- Jan 5, 2009
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I joined a Yahoo Group sometime back but, is it me or are they simply hard to navigate and view? It just doesn't seem user friendly.
I am a member of a bunch and NARHAMS uses them for their announcement list...and I agree completely. I don't use any evil toolbars so I don't know what they might do for you. I get real time messages for a few, including the ones I co-moderate, some just a daily digest, and a few that I don't get any regular messages.
Our club, Challenger 498, has a yahoo page as it's main 'chat and news' page, and it's ok. In fact it's basically our club webpage while the main club page is being reworked. It does have it's problems....
I'm not sure I understand your problem. I belong to several (six or seven) Yahoo groups, many for rocket clubs in Ohio, and "own" one for a church groups to which I belong.But it must have been something. I must have made 30 or 40 attempts to get yahoo working. I used up every email account I had (and created a couple new ones just for this) and tried gobs of different passwords. I would get an email saying my membership had been approved but I could still not get any access to read forums, view files, or get much access to anything that a completely unregistered person would have been able to do.
It still kind of irks me that all sorts of info has been posted on various yahoo forums (and all sorts of info has probably expired by now and gone away forever) and it is all locked off. I have given up on yahoo, it's too much of a posterior irritation for what I get out of it.
There are still a couple possibilities. Could be you're on a network Yahoo doesn't like such as gmail or others that have reputation as spam sources. I know you tried multiple emails addresses to that probably isn't it. Still, perhaps somebody was a bad boy and was caught spamming Yahoo from your ISP and got your whole ISP blacklisted. It's been known to happen. Otherwise I'm not sure. Some of the more advanced network guys might have a better idea. I can be a fairly advanced user but don't care to get too involved in provider end if I can avoid it.Yes, you fill in the online access request,
Yes, the group administrator approves you,
No, my access didn't work
Most of my attempts were on the scaleroc site. Don't know if it was something I did wrong (somehow not following instructions correctly? computer incompatibility? microsoft/yahoo incompatibility? I give up) but I got error messages about permission or privileges or something. Multiple times. I got too frustrated to waste more time. (And I really don't see the need to lock this stuff up in the first place.)
My experience with yahoo is probably part of the reason I really hate to see TRF go down the path where you must be a registered, logged-in approved user just to see the posted attachments.