A Block button
A block button to prevent other users from seeing your posts, going into your post history and continuously attacking you everywhere you go would be incredibly useful. The mute button stops you from seeing people's posts but it obviously doesn't stop others from seeing your posts and post history. People with ill will just goes through your post history and constantly attack you even after you mute them.
Cutting off interaction between two very hostile parties with a block button will save everyone a headache in the short and long term. It will also improve the article comments section tremendously.
lu ehlen commented
Only a fool would believe a comment without due diligence
Bring back the comment section as it was..
@Jason: You are correct. I called out a troll months ago. Ever since, each one of my post receive up to 25 thumbs down within minutes. One troll even uses my picture as his avatar. I had notified Yahoo eight times about this, nothing was done.
Shelley Nuss commented
If someone harasses you because of your comments, you should be able to block them. Harassment is something that happens multiple times, not once or twice. Your posted comments are there for other people to see and comment. That's supposed to be the idea. Just like on Facebook, you can block people. We don't need that decision to be made by YAHOO or any of it's affiliates.
We're doing our job people and keep hitting them straight in their pocketbook, give it time!!!
Even though its far more left leaning, start sending your news traffic and comments to Huff Post www.huffpost.com. and FOX News www.foxnews.com. Trump supporting Conservatives-Republicans-Independents maybe the minority at Huff Post, but at least there they let you speak your mind. (NOTE: CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT! DO NOT $ign into Huff Post with your Yahoo! login, deny Yahoo! receiving a kickback from Huff Post.)
Yahoo! has only 97 days left to figure it out for themselves.
According to the latest statistics provided by www.statista.com , www.qualtrics.com , and www.theacsi.org A.K.A The American Customer SATISFACTION Index (ACSI), Yahoo! has been steadily losing ~5% in clicks of it's customer user/visits base on Yahoo!'s front page and Yahoo! News EACH AND EVERY DAY since they stopped allowing user commenting.
5% Thursday + 5% Friday + 5% Sarurday + 5% Sunday +5% Monday + 5% Tuesday + 5% Wednesday (today's timestamp) ... + 5% Thursday? adds up to HUGE LOSES in revenue!!!
Maybe Yahoo! should rehire Marissa Meyer back just to turn things around. ;P
Yahoo is run by Democrat cry babys who will silence you because they are wetting their diapers.
We must push back against Verizon/Yahoo and their push to suppress free speach to all.
James Curie commented
Just ignore them I do that's why they're going to get rid of the comment section cuz everybody complains about other people if you don't like what somebody is saying again ignore them
Jeanne Roberts commented
This is liberal Yahoo's way of stopping independent thinkers from voicing their opinions and stacking the deck for Democrats to win their elections. This is how Hitler controlled the people by what they were told and what they were to believe. Yahoo can't handle the truth.
It also needs to block both ways I have been stalked by someone I blocked I cant see his comments but he can still post to mine that is WRONG fix it
Verizon / yahoo is biased. And Democrats tell lies, they removed comments because they can't handle competition bunch of cry babys.
Don't click on any yahoo links from home page hit them in the pocket book
"There are folks who are posting from radical terrorist organizations like the Aryan Nations. They are making racist and threatening comments, not just one but all the time. They are reported but don't seem to go away. Is there a better way to get this hateful filth out of comments?"
The "Aryan" need to be shunned; but those of ANTIFA & "B"LM (including WEAK mayors and governors) WE+ THE PEOPLE see as RADICAL DOMESTICATED TERRORISTS who are NOW burning our cities to the ground and keeps US from providing for our families are allowed to be the only ones heard or listened too?
I hope your "Momma" kicks you out of your basement, quits cooking your breakfast and Sunday dinners, and tells YOU to get a JOB and stop whining and RIOTING.
I "suggest" that YOU try find a REAL LIFE, unfunded by George Soros!!! [/JMHO]
(See how that two way street of whining and senseless bickering occurs?)
Don't be MAD; I was only expressing the same ignorance you posted before me.
YOU feel the NEED TO BE THE ONLY ONE TO BE HEARD [You're_*/CANCELED*!!!], and that's on you!
Ignorance is bliss.
If you can't accept that, MAYBE your MOMMY will forgive YOU...
...in the long run, SOCIETY AND CAPITALISM WILL NOT!!!
@Stan Let's agree to disagree.
You have a total of three comments just sitting here in the suggestions on just this topic alone. Did you just auto click the agree tab WITHOUT reading through the "privacy" policy and YOUR Terms of Service AGREEMENT before signing in and making these single "suggestion(s)"?
ARE YOU TRIGGERED?
Just like on Yahoo! articles (as per the Terms of Service agreement YOU AGREED TO) pages, your previous comments WILL be shared with others if they decide to pursue them. Your comments/suggestions ARE the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY of Yahoo! and when you clicked "I agree" before posting your very first comment you waved your personal right to privacy and "from others seeing your posts and/or post history".
If you do NOT want others to see your previous comments...
[Thanks for playing, and have a nice day.]
(Hashtag) "Cancel" Culture Is Getting Called Out With Righteous Rebuttals & Terms of Service Agreements.
I could care less when someone comes back at me with an asinine reply I.E. "Said the 'Russian Bot' with 34,745+ comments". It just shows their ignorance and unwillingness to delve further in a conversation whether it's either meaningful or ignorant.
I have AND wear that ~34,745 comments (which also includes OTHER [previous] accounts that have suffered a shadow "ban" in recent DECADES) badge with honor!!! Pro: It not only shows how long I have been A Yahoo! User (Joined circa: 2001) BUT MY Freedom of Expression.
Opinions are like elbows, (4) four in total, when there are two people in a debate/discussion/conversation (add two more for each additional individuals that chooses to chime in); each have two of them, located on opposites sides of the body of conversation in question.
(On a /Side-note) @Yahoo_Developers/Moderators: I miss having the option of editing a comment on articles as we can use here here in the suggestions page. (/End_Side-note)
Please bring that format feature back; and PLEASE allow us to continue to embed/link web pages in our comments for rebuttal purposes.
I don't care if a Yahoo! User leans left or right. If I believe one is in the wrong I can only point out where I THINK they are wrong. I've been wrong and called out; and PLEASE point me to[wards] a rebuttal of common sense.
LET'S AGREE TO DISAGREE
It's not rocket science, but it is the Basics of Debate_101
I REALLY miss "back in the day" when an article comment thread reached into the thousands, if not tens of thousands of replies was the "trendier" of the search algorithms and EVERYBODY respected each other's comment reply/rebuttals!
jake bilecke commented
There are folks who are posting from radical terrorist organizations like the Aryan Nations. They are making racist and threatening comments, not just one but all the time. They are reported but don't seem to go away. Is there a better way to get this hateful filth out of comments?
Nydia Alicea commented
I literally just posted probly the longest rant ever because I did exactly everything you did and I'm continually.Being harassed by On my own mission to literally on so scribe and blocked these people 1 by 1 hundreds Of different websites Seems to have happened at the very same time I have a massive virus in my phone and my eBay account was hacked. Much longer story but my point has been made. Be careful with your personal information. More than ever Because of well let me just say people who control tiktok In A very short period whet from 2 million trolls to 12 million look it up
Henry Phillips commented
At the base level, a block button would give users more control over their own content.
I agree. I get continuously harassed by a troll farm on Yahoo comments. I exposed a troll farm and now whenever I post anything, I get thumbed down in a matter of minutes. I tested this by posting on a very old article with no activity only to find that my comment was immediately thumbed down by approximately 23 accounts. How does that happen unless someone is running a troll-farm or multiple fraudulent accounts? Now that troll farm has created an account that follows me around to harass me. I've reported that account multiple times and Yahoo does absolutely nothing. I believe that this inaction on Yahoo's part is because they have a leftist bias and are treating anyone that is not a leftist differently than those that support leftist causes. Surely Yahoo doesn't want to be caught allowing people to run a troll farm on their comments, or do they?
⠀ ⠀ commented
A 2 way block option has been needed for years. The comment boards are inundated with bullies, stalkers, and other abusive trolls. It needs to be stopped. And, Yahoo would very likely attract increased viewership if it fostered a far more positive commenting environment.
⠀ ⠀ commented
Yes!!! Yahoo, do something right, for once, and ad this feature ASAP. Add an unmute option, too, while you’re at it.
[Deleted User] commented
100% agree. A block feature would be fantastic, and much appreciated.