420 Stock Talk Forum Officially Opens, Requests Made By ATTBF Investors

Ladies and gentlemen, with great pleasure, I am happy to announce that the new 420 Stock Talk Forum is now officially open and available for new members to sign up.

This was originally inspired by ATTBF investors looking for an alternative to discussing the company on I-Hub.  However, if there’s another marijuana stock that new members would like me to create an additional board for, please let me know.

I’ve been receiving comments from I-Hub users for a few months now that are particularly frustrated with the quality of the discussion on the boards.  Some users feel that the rules and procedures aren’t enforced properly.  Others have criticized I-Hub for not being proactive in filtering out “trolls” and antagonists that appear to delight in causing trouble and creating dissonance.

So, I decided to spend a little more time than average reviewing the posts on the Abattis I-Hub section this past week.  I really wanted a better understanding of why many contributors felt the need to express their grievances.

Just a quick disclaimer about my intentions here

I want to start by saying that there are both pros and cons to using I-Hub.  I’m specifically focusing on the complaints I received and matching them with my own experience.

I do want to make it clear, however, that by creating a new forum, I’m not trying to create some massive feud in which you’re either “with us or against us.”  In my opinion, I-Hub is great for some things, terrible for others.  There’s no problem with using multiple discussion boards, and I suspect most active contributors in I-Hub already do this.

Moving on to my little Investors Hub research project…

It’s my understanding that if you’re willing to pay a monthly fee, the I-Hub experience can be a little less overwhelming.  But, as the average “free” contributor, you’re constantly clicking “Next,” waiting for awkwardly formatted browser windows to slowly load, while being barraged with advertisement after advertisement….

Many of the ads don’t even appear to be properly integrated or compatible with the forum scripts.  Every so often (about 1 in 8-10 page views or so), an I-Hub page suffers a total meltdown, in which the advertisement prevents a user from being able to properly click on links OR you are forced to scroll down for about 5-10 seconds to find a comment table that has been broken and shoved to the bottom of an obnoxiously enlarged page.

You’ll also find several regular contributors with questionable motives on I-Hub, especially the ATTBF section.  I can understand why someone would be frustrated with Abattis, and I’ve openly discussed this in previous articles.  But as to why a forum member that makes a daily effort to ridicule and tease investors would not eventually be tossed out the doors by the administration is beyond me.

Yes, the Investors Hub brings a lot of different people to the table, but at the same time, you have to contend with advertisement glitches and poorly framed pages (which wastes the time of the reader), a daily circus by childish antagonists, and apparently good posts also have a way of mysteriously disappearing.

So, I get it.  It does make perfect sense to me why some people are sick and tired of I-Hub.

This is why, upon request from certain ATTBF enthusiasts, I’ve just created a new forum that anyone is welcome to join for free and contribute their opinions.  Based on some of the complaints I’ve received, I want to reassure some people of what we will NOT do:

We will NOT allow a blatant troll to hold on to a Moderator position and wreak havoc

We will NOT randomly discard your post and leave you wondering how you could have possibly violated the rules or TOS

We will NOT allow nuisances and troublemakers to steal the show and plug up the community with garbage posts

We will NOT push 50 ads per page on you and make the process of reading discussions a hellish nightmare

So if you’re interested in helping to create a community that engages in healthy, beneficial discussion regarding ATTBF and other stocks, we’d invite you to check out our new forums at:

www.420stocktalk.com/forums

We’re now officially open!

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Happy 2015 to you and your marijuana investments!

Happy new year everyone!

I had some great developers and site commentators with 420 Stock Talk, and I’m afraid that I blew it …..

Last fall, I had to put this aside to focus on other matters.  But instead of wasting time placing blame on the coincidences that unfolded, I’m getting this site back into shape and focusing on the future.

I certainly didn’t fail to notice that anyone with marijuana investments was probably singing the blues during the last couple quarters.  I know it’s been rough, and I’ve seen my portfolio take a beating as well.

That’s fine.  Most of us that have been playing this game for 1+ years knew the rebound was unlikely to occur in the blink of an eye.  We moved up too quickly and forcefully during January and February of 2014.  I suspect the market players will learn from their mistakes this time around, but time will tell.

I’m looking forward to 2015 and paving the way for good companies in this industry to thrive.  The MMPR process is being reformed, legal states in the U.S. are attracting investors’ eyes, and some of the flaky “marijuana” companies are nearly finished being dumped.

This could be a great year for marijuana investments.  The journey has begun!

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