Talk:Criticism of Yahoo!

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Email unsercuirity[edit]

Should it be mentioned how all you need to access someone's yahoo email address is their Country of Origin, Date of Birth and ZIP code? That is how palin's account was accessed by 4chan the other day. 193.120.116.180 (talk) 11:27, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

If what above is true, then it has been fixed. I know, I just tried every possible method to access it without a password or security questions.

David —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.10.49.196 (talk) 23:29, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Regarding the payment delay of Yahoo! Singapore Mobile Developers Awards Challenge[edit]

The payment is indeed not received by the participants because I am ONE of the participants and all the winners I contacted have not recieved their payment as at November 22,2008. The official respresentive from Yahoo! is Ray Tan. Please do double check before you remove any contents and state them as poorly unsourced. Thanks. Date for the end of event is taken from this news article : http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS145133+23-Oct-2008+BW20081023

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 218.186.13.2 (talk) 15:43, 22 November 2008 (UTC) 

Yahoo Personals and Yahoo Jobs[edit]

Should it also be noted the criticism of Yahoo getting rid of Personals ebing repaced by match.com and Yahoo Jobs being replaced by Monster? 03:44, 3 August 2011 (UTC) 03:44, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Yahoo Apologizes For Censoring Wall Street Protesters Email[edit]

http://www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-censors-occupy-wall-street-2011-9 Ottawahitech (talk) 15:27, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Yahoo! Groups remodel 2013 (neo)[edit]

Please contribute to discussion about neo at Talk:Yahoo!_Groups#Yahoo.21_Groups_Neo. Thanks. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:06, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Yahoo! Answers[edit]

The new format has been widely criticized for being aesthetically unattractive and difficult to navigate, receiving a near-universal backlash from the Yahoo! Answers community.<ref>[http://suggestions.yahoo.com/detail/?prop=answers&fid=361420 "Feedback/Commments on the new Y!A format"], Yahoo! Answers. Retrieved September 4, 2013.</ref> {{RS |date=September 2013}} {{OR |date=September 2013}}

Agreed, content is unreliable - removed. --166.104.240.87 (talk) 01:32, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
I agree that the content is based on unreliable sources (WP:RS, that is, the sources are not published, third-party sources). Also, the content draws its own conclusions from the sources and so it is original research (WP:OR). The content has been deleted, restored, and edited. None of the editing has solved the problems. The only real solution is to find some better third-party reliable sources and make sure that the content follows those sources. I've left the content, but added various templates to flag the problems. If the problems are not addressed, I think the entire section should be deleted. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 13:55, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
At 21:52 on 23 September 2013 User:Romulan Ale reverted my earlier edit with an edit summary of "The sources given are straight from the horse's mouth, they come directly from Yahoo!." The result was that two Reliable source, one Primary source, and one Original research templates were removed, punctuation was moved behind a ref, and the word "Comments" misspelled as "Commments". I reverted the revert. The problem here is that Yahoo! is a primary source when it comes to its own site. We could probably let that slide, but the other citations are to user comments from the "Yahoo! Answers Suggestions Board". They are not considered reliable third-party secondary sources. And the suggestions do not state the conclusions found in this section of the article. It requires original research to come to those conclusions. And even if original research was allowed (it isn't), the use of the phrase "near-universal backlash" is hard to justify based on a non-scientific sample of users in a forum that solicits suggestions and complaints. I still feel that, if the problems are not addressed, that the entire section should be deleted. I hope that this can be discussed here before yet another round of reversions occurs. Please see WP:OR, WP:RS, and WP:Primary. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 13:43, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. I didn't delete this section, but I shortened and reworded it quite a bit:
Before: Yahoo! Answers underwent a format change on August 30, 2013.[1][non-primary source needed] The new format has been widely criticized for being aesthetically unattractive and difficult to navigate, receiving a near-universal backlash from the Yahoo! Answers community.[original research?] [2] [unreliable source?][3] [unreliable source?]
After: Yahoo! Answers underwent a format change in early September 2013.[1] The new format has been criticized for being aesthetically unattractive and difficult to navigate.[2][3]
  1. ^ "Introducing the new Yahoo Answers!", Yahoo Answers Team, Yahoo Answers, 12 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. [better source needed]
  2. ^ "Feedback/Comments on the new Y!A format", Yahoo! Answers Suggestion Board. Retrieved 4 September 2013. [better source needed]
  3. ^ "Bugs/issues related to the new Y!A format", Yahoo! Answers Suggestion Board. Retrieved 29 September 2013. [better source needed]
--Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 04:13, 30 September 2013 (UTC)