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  1. Content is not fresh enough

    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.

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      0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Project TeamProject Team responded

      Yes, it appears to be a bug. We also found 1 year old articles. CPQ, Paul Krakow, is looking into it.

    • 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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        0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        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.

      • RSS Feeds

        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#

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          1 comment  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Project TeamProject Team responded

          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).

        • 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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          • 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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              0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Project TeamProject Team responded

              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.

            • 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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                0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  1 comment  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  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

                • 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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                      0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • near dupe problems

                      attached screenshot-- the same story shown 3 times with slightly different titles

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                        0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Project TeamProject Team responded

                        Thanks. This will be addressed as part of the overall de-dupe work that needs to happen.

                      • Use of "Woman" as a Category

                        It would be best to use the plural form of "woman" in the category "women".

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                        • "hectares" is a meaningless recommended interest

                          I'll remove that from the new wiki list.

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                            0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Project TeamProject Team responded

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

                          • Additional links

                            Is it possible to active the additional links at the bottom of some articles? These additional links would be useful to users.

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                              0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Project TeamProject Team responded

                              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.

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                                Project TeamProject Team responded

                                Interesting. The content loads for me. Can you try the link again and see if it’s still a blank page?

                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                        0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Project TeamProject Team responded

                                        What’s weird about the tags in the article?
                                        Which of the related interests shouldn’t be shown?
                                        Boston Bruins
                                        Tim Thomas
                                        Thomas Menino
                                        Facebook

                                      • 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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                                          0 comments  ·  4. CONTENT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Project TeamProject Team responded

                                          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.

                                        • Additional links

                                          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.

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                                            Project TeamProject Team responded

                                            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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