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  1. Requiring a mobile telephone for all Yahoo users.

    Yahoo! seems to have implemented their modern version of "Don't trust anyone over thirty". The over-the-hill crowd is being discriminated against with this change, as are the underprivileged who cannot afford mobile phone subscriptions. The hardware might be "free" with a multi-year, draconian, binding agreement, but said multi-year contractual service is NOT FREE.

    Many people whose eyesight needs correction do not like, and do not use mobile phones for anything other than talking to people. Many people use Jitterbug or eschew cellphones entirely.

    Yahoo! has decided that it wants to exclude all the aforementioned people from access to Yahoo! Groups.…

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    Yahoo has been reviewing ways to improve the security of our member accounts, eliminate abuse and reduce the time needed to recover a password. Mobile is a secure way to solve all 3 of these issues.

    We will never use mobile numbers for anything other than verification purposes and share this personal data with other companies.

    We’re currently testing our registration page and will provide updates.

  2. Please remove the restrictions on your password policy

    I was just forced to change my password, and was told the password I use for sites like Yahoo doesn't meet you complexity requirements. I have news for you- people don't have unique passwords for the 75 sites we have accounts on. I have different levels of secure passwords depending on how important the info on that site it. For me, the worst somebody could do is mess up my fantasy pool.

    I am not going to use a password I use for important sites, and I'm not going to come up with a unique one for Yahoo.

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  3. Remove the "remind me later" option when asking users for a phone number, instead put "never ever ever ask me again" as a new option

    Remove or replace or add a new option instead of the "remind me later" option when asking a user for a phone number? If a user does not want to give you their phone number, why would they want you to ask them again later? Its counter-intuitive and down right stupid. Add the option "never ask me again" and "I dont have a cellphone". Why do you need our phone number that badly? We all know its not for account recovery, you just wish to have our cell phone numbers as data in your system, obvious data theft is obvious....

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  4. The Keep Me Signed In default should be UNCHECKED.

    Please change the Keep Me Signed In default from checked to unchecked. Let users choose whether they wish to be permanently signed in.

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  5. The new sign in screen is not efficient.

    You have changed the sign in process so that a username is typed in, the sign in button is clicked, the password is then typed in, and the sign in button pressed again. This involves two clicks instead of the usual one that occurred previously when the username and password blanks were on the same screen. Separating these forces the user to click twice which is not efficient for users. The process is redundant and wastes time.

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