I think it was all the stuff about Mt. Weather which isn't that secret.
I would believe the more worried messages about things being quietly
deleted if strange things did not seem to be happening to a lot of the
yahoo groups I am subscribed to and ssome of them deal with no very
secret or scary things. I know Yahoo can be a pain and alas the switch
of many people who are starting groups of people discussing a particular
subject from the free-wheeling, with all of its fame fests and SPAM,
Usenet to Yahoo with its Moderator=dictator and its when push come to
shove "your group exists at our good pleasure" might have not been the
best one in the long run.
Having been a system administrator who has had his share of "oh whoops"
moments during a whole bunch of projects which I now call past lives I
can understand what sort of happens. One copies what thinks is the
number of the last message and one is off by 50 and whoops! I have done
this when editing list of documents on a system. Luckily it was
primarily used by myself and few others and I had an archive. So I was
able to fix things. But even with only 10 people working on the thing
besides me it was embarassing. If it had been something sensitive I am
sure I would have been called to task for it. I know how easy it is to
"accidemtally forget and I suppose some people do use that excuse but
that's not nice. Again had it happened just here I would be very
suspicious, but just here in yahooland well large systems....are hard to
keep up and maintain.
Michael Harpe wrote:
> OK, not to pour gasoline on this but what did the messages in question
> with? I haven't seen anything go by that looked sensitive at all.
> Remember that we get this service for free and you get what you pay for. I
> don't think this is anything malicious. Just simple incompetence or
> If we want to keep everything and have accountability and auditability
> then we
> need to start our own server. Any volunteers?
> Mike Harpe.
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