Before Yahoo forced users to use the new system, my local news was actually local news (from Tallahassee and nearby areas). Now the "local"
Before Yahoo forced users to use the new system, my local news was actually local news (from Tallahassee and nearby areas). Now the "local" news that shows up on my homepage is from Tampa, Palm Beach, and Orlando. All those cities are hundreds of miles away from me, and I really don't care what's happening there since I rarely visit any of them. My zip code is set correctly, so that's not the problem. As far as I can tell, there's no way for me to eliminate those areas from showing up in the news feed on my home page. I read the article about how to mark articles you want to see less of; however, when I hover over article headlines, I don't get any kind of preferences pop-up. I've tried it both on my homepage and the article newsfeed page. Nothing. How about a system which allows users to specify which news sources they want to see? That would be far more useful for local news.
Matt Nichols commented
Agreed. This issue in particular is extremely irritating.
I think the people at Yahoo are giving up, sensing the downfall of the company. Bugs go unfixed, issues unaddressed, employees fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.
Dave Van De Cappelle commented
I agree, this change sucks big time and now makes Yahoo mostly useless.
Absolutely right. We live far south of San Francisco, at the south edge of San Jose. But our local news feed ALWAYS comes up from the Napa newspaper. There is no way to block this? Did someone bribe Yahoo to feature these stories, which are of absolutely no interest down here. Why can I not block Napa from my local news feed? I'd rather get news from the moon than local stories from that far away.
Seems like the whole news filtering is broken. I select Finance and I get sports and international news not related to finance... at least shouldn't be in the top results... This has been going on since the end of last year... Any plans to fix it?