Yahoo Groups — The Forgotten Users 1

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WHY DOESN’T THE MEDIA CARE?

 

On August 4, 2016, Yahoo will have been allowed to use Groups users as guinea pigs for three years! THREE WHOLE YEARS and counting.

You know, it’s sad, really.  It’s sad that a company like Yahoo is allowed to treat people so horribly, and no one seems to care.

It’s tragic that they have been allowed to harm disabled and elderly users for three years and do nothing about it.

It’s an outrage that Yahoo can  continue to boast about how wonderful all their new products are when they can’t even get Mail to work right for everyone.

It makes me ill that they can get away with all of this simply because no one knows or cares what Yahoo Groups really is.

Is the media really that willing to allow them to impact human lives in a dramatic and harmful way and do nothing about it?

Mayer hasn’t done what was promised. She hasn’t turned Yahoo around; in fact, it’s sinking faster than it ever was.  Why doesn’t someone notice this? Why isn’t someone stopping her?

And at this critical time, when everyone is scrutinizing her every move, tell me why aren’t they telling the world what she’s done to US?

We have collected stories, evidence, facts, and stats on this site. We have been fighting Yahoo for what will be a year in August, and yet no one has been able to stop her. Why are our lives so unimportant? Why is it that Groups users don’t matter?

We’ve lost our health groups, our support groups, our research groups, and others. We’ve lost tons of data, photos, messages, and more, and still Mayer stands up there on her podium telling the world how wonderful the New Yahoo is. Well, the new “NEO” Yahoo isn’t wonderful. It’s destructive.

The coding is a mess, sorting doesn’t work, and sometimes people can’t even get logged in. The moderation tools have been crippled, and simple things like buttons to change your e-mail options DO NOT WORK.

Yet Mayer feeds the media with rants about developing video and mobile, buying acquisition after acquisition, saying she is turning Yahoo into a great new place, when in fact all she’s done is turned it into a giant wasteland.

WHY DOES NO ONE CARE?

Can someone answer that? We are human beings with feelings, lives, and needs, and Mayer has taken away some of our basic needs – the needs for support, friendship, research, or services through one of our many Yahoo Groups. Mayer has cut people off from suicide, health, and grief  support groups. She has ruined our ability to be effective at the things we were effective at for so long.

We have boycotted Yahoo advertisers and written them and the stockholders, board members, and media. The proof is right here on this blog site, or I can provide EVEN MORE.

SO WHY DOESN’T SOMEONE DO SOMETHING???????

It’s shameful if the media has truly become so heartless that they can turn their backs on people like Hilary and Geoff. It is sad that the media isn’t screaming to the rafters about the harm being wreaked on disabled users and the horrible and disrespectful way Yahoo has been treating elderly users and veterans.

It’s hard to believe that anyone thinks our lives are that unimportant, that our needs and wishes are something to be ignored, and that Yahoo thinks we should just disappear and go away so that they don’t have to acknowledge the effects of their actions.

Someone PLEASE tell our story to the world and hold Yahoo accountable for these things! Mayer isn’t turning it around; she’s running it into the ground. Can’t you see that?

We’ve held on for three years now, fighting this crusade. I can’t tell you what will happen if nothing changes. Many more users will probably leave. Many more groups will either be deleted or abandoned. Yahoo is a hollow shell of what it once was, with the rich colors and the usability that anyone could understand. Now it’s bland, white, hard on the eyes, and so complex that even the most experienced users struggle with it.

What was the point? If Yahoo wanted to make the point that we aren’t important, that we have no worth to them, they could have done it without destroying our lives and harming us for three years. No, I truly believe they thought they could use us as guinea pigs because they COULD and no one would notice or care.

After all, we’re just the forgotten users.

If you really want to know the truth, read this blog.

Check out the Index.

Check out For The Press.

And check out the list of issues.

Then TELL the world what you learn! Tell the world what Mayer and company have done to us. Point them here to this site.

Maybe then there could be a chance for Yahoo. If not, well, then the Yatanic is going to go down. It’s only a matter of time.

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Nightowl >8#
Leader of the 2013-2016 Yahoo Crusade for Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphics Under Attack

Owl Distressed

Hello Nightowl,

I really am in awe of the amount of work that has gone on to put this blog up and all the information it contains.

Here is our story…. it may differ somewhat from others. We are scripters and stationery makers. That is to say the groups I am involved are to do with HTML/ VBScript to animate e-mails. There is also a Yahoo group for learning Vector Markup Language to add to our scripts. There are those that simply fill in the scripts with their own graphics and music or there are those like myself that actually write the scripts.

We were quite happy until very recently when our mail suddenly arrived back to us on the bounce in pieces. Yahoo had, out of the blue, switched us from traditional or classic to fully featured. We found out how a blank mail with the name of the group in the address would be answered by Yahoo and the traditional status returned.

BUT no sooner had that problem been solved than all our creative work came back with an egp html banner. That involves a load of Yahoo text either at the top or at the bottom of our mail. and defacing stripes across it. It is like graffiti on top of our work.

We have some canny scripters among us that can find a way of hiding it, but as yet no code to actually filter it out. Kill it. And we were such happy creators, mostly stay-at-homes, some with a health issue, some Senior Citizens. It was their outlet.

This is what one of mine looks like on the rebound from Yahoo. And Yes… some of us do still use XP with Outlook Express. Some use WLM or WM in Win7.

To give you some idea… The center shape rotates as do the 4 ovals. The background scrolls left to right and the text message becomes visible over the center image then fades away in this example.

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But whatever is used it should NOT be sent back from the group “bounce” in this condition.

Scripters do put a credit section in their scripts and this is mine for this script:

<script language=”VBScript”>
‘***************************
‘Written by Andraea
‘Date july 2014
‘What the script is about- VML shapes with rotation extrusion attributes
‘This is my work and it is forbidden for organisations to add to or alter the script without prior permission from the scripter©
‘With thanks to Shar and Lynn and the DSC Script Crafters and Bram for the VML lessons
‘***************************
Option Explicit
SetLocale(“en-gb”) ………..

Sadly so far I am not that clever a scripter to understand the extra attachment coding in the Cascading Style Sheet or the code in the VBScript to see how it is triggered. So to date we cannot delete it, block it or eliminate it as once the inclusion of a visiting card did. Thus I continue a search of those with more advanced coding know-how.

A few scripters may revise all their scripts, some may just write new ones to hide it, but it is still there underneath or pushed down out of sight….thus defeating the object of the exercise as far as Yahoo are concerned. Their banner is thus not visible.

It would help us all if Yahoo knew what effect it has on our creative aspirations and actually felt some sympathy towards us. Because it certainly does not enhance what we do or add to our “enjoyment of the NEO experience.”

Sincerely,
Andraea