Please do not truncate or shorten the subject heading of group messages as it appears on the conversation view.
Please do not truncate or shorten the subject heading of group messages as it appears on the conversation view. It defeats the purpose of a public message.
Dila Foundation commented
Still no action from the outsource agents in India hired by Yahoo to mismanage Groups. How much is Google and Facebook paying them to sabotage Yahoo?
Apparently Yahoo no longer has either the inclination or enough tech support personnel after recent layoffs to resolve this and various other problems, so I would not advise anyone to hold their breath waiting for a fix.
At the expense of repetitiveness I will again recommend my work-around for this problem: In the Subject Field, following your subject, add 8 or 9 periods, double-spaced, like this [ . . . . . . . ], of course without the brackets. Then when Yahoo truncates the Subject Line it will collapse the periods and not the text of your subject leaving it readable.
I have been doing this for about six months now and it works perfectly to preserve the entire subject line. It only takes a few seconds to tack on the periods & spaces and the end of your subject line then does not get cut off.
OK — HTH
Please fix this. At the time of posting, this is now the 5th most voted on request. What else do the users need to do to get this request through?
Agree, this makes the Groups interface very difficult to use!!
Yes Robert, I fully agree that it is wholly irresponsible on the part of Yahoo's tech services to allow such a simple fix to persist for so long as this one has persisted.
At least I have figured out a workaround for these truncations to the subject line, although said workaround is not the ideal answer.
The workaround is actually quite simple and consists of adding ' . . . ' (a series of single spaces + periods) to the end of the text in the subject field before posting your messages in Yahoo. When about ten to 12 pairs of space/dots are added to the end that seems to keep the truncations from eating into end of the subject line's text.
Try it. It does work.
Robert Salzmann commented
This "bug" makes yahoo groups basically unpleasant and unusable for me. I'll stick to forums at large and stop by the groups I follow at a bare minimum. For a silly problem like this that has such a large effect on usability to go unaddressed this long is indicative of much larger problems at Yahoo. Too bad.
Not only has it been going on an inordinately long time, Peter, I have also noticed over the last several weeks that, while the ranking of this request (5th) has not changed, the number of new requests above it on this page has increased from about five to now nine. And many of those new requests are ranked WAAAY lower than this Truncation one at 5th.
If this 'butting ahead in line' of these new requests continues, our Truncation request will soon wind up very far down the page. [sigh]
Meanwhile at this juncture I will reiterate this work-around for the problem that I offered beforer: At the end of your subject lines for any new post that you make add [space, dot] about twelve times, like this: . . . . . . . . . . . So, then when Nasty NEO truncates your post's subject line it will only eat a few of the last [space, dot]s that you added and your subject line will remain readable! So far doing this has worked fine for me.
The other thing that prolly needs be done is for interested parties to continue to add comments here in which we continue to request a resolution to this truncation problem. We're up to 40 comments now but one might think that with 100 or more comments appended here we might catch the eye of the Tech Team. (Oh wait . . . I think I just panicked!!)
Anyway, come on NEO Techs; get off the pot and resolve this problem for us. You can't NOT be aware of this problem and the difficulties that it creates for us.
Peter Roberts commented
This title truncation has been going on since at least March 2015. Does Yahoo! ever respond with respect to a needed fix like this? Do we know they even read yahoo.uservoice.com? This is sad in several ways.
why won't yahoo mail expand my needlessly truncated emails? Clicking the show full message button just delivers the same email chopped off at the same spot. Looks like it is back to Gmail for me if this continues. Not what you would expect in 2015.
One more thing... I have discovered recently that if I append my subject line with about a dozen [space, dot, spaces], like so: [ . . . . . . . . . . . . ] then the truncation only eats a prtion of the 'space, dot, spaces' and not the text of the subject line.
That's a workaround, of sorts, but not the answer to the problem.
> Most are too abbreviated to even hint at the subject matter. What is delaying your fixing this?
Perhaps the NEO support 'tekkies' are themselves too truncated, to understand what a major inconvenience the subject line truncation is causing.
My only suggestion is to keep on and on (politely) making requests to fix the truncation problem here using the reply fuction. Maybe when there are in excess of 100 replies they'll get the hint.
Most are too abbreviated to even hint at the subject matter. What is delaying your fixing this?
Certainly there have been enough well-founded complaints & concerns posted here, along with examples of how this truncation annoyance is causing difficulties for many groups.
The main difficulty as I see it is that by making ID-ing thread topics difficult to eyeball easily, members of various groups may just give up and just leave their group.
This cannot be good for Yahoo in the long run since fewer members in groups means fewer clicks on the inserted ads & thus less revenue for Yahoo. One would think for that reason alone Yahoo would make an effort to resolve the truncation annoyance.
Hopefully if folks continue to post their concerns here eventually we will reach 'critical mass' and Yahoo will take notice and fix the truncation annoyance. One would hope, anyway.
This has to be a BUG! Their "logic" cannot be this misguided.
In a recent example on harrahscasinos group, a message with the tile "BYD?", the title was shortened to "B..." LOL
imran khan commented
SIR,are we going to get to any certian group i that possible because every 1 is saying you dontt pay any attention lets see..........
FC, I fully agree... The subject lines should enable the members of our groups to scan quickly to allow them to find topics that interest them. But with the truncations at times it is impossible to tell what a subect line refers to as you scan past.
Interestingly enough Yahoo does NOT truncate any of the subject lines for the many ADS they thrust at us group members.
By ignoring our pleas to resolve this truncation situation Yahoo seems to ignoring the fact that if they manage to drive away the members of groups and those groups then start to decline & disband there willt be fewer and fewer folks to read their annoying ads and their revenue will diminish!
I'm just sayin' . . .
The subject lines in our group are formatted specifically for members to glance quickly at items being offered or requested as they scroll through the list. Your truncating has completely defeated this concept for us! Please change this back or give us option to set. Thank you!
> Anon. wrote:
> Is Yahoo being sabotaged from the inside
> by Google and Facebook agents?"
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That has been suggested in the recent past. It does make one wonder . . . [sigh]
March 11, 2015 was when this was brought to their attention but no action has been taken. Is Yahoo being sabotaged from the inside by Google and Facebook agents?
Over the past week or so the ranking of this request/suggestion has gone from 6th ranked to 8th ranked, and yesterday I noticed that it's back to 6th ranked.
There have been no fiuther comments posted during this time (excepting this one) so I am wondering wether the ranking changes signify that Yahoo techs are reviewing this suggestion.
I suppose though that continued activity of folks making comments to a request/suggestion like this one couple likely keep it in the techs' eyes –or maybe not. Still the continued posting of comments may have a positive effect on getting this concern rectified.