Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 9 months ago

Why does Yahoo Answers keep deleting my questions, even though they have not broken the “community guidelines”?

There was one question I asked about a certain religion that was deleted because someone found it offensive. However, I later asked a few other questions that had nothing to do with that religion, but were deleted anyway. Going anonymous has helped, but I would still like to know how to stop my questions from getting deleted unfairly.

6 Answers

  • .
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Without knowing the exact text of your questions, we can't tell you if they were actually violations or not (and if not, why other users may have reported them anyway). Sometimes people report posts that aren't violations, just to be spiteful and sometimes they report posts they think are violations (but the post isn't a violation). The system here is automated, so it only removes posts when enough users have reported the post as a violation (Yahoo itself isn't targeting you or your posts).


    You can't stop users from reporting your posts, but you can appeal (if you know the exact text of the post that was removed - some users screenshot their posts for that purpose). For future reference, you can appeal here: "Appeals". On the following page you'll have a choice of what content you want to appeal (removal of a comment, question, or suspension of an account) and include

    - The specific text of the post that was deleted, The reason why you'd like it reviewed, and The Yahoo ID you're using in Yahoo Answers (if you don’t include that info, you’ll get an email asking for it. Sometimes even when you do include, you get an email asking for it).

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Because several people have reported each one.

    Most violations are not about "offensive", such as questions

    - not in English

    - about the answerer

    - about now, here, this country, tomorrow

    - more about stating your opinion than about gaining knowledge

    - about a specific Y!A-user

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    If you are Following the Rules Send in Appeals for your Deleted Question if you win the Appeals then the Person who Reported you Has Less of a Chance Next time they go to Report you Because they lose there Credibility

    To Appeal go here

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

  • LAN
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Since you hide behind an anonymous avatar every time you ask this, why should anyone believe that you are anything other than just another mindless troll?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I thought that "anonymous" was used so that people could ask stupid questions without revealing their stupidity.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    That's impossible you can't stop others from reporting you.

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