Appeals Procee Needs Reviewing
YA is finally going all the way down the drain. Long time users are getting violations for good direct answers and now the appeal people are telling them good direct answers they have been giving for years are indeed violations of the rules. Yahoo, the last thing to bring the death of this site is to push your long time users out the door.
Agreed. We’re working on a new moderation system, including appeals.
Weasel Mcweasel commented
well, you need to work faster on that! This TROLL has been stalking and harrassing me for YEARS now. YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He USES multiple ACCOUNTS to falsely report my GOOD, proper content. There's no appeals process....and half the time I don't even know what's been taken down, unless I notice an answer missing, or I am suddenly DOWN 100 pts......for 10 FAKE. BS violations by my STALKER.
Meanwhile, he posts THIS **** about me, all over the boards, and the little flag report icon doesn't do ****. Suspend the user NINEFINGER from ALLLLLLLLLLL his sock puppet accounts. He's nothing bit a serial TROLL harrassing good users here. How about a little PROTECTION , Yahoo????????
After receiving an email from yahoo saying a TOS report has been made and threatening to terminate an account without further notice, the links on the email are useless for defending the user or refuting the accusation. Your email links go to a generic question site without any way to defend yourself from malicious users and report trolls. I have been a user for over 10 years on answers with the same user name and avatar. I have earned my place and a new user with numerous sock puppet accounts is a vile troll who insults everyone and reports even serious answers with "british" slurs.
This still have not been fixed. I get answers reported that do not violate Community Standards. The Links in the email to appeal are broken. Fix Them!!!!!!
I get answers reported because someone doesn't like what I said. The links in the email to appeal are broken. Fix Them!!!!!
David Gaguine commented
An answer of mine has been reported but the link given in an email simply leads to a blank page with no indication of which answer of mine is responsible. This makes it impossible for me to judge whether an appeal is appropriate or not or to comment why I posted the answer. There is no inidcation of whether the appeal has been submitted either
I regularly report questions that I consider to be "trolling" so the although the email contained my reply "trolling" this could be any one of a number of my answers. The email link needs to link to the original question and answer. and then a further button to confirm whether an appeal still needs to be submitted
here is the appeal link that leads to a blank yahoo page
People flag and the system doesn't work so you get no notification to appeal and you have to guess what got flagged and appeal manually
Agree, in part, have been banned for months without any actual notification of cause, still blocked, and suspect troll hackers within Yahoo (Oath:) AOL system itself, and in that some form of new adage in terms that exploit user privacy, and allow bias to reporting wrongly and without appeal options,
Allow free speech
My account was falsely reported and suspended. Thanks for not caring. Thanks for sending me the standard rejection email everyone gets, without ever looking at the specific content that was reported.
I'll thank you again this time tomorrow by deleting my "suspended" account, so you can't claim it for ad revenue. Pathetic.
And no, I don't care if you merge this suggestion with an existing suggestion. Blow me. Ten years I've created content for you for free.
Si Hammer commented
Don't mess with YA, it's the only place you can get any help...........
This new moderation system, who are you seeking to protect, I wonder??
My account is "suspended". Understand that Yahoo! does not delete accounts, because a suspended account is STILL AN ACCOUNT! Even if you can never again use it, they can claim it as an active account when charging for advertising! If Yahoo! improperly "suspended" your account, delete it yourself on your way out the door.
Personally, I have long held that anonymity on Answers needs to end, including anonymous reporting. The targeted reporting and stalking will only end when the anonymity of it ends.
Not anonymous commented
Yahoo has never responded quickly to anything on these user boards.
Maybe this will be a first; don't hold your breath.
This individual, who posts anonymously, brags daily about his ability to delete Q&As. He claims to be a former Yahoo! employee. And of course, any reports of his answers fall on deaf (actually non-existent) ears.
I suggest that your appeals process be something more than cursory. Maybe a human could actually investigate complaints of false reporting?
I've had this account for so long that I really cannot delete it, but I would if I could, because of the disrespect you show long-time users. (I did delete three other Answers accounts.)
I've been on Answers for 10+ years, and if I participate again, it will be on this account--no other.
Now my account has been suspended and no one will tell me why. The appeal system does not work. Am I suspended for publicly airing problems with the Answers program? The appeal system does not work.
Last year I answered several "yes or not" questions with a yes or no, a complaint was filed against me. When I appealed, they said my "yes and no" answers violated community standards. Several months and a dozen interactions later, some one "discovered" what was going on and most of my answers and points were returned. It appears it is happening again. I have a complaint filed against me, but when I, and maybe others, bring up the appeal form, the stylized "letter/number" box at the bottom is not there so the complaint does not go through. You may need to do some in house cleaning again.
This issue is still not working. I have answers reported, such as, "Cool Story, Bro", which gets reported. I try to appeal but there are bugs and errors. The Political section really needs to be monitored.
I posted this comment and it was censored by Yahoo. There is absolutely NO PROFANITY in this comment: 'I would much rather have a mother bare her chest to feed her infant in public than hear a hungry baby screaming its head off in a restaurant and ruining my peace and quiet. Grow up people.' There is NO violation of your community rules. I would like an explanation please, and NOT some canned response. Thank you.
Its ridiculous. All day. Every few minutes. Its wrong. I get no emails just points gone. How can I appeal if you send me nothing? All I see is my points going.
shouldn't a person have the right to know why his account was put on suspension, not the usual violation of guide lines? Tell the person what the violation was. If it was for abuse, or being rude then a lot of others should be suspended too.