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There's a lot of amateurs in the forums that give advice, and maybe they are just trying to help out when another newbie asks questions. But, don't believe anything you read until you can substantiate and provide evidence for statements on your own.

That goes for anything you read on my website too. Don't go blindly into the market using someone else's stuff, until you've done your homework. Don't get me wrong, just because some information you might find on a day trading forum is free, doesn't mean it's worthless. On the contrary, there is some very good free information out there written by some traders that know what they're doing.

And, they are unselfishly sharing it. They might of been helped along by others in their early trading years and now just want to pay it forward. Read the posts of good traders. Eventually you'll get a feel for who knows what they're doing and who doesn't. It's not easy to determine who really knows their stuff and makes money trading, since many don't post results, after awhile you'll know good advice when you hear it.

Before you post a question, make sure it makes sense. So many times novice traders post questions that either don't make much sense or they haven't included enough detail in the question for others to help them out. There are usually plenty of people with a good answer for you, but give enough details about your questions or situation and you'll most likely receive higher quality answers back.

You've got to have thick skin. If you're going to do more than just read posts and you want to ask questions or post comments, be ready for some real asshole comments back. I don't know what it is about day trading forums and the personalities of the people that frequent them versus other topical forums I've been to, but lets just say they're not always the warmest people you'll meet.

So many times over the years, I've seen novice traders post comments or questions only to be very rudely treated by other posters. It's probably just failed traders trying to take out their frustrations and be disruptive. Don't get me wrong, just because some information you might find on a day trading forum is free, doesn't mean it's worthless.

On the contrary, there is some very good free information out there written by some traders that know what they're doing. And, they are unselfishly sharing it. They might of been helped along by others in their early trading years and now just want to pay it forward. Read the posts of good traders. Eventually you'll get a feel for who knows what they're doing and who doesn't.

It's not easy to determine who really knows their stuff and makes money trading, since many don't post results, after awhile you'll know good advice when you hear it. Before you post a question, make sure it makes sense. So many times novice traders post questions that either don't make much sense or they haven't included enough detail in the question for others to help them out. There are usually plenty of people with a good answer for you, but give enough details about your questions or situation and you'll most likely receive higher quality answers back.

You've got to have thick skin. If you're going to do more than just read posts and you want to ask questions or post comments, be ready for some real asshole comments back. I don't know what it is about day trading forums and the personalities of the people that frequent them versus other topical forums I've been to, but lets just say they're not always the warmest people you'll meet.

So many times over the years, I've seen novice traders post comments or questions only to be very rudely treated by other posters. It's probably just failed traders trying to take out their frustrations and be disruptive.

So, don't let that kind of thing bother you. The majority of the time, you'll get reasonable replies back from decent people. Learn how to use the search functions If you have a specific question and it's not time sensitive, most likely there is an answer that has already been posted in the past, that will fit your needs.

Use the the forum's search function and learn how to use it well.