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    You can still see the BAs in the notifications (last I checked).

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    If you are using a mobile device, switch to desktop mode. There are other reasons. It would help to know what happens when you try. Several things can happen:

    1. If you take too long, you can lose the connection (type outside Yahoo and cut/paste to get around this)

    2. You have exceeded your daily limit (does the word false appear?)

    3. You exceeded the character limit (is the box red with a negative number?)

    4. You have a bad cache file on your system, clean and reboot.

    5. Just copy your question, refresh the page and paste it in again.

    6. Certain links will cause problems, post without them and add as updates.

    7. Symbols such as % will cause problems on mobiles. Spell it out.

    8. On mobiles, try Desktop mode.

    Sometimes when that happens, the question did submit, the problem is the next screen does not come up properly.

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    If the question has answers, the only real way to remove them is as violations. You will need to get friends and network to report. The easiest thing to do is go to the question and change the asker to anonymous. You will then be the only one who knows it is you. The staff in the past would remove one or two, but no longer.

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    Except for the emails (I think), you are decribing systems that had not worked properly for a long time. It was easier to remove them than fix them (cheaper too). For the emails, see https://help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop

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    That function has not worked in a long while. Don't hold your breath.

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    You can. Go to the reference and follow the directions. Remember, you must never log in again for it to take effect (at least four months). Logging in indicates you want it back.

    https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account/close-yahoo-account-sln2044.html

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    NO. If you remove P&S, they will just move to the regular categories.

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    The order 1-9 is still based on the BAs. Since the BA count has not been updating, it is hard to tell how it will work.

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    I smile when I remember the days when users asked for such a feature. Not as the default, however.

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    You need to reset it. The instructions are found in the Yahoo Help pages (referenced) and 10000s of previously asked questions.

    https://help.yahoo.com/kb/answers/recover-reset-yahoo-password-sln27051.html

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    There is no way to do that. Too much human interaction is needed for that.

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    The counter has not worked for anyone in a good while. We don't know if they will fix it.

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    It is probably correct more than 75% of the time. Much more if the poster uses some guiding keywords. And if they took it away, what would happen? The questions would go into a queue until the user picked the category 100% of the time. Wait, you can do that now. The queue is just the algorithm picked category. Then users would complain about having to pick the category 100% of the time. Your best bet is to write questions with more keywords, but not conflicting keywords.

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    There is always a reason. If you want to know the reason for the violation, post "Why was this question (answer) a violation?" and add the original e-mail you got and/or any details you remember so the users can see the exact context. The experienced users here will explain it to you. Many times the violation is not in the question but in the added details and updates.

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    Two reasons Yahoo went to this system.

    1. Yahoo went back to the original purpose of YA - to build a database of questions and answers. Deletions defeat that purpose. Yahoo gets paid by activity on YA, so they want to keep it.

    2. There was great complaining because users were spending time giving good complete answers, just to have them deleted. Users were starting to think they were wasting their time and started skipping questions or giving short answers. This hurt the people really looking for answers.

    Most users also do not understand the search engines pick up these questions quickly, so even deletion did not remove posts from the web unless it was done quickly. If all you are getting are bad answers, you may need to look at your questions.

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    Try switching to desktop mode on the phone. There are all kinds of glitches being reported on phones.

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