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After some consideration, I thought I would weigh in again on this issue.

1. The title of the thread is, IMHO, a little inflamatory. No offense, BigShoes. I view the Fool as having VAST CREDIBILITY as one of the few sources of objective and original thought on investing and personal finance.

2. I think BigShoe's original post is fundamentally valid. We need to know whether or not the mistatement of the flow ratio in TMF Otter's 1/26 piece was purposeful (as a literal reading of TMF Verve's 1/31 piece would indicate) or whether TMF Verve simply failed to fully consider the import of a few words at the end of an otherwise informative piece, fumbling the correction and causing confusion.

I would conclude by asking these questions:

Otter: Was your NOK flow ratio number a mistake or deliberate deception as suggested by Verve?

Verve: Did you literally mean what you wrote?

Answers in hand, I will Foolishly decide for myself whether or not the Fools credibility has suffered. I hope and suspect that I will be still be able to trust the Fool. Except on April 1st.

Robust
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