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Surely, a contradiction in terms and merely a device to strengthen a Bear argument through unsubstantiated negative reports.

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Surely, a contradiction in terms and merely a device to strengthen a Bull argument through unsubstantiated positive VI Spin.

Don't put yourself on a pedastal buddy... <_<

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Surely, a contradiction in terms and merely a device to strengthen a Bear argument through unsubstantiated negative reports.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp...4&dict=CALD

I realise that as this is from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary it could be off your radar, but check out the example of language use included in this entry.

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http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp...4&dict=CALD

I realise that as this is from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary it could be off your radar, but check out the example of language use included in this entry.

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Absolutely spot on...........but........the subtitle of this forum is "Anecdotals Tell us about your anecdotal evidence of the housing market"

Seems not to be a matter of comprehension, but one of ensuring the facts are right.

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Absolutely spot on...........but........the subtitle of this forum is "Anecdotals Tell us about your anecdotal evidence of the housing market"

Seems not to be a matter of comprehension, but one of ensuring the facts are right.

Your op includes no mention of the housing market and no mention of any anecdotal evidence. It is pointless. Like you!

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Your op includes no mention of the housing market and no mention of any anecdotal evidence. It is pointless. Like you!

4 replies and each a short, pithy, somewhat unimaginative juvenile barb. I am hoping that this level of rational (sic) discussion is not representative of this board. Because, if it is, and is encouraged, it doesn't say much for the status of this site as accurate indicator of the housing market, nor the voice of it's participants as essential commentators on a serious issue in which many are embroiled.

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accurate indicator of the housing market

You would hardly expect a balanced viewpoint from a site called house price CRASH, would you now?

The anecdotals forum in fact contains some of the best debate.

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4 replies and each a short, pithy, somewhat unimaginative juvenile barb. I am hoping that this level of rational (sic) discussion is not representative of this board. Because, if it is, and is encouraged, it doesn't say much for the status of this site as accurate indicator of the housing market, nor the voice of it's participants as essential commentators on a serious issue in which many are embroiled.

I quote your original post:

"Oxymoron, anecdotal evidence:

Surely, a contradiction in terms and merely a device to strengthen a Bear argument through unsubstantiated negative reports."

I'm not sure what you are getting at.

If you want rational discussion, why make such a pointless post in the wrong place? This section of the forum is to discuss anecdotal evidence of the property market and wider economy. Your OP adds nothing to the debate.

THis site is a great place to debate the housing market and the wider economy. YOu want bear facts and substantiated negative reports, look at the Nationwide, Halifax and Land Registry indices and compare mid 2007 figures to today. If that is too much hard work, look at the graph on the home page.

The participants on this site do not consider themselves essential commentators on this serious issue. Most of us are not arrogant enough to think that , we just like to discuss, learn and share opinions.

You have made 6 posts on this site and have yet to add anything useful to the debate. I am not holding my breath ;)

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Surely, a contradiction in terms and merely a device to strengthen a Bear argument through unsubstantiated negative reports.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anecdotal_evidence

IF you are saying that anecdotal evidence as an expression is oxymoronic, are you missing the point? Anecdotal evidence is by definition different to statistical evidence or scientific evidence. Since it has no impirical basis it is less useful than other types of evidence, but when you only add lots of little bits of anecdotal evidence together from across the country you might get a reasonable picture of what is happening. Most posters on this site are bears, and with good reason. THe housing market and the economy are stuffed. Most of the anecdotal evidence therefore has a bearish slant. That said, you only need to look at some of the restaurant and retail threads to see that bears will post bullish evidence, though often with a hint of dismay in their tone.

The posting of anecdotal evidence of what is going on out there is useful for all. Have a look at Honest EAs threads. Real evidence of activity at the coal face of the housing market. If you want to contribute to the debate, post some anecdotal evidence, if you are a pathetic sad troll with nothing bettert to do, then please. with the greatest of respect, just Fvck off!

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