I stumbled across this forum via another finance website.
There's a lot of misinformation in theforum so I thought I'd hang around for a while and give you some answers from the horse's (chicken's) mouth.
Advice (even if it is good) is rarely heeded if the source is not credible so I'll give you a bit of my background. Forgive me if I am vague in parts but I value my anonymity. If you require proof, I will try to provide it if it does not reveal my identity. With that said, here it is.
UK-qualified chartered accountant (big-6 firm)
8 (sector based), 5 (in a #1 II-ranked team) and 3 at a boutique.
Currently an analyst at a hedge fund.
Decent questions will be answered honestly and to the best of my knowledge, stupid questions will be treated with the contempt that they deserve, and insults will be ignored.
I don't know how long it will take for me to get bored - it depends on the kind of questions that get asked - but I'll commit to a month at a minimum and then take it from there.
The inscrutable chicken