incrediBILL - 3:17 pm on Jul 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yahoo has been polling my feeds even though the ping APIs are down.
However, what made me start looking at the APIs in the first place is a couple of days ago the feeds were 15 hours behind, then they pulled it (finally) and yesterday it got as bad as 28 hours since pulling the feed.
I'm not actually sure where the problem was, if they pulled it and delayed publishing or what, but without the API there's no way to make sure it gets pulled.
Today it seems to be back to real-time so far, at the moment anyway, only time will tell if it's back to normal or not.