Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 6 months ago

Is asking a specific question about people’s opinions a violation of the “chat” rule?

6 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    It can be and is all in the context. "Do you like....?" will almost always be a chat violation. "What are the pros and cons of  .......?" is usually not. The first is only asking 100% opinion as a yes/no, while the second is looking for facts.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Yes, unless you post in "Polls and Surveys".

  • .
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yeah..."Do you like" or "What's your favorite" and similar, although COMMON in the Polls & Surveys subcategory, are not information seeking and don't provide answers that are useful to anyone, so are considered chat. 


    That's not to say all opinion questions are violations. The key is to ask such questions where they answers may be of use to people. Example: "What are some not-to-miss sites to visit when in Rome?" . That's still an opinion question, as some people will feel some sites are worth seeing and others aren't, but the answers to a question like that may benefit not only the person who posted the question, but others who may be planning to visit that same location. 

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Questions ABOUT THE ANSWERER are always considered chat.

    so don't ask "do you....?", "what is your....?" etc

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes anything Opinion Related counts as Chat

  • 6 months ago

    It depends on what is asked.

    "What is a good snack for a football party?" is great since it requires data to answer.

    "Do you like salsa?" is just yes/no and most will be chat under the rules.

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