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Gem asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 1 decade ago

Yahoo Answers, anyone else getting bizarre 999 error messages?

When you try to submit an answer to a question?

Just curious if this is widespread or just me.


Yahzmin, nope no links in the ones triggering it.

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I've been getting them from time to time lately. A few weeks ago I was getting them like crazy, but not so much now.

    Everyone keeps saying it only happens when you try to include a link, but in my case that wasn't true. I rarely include links in my answers, but I was getting that error.

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    ADDED: See there ... I just included a link and it submitted on the first try. Go figure!

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, and it's extremely annoying. No wonder Yahoo's stock is nosediving. And it could be about a link as the first responder indicated. I'm having the 999 issue on another question I'm trying to reply to in which I added a link to the Community Guidelines and it won't let me post my reply with or without the link, even if I remove the 'http' part.

    <edit> I was, however, able to post this question. Weird...

    <edit2> I tried replying to the other question again without any link and it worked, then edited it to add the link and it allowed it. Silly to have to jump through hoops to post a reply though.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have never received one myself, but I learned yesterday that someone had received one in trying to answer a question I had posted. I kept receiving an Oops! message for two different questions yesterday when I tried to answer them. I am not sure what is going on. I hope it is only a temporary problem that is connected with the changes that have been added to Yahoo! in general.

  • I have been receiving 999 error messages continuously right now when trying to post a link to a another report of a 999 error which I got 3 days ago also at YA.

    Here is the text of my 999 error message:


    Sorry, Unable to process request at this time -- error 999.

    Unfortunately we are unable to process your request at this time. This error is usually temporary. Please try again later.

    If you continue to experience this error, it may be caused by one of the following:

    You may want to scan your system for spyware and viruses, as they may interfere with your ability to connect to Yahoo!. For detailed information on spyware and virus protection, please visit the Yahoo! Security Center.

    This problem may be due to unusual network activity coming from your Internet Service Provider. We recommend that you report this problem to them.

    While this error is usually temporary, if it continues and the above solutions don't resolve your problem, please let us know.

    Return to Yahoo!

    Please try Yahoo! Help Central if you need more assistance.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are trying to post a link. That triggers it, to prevent 'spamming'. Post the answer without the link. If the link is truly needed, go back and edit the answer to post it.

  • 4 years ago

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  • i get that alot ! it's okay

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