What you have said is true. But in this society, performance delivers.
Let me elaborate. If some "stranger" came up to you on the street and asked you to deposit 100$ into his bank account, and he will return 200$, would you do it? Probably not.
If Bill Gates asked you to deposit 100$ and turn it into 200$, you probably would. Cause he is Bill Gates. Yes, Bill Gates is bad and all "look at the Off-topic thread", but he IS Bill Gates.
What if the stranger is Bill Gates in disguise? What is the alternate was true?
Appreances can be deceiving. that is where Due Diligence comes in... due diligence is the process where a member evaluates a program, proving its legitimacy.
Quoting from http://www.investorwords.com/cgi-bin/getword.cgi?1596:
The process of investigation, performed by investors, into the details of a potential investment, such as an examination of operations and management and the verification of material facts.
"Examination", as it is referred to, is critical to determine the "path" of a program. True, past performance does not equate to future performance; however, past due diligence equates into "considence of heart".
Again, some members may glance at your thread and say "WTF is he thinking? He does not have enough posts!". I'm not going to think that way.
Obviously, the most determining ans striking characteristics of activity and involvement is posting. Not in the number, but the quality. (I don't mean flame wars.
Again, as you post, people will begin to notice you. Send a few comments out. Explain what a venture is.
Speaking of explaining, I think you may need to "elaborate" on your program a bit. Not privately via PM's, but publicily. Right here. Tell what is your program describing. Explain to members the benefits of "diversifying your funds into secure, long-term offshore ventures". KNOW your business. If you want to sell yourself off, know how to do it.
BTW, jaboles is the administrator of this forum. He has 770 (or 780) posts because he is one of the founders of this forum.
PS The number of posts does NOT determine your "qualification". The quality does. And frankly, I do not believe that you have posted "quality" information describing your possiblity of a venture. The catch-22 is: Who would inquire about your program for more details if you don;'t provide the detals from the start? But who would inquire you for more details if you have already provided the details from the start?
A: What is a business venture?
A risky enterprise.
Risk is "The quantifiable likelihood of loss or less-than-expected returns." It also means the possibility of your program failing.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU:
Your HYIP is inherently a venture. Therefore, it is risky. There is the possibility that investors may lose funds. This possiblity keeps them away.
B: Who is investorwords.com?
A site featuring investment definitions.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU:
You may wish to check on it for information regarding to ventures. And also to educate yourself regarding the possiblity and risk of such a venture.
C. Questions to Ponder?
Do you feel that you have contributed sufficient information regarding your HYIP to warrant a "partnership"?
Do you feel that you are able to "take on the task" of managing such a venture?
Do you feel that it would be worthwhile to provide more information regarding your venture to interested partners, privately or publicily?
Do you feel that the publicity of your HYIP is important to a partner, as he/she will be working for the same goals and motives?
Do you feel that you need to discuss propositions with a partner on this forum, internally or externally? Why or why not?
WHEW. That was long.