Answers submitted are only visible to the poster.
When I submit an answer I can see it in the list of answers for that question. However, when the question is viewed by others (including the poster of the question) it often cannot be seen ! This has been a problem experienced by many users for well over a year and makes the whole purpose of YA futile. Surely somebody can fix this ?
I find If I edit an answer, even a very minor edit, It often becomes invisible to everyone but me. I have to look at the number of answers reported in my answers list , then compare that to the number of answers reported when I open the question. If they differ, my answer is invisible.
Darja Sirotkina commented
Happens to me all the time. I mainly answer the japanese-russian-english translation questions, don't post any links in the answer, don't use weird or excessive punctuation, but still 1 in 3 times my answer gets screened. And I can't even contact support or appeal it in some way! This seriously needs to get fixed ASAP!
It is June 2019 and answers are not automatically posted after being submitted--the refresh button has to be pushed and answers appear.
Jeremy X commented
I've noticed this a number of times.
Most recently on:
It shows up on my answers:
I imagine it could have something to do with anti-spam measures. But, I was attempting to post the number and website of the suicide prevention hotline to someone who had mentioned thoughts of suicide in their question...
I get there's a lot of spam. But, all links and/or phone numbers aren't always spam. I'd much rather something like this not go through at all than allow it to go through making the answerer think someone might see it, but in reality they can't.
Fireball Richardson commented
mine wont even go onto the board after the first 3 I answered...they wont take...it would be better if they did their maintenance at night...right now it is useless to type anything on the board for me..
I don't want to post to Yahoo Answers again unless they commit themselves to stopping this.
A Silver commented
This practice should be changed.
If an answer is not going to posted, tell the posting person at least.
Don't make watch the answer counts to figure it out.
This way you ban answers with no recourse or moderation.
The same thing happens when a level 1 or level 2 person post a link to a video, there answer
gets hidden, but they don't know because they see the answer, but no one else does
Then, when someone else with a higher level post the same exact answer, they think that their answer was just copied. However, it wasn't because other people don't see their answer.
k karij commented
This is happening to me and others. Unfortunately these (my) answers may being reported as well; and my answers are decent answers, with the question being answered. These people who somehow have caused decent answers to be banned, need to face some serious consequences. Such as loosing reporting privileges; and perhaps having themselves banned from using Yahoo answers.
I notice things like that long before I was Banned, as if ghosting was applied to answers before being troll hacked, so someone like developer in community has ability to block visible answer comments to hidden, and that in turn creates red flags, there's probably a thumbs of user block at play, that troll hacker has placed on user services, maybe out of country, or time limiter on query, that is in the coding , which only developers are suppose to have, but apparently not so.
chun auyong commented