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    Aug 29, 2013 10:44 AM

    New to stocktalk? Here are some tips for getting the most out of it.

    • From the home page click on All the latest Stocktalks. This will get you to Stocktalks main page. From there you will be able to scan and review recent Stocktalks.
    • Want to add to the conversation? Using the box at the top enter the stock symbol you want to comment on. *** IMPORTANT*** Use the Dollar sign ($) in front of the symbol and use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS For example. I want to talk about Exxon Mobile I would use $XOM. After the $ and SYMBOL add whatever comment you want. Follow SA rules of use and try to be coherent.
    • Don't know the symbol for your stocktalk? In the upper right is a box for searching. If you start to type your symbol it will auto complete. Example ... I want the symbol for Lynas. I type LYSDY.PK. The .PK is for pinksheet stocks. It's in the SA database. If done correctly it will be highlighted in blue. So I would type $LYSDY.PK then my comment.
    • The reason you want to do it correctly is if somebody is doing a search on your stock it will show up in the search results. Meaning you get more responses to your stocktalk.

    Here are some examples...

    • $XOM is up today anybody know why?
    • $XOM is trading with unusual volume.
    • $XOM Added to my position today.
    • $XOM Sold entire position for huge gain.

    Good luck.

    Disclosure: I am long OTCQX:LYSDY.

    Additional disclosure: I am just using Lynas for example purposes only. No position in XOM

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  • AdamDivy
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    Thanks for putting this together bd!
    29 Aug 2013, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • Adam Jackson
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    bd4uandu -- Thank you for making the effort to put this together: the care and thought that you put into mentoring new participants in StockTalk is exemplary, and the cohesiveness, community spirit and enthusiasm of the StockTalk community is a wonderful thing.

     

    It's exciting to note that we're closing in on the milestone of 20k unique StockTalkers (as I write, at 19,956):

     

    http://bit.ly/193Iuyc

     

    StockTalk is a growing part of Seeking Alpha — as witnessed by its inclusion on our recently redesigned portfolio page, where you'll notice that StockTalk appears as the third column below the portfolio data table itself:

     

    http://bit.ly/UIGbNW

     

    Thank you again for your enthusiasm and for creating this excellent guide for the community.
    29 Aug 2013, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • bd4uandu
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    Author’s reply » Thanks Adam
    29 Aug 2013, 06:56 PM Reply Like
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