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.
Lydia Nr commented
This is backwards. If you mute someone you cannot read any comments from that person. Calling thumbs downs "attacks" is puerile and if someone is abusing multiple accounts then blocking wouldn't make a difference anyways. If you're complaining that after signing out you find things you don't like to see then maybe you shouldn't sign out to find things you don't like to see.
.A block button is exactly what these loudmouth preachers want. They are only interested in their own narrative, and they will use fraud and deceit to misuse that platform to spew their rhetoric. How can you preach about free speech, then want to block certain users from the conversation.
I have seen first hand, users who have used hundreds of identities/sign ins, to control the conversation, manipulate voting by using these alias accounts to thumb their ridiculous comments to the top, while using the same aliases to vote any comment down that does not agree. When these fraudsters are found out, they mute you so they don't have to changes users a hundred times to start thumbing your comments down.
As dumb as these users are, once they mute someone in the conversation, they can no longer vote on that persons responses. Sometimes I would copy a remark from someone who disagreed with these creeps, just to prove to commenters that they are in a conversation with one user using multiple accounts to control voting. If there are 2 comments that are almost identical, you would assume that voting by readers would be similar, but no, I would receive a fraction of the negative votes that the other commenter had. Pays to be muted with these guys.
Robert Miller commented
A block button is better than a mute button..so I second that and please consider a block user option as it's a very valuable thing so stalkers, harassers can't follow you or see your posts or interact with your comments in any way. In addition, a report function should actually send the report to staff and staff should have the right to BAN users from the service if the situation warrants it. With some stronger tools Yahoo can be a better place for everyone.
Benjamin&Katie Baeten commented
Its time we just leave. why should we continue to use and support a structure (yahoo, etc.) that is intent on demolishing America. If no one listened..... they wouldn't even be a problem anymore. besides, the comment section in my opinion fuels the fire, but doesn't really change anyone's mind or the outcome. if you want change, just delete your yahoo account. protonmail.com for a substitute email and The Daily Wire for news (along with others). Goodbye Yahoo, Facebook etc. I wouldn't be surprised if this somehow was censored. It would be an honor.
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Joe Graves commented
Yahoo is a host, and we are guests in their privately owned venue. Like all good hosts, Yahoo needs to demand a certain level of politeness and decorum from an guest they chose to allow in. If some kind of block feature will accomplish that, so be it. The quality of angry and insulting comments posted right here are ample proof of why Yahoo needs to do this.
What's my name commented
Disgusted in Democrats: you can have a block button only if we can have one on y'all. we all put our pants on one leg at a time...give this nonsense a rest already.
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!