Some of us pump from time to time, and some do it more than others. When I was first on this forum just over a year ago, I was always very grateful to the more experienced members who took the time out to explain why players are a good purchase. I had read the rules but I was always grateful for explanations of how these worked in practice. I got burnt by a pump and dump once and people on here were taking the time to explain why, and since then I've never been burnt again. It's that sort of community that meant I stuck around. The helpful people on here also pointed out certain players have a track record of winning MB and/or PB, how and why they suited the scoring matrixes, and how other players could potentially in the future.
Of course a lot of those people are still on here now, and since then the index has exploded. With that there are loads of new traders on here and it's a great thing for all of us - more liquidity is a good thing. But some of the pumping that goes on on here now is shameful. It's obvious that some people are only trying to inflate a price to take the money and run, and my concern is that some users won't stick around long if they experience this.
The only reason any player on FI is worth anything is because of the dividends they potentially earn in the future, so when you're pumping, please make some reference to this at some point.
I'm very grateful for FI, it's been brilliant fun for me and I chucked another £2k in just yesterday. It's an amazing product and I take satisfaction from knowing that when I have made a mistake and 'lost' money, that a chunk of that money is going to another trader like me.
There are enough online bookies and casinos out there trying to take punters pants down and run off with the swag, please, let's not do it to one another.