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  1. 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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    9 comments  ·  Feature Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  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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    Under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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    Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Bugs or Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. I can't use the Yahoo Answers website

    Let me use the Yahoo Answers website.

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    Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  General Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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  6. Not posting questions

    Not getting questions posted, but they are still taking 5 points from me. If you are reading this yahoo, please explain why. This has been going on for a few weeks now. If you have suspended my account let me know.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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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  10. let us know when people comment on our answers

    Just notify us when they comment on our answer and then we can get back to them.

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