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Yahoo Messenger public chat rooms were discontinued on December 14, 2012

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Ever since Marissa Mayer took charge of Yahoo!, several changes were brought about in the multi-national Internet corporation. Yahoo! has acquired ten companies after Marissa Mayer was appointed as the CEO of the company in July 2012.

The full list includes: Stamped, OntheAir, Snip.it, Alike, Jybe, Summly, Astrid, GoPollGo, Milewise and Loki. These acquisitions, according to Mashable, are part of Mayer's three-step plan to bring top engineering talent back to Yahoo! in order to innovate on the product side, boost user engagement and eventually attract more advertising dollars.

Apart from acquisitions, Marissa Mayer took another decision, which doesn't seem to have gone down well will Yahoo! users. On December 14, 2012, all public chat rooms on Yahoo Messenger were shut down as part of a series of features being changed. ''We have decided to discontinue several Yahoo! product features. This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo! products experiences and of course, create new ones,'' Yahoo! had said in a web post.

Although some users agreed with the move as it put an end to 'spammers', 'hackers' and 'paedophiles', several others wrote to CIOL, on how Yahoo Messenger public chat rooms could be brought back with changes. They suggested that Yahoo Messenger public chat rooms should be made a paid service to eliminate mischief makers from the platform. ''Yahoo Chat Paid Service = No more bots and better security. Let's just pay for it. Require credit cards so that people that don't have one can't chat!'' says Sam on CIOL.

''I would pay every month to keep Yahoo chat! It's a good idea so that people that don't have a credit card (mostly the bad people), won't have access to it. Please YAHOO!!! Let us pay you guys monthly to bring the service back,'' says a CIOL reader Derreck who agrees with the above suggestion.

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However, another user says that credit cards too will not be able to stop hackers and paedophiles from logging in to the service. ''Your suggestion may be right when it comes to keeping a check on people without credit cards; however, that wouldn't stop paedophiles and S@# addicts from logging in (they could be desperate enough to pay to be able to chat with anyone online) But yes, I do agree that a lot of unwanted rubbish can be avoided by making the service paid. Sad that everything has to be made paid to keep a tab on things,'' says Shreya on CIOL.

That said, as of now, it does not seem like Yahoo! has any plans of bringing Yahoo Messenger public chat rooms back. Users are even criticising Marissa Mayer for taking this decision. ''This is a wrong move. They must try to weed out bad guys who were marketing porn website through yahoo public room. Yahoo public chat was a good platform where people could communicate without much struggle. Marissa Mayer is only thinking about bad side of it,'' says Geevar.

''I think it's a sad thing that Yahoo decided to do this to the very people that keep them so popular. I have stopped some things with Yahoo myself. But I'd love to see the chat rooms come back,'' says Alan on CIOL. ''Although the rooms were being used for the wrong reasons the system could have been fixed and/or monitored rather than completely removed. There's really no place like it and there's a black hole now in the Internet... Please bring back the Yahoo chat rooms :-('' says Elaine.

But, there are a few users who say ''I support CEO Marissa Mayer on discontinuing public chatrooms. I have seen the bad publicity that it has given this mega corporation. I know a lot of people lose out on chatting with friends, meeting new people. But you have to look at this from a business view which may be hard for some users. I personally have seen a considerable drop in the market last year. Its share fell to 12.8 per cent. I hope Yahoo! can bounce back and with Marissa Mayer I believe it is possible,'' says River.

After going through these messages, what do you have to say? Should Yahoo Messenger public chat rooms be brought back as a paid service? Or, do you agree with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer on this move? Do let us know.

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kuldeep Sat Jul 26 at 02:17 PM

dont be proud about it that roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo websites every month u know who are they 700 millions people they are yahoo chat room loveres they just think may be just may be they got news about the public chat room are comming back on this date you ideottt marrisa suckeer u dumppp

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Connie Sat Jul 26 at 01:07 AM

I don't know how Yahoo think it has improved. I hardly ever use it for anything anymore since the chat rooms closed. I used to have several email accounts with Yahoo. Not anymore. They lost my vote. I loved the chat rooms.

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kuldeep Thu Jul 24 at 03:55 PM

hey marrissa i have a bad news for you u deadline is going to over u have only 7 days one week left to restart yahoo public chat rooms . if u are not able to do this so as my March 2 post we yahoo lovers gave u deadline and u dead line is going to end so be ready to left u job in yahoo as CEO

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kuldeep Fri Jul 18 at 02:49 PM

i dont know why u waste lots of money on yahoo massenger if u guys are not goin to restart yahoo public chat rooms. Than why u are secureing massenger encrypt we dont need u massnger without chat rooms k u can keep it in u asss marrisa do me a favour u can shutdown yahoo massenger just like u shut down yahoo chat room so that u save lots of yahoo money and surely u got more incentive.i hate u and i really hate u and i really really hate u if i got the chance to kick on u back i am the most happiest person on this planet to do soo

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kuldeep Fri Jul 18 at 02:30 PM

marrisa mayer is a basstered yes u time is going to end aug is comming are u ready to leave u job i am sure u not becuse u are a big white bittch

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MAHESH Thu Jul 17 at 11:34 AM

tnx yahoo .. you made most people to move on gmail...... ur thinkin sucks... if u make it payable... ofcrse bad people got mny than good one's.

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Joey Sun Jun 29 at 05:34 AM

Having to pay just to use the yahoo chat rooms is not right cuz there are those are who are able to afford it due to bills and stuff like that have you guys ever thout of that i have been with yahoo for years ya it a stupid move to take the chat rooms out but the idea of bringing it back by havin ppl pay with credit cards Noway is anyone ganna want to do that that would be a big time rip off

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kuldeep Thu Jun 26 at 05:07 PM

I am dying to know when the stupid selfish,ugly Davil face with dirty heart big loser ,lair witch marrisa mayer ceo left the job so that Millions are yahoo fans are happy and we sure after marrisa mayer left the job yahoo chat room started again. Thats the buttom line form kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Sat May 24 at 02:38 PM

well hello friends . as per my view yahoo is going one more step down . actully no body relize it that after join marrisa mayer yahoo is going down and down step by step and its just happend becuse of we got a ceo like marrisa mayer . it will started when yahoo shut down their lots of services included yahoo public chat room. on dec 14 2012 . some body told me how the company goes up if they dont have people to use company services . yea i mean85 % percetn people using yahoo public chat room . and suddenly marrisa shut down public chat rooms . becuse she want to make yahoo better but she didnt know about that decision take yahoo to go down . You guys tell me if suddenly u user 65 percent people stop using u company services how the company shares and company make money and going up marrisa mayer put yahoo on trouble . becuse millions and millions fans all over the world request her to reopen the chat rooms but she didnt here yahoo fans request becuse she is proudy selfish and Earless women . she started ignored yahoo fans and now yahoo fans started ignoed her and yahoo company . and thats the fact and at the end of the marrisa mayer story in yahoo comapany yahoo bord director and yahoo owners got nothing than empity hand and than they relize what they done to their to appoint marrisa mayer as a yahoo CEO . becuse yahoo lose their top class engineers . top enginners left their jobs in yahoo . becuse they did not like the way marrisa waking and deal with them . yahoo have lost their inverstors . becuse of marrisa mayer . so beware yahoo owners and bored of director marrisa is come to distroyed yahoo .And u guys yahoo is never alone becuse millions and millions people always in the chat room rooms are nevere empity . and now we all yahoo user Hate marrisa And yahoo buttom of our heart . thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Mon May 19 at 12:05 PM

ah sorry i forget to tell u massnger name its yazak chat massnger there is lots of room i suggest evry single chatting person vist and join once after that u are surely going to say aswomeeeeeeee . ty

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kuldeep Mon May 19 at 12:02 PM

hello yahoo fans i got a breaking news u have to be read this massage its time to say god bye for yahoo chat room for evere to my side i dont need it any more becuse i got a new chat massnger its just like yahoo and there is every thing just like yahoo instant masseging voice call web cam chatting with lots of chat room we just have to go there and make some noise just like we do on yahoo chat we made yahoo a big industry yahoo did not make us now yahoo dont care yahoo fans and now its time to yahoo user kick on yahoo back and tell her stupid ceo marrisa mayer that u can keep yahoo chat room and their stuff in u pocket or take it in u home we dont need it any more we got it what we are looking for . Thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Sat May 17 at 02:32 PM

hey i am back to tell every one that i got a new chat room where we will expend our good time its yazak chat rooms we can do chat there just we do chat in yahoo chat room before . which means if i like to chat there and got my friends back in yazak chat room and i am enjoying my time there so .... i mean time to say good bye for yahoo and her stupid ceo marrisa we dont care about u and u company if u company is going to closed after 10 years i wish it will closed today becuse we hate u and u comany very much bec u dont care yahoo fans and now may be time is come we hate u . thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh meet u friends there on yazak chat rooms see yeaa all

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kuldeep Fri May 16 at 05:10 PM

i want to tell u something guys that only marrisa mayer is not the person who responsible to shutdown yahoo public chat room microsoft company is also responsible to shut down yahoo public chat room. becuse microsoft company shut down free chat room uk and other 28 . infact microsoft agree that chat rooms is the biggest industry on online internet sites and they wont shut down free chat room . after getting complain of many people that some people create child bad sites bad sites link in the chat room .creating bad rooms. thats why they shut down free chat rooms . after that marrisa mayer also shut down yahoo public chat room . listion to me u both Ceo And Listion good we yahoo fans did not take it this what u did ok becuase we dont accpet u panishment that u shut down yahoo public chat room becuse of some people are doing bad things on yahoo public chat room. thats u responisbilty to take care of bad people who do stuff like bad sites. u have to stop them AND second we all yahoo miliona and millions 90% fans are adult we all know what we are doing so chat room.so need to shut down free chat room . update us and replan to bring back our public chat room back thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Fri May 16 at 12:36 PM

As your point of view yahoo is a growing comapny now and as yahoo fans point of view we think yahoo is going down i mean can u update me how many people join yahoo after shutting down chat room 14 dec 2012. i thought rearly people join yahoo memeber like the millions and millions fans join yahoo in past time and for now yahoo need people and marrisa is selfish she is only working on her EGO.now yahoo Employee feel shy they said yahoo take wrose decesion to hire marrisa mayer as CEO. Thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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Gagan Thu May 15 at 06:06 PM

not agree

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kuldeep Thu May 15 at 11:12 AM

hi friends u know 85% percent people using yahoo just for yahoo chat rooms . they expend lots of time in the chat room . Nearly 85% of people using Yahoo! Messenger daily. i dont say this its said by said Jeff Bonforte, vice president, Yahoo! Messenger. Now can u Explan me Marrisa mayer who is using your yahoo now. yea i mean if u cut off 85 % people in u yahoo user which mean u got only 15 % user now. and u says that u are take yahoo on the top . thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Tue May 13 at 05:32 PM

Time is Running marrisa TIk Tok Tik Tok Tik Tok....... Augt is Comming and we Want our public chat room back OR we yahoo fans dont want u as yahoo ceo u must ust left the job thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh i hate u marrisa

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kuldeep singh Tue May 13 at 05:22 PM

Some body tell me when marrisa mayer is going to be shut down so that its a big relief for those people who didnt want m,arrisa mayer as ceo who dont like her face as yahoo . she dont care us soon we are going to say this to her Sorry we’re closed and the same thing happen to yahoo if the marrisa is still taking charge being a yahoo ceo. becuse she angry millions and millions yahoo massnger chat fans thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Tue May 13 at 04:56 PM

hmm congratulation marrisa your engineer left yahoo company beuse what u did to the yahoo actully people dont like u the way u are working and dealing with them. as i told u u just care u self. u are selfish women. u dont care yahoo employe u dont care yahoo fans. thats why we hate u we hate u soo much here is the nme of enginner who left u company Elissa Murphy, Yahoo’s VP of engineering . thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Mon May 12 at 01:16 PM

who say yahoo is growing up in the leadership of marrisa mayer its all bullshit i am tracking every single news about yahoo massnger and email etc and i didnt read any feed back of yahoo usear can say that marrisa doing great job. every one is feel bad because of what marrisa doing with our yahoo . every one is soo angry on marrisa some people want to kick on her back ,some people want to bang her , some people dont want her as yahoo ceo . every one want their good time back and what she says she said she really care user feed back . but nobody feel the way u can feel marrisa that u do care us . u have no Ear to here you have no Eye to see what the yahoo Fans Actully want u have a big Ego u onley want to do what u want to do. at the end of he story i must say if u keep doing this and Egnored yahoo User The day will surely come u will totally destroyed yahoo and no body remmber yahoo after few year just like WWW.ORKUT.COM . Orkut Is a also a public platform but they did not care user and user can forget orkut now no body remmber orkut. Same thing going to happen to you and yahoo . SO Worry about that point and bring Back yahoo public chat rooms as soon as possible .We need our old yahoo back .Thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Fri May 9 at 02:13 PM

marrisa time is running out from u hand august is comming and u time is going to up. u know why i call u marrisa becuse i have no respect for u infact not only me we all yahoo fans who love chating who miss their friends who love to share their opinion on the yahoo public chat room we all hate u buttom of our heart trsut me we really do. People have to earn respect and you didnt earn anything from us except one thing hate we hate u marrisa.u didnot declare when u are going to bring back yahoo chat room u didnt declare any update about yahoo chat room what u and u engineer doing on this project . you nothing more than a big time loser becuse u lose our love and respect . thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Tue Apr 29 at 02:41 PM

hmm i dont know what marrisa and her engineer doing to reopen yahoo public chat room past 2 year. you guys dont update yahoo fans. whats going on yahoo public chat room project. its not a request its our right to know what yahoo doing for their millions and millions fans.so keep update us ok . how long you take to reopen to yahoo public chat rooms .we badly want our good time and our good friends back we dont wont to lose anything becuse of yahoo appoint a stupid ceo Marrisa Mayer.Marrisa kick on yahoo fans back but time will surely come when yahoo fans kick on your back Marrisa and show you what you really deserve It Thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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kuldeep Tue Apr 29 at 02:28 PM

hmm i dont know what marrisa and her engineer doing to reopen yahoo public chat room past 2 year. you guys dont update yahoo fans. whats going on yahoo public chat room project. its not a request its our right to know what yahoo doing for their millions and millions fans.so keep update us ok . how long you take to reopen to yahoo public chat rooms .we badly want our good time and our good friends back we dont wont to lose anything becuse of yahoo appoint a stupid ceo Marrisa Mayer.Marrisa kick on yahoo fans back but time will surely come when yahoo fans kick on your back Marrisa and show you what you really deserve It Thats the buttom line from kuldeep singh

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ImdadKhan Mon Apr 28 at 02:15 PM

please open yahoo public chat room we are very upset and waiting yahoo will come I hope you will open yahoo chat room . some people are bad but you have million and millions people who sincerely use yahoo I hope you will open yahoo public chat room . otherwise we need to move other services becaouse we are waiting long time please give me update on my mail id

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Kuldeep singh Wed Apr 9 at 09:53 AM

Tik Tok Tik,Tok............hmm time is running out of u hand marrisa u have only 4 month left to bring back yahoo public chat room & yahoo services back on the right track . if u are not able to bring back to yahoo chat room and services back at the end of AUGUST u may left u job as yahoo CEO we Wont Accept u as yahoo CEO . Thats we all yahoo lovers Want Thats the Bottom Line From Kuldeep singh

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arvind Wed Mar 26 at 08:32 AM

please open yahoo public chat room we are very upset and waiting yahoo will come I hope you will open yahoo chat room . some people are bad but you have million and millions people who sincerely use yahoo I hope you will open yahoo public chat room . otherwise we need to move other services becaouse we are waiting long time please give me update on my mail id

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merohit27 Fri Mar 21 at 11:48 AM

ny honest decent matured fem wanna chat add me in yrs yahoo mesenger mine yahoo id is rohit_gupta278@yahoo.com make mine dream true pls

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obiapuna Tue Mar 18 at 08:24 AM

I had never been to many chat rooms, and certainly never to the Yahoo chat room until now that i really need it. My Yahoo Email account has been locked for days now because of unauthorized poking (where is Edward Snowden) when we need him. I appreciate Yahoo's interference, but i am having very annoying difficulty accessing my account. I have called their customer care phone numbers - interminable queue, one guy hung up, the other fellow was to send me reset link. I didn't get it. While i am still waiting, i thought i go to the yahoo chat room to share my experience and may be find a viable solution. I am kind of stuck. I am unsure Google chat rooms can help with Yahoo issues. May just try anything at this point.

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Anwar Abid Sat Mar 15 at 09:43 PM

please bring back yahoo chat rooms,yahoo is useless without public chat room.i ve discontinued yahoo coz of stop the public chat rooms.

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kuldeep Sun Mar 2 at 12:37 PM

On the behalf of all yahoo lovers, yahoo fans,yahoo users I Kuldeep Singh request to the Yahoo Owners to Bring back yahoo public chat rooms for Yahoo buddies.Because when yahoo chat rooms is on Yahoo will Never alone because the millions and millions Fans Always In side in the chat rooms. WE WANT OUR GOOD TIME BACK THAT'S THE BUT TOM LINE FROM KULDEEP SINGH .

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kuldeep Sun Mar 2 at 11:51 AM

hmm Well u Know guys Marissa is unlucky for yahoo as CEO .When she started job in yahoo as CEO yahoo goes down and down yahoo lose their goodwill yahoo left their millions and millions of fan .And now yahoo got nothing than a big name Yahoooooooooooo and Company CEO Marissa Mayer"s . i though Marissa is noting more than a big time loser and a big time lair . she promise that she will bring yahoo public chat rooms back but when ? I don"t think that yahoo have to shut down their public chat rooms yea their is some bad things going on yahoo chat rooms but it doesent matter that u shut down public chat rooms becuse of some stupid people doing bad thing on yahoo chat rooms .There is always Way to solve the problem .U Disappoint millions and millions yahoo fans because of some bad people arrive yahoo chat room . I am also a Super fan of yahoo chat rooms I was spend Daily near about 4 to 8 hour on yahoo chat rooms but now i hardly open my yahoo messenger because there is nothing for me now because of u Marissa. finally If u are not able to solve this problem on up coming August 2014 So u must left u job may be yahoo wants u as their CEO but we yahoo lovers , fans don't want u yahoo CEO Any more . Because We only Lose When WE got u AS yahoo CEO .HERE THE BOTTOM LINE FROM KULDEEP SINGH YAHOO SUCKS BECAUSE OF Marissa

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Yahoo! Tue Feb 18 at 03:35 PM

YAHOO! like chat rooms on ... http://bigromu.com/yahoo .... you dont need any password, just your Yahoo ID and you can chat with other people there on yahoo.

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kamal Sat Jan 25 at 11:58 AM

when run again yahoo chat room

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PK Fri Nov 29 at 04:57 AM

The chatrooms were a great place, where you could talk to people (genuine people, some of us went beyond yahoo and found each other and are still friends) about gardening and parenting (I've had people help me out in my darkest hours on yahoo!) being able to chat with a complete stranger was a gift! And yahoo you ought to give it back to us.

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David Corson Tue Nov 26 at 07:48 AM

Marissa, you need to bring back the Yahoo chat rooms!!! This is where you were making your dollars!!! I loved the Yahoo chat rooms!!! Yes, there were SCUM BAGS on there trying to make it bad. But a majority of the chatters were really cool people. It was fun. BRING BACK CHAT ROOMS TO YAHOO!!!

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anna Wed Nov 13 at 06:58 AM

please bring back plubic chat its all I have nothing to do now ,,,,,, nothing to look forward to,

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Ray Tue Oct 1 at 07:07 AM

Yahoo is dumb for shutting down.IT was a place for my crew to hang out at.We grew fast as a group.The mics made it possible to have meetings.

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grim Sat Sep 28 at 03:42 PM

yahoo chat is sort of back, if you use yahzak and an add on for voice called mumble. to get in the room shut off ssl auth and use login protocol V102 there is only like 5 rooms but its a start

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LR Tue Sep 17 at 10:46 AM

BRING BACK THE CHATROOMS!!!

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meoff Sun Sep 15 at 01:56 PM

What a shorted sited thinking process this is to make the chat rooms pay sites . the bad apples will find ways to access the rooms regardless. And as for the spammers . stolen cards and accounts is how they will get in . Makeing these chat features pay will only encourage more crime.FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS A REACTION

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rahul Sat Sep 7 at 02:53 PM

ya offcourse chatroom will start again we r very upset

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nipun Sat Sep 7 at 07:23 AM

well, yes yahoo should and must bring back its chats rooms, either free or even with little monthly or yearly paid scheme, which can be easily paid even by the common man, so hope yahoo people will think about it soon, and act immidiately

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varun Sat Aug 31 at 12:56 PM

yahoooooooooooo plz come back

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Mohamed Thu Aug 29 at 11:45 AM

Please let me chat again

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kuldeep singh Sat Aug 24 at 04:15 PM

hmmm as i read u all discussion marissa mayer CEO of the company how can u do this yahoo messenger is a paid service i mean if u do this u just panish those innocent people who just love yahoo messenger chat and meet new people and talk to their friends on yahoo .i know some bad thing happens in the yahoo chat room and some people did this like create their own room bestiality porno advertisement on chat room . u can do those dirty people not the millions and millions people who love chatting on yahoo messenger i must say u Marissa that yahoo already lost millions and millions fans of yahoo and if u make yahoo paid service people hate u and and hate yahoo too . remember yahoo advertisement where the soung is big yahoooooooooooooooo so make it big Marissa yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo and say chat room are back for user i promise. plzzz gave us our good time back Marissa restart chat room as soon as possible . good bless you Marissa

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arsal Sat Aug 24 at 03:11 AM

please bring back chat rooms,plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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esy Tue Aug 13 at 05:35 PM

plz open public-chat room i love that i am esysss in yahoo massenger add me

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kunal Tue Aug 13 at 07:50 AM

hey pls bring back the public chat - iam just dying to use it again - i stopped using yahoo as thier was no public chat room - pls bring back the public chat room n make me smile back

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Cj Sun Aug 11 at 11:38 PM

yahoo???? almost forgot the name since dec 2012.

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