11/2/10

Ok, I have been an avid user / reader for a long time, and I think at the end of the day, this site is a great site. An incredible resource and a tour de force for all of us. And I'd like to say "hats off" to Patrick and all the key and positive posters on the site. You've really helped me in some key thought processes and advanced my thinking. I think the site has helped others more, as I already had a good clue.

But, all in all, I don't see enough people giving props to Patrick and WSO in general, so here is a huge fucking shout out and I'd like to see people pile on with praise to all involved in making this a great site and keeping it that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fuck all the shitters and trolls out there who try to ruin what it a great site. Power to the great posters and moderators and to Patrick himself who is a god to many investment bankers and would be investment bankers of all shapes and sizes!!!

Keep up the good work!

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11/2/10

Agreed. Props to Patrick and everyone who has helped to grow the community.

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11/2/10

Agreed with OP. Way to go Patrick and WSO!!!

11/2/10

Yes, Patrick has done a great service by creating this site. Every other day it seems that we see another person breaking in where they otherwise would not have. Thanks Patrick!

11/2/10

If patrick gave me his address I'd mail him a real banana.

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

11/2/10

Make sure you dip it in silver first.

Major props Patrick, this website is an invaluable resource and should be recommended way before Vault guides.

In reply to bulge4lyf
11/2/10
bulge4lyf:

If patrick gave me his address I'd mail him a real banana.

Well, thankfully you like the other site, otherwise the gift would be less than flattering, lol.

Congrats to Patrick. Hopefully he is making some money from the site and if not, well, at least he will sleep easy at night knowing he's helped countless people get into a field that will make them contemplate suicide everynight for the next 2 years...but then eventually be thankful and happy. It all works out in the end.

Regards

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan

In reply to cphbravo96
11/2/10
cphbravo96:
bulge4lyf:

If patrick gave me his address I'd mail him a real banana.

Well, thankfully you like the other site, otherwise the gift would be less than flattering, lol.

Congrats to Patrick. Hopefully he is making some money from the site and if not, well, at least he will sleep easy at night knowing he's helped countless people get into a field that will make them contemplate suicide everynight for the next 2 years...but then eventually be thankful and happy. It all works out in the end.

Regards

+1

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11/2/10

Another great business from a Wharton MBA, whats new?

11/2/10

OP hit it right on the head... you've done an awesome job on the site Patrick... thanks for all your hard work, patience, and advice... this forum has provided answers throughout the recruiting process that would be very difficult and tedious to procure through other methods, so the acknowledgment is heartfelt...

Thanks also to all the experienced Monkeys and Certified Users out there giving balanced and well-vetted advice, I aim follow your example and pay it forward...

11/2/10

Agreed. Have found it to be a great resource for a while now. I feel like the quality of the content has improved nicely over the last couple of years (though there's definitely still some room for improvement!). Also curious to know if it's profitable.

In reply to BigBucks
11/2/10
BigBucks:

Another great business from a Wharton MBA, whats new?

The site was started before Wharton.

11/2/10
In reply to TNA
11/2/10
Anthony .:
BigBucks:

Another great business from a Wharton MBA, whats new?

The site was started before Wharton.

I know, makes no difference. Anyway, shout-out to Patrick cuz the info on this site is really helpful.

11/2/10
11/2/10

I'm going to ignore all the surely serious things written above simply to say the first thing I thought of when seeing the title was Scooby Dooby Doo! That is all.

Jack: They're all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

11/2/10

What does Scooby Dooby Doo have to do with anything, just curious?

11/2/10

I don't know, the "What do you say gang?" had a Manchurian Candidate effect on me.

Jack: They're all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

11/2/10

Cheers to the Certified Users and mods. They really make the site go round...somehow the new Search has only made a minor dent in the repetitive threads. I'd expect by next year we will have double the # of Certified Users which should make it even more valuable. Our traffic over 2009 YTD is up over 140%.

In reply to Revsly
11/2/10
Revsly:

I don't know, the "What do you say gang?" had a Manchurian Candidate effect on me.

Zoinks!!

Regards

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan

11/2/10

Yeah, I attribute my current standing as a bulge bracket IBD analyst to Mergers & Inquisitions, Breaking Into Wall Street, and WSO. There are a lot of misinformed dumbasses who peddle absolute nonsense without having worked in finance, but some members just post nothing but gold. Thank you, Patrick, for simply creating the medium for the exchange of valuable advice.

11/2/10

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