YaHell!...Oops my bad...YaHoo!

I've been with Yahoo since I became a computer and internet toddler.

Originally I started out with MSN and didn't like their search techniques. I've had AOL, let's just say with AOL, I felt like an internet captive.

So, I went over with Yahoo and liked the freeness of the big red Y! Soon, those feelings began to change. Now, I refer Yahoo! to YaHell!

Let me preface this by saying, no, I'm not a computer genius or a programing guru, I'm one of the millions of casual users who doesn't like complete and total make-over of services.

My dissatisfaction with Yahoo began when they changed the clubs into groups. The Yahoo Clubs were great and user friendly. The groups, though Yahoo says they're more technologically superior, have a more sanitized feel to them -- not homey like the clubs.

But, like everyone else I rolled with the punches and created a couple of Yahoo Groups. After having a few groups for the last couple of years, I find I still miss the homeyness of the Yahoo Clubs.

What sent me into the black hole of YaHell, is when Yahoo changed their simple message boards into their present quagmire. I can't easily find the boards I frequented, I can't easily follow the conversations, they've made something pleasantly simple into a maze that even the best rat can't find its way around.

Now, YaHell has let its 360 blog flush itself down the porcelain throne. Yahoo is not and will not update or fix bugs with 360. They're just letting it go!

No there's no official word that 360 will be shut down but, if you follow Yahoo's track record it's a safe bet that it will.

My question is: why, why, why! Yahoo has thousands and thousands of people who blog with 360. Some of these people are paying customers. Where's their responsibility to them?

I was a paying customer for a couple of years but I stopped. Now, I'm telling you, I hate YaHell! They've aborted the ease and homeyness for which I left MSN and AOL: frankly it pisses me off!

Yahoo can't seem to leave well enough alone. I understand progress and change but, does change always have to involve complete over-hauls? Why can't they just tweak or nip and tuck here and there. Why face-lift things until they're unrecognizable?

Now, YaHell is working on Y!Mash their new social network. This service includes features common to Facebook, MySpace, and My Yahoo. You'll be able to load a set of modules onto your profile page and move them around drag-and-drop style. Read More

Well, la-de-da! That's just great! Once the majority of the 360 people start using this new social network, YaHell will get an attack of dissociative personality disorder and change it too!

It's not that I think Yahoo services are bad, it's that I absolutely, hate the way they get Dr. Frankenstein on their customers. They take bits and pieces of program flesh and mold them into another monster which later down the road, they have to rebuild.

I didn't know Yahoo was sued for human rights violations in China! Go figure! Read more about Yahoo, the company and its trials and tribulations here

I think YaHell needs a prescription for Lithium, or Prozac, or Welbutrin, SOMETHING to even out their flip-flop programing disorder. They're giving me a headache.

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Jillian said...

Yeah... and why did they get rid of their chat service? I used to have so much fun chatting online there. I was off the Internet for a few years so I missed when and why that happened.

But I still use some of their services like when the H and I play fantasy sports. That works well. So they still have SOME uses!

The_Mrs said...


I agree 100%! Just about the time I get used to how something works, they screw it up.

I've had so many chat clients, I cringe to think what my C: drive is littered with. Remnants of AIM, Skype, MSN, Yahoo, etc...


I like phone calls better. Or email. Email is good. ;)

Deborah said...

Jillian --

They say they got rid of the chat service due to too many pedophiles preying on the young. Who really knows the reasoning.

The_Mrs --

Thanks for stopping by! I know my hard drive must need a good cleaning out, with all the junk that's got it bound up :)

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