Well gee, I wonder why Yahoo is failing?



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    Well gee,

       


    I wonder

        


    Why Yahoo

       


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  • I tried to sign on to Yahoo because I got an email notification that a Yahoo Group I used to watch received an update-- the first update since (searches email) November 30th, 2004. The above sequence is what happened after I went through the "forgot password" system, then clicked my name where it says "Welcome" at the top left.

    So I gave up on that approach, and tried clicking the link in the Yahoo Group email directly:

    @Yahoo Groups said:

    You already have 1 membership(s) for this group with the email addresses in your Account Info. Click "Get Web Access" below to complete the registration required for Web Access, or or "Edit this Membership" to manage this membership with this Yahoo! ID.

    Email Address


    blakeyrat@email.com

    This email address is currently associated with Yahoo! ID "blakeyrat". By clicking Continue you will change your group Web Access subscription from "blakeyrat" to "blakeyrat@email.com".

    There's no "Edit this Membership" button, natch. There is a Continue button, I click it:

    @Yahoo Groups said:

    You are three quick steps away from joining (group).

    (Group preferences form)

    I fill in the group preferences, and hit "Join", and I get:

    @Yahoo Groups said:

    You already have 1 membership(s) for this group with the email addresses in your Account Info. Click "Get Web Access" below to complete the registration required for Web Access, or or "Edit this Membership" to manage this membership with this Yahoo! ID.

    Email Address


    blakeyrat@email.com

    This email address is currently associated with Yahoo! ID "blakeyrat". By clicking Continue you will change your group Web Access subscription from "blakeyrat" to "blakeyrat@email.com".

    Yes, it's an endless redirect loop.



  •  wait, so you were actaully trying to get yahoo to share out your profile?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I tried to sign on to Yahoo because I got an email notification that a Yahoo Group I used to watch received an update-- the first update since (searches email) November 30th, 2004.

    I got those - they were mostly something about my penis.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Yes, it's an endless redirect loop.
     

    What are you allow/deny settings for cookies?



  • @token_woman said:

     wait, so you were actaully trying to get yahoo to share out your profile?

    No, I was unchecking the two boxes in the dialog before hitting Continue. I just didn't screenshot the unchecked state.

    @dhromed said:

    What are you allow/deny settings for cookies?

    My allow/deny settings are: "it doesn't fucking matter, because regardless of what they are this website is completely fucking broken".

    Hey guess what? It's not my job to fix their fucking-ass website. They can pay me if they want me to dig further into it than this. (But the fact that Pulse and Groups fail to let me log in in entirely different ways leads me to believe: 1) their login code is complete spaghetti, and 2) my login's database entry is hosed somehow.)

    Super Bonus Image that came up later that night when foolishingly trying to "try again later":



  • @token_woman said:

     wait, so you were actaully trying to get yahoo to share out your profile?

     

    I've had to go throgh a similar process to access the "Share This Shit" page. I don't know if this is still the default, but Yahoo group accounts' default setting is "Allow Moderators to Automatically Add Me To Their Group".

    Needless to say, as soon as spammers discovered this "Feature", I was added to a ton of groups called [RandomName] INCREASE YO PENIS.

    It took me weeks to find out how I was being added (that feature isn't documented anywhere), and more weeks to actually be able to log in, go through a similar processs as Blakey did, just find a page that maybe would let me disabled that feature.

    I was a set away from permanently blacklisting all emails from Yahoo groups, but there was still one important mailing list I needed to read.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    I was a set away from permanently blacklisting all emails from Yahoo groups, but there was still one important mailing list I needed to read.

    SUPER INCREASE YOUR PENIS.?



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    I was a set away from permanently blacklisting all emails from Yahoo groups, but there was still one important mailing list I needed to read.
     

    An IMPORTANT mailing list that you NEED to read on YAHOO?   You're kidding, right?



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @Lorne Kates said:
    I was a set away from permanently blacklisting all emails from Yahoo groups, but there was still one important mailing list I needed to read.

    An IMPORTANT mailing list thet you NEED to read on YAHOO? You're kidding, right?

    It was a long discussion on how is babby formed?



  • @serguey123 said:

    SUDO INCREASE YOUR PENIS.?
     

    ftfy ..




  • @blakeyrat said:

    I tried to sign on to Yahoo because I got an email notification that a Yahoo Group I used to watch received an update-- the first update since (searches email) November 30th, 2004. The above sequence is what happened after I went through the "forgot password" system, then clicked my name where it says "Welcome" at the top left.

     

     

    IIRC i had this exact situation and problem with a yahoo group in 2006ish.  It was a group for a very very old emulator,http://www.redsquirrel.fsnet.co.uk

    An Emulator of Arm based Acorn machines for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

    Site Last Updated: 17th January 2004


     



  • For what it's worth, I've "tried again later" several times and it's still broken beyond belief.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    I was a set away from permanently blacklisting all emails from Yahoo groups, but there was still one important mailing list I needed to read.
     

    An IMPORTANT mailing list that you NEED to read on YAHOO?   You're kidding, right?

     

    That shrivelled and withered spot on my soul says no, no I'm not kidding. So does this emotico

    :|

    With any luck, they'll discover the year 2000 and switch to phpBB.



  • He's not happier, he's cut his face in pieces with a knife.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    For what it's worth, I've "tried again later" several times and it's still broken beyond belief.
    Did you have a stroke and forget that you're dealing with Yahoo?



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    For what it's worth, I've "tried again later" several times and it's still broken beyond belief.
    Did you have a stroke and forget that you're dealing with Yahoo?

    The error message said "try again later", I thought I'd give them the benefit of the doubt.

    I guess by "later" they mean, "when we hire some competent engineers to fix this piece of shit app."


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