Re: ADMIN: Yahoogroup Changes

Nathan Obermeyer

Tim, How do you download photos in the new format?  I have a fast connection, but half the time the photos don't even load completely and the photos are pixelated.  Complete PITA.  Nate --- In, <timboconnor@...> wrote: The photos section is much slower and more difficult to use.
It's especially more difficult to download images! Ugh. I know
it's not STMFC's fault but I wish they'd let people CHOOSE.

Tim O'Connor

>Well, I have taken a look at Yahoogroup's feed back results and I can report
>that the current vote in favor of RETURNING to the pre NEO format is 27024
>to return. Yahoo responds with:
>"Today we launched our first update to the Groups experience in several
>years and while these changes are an important step to building a more
>modern Groups experience, we recognize that this is a considerable change.
>We are listening to all of the community feedback and we are actively
>measuring user feedback so we can continuously make improvements."
>More "modern"? Now, that in itself is rather discouraging. Who knows, we may
>have to communicate via some sort of "Rap" format soon. Whoever wrote that
>surely has a well paid position waiting for them in the higher areas of the
>US Govt [ if you'll pardon a brief venture into the world of politics ]. I
>mean, making "improvements IS the problem after all, not the solution. Sigh.
>Several other negative suggestions received thousands of votes as well. In
>every case, Yahoo responds with some form of "We're working to fix the
>problem some day." Yes, it is amazingly user unfriendly. At times Yahoo
>seems to imply that the new format is better than the previous because they
>say it is. They also seem surprised to discover that some aspect of the
>"new, modern" system doesn't work.
>I would not hold out hope that Yahoo will return to the previous format
>because I sense that $$ have been spent generating the new format and, thus,
>someone, somewhere will be in trouble if we users don't embrace the new
>Even the feedback format seems strange. All we see is the number of votes
>apparently in favor of a suggestion.
>I am actually not complaining too much because the NEO boys have not found
>me yet...apparently.
>Mike Brock
>STMFC Owner <?>

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