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  1. What is happening NOW with reporting????

    They fixed the reporting ability but something has gone wrong.
    Far too many good non violation answers are being reported and it is not just one person's answers.
    One good user is -179 this week and that is crazy as reporting just came back about noon.
    Now we have to hope that appealing will work as it is supposed to and that is worrisome.

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      44 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • COMMUNITY MODERATION BROKE DOWN COMPLETELY 1:3O PM PST 18 MAY 2015

      I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT RISK YOUR TR BY REPORTING ANYTHING WHATSOEVER UNTIL IT IS FIXED. NOT ****, NOT UNDERAGERS, NOT RACISM, NOT DEATH THREATS, NOT NOTHING.

      I don't like that any more than you do. But there is zero point in trying to report anything at all if the shockers don't drop.

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        37 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Community Moderation

        CM has been out of service for several days. I suggest you either fix it in an expedient manner, or just go ahead and pull the plug on it and let it die a natural death (along with Y!A). Spam and **** is ruling, at this point.

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          52 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          UPDATE: Thank you for keeping us informed of the trouble with Community Moderation. We restarted the process and noted that a backlog of CM’d content began to flow. We then tested and found CM to be successful. Therefore, it seems this isn’t consistent behavior.

          We will continue to search for root cause and a subsequent solution. Meantime, you can help by ensuring you use the same email address for posting comments here as you are using for CM in Answers. Your email address won’t be publicly visible, but Admins are able to use this information for troubleshooting.

        • Yahoo answers website - BROKEN

          1. Can't answer or post questions. 2. Thumbs up and down function not working. 3. Scrolling is not working.

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            72 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please Put a Stop to Death & Terrorist Threats in the V&V!!!

            There are a handful of terrorist - minded users infecting the V&V/Food Section of Your site. Said users have been posting anything from death threats towards others to 'openly' advertising psychotic thoughts towards Anything to do with the meat industry.
            I'm getting tired of seeing this behavior on the site. The Food category used to be a decent place to find great recipes and/or ways to learn about food culture from others. But in just 1 year's time it's become full of violent memes, death to so & so, go **** so & so, go kill so & so, "…

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              12 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Don't suspend the most extreme serial trolls. Isolate them instead

              My suggestion with serial trolls is don't suspend them. Instead tag their computer with an identification cookie that directs them through an alternate server that acts as a wrapper to the main site. This alternate server should feed the normal pages, but maintain a separate database that isolates them from the main answers site. The alternate site can store and append/insert their own answers, questions and comments with that from the main feed so that, to them, it will appear as if all is functioning normally. This will effectively isolate them, so they get no answers, comments or updates responding…

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                8 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Yahoo, please return the "number of answers" icon to each question when on the home page.

                I'm a regular "spam buster" and have noticed that you've just removed the little "icon" that says how many answers a question has received. This is when you're on the home page of each category.

                I'm reporting the fake Yahoo spammers who post their stuff on recently posted questions, and we now have no way of knowing if a spammer has just posted on a recently-asked question. Well, we do have a way - we now have to click on every single question, a lot of which won't have an answer yet. But we have no way of knowing this…

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                  7 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Community moderation

                  You guys need to fix this feature fast. People are really ****** with this problem, because a bunch of trolls have come out of hiding and are going on a rampage! Especially in the Vegans and Vegetarians section. Please check that section out. "brittney", "Nokia", and "Kally", and some others are bulling. Nokia has so many different accounts. There should be a limit of accounts you can make. Otherwise as soon as one of her accounts is deleted, she makes another one and continues trolling. Also, Yahoo is not getting back to me after I am wrongfully sent an E-mail…

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                    4 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    UPDATE: Thank you for keeping us informed of the trouble with Community Moderation. We restarted the process and noted that a backlog of CM’d content began to flow. We then tested and found CM to be successful. Therefore, it seems this isn’t consistent behavior.

                    We will continue to search for root cause and a subsequent solution. Meantime, you can help by ensuring you use the same email address for posting comments here as you are using for CM in Answers. Your email address won’t be publicly visible, but Admins are able to use this information for troubleshooting.

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                      13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop allowing users to upload ****!!!!!

                      Why is that **** is allowed to put put on here & left up for all to see? There are kids who use this site.

                      Right now there is more than one **** photo in the Yahoo Answers section of Yahoo Answers. Some pervert is posting photos of a *****.
                      https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140409164558AAHCZYT

                      I strongly suggest you remove the option to upload photos. What happens if a parent clicks on a question & once the question loads so does a photo of ****.

                      Go back to making users click links so they have an option to load the photo.

                      Direct links to…

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                        3 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          7 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please put the question asker's user name back on the question title pages

                          There are users on here who will use Y.A. to troll specific topics by posting a "serious" question but when people click on the question they are met with insulting comments or obscene images. I would rather avoid questions from these users, but we now have no way of knowing who is asking a question.

                          If users can see who is asking the question to begin with then they can avoid clicking on questions from those who regularly troll a subject.

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                            4 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Do not allow graphics at level 1 and x out phone numbers.

                            Every single question under Yahoo Products has 4 spam ads. They appear immediately so it is obvious it is not done manually. Reporting them serves no purpose. Not allowing a graphic at level 1 and xing out all phone numbers would stop it immediately.

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                              4 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Why are people allowed to make new profiles and post the same questions countless times?

                              There is a user who goes around posting the same videos and pictures, implying that the two people in the picture are siblings in some sort of incestuous relationship. Not even five minutes ago one popped up and so I searched for the video (since the account was marked private) and no fewer than twenty questions containing the video with the same implied incestuous relationship popped up. I know more than that have been deleted.

                              Then there is the guy who keeps posting pictures of himself saying he's a waiter and girls stare at him and laugh.

                              Then there's the…

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                                15 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  Gathering feedback  ·  16 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    7 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Discontinue the graphics feature and extend the block limit

                                    Allowing graphics in questions and answers was a bad idea and it's being misused by members posting spam and junk. For example a user in the V&V section keeps posting disturbing images there and creates multiple accounts to do so and harass other members.
                                    For users like that, 200 is too little a limit and surely the V&V regs would like nothing more than to block this member and their many accounts.
                                    Since the CM has been broken lately

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                                    • Help for those who are a danger to themselves

                                      So, a sort of filter search for words such as "suicide" and "kill myself" and things, because I've seen several questions like "Should I kill myself?" and other variations, and I feel like Yahoo should offer professional services to people who ask such questions. Number one, it could save the lives of those who need help, but either cannot afford it, or are too scared/embarassed/or just don't have anyone to ask. Number two, as other yahoo users, it is uncomfortable to see a post like this. Do you comment back and try to convince them not to? Or will that…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • By deleting asker's responses to Best Answer through the years, you make us all look retroactively rude.

                                        Until relatively recently, when we chose a Best Answer, we got the chance to leave a short reply, if we wanted, a little like the Comments we have now, except it was only after choosing a Best Answer. Very often, we would thank the person for their excellent answer, and sometimes even thank everyone else for answering. Now, those replies have all disappeared! I only noticed it when I got a spam response to one of my questions from 7 years ago and saw that my heartfelt thank-you to the Best Answerer was gone.

                                        Please restore these in your next…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Point gamers:

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=ZQZDAWAEN3PPTL2VX4FYQ6RFFE&t=g

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                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=Z43E3G6JZOO5PKSITTBDYI3V7E&t=g

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=4T3FSHYRPONAASZEX5EGGCGCTQ&t=g

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=UKIVERXIP2UCT445MQ7RVKX56M&t=g

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                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=N42ZWDUTM57T4RICZRXIXRGV2Q&t=g

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=SH7UPQU4HPRIQVLKWS4N2P53PU&t=g

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=OPDZYRSUU6A2AB2STN5QLYBKGQ&t=g

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=UW6Z36YUIFAGZOW3Y5UAU3DIGI&t=g

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=PTFSJBXTJ43T7P4ZOLAYCSXD6A&t=g

                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=4X6UIJZAEDIW6BHNAEVRYFS5CE&t=g

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                                          https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=G7AC3ZPHONCVXO3PQLWIHNBBSE&t=g

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