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Longstanding investor in Looksmart (and a 69 yr old ex-tradesman), who has a passionate interest in the problems of newspapers along with their success in all their monetisation attempts made, on the web. For the "times are indeed, a changin", I feel. [17th of Aug, 2011 - Print media... More
  • Yahoo Back to CENSORSHIP of Posts on Yahoo Finance Chat Boards 21 comments
    Jun 19, 2011 6:55 PM
    Yahoo! Finance appear to be blocking posts of mine (once again), over on it's Yahoo Finance LOOK board.

    My last post made (on 19th July - 05:51am) reveals some interesting findings. My (this, following) post is clearly recorded (by Yahoo) in the "List in Topics" register, as is shown here. [View all Topics]

    Looksmart's Performance based Advertising to over-come FTC Privacy Iss...
    by seekingthetruth93 [ 6-Mar-11 11:18 pm]
    Not rated 10 19-Jun-11 05:51 am


    But is no where to be found within the list of replies, as shown:

    Readers (including myself) are unable to locate my post made, in the other format available. (Check it),  List as Individual Messages

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    $15 Stock by end of year
    by juiceman1189 [19-Jun-11 06:25 am]
    Not rated 1 19-Jun-11 08:53 am
    by oerhomenos
    Looksmart's Performance based Advertising to over-come FTC Privacy Iss...
    by seekingthetruth93 [ 6-Mar-11 11:18 pm]
    Not rated 10 19-Jun-11 05:51 am
    by seekingthetruth93...


    When clicking on my "View Messages" (below my alias/name), the last post recorded there, is shown as being back on 31-Mar-11 01:04 pm.

    [Surprise, surprise! This area is  now "back to normal"!

    But where the F is my post? - Unbelievable Yahoo! - Oh that's right - By clicking on the 19-Jun-11 05:51 am date, you will find that:

    Error: This message has been deleted]

    It's all so sad. - Yahoo have big 'internal' problems, no doubt. - - Other shareholders of LOOK can hardly make a reply to a post made, IF they are NOT getting the initial post, to read! With my posts being blocked (once again by Yahoo), from others getting to be able to read them.

    My post:

    A reminder (once again) that Looksmart's CEO Jean-Yves (from within the CC, following the Q1 2011 Report), has told the market:

    "We are now proposing the CPA or cost per action and CPV (or, cost per visit) model to our impression customers, who are [re?-] targeting new visitors to their sites.

    We are able to select the right traffic in real time and deliver it at a guaranteed cost per visit recorded on their site rather than a traditional CPC basis."

    "We are exclusively targeting direct advertisers and their agencies operating outside of the [Tier One?] search engines."


    It become even more interesting (clearer?) when reading the following announcement, as it is one that specifically relates to performance based marketing.

    < Media Breakaway, LLC, a pioneer in the performance-based marketing industry, announced the launch of today.

    This new domain parking solution will revolutionize the domain parking industry by taking domains beyond traditional PPC monetization methods.

    < "The team has been able to develop a premier tracking and reporting system which provides clients with current click, impression, revenue and RPM statistics.

    Some clients are seeing up to $150 RPM on their domains which are monetized with a combination of CPC, CPA and CPV offers.

    The program is currently accepting all types of domains including top level, premium and adult domains and specializes in domains with less than $20 RPM that are currently generating less than $0.25 per click

    < "[The Team] is able to optimize on all traffic from international countries which is the key to increased RPM for their clients.">

    Get the picture?

    Much has been posted here on Yahoo's (for a number of years now), blatant CENSORSHIP of my posts to the LOOK board. I wonder why they do this? No need to be an Einstein, to work that answer out.

    SHAME on Yahoo once again.


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  • Author’s reply » .
    Ongoing CENSORSHIP (by Yahoo) over on it's Looksmart (LOOK) board is an absolute DISGRACE Folkz!



    19 Jun 2011, 07:08 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » .
    Oh that's right - By clicking on the 19-Jun-11 05:51 am date, you will find that:


    View all Topics | View all Messages < Newer Topic | Older Topic >
    Error: This message has been deleted]


    Oh, it's now been, "officially" DELETED!!!!!!!



    Whilst the heavy accumulation of shares in Looksmart (LOOK) is so understandable, the assistance given to the "accumulators" (by Yahoo) is a complete conspiracy and should be seriously dealt with, by the SEC.


    But (no doubt), it won't be! How sad.


    19 Jun 2011, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • Yahoo is engaged in censoring pro-democratic posts right now in its news comment section of the following article with many posters reacting to the censorship. The article = AP-GfK Poll: People divided on looming debt crisis
    25 Jun 2011, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I think this is so sad in the "Land of the Free".
    26 Jun 2011, 05:48 PM Reply Like
  • No more, used to be free!
    18 Dec 2012, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » .
    Many must (by now) agree with you captyves, sadly. - We sure have so much "evil" in our world today-that should be held accountable before it goes much further down the road, they have set for all.


    And it is such a sad story ....Other States will quickly follow.


    "[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck," Stovall said. "If you're out walking, we're going to stop you, ask why you're out walking, check for your ID."



    And people can't see this?




    19 Dec 2012, 11:59 PM Reply Like
  • I had the same problem with Yahoo finance boards. WTF!
    8 Aug 2011, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • o what can you do ?
    o 1- after sending your comments ,refresh your page .(by F5) to ensure your comments have appeared!
    o 2- if they have disappeared ... you can use some symbols between your special words , symbols like /// --- !!! ?? and so on .....
    o 3-if you don't succeed ... try to send your comment sentence by sentence or even word by word ... like my these comments !
    o 4- maybe you can send your comments by some tricks but dont sure you can send it in that format again!
    28 Jan 2012, 09:04 PM Reply Like
  • hi
    when you send one comment in yahoo ,it will appear instantly in your page ! and you think it will appear in other commenters page ...but this is only a Trick !
    when you refresh your page you see your comments have disappeared! and other commenters have never seen your comments .
    what can you do ?
    1- after sending your comments ,refresh your page .(by F5) to ensure your comments have appeared!
    2- if they have disappeared ... you can use some symbols between your special words , symbols like /// --- !!! ?? and so on .....
    3-if you don't succeed ... try to send your comment sentence by sentence or even word by word ... like my these comments !
    4- maybe you can send your comments by some tricks but dont sure you can send it in that format again!
    28 Jan 2012, 09:05 PM Reply Like
  • I have been posting to the Apple message board in Yahoo Finance. All of my posts are respectful and informative. Yesterday, 4/28/12, I noticed that my posts are not showing up at all. I went so far as to create a brand new yahoo user ID and tried to post again. Any post attempted using the new Yahoo ID did not show up in any Yahoo message board I tried to post in. This suggests that yahoo is blocking posts that are coming from my IP address, although I can't be 100% certain. I sent an email to Yahoo Customer Care which sent an auto-reply that my question will be answered within 24 hours.


    The only thing I can possibly think of is that members who have opposing opinions have been clicking on the "Report Abuse" link on all of my posts. Perhaps this is what has caused Yahoo to block my posts.


    I am very disappointed that Yahoo would intentionally block my messages.
    30 Apr 2012, 04:47 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » .
    I had initially wrote of a technology called "Feeva" back in July, 2010.



    In my next (July 28th) instapost "Is Yahoo! Trialing a "Tokyo Rose" type Capability?" And, I had many times even suggested malfeasance was rife within Yahoo Finance.


    In checking my above posted example it's clear (now) that the 'open/shut' gateway has been 're-opened' (or, at least to me) and the posts made at the time, are now viewable.


    Technology can result (and does provide) amazing progress in our world, but at the same time (when in the wrong hands), 'greed and corruption' can be proven to have brought down the largest of enterprises. -- I'm afraid to say it but will, that this does now include USA Corp who want to continue down a road that has no return, I feel.


    Just my opinion, of course.
    30 Apr 2012, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • I've had a similar problem--my own posts sometimes don't make it, but not that often. The problem I have is that from time to time I can't hit "View Messages" and see the latest posts of a particular poster I like very much (the man's value picks have been solid). So for days at a time I can't see his posts.


    What I can do to find them is visit the boards for stocks I know he follows and find his posts that way. That's hit or miss though and I'm more interested in new stocks he discusses than in the old ones he's discussed before....although the latter are important too because he may have discovered something new about them.


    Experience shows that after a week or two access to his posts comes back, but the blackout period is maddening. I've written to Yahoo help about this, but they thank me nicely and don't address the problem.
    2 May 2012, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Thanks you for contributing to the 'thoughts' on what is a systematic problem at Yahoo Finance and I feel it is one that's been a part of the 'Yahoo culture' for some time now, it would seem.


    But what hope do 'punters' have, when the CEO (himself) has now been 'found out', to be a LIAR?



    I guess Yahoo's 'next move' will be what I believe has recently done to me. - That is to simply ban the IP address of any person they may deem as being, a 'troublemaker'?



    What a mess these cheats are causing to our wonderful world.


    3 May 2012, 07:18 PM Reply Like
  • You aren't living in the land of the free - you think you have a democracy but you don't. You don't have any experience of what a real democracy is - you are far removed from what Europe has and have no idea about these things. USA is such a big country that noone ever has to learn about the world - you are an example.


    There is a big world out there, and you have zero idea of what it is like. When was the last time you spent a weekend in France (not Paris) or Manchester, or Bussels, or Dubai, or Singapore.


    You probably holiday in USA - good old US of A.


    Your world is tiny, your mind is tiny - I have no respect for that. Over here in the UK we experience all our country and then visit a whole host of countries and broaden our minds.


    The recent posting by the Looksmart board means that the PEEK offer is going to take over the business and then it will be shut down.


    Only a moron can see otherwise.
    21 Dec 2012, 08:45 PM Reply Like
  • And I hate to say it but you my friend are a small minded moron.
    21 Dec 2012, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • Have you popped over to France recently to speak their language and learn their culture, or maybe taken a tour of Germany or Switzerland, or greeted guys in the middle east with a "Salam Alaykum" and really socialised?


    I hate to say it but I bet you haven't.


    If you have done something other than stay in USA then fair enough - but I bet you haven't.
    21 Dec 2012, 08:53 PM Reply Like
  • You will probably be either Irish, English, Italian, or Dutch - when was the last time you went back to your home country?


    Never? Or now and again?


    Either way - you probably never put the effort in to trace your history.
    21 Dec 2012, 08:59 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » .
    Season's Greetings swanson1 .... I am glad to hear that you are well traveled. I do wish I could do the same, but that's not the case. .... But I have traveled much of Australia and explored and lived for periods of time in both New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, including up in the highlands


    It's seems that, whilst you have read the announcement, you clearly haven't read the Filings that were released at the same time. Should you do so, you will become aware of the fact that 'That Poison Pill' is still (very much) hanging over PEEK's head. - - That can be enacted should Looksmart ever feel like doing so.


    Good to hear that all is well for you over there in Pommy-land. Oh, and Michael Clarke and his boys will soon be upon you. Watch out!
    21 Dec 2012, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • You know what - the more obnoxious I get the better you get!


    I am completely out of order with my last comments but you have been really great - I can only apologise for being so negative.


    Happy holidays to you - genuinely hope you have a good one!
    28 Dec 2012, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • Check out the Renesola message board at yahoo. Every message besides those from one insane poster called ylies541 have been wiped out for the last 5-6 weeks. Brazen as heck.


    Today I had a message deleted repeatedly which metely linked to yahoo's own data on "major holders" (institutional investors) of SOL. I'd post it, they would delete it. I'd post it again, they'd delete it. Eventually they blocked my ability to even post. That is fraud and there is nothing I posted that violates in any way the TOS.
    26 Jan 2013, 01:39 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » .
    Hi boredwithcoincidence.


    Try posting it, as such: (Copy and paste it in your post, as follows.)




    Yahoo are not permitting any posting of "live" Links, even their own.


    It's crazy. But it's likely an engineer's answer to a problem (spamming), rather than that of a marketer.


    Yahoo appears to have been 'dominated' by "engineers" and with Marissa Mayer's recent (her) getting rid of Shashi Seth .... could just be a start to an improvement - on the "corrupt" practices, that we've come to know of, on Yahoo Finance.


    We can only hope so.

    26 Jan 2013, 11:12 PM Reply Like
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