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  • king_broadway1407 king_broadway1407 Jul 24, 2006 12:28 PM Flag

    KUDOS TO YAHOO!

     

    for the option to list by topic or by chronological order!

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    • ATTENTION MESSAGE BOARD POSTERS Hi, I am the Project Manager for the new Yahoo Stock Message Boards. I just wanted to let you all know that we will be adding even more new features to the stunning new boards next week:

      1) Starting next Monday, all new posts will automatically be translated into Norwegian. Our Yahoo Finance development team decided that users would want this, and since we do not speak directly to users before updating our site, we will assume this is a highly desired feature. The brilliant Stanford Ph.D.'s we hired to update the site thought it would be cool! Due to disk storage issues, we regret that we will no longer be able to offer your posts in English. Please learn Norwegian, and let us know how it goes on our Feedback form! We read every form you send us!

      2) As you know, we recently stopped listing stock board posts chronologically, and went to a thread-based system. We feel that stock investors do not need to clearly see the latest posts in chronological order, during the trading day, and our Ph.D. geniuses from Stanford thought it would be fun to hide the magic button so you would have to dig through threads to find old posts on your stocks. More importantly, later this month, we will be removing the dates and times from all posts, and then in September we plan to mix them all up randomly. We hope that you are not inconvenienced by reading 8 year old posts when making investment decisions. Please use the helpful Feedback form to let us know what you think. We read every one!

      3) As you may know, in the Beta we switched from a simple and effective system of "recommending" posts with a click, to a more complex one in which you rate posts with stars. Of course, you can only see the number of stars for the first post in a thread, but we feel this is better even if no one ever uses it. Our Ph.D. developers informed us that "complex" equals "better". So next month, we will replace the star system with a new even more complex one, in which you will manually calculate the cube root of how much you like the post on a scale of 3.4 to 11, and then divide by pi. Please let us know what you think on the Feedback form, which next month will only accept entries in Hexadecimal. We read every post.

      Finally, just to get you excited and build some anticipation, I wanted to let you know that our Ph.D.'s are working on a new feature for 2007. Posts will be automatically scanned for keywords by our cool super-complex search technology, to determine if they would be better suited to a different stock board, and if so, they will be automatically moved. We feel the slight inconvenience of having posts moved around by the system will be outweighed by how cool the technology is!

      Regards,
      Yahoo Finance Development Team Manager "

      (lifted from another poster....pass it on! :)

      • 2 Replies to kctrain
      • Catching up on my backlog here....

        KC - absolutely *brilliant* response. Yet another attempt by Yahspew to "improve" something, and they wind up making it worse - this is probably the 10th such example I've seen yet. Clearly, Yahspew's hiring manager(s) didn't use the standard test for applicants to ensure they were hiring intelligent, qualified developers: hand them a paper bag and ask them to program their way out of it.

        I put my money where my mouth is and sent Yahspew the appropriate "Feedback". I can neither confirm nor deny if said Feedback contained the words "cranial-rectal inversion".

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        ATTENTION MESSAGE BOARD POSTERS Hi, I am the Project Manager for the new Yahoo Stock Message Boards. I just wanted to let you all know that we will be adding even more new features to the stunning new boards next week:

        1) Starting next Monday, all new posts will automatically be translated into Norwegian. Our Yahoo Finance development team decided that users would want this, and since we do not speak directly to users before updating our site, we will assume this is a highly desired feature. The brilliant Stanford Ph.D.'s we hired to update the site thought it would be cool! Due to disk storage issues, we regret that we will no longer be able to offer your posts in English. Please learn Norwegian, and let us know how it goes on our Feedback form! We read every form you send us!

        2) As you know, we recently stopped listing stock board posts chronologically, and went to a thread-based system. We feel that stock investors do not need to clearly see the latest posts in chronological order, during the trading day, and our Ph.D. geniuses from Stanford thought it would be fun to hide the magic button so you would have to dig through threads to find old posts on your stocks. More importantly, later this month, we will be removing the dates and times from all posts, and then in September we plan to mix them all up randomly. We hope that you are not inconvenienced by reading 8 year old posts when making investment decisions. Please use the helpful Feedback form to let us know what you think. We read every one!

        3) As you may know, in the Beta we switched from a simple and effective system of "recommending" posts with a click, to a more complex one in which you rate posts with stars. Of course, you can only see the number of stars for the first post in a thread, but we feel this is better even if no one ever uses it. Our Ph.D. developers informed us that "complex" equals "better". So next month, we will replace the star system with a new even more complex one, in which you will manually calculate the cube root of how much you like the post on a scale of 3.4 to 11, and then divide by pi. Please let us know what you think on the Feedback form, which next month will only accept entries in Hexadecimal. We read every post.

        Finally, just to get you excited and build some anticipation, I wanted to let you know that our Ph.D.'s are working on a new feature for 2007. Posts will be automatically scanned for keywords by our cool super-complex search technology, to determine if they would be better suited to a different stock board, and if so, they will be automatically moved. We feel the slight inconvenience of having posts moved around by the system will be outweighed by how cool the technology is!

        Regards,
        Yahoo Finance Development Team Manager "

        (lifted from another poster....pass it on! :)

      • Northegyptions ass, translate it into sumthing I nos, capiece?

    • R U serious?

      This message board format sucks!

      It's down in usage abouit 50% I estimate.

      What was Yahoo thinking????????????????

 
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