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What Do You Think Of The New Yahoo Homepage?  
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1640 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

First was the all new Yahoo Mail, and now their homepage. Looks like Yahoo don't believe in the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"!

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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Yahoo is still in business?

Signed,
98% of the internet



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Yahoo is still in business?

Signed,
98% of the internet

Am I one of the last people with a Yahoo email? I only keep it because I've had it since 1999.
Their news stories are a joke.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12973 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Am I one of the last people with a Yahoo email? I only keep it because I've had it since 1999.

Yes, and Yahoo has the nice property that you can use POP to download all your email to your PC. Seems people don't know that US law says any mail sitting around for more than 6 months is considered 'abandoned' and thus they can do pretty much what they want with it.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Their news stories are a joke.

One of their best features, IMHO. Simple interface, points to "just the facts" context from AP, Reuters, etc instead of lots of opinionated sh*t found at more partisan web sites.



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User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 6963 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

I have a yahoo email that is still in use for a few things like some forum notifications (not this one). I have never used the home page though, as I'm a big believer in POP and have more than 10 email accounts that I access with one software.


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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Am I one of the last people with a Yahoo email?

I have a Yahoo email account also. My gmail account is my primary account and the only people with my email address are those who I give it to. Everyone else gets my yahoo email address. So far, it has worked for me.


User currently onlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Yahoo! has been my homepage for well over a decade. I like it (as a whole site, not just the homepage) a lot and have several e-mail accounts with them for various purposes.

That said, I think this topic is really referring to the RE-rollout of the Yahoo! homepage. They toyed with this a few months ago, stopped it suddenly, and have just reintroduced it. It's easily one of their worst builds over the last 10 years. I dislike it a lot, but it's much better than it's original form a few months back (as hard as that is to believe).

It's not so bad that I'll change. I'll just deal with it for now.



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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2616 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Can't stand it - Why they changed it is beyond me. Hopefully they'll come to their senses and go back. It's the internet version of "New Coke"

User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
Yes, and Yahoo has the nice property that you can use POP to download all your email to your PC. Seems people don't know that US law says any mail sitting around for more than 6 months is considered 'abandoned' and thus they can do pretty much what they want with it.

6 months... as soon as you have opened it is open access. And while POP3 often default to downloading messages it isn't a given and not the only way to do it.

As to the home page. I have not been there in so long I can't say what is different but I find it overloaded and reminds me of the type of pages created many years ago.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
US law says any mail sitting around for more than 6 months is considered 'abandoned' and thus they can do pretty much what they want with it.

What if the origin of the email is from another country? What if my email is no longer based in the US?

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
One of their best features, IMHO. Simple interface, points to "just the facts" context from AP, Reuters, etc instead of lots of opinionated sh*t found at more partisan web sites.

You believe that?
WOW!



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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
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I still have my yahoo email account. I liked the previous email version and then one day I opened up my email and found the new format, no warning, no nothing! I don't like it nor do I like the new homepage. Nothing like having something rammed down your throat!

You know the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."



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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

What is a Yahoo?   


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User currently offlinerwsea From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):

First was the all new Yahoo Mail, and now their homepage. Looks like Yahoo don't believe in the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"!

Given the company's declining market position and increasing irrelevance compared to competitors, I would say that it was definitely broken.


User currently offlinetxjim From United States of America, joined May 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

The latest roll-out finally pushed me over the edge of using news.google.com as my homepage. The original advantage of Yahoo (and something they presented as their advantage several years ago) was the simple interface resulting in very fast page loads. Not so much these days, yahoo tricked up their pages to add current methods and features including more complex advertising methods. Yes, we all have faster internet connections these days but I still see lots of delays waiting for the ad servers to respond or for the dancing toyota trucks to stop moving across the home page while I struggle to find the "close" button burried amongst the clutter.

I found the new look and feel to have the same clutter with a disturbing color choice and a "bottomless" news list that is somehow frustrating. I suppose I could find some settings somewhere to change the default look and feel but, frankly, don't care enough to make the effort.

It's like saying goodbye to an old friend but we all have to move on....


User currently onlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Firefox and Adblock+ are your friends when it comes to stuff like the moving trucks, txjim.

But you are right; the design is awful. The older, simpler page was so much better.



Restoring Penn State's transportation heritage...
User currently offlinehOmsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

I gave up on Yahoo a few years ago when 99.999% of their "news" was just stupid entertainment garbage that had nothing to do with anything. Then they started creating their own Yahoo TV show type stuff, and passing those events off as news on their home page.

Out of curiosity, I took a look at their new page. Same crap, new cover.



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User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Sucks... I didn't like.

User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2616 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Quoting txjim (Reply 13):
The latest roll-out finally pushed me over the edge of using news.google.com as my homepage.

Checked out Google News page and liked it a whole lot better than the new Yahoo. I'm a convert as well - thanks.


User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Yahoo is still in business?

Signed,
98% of the internet

You mean 98% of Facebook and Twitter addicts under 25 years old?! Yahoo is still a very popular and relevant site, there's hundreds of millions who use Yahoo Mail, most of them use other Yahoo services regularly. yahoo.com is ranked the fourth most popular website:

http://www.alexa.com/topsites

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Their news stories are a joke.

Not all of them, if I don't like a story I don't read it.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
One of their best features, IMHO. Simple interface, points to "just the facts" context from AP, Reuters, etc instead of lots of opinionated sh*t found at more partisan web sites.

   Plus the hilarious users comments.   I click on some stories just to read the comments!

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 6):
Yahoo! has been my homepage for well over a decade. I like it (as a whole site, not just the homepage) a lot and have several e-mail accounts with them for various purposes.

That said, I think this topic is really referring to the RE-rollout of the Yahoo! homepage. They toyed with this a few months ago, stopped it suddenly, and have just reintroduced it. It's easily one of their worst builds over the last 10 years. I dislike it a lot, but it's much better than it's original form a few months back (as hard as that is to believe).

It's not so bad that I'll change. I'll just deal with it for now.

Same here, although I dislike the all new homepage, I can deal with it. In the past year they introduced the new homepage more than once and reverted back to the original few days later.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 7):
Hopefully they'll come to their senses and go back.

I hope so, just like in the past.

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 10):
I still have my yahoo email account. I liked the previous email version and then one day I opened up my email and found the new format, no warning, no nothing! I don't like it nor do I like the new homepage. Nothing like having something rammed down your throat!

You know the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

I still use the Yahoo Classic Mail format, they often asked me to switch to the all new Yahoo Mail which I don't like and will never use. I think those who opened their e-mail accounts in recent years have been automatically "upgraded" to the all new Yahoo Mail, it happened to my friend which made him furious.

Quoting txjim (Reply 13):
The latest roll-out finally pushed me over the edge of using news.google.com as my homepage. The original advantage of Yahoo (and something they presented as their advantage several years ago) was the simple interface resulting in very fast page loads. Not so much these days, yahoo tricked up their pages to add current methods and features including more complex advertising methods. Yes, we all have faster internet connections these days but I still see lots of delays waiting for the ad servers to respond or for the dancing toyota trucks to stop moving across the home page while I struggle to find the "close" button burried amongst the clutter.

I found the new look and feel to have the same clutter with a disturbing color choice and a "bottomless" news list that is somehow frustrating. I suppose I could find some settings somewhere to change the default look and feel but, frankly, don't care enough to make the effort.

It's like saying goodbye to an old friend but we all have to move on....

Not to mention removing the daily news-related poll and dedicating a relatively large space for horoscopes instead! Horoscopes in the 21st. century? So much for progress! I haven't said goodbye though and don't think I will any time soon.


User currently onlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

I do wonder about something with respect to the new homepage. I haven't tried to find out if this is true or not, admittedly.

I never stay logged into any of my Yahoo! accounts, but I think Yahoo! is learning my likes/dislikes. I've noticed that, steadily, over the last few weeks the number of aviation, military, transportation, and college football articles have been increasing on the front page. I almost never saw aviation articles on the front before. I know the 787 stuff has been big news, but I am seeing articles completely unrelated to that. Unless it's my imagination, maybe the new Yahoo! homepage customizes the articles you see on that endless list.

Just food for thought. Maybe it's not an entirely awful setup. It is nice to get a smattering of current articles on those topics just by going to the homepage and without having to search for them specifically.



Restoring Penn State's transportation heritage...
User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3095 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Am I one of the last people with a Yahoo email? I only keep it because I've had it since 1999.

SOG! So,do I.And get this.I still have my sbcglobal aka AT&T account.

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
What Do You Think Of The New Yahoo Homepage?

Overall.I like it.More room for headline stories.It is my cover page.

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 18):
I still use the Yahoo Classic Mail format

I do too.I can dump spam faster.



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 19):
I do wonder about something with respect to the new homepage. I haven't tried to find out if this is true or not, admittedly.

I never stay logged into any of my Yahoo! accounts, but I think Yahoo! is learning my likes/dislikes. I've noticed that, steadily, over the last few weeks the number of aviation, military, transportation, and college football articles have been increasing on the front page. I almost never saw aviation articles on the front before. I know the 787 stuff has been big news, but I am seeing articles completely unrelated to that. Unless it's my imagination, maybe the new Yahoo! homepage customizes the articles you see on that endless list.

Just food for thought. Maybe it's not an entirely awful setup. It is nice to get a smattering of current articles on those topics just by going to the homepage and without having to search for them specifically.

It's called Behavioral Targeting, similar to Online Behavioral Advertising used by Ad Choices. I haven't noticed it on Yahoo though, if true that would be a huge step up.

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 20):
I do too.I can dump spam faster.

Everything is much easier and user friendly on Yahoo Mail Classic. I hope it'll be available indefinitely.


User currently onlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 21):
It's called Behavioral Targeting, similar to Online Behavioral Advertising used by Ad Choices. I haven't noticed it on Yahoo though, if true that would be a huge step up.

I've heard of it before. I just hadn't seen it in action, really.

I'm convinced that that's what Yahoo! is doing now. Probably 5 of the first 10 articles I scrolled past just now are aviation, 2 are football, 1 is military, and the other 2 are random. So, 8 of 10 articles are things in which I am interested...



Restoring Penn State's transportation heritage...
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 22):
I'm convinced that that's what Yahoo! is doing now. Probably 5 of the first 10 articles I scrolled past just now are aviation, 2 are football, 1 is military, and the other 2 are random. So, 8 of 10 articles are things in which I am interested...

   Yahoo! I haven't noticed it because I don't read a specific category of news on Yahoo.


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