Jen and I were getting ready to do the show and testing our cameras. We logged in to our Live Yahoo account and people started showing up in the chat. We twittered for peope to come to the Yahoo! Live chat… Evidently someone at Yahoo! still has a beef.
All of a sudden it said we had been banned. WTF Yahoo! ?????
I later got this email.
By creating and using your Yahoo! account, you agree to abide by
Yahoo!’s Terms of Service (TOS). Pursuant to the TOS, Yahoo! reserves
the right to terminate your account or otherwise prohibit use of your
account in the event that, among other things, Yahoo! believes that you
have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the
It has come to our attention that you may have violated the TOS
Please reread the TOS and cease any use of your account that may
violate the TOS.
If your use of your Yahoo! account is brought to our attention again,
and we believe that such use violates the TOS, then we may terminate
your account without further notice.
Please do not reply to this email. Any questions concerning Yahoo!’s
Services should be submitted through the on-line form in the help area
( http://help.yahoo.com ).
Which makes it sound like its a temporary thing…. but as you can see its not.
Actually getting booted from Yahoo! was the best thing that happened to us. Ustream has a much better service.
For those asking on twitter and in comments the beef with Yahoo goes back quite a while.
There was the whole myblog log thing (which turned into like 5 smaller things). Yahoo publicly apologized but there have been hard feelings since. I still cant access mybloglog.
Then the whole yahoo search marketing pr nightmare for them