The purloined credibility...
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I have not altogether decided to crank the blog up again as I have always intended it to be a snapshot for reference as we look in hindsight.
However, an event occured recently that underscores suspicions we VCSY longs have had for quite some time extending back more than five years.
This event cries out for a resolution as it calls into question the validity of many many posts made on Raging Bull that appear to be the work of payed posters who have access to the Lycos system to manipulate posts.
As you can imagine, this causes the average poster to view the message board system and the Lycos/Raging Bull company in a very suspicious light given the magnitude of abusive posts defaming the VCSY company, its management, the stock and those who own the stock.
As per the disclaimer here, this blog is in no way connected with VCSY or any of its principals or operations or any associates. It is the sole work of myself posting here as rastamafoo.
A poster on the VCSY message board at Raging Bull managed to make a post, delete it as unsatisfactory (for some reason) then he posted again, replacing the original post #200328. The problem here is that an oridinary poster on Raging Bull is not supposed to have the ability to delete posts.
Here is the evidence copied from the original posts:
|Msg. 200328 of 200328|
(This msg. is a reply to 200319 by divrjes.)
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|divrjes, You are so full of it.... ther is nothing HAPPEN!! |
(Voluntary Disclosure: Position- Long; ST Rating- Hold; LT Rating- Hold)
This is the post that took the place of 200328
|Msg. 200328 of 200328|
(This msg. is a reply to 200326 by stillwtr19.)
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|Still, I'll answer your question when you and the pumper sqwad answer mine? |
It would help to know the question first!
(Voluntary Disclosure: Position- Long; ST Rating- Buy; LT Rating- Buy)
I would think the easy thing for the poster to do at the time would be to claim it as a "technical glitch" as was the usual "explanation" these suspected connected posters would make. But, apparently caught off-guard, "rheemer1" made a fantastic claim that the posts were somehow "faked".
That seems to be his story and he's sticking to it, although an associate of his claims it to be a simple case of the first post being "TOSsed" meaning a result of a reported violation of the Terms Of Service (TOS) for the board.
Notice the posts are three minutes apart. A TOS violation report must first be made by a reader and the RB Moderator must read that report and respond by reviewing the reported post and deciding whether to take action or not. Three minutes is a very short period of time indeed. Plus, if you will read the first post, you will notice there is nothing in the post to violate the TOS. This means the Raging Bull Moderator for the VCSY board would have no actionable reason to TOSs the post.
The associate would have a reasonable point except for the time involved and the fact that the post does not constitute a TOS violation. Take that in light of the fact rheemer1 claims the post is "faked" by someone who wants to embarass him and the episode takes on a three stooges act.
HOWEVER, this is one of a large number of examples of deleted posts which, by studying copies of the posts made before they were deleted, indicate certain posters are able to make outlandish comments about VCSY with indicated impunity, then remove the posts when complaints arise.
In some situations many selected posts of particular poster names are deleted.
This facility would serve a planted poster with an agenda to damage conversation about the company well. We VCSY longs apparently now have direct evidence this sort of thing can be done.
That raises large concerns about the trustworthiness of a message forum like Raging Bull and the VCSY board on Raging Bull specifically.
I will attempt to keep the reader updated on the progress of this situation as several VCSY longs have forewarded the above examples of the post and their various complaints to the Raging Bull parent company and VCSY principals.
I think the following post by a VCSY long states the issue well for the general long attitude:
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PS - I apologize for the distorted dimensions of the posts as pasted. This blog site interprets the HTML as copied from Raging Bull pages in an odd way, but, I chose not to modify the post to demonstrate to the user this is a true cut and paste from Raging Bull.
Of course, rheemer1 claims the first item was a total fabrications and it is up to the reader to believe as they may choose. Discovery into the Raging Bull archival system will indicate what actually happened.
Posted by Portuno Diamo
at 8:11 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 19 October 2007 8:17 AM EDT