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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    I am shocked that so many learned people don't know the real reason for this ban. It's because San Franfreako got a complaint from an Asian that was upset over use of the name Yellow Pages.

    It then became a question of what color to make the Business pages to differentiate those pages from the general pages, after that any can now see that brown, black, red, atc. are all out of the question, and to make the general pages bright white, well that would piss everyone off because now white is being favored.

    This is why the general pages which have always been "off white" and for the most part out numbered the "Yellow " pages by at least at least 4 or 5 to 1.

    I can now remove my tongue from my cheek and move on to reality. Who cares? Seriously!

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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I am shocked that so many learned people don't know the real reason for this ban. It's because San Franfreako got a complaint from an Asian that was upset over use of the name Yellow Pages.

    It then became a question of what color to make the Business pages to differentiate those pages from the general pages, after that any can now see that brown, black, red, atc. are all out of the question, and to make the general pages bright white, well that would piss everyone off because now white is being favored.

    This is why the general pages which have always been "off white" and for the most part out numbered the "Yellow " pages by at least at least 4 or 5 to 1.

    I can now remove my tongue from my cheek and move on to reality. Who cares? Seriously!
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Banning the yellow pages is like banning vinyl records. What's the point? They've outlived their usefulness for anyone who is not still stuck in the 20th. century. They're on their way to the museum anyway.

    Would they ban slide rules?

    Now, as for those classified ads. What's the point? You can advertise on Craig's List, you can put things up for auction on ebay, or you can pay for an ad no one reads. Why does anyone choose the latter any more?
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    BUT MY FREEDOM

    ...to have unsolicited and immensely wasteful, useless paper delivered to my door and promptly thrown out.
    Are you kidding? Why do you think I don't speak out agains't this new idea. Hard to beliece but I have been all about true logical conservation since before many here were born I'm thinking.

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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I am shocked that so many learned people don't know the real reason for this ban. It's because San Franfreako got a complaint from an Asian that was upset over use of the name Yellow Pages.

    It then became a question of what color to make the Business pages to differentiate those pages from the general pages, after that any can now see that brown, black, red, atc. are all out of the question, and to make the general pages bright white, well that would piss everyone off because now white is being favored.

    This is why the general pages which have always been "off white" and for the most part out numbered the "Yellow " pages by at least at least 4 or 5 to 1.

    I can now remove my tongue from my cheek and move on to reality. Who cares? Seriously!
    That's OK. They are also removing the Peckerwood Pages, so it all evens out.
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    While I don't believe it is the government's place to ban them, for most of us, they have outlived their usefulness. Back in the 80s and 90s, they were very helpful to find what you wanted and if you are not hooked up, they can still be. So, perhaps the phone companies could realize this fact and save paper and expenses by making them available by request. However, government bans? Not crazy about that idea... but in the world of Govenor Moonbeam...
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    I see no problem.

    It's a waste of paper to send them out en mass, only to be tossed by people who don't want them.

    If you want one, request one - otherwise, use the net, which is not all that hard.

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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I see no problem.

    It's a waste of paper to send them out en mass, only to be tossed by people who don't want them.

    If you want one, request one - otherwise, use the net, which is not all that hard.
    Exactly. We are not customers until WE request something. Otherwise, I could be free to spam everybody's email with a new weight loss product, and claim it's OK because my target audience consists of CUSTOMERS. LMAO.
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