Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 1 year ago

Why have I had questions reported and deleted that do not violate the terms of service?

and why is there no longer a way to appeal or is there?

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    Without sharing the text of the removed post, we can't tell you if it was a violation or not. A number of users post things they don't feel are 'inappropriate' but are actually violations. What's going on? Apparently users feel your posts are violations and report them. Who is deleting them? The computer system that runs the site automatically removes posts when enough accounts have reported them as violations. To name or call out any user who may have reported a post, is inappropriate and a violation here. If you want to know whether or not a post was a violation, post again in this subcategory and ask if your post was a violation. Include the exact text of your post, any updates you had added, and any image, links, or videos that were part of that post. The experienced users here can tell you whether or not the post was a violation, and why. Sometimes a post is fine, but the OP adds an update that causes the post to become a violation.

    You can appeal, but you need to know the exact text of your post. Here is the appeal link https://io.help.yahoo.com/contact/index?page=topic... you need to include the text of the removed post, the reason you think it should be reinstated, and your YA username. It will also ask the reason given in the notification email (that you didn't get) so you'll need to indicate you didn't receive one.

    Notification emails aren't being sent out because that reduces appeals and thus the staff needed to handle them. Verizon Media (company that runs Yahoo) is trying to keep costs down here, because YA is not much of a moneymaker. Having to have a number of employees to handle the flood of appeals they would get daily, wouldn't be cost effective.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Yahoo simply allows people, who include abusive, self-interested people, to do the "policing" of the system.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Some people I guess have nothing Better to do on there own time

    There still is a way to Appeal the Violation Email Notices are Broken but YA has a Alternative Appeal Form Here is the Link for It

    https://io.help.yahoo.com/contact/index?page=conta...

    Select Contact a Yahoo Specialist then Appeals then Follow the Instructions from there

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    This forum is currently controlled by people that have multiple sockpuppet accounts. If they don't like your question or your answer they use their sock puppet accounts to report you and the Yahoo Autobot automatically removes your answer.

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  • 1 year ago

    Others users think you are violating the rules. 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.

    As to appealing, you still can. See this question. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20150...

  • 1 year ago

    Who knows ? Loads of people have points just vanish with no explanation of how or why, and no way to appeal.

    YA sux.

  • marty
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    I've wondered that. I asked a question about a birthday gift and got some great answers, and I chose the best answer, but now can't find the question. I never heard about it being reported and there wasn't a thing wrong with the question. It just disappeared.

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