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Author: PuddinHead42 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121095  
Subject: Sue the Motely Fool Date: 12/9/2007 11:32 AM
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Ok, maybe this will get their attention, as the "feedback" link does not work I must post info here.

I was taken to the Motely Fool Tax Center by a search link when trying to find info on cap gains. Trusting the Fool completely, I went there first over other links. Only after reading a number of interesting articles for 30 minutes or so did I get the feeling something was wrong. I went back and checked other sites, and sure enough the Fool was completely wrong and outdated. Only then did I notice that the index page had a date of Oct 11, 2002. Their articles on cap gains rates and other issues were based on the tax act of 1997, which is completely overridden by the tax relief act of 2003.

So how can the Fool allow this stale data remain on its site? What if fools follow the Fool's advice, can they sue? This really tarnished the reputation and integrity of this site in my eyes. Why wouldn't they at least check each Jan 1 and verify validity based on new tax laws.


http://www.fool.com/taxes/taxcenter/topics/investor.htm?ref=bc

Motely Fool, please answer me and fix this!

Pete.
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Author: Postageman Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 97142 of 121095
Subject: Re: Sue the Motely Fool Date: 12/9/2007 12:06 PM
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I really do NOT understand your complaint. The top says the date. The bottom has the following disclaimer:

This forum and the information provided here should not be relied on as a substitute for independent research to original sources of authority. The Motley Fool does not render legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice. If legal, tax, or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. In other words, if you get audited, don't blame us.


You wana blame them? You did not read the top. You did nor read the bottom.

What did you read?

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Author: PuddinHead42 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 97214 of 121095
Subject: Re: Sue the Motely Fool Date: 12/16/2007 11:36 AM
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I really do NOT understand your complaint. The top says the date. The bottom has the following disclaimer:

This forum and the information provided here should not be relied on as a substitute for independent research to original sources of authority. The Motley Fool does not render legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice. If legal, tax, or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. In other words, if you get audited, don't blame us.


You wana blame them? You did not read the top. You did nor read the bottom.

What did you read?


As I stated, I did see the very old date, but this was after a Google search took me directly to the article, so only after reading the article and becoming suspicious did it find the main page and disclaimer. My point is I have come to respect and trust the Motley Fool and finding this outdated information clearly bothered me. How hard is it to review this once a year and purge old tax information. Sure, you can rely on some silly disclaimer to cover your ass, but why not just to the right thing and clean it up? That was all I was saying, but I respect your need to defend their odd policy or laziness as it may be.

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Author: Postageman Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 97380 of 121095
Subject: Re: Sue the Motely Fool Date: 12/26/2007 11:00 AM
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Defend? nope! just putin in my 2 cents worth of thought.

Odd policy? I think it is to broden your Foolish education.

Laziness? nope again! with all due respect are you a Fool or a fool? I never look at these Fool's as rendering legal or tax ADVISE. I think of them as a quirky fun way to learn and if I have any questions I get the help I need.

Fool on!

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