Meet Gary, a user name from Seeking Alpha who is trying to learn about the markets in an interesting way. Gary has not set out to learn about the markets, but rather he has decided to share his knowledge and take the time to correct errors of others. The time and effort would appear to be highly commendable, There is only one small problem. Gary is almost always wrong in his understanding and really doesn't know very much. Normally not knowing very much about the markets, and especially the mechanics of the market is easily overcome by the large volumes of information available. The other side of anyone with an internet connection posting information including attempts to correct others is that they may be totally wrong. It's a small price to pay for having the world of information at your fingertips but it does demonstrate the internet is not free. One must sift through information and confirm and reconfirm costing time when careless individuals are not careful with what they post as "facts" Join me in my adventure with "Gary" as he follows along while I write articles on Seeking Alpha. Gary will point out "facts" that are incorrect, claim I wrote things that I did not (which is really bizarre considering some claims involve the same article the comment is on). What makes my interaction with Gary worth posting is that he makes so many errors that it becomes a good platform of learning for people starting out with options, dividends and the markets in general. Since the dialog with Gary has been ongoing at the time of starting this thread and some comments are so bad that they have been removed by seeking alpha I have had to search to find comments removed by third parties. I know of one removed because Gary advised me of it but there could be more (I wasn't keeping track). I will attempt to bring the entire dialog here and starting with new comments by Gary, I will respond here as well.