Web links to initiate YIM conversation with specific Yahoo user no longer work

Thousands of forums run on open-source PHPBB software. http://www.phpbb.com Users have the option to fill out their YIM screen name in their profile, which then allows other users to click on a button from a profile page, and initiate a YIM conversation. Since Yahoo has updated their YIM web interface, this no longer works.

When a user clicks the Yahoo Messenger icon in a profile in a PHPBB forum, it leads to a dead-end generic page for Yahoo Messenger. http://edit.yahoo.com/config/send_webmesg?.target=myyimname&.src=pg The button no longer initiates a discussion with that user via YIM.

Is there a new link that Yahoo can provide, to allow a restoration of this functionality?

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