I have noticed that Yahoo message boards have not been started for many of the newer issues. Im beginning to think that Yahoo has started to quietly withdraw from the message board game. I have always wondered if these message boards have any effect today. By reading these message boards, you find that there is many a person who seem to have a career on the Yahoo message boards. When a negative (or positive) post is placed up on there, instantly you will get a response back of some type to challenge your position. These people seem to believe that the stock is influenced by unkind posts. My opinion is that its a good idea for Yahoo to distance themselves from the message board model. How can Yahoo believe that these message boards help their image? You log in to find lots of profane remarks and two-bit stock hacks pumping (or distorting) a stock.