STOP requiring facebook to comment.
Again I have been told to log into the hated Facebook to be allowed to comment on a Yahoo news, sports, tech, or education page.
I didn't even notice it required facebook (a while ago), posted a comment, and gave something... email, password or something), thinking I was signing into yahoo (sometimes with an auto login, some things require you to re-sign in to post), and either at the time I then noticed it said I was on facebook, or I got a welcome email. FORTUNATELY I saw an option to remove myself from there and did so ON THE SPOT.
What a TRAP!
**** FaceBook I don't use that **** !!!
not everyone has nor wants a social media account and to limit comments to only viewers that have a facebook or other social media account id discriminating and limiting freedom of speech.
What in the fook has happened to FREE speech?! Why do you block out words that are in no shape form or fashion offensive?! Why am I not able to check my comment sections? I am getting very upset with yahoo and will change soon if something is not done to ensure my right to free speech! I have deleted my FB account because of so many issues and I do NOT want to sign on with it!
WHY is every online site mandating a facebook account to comment?
Is it because facebook is ultra liberal and you know many people who have opposing views will refuse to take part in that site?
Is it because you have some inane idea it will foster civil discourse, when one look at many of the hateful things facebook commenters spew towards anyone not in line with obama proves that idea is false?
Or is it because you get a kickback from zuckerburg?
Or is it because you want to have even more information on everyone, prying into their lives?
Whatever your reasons they SUCK!!!!!!
Cute! You added a comment button to the pages that didn't allow commenting, but it does absolutely nothing.
Yahoo tech, Yahoo music, Yahoo health, Yahoo parenting, Yahoo home, and several others all have the same hard to use format, they all have scripts that crash, and they all take over the browser and switch the view to the tap they are in.
The ATT Uverse pages take over the computer and will not let me leave the page.
Did you look to see if the like takes you off Yahoo to another site?
Look at the address in the browser-if it doesn't say it's Yahoo then you aren't viewing via Yahoo.
If you see a box with an arrow going out of it next to the item it's an outside link. A link to a sponsored ad side show a $ icon next to the caption or title.
Once again, not all link stay on Yahoo! If you see Facebook or Disqus or other platform's commenting format, YOU ARE NOT ON YAHOO!
As for the broken comment button used with the new page format, YES, it's broke and stinks.
You changed the circles to rectangles to make this complaint false.
And you added a sham comments button. It is on the page, but it does everything except open a place to comment.
I don't have a Facebook account and I will not get one.
Levi Smith commented
So annoying, so, so, so annoying
More and more articles have the bar of social media site links instead of a comment section. Stop discriminating against people who can't use social media sites or refuse to use them because of the increased probability of identity-theft.
Stop doing this. The convenience of the author is not as important as the user who is prevented from commenting.
When I click on an article, and it happens to be on Yahoo Tech, yahoo health, Yahoo education, and several others, I close it immediately, because I know I am going to be discriminated against by a bar full of links to social media sites.
The article source should not have the power to prevent comments. If they deny permission to comment, then don't allow their one-sided article on Yahoo News.
You have an new type of page with 4 or 5 circles at the top. Those circles have Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+, and email this page.
Whenever I see those circles, I know I Am not going to be allowed to comment. So the erroneous blather on the page will not be contested.
Unless you get it in your thick heads that some people are not allowed to use certain social media because of their jobs, you are guilty of discriminating against some people with certain professions.
And Katie Couric should not be protected against comments.
Put the comment link on EVERY page.
Again your pages require the hated Facebook or Twitter co comment.
Provide the comment feature on EVERY news page.
I think these are required by the article source and not yahoo. I am upset that the mobile version does not even show comments.
So far today, NONE of the stories I went to allowed comments, unless you belong to the prohibited Facebook or Twitter.
The convenience of your writers to use only those services is not as important as the fact that many of your readers are prohibited by their employers from having Facebook and Twitter accounts because of security concerns. Many are teachers.
Stop discriminating against certain classes of people by requiring social media sites to comment.
Again I am suddenly hit with a bunch of pages where comments are allowed on only Facebook or Twitter.
Pot a comments section on each and every page that can appear on the News rotation. NO EXCEPTIONS!
You are a common carrier, and must have equal access to all, including those whose jobs prohibit Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Again I am left with no way to comment on Yahoo Health, Yahoo Education, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Sports, and Yahoo Screen, and news pages with a certain newscaster, without using Facebook or Twitter.
Stop discriminating against people whose employers prohibit them from using these identity-theft-prone sites. Stop discriminating against those who are wary of the ease with which their identities can be stolen on them.
Require each page to have either a Disqus forum entry or a Yahoo comments section.
I saw an article today that was blatantly bad science, and I wasn't allowed to tell anyone to beware of it.
How a stupid page required twitter to work.
Your pages must be compatible with people whose jobs prohibit them from having accounts with the mainstream social media systems.
Again I am confronted with pages in Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Food, and Yahoo Education that require people to have Facebook accounts to comment.
This discriminates against people who are required by their employers to not have Facebook accounts, and those who believe that Facebook is an identity theft threat.