Yahoo's Covert Operations
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As a follow-up to my former blogged article entitled Damage Control Kicks Into High Gear, Sanjay attempted to clarify why the Sathya Sai Baba Discussion Club (SSBDC) was not allowing members to view past archived posts. Sanjay said:
"the message archives were set to 'moderator view only' because, as I explained to Kristijan, testing was going on with some newly-introduced features of YahooGroups. The testing was completed several days ago and the message archives were restored only YESTERDAY. That it supposedly took place 'one hour after Moreno's post' is nothing but pure coincidence."
Needless to say, the alleged "newly introduced features of Yahoo Groups" did not affect any other Yahoo group. I belong to 8 groups and none of them deactivated the archived posts because of alleged "newly introduced features on Yahoo Groups". Furthermore, the SSBDC was not updated with any "newly introducted features", whatsoever! Why the archived posts were deactivated was never mentioned or discussed on the SSBDC Yahoo Group although "Bronwyn" specifically enquired about it:
Nov 30, 2006 (Post #7024): Bronwyn:
Is there a problem on this board? Archived messages are not viewable and there is no way to reply to individual posts ....
"Bronwyn" never received a response to her question although Sanjay was active on the board at that time.
Sanjay also said that although the alleged "testing" had been completed "several days ago", the post archives were restored only on December 4th 2006. This comment proves that Sanjay deactived the viewing of the archived posts and left it deactivated even after the alleged "testing" phase was over. By an amazing coincidence, Sanjay decided to re-activate the archived posts one hour after I posted my article exposing his shabby attempts at damage control.
This reminds me of Sanjay's Yahoo Photo Album Lie, in which he claimed that his Yahoo Photo Album was not visible because:
"Yahoo decide to modify their policies and make Photo folders available to the public only if the Yahoo user has paid for premium access."
Of course, this was a blantant lie and I promptly exposed it by creating my own publicly accessible Yahoo Photo Album. Sanjay immediately flip-flopped about Yahoo modifying their policies and claimed that his Yahoo Photo Album was publicly accessible without having to pay "premium access" to view it. Then, after leaving his Yahoo Photo Album up for a couple of days, Sanjay deactivated it again.
Isn't it strange that Yahoo is allegedly engaging in all these covert "modifications" and "testings" that only seem to affect Sanjay? The truth of the matter is that Yahoo is not engaging in any covert "modifications" or "testings". Sanjay is lying through his teeth and seems to think that if he tells a seemingly credible lie, he can get away with it. Fortunately, people are not as dumb as Sanjay thinks they are.