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  1. Neo Spam Battle Thread

    With the original SBT down yet again, This is a replacement thread.

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      16 comments  ·  Report Spam/ Spam Battle  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        9 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Address the Yahoo Spoofers in pretty much every Yahoo Products post

        They are now 6-7 deep...and apparently I'm out of bullets for the day.

        Time to get someone on this; one report with that graphic or phone # should suspend the account pending appeal and wipe out posts.

        Till then, it may be thousands of these crooks trying to collect $30 a pop from unsuspecting users.

        Have you considered having the FBI kill their phones? Those numbers are being used to commit interstate wire fraud.....

        Obviously, YA hasn't got a cure yet.

        See ya again tomorrow.

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          49 comments  ·  Report Spam/ Spam Battle  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Return to the old system of voting for Best Answers if the asker doesn't pick one.

          Most people don't even take the time to award a Best Answer, so there isn't as much of an incentive to even answer in the first place if your feedback is just going to be ignored.

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            2 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              11 comments  ·  Report Spam/ Spam Battle  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 7/3/15 Yahoo Answers Severely Glitched

              getting glitched and page failure at almost all levels today... page is slow to load, constant messages saying "something went wrong", nothing matches Criteria et al

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                10 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                • 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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                    23 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Explain the current (June 2015) policy regarding suicidal and self-harm Questions.

                    The only guideline we have for this dates back to a post from 2009 which no longer exists.

                    "Rest assured we take this issue very seriously. When reporting any suicide-related question, please mark it as a ToS violation (additional details: suicide).

                    From there, we have to remove the content (a legal requirement) and then we proceed by sending out a special package with advice on how to cope via email.

                    This information is compiled with input from leading experts in the field.

                    Y! Answers Lou" http://suggestions.yahoo.com/detail/?prop=answers&fid=155114

                    Is this still current policy? Does Yahoo still send a "care package" (whatever that…

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                      6 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Yahoo answers is not working.

                      Yahoo answers is not working. I can't see any question. Just the pages.

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                        3 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  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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                          17 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • post a customer care phone number.

                          The help page does not help with retrieval of deleted accounts. It keeps telling me to contact customer and sends me in circles back to the help page.

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                            3 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Missing Questions! Sorry, this is going to be a very long post.

                            Missing Questions! Sorry, this is going to be a very long post.

                            Will someone please explain to me why questions that I've answered are going missing? The questions violated no Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. When checking up on them I am presented with "This question does not exist or is under review.". And no, it's not a matter of the 'glitch' that can be resolved by F5 refreshing. I asked one user what had happened and they did not know, they found their question suddenly gone and had not received any sort of violation notice. They simply re-posted…

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                            • Yahoo WANTS Answers to die! Just got my brand new Spam-busting account...

                              SUSPENDED! This is what I was posting to Questions that already had several "Help Line" scam spams.

                              Hi! All the help you need is here: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/helpcentral

                              For more information, see: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN6349.html

                              SCAM WARNING!!!
                              All numbers claiming to be "Genuine" Yahoo "Help" or "Free Support" are FAKE.
                              PLEASE do not call any of these numbers!
                              Many people have already been victims of Fraud.
                              "Support from Yahoo is always free of charge."
                              https://s.yimg.com/hd/answers/i/77e7bb22d4564469ba88a65e31e8e9d8_A.jpeg?a=answers&mr=0&x=1438920163&s=b8d40c281ce6d388eef1206b73776d0a

                              After about 10 posts (I didn't even use a bot!) the account was suspended.

                              I created this account after I had had enough of seeing people getting hurt by…

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                              • Add "Report User" Button to User Profiles

                                The Yahoo! categories are chock full of scammers posting ads for "Yahoo! Support." There are hundreds of them posting their full quota of 20 on a regular basis. They are using your trademarks and copyrighted IP in these ads, and they are ripping off your users by using scare tactics to sell worthless computer "fixes" and "maintenance" services which are likely to include the installation of malware.

                                Yahoo! is either incapable of stopping this activity or frankly just doesn't care, as evidenced by Questions answered by Yahoo! staff after these scam ad answers were given, yet the scam/spam remains.

                                So…

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                                  8 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Spostamento domande altrui

                                  La possibilità di spostare le domande altrui data ai livelli 7 (e lo dico da livello 7) è stata sbagliatissima.
                                  Alcuni spostano compulsivamente e ingiustamente le domande di altri, in particolare di quelli che stanno loro antipatici.
                                  E poi è sbagliato, ognuno dev'essere padrone della propria domanda, non è giusto che altri la possano spostare e mettere dove vogliono.
                                  Non conviene nemmeno a voi del sito, in quanto poniamo il caso che io faccio una domanda interessante che potrebbe avere tante risposte......immaginiamo che mi allontano poi dal PC........la domanda magari viene spostata in tauromachia, e quando poi ritorno e posso…

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                                    7 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Spam Link Masters

                                    These:

                                    --->> Tips---> http:// URL random code

                                    block any "--->> Tips---> " that has live link with it

                                    it is obvious that the text and or link is key in there posting spam, they are as one in the same multi account service,
                                    why Yahoo can not just Block India or whomever as ISP does not make sense

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                                      • questions dissappear

                                        recent activity where question appear in list, you answer in form, and post,
                                        but post comes back void and response say the question is no longer available,

                                        but these along with other glitches as page missing, search missing, login missing, and spam and reports, and email notice oddities, it may very well be hackers or some for of bot troll spam, highly unlikely all these events happen at same time, even if it was maintenance . the copying of answers, spamming of Yahoo category, , missing login attributes, , those are not common values or fixing services, even html shows…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stop deleting my valid questions which I only ask after hours of exhaustive search on the internet and cannot find the answers anywhere.

                                          I only ever post a question after spending hours, days, months, or even longer trying to find the solution online and through trial and error. It infuriates me that while I am positive they do not violate the community guidelines you delete half the questions I post anyway. Meanwhile, those and the ones that aren't deleted, are 99% filled with answers that do violate the guidelines by not answering the question. You need to manage what you drop and don't drop with extremely more skill.

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