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  1. Please either FIX or REMOVE the reCAPCHAs

    Keywords: Bugs or Erros, General Feedback

    The reCAPCHAs do not work correctly. At times I get asked to make up to 3-4 different verifications BEFORE it allows me to post my answer. I simply cannot go through this frustration for each and every math question I want to answer!!

    Additionally, the quality of the tiled pictures is SO POOR, you can hardly tell what some of them are.

    Please FIX or REMOVE the reCAPCHAs feature. If it was added as an improvement, it is most certainly NOT.

    I know it won't make any difference to Yahoo!Answers whether or not you…

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  2. Unable to post answers to questions

    There appears to be a serious glitch in that users are unable to post answers to questions. It's still possible to post comments to existing answers and to fill out the answer box but the answer will not post and the notice "Sorry, we were unable to proceed with your request. Please try again." is consistently returned.

    Other users have noticed this as well.

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  3. Unable to sign in to Yahoo Answers

    When I try to sign in, I am redirected back to the sign in page after my password is entered. Meaning the Yahoo Answers website never processes my email and password information when I submit it. I never get passed the sign in stage.

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  4. Start maintaining Yahoo Answers or close it

    I have been on Yahoo Answers almost since it started and have over a million points. When is Yahoo going to start maintaining it or close it? Following are problems that I see.
    It has been taken over by members who post ****** or vulgar questions and seem to have an inside group.
    I do not believe Top Contributor or Trust status is being updated.
    Reporting questions or answers seems to have no effect.
    The Top Answerers and Leaderboard are not being updated.
    The Yahoo Answers blog has not been updated for months.
    The "About Me" section in the settings…

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  8. Bring back voting for best answer after a period of time passes with no best answer

    Too many answers never get a best answer. Voting should be brought back if no best answer has been selected after 6 weeks or so.

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  9. Please remove this "minimum 15 character limit", or a least reduce it.

    What's with this "minimum 15 character limit" in the answers now?! Please remove this or make it less than 15. It will NOT deter spammers, it will ENCOURAGE them. People will just spam punctuation in order to give a short, one-word answers. Also not all of us want to be wordy with answers. Find another way to deal with spammers, not take away the freedom of those who legitimately answer questions. Remove please. And while we are here, please also get rid of that hideous reCAPTCHA.

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  10. What on Earth has happened to this site? Why....should I have to identify 17 buses, 12 fire hydrants, 11 traffic lights to answer a q?

    Yahoo is only succeeding in driving more people away from this site, as if they haven't driven enough away already

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  11. Unable to edit my answer, rate answers, read or post comments to answers.

    The links to edit my answer, thumbs up/down on my and other answers, and the comment link all appear and can be selected but nothing happens for an extended period; half an hour or more. I use Firefox on a desktop computer.

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  12. PLEASE stop the reCatcha in Yahoo Answer!!!! HATE HATE HATE!

    PLEASE stop the reCatcha in Yahoo Answer!!!! HATE HATE HATE!

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  13. Yahoo answers notifications not going to email?

    Was curious if anyone else has noticed that even though the option is checked to get notified via email that an question has been answered, isn't getting an email notification from answer? If this problem is just on me, what can I do to finally fix it?

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  14. Need a feature to report an entire account

    It would be helpful to have a feature where one can report an entire account, instead of particular questions and answers.

    Spammers often spam the same questions over and over, and post cheat answers just to get points so they can spam their questions again. Why should users have to spend their time reporting individual questions and answers over and over when the whole accounts needs a review?

    An example account is below - should users really have to report every question and every answer on this account?

    Earl:

    - repeated questions
    https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/questions?show=JPT45ZUPEMWRDQT7SI44VGSJWF&t=g

    - cheat answers ('huh' to every question) …

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  15. Can you stop the posting of single letter or character answers

    Some users have no intention to provide an answer to a question,only posting a single letter or character to collect points.Are there any plans to stamp out this type of abuse.Example:
    https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=VO3YKROYR3WQTUNE2EDRHAR24Y

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  16. Eliminate the block option. I understand the frustration of dealing with stalkers and trolls, remove those accounts.

    Frustration with trolls, stalkers and that immature is certainly real. But their existence degrades the experience. Rather than block them, silply eliminate them.

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  17. Fix the "About Me" section in the Q&A profiles

    This has been broken for far too long and nothing has been done about it.

    When I proceed to edit my "about me" on the Q&A Profile, I edit the text, then press save.

    But when I go back to it, it has not updated the about me with the new information. It has the previous content.

    This should have been fixed within 24 hours of it being reported initially. I want it fixed immediately.

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  18. Moving Questions to Other Categories

    I like the idea of moving questions to a better category to improve the nature of Yahoo Answer/Questions. But there are times where you have some people that spoil it for others. To keep people from moving questions malicious. Limit the how many times a single question could be moved, to maybe twice. The poster of the question may think that their question is in the appropriate category.

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  19. 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 ?

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