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  1. 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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    74 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

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

  2. Being Blocked.

    Spend minutes composing an answer to a Anonymous Question.
    When Submitting, find out that the person has blocked me.

    Blocking should not be allowed when posting as Anonymous.
    OR the removal of the Answer/Reply Box, as when the person post in their account name.

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

    Agreed. This will be fixed in a moderation update in the medium term.

  3. Please fix the Leader Boards in the Royalty threads.

    I have been the top best answerer in this thread for years. My name has disappeared. My account is still active, I answer questions every day--what has happened to my points?

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

    We are actively investigating the issue with the leaderboards. They should be up and running soon :)

  4. Filter by No Answer

    I used to be able to filter by no answer and I don't see it. When answering math there is likely 1 answer and is redundant to go through the effort when it's already solved.

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    2 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

  6. 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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    469 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.

  7. Don't allow level 7 non askers to edit categories

    Allowing level 7 users to move questions that aren't their own is a bad idea and it's open to feature abuse. This is already happening with questions belonging in the Yahoo!Answers sections being placed in Other- Yahoo Products.

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    158 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

    Agreed. We’re going to remove, change or remove users that abuse question moving.

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    28 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Indicate questions that have been viewed or opened in the browser.

    So when we open a question in any category or in our activity page the link colour should change from blue to purple.That signifies which questions have been opened or viewed in the browser.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion; adding this to our roadmap!

  11. Messenger still appears as an option for getting notifications under "Preferences"

    In the Answers section, when you click to edit your user preferences, go to "Privacy Settings" and you will see an option to Answers Community Can contact me via Yahoo Messenger

    since Oath discontinued Yahoo Messenger, this seems to be one spot that QA missed

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

    Thanks for the report; we’re planning on removing it.

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