Anonymous questions - remove blocking
When an asker moves their question to ‘Anonymous’ any and all blocking should be removed for that question permanently.
You can add a confirmation button that informs the asker that blocking will be removed if you think it necessary to avoid mistakes.
The Anonymous feature is being misused in some sections as a trolling method.
With blocking active this allows the trolls to narrow by design the responses that will attach to their (loaded) question.
Since YA does not have the resources to police trolling this would provide a small mitigation.
Terry Blakemore commented
AMEN!! And stop ignoring reports about a particular user who spams hatred and lies!
[Deleted User] commented
Anonymous is for trolling, blocking is for trolling. They were made to be used together, so people start whining in the comments how they were blocked and cannot troll back.
Weasel Mcweasel commented
As always...........Yahoo institutes a feature to supposedly HELP good users, and 5 minutes later, the TROLLS and stalkers here, find a way to corrupt the feature ......just like they corrupted the **** out of Level 7 Question Moving, which led to Yahoo having to end the practice. The same is now true of the Anonymous Feature. Whatever GOOD reason it was originally given to users,
it has NOW been corrupted to **** and back by stalkers and trolls, using it for EVIL purposes.
We all use fake names here anyway.........anonymous is just redundant, and is now mostly being abused by the pests and stalkers here, to game the system . It needs to be removed, just as Level 7 question moving was removed.
Sigmond Fried commented
I totally agree. It is really anoying spending time writing an answer only to find the asker has blocked you, usually because your factual answers haven't supported their agenda.
There is no good reason why Anonymous questions should allow blocking of answers. In the Politics section, the Anonymous people asking questions are posting disgusting propaganda and racist questions. Then they methodically block any and all people they can identify who might respond with decent, opposing answers. Russian trolls are having a field day. With an election year coming up, this must be stopped!