Yahoo just did something that completed p*%#$ed me off. In my My Yahoo page, I've customized a number of European football clubs in my Scoreboard preferences. I often had to do this by going to their international sites, editing my My Yahoo page from them, and adding clubs to track for scores in EPL, La Liga, Serie A, etc.
Well stupid me takes the bait to check out their "new and improved" My Yahoo tease (that and an old boss works there now and sucked me in). So I converted my My Yahoo profile over to the new version, and poof: all my European clubs vanished in my Scoreboard component, all the custom club headlines for European clubs also vanished, etc. Instead, the only options I get -- whether logging in from U.S., Italy, UK, etc. -- are U.S.-only sports teams to add. I even changed my locale, timezone, etc., in a vain attempt to see if I could get around this (no dice).
Lame. Rule #1 of any product development strategy is to not take away features and make things less valuable. It irritated me so much that I started scoping out a My MSN page instead.
Granted, this isn't exactly e-mail we're talking about here. But beware the new My Yahoo. You'll be prevented from getting any customized sports info outside of the U.S. again. :wth:
no i don't have a thing for MSN. I have a thing for people being blinded by Microsoft's blanketed marketing campaign that fools people like yourself into believing that MSN is so great, and that you can only use hotmail e-mail addresses with MSN Messenger, which is also untrue.