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anon3308129967
anon3308129967,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/5/2014 | 1:46:08 PM
Marissa Meyers is a disaster for users
Marissa Meyers will not stop until she has driven away every last Yahoo user. Finance and Mail have been disasters for end users, as are the little noticed changes to Groups and now Yahoo Android app is crashing my phone. I left Mail and Finance for Google and I have to suffer with Groups as an owner, but Yahoo is dead to this 15 year user.
Ariella
Ariella,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/5/2014 | 2:37:47 PM
Re: Marissa Meyers is a disaster for users
Years ago I set up a Yahoo email. I only use it for some Yahoo groups when I want to post, which is rather rare. Anyone who hopes to reach me via that email is out of luck.
Feudi
Feudi,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/5/2014 | 3:20:42 PM
Re: Marissa Meyers is a disaster for users
I logged in with Facebook to post this comment...and isn't THAT the point?  I stopped using Yahoo when it stopped using Facebook to allow logins.  DUH!  Marissa Mayer might be smokin' hot, but she is killing Yahoo.
Laurianne
Laurianne,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/5/2014 | 3:59:42 PM
Yahoo's Tough Call
At a time when people want fewer IDs, not more, this will be a tough sell for Yahoo. Anyone want to share experiences seeking recycled Yahoo email addresses?
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Ninja
3/5/2014 | 4:39:24 PM
Re: Marissa Meyers is a disaster for users
In order to want a Yahoo ID, I first have to be convinced there are some Yahoo services I want to use.
Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/5/2014 | 8:51:02 PM
Will they lose users?
When I wrote the story about Yahoo's recycled email debacle, I was surprised by how many die-hard Yahoo fans are out there. (They may not be on this thread, but they're out there!) None of them, of course, will be affected by these changes. But like Laurianne said, it's the other group of casual users that Yahoo risks losing. People just don't want another login to keep track of. Is there enough value in Yahoo's services for people to sign up?
Li Tan
Li Tan,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/6/2014 | 12:39:08 AM
Re: Will they lose users?
I do agree your point - this new policy will affect casual/neutral users. Nobody will like extra trouble to memorize additional credentials except that he/she is a fan for Yahoo. For majority of user communities, the convenience still has higher priority. At least I always try to avoid register additional IDs/passwords.:-)
gladiusmeythesa
gladiusmeythesa,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/10/2014 | 11:03:51 AM
What a bunch of crap.
"that had been dormant for more than a year."

Try three months.

Why no mention of their dropping ymail and rocketmail addresses? It happened as part of disabling the third party logins.

Why no mention of their requiring a cell phone to make an account now?

Why no mention of their asking for Government ID to reset an account and their refusal to say what they do with it? You do remember the July 2012 breach don't you? The hundreds of thousands of accounts they lost.

I could go on but big, general tech sites like this are all the same.

Yahoo isn't throwing you any pennies for anything. Yahoo hasn't been relevant for over a decade. But you write about their 'new' services no one will use while overlooking all the stuff they've closed down.
Madhava verma dantuluri
Madhava verma dantuluri,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/11/2014 | 11:29:05 PM
What
I dont understand what Yahoo is trying to achieve by this. May be to compete with other two giants who had overthrown into large scale now.
LoisS928
LoisS928,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/16/2014 | 4:14:34 AM
LOSING FRIENDS
Yahoo is "unfriending" many thousands of ordinary people like me.  I am a self-taught retiree but even though I have been using computers since 1987 & coping with all the changes since then. However, I cannot cope with Yahoo any more. I never know if it is my PC, my Server or Yahoo because I cannot open any Yahoo links to see if Yahoo Australia is down AGAIN. So once bitten, twice shy if you get my meaning.
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