Can you put the reasons for rejecting a comment into the message?
It's really annoying to get a "rejected" message without explaining why.
Sydney Rabb commented
EVERY comment/post I have ever made has been "BLOCKED" within the last few hours - over 2.8K posts/comments.
NO email or notice I did anything wrong, just an outright shadow ban.
How do I dispute this and get my posts/comments restored ?
Edgar Jakubowski commented
For a last few days all my comments are automatically rejected. I do not understand why. Everything what I was writing was supported by my honest and deep knowledge of each topic. Including most historical events since the WWII. If some world politicians are very unhappy reading my comments then it is their business to make improvements. They have an access to change rules, not me. I am writing a total and bared truth.
Michael Mayo commented
Yes, yahoo rejected one of my comments "Bold move, Cotton" ridiculous
[Deleted User] commented
I have reviewed the Community Guidelines many times this week. When a comment is rejected You can click on "Why?" It takes you to the complete set of Community Guidelines which are general in nature. You don't get a specific reason or any help in trying to figure out what you did wrong. Guidelines is a misnomer. They amount to vague and arbitrary rules to be subjectively and selectively enforced. A completely demeaning comment that ends with ", boy." gets by but my thanking a 100 year old woman for making her views known to a local school board and for her young husband's ultimate sacrifice in WWII for our freedoms and democracy gets rejected. Yahoo, you need to tell people specifically why a comment is being rejected, give suggestions on how to make it acceptable, and warn people if they are on the verge of being blocked and if it is just for the one article or permanently blocked. I think that I have been permanently blocked but have never gotten a message to that effect.
Joseph Cerato commented
I just received the dreaded "Your comment was rejected." notice, and I'm "slightly" confused. Precisely "Why?" I'm asking after having reviewed the applicable "Terms" & "Guidelines." I'm asking, "What did I overlook or misunderstand?" My "style" is to ask "leading" questions that invite a well-constructed & thoughtful answer that will clarify the user's comment & (hopefully) broaden the conversation for all. I offer constructive critique at times that usually includes an encouragement to be a more valued participant in the Forum. Have I lingered too long in one thread or posted too many times in a given period? Is the immediate review conducted by a flesh & blood Moderator or an AI Robo-mod that is still learning?
Caleb Grunfeld commented
I truly wonder as to who is making these decisions. They must think 99% of the public is made up of extremely thin skinned people. Maybe a parser bot or some such is tweaked too sharply.
Al Allen commented
I tried to comment on this page, https://www.yahoo.com/news/end-us-lawmakers-aren-t-150000886.html
First time I got the "Comment Rejected for not being in compliance with Yahoo guidelines with no exact reason.
Second time tried to change it to be in compliance, with no exact reason.
Third time tried to change it to be in compliance, rejected with no exact reason.
Forth time tried to change it to be in compliance, with no exact reason.
Then without any advance warning, Yahoo says "Unfortunately, you are unable to take part in this conversation right now as your comments have been blocked too many times."
How is a poster supposed to know how many times when Yahoo has no way to tell you at the time?
I clicked on "Learn More" https://legal.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/guidelines/index.html
No where on this page does it mention being blocked for making too many rejected posts. No where. Clearly Yahoo doesn't have an answer. Not visible, hidden from public view.
Clearly Yahoo is having problems from bringing back comments. Listen to the complaints and fix your problems.
Al Allen commented
I tried replying to a post with this wording - DoT Airline Customer Service Dashboard.
My post was rejected saying it doesn't align with Yahoo guidelines.
How is anyone supposed to know exactly what is not in compliance if Yahoo doesn't even know? Doesn't mark the offending text in red before the post is made? No chance to change it to be in compliance.
Yahoo needs to show exactly what it thinks is wrong with a post to be credible. Refusing to be exact reflects poorly on Yahoo.
Jim M LaIuppa commented
I posted a comment about Russian incompetence on the battlefield and it got rejected. I rephrased it several times (was it the word "incompetent"? "Russian"? No clue.) It rejected several rewordings and then I got blocked from replying. Can you make your reasons for rejection more specific, maybe even highlight the supposedly offensive wording? I'm completely baffled sometimes as to why everyday, non-offensive comments are being rejected.
Mack Twain commented
My account is now "shadow banned". My comments keep getting deleted. All I tried to do was post a headline from a yahoo story in a stock forum and it kept saying it didn't like the comment. After a few tries of taking stuff out it shadow banned me. Ridiculous
Robert Miller commented
If a comment is rejected, can there be a link to dispute the rejection? This will go a long way to improving the AI and where can the list of banned words be found so that they can be avoided? I would also suggest a "Did we get this wrong?" button to submit the post to a real human for review and perhaps with a feedback from the mod.
John McInnis commented
this has been an issue for a long time
the arbitrary rejection based on the whim of the childish censor is very annoying
most of the people experiencing this posted something a childish censor disagrees with
the censor then stalks their victim randomly rejecting posts, if the reason for the rejection the random rejections would cease because the rejection is not for a violation it is for the childish censors abuse of power
Tim Harkins commented
I tried to post a comment using dated media facts concerning an aircraft carrier & yahoo says it is being held for review because it might violate policy?
c r commented
Yahoo NEVER allows me to post any comment. I can post love to the world and they will still reject my comment.
Donald Jones commented
Yahoo is garbage. They lie 24/7
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Jeffrey Myles Klein commented
Maybe we should be censoring all the photos of half naked women that are featured on Yahoonews daily. My true questions about trump was rejected. Here it is for reconsideration. "Utter silence - Not one word have we heard from Ivanka Kushner, Jared Kushner nor anyone in the Kushner family condemning Donald Trump for not speaking out against the anti-semitic guests he entertained. We know where they stand but what about him? Please respond to my email. Not allowing my comment will show your company indulges Trump.
P C commented
Just stating "violates policy" is not a reason it is just a 'lame' excuse. How can one correct what he/she commented if the error/infraction is not pointed out? It is like spanking a child (used for argument purpose) saying you were bad, without tell the child what he or she had done to be spanked for.
Patricia Roberts commented
Rejections are arbitrary and/or biased. Yahoo is not a proponent of the truth.