Will Yahoo Answers fix these problems?
Topic: How to write an official report
July 20, 2019 / By Raven Question:
For more than a week now, I have not been receiving points for thumbs ups for any question voted Best Answer. For those chosen B/A by asker, I have been awarded the thumbs up points, and quite ODDLY I've been now getting a point here and there for questions that were resolved a long time back! I do not recall getting those before. The tally of points not awarded now exceeds 70. I had one answer receive 36 thumbs ups! My understanding is that up to 50 receive points if you get Best answer.
I also did not ever receive a notice why an answer was removed, so I have no way to know why it was removed nor can I appeal it!
I am not getting notification in my email from my contacts and I'm not getting their messages, but some who are NOT on my contact list have successfully messaged me!
While I am here more to learn and help others learn what I know, it is an irritation to feel "cheated" out of points earned.
It is more about fair play than anything.
I have always checked the activity box. That was how i discovered what answer was deleted but I received NO notice in my email as to WHY.
I stated the problem that is happening.
There have been NO thumbs up points awards for answers VOTED Best answer in the past week, only for those chosen by asker.
to philo..if your answer is chosen or voted as Best Answer, according to the Yahoo Answers page, you are awarded a point for every thumbs up ...up to a total of 50. Until more than a week ago, it worked that way for me.
And NO Violation notice appeared in my email or in my spam box. I checked immediately on discovering the answer was removed and I've looked for it for nearly two weeks now..and one has not arrived.
I also double checked my profile page settings and they are still set to receive notices from contacts
philo, odd you found this so quickly, you are one that I received a note from in my box. Not being a contact I thought perhaps it is that only my contacts are not getting through. Two on my contacts that tried to write me I did not receive a note from, but two that were not, you and one other..I received messages from.
Ok..that gives me additional information. Those on my fans list can apparently send me email but it still doesn't explain why two on my contact list could not??
And yeah, you've been cheated if you have never receiced any points for thumbs ups on answers chosen as best.
I'm more upset about the violation..and no way to know WHY or to appeal!
Does anyone from Yahoo ever read these questions?
Do they know why these things are happening?
I have received one point each for one thumb ADDED after the votes for each of two q's not awarded the thumbs given prior to the vote. HOW does this happen? What is going on???
Best Answers: Will Yahoo Answers fix these problems?
Mat | 9 days ago
I imagine they'll fix buggy website problems, and have no clue whether anyone from Yahoo reads this category. I've certainly had no response from anyone official when I've posted here.
If it's about fair play and violations, I sympathize but don't think fixing the website will help. I've about stopped posting in the Israel category because anti-Semites report every post by Jews, and yet another reasonably thoughtful answer of mine was deleted as "not an answer" yesterday. The question was deleted as well, also a reasonable question. I don't bother appealing them anymore because there's never any response but form letters. I don't think you'd get more fair play if you had a notice why your answer was removed, but perhaps I'm just being cynical. I've never received an answer from a human being or had a violation notice that made sense. It's always "not an answer" to a very direct answer.
But I'm sure they'll fix the website so that you will get the official reasons your posts are deleted again.
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Originally Answered: Should homework problems be allowed on Yahoo! Answers?
For the person who said this is cheaper than a tutor, in fact, the tutor is paying here (do we not pay for the internet costs?)
I am and will eternally remain opposed to answering homework questions to lazy people who could not be bothered to do it themselves.
There have been some nice questions though, that I have enjoyed solving and one can see the difficulty of the asker. In other words, there are genuine questions that deserve to be posted here.
There are also those kids who post their working and are stuck and seek help. Those questions I tend to respect because you can see that the asker is atleast trying.
I have never gotten any points for my thumbs up when I get picked as best answer. Are you sure that's the way it's supposed to work? I just get 10 points whenever I'm chosen as best answer, and it never has anything to do with how many thumbs up I have or don't have.
EDIT: Mama, you are on MY contact list. I added you. That's why I found your question so quickly.
I must be getting jipped, because I've never gotten extra points for my thumbs up--just a flat 10 points every time I'm chosen as "best answer." Bummer!
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Sorry to break this to you whether it is going on to numerous us and there is not any way for us to choose out of having those "ultimate answer" notices!! you are able to no longer in trouble-free terms exchange your alternatives such as you are able to once you establish to no longer be notified that folk responded your question or your contacts asked questions. we are all merely caught with the junk emails. it is Yahoo answer's modern-day glitch. (They get maximum of right here, it is pitiful.) it is going on to numerous us. I logged in this morning and had very almost a hundred of those ultimate answer messages then yet another 40 or so rolled in yet, as i replaced into wading by using them, i got here across that a team are repeats of the 20 or so as that I had final night!! Very stressful!! Now that I logged in returned, particular, over a hundred digital mail messages all on the subject of a similar 4 or 5 "ultimate solutions" that i are turning out to be interior the final day. yet it is Yahoo for you, they're continuously having some form of glitch or different. Welcome to yaHELL. Yahoo would not look to have the skill to employ useful help or preclude those gadget defects so i think we merely could tolerate it till they restore it. YaHELL certainly.
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a)When ever you have a points issue you need to check your activity box immediately.
b)The odd points that are turning up on old BA's come from users who have come across them somewhere.
c)It is unusual you didn't get a V-mail when an answer is deleted.
d)There are gremlins in the mail system.
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Originally Answered: Should Yahoo answers disabled the report button for all users so only non Bias Yahoo mods can report the questions and answers?
Y staff do not moderate YA, WE do - we are all Community Moderators and this is the hundredth time explaining this
thousands of violations pouring in every day - there are 200 million of us and only a handful of Y employees - just think about that for a minute...
and try to figure out how fast Yahoo would have to close down YA due to it being overrun by spam and trolls, not to mention porn and extremely explicit and vulgar sexual content
trusted members EARNED that trust and the ability to delete what they report by ACCURATELY reporting thousands of violations with almost none being overturned on appeal
those who report poorly quickly lose their status at trusted members
why do you think that a Q is immune from being reported once it has a BA? - there is no statute of limitations on violations - ones from eight years ago are reportable and should be reported as no one wants to do a search and find an old post with porn or racism in it!
this is why we need to see the WHOLE post:
Who do you think the intended audience is?
What are three things the writer does to reach that audience?
What appears to be the writers purpose?
And lastly do you think the writer achieves that purpose? Why?
Best answer and ten points to whoever can all answer the questions I stated in this question :-)"
this is clearly a solicitation for homework, given the formality of the long list of questions you asked under the main header - your one answer showing in the cache is a violation but that person knows you are soliciting homework
then you defiantly posted it again but left out the list of questions, but turned it into a rant violation by lashing out at the douchebag who reported it
well, guess what, that douchebag is no douchebag but a seasoned reporter who knew this was a violation and lo and behold, you lost your appeal
145 appeals on 145 violations or 145 appeals on this one? either way, that should tell you you need to figure out what you're doing in this site