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Whatever happened to some of the old-timers?

When I first joined this forum in 2014 under a different name (I didn’t swap names to hide my identity, I couldn’t get a forum mod to unlock my old account that was tied to an old email address), I was a fresh L1 candidate. More importantly, it was the first time I had ever been exposed to:

1. What “real finance” was beyond the bull**** that retail-level financial advisors refer to as finance.

2. The attitude, almost elitism, of the AF community. Was really inspired by the number of people who wanted to push themselves to achieve very difficult things in life.

When I came back this week, I noticed some familiar names but also some key figures were definitely missing. What happened to

Itera - the grumpy dude that dropped a heavy bag of reality on every single naive wannabe Wall Streeter?

Numi - the guy who guided me in my search for a job in ER?

CFAvMBA - the guy who encouraged me to look for a dream job despite us both knowing that Itera was right and the odds were stacked against me?

I hope they’re still around because I believe those 3, along with many of you vets, carried me through L1sad

Other MIAs include:

Higgmond

Former Trader

Chicken Tikka

Whatsyourgovt

Palantir

Inner Evil Voice

Ghibli

Ltj

82 > 87
Simple math.

geo

"You want a quote? Haven’t I written enough already???"

RIP

Greenman72 wrote:

Other MIAs include:

Higgmond

Former Trader

Chicken Tikka

Whatsyourgovt

Palantir

Inner Evil Voice

Ghibli

Ltj

v posts but not as often

"You want a quote? Haven’t I written enough already???"

RIP

startuppivot wrote:
Itera - the grumpy dude that dropped a heavy bag of reality on every single naive wannabe Wall Streeter?

Numi - the guy who guided me in my search for a job in ER?

CFAvMBA - the guy who encouraged me to look for a dream job despite us both knowing that Itera was right and the odds were stacked against me?

I’m not sure about Itera and Numi, but CFAvMBA was banned.

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Greenman72 wrote:

Other MIAs include:

Higgmond

Former Trader

Chicken Tikka

Whatsyourgovt

Palantir

Inner Evil Voice

Ghibli

Ltj

It’s pretty obvious that palantir is Franky Barnes. Chicken Tikka pops up on occasion (now The Righteous Hacksaw). No idea about Higgs. If I had to guess he moved to South America and forgot about us. As igor mentioned, WYG is still around. FT disappeared right around the time itera did, coincidentally about the time of bchad’s death. IEV’s been gone a while. Ghibli is in a long-term care facility for being a dick. And Ltj joined the communist party of Turkmenistan.

Numi is still around. He runs the AF fantasy football league (or I think he does…I don’t play). He’s just busy doing hedge fund stuff. 

My take is that there used to be quite a few regular posters around here…used to talk a lot about models and bottles and such. Then the site got infected with a bunch of troll posters  - and they weren’t dealt with appropriately and it just turned off some guys from coming back. 

Mike79 wrote:

My take is that there used to be quite a few regular posters around here…used to talk a lot about models and bottles and such. Then the site got infected with a bunch of troll posters  - and they weren’t dealt with appropriately and it just turned off some guys from coming back. 

I worked my ass off cleaning up that mess.

Mike79 wrote:

My take is that there used to be quite a few regular posters around here…used to talk a lot about models and bottles and such. Then the site got infected with a bunch of troll posters  - and they weren’t dealt with appropriately and it just turned off some guys from coming back. 

everything started changing around 2012

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

That’s around the time I joined, I think, been doing all I can to post high quality content, believe me.

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

Sweep the Leg wrote:

Greenman72 wrote:

Other MIAs include:

Higgmond

Former Trader

Chicken Tikka

Whatsyourgovt

Palantir

Inner Evil Voice

Ghibli

Ltj

It’s pretty obvious that palantir is Franky Barnes. Chicken Tikka pops up on occasion (now The Righteous Hacksaw). No idea about Higgs. If I had to guess he moved to South America and forgot about us. As igor mentioned, WYG is still around. FT disappeared right around the time itera did, coincidentally about the time of bchad’s death. IEV’s been gone a while. Ghibli is in a long-term care facility for being a dick. And Ltj joined the communist party of Turkmenistan.

Numi is still around. He runs the AF fantasy football league (or I think he does…I don’t play). He’s just busy doing hedge fund stuff. 

I PMed Numi about some work advise a year or so back… he never replied :(

comp_sci_kid wrote:
Sweep the Leg wrote:
Greenman72 wrote:
Other MIAs include:

Higgmond

Former Trader

Chicken Tikka

Whatsyourgovt

Palantir

Inner Evil Voice

Ghibli

Ltj

It’s pretty obvious that palantir is Franky Barnes. Chicken Tikka pops up on occasion (now The Righteous Hacksaw). No idea about Higgs. If I had to guess he moved to South America and forgot about us. As igor mentioned, WYG is still around. FT disappeared right around the time itera did, coincidentally about the time of bchad’s death. IEV’s been gone a while. Ghibli is in a long-term care facility for being a dick. And Ltj joined the communist party of Turkmenistan.

Numi is still around. He runs the AF fantasy football league (or I think he does…I don’t play). He’s just busy doing hedge fund stuff.

I PMed Numi about some work advise a year or so back… he never replied :(

Perhaps he simply doesn’t like you.

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"You want a quote? Haven’t I written enough already???"

RIP

Ah yes, who can forget the great Indian rebellion of 2015. 

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- Everyone

Still here - I was wounded in the war of 2015 but recovering slowly. 

S2000magician wrote:

startuppivot wrote:
Itera - the grumpy dude that dropped a heavy bag of reality on every single naive wannabe Wall Streeter?

Numi - the guy who guided me in my search for a job in ER?

CFAvMBA - the guy who encouraged me to look for a dream job despite us both knowing that Itera was right and the odds were stacked against me?

I’m not sure about Itera and Numi, but CFAvMBA was banned.

What the hell?! Why!?

startuppivot wrote:
S2000magician wrote:
startuppivot wrote:
Itera - the grumpy dude that dropped a heavy bag of reality on every single naive wannabe Wall Streeter?

Numi - the guy who guided me in my search for a job in ER?

CFAvMBA - the guy who encouraged me to look for a dream job despite us both knowing that Itera was right and the odds were stacked against me?

I’m not sure about Itera and Numi, but CFAvMBA was banned.

What the hell?! Why!?

For violating forum rules, of course.

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

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Hey guys, happy new year and sorry for being so MIA! For urgent inquiries, I can be reached at “numi.advisory” at gmail.

I’m still around, just been crazy busy with the market volatility. Yes, I’m still running the fantasy football league, though I make a much better commissioner than an actual competitor in the league as evidenced by three straight years where I’ve been close to scraping bottom of the barrel.

How’s everyone here doing? Anyone have big plans or resolutions for 2019?

numi wrote:

Hey guys, happy new year and sorry for being so MIA! For urgent inquiries, I can be reached at “numi.advisory” at gmail.

I’m still around, just been crazy busy with the market volatility. Yes, I’m still running the fantasy football league, though I make a much better commissioner than an actual competitor in the league as evidenced by three straight years where I’ve been close to scraping bottom of the barrel.

How’s everyone here doing? Anyone have big plans or resolutions for 2019?

My plan is to be more like Numi  

numi wrote:

Anyone have big plans or resolutions for 2019?

Definitely.

Ironman Boulder - June 9, 2019

"A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good."
- Ernest Rutherford

Since I contributed almost nothing of value to AF I take great pride in being a key member of the Indian Troll attack of 2015 despite never being Indian.I helped create AF 2.0 .

rawraw wrote:

numi wrote:

Hey guys, happy new year and sorry for being so MIA! For urgent inquiries, I can be reached at “numi.advisory” at gmail.

I’m still around, just been crazy busy with the market volatility. Yes, I’m still running the fantasy football league, though I make a much better commissioner than an actual competitor in the league as evidenced by three straight years where I’ve been close to scraping bottom of the barrel.

How’s everyone here doing? Anyone have big plans or resolutions for 2019?

My plan is to be more like Numi  

High bar to clear

Hey comp_sci_kid sorry about the lack of reply. If you still have questions please email me. I don’t check my messages here that often - I guess only when someone posts a “where are they now?” thing and I have to come out of the woodwork and tell people I’m still alive yes

Thanks Numi, no worries, i think everything turned out for the best so far, fingers crossed!

numi wrote:

Anyone have big plans or resolutions for 2019?

Visit the WC section more often. It’s the place to be!