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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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    71 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. 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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  3. This is how you increase security on Yahoo Answers!

    *Introduce captcha code

    *Make the "sources" filed mandatory for all answers.

    *Change your coding and algorithms to auto detect that the language input into a submission is correct for the version of Yahoo Answers being used.

    *Alter your algorithms to detect and prevent content not in adherence to the question and answer format. If a response sounds too much like a question

    *Introduce a character minimum of 250 characters for all answers. If it's less than 250 characters, it's probably not very informative anyway.

    *Temporarily suspend any user who fails to submit a profile avatar and profile page bio within…

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  4. feb 3rd 2019, glitch eating chunks of feed is back

    going down the "answers"-sorting you see questions up to several hours old, and then suddenly questions posted 3-4 weeks ago.

    can this be fixed?

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  5. Spam Filter hides answers after small edits (after initial post)

    Spam filter is hiding answers after a small correction of typo or errors.
    So after initially posting an answer , I go back to the answer and edit it by correcting
    small typos. Then, the answer disappears from the site.
    I can still see the answer, but the answer count goes down
    and other people I know on the site can no longer see my
    answer.

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  6. There is a glitch with the thumbs down rating

    I nave noticed that the thumbs down rating I have given some answers disappears and I have to continually check and make sure the ratings remain posted. The answerers are trouble-causing trolls who use Answers to rant and attack and post lies, not give truthful, researched replies to questions.

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  7. Questions list missing Jan 15 2019

    Questions list missing and other side panels missing

    Jan 15 2019

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  8. Please check email functions - I do not receive a message if getting a best answer.

    Please check email functions - maybe, there are more than one bug.

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  9. 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.

  10. Answers vanishing from questions

    I've noticed a few questions recently where I and a number of other users have answered questions, but returning to it later, all of the answers have vanished. I've received no email notification of any sort of moderation. The question still is there, but with no way to submit answers. What's going on here?

    Example of a question where people answered, yet no answers appear now:

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20190104145304AAFS44e

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  11. Answers disappear after editing.

    For the past year or so my answers have intermittently not been visible to the community. It has taken me some time to realize that the disappearing act only happens after editing and resubmitting.If you submit an answer and don't edit then it can be seen by all. However if later you do some editing the answer then disappears from view for everybody except the poster.

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  12. I am unable to edit the information on the about me section on my Q&A profile

    When I change the content, I save it. But then, when I go back to view it, it is not displaying the new information.

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  13. stop giving me the error message that my question can't be posted and try again later.

    It's not an idea it's a plea. Almost every time I try to post a question I get an error message saying "Sorry, we couldn't post your question right now. Please try again later." Please fix this already. It's been going on for years now.

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  14. Please, allow an unlimited word limit for typing in the mobile version

    If I write an answer with my PC and want to change a word or a letter with my mobile, it shows me red numbers "-321".

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  15. I am not seeing my contacts questions they follow, upvote, or answer, is there someone who fixes these issues working for yahoo

    I need to know where I can find a fix for this; there used to be a link so yahoo could come in and fix issues like this. Does anyone know where this gear went to?

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  16. give us back our username

    We've been question marks for way too long already

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  17. No notifications, No History

    Cannot get any interaction with the boards.
    No way to check answers.
    No way to see Questions or Answers, no notifications of what is going on regarding my answers or questions.

    Q & A is all but dead.

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  18. 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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    Planned  ·  Admin Amy responded

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

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