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Welcome RaleighJazzFan. We're glad you could join us.

From the sparsity of messages here, you may not get much response on this board. But if you want Foolish management to hear your concerns and respond, try posting on the Improve the Fool discussion board.

http://boards.fool.com/xfinity-would-have-notified-you-soone...

Concerns about some of the come on sales pitches are fairly common in Fooldom. That is a frequent subject on the Ask a Foolish Question discussion board. Some do find them irritating, many want to know specifics of some stock with great promise. Most can be ignored. (But the fees you pay does keep TMF running and free to many posting on these boards.)

Again welcome to TMF. Ask away if you have questions. We wish you the best with your investment choices.
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In the "take charge of our own investing" days, people believed the internet could be supported by advertizing. When that idea faded, TMF experimented with a series of other income sources including publishing, on line seminars, newspaper columns, radio and TV.

Participants in those days were mostly college graduate professionals who wanted to learn the the basics of managing their own finances. Those were the glory days, and many of us learned a great deal.

But then reality hit. TMF had to go to annual dues to survive, and many knowledgeable participants dropped out.

Secondly demographics changed. TMf learned that there are more potential users out there who need more hand holding. Exactly what to buy and sell and when. So the new style addresses those eager but often less sophisticated users.

So yes, some postings must be scaled back a bit. Those premium services pay the bills and keep TMF in business providing services to all.
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in the words of the that great philosopher Hagar the Horrible, "We have found the enemy, and he is us!"


I believe that was Pogo.

http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2011/04/we-have-met-enemy-and...
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Yes
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I find it more than a little annoying to sign up for a newsletter service, then get frequent come-ons for even bigger and better services.

"You signed up for our best service. Now, for just thousands more, get our new Conquistador service! The one we sold you yesterday is not nearly as good."

"No, wait. Our even newer Galactic Overlord service will get you our top picks, even toppier than our top picks you thought you were already getting. There are only a few spots left!"

At least I don't remember any of their copy reading like some newsletters: "Our elite service costs $9999.99. No discounts. You should be able to take than amount of cash, set fire to it, and laugh hysterically, or our service may not be for you."
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Welcome RaleighJazzFan. We're glad you could join us.

From the sparsity of messages here, you may not get much response on this board. But if you want Foolish management to hear your concerns and respond, try posting on the Improve the Fool discussion board.

http://boards.fool.com/xfinity-would-have-notified-you-soone...

Concerns about some of the come on sales pitches are fairly common in Fooldom. That is a frequent subject on the Ask a Foolish Question discussion board. Some do find them irritating, many want to know specifics of some stock with great promise. Most can be ignored. (But the fees you pay does keep TMF running and free to many posting on these boards.)

Again welcome to TMF. Ask away if you have questions. We wish you the best with your investment choices.
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