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Yahoo has stopped providing email services in China – a decision that means the venerable web company has ceased operations behind the Great Firewall. In an email dated February 26, the company advised users to shift to alternative email providers as soon as possible, and to download contacts, schedules and other important …

  1. Korev Silver badge
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    Yahoo shutters email service in China

    What's wrong with "shuts"?

    1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
      Holmes

      "Shutters" is evocative of physically closing a to location permanently. I expect that El Reg has a style guide which prefers certain turns of phrase over others so as to maintain the antiquarian linguistic feel so beloved of the Emerald Isle, even if the site is now theregister.com rather than .co.uk.

      1. TimMaher Silver badge
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        Re: Emerald Isle

        What have the Irish got to do with this?

        “Are you a goblin? No, I’ve just got a headache.”

        Mine’s green and it has a crock of gold in the pocket.

        1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
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          Re: Emerald Isle

          Sorry, I had meant "Sceptered Isle" but had a brain fart on the phrase.

  2. HildyJ Silver badge
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    Venerable?

    Of all the adjectives connoting 'old', 'venerable' is the worst to use for Yahoo (with or without the !).

    I would suggest: antiquated, outdated, feeble, or just dying,

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