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Predictions and personal responsibility


Everyone who posts on these forums with predictions or bogus claims as to how much money they've made should take personal responsiblity for each and every one of those predictions/claims.

There are people coming here that have 40 bucks that they can spend on the electric bill or on the lottery with the hope of increasing their bank account. They read these unquantified predictions, methods and claims and guess what? The electric bill won't be paid this month.

To tout your picks or methods as "sure-fire" or brag about your wins after spending $5000 to win $100 is as much a disservice to them as the crackpots selling winning lottery scams on the internet. Nobody's methods or picks are sure-fire.

I feel for the people with the electric bill in one hand and the 40 + sure-fire picks in the other hand....when you're desparate you'll do desparate things, such as spending $40 on someone's "hot picks".

If you can deliver the goods then prove it on the prediction board. If you can't then consider the folks with that unpaid electric bill spending money on your whims. You may not be helping but rather, enabling a person with a gambling problem.

To the folks holding the electric bill, do the homework on who is "selling" their picks or methods. Caveat Emptor...Let the buyer beware....and pay the electric bill first.

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four4meComment by four4me - April 16, 2006, 11:44 am
Rick you have a good point there but nobody is forcing anyone to play anyone's picks and some posters are doing a good job posting picks that win.

If you look at the prediction boards statistics for all states today you'll see your name in all four columns. This gives everyone the feeling that your doing great does that mean we should all play your picks or use them as a tool like it was meant to be used.

If you posted picks every day and were winning every day then wouldn't it be a good idea to play your picks. And suppose you picks didn't hit one day out of 10 should we stop playing your picks all together. I'm pretty sure people are exercising caution when playing other posters picks.

I don't play other people picks usually. But I do compare their picks to mine there have been many days I kicked myself because someone posted picks that won in my state and I didn't see or have a gut feeling about their picks. I couldn't afford to play other posters pick and mine too. But I have though long and hard about playing someone's else's picks instead of mine mainly because some of them are doing better than I am at predicting the winning numbers for my state.

oh! and Happy Easter to you and your family
Rick GComment by Rick G - April 16, 2006, 3:52 pm

As I said I was referring to FORUM posts. There are no agendas being pushed on the prediction boards. It is just predictions and the outcome of those predictions.
As far as my predictions on the board go, they are just that...predictions. I don't expect anyone to play them but by God I will give my best effort to put the best picks I can up there in case someone decides to play them. Their money lost is as important to me as my money lost. That's where the accountabilty factor comes in.
four4meComment by four4me - April 16, 2006, 6:23 pm
I'm not trying to get you worked up Rick. I see the forum posts just like everyone else people have been posting picks in the forums long before I got here and probably will long after I'm gone. What someone else does with their money shouldn't concern you. The numbers game isn't an exact science regardless of who posts what picks or where they post them it's still a gamble. Playing the numbers is gambling. I posted picks in the pick 4 for close to a year using powertrails many people learned from it and many people won money playing those picks. I'm sure some of people lost money too. So have I. Since the outcome of any pick 3/4 drawing is only 3 digits or 4 digits it really isn't necessary for anyone to play more the a couple dollars worth of picks.

However that will never stop anyone from spending more. Some forum posters do a good job of predicting. Some will over time average out with losses and wins. Some might do better some might do worse. But a smart looker/follower will know who's hot and who's not.

That's why my signature says Big John says You Don't Hit The Number The Number Hit's You.

No, I'm not big John and it took a long time for me to realize what he meant by it.
fast eddieComment by fast eddie - April 16, 2006, 7:27 pm
Well said, I'm with you... Hey Rick did you see that 805 come in a few weeks back. That 825 is still holding out. How overdue is that bad boy now? Good Luck. fast eddie
Comment by pacattack05 - April 17, 2006, 1:12 am
I think that the predictions on the forums are just an extension of the prediction board, and gives reasoning behind why or how the person or persons chose those numbers. It gives the numbers personalities so to speak. However, it's just my personal opinion that the p-3 forum is too cluttered with predictions. After posting anything in that forum, two minutes later it's on the next page. So If you look at it that way, you can see why it makes more sense to have an explanation without grandeur, which in turn has people asking questions and commenting.

I think that if the people with the electric bill have to actually think about whether they should pay the bill or gamble it away, should not be bettting on anything at all in the first place, and have a gambling problem. The number one rule in gambling is to never bet money that you can't afford to lose. Gambling 101.

I'm certain that most people here have common sense and aren't total idiots. The mere fact that they have a computer shows some responsible thinking.

Rick GComment by Rick G - April 17, 2006, 1:38 pm
I think my comments have been misinterpreted so I'll put it another way. First of all I don't care where someone posts their predictions. They can tattoo them on their foreheads for all I care.

But here are things I don't like:

1) Car salesmen trying to sell you a used car that burns 2 quarts of oil a day with a transmission that skips 2nd gear.

2) Stock brokers who try to sell you stock in a company that is going out of business.

3) Lottery players who show an 80% loss but brag about their wins.

4) All other deceptive or misleading behavior.

Side note to Fast Eddie.......825 straight is about 6 or more times overdue in IL now. Glad I wasn't playing it this last year. ;)

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