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Welcome to the New ZH Servers. Due to recent traffic surges (courtesy of what we believe is a permanent transition to market efficiency) which resulted in numerous server crashes over the past 3 weeks, courtesy of 1.5 - 2 million page views per day, we have had to upgrade once again, a move that was funded thanks to your donation generosity, dear readers. We are now at a state where even a 500 point drop in the S&P will hopefully not bring us down. We will also gradually return all the recent UI improvements such as comment ranking, and contributor blogs that we had to eliminate due to processor capacity limitations. We hope you enjoy the experience.


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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:22 | 1575745 macholatte
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Thanks. Looks/works better already.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:30 | 1575761 redpill
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I'm trying to find a reason to be contrarian but failing.  Uhm... BART and DHS says internet downtime during civil unrest is a positive safety issue!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:50 | 1575948 AR15AU
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Skynet bitchez..!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:37 | 1576101 Bananamerican
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"We will also gradually return all the recent UI improvements such as comment ranking,"

please don't....

let ideas duke it out without the "hype" of "consensus" approval/disapprobation.....ZH has been much cooler to read in the "old school" format...and recent Ayn Rand warfare aside, i think it cuts down on some of the petty personal macho flame war stuff

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 04:38 | 1576181 Jendrzejczyk
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Second the motion.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 07:58 | 1576425 fledermaus
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Third the motion-

There is a lot of white space, between posts.  New format was even more scrolling to read everything. Why work harder? And if someone got junked  the min threshold made the flamed comment hidden, so showing up to the water cooler late,  you were like, "what is everyone talking about?"  "what did they say?" Which left you cut out of the loop. -which led to users parahrasing and erronously putting words in someone elses mouth as to what the comment was.  People put +1 when they like something and flame them when they don't. People were afronted when junked and much of the comments revolved around being junked or a junker in the midst.  I think enabling trolls by junking tools is a no no.  But keep the math section for posting I do think it keeps idiots out.  You could always ask trading questions too to weed some out.  Call it vocabulary day quiz... But hey, this is your site.  And I'm breaking rule #1 & 2 talking about it.

Regardless, thank you.  It's my favorite website. My home page and so very happy more and more are waking up by reading ZH. 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:40 | 1575792 DutchZeroPrinter
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Bernanke: Traffic inflation is transitory

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:03 | 1575849 MiddleageThinni...
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Great work as always.  The information conveyed on this site is phenomenal.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 08:34 | 1576561 Chris Jusset
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Indeed, excellent work, Tyler.  This site is indispensable and must never crash.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 08:41 | 1576584 SIOP
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+1 Good job guys, I'm a complate newbie here, just joined a few weeks ago. I plan on making a donation. I'm a web programmer and am aware of the costs and labor it takes to maintain a web site with heavy traffic.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:23 | 1575746 JLee2027
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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:07 | 1575982 Sad Sufi
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Thanks Tyler. You provide the go-to place for so many. What a service!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 04:15 | 1576154 doomandbloom
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new servers are fine...but pls dont forget to use a condom.:)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 07:15 | 1576310 StychoKiller
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Bet your server(s) still aren't this cool:

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:47 | 1577898 andybev01
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I want one for a coffee table.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:26 | 1575748 Cursive
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We're gonna neet it for the Inevitable Fall.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 04:22 | 1576152 Pay Day Today
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Keeping the interwebs going post collapse is going to be an interesting challenge. Sadly, I think that most people will be too preoccupied with personal and family safety to pay the infrastructure much attention.

Good on you Sacrilege, TD and the rest at ZH.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 07:36 | 1576363 Koffieshop
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I assume there is a contingency plan to keep key infrastructure rolling, even during chaos. At least I sincerely hope my government has such a plan. We have to keep pumping to keep a big part of the land dry over here in NL.

And yeah, good luck to you too.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:27 | 1575750 lizzy36
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Mazel tov.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:14 | 1575866 RockyRacoon
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Isn't that some sort of incendiary device?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:43 | 1575936 KowPie
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One of the Bernankenbombs favorites.... the Cock Tail

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:28 | 1575752 Bárðarbunga
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I know this sounds pretty dumb but:

Hey thanks. This site is about the closest to "reality" I can find. And believe me, I've been to other places.

Appreciate the dedication to make all this possible.

Bunga dude.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:28 | 1575753 Element
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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:28 | 1575754 Lazlo Toth
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Thank you kindly good sir.

Took me a while to find the "DNS REFRESH" button on my keyboard.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:35 | 1575777 Sokhmate
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It's to the left of the 'format HD' button

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:29 | 1575755 monopoly
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Like it. Thanks, and my donations will continue as long as I am on this site. Which will either be when I move on or Tyler decides to retire to some anonymous location.

Thank you Zero Hedge.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 07:17 | 1576317 StychoKiller
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Aside from, there's very little on the interwebz that appears to say anything useful/truthful -- keep up the good work!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:29 | 1575756 troublesum
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I dont sign in often but I come to the site every hour or so and get my tweets regularly... you guys are amazing... THANK YOU!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:29 | 1575757 packeteerist
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Kick in your f'n money to the Ron Paul moneybomb:


make it fucking happen

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:29 | 1575758 NotApplicable
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I wonder if Roubini understands the Law of Unintended Consequences?

Thanks Sac, and Tyler for all that you do.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:30 | 1575762 Tyler Durden
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Well, he is an economist after all.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:24 | 1576014 boiltherich
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Good work chapie, when you are done fixing up the joint will we have spelchex back? 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:31 | 1575763 Spastica Rex
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I can't keep track of all the changes. Fuck, man. I'm listening to Recoil's "Unsound Methods" a little drunk.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:37 | 1575785 Arkadaba
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testing out the first lol!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 07:04 | 1576290 Bob Dobbs
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Just a little?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:32 | 1575765 Librarian
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How about a 700 point drop, a 20 minute "All is well" speech by Obama followed by 5 minutes of incoherent stuttering by Bernanke.  Could your server handle that too?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:34 | 1575772 Element
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you had me at 700 point drop

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:35 | 1575778 fuu
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So just your average Tuesday?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:35 | 1575779 Syrin
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You just described next Thursday.   Guess we'll find out.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 07:15 | 1576312 Smiddywesson
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We are all going to miss the Chairsatan some day, he was funny.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:32 | 1575767 fuu
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Thank you!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:33 | 1575769 Yes_Questions
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I was asked?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:09 | 1575856 MichaelG
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Subtly: it's up there top right between 'glossary' & 'manifesto'.

PS Didn't even have to log back in! Sacrilege FTW.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:33 | 1575770 PianoRacer
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Thanks for all you do Tyler.  Zero Hedge has changed my life.

Thank you. 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:33 | 1575771 gangland
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thanks ZH!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:34 | 1575774 holdbuysell
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"We are now at a state where even a 500 point drop in the S&P will hopefully not bring us down."

If a 1000 pt drop comes in, a favorite quote comes to mind:

And thanks...and congrats on the traffic increase!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:55 | 1577921 andybev01
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high traffic due to too many of us not talking too much, about Fight Club.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:34 | 1575775 Gubbmint Cheese
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Thx TD... And to think only a few years ago you were on blogspot! Way to go on your amazing success.. Cheers Gubb.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:35 | 1575776 Arkadaba
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Thank you! 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:36 | 1575781 SumSUN
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zero hedge kills it every day.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:37 | 1575784 Spastica Rex
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Zerohedge is a "luscious apparatus." What I like best is the worship of a luscious apparatus.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:38 | 1575786 Oniram
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Awesome, thanks for making a server upgrade.


its 12:37am, time for me to hit the rack. Heres to my 1130 ES puts being in da money tomorrow.....

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:40 | 1575791 slewie the pi-rat
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ok sac, thx.  remember the luddites!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:41 | 1575794 Terra-Firma
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Zero-Hedge is hands down the most informative economics and finance web site in the world. After visiting Zero-Hedge Main Stream Media is a joke. Zero Hedge is changing the world. The awakening has begun!

Reshaping the concept of news!

Opening minds!

Unfettered opinions!


Is the world ready?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:45 | 1575805 Element
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Just think of all those other econblogs that just got a mad rush of traffic and virulently snarky commentries over the past hour or so of zh being down ... lol ... you know, the ones that cut like a butter knife.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:29 | 1575899 HungrySeagull
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Let em.

ZH has been through some rough times. And I think these new servers will carry us into 2012 in good style.

I see green water over the f'csle and greybeards all around under triple reef sail with lowered yards.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:17 | 1575868 RockyRacoon
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Santelli managed to squeeze in a comment about the swap line to the Swiss in the last minutes of Kudlow.... 'cept that he blew it and said $200 thousand instead of million dollars.    Well he tried.   Point being:  We all know where he got that little tidbit!  ZH, of course.   You know he's lapping this up in every spare minute.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:42 | 1575797 alien-IQ
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Ah...yes. A bigger Boat!!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:44 | 1575802 TheBadgersSett
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Awesome job. ZH should be mandatory reading for all. i read it first thing in the morning with my coffee and a smoke (favourite part of the day) and last thing at night tucked up in bed. Thats right; i should probably get a bird, but ZH will keep me company until that day.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:45 | 1575806 Caviar Emptor
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You're On The New Servers

Tyler: YOU might be ON the new servers (for all we know). And what you are doing while ON the servers we can only imagine. WE are actually IN the servers. 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:01 | 1575843 slewie the pi-rat
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perhaps he is referring to the last several trays of cocktails, CE 

have we not heard?
"...and when he called out for another drink
the waiter brought a tray."

knowing tyler, he probably thinks "trey?" here, and...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:46 | 1575813 Bolweevil
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Your tireless efforts are appreciated. I heard today that Gutenberg's Press wasn't fully appreciated during its debut. vive l'sac!


Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:47 | 1575814 iamse7en
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Lane, Sweden is far away.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:49 | 1575816 onarga74
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We knew you would eventually become a BOTSLAVE.  Great website!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:50 | 1575821 Caviar Emptor
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I guess I better join in the love fest ........MWAAAH, ZH!!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:58 | 1575833 Arkadaba
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+ like lol

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:54 | 1575827 Dr. Hannibal Lecter
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Excellent.  More Hedgie goodness for me.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:12 | 1575835 TruthInSunshine
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In a world of a completely incompetent and/or corrupt governments, regulatory agencies, central banks (including the illustrious [/sarc/] Federal Reserve Bank), a Lame Ass Stream Media, a bought off judiciary, and in a world where the military-industrial-financial-central banking complex has gone further than ever before in terms of rigging, twisting and shaping the rules, with malice and with knowledge aforethought, to concetrate power for themselves (money, wealth, information, political influence/legislative influence, military might - these are the tools of power)...

...whatever Zero Hedge's blemishes may be...and everyone and everything has a few...

...Zero Hedge is the one site that has done more than any other to at least inform people about the processes and mechanisms of monetary and fiscal policy (QE, TARP, TALF, LSAP), and the gaming of markets by various entities (HFT, dark pools, front running, expert networks, etc.), that has allowed anyone to learn about the ways in which the entire playing field is so terribly skewed, and in roughly what proportions (i.e. massive and maybe unprecedented ones) and ways.

Whatever its flaws may be, and whatever critics claim about it, Zero Hedge has literally educated countless people about what may have been formerly opaque concepts and mechanisms.

Who knew what POMO was? Who knew how direct and indirect bidders 'took down' treasury bonds, why, and how the process is so grossly subsidized in favor of Primary Dealers? Who knew about how the literal monopolization of and suppression of precious metal pricing (via COMEX), the ways by which Goldman Sachs & John Paulson literally turned toxic MBS into alleged prime rated, investment grade MBS, or how the Fed was not just bailing out bad financial institutions with discount window access, but by working with Treasury to buy their toxic assets for amounts criminally higher than what any remotely fair transaction would have warranted?

I could go and on, but I'll leave it at what is just the tip of the iceberg, and just a few examples of why Zero Hedge rocks.

And 2 million hits a day? It's going to be 5 million in no time. That's a testament to the fact that more & more people are waking up and unplugging from the Matrix (the Matrix is real; maybe hyperbolically presented by a popular film with the same name, but real in the sense that nothing is as what most believe it to be, and by design), because they always felt they were being lied to and bombarded with propaganda and misinformation, but they only now are getting access to the information that allows them a peek behind the curtain as to how it's been orchestrated.

Thank you, Zero Hedge.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:19 | 1575875 RockyRacoon
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Bravo!  That's what I was gonna say... sorta.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:22 | 1575886 MsCreant
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Hey cutie coon!

I have friends on ZH and a kind of community too!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:40 | 1575925 Jim in MN
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Yes you do.  Just noticed I turn two in ZH years in two weeks.  Thanks for being the ZH Village...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:06 | 1575980 cbxer55
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I turned two two weeks ago. And since this was all new to me when I joined (was layed off with nothing to do), I have learned far more here than I ever expected.

Thanks ZH!  ;-)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:13 | 1575994 MsCreant
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I don't always comment when you post on Japan, but don't think for a second it is going unread.  Don't stop unless you think we are out of harm's way (dear God I have signed you on for generations of ZH work!). I appreciate your continued attention to the issue (You are not sensational, you are clearly curious and a problem solver). It is nice to read the "take" of someone with a clear head and no agenda.

Happy ZH birthday, baby! ;-)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:21 | 1576004 Fed Supporter
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I second that.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:47 | 1575943 Arkadaba
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Me too!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:21 | 1575879 MsCreant
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There is no way I would have ever learned, never mind understood, HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING. Learning about that blew my mind and was a paradigm shifter.

Thanks ZH.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 05:04 | 1576199 Optimusprime
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Agree, pistol-packin' mama.

I first came here (is it three years?) on a Seeking Alpha referrel, in flat disbelief about what I was hearing about HFT.  When I realized the guy with the guts and savvy to break the story had his own site, I lost interest in SA.


It is often a bumpy and scatalogical ride here, but the signal-to-noise ration continues to impress.


Also, thanks EndTheFed.  You spoke for many, and well.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:42 | 1575934 theopco
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Well put.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 06:40 | 1576268 Nozza
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Second that bud.


Fri, 08/19/2011 - 06:46 | 1576271 nmewn
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Hear! Hear!!!...TruthInSunshine.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 00:59 | 1575839 udecker
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Hehe, congrats from the new's-who.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:25 | 1575848 Threeggg
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Replace tired gerbils with fresh gazelles.

God, I love ZH !

Took the servers for a test drive Quick - Quick

I made a contribution to ZH just now. I hope others show their appreciation for this site and Donate !

Thanks again TD and the whole ZH crew for the years of knowledge and dedication !!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:08 | 1575983 cbxer55
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As soon as I can stop reading all of these comments, I'll do as you did and contribute some dollars. Hope they are worth something by then!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:09 | 1575858 gwar5
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Thanks TD for everything and congratulations on your big success and well deserved upgrade. I told all my friends this site offered free beer.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:11 | 1575859 Ident 7777 economy
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Well ... I kinda liked the absence of comment rating system TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, MAN.


BTW, thank you for your hard work and effort Tyler and Sac ...




Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:18 | 1575870 MsCreant
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I just donated as my way of saying thank you. Buy some silver eagles with it (physical, bitches!). Protect my donation from inflation until you need it.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:19 | 1575876 you enjoy myself
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btw, how about just adding an ignore button instead of a ranking system?  too many games are played with trashing/pumping comments that it adds zero value to the comment threads.  if you're consistently annoyed by a certain user then turn him off and be done with it.   the slashdot style of using a ratings threshold only works if you're also moderating the moderators.  it should also be a lot easier on your db since you only have to log user id's instead of summing every single thread id rank.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:35 | 1575915 Renfield
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I'm putting my hand up for Ignore instead of ranking too...yes even despite the awesome power rush it is pressing that DOWN or UP lever, just like a little election many times a day! But an Ignore key would be so much more efficient.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:55 | 1575964 Sock Puppet
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I prefer a Fuk off and Die button.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:49 | 1575947 theopco
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I understand the feeling. But you have an ignore button- in your mind. There's a reason for not including an ignore button, but we're not supposed to talk about it...

As for moderation- ZH is moderated, and comments are sometimes deleted, users are sometimes banned. I'm sure I'll be corrected about this if wrong, but I think much nonsense is tolerated here, in the interest of enabling a healthy debate, and not being afraid of getting a bloody nose. Or, err, mouse...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:02 | 1576062 i-dog
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"I'm sure I'll be corrected about this if wrong"

I think the honest thing for you to do is to first provide any evidence to substantiate your claim that could bear correction. Fuckwit.

PS. Thank you, TD and Sac, for all that you do, and provide. ¡Viva la Revolución!

PPS. I've never been censored here in over a year.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:23 | 1576088 theopco
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I was hoping for correction from someone who actually knew. Like, not your sorry ignorant ass.

But okay, I've seen some posts disappear, I've seen some users who posted garbage never to return, I've seen people with posting priviledges threaten to have someone banned. Did I document any of this? Um, no. That's what the caveat was for, fuckwit.

BTW, I've never seen you post anything that breaks 99 IQ.

ANd really, what was the point of your post? Do you doubt that if I posted spam over and over that I would be banned? That that garbage would not be removed? Where's greenWave? Where are the Nigerian Prince's easy money posts?

Oh and my point was that they allow quite a bit of latitude. That's why your ignorant chaw-chewing ass has not been censored. Go back to Galviston, and have the aoli shrimp.

God you're a stupid fuck

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:53 | 1576130 Arkadaba
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Looking forward to not seeing you again. Not even going to explain. Ciao

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 04:04 | 1576144 theopco
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Of course you're not. See Ya. Hope you have fun on Yahoo.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:54 | 1576133 slewie the pi-rat
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i think you will need to commune directly w/ tyler, since none of us are tyler and cannot speak for him

yes, we have an ignore button in our minds, and it is important to remember that

i-dog isn't tyler, either; neither is he god nor styoooopid

here is where to direct your inquiry:

Contact Information:

Tips: tips [ at ]

General: info [ at ]

Legal: legal [ at ]

Advertising: ads [ at ]

Abuse: abuse [ at ]

please don't come back without the answers, ok?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 04:07 | 1576146 theopco
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Maybe you misunderstood what I was saying. Or maybe your just a stupid nazi cunt.

Don't really care. But when I need advice from the likes of you, I'll shoot myself.

Goddam this website has been over-run by nazis, hertitage foundation clock-punchers and spooks.


Fri, 08/19/2011 - 05:00 | 1576194 i-dog
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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 08:12 | 1576475 Use of Weapons
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That's a rather magic roundabout implied: (?)

Or something else? For a page with 2million individual hits, there's a definite lack of #op8metal8gear tom foolery1 in here...

Also, you forgot the golden lesson of churn - there's very little doubt that some of us are only tolerated because we entice link bait / drama / comedy, and thus drive the wheels of a website. As long as you're self-aware enough to acknowledge that, then there's no real issue to it. But aye - given the trending, I'd have expected more transient posters - I can secretly fantasize about Darwinian moves by Sacriledge etc, but I doubt it.

Aside to stage right:/trending this week: Universe 25, my old favourite Stand on Zanzibar [grep my posts if you need proof I hit that one three months early] and a revival of the Heston three 2. Oh, and of course, Krugman's ET aside has gone bat-shit viral.


Fyi - Swedish Meatballs also advise broken grammar & obfuscation to prevent metaphor mining software - I have smaller faith that Utah isn't beyond that by now.


  • 1. If you need a classic case study, try out the CiF comments of The Guardian. As a research project, it is interesting - but also note that the Gaurd not only censors / moderates, but it flags up accounts as hostile to the status quo, and CC's them to FIT / other interested parties. It was hook-line-n-sinkered early this year doing this - totally co-opted at this stage. Also has a nice way of op-eds for a message, although me gusta those voices.
  • 2. 1970's movie triptych - Planet of the Apes, Omega Man and Soylent Green as cultural motivators
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:21 | 1575882 The Grifter
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Nice upgrade - hope it holds up.   2 mill PVs a day, impressive.   Keep up the good work - make sure you archive it all for the historical record when things all melt down too, 'cause ZH was there when it started and the only blog around that called it like it was.  



Fri, 08/19/2011 - 05:20 | 1576205 Jendrzejczyk
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Future historians will not claim that the events coming our way "could not have been seen by anyone."

Thanks for the education Tyler and gang. Although my IQ will never break above 75, I can now pretend I'm a genius by quoting you guys.

Oh, and a huge thanks to all the smarter commenters that stuck around to help in the education of us muttonheads.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:23 | 1575888 carbonmutant
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Damn fine job!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:23 | 1575890 Mad Cow
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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:26 | 1575894 Jim in MN
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open sub /mind

del *.*

readarray ZH

opensub /reality

bintip TD


Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:27 | 1575896 The Heart
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The game is on!

It has been incredible to watch the numbers for Ron Paul rapidly climb. The poll has been up since around 7 eastern time and is still counting.



Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:12 | 1575992 cbxer55
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Ron Paul at almost 69%.

Michele "Corndog" Bachmann at 3%.

Who's your daddy???

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:41 | 1576039 Byte Me
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Go Ron Go..

What else could I say?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:49 | 1576054 cbxer55
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Anybody got a bigger corndog?  :-(

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:29 | 1575898 Sequitur
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If homegamers and mom and pop investors visted ZH, never again would they put their hard-earned money in the stock "market" (read: rigged casino where HF traders and insiders make bank, and buy-and-hold savers lose BIG TIME).

Doubly so if retail investors ever visted an HFT outfit or trading floor, esp. in Asia, where insider trading is rampant and the pros have an insurmountable advantage over homegamers (i.e. marks).

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:37 | 1575919 Jim in MN
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Wells Fargo/Wachovia subs stuffed toxic mortgage backed securities into the 'safe' bond fund of the Presbyterian Church USA (New Covenant Fund).  Only 50% was AAA (ha) mostly MBS.  Lost a bundle in the crash. 

Have you checked your state, church, municipal, community center and family investment funds for toxic waste?  I had to go looking myself.  Not a pleasant experience.

The people you love may not visit ZH, but the evil elite has probably visited them.  Maybe you should tell them.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:40 | 1575926 Renfield
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Tried, first they got concerned but after the first flurry of activity it got overwhelming to them and then it's time for them to look at me like I have two heads. Now they just avoid all mention and change the subject as soon as I say Word One.

I've resigned myself to doing my best to try to store up something for them too, and prepare to take in at least my parents and MIL if that ever is needed. I expect it will be.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:30 | 1575901 mt paul
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more hits 

than God....

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:43 | 1575935 Renfield
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and HEAPS more hip than the beatles

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:30 | 1575902 mee-mee-mee
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ZH rocks.... might have to dig into the coffers to support you guys.  keep up the high class work.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:32 | 1575906 Renfield
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ZH, you shine on and yes you are even more beautiful now...but don't ever change.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:20 | 1576001 MsCreant
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Hey girlie.

Love the new look, so noir, so dramatic! I know the bankers are all hot to bleed you dry in that get up!

Very glad to see you are still around you Aussie PM Princess you.


For you, for old time's sake:

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:23 | 1576009 Fed Supporter
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Warning men Do not watch that clip, it will gross you out.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:25 | 1576017 Arkadaba
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love it!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:33 | 1575907 caerus
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this is good...considering we have much more than 500 s&p points to go...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:34 | 1575910 theopco
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Great job managing the scaling, a few bumps here and there were all we saw.

Sub 1000 US ranking. Dang.



Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:42 | 1575923 NoClueSneaker
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Thx, ZH .

... s1 should edit the wikipedia ZH article. ( 330.000 visitors/month to 2.000.000 a day ).

Seems to be a bit outdated. :-P

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:47 | 1575938 Sequitur
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Asian market bloodbath right now. Or what CNBC calls a "buying opportunity." Knife catchers, unite!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:56 | 1575961 TruthInSunshine
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Jimmy "Jam" Cramer says SocGen is fine, and the Nikkei is going back to 1989 levels.

GroupOn has 300 million in unpaid bills, but Goldman will have it on their 'convict buy' list pre-IPO.

Jim Glassman is planning a major update to his much thought of work of non-(okay, yes)fiction, 'Dow 36000', which was published in 2000. Dow 36000: The New Strategy for Profit (with a foreword by RoboTarder, Harry Wanger & Leo K)


James K. Glassman: Why I Was Wrong About 'Dow 36000' - 


Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:46 | 1575941 KowPie
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First class! Much appreciated.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:49 | 1575946 AbandonShip
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Thanks Tyler. Thanks to all of ZH.  Are donations to ZH tax deductible?  ;)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:13 | 1576077 i-dog
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You pay tax?! FFS, stop feeding the beast!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:48 | 1576124 theopco
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You remind me of my ex wife. When confronted with evidence of your utter wrongness in your unjustified attack, you ignore the subject and attack something else.  What a fucking pussy you are.

i-dog, the pussy.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:51 | 1575954 New World Chaos
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How about putting the archived comments back?  I keep links to ZH threads so that I can refer back to the comments or email the links to awakening noobs.  A lot of the comments were very insightful but now each comment just says "archived".  Google has gone through and "updated" all the comments so that now a lot of the old ones aren't even cached and their original phrases don't show up in Google searches.  The word combinations on a ZH comment thread used to pull in a lot of Googlers but now they don't.  I know this because I used to get emails from people who wanted follow-up on comments which I made a year ago.  Also, at some point the ZH threads will be important historical documents like the Federalist Papers.  This stuff needs to be out there.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:22 | 1576007 M.B. Drapier
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I second this.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:40 | 1576035 Going Loco
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I third it.

And I am making my second (small, sorry) donation.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:14 | 1576082 i-dog
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I fourth it.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:57 | 1576137 Arkadaba
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Or create an archive on a separate server - great idea NWC.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 04:26 | 1576167 theopco
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You know what? you're right about me. Enjoy my non-presence.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 04:36 | 1576172 New World Chaos
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Thanks.  How about create archive DVDs periodically?  After they shut down the internet, these DVDs will go viral pretty quick.  Even just a humongous searchable text file would be an incredible resource.  ZH DVDs will be like the 9-11 DVDs were back in the day.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:52 | 1575956 adeptish
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Thanks Tyler/s
ZH is like a punch in the face...
Not always mine...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:54 | 1575959 Subprime JD
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Zh is the bomb

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:54 | 1575960 corvettekenny
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Transitory traffic patterns will return to normal after QE3 - QE(x), when the national currency becomes food stamps and EBT cards.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 01:59 | 1575971 Sock Puppet
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:08 | 1575987 Sequitur
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Woot. Got my PAMP bar order locked in earlier today, another 30 ounces. Mmmm, gold.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 03:19 | 1576087 Sequitur
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Well, it's going to take a month for them to arrive. This is a first, has never taken that long. Bullion dealer reports brisk business. I think it's people like me, with disposable money/savings and looking to preserve it before the goddamn printers dilute me into oblivion.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:00 | 1575972 HUGE_Gamma
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did the tech support at the fake apple store set it all up?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:17 | 1575998 Eric Cartman
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ZeroHedge, bitchezzz!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:20 | 1576000 Maxter
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I personnaly prefer the old comment look.  I don't like the gray bar.  It catches my attention while it's the comments I am reading that should be my primilary focus.  Also, there is a huge white space under every comment that I think is unnecessary.

I like your website otherwise.  Keep it up!

My 2 cent.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:23 | 1576011 MsCreant
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So, I take it you are chromophobic. Don't like grey bars, eh? ;-)

Nice bag ya got there Maxter.

I don't like the look either, but there are things it facilitates that I think I will like.

Good morning, beddie bye.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:23 | 1576010 ZeroPower
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Are those uber bulky red/green voting buttons coming back then? :/

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:23 | 1576012 SilverRhino
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Much faster.  Thanks.   I like the rating system with the up and down checks personally.    It actually makes it easy to find the respected members and skip the trash.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:26 | 1576018 Eric Cartman
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I concure. 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:48 | 1576051 Arkadaba
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I'm really tired and should not be commenting - I miss the rating system but it lets you skip over opinions that don't gel with your own. Some of them might surprise you.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:31 | 1576026 Moe Howard
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I also don't like the grey bar, also too much white space, the infinity auto logo on the right side needs to be less crooked. Other than that, nice.

However, this is what really caught my eyeballs today.

The US Mint still has the ATB SV2 Quarters Silver set at $39.95. Silver is currently just over $41 in the Asian markets. That means the set is going for less than $3 over melt. This keeps up and I might have to pick up a hundred or two sets.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 02:46 | 1576049 Clay Hill
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Heartfelt appreciation goes out to Tyler and the crew, as well as the membership here for making the last nine months an unrivalled educational experience.

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