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What's a troll to do now? Yahoo! News Message Boards taken offline

One aspect of the Yahoo! experience that always left me shaking my head is the News Message Boards. Easily accessible from a "Discuss" link at the bottom of news stories, it was the stomping grounds of trolls and other hate mongers with little to no social value, unless of course you are a troll. But now I say, "Hallelujah!" Break out the bubbly and do a little jig on the table because the powers...

Blogs missing from Yahoo! News search results

It was almost a year ago when Yahoo! began including blogs as a subset of it's Y! News search results pages. Tonight I have notice that they are missing. There was a struggle as whether to include them within the News Search results or segregate them as was finally decided. I wonder if the battle with this decision is continuing. No clues anywhere about not including them in search results...

Yahoo! Answers is a disaster

According to James Derk in his Scripps Howard syndicated column, Yahoo! Answers is now a disaster. He says it was once useful but now is overrun with spam, chat-happy posters and others who simply disregard the guidelines knowing there will be little to no retribution. I have to agree, sort of. It hasn't become the putrid cesspool the Yahoo! News Message Boards are, but can I see it coming....

Give Your Favorite Yahoo! News Photos as Gifts

I have started noticing how some photos on Yahoo! News now appear with a new option . So far it appears that these are limited to AFP distributed photos, but not all AFP photos have this new option. There is one photo of a magazine cover which I first saw this with. I called my wife over and we debated over whether it would make a better gift as a t-shirt, mouse pad, tile, or on a coffee cup. As...