Is there a wide-spread problem in posting questions?

I'm a level 7 - only asked about 40 questions in 10+ years . . . . went to post one yesterday and get the "Sorry - try later" message - and again today.

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Update: Thanks for the 2 legitimate answers (so far at 4 hours) - but none of the suggested answers apply. I don't understand how I was able to post to this category - but not in category I wished to ask question.

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Are you using any % Signs in them ? If so you have to Remove it and Spell it out Yahoo wont take Percent Signs

    Make sure you are Not Exceeding the Character Limit as well if you see Numbers in Red you need to Shorten it to get it to Post

    A lot of Changes have been made over the years

  • 8 months ago

    No problems reported other than the usual. 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.

    9. If it submits, but is not in the category, try this. Move to another category, count ten, then move it back again.

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

  • .
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Some issues that can cause questions not to post:

    *Submit button glitch. If you can't submit your question try copying what you typed, refreshing the page, pasting your text back in the question/details box, and try to Submit again.

    *Question errors out when trying to Submit. Make sure there are no special characters (esp the percent sign), URLs, or image files that could be causing a problem. Spell out all special characters instead of using the symbol. Remove any URLs or images. If the question submits at that point, you can try adding your image or URL as an update, if needed.

    *Question exceeded the character limit and needs to be shortened.

    *User has reached their limit for posting questions for the YA day (so wait until after Midnight GMT, then the YA day rolls over, to post your question)

    *Question Submits but only you can see it. Change the category for the question, wait a few seconds, and then move it back where it belongs. Some posts get caught in the spam filter and that's one way to 'shake them loose' so to speak.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    When I die please don't forget me

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