by Mike Masnick

Extortion By Yahoo Message Board?

from the seems-pretty-pointless dept

It's always surprising when we hear about a company getting upset about some anonymous posts on a random stock message board -- because you would think, by now, everyone knows not to pay much attention to the posters on those boards. However, as alarm:clock notes, one company found their stock board troll wasn't just persistent and annoying, but actually tried to extort money and stock from the company in order to get him to go away. Of course, the only thing he got out of the company appears to be a lawsuit.

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Jun 2006 @ 2:28pm

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    "These Days"? Oh yeah, I forgot. In the beginning, when Microsoft first invented operating systems, you had no choice because that was all there was. But these days you can choose one of the cheap imitations that have come along if you really want to.

    Get real. In many situations you have no real choice because someone else is mandating that you use Microsoft products.

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