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Don't worry about how GG's performance looks on ads -- you'll notice that the online ads for all the services list performance "as of May 2008." Funny that a service as tech-savvy as the Fool can't get more up-to-date performance data. Oh wait -- look under "recommendations > performance" and there it is, up to this very minute.

As an attorney, I've contemplated writing to the Fool HQ to suggest that listing performance as of 10 months ago, before the Big Crash, is not dishonest but is possibly misleading. Could you build a legal case on it? No and I wouldn't bother to try. But do potential customers deserve better? No doubt.

Look, everyone knows the market got killed. So why not be honest in your ads and say that, as of December 1, 2008, GG is down 40% as a service? Why pick the May 2008 date when the only possible reason for doing so is self-serving?

The Fool has a great disclosure policy about everything except its own performance. That's disappointing.
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