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Posted by jzawodn at August 30, 2005 11:57 PM

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# Mike said:

> (tags: heh)


on August 31, 2005 12:38 PM
# Andrew Wooster said:

Explain things like how badly the Geocities to Yahoo account conversion was handled, and how it stranded thousands of Geocities accounts?

I've done one Yahoo account transition already, and am not looking forward to another.

on August 31, 2005 10:35 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I never had a geocities account and proabably wasn't at Yahoo yet. Can you explain what you were subjected to during those dark times?

on August 31, 2005 10:39 PM
# Andrew Wooster said:

My memory of the switchover is very hazy. It had something to do with Hotmail filtering out the Geocities e-mails announcing the account switchover as spam, and Yahoo setting an expiration date on people being able to retrieve passwords for old Geocities accounts, which were required in order for them to be transitioned to Yahoo accounts.

I was a paying customer of Geocities, got locked out of my account during the transition, and Yahoo support basically told me there was no way I would ever be able to access my account. I remember there being an uproar at the time over how badly the account transition went, and my personal experience certainly wasn't very good.

on September 1, 2005 12:20 AM
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