Quoted from pezpunk:
i don't think bragging about wealth is an effective move anywhere. i grant you Pinside is richer than your average forum, but i disagree that it's necessarily more intelligent. there is not as strong a correlation between wealth and intelligence as rich people tend to think there is. some of the smartest people i know are actually pretty poor (and i know a lot of very wealthy people).
Effective =/ impressive. He was trying to appeal to authority i.e. impress us that he's made good investments and has lots of money so if he makes an investment, it is a good way to make lots of money. With a lot of successful investors on this forum, that's not really going to work here. It might not work elsewhere, either, of course.
As for the Pinside is richer but not more intelligent. Sure, I don't have any way to refute that.
So I guess I agree with you but don't feel that doing so discounts my point.