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yahoo.com - Making the new yahoo avatar does not work

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
14 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: David Park, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040425
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040425

It just does nothing when I pick things out to make my avatar. I can get it to
work in IE.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Just go they and try and make one.
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
Does nothing.

Expected Results:  
Pick the stuff in click on

This for the new version of Yahoo! Messenger

Comment 1

14 years ago
I see this too, using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a)
Gecko/20040427

The problem is that the embeded flash is not played.
The relevant line in this page is:
<embed src="mm_zoom01.swf" quality="high" ... />

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 121228
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
It would get if it can get fixed before 1.7 comes out.

Comment 3

14 years ago
This is a dup of 242565 (but this one has more info)

Comment 4

13 years ago
I sent a support query to Yahoo requesting information about whether they intend
to support Firefox/Mozilla in the future. The resonse I received in part was:

--
As you've noticed, we're currently experiencing some technical 
difficulties. We are working to bring Yahoo! Avatars into compatibility 
with the Netscape, Opera and Mozilla browsers. We apologize for any 
inconvenience this has caused you. 
--

From this canned response, it looks like support is at least planned though much
of the rest of the email was explaining to me how I could "upgrade" to Internet
Explorer.

I live in hope.

Comment 5

13 years ago
This bug should be evangelism as it's not, AFAICT, a bug with the browser.

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → English US
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Version: Trunk → unspecified

Comment 6

13 years ago
I fired off another message at the Yahoo staff:

"I'm writing to submit a small complaint. Recently, I switched my desktop PC
from Microsoft Internet Explorer to Mozilla's latest browser, Firefox. When I
tried to select an avatar from Yahoo Messenger 6, your site refused, stating
that "Yahoo! Avatars doesn't currently support your operating system and/or
browser." Reviewing the site requirements below, it appears that all that is
really needed is a standards-compliant browser with the latest Flash plugin.
Firefox is one of those browsers, and Macromedia has led the way in offering
support for it, turning out Unix and Windows versions of the Flash and Shockwave
plugins for Firefox. The browser is supported by Java and RealPlayer, as well.
There have also been over 11 Million downloads of Firefox to date. Yahoo! has
also done a wonderful job of supporting Unix and its variants in the past, even
writing a port of Yahoo Messenger (much to the chagrin of Bill Gates, I'm sure).
So now I'm here to ask you to continue that trend. All that's required to
correct this issue is to change the rules on the filter page. It's something so
quick and easy to do that I'm surprised you haven't already. So please, take
this message to heart, and don't turn your back on us for refusing to let
Microsoft monopolize the Internet.

(I'm using this means of submitting my message as I am unable to find another
way to contact anyone. If this should find its way into the wrong department
(i.e. Tech Support), please forward it to the appropriate personnel. Thank you.)"

(Submitted via the tech support area, because they didn't have a published
contact address that I could find)

The battle continues...

Comment 7

13 years ago
Conforming summary to TFM item 10 at 
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tech-evangelism/site/procedures.html#file-new

Summary: Making the new yahoo avatar does not work. → yahoo.com - Making the new yahoo avatar does not work

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: general → english-us
QA Contact: general → english-us
Target Milestone: Future → ---
*** Bug 242565 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 298738 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10

12 years ago
I was able to create/view large Yahoo! Avatars with Firefox 1.0.x including
1.0.7, but since upgrading to Firefox 1.5 Beta 2, that capability has
disappeared. I have a feeling this is more of an issue with Macromedia Flash (or
version compatibility), as none of the flash sites now work after upgrading to
1.5 Beta 2.

Comment 11

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #10)
> I was able to create/view large Yahoo! Avatars with Firefox 1.0.x including
> 1.0.7, but since upgrading to Firefox 1.5 Beta 2, that capability has
> disappeared. I have a feeling this is more of an issue with Macromedia Flash (or
> version compatibility), as none of the flash sites now work after upgrading to
> 1.5 Beta 2.

Looks like AdBlock 0.5.2.039's behavior changed after upgrade. Disabling AdBlock
allows the Avatar (and other flash content) to be viewed.
Is this now working ?

Comment 13

7 years ago
INCOMPLETE due to lack of activity since the end of 2009.

If someone is willing to investigate the issues raised in this bug to determine whether they still exist, *and* work with the site in question to fix any existing issues, please feel free to re-open and assign to yourself.

Sorry for the bugspam; filter on "NO MORE PRE-2010 TE BUGS" to remove.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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