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Schogun28 Jun 2012 6:13 a.m. PST

The new format lists each entry in its own html box with member name below. So instead of being able to see all posts (and person posting) stacked, single-line, at a glance, now you're forced to scroll down through each entry. The main listing now takes up 4-5 times more space before you even get to the actual messages!

Looks like I'm switching my viewing preference from "Fully Featured (New and Improved!)" to "Traditional." (Assuming that helps…)

SBminisguy28 Jun 2012 7:08 a.m. PST

Yep, lame new format -- did they even marketing test this "better" format??

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2012 7:29 a.m. PST

Of course not, just like Facebook.

richarDISNEY28 Jun 2012 7:30 a.m. PST

I dunno…
I always kinda thought they were crud to begin with.
The ones I go to drove me nuts…

HornetsNestMinis28 Jun 2012 10:30 a.m. PST

Old Yahoo Groups are terrible!

John Leahy28 Jun 2012 12:44 p.m. PST

I'm confused. If I click on a post it shows all the threads and much of the reply for each poster. Is that how it works for you? I have mine set to view by topic.



Skeptic28 Jun 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

Finescalemodeler has made a similar change, which may be great for mobile devices, but which involves sparse information and an awful lot of scrolling in a regular browser…

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Jun 2012 2:59 p.m. PST

Guys, I hope this is of some help to you I just quickly took some screen shots highlighted a link or two and uploaded them.

[EDIT] The screen shots are rather large, so if you can't see them clearly enough, then click this link and go to a list of the pictures and view them one after the other, numbered one to three.

Schogun, I think this is what you are talking about, right?


Click the highlighted link "Show Message Summaries" and you will get this:


You can make this layout even shorter. To do so, click the highlighted link "Simplify". Notice that there is also a choice to "Expand" which, if you click it here, will bring you back to the layout of the above image. Clicking the "Simplify" link brings you this layout:


From there you can go back to the previous layout (I didn't highlight anything, but it's in the same space, see "Show Message Summaries" on the above screen shot.

I hope that helps. Good luck!

freewargamesrules28 Jun 2012 3:30 p.m. PST

No I think he is talking about the email digest you now get.

Farstar Inactive Member28 Jun 2012 3:53 p.m. PST

The new email format is awful, especially in digest format. I'm switching all of my subscribed groups to "Traditional", in the hopes that Yahoo actually tracks such things and will be able to tell that no one likes the new formatting.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Jun 2012 5:54 p.m. PST

No I think he is talking about the email digest you now get.

Jesus Christ, I wish people would be a bit more descriptive of what they are talking about. grin

Farstar, I've always had my email settings set to traditional, it always comes in plain text. Not sure about digest, though.

GypsyComet28 Jun 2012 7:42 p.m. PST

"Full Featured" email is what just changed.

Personal logo Tommy20 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2012 9:18 p.m. PST

For years now, I've just read my Yahoo Groups online at the website. Why clutter up your e-mail?

Yesthatphil29 Jun 2012 3:07 a.m. PST

What Flintloque said, for most of them …. (I think blogs have taken a lot of the good content from Yahoo onto more a more digestible platform) …

I only take email delivery where I feel obliged to (and then I stick with 'traditional')


6sided Inactive Member29 Jun 2012 3:46 a.m. PST

You could try starting groups on 6sided. We have the functionality. It is much more "facebook" style, with inline replies and all in a nice long conversation, rather than having to do tons of clicking. If logged into 6sided you can reply instantly inline as well. Groups can also be private if you want.

Have a peek at the blog owners group as an example:




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