I use Yahoo! very little, but somehow I go to Yahoo! movie showtimes to find out what movies are playing in my area.
I noticed lately that the site no longer recognizes where I live or am located.
I have no idea where Petorca is and why it shows that as my default. So I tried to fix that by clicking on it, hopefully finding a way to set the default:
Notice that it recognizes that I am in Escondido, CA (top line) but that is not reflected in the initial screen (above). It tells me I don’t have a default, so I follow its instructions by clicking on the Add Location link.
Now I see that it knows my current location and my default. But what am I supposed to do? Click on something? I click on the default link (red arrow) because I can’t figure out what else to do.
When I come back to the main screen, it’s forgotten all that (red arrow). So I am trying again by following its instructions (blue arrow).
As you can see, it knows fully well where I am, and it’s not Petorca. It’s Escondido. Then I notice what the problem must be:
Oh, it wants me to “sign-in” with my Yahoo! ID. What the heck?
I have no Yahoo! ID. I never had one. I am not getting a Yahoo! ID just so a little old web site for movie showtimes works right! I am going to find another site for movie showtimes.
I am a software designer. Please don’t ever let me do stupid user interfaces like this one, and if I do, call me out on it.