity, you will almost invariably have to repeat yourself, as you are answering to a mass of others who disagree with you! In my opinion longs get a much easier ride, with much more tolerance (although recently some "cheerleaders" are being called out), and as a community, I would like to see some more tolerance of opposing views. For the record, I am not only long, I am all-in. Let the disagrees flow. Peace.