I honestly don't understand the indignance that some posters have about being charged to use a fast, reliable, easily-searchable and prolific forum. I also don't follow the logic that says "I post a lot of information at the expense of my time, therefore I'm a content provider". First of all, the expense of your time was always made at your choice. Second, are you saying that you haven't received any value from any other posts on these boards? That they haven't been a source of feedback on ideas, or a source of ideas? I think the value of these boards is being underrated in many other ways. What spam appears on the board is quickly removed. Noise is quickly pushed to the fringes by other posters or use of the ignore feature. These boards are liable to attract more posters with a genuine interest in investing simply because it is NOT Yahoo, or Quicken, or any other site that has similar boards. Yes, posters provide the content, collectively. But the Fool provides the site that keeps it all running smoothly. I don't see the logic of "striking" and feel that in the end, you hurt yourself more than anything else.
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