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  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    For clarity, I should note that there was not sufficient evidence provided in any of these cases for us to remove the articles.

    If there are material inaccuracies unearthed in any dispute, on this or any other topic, our process is that we do remove articles and leave a note to readers telling them the article is no longer available do to an error of fact.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    Aug 26 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    Hi, I just wanted to weigh in here quickly.

    Energy Trader, you're right, we did receive and review the disputes you have filed on several bearish articles on EXAS, going back to July 2013, and I have reviewed them again tonight. At the time of these disputes, we reviewed the information provided and addressed them promptly, and shared our findings with you.

    As per our dispute policy [seekingalpha.com/page... we did in fact offer you the opportunity to prepare a rebuttal, as robust discussion of both sides is SA at its best.

    In fact, allow me to invite you to share your thoughts on EXAS again. Given the success the company has enjoyed recently, and your long history with the company and the current management, we'd be more than happy to publish your insights as to what might lie ahead.

    Finally, I did receive your most recent dispute today, and I will address that this evening.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    Aug 26 08:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Wrong To Take A Position In A Stock And Then Write About It On Seeking Alpha? [View article]
    Rich,

    This is an inherent challenge, and one we keep trying to get right. The really good writers are able to balance their argument clearly. The challenge we encounter is that instilling the risk to the thesis has to mean something. On a short article, the risks are generally pretty clear. IE, if the author is wrong about the catalysts, the stock is going to go higher. It's harder than it seems on long articles to similarly show that risk. If someone has the conviction of their analysis, they often legitimately struggle to articulate that risk without reciting a standard-sounding boilerplate.

    In sum, this is something we struggle with in editorial, finding the right balance, and if you have suggestions on what would meet your described expectation, I'd love to hear it either here or via DM. I'm the first to admit we're not perfect, but some of our best innovations have been the product of community discussion like this, so please keep in touch.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    Aug 7 06:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Wrong To Take A Position In A Stock And Then Write About It On Seeking Alpha? [View article]
    Ryandan and CWMF (if I may abbreviate),

    You touch on an issue here that Critical Investor has mentioned above too, in that the editors have to police a broad swath of coverage. We have a fairly large team of editors reviewing submissions, and I think this is a good time to share that we have systems in place to prevent and identify spam, or topic trolling. I'll spare you the details, but every editor has immediate access to the pertinent details of a writer's history. Also we have introduced dedicated editors to four primary topic areas -- biotech, tech, dividends & income and ETFs & Financials -- and as Critical Investor notes, that has been a boon to these areas and prevented abuse.

    However, the balance here is when someone is expert on a topic. We never want to prevent them from sharing their insights. Many times, readers that don't like the angle taken see this as abusive, but from our perspective, someone that has a unique level of expertise should be able to share it, and then defend it against our very active community of commenters. You all suss out pretenders very effectively, and we are able to track that too.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    Aug 7 06:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An End To Our Relationship With Yahoo, A New Era For Equity Research [View article]
    Thanks Chris!

    Larry, I'll take that under consideration, as you do raise a good point.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    Jul 31 09:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An End To Our Relationship With Yahoo, A New Era For Equity Research [View article]
    Hi Rich,

    Just one point of clarity here on our recruitment policies. We've encouraged people to submit articles on topics of interest, but we haven't ever accepted all articles. We do our best to maintain the best level of conversation we can on the site, and to present all sides of the conversation.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    Jul 29 03:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An End To Our Relationship With Yahoo, A New Era For Equity Research [View article]
    Hi, We have two options for you there. The first is that you can maintain your portfolio, and receive real-time alerts on all your stocks from there. And we recently introduced author alerts, where you can subscribe to receive alerts from some of your favorite writers.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    Jul 25 12:32 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NQ: You Can't Fool All Of The People All Of The Time [View article]
    Due to an editorial error at Seeking Alpha the disclosure was not included at the time of publication. The disclosure has now been added.
    Apr 15 04:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: More Likely To Plummet Than To Soar [View article]
    The timing has been clarified.
    Jan 31 09:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Week That Icahn Bought Apple [View article]
    You're very welcome.
    Aug 18 08:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Week That Icahn Bought Apple [View article]
    My pleasure.
    Aug 18 08:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Week That Icahn Bought Apple [View article]
    Thanks Kyle, I saw that, nice piece.
    Aug 18 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What We're Doing To Stop Stock Price Manipulation, And How You Can Help Us [View article]
    Hi CassandraSees,

    In fact, we just had a contributor identify a promotion that had gotten through the filter and were able to address it. Many of you have said kind things about us, allow me to take a moment to say how fantastic our readers are in supporting us. Thank you all.

    GBM
    May 30 01:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What We're Doing To Stop Stock Price Manipulation, And How You Can Help Us [View article]
    Microman,

    Thanks for the comment and giving me the chance to reinforce that we are NOT abandoning coverage of micro-cap stocks.

    We will continue to welcome deep, focused coverage of these companies. Just today we have published focus articles on CLSN by Quoth The Raven, who has done great work on this name all year, WIRX by David Pinsen and Michael Goode alerted readers to a potential risk in XUII.OB.

    We are working hard to stop what I think of as endorsement by association, where a questionable stock gets grouped with a larger, potentially more legitimate name and is given the same credibility.

    You're not the first person to misunderstand the intention of my note, and even editors need editors, so can you share an idea on how I can make that very clear?

    Thanks,
    GBM
    May 29 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What We're Doing To Stop Stock Price Manipulation, And How You Can Help Us [View article]
    Hi Ryan,

    Maybe you didn't receive my email to you, but I had a couple questions for you on this situation. If you can take a look and shoot me an email at george@seekingalpha.com I'll be happy to look into it promptly.

    Thanks,
    GBM
    May 29 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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