Karsten M. Self
Sat Aug 25 22:40:09 PDT 2001
Surely I'm not the only person to notice that Yahoo's been replacing
My feedback to Yahoo:
Yahoo has long been, and remains, one of my primary Web resources.
This has been because of its directness, simplicity, and value as a
data resource: Yahoo presents essential data, presents it clearly,
and presents it in spades. Though the web has evolved past the
stage at which an ordered hierarchy was of critical importance,
Yahoo's sections, particularly news and finance, are core resoures.
I've been very disappointed to find that this simple directness has
to view some images associated with news articles. I dislike this
on several fronts, two of the more significant being that:
1. *I* prefer that *my* specifications for how, where, and when, a
window be opened are preeminant. My browser is tabbed, I open
content in new tabs, and new windows are distracting and
of the Web landscape that's prone to both security issues and
abuse, whether from ignorant webdesigners (God save us...) or
malicious intent of advertisers or crackers.
Simply: toss the crap. Keep it simple. Let the user drive. I
realize that this requirement, like others utilized by Yahoo (eg:
I've long since noticed that both contents and ads are served by
your 'yimg.com' servers, and have managed to seperate ads from
content in my filters) is geared at supporting an advertising and
revenue model. I'll modestly suggest that fighting with your
customers is not a good or effective business model, and suggest you
identify alternative approaches.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
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