What Does Yahoo Answers do for the Troll Problem?
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July 17, 2019 / By Aylward Question:
I am wondering why Y!A's doesn't block those who want to use Y!A as their own fun place, annoying people & turning Y!A into a laughing stock.
I know a forum I am on can block you using your IP ADDRESS, Which means I couldn't log back into that forum on that computer. It might not 100% keep all trolls away, BUT imagine how much it could help!
Trolls aren't that big of a deal to me BUT They can get quite annoying, a lot of times members use them for the extra 2pts answering that question "like me" but For people who are on Y!A Everyday trying to help others It can get pretty annoying reading through a question that makes no sense, or is just inbelieveable that they would even write that!
So, What DOES Y!A for the troll problem?
I also wonder if the trolls don't come out so that way that same person can go around answering their own questions to get more pts....I mean its not a big deal once again Just wondering I suppose? I see A LOT of troll activity in the Pregnancy sections & Ugh!
Riki - GOOD Point, I honestly didn't think of that. They honestly don't bother me that much it was more of just a Wondering question.
Best Answers: What Does Yahoo Answers do for the Troll Problem?
Vonda | 7 days ago
Y!A insistst it is not fair to block by IP address. Since dial up services use a blanket dial up number, hundreds of people would be blocked because of one troll. I think the result would be worth that eventuality.
You should see the dog & cat sections, and the current events and politics sections. There seem to be more trolls than honest answerers.
The cheaters who answer their own questions soon get bored. And they can be reported by listing both profiles in the submission.
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Originally Answered: In Yahoo Answers, what is a "Troll"?
Internet trolls are people who create problems for others on different sites while contributing nothing positive. There are many on Yahoo Answers, they report extremely small violations, which in many cases aren't even violations; they also give "thumbs down" constantly often with no valid reason. Because of trolls, to protect yourself, if you haven't done so already, you may find it best to edit your info to keep your questions and answers hidden that makes it tougher them to stalk you around the site. You can also change your avatar and i.d.or post in other than your usual categories. Trolls often hang out at controversial sections such as religion, homosexuality and polls, when someone posts what they disagree with, they report them.
According to yahoo: A "troll" is someone who intentionally and persistently posts inflammatory messages about sensitive topics to bait users into responding or provoke a confrontation. We also consider people to be trolls when they persistently misuse product features such as the ratings system to negatively target others.
So what exactly is this "Troll Problem"? It doesn't hurt anyone, or take anything away from anyone. And why would you want Y/A to not be a fun place? Y/A already has the general reputation of being the source of the most dumb posts on the internet. Isn't calling someone a Troll, just because you find their posts annoying a little extreme? I find your attitude, and desire to ban people's IP Addresses more than just annoying, it's totalitarian and offensive. Just accept that people use this site for a whole range of different reasons. IfY/A is a laughing stock, then I'm happy and proud to be a part of that. Making people laugh is GOOD! You don't HAVE to feel that it reflects badly on you, or take it personally. Trolling isn't a problem, you don't have to respond if you don't want to.
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I just try to ignore them . . . it really does make me mad though because I put up questions I actually want answers to . . . doesn't really have anything to do with points for me. Anyway, I only get a couple answers . . . sometimes a few more . . . and the answers don't even answer my question. They are just wasting my time to get points. Maybe YA should forget the point system.
P.S. I do have an open question right now, and I'd really appreciate it if some people would try to answer it seriously.
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I like WikiAnswers, that if someone is flagged as a troll, they send a million volts to their computer if they try to log on. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAP!!! I wish Y!A would follow that trend.
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confident confident nope no no yeah, his solutions have been given stressful. no not greater innovations: Phil J or "I took a image of my female buddy pooping..", that Kate Gosselin troll going with the help of "use hand sanitizer in any different case", in line with possibility guy.
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i dont know why people(trolls)want to give everyone a hard time but when they report me i just appeal it and i win because my qs and answers arent bad
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Originally Answered: Have you ever solved a problem by following an answer you found on yahoo answers?
Opinionated questions often result in opinionated answers. Correct.
What do people do with all the Yahoo opinions they collect? I dunno.
What is the capital of France? Paris. Fact. Not opinion.
What is the sum of 10+10? 20. Fact. Not opinion.
I hate my boss! What should I do? I dunno. Burn his house down?
I've been granted Best Answer with 5 stars & comments that stated, "Thank you so much for helping me!" I've also gotten BA, 1 star & comments saying, "I only picked you 'cuz other answers were worse!"