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Anyone still use Yahoo?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rameses, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. Rameses


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,453

    What I mean is, I think there homepage is one if not the best going.

    I have a yahoo email address, which to be honest I don't use. Only for editing preferences like weather and news widgets on their homepage.

    I just think the layout is good, the features (widgets etc), the ease of use, the football pages (like live text commentary etc..)

    I know a lot have their ISP's homepage like Virgin or Sky, and a lot just have Google as a homepage, but since they are no longer linked to a specific ISP (used to be linked with BT?) they still maintain a very featured website.

    Anyone agree?
  2. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,854

    Location: Екатеринбург

    I use Yahoo messenger for IM as it's a lot better than the piece of crap that MSN messenger has become.
    Yahoo always used to be my favourite homepage although I've went the route of millions and switched to Google.
  3. Kyle009


    Joined: 14 Aug 2007

    Posts: 4,038

    Location: Cumbria

    Too busy for me, just prefer the clean google layout.
  4. Ahleckz


    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 18,287

    Location: Glasgow

    They recently went through a big re-branding attempt recently, spent a fortune trying to claw back users.
    Hasn't worked for me though, that site offers nothing special that I can't get from a small number of better websites.

    I have Google as my homepage, but bbc.co.uk is pretty much always open.
  5. Rameses


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,453

    To be very honest, I have too! but at the same time I have it as my fav. bookmark which I visit all the time.

    In my favourites bar I have Yahoo, Google, Google Maps, Wikipedia and Youtube. Then everything else in several folders.

    Nine times out of ten I'll have a tab open constantly with Yahoo.
  6. jbloggs


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,961

    Location: NI

    I use Yahoo as my Home Page, in "Compact View" option (makes it simpler to use I think) and Yahoo Mail for frivolous things...
  7. RandomTom


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    Was tempted to use this: http://fav4.org , but I never really needed it.

    Sticking with Google as my home, have never been a fan of Yahoo.
  8. Miguél


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,621

    Location: Manchester

    I use iGoogle, really handy as it means I have the same homepage setup, favourites, widgets etc.. where ever I am.
  9. Arjun806

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,237

    Google is my homepage but I set firefox to keep the last tabs open, so I never really see my homepage
  10. 998cc


    Joined: 4 Sep 2003

    Posts: 3,353

    Location: Shrewsbury

    Yahoo still exists? Havent gone there in years.
  11. lbratch


    Joined: 13 Jul 2006

    Posts: 117

    Location: Jersey

    I've been using Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger for 11 years now. Never had any issues. The only thing I want from them is reliability and decent spam filtering, both of which I get. They don't even force you to use the nasty new AJAX interface. I also use MSN Messenger and that goes down every few months...
  12. Kezmo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,211

    Location: Northampton

    Last time i used Yahoo was a couple years back when they launched "yahoo live" web cam broadcasting beta thingy, they pulled it as it wasn't being used the way they intended, had much lols that summer on there!
  13. asim18


    Joined: 5 Dec 2006

    Posts: 15,410

    Yahoo is terrible. They've even blocked it at my college.
  14. MiNxYyY


    Joined: 22 Mar 2008

    Posts: 3,976

    Location: Redditch

    Yahoo is my main search provider and homepage.

    Use yahoo messenger frequently but its getting old now.
  15. Tachyon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,121

    Location: Same oul' town

    Yep, have it as my homepage.
  16. Sinque


    Joined: 5 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,385

    Location: North East England

    I used to love Yahoo, then came Google :p
  17. Redgie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Nov 2008

    Posts: 2,432

    Location: Liverpool

  18. V4NT0M


    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 19,703

    Location: Land of the Scots

    Or when you open your browser...

    Never use Yahoo, what does it really offer that isn't available elsewhere.
  19. scarlett


    Joined: 18 Feb 2010

    Posts: 33

    never use yahoo as a search or home page, still have 2 yahoo email addresses which i clear the spam from, pretty handy to keep in case i need to give email adys and not wanting to give my main one
  20. Redgie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Nov 2008

    Posts: 2,432

    Location: Liverpool

    When I open my browser, all the previous tabs load!