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  1. No TV Listings

    Where did the TV Listings go?

    The new my.yahoo. does not have TV Listings. Bring back the old my.yahoo.

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  2. Related content

    http://z9.yahoo.com/user/45FC6PHAVHJAQCSOF6ZBI337MU/Health/anna-paquin-stephen-moyer-welcome-twin-babies-202948210.html?.tsrc=internalemail1

    Is there related content? It talks about her babies but don't show her pregnant or the babies. I know the article isn't org. content so are we just left with what that article says or is it possible to add any content to it?

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  3. Mashable infographic can't be viewed on Chrome

    http://z9.yahoo.com/home/want-app-developer-heres-infographic-021425536.html

    Infographic -- huge, tall but thin graphic -- is very small, unreadable (on Chrome browser/OSx) and clicking it doesn't take you to a larger version...and not clear how to view the graphic by some other mechanism. Had to go to the article, and then it was confusing because z9 displays the reduced-size infographic above the article, but mashable displays it below.

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  5. Top Stories can't start with stuff that's 9 hours old

    You can't call something "Top Stories" when the content that tops the stories is at a minimum hours old. There are items here that are 15 hours old, too. We're not delivering on the promise that we're relevant and timely to our users.

    The industry research is clear on this -- when asked to rank what qualities users want in their news content, timeliness nearly always ranks at the top.

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  6. the related interest topics shown are not related to my interest

    there was no content for one of my interests (feng shui)

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  7. thumbed down article still there next day

    this is annoying, i don't want to see it anymore

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    Project TeamProject Team responded

    Neither do we. :)
    The thumb buttons aren’t connected to any functionality on the back-end yet.

    We’ve also heard others request that thumbing a story down should remove it immediately, which is something we will also explore going forward.

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    You shouldn’t be seeing any exact dupes, but near dupes are pretty common right now (e.g., same content, different sources). We’re working on clustering algorithms to identify near dupes so we can eliminate this issue. We’ll also be able to roll together related articles on breaking news, so you’ll be able to see a story evolve.

  9. I try to follow 'Cat', and 'Olympics-Men's canoe sprint K1 200m semi-final results' Comes Up

    This looks like a clear-cut bug, as there was another canoe article also, and neither of them had the word 'cat' in them.

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    If you spot issues like this, please share a link to the specific article. We try to log all of these types of issues as bugs, but we can only address them if we can reproduce the problem.

  10. Search multiple interests?

    If I search something like "Italy travel" there are no results. Perhaps we can search Italy and travel separately and give the recommended interests?

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  11. No content for suggested topics

    First time I connected to Zed, I was asked about content I'd like to see. One of the suggestions I had was badminton, but then, no content on the badminton page, although it was a very hot topics this past week.

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  12. For future - target ads carefully

    As a female reader, I don't want to see ads like Fisker's car ad with the swimsuit girl and the tagline 'designed to get you hot'. I just don't want to see this kind of content in a 'personalized' reader. Please consider capturing sex of user to ensure that advertising is not blatantly offensive to the end user - or provide a way to 'report ad as inappropriate/don't show me this ad again'

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    Project TeamProject Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! Improved targeting is indeed planned in the future, based on what we know of the user and of their interests. We are also looking at ad feedback mechanisms. Right now, we have a very small test inventory of ads, so it’s quite likely you’ll see some ads that don’t seem appropriately targeted.

  13. Individual Pages/Sections for Each Declared Interest

    It would be nice to have an individual page dedicated to each of my declared interests as opposed to mixing all of them within my collection. For instance, if I declared "Social Media" as an interest I would like to be able to have a specific page with articles/content relevant to "Social Media".

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    Project TeamProject Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We’re revisiting the role of collections vs. interests. Collections have value, but there’s also the use case you mention. Currently, if you’re reading content in one of your collections, and you follow another interest, it adds it to the collection you’re in. That said, there are 2 ways you can create a standalone Social Media collection right now:
    1. Open the menu/tray; click “Manage Collections”; create a new collection with just Social Media; give the collection a name
    2. Search for “Social Media” in the search box in the chrome; click the “Follow” link in the header of that page.
    Both of these should create a standalone Social Media collection which you can access in your navigation

  14. Recommendations

    Screenshot from the partially related/offensive topics recommended.

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    Project TeamProject Team responded

    What’s offensive about those recommended interests?

  15. Poor Reading Experience

    Reading this article was a poor experience because there are a lot of missing spaces between words. Examples: "CamilaAlves,"thefirst", "didn'treally"...etc.

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    Thanks for the feedback. If you see this issue again, can you please use the “Report Bug” link so we can capture the URL and see what you are seeing?

  16. Press releases appearing in Zed

    I'm starting to see press releases show up directly in Zed again. There's probably a debate to be had about whether they belong, but my vote as a user is that they detract from the experience (plus, we're essentially giving companies free advertising): http://z9.yahoo.com/Canada/xeomin-cosmetic-clostridium-botulinum-neurotoxin-125800851.html

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    Generally speaking, we shouldn’t have press releases showing up as content. If we can identify particular sources that only provide press releases, we can remove them from the crawl.

  17. Sources

    I'm not sure how many sources this app uses, but I believe the more, the better. On my tech page, I've got three stories all related to Sony's profits this quarter and while from different sources, they're all pretty much the same thing. Maybe adding more sources will help diversify content and prevent this sort of thing?

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    Project TeamProject Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback Scott. We have plans to better address de-duping content in a coming release, which should help with this issue. Separately, we are looking at ingesting content from more sources, to create an even better experience, although that won’t necessarily address the dupe issues.

  18. We should show tweets by hashtag indexing

    Twitter is a a rich source of timely information on a diverse set of well-tagged info:

    https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23physics

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    Twitter as a source of interests and content will certainly be explored in the coming months. Its priority is being elevated with the upcoming project.

  19. "hectares" is a meaningless recommended interest

    I'll remove that from the new wiki list.

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    Looks like John both added this item, and took the action item to follow up on it. :)

  20. Same articles showing up as 4 days ago

    Hi,
    Im seeing the same article titles in some of the Interest areas... i.e. Food & Cooking as I did last week, and I didnt click on them last week because I wasnt interested in them, so shouldnt they refresh?

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    Project TeamProject Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback. In future we will be looking at how to factor a user’s view history into what content we display. I agree that in these cases, if you’ve seen a particular tile a few times in a prior session, there’s probably not a lot of value in still showing them. That said, the bigger issue is probably that for some interests, we simply don’t have a lot of new content to show you. We’ll be looking at ways to address that too.

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