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  1. why are Trolls allowed to post anonymously?

    the 'Post as Anonymous' Feature is nothing but Troll bait... it allows people to post question with no way of know who they are or how to stop them...
    It's bad enough "Block" doesn't apply the 'warning label any more, but now any one can hide behind that little spy mask and ask The Dumbest, or most offensive question; and it stays up until Admin Reacts

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    477 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

    We plan to allow the blocking of anonymous people in the future. Expect anonymous answering to go away, expect anonymous asking to stay.

  2. Let us change profile pics again

    We should be allowed to change the profile pictures

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    50 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

    Agreed. This will be done when the profiles are updated. Users will be able to have a profile picture and name separate from their Yahoo Account.

    You should be able to update your picture by updating your Yahoo Account again. This was fixed.

  3. 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.

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    76 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

    Agreed. We’re working on a new moderation system, including appeals.

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    27 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

    We are working on notifications to remind people to select a BA in the short term and reworking how BA works in the medium term.

  5. Prevent askers from submitting an answer to their question

    On many occasions I see questions where the asker has added some extra detail, but not by updating/editing their question. Instead, the asker has submitted an answer to the question to add the additional information.

    There are two problems with this:

    1) It is not immediately obvious that the extra detail has come from the same person that asked the question.

    2) As the answers are displayed in different orders depending upon when they were submitted and what thumbs up and thumbs down they have received, the extra information can appear completely out of context.

    I propose that Yahoo modify…

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    10 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering feedback  ·  Admin Amy responded

    This is a good idea. Askers should use the “update” function, not the answer function on their own questions. I suppose there is a use case where askers find the answer to their own questions and want to share it. I’ll have to do more research on this matter.

  6. Please let users pick the "Relevance" menu....nothing that pops up is 'relevant' to me...

    I only want to see "newest" or "most recent", as my sole reason most days to pop in here is to help others by answering their questions.
    Some Brainiac decided to remove the date stamp thingie that always used to be on the questions....this is invaluable to we who spend a lot of time perusing. HUGE waste of time to read or answer a question that is years old...my favourite is when I chose a question and it's one I answered years ago, AND got best answer on!
    Do any of you actually act as users and try to manouver…

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    6 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

    Agreed. The “relevant” option no longer works. We are working on making it work again. I also agree that date stamps are an important part of the question.

  7. 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:

    A…

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    Gathering feedback  ·  13 comments  ·  Report Spam/ Spam Battle  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Report Spam/ Spam Battle  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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    Gathering feedback  ·  6 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. give better information about blocked questions

    When a person has blocked your answers but is also anonymous you have no idea that you have been blocked. You spend time answering the question in good faith and THEN it won't post. Sometimes I have wasted a quarter of an hour on a complex question.
    If the asker has blocked responses and is also anonymous I need to know this so that I don't waste my time on them.

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    Gathering feedback  ·  15 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. People want to delete their OWN questions. LET US

    It is so wrong that we cannot delete things we have posted. I had not idea I couldn’t delete my questions till it was too late. Anonymity means nothing. Questions asked are personal to the person who asked them and should have EVERY RIGHT to remove them. I can’t stress enough how upset I am with yahoo and the lack of available customer service and now the inability to delete our own questions. Please consider the people using your product and not just your stats or whatever it is that inclined you to remove the delete button. Till this problem…

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    Gathering feedback  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Please let us choose the section before the question get posted

    Oftentimes, the question goes to a section the asker don't want.

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    Gathering feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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    Under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Tools/features to help users deal with trolls

    Here are some tools/features to help users deal with trolls and trolling:


    • Allow users to block other users so that they don't see their posted questions or answers. There are some troll users here that I know will never ask a legitimate question, and that will only post abusive answers . . . for example, there are users only ever post racist questions. A feature hiding their posted questions, answers, and comments would be nice - if I can't see it, then it won't bother me.


    • Allow users to hide their questions and answers from others users, so that they…

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    Gathering feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Fix the yahoo answers reporting feature. It's being abused and you do nothing.

    Fix the yahoo answers reporting feature. I've been a victim of reporting abuse and customer service does nothing and says nothing. This is unacceptable and you need to fix it.

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    Gathering feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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  17. 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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    Gathering feedback  ·  14 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Why aren't these questions deleting,all chatting about other users

    I should be able to delete these with my high reputation,so it seems reporting is not working very efficiently.

    Chatting about other users:


    1. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20180903113808AAsRMgw

    2. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20180929030509AArFaC2


    3. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181010162116AAugvzb in Update 2

    4. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181013031102AACUrfh

    5. https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181009214030AA5tvBF


    6. https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181015221523AABpZ82


    7. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181017194622AAt1mwr

    8. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181016182020AATYzaY

    9. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181017203127AAPOTuj

    10. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181017161955AA3vbmH


    11. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20180615002902AAJBiBg


    12. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181018000741AAPjQM9

    13. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181018165034AAYRwsf

    14. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181018171328AArecgp

    15. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181019142848AACAldm


    16. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181019232332AAZNqV3


    17. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181019233158AA7noOd

    18. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181018160749AAi6rDl

    19. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181020202458AAJjNVG

    20. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181021071933AAEKGbR


    21. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181020221637AAEEh8v


    22. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181019180523AAvvbit

    23. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20181022155910AAu6QfF

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    Under review  ·  5 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow us to be able to add as many categories as we want

    If we were able to pick as many categories as we want it would be easier to get responses, because some questions fit into more than one category.

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    Gathering feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Under review  ·  11 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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