• Report: #19799

Complaint Review: Yahoo! Games

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  • Submitted: Mon, April 29, 2002
  • Updated: Mon, September 13, 2004

  • Reported By:Austin TX
Yahoo! Games
http://games.yahoo.com Internet U.S.A.

Yahoo! Games ripoff backgammon cheating cheated employees and screwed the customers even more the business that doesn't give a dam Internet

*Consumer Comment: wrong title

*Consumer Comment: This is What. Cheating is cheating & cheaters think cheating is acceptable

*Consumer Comment: So what?

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Yahoo! runs the most crooked games you can imagine. On almost any internet service, there is probably some cheating.

Here, the cheating is open and notorious. On the Yahoo! Backgammon ladder, people throw games routinely, often with many people watching.

There are people with multiple identities who play themselves within their multiple identities, again OPENLY and NOTORIOUSLY.

Yahoo! refuses to do anything about it, and when reports are filed with them, only responds with canned statements.

These games are crookeder than a 50's game show.

Steve
Austin, Texas

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/29/2002 10:51 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Yahoo-Games/internet/Yahoo-Games-ripoff-backgammon-cheating-cheated-employees-and-screwed-the-customers-even-m-19799. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

wrong title

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

OK, so maybe I chose the wrong title for this report. There are only a few canned titles you can choose from and you can't get exactly on point. But the substance of my original report remains true five months after I posted it and nobody has done anything about it. Not only that, but people are now spamming more than ever (sometimes hundreds of lines of spam at a time--effectively freezing out the real chat), using programs to boot people from the rooms, and committing all sorts of other abuses while Yahoo looks the other way.

Terry, you said it's ENTERTAINMENT. No, cheating is not entertaining. Fixed games are "entertainment" too, and they have been busted. Where is the U.S. Justice Dept. to investigate this corrupt game?
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#2 Consumer Comment

This is What. Cheating is cheating & cheaters think cheating is acceptable

AUTHOR: Djana - (U.S.A.)

In response to So What I have these comments.
1. Playing with cheaters is in no way Entertaining.
2. Yahoo does actively encourage people to Pay to Play through their All Stars tournaments and leagues program.

In my humble opinion this makes them at least somewhat culpable for allowing blatant open cheaters to continue play. At least within the All Star realm if not within the games as a whole. i.e. If they want my money I would like a guarantee that I have a fair chance to win.

3. Do you really feel the definition of cheating is somehow amended by the addition or lack thereof of cash payments? Cheating is cheating is cheating.

If cheaters think cheating is so acceptable why don't they have their own cheater's game rooms, cheater's leagues, cheater's tournaments?
Because cheating is not about playing the game. It's some other strange thing about power, something I can only assume is generated by their otherwise hollow lives.

In closing I would like to say criticizing someone's perhaps poor choice of title is one thing. Defending cheating is quite another.
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#3 Consumer Comment

So what?

AUTHOR: Terry - ()

I don't understand how you can call this a "ripoff". Do you pay money to play games on Yahoo! No. Do you win money by being high on the "backgammon ladder?" No. Your report is titled "...cheated employees and screwed the customers even more ..." Is the supposed cheating on backgammon hurting Yahoo!'s employees? Yahoo!'s customers? No, no. It's ENTERTAINMENT! Don't get so upset about it.
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