I have only recently been reading both of these boards, the other one has it's share of what I would consider extreme and worthless pumpers and bashers with a mix of posters that are both intelligent and relevant. The only 'extreme' that I've noticed here is the complete disdain for the 'manipulators' on the other board. Thanks for explaining it, I'll be more understanding from here on out. I'm not into the conspiracies of short sellers, naked or not, as I have no way to to distinguish between legit MM activity and illicit trading and I don't know what if anything I can do about it or how to make a profit off it.
I have noticed the downward pressure on the tape Draino often references, it occurs at times of little activity often just after the open, before lunch and prior to close. I will sometimes probe the MM's conviction level by bidding a couple hundred shares at the ask at the close like I did today. I get a little feed back on the market their intentions as sometimes they take the trade and sometimes it's rejected. It's a old habit left over from my trading days and I like to mess with them for my own amusement. It's definitely a waste of a commission and it has no impact on after hrs or the open.