Horrible new Yahoo Home Page setup!
In today's world where people have a BUSY life and time is PRECIOUS, the LAST thing we need is to have our Home Page changed on us and have to scroll down a long list of items to find newsworthy articles which are not sorted in accordance to our preferred level of interest (World News; Canadian News; Local News) and fields of interest. Unless you revert to how it was before (and hopefully CUT DOWN on the annoying ads on either side of the reading space, then you will lose me and I will walk away! This is TOTALLY DISRESPECTFUL of your customers. It is annoying and does not render the experience more agreeable. Cut the nonsenses and get with the REALITY of the cyber world. Instead of annoying adds which take a lot of space and interfere with our use of the page, why don't you have a series of 'trailer-style' scrolling sort of like a bar for the Stock exchange (not very high) which would be SPONSORED by a company willing to PAY for the space to get our attention - BUT with the possibility of the CUSTOMER CHOICE as to WHAT sort of scrolls they want to see. Here are a few examples which I am sure would attract MANY PEOPLE:
1) A scroll of written jokes people could read;
2) Story time bedtime stories at night for parents to read to small children
3) Newsflash scroll of the latest news around the world
4) Newsflash scroll of the latest national news
5) A scroll indicating what are the current movies playing in our area and at what times an where
6) Food items for sales and at what price in our local area
7) STORM Warning scroll (could override other scrolls at times of emergencies and sponsored by local municipal authorities on behalf of public well-being and safety)
8) Similar scroll as above for AMBER Alerts in our region
9) Similar scroll as # 7 but for alerts telling the public of a specific danger: i.e., contaminated water; epidemic starting; food poisoning issues; a criminal on the lose wanted by police (with description) until more details come out in a news article
10) Stock exchange scroll (for those who would like that)
11) Sports scores scroll for the sports fans on a National, Provincial level an world (during Olympics)
...and I am certain there could be plenty more much more useful things than the annoying garbage you have been posting as ads (even on our E-mail screen! - It does NOT belong there and we should not have to click all the time to get it out of the way! You are wasting precious minutes of OUR TIME! I am certain my scroll idea would make you OODLES of money and many more ideas could come along which would be far MORE practical than thins which constantly annoy us. FIX IT or lose DROVES of people and see what happens next. . . THOUSANDS ARE LEAVING FACEBOOK - and THOUSANDS will be WALKING AWAY FORM YAHOO IF YOU DO NOT FIX THIS FAST!!!
Bye bye Yahoo, hello outlook homepage - enough is enough! Daily Mail???? seriously??? how is that relevant to Canadians who used your homepage? Get a grip and I MIGHT come back.
It just goes to prove, that Yahoo doesn't give a rat's behind to what its users think :(
I am so sick of the Daily Mail and Answers , etc I am quitting the Yahoo home page
I hate the ads that are in the news areas that masquerade as News Is Yahoo that desperate for money ?
Violet Decobellis commented
Not only is the new format too long, but some of the stories are repeated a couple of times. Just put in the news of the day!!
Why is it that no matter what tab I click I am taken to Yahoos US site? When I WANT the US site I click it on my favourites. I want Yahoo to take me to the site on which I click and NOT the site they like.
Why does Yahoo keep changing what we like? If people were fleeing Yahoo in droves for other sites they should change. But it will be the constant changes that will cause me to change sites.
New format is absolutely disorganized .Takes a lot of time to find article and much longer to open it.My comments disappeared,no more notification regarding responses to my comments.
I'm ready to walk away from Yahoo.
I hate that the ability to customize my news and favorites has been taken away. The new layout and colors are total ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hate the new home page. Cant get into my mail by clicking mail is the no. 1 annoyance. Used to be able to scroll through the home page news items and photos, not any more, Ie # 1-75 photos, news items are not showing up when clicking on the forward arrow. How do I get to my e-mail?????????????????
Too many worthless ads are also a complete annoyance.
I detest the new home page and I will actively seek an alternative.
hear hear agreed fully!!! I also hate it in all ways. Change it back please
I don't care about the ads but hey let's face they are necessary Yahoo does need to make money and I rather have ads than have to pay however really hate their new Home page - the see through banner of headings is so darn distracting and annoying and as you say having news on a roll is frustrating without clear categories one can see at a glance more than annoying. I also hate not being able to scroll anything on the page except the news.
Two words for you yahoo team: total Morons!
I am changing, cant find anything without scrolling a bunch of headlines not interested in...
I hate hate hate hate hate this new page !!!!!!!!!! can you tell us why you changed it
I agree entirely.
I think users should go to canoe.ca untill they bring back the old format
This person's ideas for scrolls looks to be a good one.