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    377 comments  ·  US Groups » Defects or Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Tom commented  · 

    To anonymous "Yahell fixed the photos just so that it could close down the functionality. That is evidence that there has been no technical problem, just management bastardry." I noticed the same thing! This is the best Yahoo groups has worked in MONTHS...coincidence...I think not!

    To anonymous: "I am told by those who defected to googlegroups and groups-io last year that there is a method of transferring all photos and messages in bulk, giving the impression that they had been posted there originally. I have found no evidence that there is anything AFTER the migration to neo that works. For sure, there was software out there to download photos and files from Yahoo BEFORE the neo change. If you find out differently, please post the software link, but even one software site said that after the neo change,they couldn't get their script to work anymore

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    to m.v. - Yeah I received my download notification and you of course were correct...they send a small zip file which even when expanded is still a few small files...no photos obviously...no file section obviously, etc. As you said before, pretty much worthless

    Tom commented  · 

    I don't know the definition of data but I thought it would be everything from the group site. But I'm not surprised "Photos and files can be saved right from the Yahoo Groups site, or you can download your data from the Privacy Dashboard. "

    So in other words, you must have to single shot download photos and files just like you could to any time in the past (when it was working). So if you have 5000 photos, you would have to click the download arrow 5000 times after moving to each photo individually. Hardly practical! Yahell strikes again!

    Tom commented  · 

    Let's move on from the Yahoo decision...it ain't going to change....period! So my question is IN THE PAST, there was free software that could download massive numbers of photos/albums easily. My understanding is after the neo change, there is no such software. Correct me on this if there is.

    Tom commented  · 

    Christian, I have contacted Verizon a couple of times in the past during problem times,and they said they don't have anything to do with Yahoo groups...good idea but Verizon isn't involved at all with Yahoo's groups

    Tom commented  · 

    Now in about the 6th or 7th week for THIS particular cycle of Photos not uploading properly. This truly is the most incompetent situation I have seen in my life. Almost 50 straight days of the SAME problem and STILL not fixed!

    Tom commented  · 

    Christopher, another little Yahoo deal. It will NOT take my votes to upgrade this issue. I assume you know that being 22nd is a joke! As you mentioned it went up only 1 place. I tried to vote 3 votes multiple times and never took one single attempt at it. Bottom line: they can't even get the voting system on problems to work...or don't want it to work!

    Tom commented  · 

    Like a couple of other posters, it is working to SOME degree. I have tried to load batches of say 12 photos and 9 were successful. I had to make a second pass to do the other 3. Anyway, I have drained my inventory to do at least. This also in my mind further debunks the Malwarebytes theory blocking the site Yahoo uses for storage due to being on a phishing list. It is not a security issue at all. It is a communication issue related to uploading/downloading pictures. Whether it is related to the cloud site or a software bug (timing issue, etc) I have no idea. But obviously it isn't a phishing issue because otherwise not one single photo would have worked.

    Tom commented  · 

    Larry G, a couple of things don't make sense using that Malwarebytes theory. 1) Assuming the phishing deal, why would this cycle happen literally 15 to 20 times over the past 2 years. Are you saying it is on the malicious website list, then not on it, then on it, then not on it, etc, etc, etc. Maybe someone could override the warning at Yahoo? 2) Many times in the past, only SOME Yahoo groups had trouble uploading pictures. I have 6 Yahoo groups, 4 of which are pretty active in new photos. Some of these occasions, some worked perfectly while the same time other groups didn't. I DO buy that xa.ying.com may very well be the source of the problem as I have stated twice before in earlier messages, but unless 1) and 2) can be explained, the Malwarebyes flagging theory doesn't seem plausible to me. JMHO.

    Tom commented  · 

    Larry G wrote "Furthermore WTF is xa.yimg, and why is this interim website interfering with our uploads, or even to download something" As I said in an earlier message to yours, one of 2 things is happening and it doesn't matter which one. 1) the programmers are just incompetent or 2) xa.ying.... seems to be their cloud storage area for photos....File sections in groups are still fine BTW. So if their external server storage area/cloud can't be accessed, that would explain why you can neither add new photos or view already loaded ones.

    Tom commented  · 

    What a shocker!!! Yet again, photos are not being uploaded and able to be downloaded!

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    Tom commented  · 

    Yep, same problem as before...and before...and before. Utterly amazing that photo uploading has been around for over a decade and they STILL can't stabilize the process!

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    550 comments  ·  US Groups » Photos experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Tom commented  · 

    Day 5 of Yahoo Groups held ******* by incompetent software.

    Tom commented  · 

    I have found a great alternative for storing pictures (many GBs of space) and has a chat area. You can create folders (read only, read and write shared, etc). The main downer I see is that to have members join they either have to be MEGA members or you have to invite them via their email address. In other words, it isn't like Yahoo groups where you can just let people join. And I don't know if it has a message area...looks to just be a chat area. Anyway, to check it out, https://mega.nz For those who remember MegaUpload which was forced out of business due to copyright violation of videos, etc, this was created by some of the same people (hence New Zealand being the country of origin). But the bottom line is Yahoo is never going to be fixed obviously so this is just one option perhaps.

    Tom commented  · 

    Day 50 something of some of my groups being broken regarding Photos. Stick a fork in Yahoo...they're done!

    Tom commented  · 

    Group that wasn't working uploading photos...still not working. This is now being going on for 50 days straight.

    Tom commented  · 

    "To answer the original poster's question, NO there is no such thing as tech support at Yahoo any more. Certainly not for any of the supposedly "free" Yahoo products, like basic email and groups." Then miracles must indeed happen then. Because about 5 times a year, there ARE Yahoo groups problems that magically get fixed somehow. I have it on loading photos before...loading files in the past...reordering photos in albums...getting to groups period, etc, etc, etc. So either they do have some sort of technical support or miracles happen. I'm not saying it is ever a top priority but indeed Yahoo does have somebody who can fix issues...they have done it time and time again.

    Tom commented  · 

    Appears like they either aren't skilled enough to fix this issue or don't care about fixing it. 40 days and counting in some of my groups

    Tom commented  · 

    Since some programmer obviously screwed up on an update, go back to the software version before about Dec 3rd and reload that version to run Yahoo groups.

    Tom commented  · 

    Photos can still be uploaded in some of my groups but not all of them. The most annoying thing is that this feature has literally been around a decade. It isn't like some great new option/feature has a bug in it. IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT! As a programmer myself, the first rule of software development is like the first rule for doctors..."do no harm". Unbelievable that such a basic feature that has been around for years and years has now been broken for some people for 4 weeks.

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    18 comments  ·  US Groups » Photos experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Typical poor programming from Yahoo software people. This isn't rocket science...it has been working for years and then suddenly this year we have major problems where photos couldn't be loaded several months ago and that lasted for 3 months. Now, this has been going on about a week where some ALREADY loaded pictures won't display. Geez, hire a couple of monkeys and see if they can fix this issue...couldn't do worse than the current programmers!

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    372 comments  ·  US Groups » Support Issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I have found a great alternative for storing pictures (many GBs of space) and has a chat area. You can create folders (read only, read and write shared, etc). The main downer I see is that to have members join they either have to be MEGA members or you have to invite them via their email address. In other words, it isn't like Yahoo groups where you can just let people join. And I don't know if it has a message area...looks to just be a chat area. Anyway, to check it out, https://mega.nz For those who remember MegaUpload which was forced out of business due to copyright violation of videos, etc, this was created by some of the same people (hence New Zealand being the country of origin). But the bottom line is Yahoo is never going to be fixed obviously so this is just one option perhaps.

    Tom commented  · 

    Yeah, like I have reported on another topic, we know when the groups started having major problems.... Dec 5th. So if they just went back to an earlier software version...before Dec 5th...that would most likely fix the issues without a lot of time being spent. Clearly what happened (and I am a programmer) is that someone tried to install a new feature or fix some minor old feature and screwed up the works. Happens all the time so that is forgiveable IMO. What is NOT forgiveable is that they won't try anything apparently to fix the MAJOR problems now with many, many groups

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    110 comments  ·  US Groups » Defects or Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    STILL screwed up as it has been for several days! If history is the pattern, they will fix this and then 10 days, it will be screwed up yet again!

    Tom commented  · 

    For the MILLIONETH time, photos nor files can be uploaded. Seriously, do you even have ANY programmers who know how to keep software running properly? Most incompetent site EVER! This happens basically once every week or two. Uploading is NOT a new feature. It should NEVER break!

    Tom commented  · 

    Looks like we are at the SAME monthly error we were at 1 month ago. Photos and files can not be posted to Yahoo groups! Most incompetent programmers in the history of software!

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    5 comments  ·  US Groups » Groups management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    There are several reports with exactly the same problem. As I commented on one of the others, these have to be the worst programmers on the planet! To allow this situation to occur time and time again...last time was just several weeks ago and lasted for like 7 to 10 days, that is unacceptable!

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    Yeah, hilarious how Yahoo "efficency" means to separate userid and password into separate screens. Funny, brokerage firms don't do that....other email companies don't do that...business internet screens don't do that....forums don't do that! Wow, that Yahoo is on the cusp of efficiency....THEY are right and everyone else on the planet is wrong! LOL!

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    58 comments  ·  US Groups » Photos experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Tom commented  · 

    Same problem here also. I will say that I have added individual photos to already existing albums in another one of my groups. But in one of my groups trying to add a new album with just 15 photos, it just hangs and then get the message Jan quoted.

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    2 comments  ·  US Groups » Defects or Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Yeah, I use Google Chrome and same problem...."Phishing attack ahead. Attackers on xa1.yimg.com might try to trick you to steal your information (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards)."

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    I get that sometimes and here is a "workaround" for now. Build a new album like AAATemp or something. You should get the "move to another album" option as an Edit choice when you don't get Delete as one. Choose the move option and send it to that temporary album. Delete it from there. That has never failed for me but yes, that is 2 steps instead of 1 and yes they have a bug. I have not figured out where sometimes the album has that Delete option under Edit and sometimes another album doesn't

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    46 comments  ·  US Groups » Defects or Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Having the same problem....only started a few days ago but gets the error you referenced 100% of the time trying to delete files.

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