Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Tired of changes to Yahoo
Old 09-25-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,275
Tired of changes to Yahoo

This is a pet peeve, but want to start another thread as others might have some thoughts on this....


I am getting so fed up with the changes at Yahoo under Marissa Mayer... things started to change for the worse when she came in and over and over again they seem to affect me...


The latest that I am mad about is when I use my tablet... a few days ago when you looked at Yahoo there were many stories on the top that you could slide to the side and look at the next... it was not too tall and did not cover the screen... a nice feature if you wanted... or, you could just scroll down the screen and look at some...

Well, now that is not an option... now, there is a story that covers the screen... kinda big... and I cannot scroll to the next story... and even when I tap the pic of the next story nothing happens...


I used to be able to scroll down the stories and when I got to the bottom it would let me load more... not an option anymore... you only get the stories they have...


This site is getting more and more useless for me except that I have my email with them... and I do not like Google....

There is more, and I will post later some other complaints I have with the site...
__________________

__________________
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-25-2016, 12:07 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
DrRoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,723
I also miss the feature that lets you scroll through the news stories.
__________________

__________________
"The mountains are calling, and I must go." John Muir
DrRoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 12:25 PM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: seattle
Posts: 643
SOP for any website, seems to me. Have you found one that doesn't change over time? Usually these changes are are an effect built into "improvements"
to sites. I have to google features about google pages to learn detailed operation and controls.

Another topic, but I am guessing Yahoo will be much changed with Verizon at the wheel. They will part it out and build a new ship that suits their needs, so I am guessing changes will be the new normal.
__________________
bld999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 12:26 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,889
I defected away from Yahoo to Google when Yahoo started monkeying around with their classic look. I think Google's news page looks like the way Yahoo used to look like.
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 12:32 PM   #5
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,890
I don't use Yahoo as my homepage any more, so I really hadn't paid any attention to changes or lack of same on Yahoo in the past year or so. If you are using Yahoo as your homepage, I would heartily recommend switching in order to maintain a placid state of mind.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 02:33 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,275
Quote:
Originally Posted by bld999 View Post
SOP for any website, seems to me. Have you found one that doesn't change over time? Usually these changes are are an effect built into "improvements"
to sites. I have to google features about google pages to learn detailed operation and controls.

Another topic, but I am guessing Yahoo will be much changed with Verizon at the wheel. They will part it out and build a new ship that suits their needs, so I am guessing changes will be the new normal.

I do not mind improvements if they really are improvements....

Some of what they have done boggles the mind...

An example... I use Yahoo for fantasy sports... so this year they decided to have a 'game of the day' on the fantasy sport page... whenever I go to that page this baseball games starts playing live!!! There is no way to turn it off... I do NOT want to watch a game THEY decided to show... but I cannot get to my teams without going thru this page... and it has to load every time slowing down what I want to do....


The front page seems to be very busy now...


I was OK with a number of their changes as I could either ignore them or work around them.... however, my reading from my tablet now is broke completely.... how is that improvement
__________________
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 02:37 PM   #7
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,539
I've pretty much stopped using the Yahoo site for the reasons listed above and some others.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 02:53 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: seattle
Posts: 643
".... how is that improvement"

The quotation marks around improvement in my post are there to suggest sarcasm.

I feel you. I have this picture of cadres of young coders making changes to things that have nothing to do with usability, but simply allow them to crow "dude, check this change I made... it makes my algorithm buzz!" It's like changing the controls around in a car or something.

Jump ship, show them how much you like the change. I sincerely think Yahoo is toast, btw.
__________________
bld999 is offline   Reply With Quote
What doesn't change ?
Old 09-25-2016, 03:06 PM   #9
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: chicago
Posts: 1
What doesn't change ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
This is a pet peeve, but want to start another thread as others might have some thoughts on this....


I am getting so fed up with the changes at Yahoo under Marissa Mayer... things started to change for the worse when she came in and over and over again they seem to affect me...


The latest that I am mad about is when I use my tablet... a few days ago when you looked at Yahoo there were many stories on the top that you could slide to the side and look at the next... it was not too tall and did not cover the screen... a nice feature if you wanted... or, you could just scroll down the screen and look at some...

Well, now that is not an option... now, there is a story that covers the screen... kinda big... and I cannot scroll to the next story... and even when I tap the pic of the next story nothing happens...


I used to be able to scroll down the stories and when I got to the bottom it would let me load more... not an option anymore... you only get the stories they have...


This site is getting more and more useless for me except that I have my email with them... and I do not like Google....

There is more, and I will post later some other complaints I have with the site...
What ? Never mind it just changed..... Sorry, I'....m new here I don't read yahoo's stories. I like real fiction....... I got here because I watched an Oxford Club AD. I've learned the hard way ...Ads are like politicians.
__________________
bluescityleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 03:36 PM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,364
Yahoo pages are way too cluttered. Reminds me of what happened to Alta Vista shortly before Google ate their lunch. Yahoo groups were decent until they mucked with the design they'd inherited from eGroups.
__________________
GrayHare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 03:40 PM   #11
Full time employment: Posting here.
Helena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 619
.

I love my Yahoo mail.

I have Google mail too; but I like Yahoo much better.

I'm waiting for whoever took over Yahoo to destroy Yahoo mail too. Then Yahoo will truly bite the dust.
__________________
Helena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 03:51 PM   #12
Full time employment: Posting here.
Ronnieboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helena View Post
.

I love my Yahoo mail.

I have Google mail too; but I like Yahoo much better.

I'm waiting for whoever took over Yahoo to destroy Yahoo mail too. Then Yahoo will truly bite the dust.
Yes me too.

I have had yahoo email for almost 20 years, I don't want to change to another email provider.
__________________
I don't want to spend my entire life at work. I deserve more. - Want2retire aka W2R
Ronnieboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 03:51 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 8,603
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt34 View Post
I've pretty much stopped using the Yahoo site for the reasons listed above and some others.
Walt's ahead of the curve again.
I doubt we'll have to wait much longer until nobody uses the Yahoo site, because there won't be one.

Remember the excitement back in 1995 when Yahoo was new and the greatest thing since sliced bread?
Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle
__________________
braumeister is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 03:56 PM   #14
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnieboy View Post
Yes me too.

I have had yahoo email for almost 20 years, I don't want to change to another email provider.
Though not my go to email, I'm protective of my aol email accounts .
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 04:06 PM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,275
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnieboy View Post
Yes me too.

I have had yahoo email for almost 20 years, I don't want to change to another email provider.

I wonder how long I have had yahoo email..... I do like it, but they changed that also... and not for the better IMO... but, I was able to work around it with options etc. and am OK with the current setup...

Now, I still have an Excite email address (anybody remember them?)... and it has gone way downhill... I cannot even open it in Firefox with the ad blocker... and I get SO many spam emails that it is not worth much... but, I use it as my throwaway email address when I buy stuff as it is my actual name...
__________________
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 04:08 PM   #16
Full time employment: Posting here.
Helena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnieboy View Post
Yes me too.

I have had yahoo email for almost 20 years, I don't want to change to another email provider.

I've had my Yahoo mail since I come on the internet 16 years ago. I've been paying $20 a year for unlimited storage and no ads.

But I usually have java script turned off so I can view internet websites without ads.

.
__________________
Helena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 04:44 PM   #17
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Tadpole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,170
Yahoo thinks I need high security for my junk email account with fake user and junk email account on gmail as my secondary. So they pester and pester and pester. They did bully me into a password change but that's about all. They must be nuts to think I trust them with a cell number. They refuse any VOIP numbers.
__________________
Tadpole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 04:51 PM   #18
Full time employment: Posting here.
Helena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post

Yahoo thinks I need high security for my junk email account with fake user and junk email account on gmail as my secondary. So they pester and pester and pester. They did bully me into a password change but that's about all. They must be nuts to think I trust them with a cell number. They refuse any VOIP numbers.

Yahoo assumes everyone has a cell phone. I don't.

.
__________________
Helena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 06:30 PM   #19
Recycles dryer sheets
cbo111's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 167
I've been using Yahoo email for 20+ years so its hard to switch, or maybe I am just too lazy. I kind of stopped scrolling for news articles. Most of the popular search engines tailor the list to what they "think" I want to read about. So.....the list gets pretty scary looking.
Oh, and I was just notified by the Yahoo chief of security that my data may have been compromised. Nice!
Chuck
__________________
cbo111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 03:48 AM   #20
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Utrecht
Posts: 2,212
They started meddling with Yahoo Finance too, not for the better in my view.

Hope they don't kill the (implicit) API to get bulk quotes easily. Then I wouldn't have any reason at all anymore to use them.
__________________

__________________
Totoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yahoo e-mail Changes kaneohe Other topics 3 05-20-2015 02:38 PM
Changes to "My Yahoo", looking for alternatives MichaelB Other topics 59 02-05-2014 04:56 PM
Are you getting tired of the internet yet? dex Other topics 36 10-12-2005 04:51 PM
How many people are tired of polls wildcat Other topics 8 07-25-2005 08:48 PM
just tired lets go Hi, I am... 15 06-21-2005 07:16 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:16 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.