Rejecting the name-calling free-for-all that the original “Greedy Associates” Internet message board has become, a pair of clubs have sprouted on-line that aspire to more intelligent discourse on subjects of interest to both partners and associates.

The “Real GAs” and “Distressed Partners” Yahoo! clubs began in the last two months as a direct response to the deterioration of conversation on the nine-month-old “Greedy Associates” board, where postings have become increasingly puerile in recent months, according to some.