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17th Feb '13 12:06:55 AM toonyloon
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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned (and still does in Japan) GeoCities, a provider of free Web sites. The official website can be visited [[http://www.yahoo.com/ here]].
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!! This site provides examples of:

* AWinnerIsYou: given the sheer amount of time, energy and application it takes to move up the higher levels in Yahoo Answers, (geting from Level Five to Level Six involves accumulating 5,000 points) getting there is a distinct bloody anticlimax leaving you with the feeling of "why bloody bother?" They could do a little more to reward you...
* FunWithAcronyms: The name originally stood for Yet Another Highly Organized Oracle.
* LoopholeAbuse: On Yahoo! Answers, you stand a good chance of gaining points quickly by voting for your own answer as the best. You get 2 points for the answer, 1 point for the vote, and 10 points when your answer is selected the best, making a total of 13 points for doing almost ''nothing''. Of course, that doesn't work if the asker selects a best answer, or if some other answer gets more votes.
* ObviousBeta: Yahoo! Mail (the version codenamed "Minty"), with several users ''still'' experiencing hiccups compared to smoother functionality with Yahoo! Mail Classic, which is now virtually inaccessible save for [[http://us.mc598.mail.yahoo.com/mc/launch an obscure method which can forcibly revert the user's email to Classic]].
* SayMyName: [[EasterEgg Click the exclamation mark]].
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Yahoo! Answers. Not only the users, but often the forum itself indulges in quite a bit of it.
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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned (and still does in Japan) GeoCities, a provider of free Web sites. The official website can be visited [[http://www.yahoo.com/ here]].
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!! This site provides examples of:

* AWinnerIsYou: given the sheer amount of time, energy and application it takes to move up the higher levels in Yahoo Answers, (geting from Level Five to Level Six involves accumulating 5,000 points) getting there is a distinct bloody anticlimax leaving you with the feeling of "why bloody bother?" They could do a little more to reward you...
* FunWithAcronyms: The name originally stood for Yet Another Highly Organized Oracle.
* LoopholeAbuse: On Yahoo! Answers, you stand a good chance of gaining points quickly by voting for your own answer as the best. You get 2 points for the answer, 1 point for the vote, and 10 points when your answer is selected the best, making a total of 13 points for doing almost ''nothing''. Of course, that doesn't work if the asker selects a best answer, or if some other answer gets more votes.
* ObviousBeta: Yahoo! Mail (the version codenamed "Minty"), with several users ''still'' experiencing hiccups compared to smoother functionality with Yahoo! Mail Classic, which is now virtually inaccessible save for [[http://us.mc598.mail.yahoo.com/mc/launch an obscure method which can forcibly revert the user's email to Classic]].
* SayMyName: [[EasterEgg Click the exclamation mark]].
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Yahoo! Answers. Not only the users, but often the forum itself indulges in quite a bit of it.
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7th Feb '13 1:09:04 PM AgProv
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* AWinnerIsYou: given the sheer amount of time, energy and application it takes to move up the higher levels in Yahoo Answers, (geting from Level Five to Level Six involves accumulating 5,000 points) getting there is a distinct bloody anticlimax leaving you with the feeling of "why bloody bother?" They could do a little more to reward you...
13th Dec '12 6:05:29 PM fenyx4
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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned (and still does in Japan) GeoCities, a provider of free Web sites.

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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned (and still does in Japan) GeoCities, a provider of free Web sites. The official website can be visited [[http://www.yahoo.com/ here]].
9th Dec '12 1:00:19 AM MorganWick
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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned (and still does in Japan) [=GeoCities=], a provider of free Web sites.

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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned (and still does in Japan) [=GeoCities=], GeoCities, a provider of free Web sites.
25th Nov '12 12:06:06 AM jamar0303
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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned [=GeoCities=], a provider of free Web sites.

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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games, and other services. It once owned (and still does in Japan) [=GeoCities=], a provider of free Web sites.
31st Oct '12 5:35:39 AM pgj1997
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* SayMyName: [[EasterEgg Click the exclamation mark]].
25th Apr '12 1:07:28 PM fenyx4
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21st Oct '11 2:14:36 PM fenyx4
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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games and other services. It once owned [=GeoCities=], a provider of free Web sites.

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Started at Stanford University, Yahoo! is one of the Internet's largest and most popular portal sites. Originally a searchable directory of Web sites, Yahoo! has expanded to offer world news, free Web-based email, discussion groups, online games games, and other services. It once owned [=GeoCities=], a provider of free Web sites.



* ObviousBeta: Yahoo! Mail (the version codenamed "Minty"), with several users ''still'' experiencing hiccups compared to smoother functionally with Yahoo! Mail Classic, which is now virtually inaccessible save for [[http://us.mc598.mail.yahoo.com/mc/launch an obscure method which can forcibly revert the user's email to Classic]].

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* ObviousBeta: Yahoo! Mail (the version codenamed "Minty"), with several users ''still'' experiencing hiccups compared to smoother functionally functionality with Yahoo! Mail Classic, which is now virtually inaccessible save for [[http://us.mc598.mail.yahoo.com/mc/launch an obscure method which can forcibly revert the user's email to Classic]].
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