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Hey Folks!

Just to add a little insight here...

While we work to keep our boards clean from spam, we're even more diligent to pull anything that's a scam.

Spam can be annoying and disruptive, but scam can result in a lot of aggravation for unsuspecting people, as well as result in being costly to them.

We're pretty certain about some of these scams, and when they appear, even without all of the specifics, we'd prefer to err on the side of caution in the hopes of saving people from the possibility of problems. It wouldn't be unusual for someone to post, "Hey, look at this--it's is legit?" and then post it. Or, "I'm not giving all of the details here, but..." which gives just enough of a taste to readers that they want to persue it further, perhaps by contacting the author.

Sure, the latter may make you say, "Well, if he wants to email the guy, that's his business," and you're right. But if the boards are used for this purpose to initiate it, that's all of our business.

In the efforts to continue making The Motley Fool a place that's enjoyable for everyone, it's very likely that we're going to overstep on certain posts. I've been too quick myself to alert a bad post, but that's one of the results when we're willing to err on the side of caution in our efforts to make our forum stand out from the dregs that our out there.

Believe me, the last thing we'd ever intend is to offend anyone. The truth is as much as we may err by pulling one that's questionable, there are many posts that give the poster the benefit of the doubt.

Hey, we're only human....well, most of us, anyway. ;)

...but I still am...

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