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The Legend of qqqbee

Been on the forum for 2 years now and see “qqqbee” come up quite a bit…is this a past AFer?

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He is this guy from Taiwan who failed L1 twice, but was convinced that CFAI was running a conspiracy to fail him. He wrote them around 30 email complaints to them and started a thread on AF that grew to over 50 pages.

“Visit the Water Cooler forum on Analyst Forum. It is the best forum.”
- Everyone

Really?? Could someone link it please?

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it was the single best thread in AF history. Qqqbee was one of a kind. You couldn’t make up some of the stuff in that thread. It eventually got deleted I believe.

damn i missed it!..so..what happened?

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You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you

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it went all the way to John Rogers…it was pretty amazing…not sure what the final result was.

details please :P

Who, Where, When, Why ,How?

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You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you

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Use the search function…I think there are some “favorite quotes” threads with a few chestnuts from around September 2010.

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ATH - CFA, CAIA

Every body do not forget I can clear describe my case ; I am not crazy ! I talk the truth only. - qqqbee

so he couldn’t believe he failed…and turned to the dark side?

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You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you

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here’s my awesome summary from before:

Qqqbee is a Taiwanese man who honestly believed there was a large conspiracy against him by the CFAI. He took L1, failed with everything under 50%, and wrote a ton of complaint emails to CFAI on why his score had to be a mistake. he made such a fuss, it reached the legal dept. He paid for a retabulation, but it still came back a fail.

He decided to retake L1, failed again, but did better than the 1st try. He declared that his 2nd exam results were actually his 1st exam results. And that his REAL 2nd exam results should be a passing score. He also declared that the reason he was given a fail this 2nd time was because of CFAI’s conspiracy to hide grading errors in his first attempt. He proceeds to send complaint emails galore yet again. Nothing happened.

His 3rd attempt at L1 resulted in another failure, but this time around, he got the score matrix he felt he deserved. Therefore, he concluded that his intuition has always been correct, and that he definitely should have passed on the 2nd attempt. He again concluded: due to the conspiracy, he was given a failure the 2nd time. He then sends complaint emails galore yet again.

After a ridiculous amount of complaints, CFAI pretty much stopped replying to him. In desperation, he came to AF to request help to contact CEO John Rogers.  This was no troll, he posted everything from his formal govt photo ID to the various certificates he has received in his life proving his existence.  He contacted a few members here with his actual email.

His thread exceeded 40+ pages, and with every new post where qqqbee would attach letters he sent to CFAI and their legal department, his random rants and and ramblings about how this was America and he deserves justice, it would just throw more fuel into the fire. Everyone was having a blast until the thread was killed off. All that’s left of him is this symbol he graced upon us: T.T which is him in tears.

Now imagine ALL this coming from a guy trying to communicate in horribly broken english. This was the qqqbee saga.

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

Sounds EPIC …when was this exactly?

Hilarious summary.

He’s my idol.

I wonder what is he doing now??

YES WE CAN.

He probably started a rival AF forum

mhmmm..

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You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you

http://alphahive.wordpress.com/

LOLLL

YES WE CAN.

There’s a thread with great qqqbee quotes:

http://www.analystforum.com/phorums/read.php?31,1196822,1196839

The original thread has been deleted, sadly.

I saved qqqbee’s first post to disk. Here it is, enjoy:

SOS !Who can help us ? Very few CFA institute exam result has trouble and mixed!!! And the exam center try to cover their mistake ! SOS ~~~

Posted by: qqqbee (IP Logged) [hide posts from this user]

Date: August 26, 2010 01:56PM

Every all:
I need each one give me suggestions or help ! I am a Taiwaness L1 candidate. Augest 2009 I get almost 0 score in my L1 exam result and I did not do retabulaction because I understand I do not take the exam well;I can write some but I do not understand why I get so bad exam result in that time.So I registered December 2009 L1 exam again !I never give up ! And I study very hard about another 600 hours to ready the next L1 exam.
After the another L1 exam was over I understand I can get over 80% right on December 2009!Unlucky when the exam result was appeared in my account I get my before time exam result and this time exam result(January 2010) was be covered by before time (Auguest 2009);And the January 2010 of exam result was lost on my account.I understand and remember my situation of all exam memory.I ensure this.
Then I do the restbulaction to check my exam result and the CFA institute of exam center response me every thing is no problem and I understand somewhere has trouble!I think in fact they do not do the retabulaction;re-mail for each one who do the retabulaction in a perfunctory fashion ! Then I mail for CFA institute about 30 mail from February 2010 to now !I ensure they understand the individual account of CFA website has error and they modify the error,update the CFA website on May 2010, but they still do not care my exam result error and try to cover the mistake! I mail for them to complain my case but I understand my all on their hand;and they can say anything by their coward way !And the CFA institute of staff mail to fool and mislead me much time!I think they try to cover their mistake.They tell lie by their negligence and lazy so they must do much cheat and lie to cover more.
I mail for CFA institute of CEO and board my case; and I do not accept any response form CEO or board,I think that is an earthshaking event ! I think maybe the staffs try to cover their mistake and do not let my informaction to the CFA institute of CEO or supervisor. They cut my message to manager group !Who can help me !!?? I am a Taiwaness and my English in conversation is not well enough to argue with them and my e-mail for managers was be controled by the staff ! !
In the world I am not only one case ! there has very few case as I and they get the treatment as I(http://www.gocharter.com.tw/m2/detail.asp?main_id=4430):you must understand the traditional Chinese! Who can help or give me a suggestion ? Who can help me to contact and explain my case for the CFA institute president and CEO,Rogers,John D., CFA !? My talk is really by GOD! I need each one and the CFA honor need you to keep ! Pease help us !!

My MSN and e-mail address : qqqbee@hotmail.com ,each one can help me or give me a suggestion ,please add my MSN address , thank all ^^

the below is my content of e-mail for CFA institute of CEO and board;I mail for their mail-box 3 weeks ago but do not get any response !The bwlow has my exam result error ! thx all ^^

Complaint mail

Dear CFA institute of mangers and boards :
I mails about 30 mails for exam center of CFA institute to complain my retabulaction of CFA level 1 exam results error from February 2010 to now. I complain about CFA institute does not obey the retabulaction of standard operation process or the retabulaction of standard operation process has not completeness;I think the exam center lack a very important process:To check my answer sheets compared with the answer key by manual hand !We understand the answer sheets has problem or the CFA institute website account trouble will lead to exam result not correct. Exam center to do retabulaction in looking the exam result compare with the data base only and the process do not enough! I think CFA institute stores candidates of answer sheets do not in the general headquarters( virginia state) and they can not take my answer sheet to do complete retabulaction of standard operation process, So they remain declare the exam result is no problem ! And I feel them do not tell the truth ! Because I complain for CFA institute about the website account error about 30 mails by my way ! I ensure the CFA institute understand my meanings by my 30 complaint mails and final CFA institute during on march modify the website account error and do the CFA institute website update, But exam center remain declare my exam results no problem ! I ensure they understand the problem because this time I has another CFA level 1 exam and get a correct exam result compare with my exam memory but fail this level 1 exam result,If they do not modify the website account error I will get last time exam result and this time result will be covered by last time,So I ensure exam center understand this problem and they still did not modify my two error exam results and declare my exam result is no problem! I do not understand why and I would like manager to investigate my case. And give me a fair treatment. Maybe we could find more much information by my case investigating.
At last I would like the CFA institute of mangers help me taking my answer sheets to do a retabulaction of standard operation process including take my answer sheets to check with the answer key by manual hand .Because one of my exam Level 1 gets 0 score;Not only gets 0 scores of exam results but also the 0 scores exam result covered next time of level 1 exam result ! I ensure the second time of exam result could get pass !I ensure that I could pass the level 1 exam but the true passing exam result was be covered by last time true exam result. Thank you so much.

PS.
1. Take my answer sheets ( August 2009 and January 2010 ) of to do retabulaction of standard operation process including take my answer sheets to check with the answer database and compare with the answer key by manual hand. It must check answer by answer by hand I think the answer sheet has trouble or the website individual account has trouble.
2. Please e-mail back for me that dear CEO receive my complaint mail because I ever mailed for you and did not accept any response ! I think that is very important for me and fairness of CFA institute. my mail address:

My contact ID:
My name: (Taiwanese) ,CFA L1 candidate
My cell phone number: (maybe we must a Chinese interpreter if would like contact with me)My e-mail address:

My three exam result error translate:(red words are my explanation)

My first time L1 exam result on website:

August 2009 (This is my first time L1 exam result on website account,the first time exam result error will appear the exam result 0 score and Performance band of your overall score among all candidates who failed the exam: 1 ,and my true first time L1 exam result jump into my second time exam result of January 2010)

Level 1: Fail (ps.this result is a error,the true exam result jump into next time result , there has one case as I on the internet)
The table below illustrates your subject matter strengths and weaknesses. The three columns on the right are marked with asterisks to indicate your performance on each question or topic area.

Multiple Choice (ps.you must trust I could write some,this is a error)
Multiple Choice Q# Topic Max Pts <=50% 51%-70% >70%
- Alternative Investments 8 * - -
- Corporate Finance 20 * - -
- Derivatives 12 * - -
- Economics 24 * - -
- Equity Investments 24 * - -
- Ethical & Professional Standards 36 * - -
- Financial Reporting & Analysis 48 * - -
- Fixed Income Investments 28 * - -
- Portfolio Management 12 * - -
- Quantitative Methods 28 * - -

We have divided the full group of failed candidates into ten approximately equal score bands. Your score band below shows how your overall score on the exam compares with all other failed candidates.

For example, if your reported score band is 1, you scored in approximately the bottom 10% of failed candidates. If your reported score band is 2, your score was within the next band width ranging from approximately the bottom 11% to 20% of failed candidates. If your score band is reported as 10, you scored in the top 10% of all failed candidates.

Performance band of your overall score among all candidates who failed the exam: 1 (so bad , I can not believe it ,I do not do anything when I take a exam and signature only could get the same so bad exam result !I can write some and full the check of answer sheet ;this is a error only)

My second exam result on website:

January 2010 (ps.In fact, my second exam result on the website is my first exam result,some computer error make this exam result on website get before one time exam result)

Level 1: Fail (ps.pass, in second true exam result)
The table below illustrates your subject matter strengths and weaknesses. The three columns on the right are marked with asterisks to indicate your performance on each question or topic area.

Multiple Choice (ps.red word is this time true exam grade,I ensure I could get over (200~210)/240 % right ;about over 80% right , so I has confidence I can pass,* in fact is my true first L1 exam result on Auguest 2009 I ensure this.)
Multiple Choice Q# Topic Max Pts <=50% 51%-70% >70%
- Alternative Investments 8 * - -
- Corporate Finance 20 - * -
- Derivatives 12 * - -
- Economics 24 - * -
- Equity Investments 24 - * -
- Ethical & Professional Standards 36 - * -
- Financial Reporting & Analysis 48 - * -
- Fixed Income Investments 28 * - -
- Portfolio Management 12 - * -
- Quantitative Methods 28 * - -

(ps.my second exam result on website total grade only about 132/240 right ;about 55% right,but this is match my true first exam result ,the topic grade match my first exam memory,I ensure this;true second exam result 200/240 right and 132/240 has a distance and the topic grade has different !The exam rule was be changed to 3 choice 1 right answer, so the deviation is very few. )

We have divided the full group of failed candidates into ten approximately equal score bands. Your score band below shows how your overall score on the exam compares with all other failed candidates.

For example, if your reported score band is 1, you scored in approximately the bottom 10% of failed candidates. If your reported score band is 2, your score was within the next band width ranging from approximately the bottom 11% to 20% of failed candidates. If your score band is reported as 10, you scored in the top 10% of all failed candidates.

Performance band of your overall score among all candidates who failed the exam: 5

My third exam result on website:

July 2010 (final, the exam center understand the problem and modify the error exam result processing because I complain about 30 mails time by time ,I get a fair treatment this time,that is all right and no problem ! This time match my exam memory )

Level 1: Fail (ps.this time is true and all right because I no studying and forget much)
The table below illustrates your subject matter strengths and weaknesses. The three columns on the right are marked with asterisks to indicate your performance on each question or topic area.

Multiple Choice Q# Topic Max Pts <=50% 51%-70% >70%
- Alternative Investments 8 - * -
- Corporate Finance 20 - * -
- Derivatives 12 - * -
- Economics 24 - - *
- Equity Investments 24 * - -
- Ethical & Professional Standards 36 - * -
- Financial Reporting & Analysis 48 - * -
- Fixed Income Investments 28 - * -
- Portfolio Management 12 - * -
- Quantitative Methods 28 - * -

We have divided the full group of failed candidates into ten approximately equal score bands. Your score band below shows how your overall score on the exam compares with all other failed candidates.

For example, if your reported score band is 1, you scored in approximately the bottom 10% of failed candidates. If your reported score band is 2, your score was within the next band width ranging from approximately the bottom 11% to 20% of failed candidates. If your score band is reported as 10, you scored in the top 10% of all failed candidates.

Performance band of your overall score among all candidates who failed the exam: 5

b.r.i.l.l.i.a.n.t

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You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you

http://alphahive.wordpress.com/

He needs to get back on AF; it would really liven the place up….

This is literally what would happen if Borat himself enrolled for the Level 1 exam.

I would pay good money to be able to read the original thread right now…

cityboy is my new favorite AFer (aside from qqqbee himself, of course)

Thanx magicskyfairy.

qqqbee also opened a different thread where he posted each of his 30 complaint mails to CFAI. Sadly, I didn’t save that one.

cityboy, what did AFers tell qqqbee when all this was going on in the forum?Persever?Give Up?

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You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you

http://alphahive.wordpress.com/

Most people told him to give up, because 1) it is clear that his poor command of English is holding him back and 2) there is just no way that CFAI are conspiring.

cityboy Wrote:
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> Thanx magicskyfairy.
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> qqqbee also opened a different thread where he
> posted each of his 30 complaint mails to CFAI.
> Sadly, I didn’t save that one.

That was just sick! He was corresponding with the CFAI legal department and outright calling them liars.

QQQbee is my Homie!

>He needs to get back on AF; it would really liven the place up….

Think of the traffic this site had with threads reaching 50 pages. I’m sure Stalla/Schwes/Elan were paying mad royalties for such traffic.

My god…hope he is doing better now!

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You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you

http://alphahive.wordpress.com/

You can email him and convince him to come back.

Palantir Wrote:
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> You can email him and convince him to come back.

+ 100 lol

YES WE CAN.