"Which — of course — could mean I am completely wrong on both assumptions.
Maybe OTCM is just turning them Pink so old bag holders have a chance to exit after being grey for over a decade."
I would say both theories are way off.
First almost all these have been zombie stocks with all the money gone and losers have written them off and most brokers
have cleaned the dead tickers out. Any pressure would/may come from more recent promotional groups trying new angles to sell dead crap, like made up custodial plays.
No ones pressuring otcm to do anything. Unfortunately. otcm is the one trying to change things with the questionable 'expert exchange'. The otcm guy looked at the tons of stock sitting there and figured he can come up with a new tier to get those stocks using his service.
And old bag holders? Again by the years gone by, the stock is worthless and the .0002 move won't give any bag holder 1/100th of what they lost.
And the otcm don't care about bag holders, or scam tickers at all. They just keep churning ideas to make more money charging for the service. NONE of the tiers, even the 'top' otcm tier means a hill of beans. It's all about what fees they can charge. You don't pay your fee, you're done in a day. The otcm stop sign is ONLY because the company didn't pay their fees to display the ticker on otcm. A pink sheet shit company doesn't have to do anything technically except pay the fees back to get it restored. Otcm makes noise that it wants accountable info yet doesn't vet anything.
And stop sneaking all your promo stock into your posts when they aren't really a viable topic of the post. It's obvious and nauseating.