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I would pay a membership fee rather than see the Fool discussion boards go under. While other boards compare in quality of posts, their interface is garbage compared to the Fool's.

I think the Fool is very smart not to race into fees. I guess it risks decimating the active customer base that they can sell to advertisers.

I hope they manage to pull it out. Maybe cutting expenses is the way to go. Personally, I want the message boards only. I don't care about content, stock quotes or any of the other services here. I would expect a message-board-only operation would have to be quite inexpensive to run, maybe 20 employees needed?

Anyway, I hope some Fool reads this and feels better about the effort they make, since current times must be pretty depressing.

Thanks Fool!
Ralph
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