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Author: todavek Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8093  
Subject: Fools drifted off course into scams Date: 9/26/2006 10:01 PM
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The 2 Fools have drifted off course. Instead of delivering good old fashioned straightforward service, they're resorting to the slick tricks and misleading ads like the scam artists, the other services, use.

No doubt it will help the 2 Fools' bottom line, it works for the other guys. I've been sucked in to subscribe to several of the other guys. Instead of getting info on their best finds, you get a continual bombardment of trick letters or reports that try to persuade you to subscribe to another of their "advisory letters". They dangle and tease you with disclosure of information which promises to change your life ... if you subscribe to another letter. And the next letter will do the same thing.

I like the 2 Fools because they didn't use that tactic. If they had some good tips, they included the info in their basic letter, it wasn't necessary to subscribe to another letter.

But the Motley Fools is now using that tactic. The last 4 inputs I got from the MF were not informative, they were advertisements for other MF products.

And this sophomoric "CAPS" project is more hype ... style withour substance. I don't subscribe to MF for games or contests. As for stock rating?picking processes, I have 2 other websites that do that very well. I don't need MF to create some amateurish intellectual gamesite to give me stock rating advice or tips provided by people who have no more capability than I have. Getting 50 people to guess about a stock rating gives a common concencus, but the value of the aggregate is no more than the individual inputs. It's a waste of time and resources.

These new developments at MF are disappointing because they are gimmicks, without value to the subscribers who just want the analyses of the 2 FOOLs. And if either one of them stumbles across a diamond in the rough I want to trust they'll notify me and the other subscribers, not send us a tricky alert or report that invites us to subscribe to a variation of the service you subscribed to, which, for more money, will disclose the info they should have simply told us in the report.

What a shame that the FOOLs have sold out to the slick-willy scammers.

David Kennedy
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