Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 4 months ago

Why has the quality of answers on Yahoo! Answers declined so much over the years?

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    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Basically due to lack of proper oversight of YA and lack of proper maintenance. Between trolls/abusers not being properly (and quickly) dealt with, and the myriad of problems with the site (which ran off many quality users) the place has devolved, and the few while users still here are far outnumbered by the ones who just want to play or see how much they can get away with, before they get another account suspended.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    it did change on here because many on here are getting rude and they keep moving your questions

  • 4 months ago

    I don't think there is anything at all wrong with posting anonymously. What is wrong is them refusing to pay people who speak English to moderate it.

    • mom
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      I sometimes go anonymous to hide from some and you know who I am talking about Weasel McWeaseal

  • 4 months ago

    Because the owners of YA don't care about it, so they allow all sorts of absurd policies, like the anonymous feature, which is the key enabler of trolls, and they otherwise make this site worse and worse.

    It used to be that if you had an answer that got pulled for breaking the rules, they'd tell you which answer it was, and allow you to appeal it, as their algorithms that handle this SUCK.

    Now, they tell you nothing, you only see that you've lost points.

    YA sux.

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  • 4 months ago

    The lack of moderation has not help retaining good users.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    People have stopped Caring Apparently of giving Accurate Answers

  • P
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Because of YAs insistence on continually introducing "improvements" which aren't, and bug fixes that don't. The reliance on self regulation and ignoring the abuses simply encourages more misuse.

    The latest Captcha may be an attempt to contain the bots but is considered overdone and consequently annoying. Perhaps they should give points for being able to correctly identify an American bus or fire hydrant (which many countries don't even have)

  • tom
    Lv 4
    4 months ago

    Yahoo has allowed the site to be taken over by trolls. Most of the good users have left in disgust.

  • 4 months ago

    because many good reliable community members got sick of all the changes and departed, and it has been replaced by dubious foul mouthed trolls.

  • 4 months ago

    the quantity of TROLLS has increased ..................................

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