For a really good editorial about the unstable mess that Yahoo mail has become, check out the story below! You can comment, too!
WELCOME YAHOO MAIL USERS!
I’m Nightowl, the leader of this crusade, and I’d like to welcome all the Yahoo mail users to our blog. If you want to go directly to alternative mail options and other resources, click here.
We put this up to get our stories out from under Yahoo’s control and to show the public what has really been done to thousands, maybe millions, of Yahoo users with their badly flawed, non beta-tested roll-out of Neo.
We decided to invite Mail and other users to this blog because we know what you’re about to go through. We know that you’re going to complain and ask questions in the Mail Uservoice Forum, something I fondly like to call the “Feedback Trench,” and we know that you will NOT BE HEARD. Oh, they’ll tell you they care and they’ll tell you they’ll fix this or that, but they won’t.
Take it from thousands upon thousands of users who have been doing just that in the Group “Feedback Trench” for two months and whose cries have not been heard. They will go through the motions; they will ask for feedback and claim they are gathering it. You will believe that you can vote and bring the numbers up and it will matter. We’re here to warn you that it won’t.
The top topic, which is entitled “Return Groups format to prior format that WORKS!,” currently has 54,541 votes for it and 5,840 comments. Yahoo does not care. No vote number will be enough. No comment number will be enough. We have learned that the hard way, and many have suffered for months.
So we are here to warn you: If you honestly think vote counts matter or comments matter in the “Feedback Trench,” you’re sadly mistaken. It doesn’t matter if you pay for a premium account, either. Our Groups paying customers suffered the exact same fate.
So here is what we are doing. We have three categories: Fight, Flee, and Fix.
To Fight, join the crusade. You can join the Mods and Members group and get updates there, or you can crusade by using the Contact Information to write Yahoo executives, stockholders, advertisers, and the media and ask them to read this blog. They are the only thing that can stop Yahoo from continuing on its destructive path to make all things NEO.
You can e-mail them or you can tweet for the cause; something we desperately need is more tweeters. You can submit a story or post it in a comment, stating how this change has impacted your life or changed how you have to do things.
We also have been inviting the media, stockholders, and advertisers to come to this blog to see the truth about what Yahoo is doing to its once loyal user base – how it has tossed aside the disabled and elderly and will not heed their cries from the trench. So we have brought their cries, and can also bring yours, out of the darkness of the trench and into the light of the public eye.
Then there is Flee. If you’ve had enough of all things Yahoo. we have a list of Alternative Mail Providers that might be helpful. So far we don’t have much available in the way of specifics, but if we get volunteers to help research the mail options, we can add feature information later. Since we’re primarily Groups users, we need someone who knows more about what Mail users need to help with that.
Last, there’s Fix. A team of people headed by Shal Farley is working to help those trapped in the Neo interface cope with it and learn how to use it (those parts that actually work). There have been workarounds for groups; maybe some can be found for mail. Check out the Fixing Neo page if you are interested in this category.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask by contacting me, leaving a comment on the blog, or joining Mods and Members group.
Thank you, and let us know if there’s any way we can help.
Click here to sign a petition to bring back the old version of mail.
NOTE: We currently do not have anyone to head up this page. If you are interested, please let us know. You can make a comment on this page, or you can contact Nightowl at @featheredleader or at owlsy (at) yahoo (dot) com for details.