Re: [PPLetterpress] Digest Number 158 [TAN]
- The recent message labeled " Notice to Membership [April]" from Yahoo says
that "Yahoo has made some changes regarding individual accounts" and
contains the sentence "Note that Yahoo has all the marketing preferences
marked yes. If you do not want to receive this marketing indicate no on the
buttons provided." Does this mean that Yahoo periodically changes my
preferences from "do not want to receive this marketing" "OK to receive
marketing"? It would seem so. I therefore went back to check my account
preferences and everything was checked yes, whereas before it was checked
no. It also seems that the yeses include new ways of contacting me, including
telephone and US mail.
Dear Dave and PPL
That message wasn't from Yahoo, it was from me. The relationship between Yahoo
and moderators of the groupsites is essentially this: There isn't one. Yahoo
provides no means to communicate moderator concerns. Ever see the movie The
Wizard of Oz? Moderators acquire information from other moderators from
groupsites set up specifically for that purpose. I belong to three of them.
Having said this the word is that Yahoo apparently did not do this on UK
sites. That would be against the law. It did it in the US because it can. But
it had to provide users with an option to say no. Unfortunately it did not
have to inform anyone. That is apparently my job. So, unless you actually like
spam, Just Say No. Find a yes no button, click No. Find a box that has a
checkmark in it that looks wrong, uncheck it. Note that if you have more than
one Yahoo ID you will have to do this for all of them.
What happened here is that when Yahoo closed down a couple of weeks ago it
coordinated all the groups and clubs it has been acquiring and apparently
standardized them. To do so it may have had to wipe out the previous options.
Would you like to buy some land in Florida?
Actually, no. I don't think this will happen again. And I am not exactly how
big a deal it is. One good thing about all of this is there seems to be a lot
of additional security added to the sites. If you don't say No the only spam
you are ever going to get is from Yahoo itself!!! Am I down on Yahoo? not at
all. I Love Big Brother (he said, as a tear rolled down his cheek).
Don't worry, be happy. I'll keep you all informed as it is merited.
So, hey, let's get back to studio letterpress and photopolymer.