Second, YottaBid is one of the few penny-auction sites with user forums. Now, I suspect that user forums are a bad, bad idea. They're an open invitation for bluffing ("I have loaded 1000 bids into the automatic bid-bot!"), collusion ("Bob, if you don't bid against me on this auction, I'll won't bid against you."), and other misbehavior.
But the fact that YottaBid is doing something that isn't in YottaBid's own best interest doesn't mean they're not fun to watch.
Until today (or recently -- again, I only noticed today). You go to their site and all there is is:
We currently have no auctions posted as we evaluate the type of format we will have in the future. Until then, please feel free to comment in our forum at this link, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgNot good news. Either the message is the truth, and the YottaBid management is completely dazed by whatever is going on in their corporate life, which is bad; or the message is not the truth, and YottaBid management is just lying to us. Two bad choices.