I understand certain content can't be fresh all the time. But in interests like finance and sports i have been seeing the same tile that are 3 or 4 days old.4th ranked
Yes, it appears to be a bug. We also found 1 year old articles. CPQ, Paul Krakow, is looking into it.
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'7th ranked
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.
I'm seeing a lot of truncated content coming from RSS feeds from partners whose content we have full rights to. Is there a reason we're pulling truncated content vs full feeds? e.g. http://stage.zed.yahoo.com/Arts%20%26%20Entertainment-yct:001000031#7th ranked
If the content is coming from CA, then we should deliver the complete article. If the content is coming from an off-network crawl, then we’ll limit the amount of content we return. We’re not currently de-duping between off-network crawls and CA hosted content, so it’s possible that partner content showed up as off-network content (I couldn’t get the example article to load).
there was no content for one of my interests (feng shui)9th ranked
Do you have any good RSS feeds for Feng Shui? We can add them to our crawl. If you have any feeds you would like us to add, please post them to this bugzilla ticket:
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.html17th ranked
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.
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.17th ranked
We’re working on increasing the content pool so we’ll have fresh articles for all of the topics that users might be interested in. If you have any feeds you’d like to suggest, please add them to: http://twiki.corp.yahoo.com/view/CPQ/FeedMe
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".34th ranked
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
Where did the TV Listings go?
The new my.yahoo. does not have TV Listings. Bring back the old my.yahoo.34th ranked
attached screenshot-- the same story shown 3 times with slightly different titles34th ranked
Thanks. This will be addressed as part of the overall de-dupe work that needs to happen.
It would be best to use the plural form of "woman" in the category "women".34th ranked
I agree. We get our display names from Wikipedia though: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman
I'll remove that from the new wiki list.34th ranked
Looks like John both added this item, and took the action item to follow up on it. :)
Is it possible to active the additional links at the bottom of some articles? These additional links would be useful to users.34th ranked
Scott, do you mean offering links to related content/articles on the article pages? If so, we have been looking at article updates to provide a preview of (and ability to click to) related content, in addition to related interests.
Clicked on this article--http://z9.yahoo.com/home/olympics--william-and-kate-cheer-for-murray-from-cheap-seats.html--page was empty.34th ranked
Interesting. The content loads for me. Can you try the link again and see if it’s still a blank page?
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.34th ranked
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?34th ranked
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?34th ranked
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.
What’s weird about the tags in the article?
Which of the related interests shouldn’t be shown?
This looks like a clear-cut bug, as there was another canoe article also, and neither of them had the word 'cat' in them.34th ranked
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.
For this video blog article, it says "Click here to view this gallery," but it's not an actual link. It doesn't do anything at all. I'm not sure if that's an error on our side or from the source.34th ranked
We’re looking at how html tags get handled when content is processed by our stack. Ideally we’d preserve links like that.
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