I posted here previously how Yahoo! were making signing up for an account difficult if you were Irish (you had to fake a postcode and their validation code wouldn’t accept most attempts). This affects you if you want to use any of their services, Flickr, Del.ic.ious, Mail, etc.
Well, in a recent comment on my screenshot of the offending sign-up page, Kevin Collins, who works for Yahoo! said that this issue has been resolved:
I’ve been following this internal change, and it looks like it was pushed out to production; the postal code field for Ireland has been removed
Sure enough when I went to the Yahoo! sign-up page and chose Ireland, the Postcode field disappeared:
Kudos to Yahoo! for (finally) fixing this.
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Nice find Tom. It is about time too!
Now if they would only open the ambassador program and perhaps their YPN network to Europe they might have a chance at gaining some market share next quarter.
Thanks be to jaysus
chang ma post code
There are other ‘errors’ in Y!Ireland. I signed up and found that “list profiles” displays an blank page when content is set to “Ireland”,but shows the edit/list page correctly if content is set to UK, however in this case the choice of returning to Y!Ireland content disappears. It does appear if the Y!US content is set.
I guess Y!UK/IRELAND is a work in progress.
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