FIX YOUR COMMENT CENSOR ALGORITHM
Whatever bots you use to censor comments are broken. I've been trying to post a benign comment that doesn't attack anyone, doesn't use any profanity, and doesn't use any of the other stupid words you Yahoos have deigned to censor (because you're retards, one of the words you censor). Yet you will not post it, you keep deleting the comment. It is incredibly frustrating and one of the reasons why I'm about to drop Yahoo and never visit your sites again.
Today, there was an article titled "Am I a Fetish or the Prettiest Girl In The Room? Why Attractive Black Women trigger White People" The article claimed that the painting "A Pair of Broad Bottoms" had been made to objectify black women, resulting in the expectation that black women have large bottoms and twerk. When I pointed out that the two people in the painting were actual people at the time (Sarah Baartman and Lord Grenville), who looked the way the painting had depicted, the moderator kept removing my comment. Apparently, he can't be bothered to do a google search before determining if my comment is factual enough to be posted.
The same is true for a later comment I tried to give explaining that only a small fraction of white Americans descend from ***** owners. This is a fact that has been attested to by several experts, including Nell Irvine Painter, an African American black studies professor and historian at Princeton University, in her book "The History of White People". Even snopes tries to exaggerate the percentage by pointing out that Adam Rothman, a historian at Georgetown University, claims 7.4% of white Americans owned slaves. Well, that's still a small fraction. Snopes takes issue because this number includes non-*****-holding states, but my comment never claimed to be only about *****-holding states and, further, ***** ownership came nowhere close to the majority of white households even in the South. Some states were worse than others, but I didn't specify I was discussing any specific state. Rather, I clarified I'm discussing white Americans today, the majority of whom, as I said, "do not descend from *****-owners". As widely known as this fact is, when I tried to post it, the Yahoo moderator blocked me from making any more comments and threatened to remove my yahoo account. Am I supposed to lie and claim the bulk of white Americans DO descend from ***** owners? Because your "terms and conditions" claim we're not supposed to lie in the comments section. If we are only allowed to post "facts", how come both your articles and the comments section are filled with leftist inaccuracies that we will have our Yahoo accounts removed for trying to correct?
Timothy Hess commented
4 months and you ******** are still gathering feedback! Hire the person back that use to merge comments together! Your company will go down the hil with this. ALL USERS COMPLAIN TO THE FTC about Yahoo's biased and gestapo tactics!
Dylan Hensley commented
A lot of comments containing valuable information are being deleted off of Yahoo Finance chat forums, and this is becoming slightly annoying due to the high and increasing volume of deletions. I understand the desire to protect users from severe vulgarity and/or racial slurs, but what I am referencing is multiple posts with statistics, links, and no profanity or inappropriate content of any sort. In my humble opinion, It's better to leave something offensive up than it is to take information of value down. Please consider this and make adjustments to the terminology allowed in the Yahoo finance forums for the enjoyment of your users. If it isn't a racial slur then it should be allowed in the forums. These forums are intended for adult investors/traders and it would be nice if the censorship guidelines could coincide with the intended audience. I'm sure this is an accidental error or some sort of glitch as it's only been the last couple days that I've experienced this issue. Thank you, I love the platform.
George Kovka commented
As the title says- I cannot currently post or reply. But I have received nothing that indicates I've been suspended, and I have not violated the Terms of Service- would gladly challenge that as a few provisions are subjective and I think I could easily show that any complaint I got is not valid for it.
Ash Hollis commented
Stop censoring people's comments when they don't violate any of your guidelines.
Rex B commented
I have had several comments deleted by Yahoo that had no vulgar language, did not threaten anyone in any way, and were only contrary to the premise of the story. I've had comments deleted that proved some of the reporting is wrong. What kind of an agenda is going on here? The only reason I come to Yahoo now is to negate a ton of garbage reporting that incites twisted truths and in more cases now flat out lies.
Yahoo Dude commented
suddenly I can not comment on articles. Why would I spend my time reading them if I can not comment on them?
Bob Haynes commented
I used the word "cr@p" and it was bleeped! (without the symbol I added in case it gets bleeped here too)
What in the hecking Flanders-esk, tightwad doogily is that?!
(And for the record, the comment was about that 75 year old man police sent to the hospital:
"For crying out loud! You'd think the police would learn- especially during a movement against the exact **** like that!" )
Please tone down the censorship- it's getting way out of hand when non-swear words are targeted for censorship.
What's next, will "heck" be censored?
De-doogily malakarooni right there, Yahoorooni!
brian schafer commented
Yahoo is censoring, zeig heil Yahoo A-HOLES!
Josh Quick commented
Every article that he a negative headline against police or white people the comment have disabled. why is this? This in censoring. What good is free press if they suppress view point and push narratives
My ability to make comments on articles..Has been months since I have been able to comment...Time to unblock my ability to comment........
Time to unfreeze my comment ability..Been months since I have been able to post comments..........Enough already........
Toni Walker commented
I cannot get why curse words can be used in an article yet not in comments.
Also the word asset -do you know what that means Yahoo?- is censored.
Pathetic website and not user friendly at all.
What is the point of giving feedback if it is not responded to?
The Yahoo moderator has repeatedly turned benign words in my posts to cuss symbols in order to give the false impression I used a racial slur in my comment merely because I'm conservative. Here is the latest example:
On the article “Charmed Star Holly Marie Combs Slams Trump For Her Grandfathers’ COVID-19 Death”, a commenter pointed out the media has blamed Trump entirely for the coronavirus. Somebody responded by asking if the commenter would give Obama a free pass. The word "free" was not turned into cuss symbols in his question. So I pointed out “The media has given Obama a free pass for his expansion of the national debt and handling of the H1N1 flu”.
The yahoo moderator turned my comment into “The media has given Obama a #$%$ pass” to give the false impression I had cussed or used a racial slur. Why is the Yahoo moderator turning the word “free” into cuss symbols, and why only in MY posts? Oh, I know: Because I’m conservative, so Yahoo’s moderator wants people to think I’m using racial slurs.
Okay, here's a new one: Obviously, Ellen DeGeneres must have stepped on some powerful person's toes because nobody's buying that Yahoo and the rest of the MSM turned against Ellen merely for being one of the many, many wealthy celebs who still cut her staff's pay during the shutdown. There was an article acting like she was the only one, and the Yahoo moderator would not allow me to name all the other wealthy celebs and studios which had cut staff pay or laid people off, though they were wealthier than Ellen. If I complained about the biased moderator, that posted, but nothing else would. I had to agree to hate Ellen. It was weird. I could not even post quotes from celebrities/articles or even links proving my point (any article links from Florida's Sun Sentinel are apparently out). I was not allowed to argue with anyone who disliked Ellen. The guy I was arguing with called me an imbecile, tushtard (new one for me), drool-dripping idiot (yes, this is for defending Ellen), but I was not allowed to respond to him merely by calmly pointing out: "Gaffers work for a set hourly wage". Something was apparently wrong with MY response, but not his continued insults of me. Is this a homophobic moderator or is Ellen being penalized by Yahoo for befriending President George Bush? The Yahoo moderator absolutely refused to allow me to point out the discrepancy between how the article (and Yahoo) was treating her versus how they treat everybody else in the world.
R Gardner commented
Occasionally I attempt to post a comment, but it immediately disappears. Why does this happen? Below is such an example from today. Does this violate guidelines? After repeated attempts, including changing the wording, the comment would not post.
POST: Dear Hmmm?: I apologize for those of us CORVIDEEOTS that are too stoopid to understand your posts.
However, as of now, it does not appear that coronavirus is likely to spread from processed foods or packaging. This seems counter-intuitive, but testing has been done in this area, and is ongoing, but so far it seems to not be identifiable as a risk factor, as opposed to person to person contact and proximity which clearly been identified as a major risk factor. Still, human nature is such that we would all be nervous about eating food processed in a plant identified with coronavirus.
LoL.. Does this section work at all Yahoo?????? Is anyone listening??? Or are you just sitting there looking at **** all day..
All of these people are complaining that their comment/posts are NOT showing up and that is why I am here.. Because I am getting a little bit frustrated over not having my Comments showing... This has been going on for a few yrs Yahoo and it is getting rather irritating..
PLEASE FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!... I am getting tired of it!!!..
I just posted/commented on an article and it didn't show up!!!.. What are you people doing Yahoo?????????
That delete button is stupid.. A Edit button would be better.. Maybe both would be better..
Your whole Formatting needs to be fix actually!!!...
Today, the Yahoo moderator decided I could not comment on, nor post links to, reports from the Center for Disease Control or US News because the reports state that a record number of American children have died from this year's flu. It's still flu season, but the Yahoo moderator won't allow me to warn anyone! It's apparently because these links also admit it is the H1N1 flu strain that has returned to kill so many kids. There is not a news source that admits how deadly this season's flu has been for children without admitting the virus strain. What can I do when children are dying? How do I warn people? He is the moderator right now as I am typing this. Please replace this yahoo moderator with one who likes children. Here are the links I can't post or make relevant comments about:
If you have a child who dies from this year's flu, please sue Yahoo for blocking the information I tried to post in my attempts to warn you.
Reable my comment section..I have been punished long enough for what some thought were rude comments.............
Brian Winkler commented
Why are my comments on Yahoo news blocked????