|Rahodeb name still available on WebmasterWorld|
| 3:26 am on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
ah human nature....
Whole Foods Executive Used Alias
Using the pseudonym Rahodeb — a variation of Deborah, his wife’s name — Mr. Mackey typed out more than 1,100 entries on Yahoo Finance’s bulletin board over a seven-year period, championing his company’s stock and occasionally blasting a rival, Wild Oats Markets. The story was first disclosed on The Wall Street Journal’s Web site last night.
Responding to a posting on March 28, 2006, Rahodeb wrote: “OATS has lost their way and no longer has a sense of mission or even a well-thought-out theory of the business. They lack a viable business model that they can replicate. They are floundering around hoping to find a viable strategy that may stop their erosion. Problem is that they lack the time and the capital now.”
"“I like Mackey’s haircut. I think he looks cute!” Rahodeb wrote on April 28, 2000."
"..In comparison, Mackey looks like a model for Brooks Brothers!”
| 1:34 pm on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
He's not the first, of course. A journalist for a political magazine got caught praising his own logic on these message boards.
We should do that here, only be open about it.
|Weeks logic and wit again impresses me. What a guy. Reading Weeks' stuff is the number one reason I visit WW. |
| 1:40 pm on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
This was on NPR yesterday while I was driving home - apparently when he signed off the message board for good, he gave props to two other posters that had figured out who he was.
On a related note, Whole Foods has some great stuff, but their prices are ridiculously out of line for most items.
| 3:00 pm on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I try not to praise MSFT that much myself, and any "Ballmer" reference is removed from my profile but you never know. Some people are clever and might figure it out.
| 6:07 pm on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|I try not to praise MSFT that much myself, and any "Ballmer" reference is removed from my profile but you never know. Some people are clever and might figure it out. |
Not recommending the Zunes MP3 player was wise, too. That would have been a real give away.
| 9:16 pm on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Walkman-IMPERSONATOR! I challenge you to a chair fight!
| 2:25 pm on Jul 16, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I lurk at WebmasterWorld solely for the pleasure of reading posts by httpwebwitch. I'm such a fan, I have modeled my own alias (and life) after his. What a swell guy, handsome, intelligent, well-mannered, and very popular with the ladies, so I hear.
| 2:26 pm on Jul 16, 2007 (gmt 0)|
gosh ww, thanks. that's so flattering.