What happened to the notifications? The new format no longer shows it.
I used to be able to shortcut to see how others responds to my comments at times.
Robert Hill commented
How do I get rid of "notifications"?
Yahoo ******* blows hard.
Bernard Cunningham commented
More and more it seems you are doing away with the notification bell. Used to always find it at the top of my email. Then only some news post would show it. Finally found it again in the account info settings box with a jump to alerts setting and there it was. Now it is gone completely! I like to keep up with previous posts where I have made comments. Now once a day you send me a Yahoo updates on my comments. I like to see what others say about what I have written but it is getting harder to find them again. The changes you are making are not fun at all. Stop that!
Not only is there no bell, but when Yahoo sends an email with your activity feed the embedded links are dead. I have come to Yahoo for years for this specific feature, comments on news stories. Minus that Yahoo has no particular use to me. Bring back the bell.
Yahoo keeps fixing things that ain't broke. Bring back the bell.
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Many of us have used yahoo mail for over a decade. It's been reliable, functional and served the needs of a wide variety of people - for personal and business use. Yahoo has changed it, taking away the ability to organize emails, switch from writing to reading emails without losing work, incorporating ads into the inbox (that, if clicked on by mistake, lead to spam websites) and hiding essential functions, like printing.Emails are being lost or misdirected, contacts are disappearing and Yahoo is not addressing these issues. Here's a sample of some of the comments made so far on the petition:
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Without tabs and multitasking, drafts disappear if you check an email. Users with visual impairments can't distinguish text, because of the font style and colors displayed.
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BEll Bell Bell bell Bell bell Bell Bell Bell
What Happened to Freedom Of Speech
This is really irritating. The UK version still has it. What, the US is not worthy? I'm giving one more week, then moving all my accounts to Google.
Alessandro Pereira commented
the funniest thing is that on their help page they say the bell was removed in order to serve their members better, and out of customers feedback!
the bell was the best way to keep conversations going; hence, it meant we would stay longer in yahoo sites. Just so you know, once I'm in the finance pages, I'll easily spend 10 times more in there than in FB.
Responding to notifications has become so cumbersome and difficult, it's not worth the time and effort. This should make the article author's REALLY "happy" as they are paid by the 'click'. I know I won't be boosting any commissions anymore.
Yahoo nobody likes u anyway...put the f'n bell back up
Todd Anthony Carter commented
If you go to Yahoo Home, look down on left side and you will see More Sites...Click on it and hit All Products then scroll down..I use Yahoo Blog-Yodel which says they have moved, but the bell is present and updates even while page is open. I know it's a pain in the A $$ but it's a way.
FYI to everyone. If you find and join a Yahoo group from the UK or Ireland, you can click into that group and "the bell" will magically reappear with your comment notifications.
I think there's probably a million or so of these groups, so it shouldn't be too hard.:)
Yes!!! I agree with all of you--- Bring back the fu**ing "Bell"
banter is harmless and reaction to some of the comments can be quite entertaining, but of course yahoo had to stop a good thing!...bring it back yahoo or go to your room!
why do you all mess things up why
The absence of notifications is for a reason. Yahoo can't be so stupid that they just arbitrarily told one of the interns, "Lean in and get rid of that bell!" On the other hand, could they?
Part of the fun leaving comments on the sports pages is the banter back and forth between fans, the "bell" help quickly navigate back to our comments when someone responding allowing us to respond back again. Now that that ease is gone, so will my comments go.
Jeff Novak commented
Bring it back!