It cut down on spam but also cut down on the ability to post links. This has ruined the utility of the boards. I use them much less and so do many others.
You can aways post a copy-paste link.
Yahoo still has a long way to go to clean up these boards. They need to get rid of all the political comments. They also need to get rid of the serial spammers with their posts and bumps.
Of course, this will eliminate 90%? of the posts and the advertising people wouldn't like it.
It got rid of the annoying spammers which is a good thing but posting isn't as easy. Some good and some bad.
Yeah, but the good posts are going away too. Just look at the number or daily postings on manyboards--seems way down. Crickets chirp on some boards--total inactivity.
Can anyone suggest a free alternative to Yahoo boards? Does Google have stock message boards with ability to post links?