@NewUser130968 as I said to @NeverWin on the last, very similar but now deleted thread, think about your audience. The forum isn't yes men as he/she suggests, but it is people who are invested in, and positively interact with the platform. A short sharp negative statement isn't the best way to get positive responses, it just looks like you're telling everyone you think the platform they have invested in is rubbish. Ask a question, prompt a debate - coming in saying 'this is shit' and walking off is bound to get traders being defensive.
It would be very shortsighted and naive to think every trader will be happy with everything, but judging from history FI will react if there are doubts and drops.
If divs stay as they are and players increase in value, will it still give the same returns for All traders (not just new ones)? No. Would anyone want to spend £20 on a player to get a penny or two back? Definitely not! The points you make are valid in that that situation would not be appealing, but there are two counter arguments that can be made very easily.
- This platform isn't just about dividends. Traders have made more from Sancho and CHO this year for example due to their rises, so capital growth needs to be factored in. 1p for a £20 share is a crap return, but buying that player at a fiver means you've got 4x return straight away. Any trader, new or old, can invest in a player who rises, and that won't change. Look for the next ones to make a splash, sit back and watch your investment grow.
- Will FI sit back and just watch a hugely profitable platform dwindle away? No, they will make changes and keep it sustainable and attractive to users, new and old. If they don't, you're both right. Everyone will leave and probably join a rival platform who will have seen this opportunity and set up their own.
To make this a productive thread, I'd like to hear both you and @NeverWin's thoughts. You've both identified that divs and 900/1p won't be attractive at a certain point. When do you think that will be? Do you have longer term strategies for overcoming this, if so, what are they? Or are you both looking to shut up shop, sell off and head off?