You are certainly correct that BAC’s message board is quite different. It does allow accessing the latest post for a particular topic. This seems to indicate that the companies influence the design of the message boards. In other words, in the case of SLW, SLW doesn’t have the interest that BAC has in seeing to it that its message board is well designed in order to attract investors to learn about the trading in their shares. The poor design of other message boards that look much the same as SLW’s seems to indicate that Yahoo has provided a cut rate spot without the improvements of the BAC m/b, and that possibly BAC has paid something extra for their Yahoo message board.