Lund Loop Discord: Level Setting and Rules of Conduct
Discord is an extension of the Lund Loop community, where ideas and information can be exchanged to help make us all better traders and investors.
Where EVERYONE should feel free to share and participate.
But as we know, there are lots of potential pitfalls when large groups of people congregate online, so I want to take a moment both to level-set and to go over some rules.
Though I will be active on a regular basis, I will not always be in the room – and there will be days when I’m not there at all, but that’s okay because EVERYONE is encouraged to share charts, ideas, strategies, etc.
Also, I will sometimes post specific entries and exits from my personal trading, but Discord is not designed as a “stock picks” room - though many subscribers regularly post their own trades.
(And while we’re on that subject, please READ THE DISCLOSURES at the bottom of this page.)
Here’s the most important part: The room is unmoderated.
Now, as all members are Lund Loop subscribers, there is already an implicit expectation that everyone will comport themselves in an appropriate way.
However, just in case, here are some rules/tips to keep in mind.
When participating in the Discord always use the “Golden Rule” – treat others like you would want them to treat you. Respect for others is priority number one. Please don’t forget that.
No politics, religion, or social issues should be discussed in the main Discord channel. This is a room about trading, investing, the stock market, etc. We can obviously shoot the breeze in between crushing the markets, but if you want to talk to another member about something unrelated to these core topics, either do so via DM or use the “#off-topic” channel.
Do not sell anything or attempt to sell anything in this Discord, either in the public channel or private/DMs. This is an automatic ban.
Remember that sarcasm, inflection, and facial expressions don’t translate well through text. If someone says something you’re unsure about, give them the benefit of the doubt first, instead of ascribing the worst possible connotation to what they said. DM them if needed for clarification - BUT BE NICE!
If someone confronts, challenges, or questions you directly in what seems like a hostile manner, remember, you might not be getting the sarcasm, inflections, or facial expressions that are intended to go along with the comments, so give them the benefit of the doubt. DM them if you want clarification - BUT BE NICE!
If you attempt to reach out to another member via DM and they are not interested in communicating, let it go. Don’t bug them or talk shit about them. Life’s too short, just move on.
I won’t have a lot of patience for anyone who causes disruptions in the room, so pick and choose your battles carefully, or better yet, don’t battle anyone. Remember, if you do get banned from the room, that is independent of your subscription.
And I’m sure I don’t need to say this, but, if anyone uses racist, prejudiced, sexist, or any type of demeaning language towards me or any member, they’re gone – no questions asked.
And finally, if you bring up macrame’ it’s an automatic lifetime ban.
I’m sorry if the above comes across as dickish, but since the first day it went live there have been no issues or problems in Discord because everyone understands the rules from the start.
One last thing, most people will join the room using an alias/username, so to make sure the room stays exclusive to Lund Loop subscribers, at some point I might DM you to get your real name and the email address you use for the Lund Loop so that I can verify you as a subscriber. Nobody else will have this info except me.
Now that all the gory details are out of the way, I just want to say “welcome” and glad to have you here as a part of the Lund Loop community.
It should go without saying - but I’ll say it anyway - all opinions expressed in The Lund Loop are my own personal opinions and don’t reflect the views of my employer, any associated entities, or other organizations I’m associated with.
Nothing written, expressed, or implied here should be looked at as investment advice or an admonition to buy, sell, or trade any security or financial instrument. As always, do your own diligence.