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Ecard Trial Membership Scam
Posted by Etf on 01/23/2009
I signed up for a trial membership in 2005 for yahoo ecards. Every year since I have automatically been charged for renewal. I am not able to take my credit card information off their site or cancel my membership. This year I decided I wasn't going to pay for another year - it's only $15 but the point is I don't want it and I don't' want my credit card information stored on their website - it's my right to not have it stored there which is the main basis of my complaint. Since I could not do this via online I had to call and then I had to wait at least 30 minutes for someone to answer and then they had trouble finding my account because it was under an alternative email address - even though the one I gave them is the one I need to sign in to the account.

I WILL NEVER AGAIN BUY AN AMERICAN GREETING PRODUCT AGAIN AND I WILL TELL EVERYONE NOT TO FALL FOR THEIR "TRIAL MEMBERSHIP" SCAM. A company should not be permitted to keep someone's credit card information on file - especially with all the problems lately with accounts being compromised.
     
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Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-01-23:
I'd dispute the charges with the credit card company and request a new card with a different number.
Posted by John L. on 2012-03-04:
Simply inform your credit card provider in writing to not accept any further bills from American Greeting Cards. Keep a record of your request so you can dispute it if it happens again.
Posted by donna on 2012-04-26:
same problem...charged three yrs. w/out knowing about it. did not have auto renew perference...rip off.
Posted by Ali on 2013-09-04:
American Greetings is running what has become an all too common scam -- getting you to sign up for a free trial, then charging you until you remember to cancel. Pretty despicable. I will never buy any of their products again, either. I think they will lose much more just from these posts than the thirty bucks they grabbed from yours' truly, which I generously gave them the opportunity to refund. :D
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Changed My Yahoo! Mail
Posted by Cgs_31 on 01/19/2013
I never cared to upgrade to Yahoo's 'new' mail, I liked the Classic version just fine. But, in all their limited wisdom, Yahoo changed a simple feature that I really liked in the old email, there was a place to click to Sign Out. Now I have to open a drop down box, move down to the bottom (only 4 entries), and click there. This is just plain dumb. Why should I have to go through 3 actions instead of 1 click to sign out Upgrades show make things easier, not more difficult.

I know this is so trivial that you probably laugh, but since this was one more effort my Yahoo to keep changing its email layout that I am now using Hotmail that does have a Sign Out button I can click on the main screen.

Bye-bye Yahoo mail
     
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Posted by trmn8r on 2013-01-19:
I still use the "classic" Yahoo! mail, and there is no indication that will be changing.

Can you switch back?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2013-01-19:
I also use the 'Classic' Yahoo mail...and have the option to switch to the 'All New' if I want to. I just checked and on both of them, they have the 'sign off' in the upper left corner of the page, right above their logo. You just click on it like we've always done. You might just have to scroll your page up to see it.

Also, if you go to the right, you will see, 'Mail Options' and if you click on it, you can switch back to the Classic mail.
Posted by Suzy on 2013-01-20:
Once you have fully upgraded to the "new" yahoo mail, there is no longer an option to switch back. Believe me, I have tried, have searched every option, button on the screen. The option to switch back to mail classic no longer exists on my mail and I have heard from others that this is the case for them as well. I switched to the new mail after getting tired of the continued prompting and urging yahoo was doing to promote the new one. I didn't like several things about it, for one the messenger feature no longer offered me the option of signing in and staying invisible until I chose otherwise.

The OP is right though about the sign out option. It happened to me. No warning they were going to change it, just went to sign off my mail one day and sign out feature on upper left was gone. Took some time of searching to find the drop down box on upper right that would finally let me sign out. I don't like that either but wasn't given a choice on it.

On the other hand the feature I most wanted with yahoo mail and had hoped would be one of the changes they offered in the new mail is still non existent. Yahoo mail has never given me the option of being able to choose my own stationary for e-mails from pictures stored on my hard drive. Yes they do offer stationary, of their choosing, that can be used in e-mails, but the choices are poor and not of my taste. I prefer my own and so far that still isn't an option.
Posted by Dryer Lint on 2013-01-20:
How much are you paying for the service? I'd ask for a refund.
Posted by Suzy on 2013-01-20:
Unless you are using the Mail Plus, Yahoo Mail classic or the new improved (according to them) version is free. I would never pay to use Yahoo Mail.
Posted by patti on 2013-02-21:
Too many way to sign into yahoo mail and all a pain in the ass . Just one that works will do instead of overloading my computer,
Posted by Kay on 2013-06-27:
I too switched to the new yahoo mail, instantly have flickers of half adds and the whole ads popping up mostly on the right upper part of my much smaller screene due to larger adds on the right and at the bottom of my screene. I hate to change mail providers, but this is not user friendly. I feel they have sent a Trojan to my account. I do not have spell check. This is miserable.
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Yahoo Music is a scam! Save Yourselves!
Posted by Ticked at yahoo on 02/17/2006
Save yourself the time and headaches by NOT using the Yahoo music subscription services! Yahoo is very quick to charge your credit card, but not so quick to allow access to the music you pay for. It claims that there is a refund service should music fail to license. The problem is, no matter how much information about a track you give them, the transaction or anything else concerning their failure to deliver, you can never give them enough detail to process a refund. On top of that, in my case, for the songs I bought that Yahoo was kind enough to allow me to access, suddenly one day they would no longer play! Contact Yahoo AGAIN several times and i get the same stock answer that I need to provide more detail to fix the problem.

Yahoo Music subsciption is a scam! There is no one to police them so they can get away with it! Do not help them steal from you!
     
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Posted by beanbagbritches on 2006-06-06:
This is why my grandkids & I use Napster.
Posted by tjaco on 2006-10-26:
I will second that. My experience was a bit different having to do with the Yahoo auto renewal policy.

Yahoo uses extremely deceptive billing practices. I signed up for Yahoo music a year ago. Used it a few times but decided Rhapsody was better. I totally forgot about it until I saw a charge for Yahoo music on my credit card statement to renew another year. I figured no problem, I'll just call and cancel.

I was shocked to learn that Yahoo would not refund the subscription for the new year. They, of course, fall back on the contract which states failure to cancel before renewal results in automatic non refundable charge blah, blah blah. Fine, but I would expect a company of Yahoo's stature to put customer service above hiding behind legalese that, like it or not, not everybody reads. It's just plain slimy to lock people into paying for a service they don't want and aren't going to use. It says to me that Yahoo is not very confident about the appeal and/or value of their products. I will never be sucked into giving another dime to Yahoo no matter how attractive the offer sounds. Google's motto of "Don't be Evil" has never made so much sense.

Posted by honeeze on 2006-11-07:
oh man I wish I had seen this earlier. Yahoo Music charged my debit card and I have since incured over $257 charges negative to my checking account. Yahoo even told me on the phone they activated my INACTIVE card and now won't refund the money. My bank thought they could get it back but no luck. I'm smelling a class action lawsuit on this!! You can only cancel you Music membership via telephone--try find a phone number listed anywhere on yahoo it's impossible.

Yahoo sucks, I'm cancelling everything I can think of with them.
Posted by peace55 on 2006-12-31:
I agree - Yahoo website is deceptive. I cancelled my Music Membership within the 14 day free trial and they won't refund my $119 - said I'd signed up under a special promotion underwhich the free trial didn't apply. I went back to the website to see where I'd missed that and could n't find it anywhere. I also will not do business with Yahoo in the future. See my other posting for details.
Posted by myCent on 2007-09-06:
they pretty much did the same thing to me ( regarding the auto-renewal ). however, when i called, i would not take no for an answer. i did not care how many people i went through, or how many levels of management i had to talk to, they were going to give me my money back. i finally got a manager ( the fourth person up the chain ), he too told me that they would not refund the money. finally i told him that he could use the membership himself as i would not be using the piece of crap. i then requested to have him email me the name and number of his boss so that i could resolve this myself ( since a manager was not capable of authorizing a $74.88 refund ). he put me on hold for about a minute, returned to the phone and told me that my money would be refunded. that was three weeks ago, still no refund. i just thought i won that battle! i guess i will be making another call soon.
Posted by Tobs66 on 2007-11-03:
COMPARE YAHOO WEBSITES - Ridiculous SCAM! ...

http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ymu/ offers "Try It Free For 7 Days", hides the "NOTE: A valid
subscription is required to access saved songs" in light-grey small print outside the
advertisement frame, AND that:
Yahoo! Music Unlimited is available to Canadian subscribers only.
Cost? $83.88 per year, billed annually (that's just $6.99 per month).

http://music.yahoo.com/ymu/ offers "ENJOY 14 FREE DAYS ON US!", hides the "NOTE: A valid
subscription is required to access saved songs" in light-grey small print outside the
advertisement frame, AND that:
Yahoo! Music Unlimited is available to U.S.-based subscribers only.
Cost? $71.88 per year, billed annually (that's just $5.99 per month).


http://music.yahoo.com/ymu/default.asp?tab=getstarted offers a $5.99/month annual
subscription - the same as the U.S.-based site above, but indicates fairly clearly (in
black text INSIDE the advertisement frame) that "A valid subscription is required to save
songs".
Monthly only subscription? $8.99/month!

WITHOUT PREJUDICE:
I STRONGLY ADVISE FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF OTHERS ON THIS FORUM AND DO NOT - UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES - GIVE THIS "Yahoo" company your credit card or banking information. It is
an incredible disgrace to realize that a multi-billion dollar company is succeeding (or
should I say "feeding") by ripping people around North America off! Does anyone really
believe that the ARTISTS are being paid by Yahoo!? Yeah, sure. If I were an artist, I
would think twice before allowing them to put MY WORK up for "sale". "Class Action"? I
can't wait! The customer service telephone recordings we have compiled should be worth something in way of punitive damages themselves! IT IS TIME TO STOP THESE PATHETIC corporate online BULLIES!
DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BE RIPPED OFF ANYMORE! Good luck to all those who have lost
money (and time) to this scam!!!
Posted by missjackie on 2008-12-03:
I have been fighting with Yahoo & Rhapsody for months over this. Now they refuse to even respond to me. I have been BEGGING for customer technical support over my inability to listen to the music i paid for. I really wish i could find others who are ready to file a class action lawsuit.
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Advertising on Yahoo is intrusive
Posted by Chilezee on 08/06/2012
Your recent form of advertising is so completely depressing that I am closing down my Yahoo account. I have had an account with you for at least 10 years, having moved from Hotmail to Yahoo because you seemed to protect your customers more from spam and adverts. This seems to have radically changed in the past year. The recent Open University advert is completely infuriating. It is utterly intrusive and exemplifies everything that is wrong with the internet today. Every time I try to send an email or read an email an advert completely takes over my entire screen to the extent that I can no longer do anything on Yahoo. I then have to close it down and start again. It is totally offensive and irritating and I now despise your company enough that I am quitting my 10 year account with you.
     
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Posted by trmn8r on 2012-08-06:
I can't relate to this. I use Yahoo! email "classic", which works well and the adverts are not intrusive. I also have Flash disabled much of the time while I surf, which could be related. I turn it on and off using ToggleFlash, one of several utilities out there.

I do find the popup Yahoo! banners along the bottom of the window for Shine and other things pretty obnoxious. This is one penalty for using Yahoo! as my home page.
Posted by Anna Molly on 2012-08-06:
I hate to say it, but they probably won't care. Your account was free, right? I highly recommend gmail.
Posted by bcd on 2012-08-06:
Yahoo! Mail Plus is available for $19.95 a year. The service eliminates the graphical ads and enables the use of an email client program to send and receive email. You may want to read about it at http://overview.mail.yahoo.com/enhancements/mailplus
Posted by JISCal2 on 2012-08-06:
The intrusive ads I've seen are on the first page and not on the send mail page. When you try to get to the link to get into your email is when the ad takes over. It is annoying, but its free so I just deal with it.
Posted by Jenna on 2012-12-14:
Yes, the service is free, so I expect advertising, but what they've done recently is ridiculous! I don't even like checking my email anymore b/c within 5 pages of use, the banner ad gets larger and larger with each successive page until it takes up the whole page and I have to relogin just to have it start over again. This is counterproductive and makes me not want to click on the banner, or ever use that product ever, or use my yahoo! mail. It feels like I mistakenly opened up a spam link which blasts me with their advertising.
Posted by ananomyous on 2013-03-07:
The ads with the flashing reds and other colors hurt my eyes. I do not wish to have these on my yahoo. They are ad sever ads. I told my husband today I am going to be leaving yahoo and going to another search engine if this continues. If I want to look an an ad, I know perfectly how to find one, I don't want them crammed down my throat hurting my eyesight.
Posted by Richie on 2013-06-25:
This annoying trend with Yahoo classic is clearly an attempt to coerce us into subscribing to a paid service which will, of course, be much more user friendly! And you're right - Yahoo won't give a damn about inconvenience to us "freeloaders" - just so long as we pay up!
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Very Disgusting, Annoying, Underhanded Tactics by Yahoo!
Posted by Juykk3 on 06/30/2012
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA -- I have noticed more and more disgusting, annoying, and underhanded tactics being used by Yahoo recently:

Offhand, I can cite the following:

1. Yahoo emails keep popping up with Yahoo Messenger notices about some unknown people wanting to contact me. It takes not just one click, but two clicks, in order to turn off the popup. Even then, that's only temporary. It keeps popping up again and again. I tried uninstalling Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo toolbar, and everything associated with Yahoo extras, as well as any other Messenger programs in my computer, but to no avail. Then I searched and learned that I need to go to my email and click on a smiley next to my username, then click on an item to turn off that messenger feature. How come Yahoo Messenger messages from strangers keep popping up even after I had uninstalled that Messenger program?

2. Recently, I can no longer 1-click to go to MyYahoo. Yahoo now pops up a full screen ad and I have to click on "Go to my page". Very annoying and shows Yahoo people are unconcerned about customer inconveniences and intent on forcing ads on its customers.

3. In general, Yahoo has been forcing ads and pop-ups on its customers/users with very annoying tactics, and designed so that it is difficult to disable their annoyances. What kind of ethics do the Yahoo executives abide by? Are they all susscribed to the principle of "Customers and users be damned"?
     
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Posted by raven2010 on 2012-06-30:
Yahoo is a free service, therefore they assault us with ads and other tactics to try to get revenue dollars. annoying, but tolerable once you find your way around the nonsense IMHO.
Posted by ok4now on 2012-07-01:
I actually like Yahoo and have not experienced the Pop-up Messenger notices. One or two extra clicks for a free service is nothing to complain about. This is not my primary email account. I find it useful to keep the spam and junk emails going here freeing up and not clogging up my primary account. I also enjoy their news articles, Yahoo Money and the other wealth of information that they provide. Did I mention that you get all of this for FREE...stop complaining.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-07-01:
I use Yahoo! and have never had an Messenger popups - then again I don't use Messenger. I agree with raven - it is free, so we have to put up with all the advertising in exchange. I find it annoying from time to time...
Posted by Anna Molly on 2012-07-01:
I use Yahoo Messenger. Interestingly enough, I only had problems when I was using it while mobile. I constantly had requests from God know's who, wanting me to add them to my contact list.

For a different reason, I deleted my Yahoo account and created a new one. Voila! Problem solved..not a single unsolicited request, yet...
Posted by Anna on 2013-08-02:
I have a full page popup (purple in colour) outlining several Yahoo products which is impossible to get rid of. When it comes it blocks my email page completely, and yesterday it was 9 hours before I could sign into any of my yahoo email accounts. I am an internet marketer and this will destroy my business if it continues. Would it be too much to ask that Yahoo put an exit button somewhere at the top of this 4 page Purple add for those of us that have better things t do than take up to 10 hours enforced RESTS from our email?
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Yahoo American Greetings
Posted by Jbiker on 01/28/2009
INDIANA -- Like others, I was trapped into an automatic renewal program. I did receive an e-mail about the renewal and the fact that I could cancel. But Yahoo, an internet icon, does not allow cancellation on-line.

The reason: when you call the given number, if connected at all (the first time I was sent into cyberspace) you will have to wait forever for a reply.

I've yet to learn if indeed they did cancel.
     
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Posted by saj80 on 2009-01-28:
What is Yahoo American Greetings? There seem to be numerous complaints, but I've never checked them out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-28:
It's operated by American Greetings. The Yahoo American Greetings are free. But when I click on the free trial the next page says memberships are sold separately. A site map search yields no link to a cancellation policy. I did find that all service are provided by third parities. There's the problem because there's no way to find out who they are.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-01-28:
Alot of companies won't take cancellations over the Internet because they want you to call them, so they can talk you out of it or try to sell you some kind of service...
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Auto-renewal runaround...
Posted by Sonja on 04/24/2006
I recently e-mailed Yahoo Greetings to cancel my membership because they were about to renew FOR me and (of course) charge me another annual fee.
I received this e-mail:
"We prefer to process your cancellation in a secure manner. Therefore, we ask that you call us at 1-866-228-2434. We understand the inconvenience this may cause, but some cancellations require that we ask for information that is not safe to send via email."
This was my reply:
"This is a load of crap. You didn't need to speak to me to take my money and sign me up!!! I am sitting here on hold, waiting for "the next available agent" reconsidering my past praise and loyalty to Yahoo products..."
I had already written to Yahoo complaining because they won't give you an e-mail address -- only a link -- so you don't have proof that you ever contacted them. Now this.

Scummy.

     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2006-04-24:
I have to agree with Sonja. It is a load of crap. What's next. You can't cancel unless you personally deliver your cancellation request to one of our membership retention specialist in New Delhi India. “What’s wrong with using a plane, did you forget how to do it?”
Posted by CobraCat77 on 2006-04-24:
I agree with JayD. Many companies have this policy in effect so that they can ask specifically why you want to cancel. If they can't entice you back, at least they can see if a disproportionate percentage of people are ticked with a certain aspect and they can then take steps to fix that problem.
And oh, they might want to make sure you're actually YOU, and not a disgruntled ex-student/neighbor/etc trying to get revenge on you.
Posted by viperpa33s on 2006-04-24:
I don't see what the big deal is, it's not like you have to pay for the call. I agree, they want to make sure it's you and not some other disgruntled person calling.
Posted by rhondam718732 on 2006-04-25:
I think the bottom-line is that all these companies have ZERO problems taking your money via the Internet without ever talking to you - and we all know fraud can take place there. So if a company demands you call to cancel as a way to "survey" you then pist on that. Time is valuable and Sonja said she was left on hold - who knows how long - and if you're calling from your cell that uses up your minutes. Overall - they are making it dofficult so that you let it go or give up and they can renew you. I once waited on hold 23 minutes - on my cell to cancel a service w/ Google that I wasn't allowed to cancel online.
Posted by abacab on 2006-10-14:
Calling ain't so bad, it's waiting for someone to pick up the phone! They can easily find a secure way, they don't have a problem with taking your money!
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Stupid Changes Without Choice
Posted by Appliedenvironmentals on 10/31/2013
COVINGTON, GEORGIA -- I have used Yahoo for ages and bought products from their sponsors. For some reason THEY decided we didn't like the older version and changed it for us without giving us a choice.

There are things you cannot do with this version you could do with the other version. A lot of my emails require a response. The very best way was to go between each question and respond. You can't do that anymore.

It has numerous bugs that frustrate you when you use it a great deal. You lose stuff and I've had to resort to going into word and generating my responses and pasting them in the field on Yahoo mail. Otherwise you get to the point you are ready to send and the whole page just disappears. Never ever had that problem before. Plus it gets stuck on the inbox and won't do anything. Plus more regular messages about can't send or can't load page (email). I have no clue why someone with successful, proven software would fix something that is not broken.

I DO BLAME THE NEW CEO for all these problems. Isn't this where the buck stops. If I was in charge, I would fire this individual but not allowing them to walk out the door until they fixed the problem by returning the system to a fully operational status. I have had to open an email account with another service. If I was an advertiser on Yahoo mail, I would have jumped ship about time all these complaints started to arise.
     
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Posted by cmthru on 2013-10-31:
Yahoo mail is free so they can do with it what they please. Personally I have had few problems since the new version was released. But I am a casual Yahoo user. For all my serious stuff I use an email client.
Posted by nikalseyn on 2013-10-31:
You--and others--can complain all you want, but Yahoo has already said they could care less what people say and will continue with their "new and improved" Yahoo mail. They consider all the complaints just mumblings from the always disaffected. I use Yahoo mail but only once per day, if that and have not experienced any difficulties. Perhaps because I learned long ago from a prior "new and improved" Yahoo mail to not expect too much out of it. My suggestion is to simply stop using Yahoo mail and go to something else. There are many, many free email services out there to have to worry about one changing for the worse. Yahoo is going thru some difficult times and may just go under, regardless of how pretty and competent the new CEO is. Time will tell.
Posted by Paul on 2013-10-31:
At the price you pay for them to provide this service, it's hard to believe they don't listen to complaints.
Posted by Obsfucation on 2013-11-01:
There is a very simple solution. Download a free mail program like Microsoft Live Mail, and use it to access your Yahoo mail. You will have a fully featured mailbox, and you won't ever have to see an ad to get your mail. It is far superior to using their web based program.
Posted by a-dude on 2013-11-23:
I agree. The changes done to yahoo email is retarded. It's unbelievable.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2013-11-23:
And...you have to click on two screens just to sign off!
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Do You Want To Know How The (CORRUPT) Yahoo-Answers Really Works? It's Like Walking On Egg-Shells!
Posted by The2ndflood on 07/08/2008
After my 1st Yahoo Answers account was deleted earlier this year; I swore I would never use Yahoo Answers again. But I had come across a Question while searching for some info on Vitamins through Google; that lead to someone asking for help, because they were considering Suicide. So I had to help. This lead to me helping, this woman out, and I decided I would try to give YA another chance. GIANT MISTAKE! They Deleted my account after some people didn't (PERSONALLY) like what I had posted Questions & Comments on. Going through all that hard work; just to have it ruined by Yahoo yet again; did allow me to see the flaws in the service. So if your wondering how Yahoo Answer (REALLY WORKS); then please read the info below.

Here Is How Yahoo Answers Really Works. It Is Divided Into These Main Groups Of People::

((1. The Yahoo Answers Staff)) These staff don't really exist in the way a person might think they do. They are "Suppose" to help, but all they ever do is DELETE content that they themselves personally don't like. They also DELETE content that other users report to them. They also BAN users for LIFE. The staff (Never) helps; they just send out Generic-Responses. When they delete something; they then send out a Generic-Response. NO YAHOO STAFF EVER READS ANYTHING! THEY COLLECT PAYCHECKS FOR JUST SENDING OUT PRE-WRITTEN RESPONSES!

((2. The Yahoo Answers Site Rules)) These rules are (Vague) at best. They can be twisted in whatever way they need to be to justify a DELETION. But since the Staff never sends you (Personally-Written-Emails); they never have to explain what rules you broke; if any were broken at all. So the Staff can basically do anything that they want to.

((3. The Normal Users)) These are just people that are trying to be helpful. These are also the people that suffer under the Lack of Customer Care and from the "CRY BABIES".

((4. The Cry Babies)) are users that look for things to report. You will notice them because they end up Commenting on topics they are Against. So (Animal Hunters) will post Comments on (Vegan) issues. The Religious, against the Non-Religious. Males against Females; the list goes on. These Cry Baby users are also the ones that report what ever things they themselves PERSONALLY DON'T like. So instead of just (NOT) commenting and letting other like-minded users discuss topics; they report those posts to Yahoo. Where Yahoo doesn't even look into these conflicts, or even bother reading the posts; they just Delete the content.
""" I Have Literally Posted Questions Where I Cited Each Rule Into My Question; To Prove My Question Followed The Rules. But Yahoo Still Deleted It Without Any Explanation."""

((5. The Feedback/Help Forum)) This part of Yahoo Answers was set up so people could post Questions, Comments, and Suggestions about the site. Instead it is monitored by (Pro-Yahoo-Loyalist); who Bash pretty much everyone that posts anything Negative about Yahoo. Problems are (ALWAYS) made to seem like they are the USERS fault, NOT the fault of Yahoo. No Help can be found here; unless you consider Rude-Remarks a form of help. What's more pathetic about this area; is that Yahoo doesn't delete any of those rude user comments. They will however Delete the Suggestions & Comments that point out the flaws in Yahoo Products & Services.

So basically you set up an account to help. You spend countless hours Contributing to the site; all of the time having your own Questions and Answers reported to Yahoo behind your back. Those Reports are then NOT read, but the Content is removed anyway. One day you are sent an email telling you that Something, Somewhere broke Some Rules, and that your account has been Suspended. When you ask the simple question "Why?"; you are then insulted by being sent a Generic-Response that offers NO EXPLANATION. When you Plead your case; you are then sent another Generic-Response stating that NO account can be restored after it has been suspended. Even though Yahoo "Claims" you can plead your case to have your profile restored. Then as a (Final-Insult) Yahoo punishes not only you, but every single person that had a Question that you commented on; by deleting (ALL TRACES) of your activity. So if you spent months making Questions and Comments that were helpful; ALL OF THAT IS FOR NOTHING! Yahoo then not only Deletes (ALL) of your Questions, but then (ALL) of the Questions you help Answer. If you posted comments on 1000 Questions; ALL 1000 will be a DELETED!
So Yahoo Answers is so flawed; that they punish 1000 Other Users; Just Because Those Users Found (You) To Be The Most Helpful. How messed up is that?!

So in the end Yahoo Answers isn't Helpful. It is just a mix of Questions and Comments that the Yahoo Employees haven't yet gotten around to Deleting.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-08:
There must be some sort of software that scans the text. Your posting of links to drivers and forums must somehow trigger the software to cause a 'violation'. Maybe a reading of their online policy might give a clue to the trigger.
Posted by bargod on 2008-07-08:
I've used it for years(not too much anymore) and only had a handfull of violations. Just stay within the guidelines and you'll be fine.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2008-07-08:
Sounds like you picked the wrong message board to debate politics on. I'm not familiar with that particular board, but the name alone leads me to believe it's not a political discussion forum.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-08:
You sound quite immature. All this drama and you've only been using the service two weeks. If you want to go on Yahoo Answers to flame other users and complain about Yahoo marketing practices, don't whine and moan about about getting violations. Yahoo has a TOS section. Read it, follow it, and you won't receive violation notices.
Posted by YA user on 2013-10-09:
The people that ask these questions try to draw you in. They have ten accounts and then report anyone that answers. Classics are the suicide threats, Tell me what political party I belong in, Do you agree with gay marriage. Answer it and you are don. Don't bother appealing because the moderators are just little kids that Yahoo hires for cheap that also have the same mentality ask the person that asks the question.
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New Yahoo Email Is Horrible. What a Disaster! Hate It!!!
Posted by Nwlegaleagle on 10/21/2013
Yahoo changed it's email. I've been using it for many years and loved it, but some idiots decided to change it. It's horrible. Heads should roll. Give me back my old Yahoo mail!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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Posted by nikalseyn on 2013-10-22:
what, specifically don't you like about it?
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2013-10-23:
A lot of people have complained to me about it being very buggy. I have noticed this myself so I vote this helpful.
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