View Poll Results: How many of you would rather be IGNORANT of the stock prices, esp on the PC Front Pg

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  • I think we should get ONE stock update a DAY on the front page.

    13 13.00%
  • I think we should get ONE stock updates a WEEK on the front page.

    5 5.00%
  • I think we should get TWO stock updates a WEEK on the front page.

    5 5.00%
  • I think we should get ONE stock updates a MONTH on the front page.

    3 3.00%
  • I think we should get TWO stock updates a MONTH on the front page.

    1 1.00%
  • I think we should only get RADICAL stock updates, in excess of +/- 20% for one day.

    18 18.00%
  • I think we should only get RADICAL stock updates, in excess of +/- 25% for one day.

    7 7.00%
  • I think we should NEVER show NEGATIVE stock updates. Don't we want marketshare to GROW?

    6 6.00%
  • I think we should NEVER show ANY stock updates EVAR! Stocks aren't THAT in tune with reality anyway.

    6 6.00%
  • I honestly could not care less.

    46 46.00%
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  1. #41  
    boy, you seem to give Derek a lot of credit here... the power to give life or die
    Thats your thing if you feel that way.
    Maybe you should consider hosting your own WebOS site and crush Derek.
    Or find a Palm friendly site and stop giving Derek the traffic and take all the faithful with you.
    Just a suggestion... because it is his site and seems like your gonna be one miserable person as long as you are on his site.
    Take care

    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm View Post
    That's really great and all...

    But there's more to this world than you and me.

    I'm interested in a GROWING webOS market share.
    I'm interested in a GROWING # of people who buy a webOS device (not just phone!).
    I'm interested in a GROWING # of people who buy webOS stock, even.
    I'm especially interested in a GROWING # of people who develop for webOS!!!

    It won't happen with Downer Derek claiming that the sky is falling. Somebody strap some duct tape on his mouth UNTIL the stocks drop a certain percentage... say 20%... and I can guarantee you the stock price will NEVER drop past 20%.
  2.    #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by donm527 View Post
    boy, you seem to give Derek a lot of credit here... the power to give life or die
    Thats your thing if you feel that way.
    Maybe you should consider hosting your own WebOS site and crush Derek.
    Or find a Palm friendly site and stop giving Derek the traffic and take all the faithful with you.
    Just a suggestion... because it is his site and seems like your gonna be one miserable person as long as you are on his site.
    Take care
    That may be... ya know... or he could just change, based on what the majority of users here seem to care about or even want.

    I have not voted yet, but I'd say that any RADICAL stock price update in excess of +/- 20% deserves front page notoriety. Until then... what good is it, when I've just given three examples of things that DIRECTLY contribute to stock prices (i.e. - bull sheet).

    And yes, Derek's articles are read by MILLIONS of people. That's ONLY directly. Indirectly, Derek has more control over webOS' future than... well, nobody other than the other P|C writers, really.
  3. #43  
    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    I think it should update in real-time.
    Wouldn't be a bad idea to have a small box with Palm's quote on it somewhere on the front page. Even it's delayed by 15 mins or so.
  4. #44  
    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm View Post
    Stocks are based on...

    (a) hype, CREATED by analysts
    (b) guesses & gambles, made by any stock investor
    (c) computers that contribute to hi-volume trading based on gossip (i.e. - hype)
    What utter nonsense. Fortunately Joe McCarthy is dead, he might think you were a communist.

    Stocks (or shares) represent fractional ownership of a corporation. A corporation's stock price is set in exactly the same way as the price of anything (e.g. houses), how badly to buyers want to buy and how badly to sellers want to sell.
  5.    #45  
    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    What utter nonsense. Fortunately Joe McCarthy is dead, he might think you were a communist.
    I'm actually a Libertarian-Socialist... but what does that have to do with this thread?

    Perhaps I'm not totally sure what you're referring to, when it comes to McCarthy. Who was doing the censoring that you're referring to? The American Gov't or the American Media?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    Stocks (or shares) represent fractional ownership of a corporation. A corporation's stock price is set in exactly the same way as the price of anything (e.g. houses), how badly to buyers want to buy and how badly to sellers want to sell.
    ... and... what else??

    ... AND why would you choose to ignore ALL of my questions, instead of just quote a few and take a hack at them?
  6. #46  
    Since the topic is about the stock... Wow that video! person did hold back any punches.

    CNBC... Halftime Report: Take A Stab At Palm?

    News Headlines

    Quote...
    My sense is the stock falls to around $1 and then somebody buys them, Tilson speculates.

    I’d say the odds are 60% that somebody buys the carcass for a song and 30% that they file for bankruptcy, he adds. And there’s a 10% chance of a Hail Mary pass and they survive.
    Last edited by donm527; 03/21/2010 at 11:54 PM.
  7. #47  
    I could care less about the stock, because that doesn't make my Pre any better or worst and that is the only reason why I come here. Yes, I only visit PreCentral to find out how I can enhance my Pre experience and get excited about the awesomeness of our Pre Developers. I get so excited that I if I see something cool advertized here, I will buy it.
  8. #48  
    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm View Post
    I'm actually a Libertarian-Socialist... but what does that have to do with this thread?

    Perhaps I'm not totally sure what you're referring to, when it comes to McCarthy. Who was doing the censoring that you're referring to? The American Gov't or the American Media?

    ... and... what else??

    ... AND why would you choose to ignore ALL of my questions, instead of just quote a few and take a hack at them?
    What you are is very confused. A Libertarian is the opposite of a Socialist.

    I am ignoring your questions because they aren't worth taking the time to answer.
  9.    #49  
    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    What you are is very confused. A Libertarian is the opposite of a Socialist.

    I am ignoring your questions because they aren't worth taking the time to answer.
    A Libertarian and a Socialist have a lot in common.

    The political spectrum is not just left or right... but up and down as well. It can be 2-dimensional, as well as 3D if you really get into it. But the 2D spectrum allows you to see that they are indeed possible to fit together.

    Basically, centrists are the authoritarians that meld big biz and big gov. Anti-centrists... are essentially, anti-authoritarians that understand that biz & gov are both equally good... and must truly be controlled by all the people, instead of just concentrating power in the the hands of a few men to control thousands or millions or whatever. The extremists have already formed this anti-center long before I ever came along... but I've believed in such a society about the time I saw someone else break down the 2D spectrum for me about 10 years ago.

    Google a Nolan chart. Look at Wikipedia for Libertarian-Socialism. It does indeed exist. And Noam Chomsky, "the most intellectual person alive", is a Libertarian-Socialist if you'd look at the page.

    But yea... I can't understand why you possibly wouldn't want to answer the questions. Unless you're just that much of an ignoramus.
  10. #50  
    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm View Post
    A Libertarian and a Socialist have a lot in common.

    ...

    And Noam Chomsky, "the most intellectual person alive", is a Libertarian-Socialist if you'd look at the page.

    But yea... I can't understand why you possibly wouldn't want to answer the questions. Unless you're just that much of an ignoramus.
    Ok so you are basically a Marxist. Your friends on wikipedia may use the term libertarian but they have nothing in common with the people described as Libertarians in any English speaking country I am familiar with. It does explain why you dislike the idea of publishing Palm's stock price, you clearly don't believe in capitalism.

    Your "questions" are based on a false premise. You seem to think that reports of Palm's plunging stock prices are the cause of Palm's low sales, the reverse it true.
  11.    #51  
    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    Ok so you are basically a Marxist. Your friends on wikipedia may use the term libertarian but they have nothing in common with the people described as Libertarians in any English speaking country I am familiar with. It does explain why you dislike the idea of publishing Palm's stock price, you clearly don't believe in capitalism.

    Your "questions" are based on a false premise. You seem to think that reports of Palm's plunging stock prices are the cause of Palm's low sales, the reverse it true.
    Incorrect again.

    I'm not a Marxist. I have my own brain, which I use. My idea of Libertarian-Socialism seems like a fairly reasonable solution to societies ills & isn't built on hopes and dreams. There's actually technical details to it... something Marxists and Communists alike can't figure out.

    But if you really want to talk about this... you're gonna need to answer the questions first. There's like two dozen and you're just gonna ignore all of them without even making the sorriest attempt ever?! How pathetic.

    How about, answer me this... Do you have a stock app for webOS? What is it? Did you pay for it? How much?
  12.    #52  
    Soo... short summation...

    The reason that I dislike stock prices on the front page is the effect that it has on all things webOS, especially the people who love it!! Like so..

    Quote Originally Posted by lokitoorg View Post
    Wow That`s sounds a lot like my pre, i been off the phone ever since, using my blackberry tour is a pain but i got used to it already, sprint decline to exchange my pre for a second time already, waiting for Wednesday to see if sprint is going to show the new HTC SUPERSONIC, am feel very sad for palm after reading all the news about their stock and future as a company, thanks to all who has share their experience with their battery i may by ordering a new battery from seido but now that Wizzums mention the palm profile backup, i will try with a new email for next time, everything depends of when the new htc will be released.
    The front page is a POWERFUL tool. That is my point.

    Look at what Derek accomplished yesterday with the front page!! We beat the Nexus One!!! Everything should be uphill from hereon out, so long as we use this powerful tool properly.
  13. #53  
    you think Derek will post about the new 4G EVO coming to sprint on the home page? Title it "Will 4G EVO kill Palm sales?" to make it Palm related? I wonder if that would effect stock price.

    How about it Derek?

    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm View Post
    Soo... short summation...

    The reason that I dislike stock prices on the front page is the effect that it has on all things webOS, especially the people who love it!! Like so..



    The front page is a POWERFUL tool. That is my point.

    Look at what Derek accomplished yesterday with the front page!! We beat the Nexus One!!! Everything should be uphill from hereon out, so long as we use this powerful tool properly.
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