The head cheerleader is missing after the stock gets crushed. You sucked a bunch of longs into this mess at much higher prices and now you disappear? Really??
Perhaps there was nothing new or relevant to post. Perhaps he had no time to sift through the the endless noise of longs capitulating as shorts shook the tree. Perhaps he had better things to do than get caught up in the lunacy that transpired on this MB yesterday.
If you need Al Podell (who by the way, is a real person) to hold your hand, than perhaps you should sell your shares. I can tell you that sooner or later nothing of real relevance will be posted here. All the whining and negative speculation is fodder for the shorts.
In my opinion, yesterday was orchestrated. Apple didn't file a competing patent, and if they did it would take them years to get it approved. There's a ton of short money on this stock getting hammered, not just the bottom feeders you see posting here. They post and repost the Street's opinion and other unfounded rumors, and watch you squirm.
I don't know Al. In fact, I'm new to posting on this board, and I don't mean to indict anyone since I don't know anyone here. But I'll tell you a little story. About ten years ago I was involved with a small stock, and the yahoo board all seemed to be friends, and everyone knew each other (it seemed). The stock was taking off. We planned a yahoo board get-together in Houston. We were all rich, it seemed.... Until the floor fell out. Why did the floor fall out? Turns out, our most trusted board member (the guy who knew the most, set things up, put us at ease, etc.. claimed he was a fomer stock exchange seat member, knew his stuff) SOLD at the absolute high (netted we think about $3 million), then turned the tide on everyone and said how overbought the thing was, and profited on the downside, too.. C'est la vie. Again, I do not know Al. Do you? I don't mean to impune someone I don't know, but Trust No One. No one is looking after YOUR money. They simply want it.