Monday, June 16, 2008

Rabid Raser Tech Bulls Push Yahoo! to Ban 10Q Detective

The rabid stockholders of Raser Technologies (RZ-$9.60) are mounting a campaign to stifle our First Amendment right by lobbying Yahoo! Inc to deny the 10Q Detective access to its Finance Message Boards.

"It has come to our attention that you may have violated the TOS (
Terms of Service)," said an anonymous Email received by the 10Q Detective on Sunday. “Pursuant to the TOS, Yahoo! reserves the right to terminate your account in the event that, among other things, Yahoo! believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS."

Of interest, the anonymous (gutless) Email did not reference specific violations.

Did the 10Q Detective post content that was abusive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable? Offensive, no—unless the readers prefer idle gossip to empirical-grounded data.

Did the 10Q Detective falsely state or otherwise misrepresent its affiliation with a person or entity? Contrary to countless allegations by our detractors, the 10Q Detective has never worked for Jim "Mad Money" Cramer or any third party looking to short Raser Technologies common stock.

Did the 10Q Detective upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringed any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party? No. But if Yahoo! prefers to get technical, its message boards often violate the copyright protection afforded the 10Q Detective, for we often find our postings uploaded to its Message Boards without our prior written permission!

Does the 10Q Detective disrupt the normal flow of dialogue on the Message Boards? Yes! If one assumes that those long the geothermal stock wish to engage in Al-Anon support-like talk on many of their threads, absent fact-based information.

"Kum Ba Yah!"

What’s next, getting together to do 'trust falls' in each other’s arms?

And, speaking of 'Full-Disclosure,' would Yahoo! ever have disclosed the employee severance issue that derailed the Microsoft bid if it were not for shareholder litigation?

Editor David J. Phillips does not hold a financial interest in any stocks mentioned in this article. The 10Q Detective has a Full Disclosure Policy.


Anonymous said...


GIVE IT TO THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

George said...

Fat Pitch Financials support your plight to not be silenced on Yahoo! Finance's message boards. I just let me readers know about your issue with Raser shareholders and Yahoo.

Michael Goode said...

David - Yahoo! banning you would not "stifle our First Amendment right"; the first amendment only applies to government restrictions on speech. That being said, Yahooligans are a bunch of morons and Yahoo! doesn't even bother to police blatantly defamatory of threatening language on its boards.

David J. Phillips said...


In a strict constitutionalist sense you are correct. Albeit, in the last fifty years there has been a trend in U.S. jurisprudence away from the strict government requirement, and into the application of First Amendment principles when private parties are involved, including public companies.