David E asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 2 years ago

How hard would it be for Yahoo Answers to change their system to automatically eliminate one word answers that are not actual words?

5 Answers

  • .
    Lv 7
    2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Not as easy as you might think. Consider every single word known, even just in English (including acronyms). Besides that, it wouldn't be difficult for the bot programmer to then have the bots post 2 words or an entire sentence (of actual words or gibberish). Fixing the current problem goes MUCH further than eliminating a random English alphabet character string.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Pretty Hard Yahoo Is a Big Server and there are a lot of Users its not a Easy thing to Program

  • 2 years ago

    Verizon apparently is unilling to hire computer programmers to do that. Computer programmers expect to be paid good salaries. Otherwise they quit and go to work for the competition or do a startup with s group of people.

    Programming languages e evolve over time, develop dialects and become proprietary and unique YA's programming language is no linger the standard HTML or MatLab I learned in 2001 or the Fortran IV I learned in 197.

    Verizon's IT people had to learn fluent French when they were fluent only in technical English in 18 months.

    Anyone who days it is easy to code in new language has no idea what they are talking about.

  • LAN
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    And when they change the bits to get around that?

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Not hard. I know only outdated, rudimentary programming, and I could write it to work.

    The hard part is making them care enough to do it.

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