How can we improve Yahoo News?

I want to customize the stories on my news feed! I am REALLY sick of getting stories about murder, animal abuse, genocide, etc. ENOUGH

I don't want to get depressed or outraged every time I check the news feed-- 90% of the stories I get are gruesome, and if I had young ones around while scanning my news- they'd be traumatized. Some of them traumatized me, and I am an adult!

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  • andrew gordon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I do not care about: sports stars personal lives, Kardashians, movie stars personal lives, Let individuals select what news they want to appear on their Yahoo homepage.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why does the, show less, option expire? I DON'T WANT TO SEE THESE ARTICLES, AT ALL!!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Give us the tools to block fake Fox News and other propaganda sites masquerading as news.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Don't criticise people,looks like you sit down on people life not in realpolitik , you don't understand English?

  • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want to be able to filter the type of new content I am fed. I have no interest in anything related to entertainment or celebrity. In fact, it make me angry to have to even see these articles. I don't care who wore what to what event, or who is dating who or who is saying what about who. The entertainment industry has become a cesspool and i want out. These stories are a waist of my time and energy and if you can help me filter them out then I will get my new from another source.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I keep clicking on 'Show Less From' this source - where is the button to stop ALL from a source? I hate sports, I don't care to see it. I hate the kardashians, don't want to see it - perhaps I will have to find a service that allows me to pick what I want to see.

    By the way - that 'Show Less From' BS does not work... I keep getting the same **** from the same **** producers.

  • Phillip Broughton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't want to see Sports or Celebrity content. Any of it. No amount of telling your current option "See Less From $SOURCE" actually reduces the amount that displays on the home page. I would have expected different stories from other news sources to take their place when I hit that. Nope, more Celebrity and Sports garbage from different sources AND the originals.

    I need to drop the whole category, clearly, so you stop serving it.

  • Bob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wish there was a place i could block the word "Kardashians". Then, after that, i would receive no more "news" on he Kardashians. It's worthless information to me. I don't want to see it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add me to the list. Google has dramatically reduced the user ability to customize content on the News page. All one can do now is continually like or dislike articles to try and influence their algorithm. This made me look at Yahoo news as an alternative. What I see is a huge bucket containing some news and a lot of fluff. I don't have time for this. I don't want any entertainment or sports. Looks like Reuters and AP are going to be my go to sources now until others realize that folks want to customize their news feeds.

  • Bobbi Sanchez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't want sports in my feed. To me, it is a waste of bandwidth. There should be an option to eliminate it in my but let others enjoy it. We used to have that option. What happened?

  • karen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    agree totally. the long lurid ****** headlines are also bad. yahoo should be blocked by most parents as inappropriate anymore, it's been so bad. whatever happened to AP & reuters? hardly ever see these anymore.

  • Dale Darling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With the new format, you can only like a topic (heart) or share it. I used to be able to choose what I DIDN'T want to see. For example, I don't want to see half naked pictures of Chelsea Handler on my news feed all day today. Would love to be able to choose 'less like this'.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm sick of seeing any and ALL Kardashians!!! I don't care if Kim jumped on a trampoline - AGAIN or that one of them wore a white shirt and underwear to the grocery store (not that they shop for themselves) Please please please their 15 minutes is up and exhausting. please let me choose what I consider to be news. I don't want to even see glance at this on my so-called News-feed. When will Yahoo GET OVER stupid news like this???? we aren't 12

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elizabeth Peacock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like NOT to have any professional sports taking up space in my news feed. Is there any way to accomplish this?

  • Jeff Zacher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There are certain news outlets that are frankly wrong and/or completely biased. I want them off my newsfeed just as I can do on other online news sites.

  • l chan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please have a list of news sources (Cnn, MSnbc, fox news, CSPan, ...) and allow the user to choose what they want to see. Also do that for all types of news (Cnet, techcrunch, 9to5 mac)

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