What does this web address for Yahoo Answers mean?

Look at the address bar for your questions/answers at Yahoo Answers. This is what the list for mine looks like:

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

I see the digits after the ‘?qid=’ represents the date and the time of the answer:

2019/02/05, and 11:03:31.

But I do not understand the alphanumeric part after the time and date, that is, AAFnCx8, AAeucPF, AAgtezV, AAaG5jA, AAl5st6

AA FnCx8 (?)

AA eucPF(?)

AA gtezV(?)

AA aG5jA(?)

AA l5st6(?)

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  • VP
    Lv 7
    2 years ago
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    Sounds like a question for the Yahoo Answers staff.

  • Shahid
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The problem I am facing is in browsing down the list of my answers. That when I reach a certain point in date I could go no further back in history, and this is what I get - please see the image attached.

    I believe Yahoo Answers has some limit to determine as to how much data it can load. And I have more than 5,000 answers and all of them are quite long, hence the data.

    I have tried doubling and tripling the internet cache size in the Internet Options on my computer but to no avail.

    My question here is if these are characters randomly created then what connects them in form of a list. i.e. the list of my answers.

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  • Chris
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    There's nothing to understand, it's just a bunch of generated characters supposed to be unique (since they act as question ID). It doesn't "mean" anything.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The alphanumeric part assures that each question has a unique ID, and it might contain encoded info such as the category or the user who asked the question.

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