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Old February 8 2015, 02:42 AM   #1
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Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

I have a very strange question about something I've noticed in the past day or so. I've observed that if I do an image search on Yahoo for Grumpy Cat, it doesn't seem to load some pictures and the "Show More Pics" link doesn't work. It simply disappears, which is very strange. However, I can enter a variation like Grumpy Cat Super Bowl and not have this same problem, or search for any other images with no issues. It's only if I try to specifically search for "Grumpy Cat" that it's acting weird.

Any ideas? It's not a big thing, but I honestly can't figure out what's going on unless GC somehow is blocking it due to grumpiness. Clearing my cache and such doesn't work.

Edit: I've noticed the same issue now with some other image searches, where I can sometimes find a larger variety but eventually the weird blank spaces and lack of a button show up. I've seen occasional weirdness with Yahoo before, so I'm not sure if this is a problem on their end or my computer's just turning into a dinosaur. But I'm fairly sure it's not there yet.
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Old February 8 2015, 03:03 AM   #2
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Re: Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

Yahoo?

Oh boy, my time machine works! I'm in the nineties again!!!
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Old February 8 2015, 03:31 AM   #3
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Re: Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

I have no problems with a Grumpy Cat search on Google. Doesn't everyone use Google these days? I thought Yahoo was for email and social groups.
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Old February 8 2015, 03:39 AM   #4
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Re: Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

I stopped using Google a while back when it seemed like all you could get on their image search engine was smaller thumbnails, and not larger pictures like they did before (and as Yahoo tends to do in my experience). I'd like to think my browser is not at fault, although it's an older version of Safari so I can't rule it out either. But it's been pretty reliable and I don't seem to have much in the way of image loading problems elsewhere.
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Old February 10 2015, 12:56 AM   #5
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Re: Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

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Doesn't everyone use Google these days?
I use Google only when all else fails. I do at least 90% of my searching on DuckDuckGo, and I occasionally use Yandex for East European stuff.
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Old February 10 2015, 01:38 AM   #6
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Re: Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

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Yahoo?

Oh boy, my time machine works! I'm in the nineties again!!!
Actually, Yahoo's received a bit of a boost lately, due to Firefox's agreement to use them as their default search engine.
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Old February 10 2015, 07:52 PM   #7
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Re: Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

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I have no problems with a Grumpy Cat search on Google. Doesn't everyone use Google these days? I thought Yahoo was for email and social groups.
Actually, yahoo has a better image search than google. It finds tons of pics that google doesn't list.

Unicron, the problem is not related to your computer. I tried a search on yahoo.co.uk and encountered the same malfunction.
Yahoo.de behaves slightly better: it shows me a second page of photos before it stops.

Either there is one pic that loads extremely slow and thus blocks the whole site, or there are really only that few grumpy cat pics online. After all, that cat appears to have only that one facial expression so that every new pic would be rather repetitive.
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Old February 11 2015, 02:33 AM   #8
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Re: Did Grumpy Cat break Yahoo?

I've noticed that the weirdness seems more limited to Yahoo recently, and I can't recall having this problem before. But it seems like it takes a much longer time for them to load, so it's nice to see it's not just me. Is it possible it's the result of some form of maintenance or upgrade? One of my favorite websites did that recently and had temporarily long load times.
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Old February 11 2015, 12:38 PM   #9
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I've not heard of any maintenance but very often companies "forget" to tell their customers.
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