As has happened so many times before (about 78, from my records), a Chinese link-bomber added one of my email addresses to an automatically-created Yahoo! group, in preparation for basically sending out random link messages via “posts” to the group. The last time around, I thought I had it licked by clicking some hard-won settings somewhere deep in the bowels of Yahoo! account management panes… but I’ve had an account there since probably 1995, so it’s hard to recall what all is tucked into the archives.
But I had a look at the Help pages anyway, just to see if I could report the abuse.
I’ll be here when you get back. You will be ranting about the awful user experience, I hope, and be ready to throttle somebody. Especially if you bothered to try to fill out the ridiculous “contact form” they’ve embedded there….
So I would close my Yahoo! account entirely, except of course they’ve managed to set themselves up a single “human shield” in the form of my Flickr account. I’m almost ready to close that, frankly, just on the premise that it’s tainted by association.
Soon enough they’ll fuck that up, too, like they did with the abhorrent mess they made of del.icio.us, and I’ll be free!