Anonymous
Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 month ago

Why has the quality of Yahoo! Answers gone down recently ?

Yahoo! might have to pull the plug on it. The rush to select a “favorite answer,” the lack of supporting links or titles to books or articles to support one’s answer is gone. The quality of answers is not accurate. People seem to be ranting or making statements and passing them off as questions. Things have to improve or Yahoo! Answers will continue to lose users and clicks. Also the Political hatred, racism, anti-Islam, anti Semitic questions and answers seem to have increased since November 8 2016. This must stop and Yahoo! Answers needs to be moderated more carefully. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yahoo Answers has always sucked, but since Yahoo deleted the comment sections, the number of trolls on Answers has spiked.

  • 1 month ago

    There is a simple answer, either scroll through and answer only what appeals and ignore the rest. Or vote with your feet.

  • 1 month ago

    You answered your own question without realising it.

    "Political hatred".

    Report anyone with a political opinion and claim offence by it, and soon no-one will bother asking nor answering questions regards to politics.

    Yet, your answer to try and bring some life to politics, is to report more people and demand the removal of more people.

    You are under the false illusion that people are not discussing politics because of "political hatred".

    You are wrong however.

    People are fine with political debates, and enjoy heated debates. 

    It is actually the lack of political debate, and opinion that simply bores people, and they no longer participate in political debate, as it has become nullified by those that use the report button as a weapon.

    "racism".

    Most of what get's branded racism, probably is not racism.

    If it breaks the law, it should be reported and removed.

    If it does not, then it probably is not racism, and reporting it and claiming offence simply results in an even more boring time for you.

    As that is now the people you have accused of being racists, and political haters, removed.

    "anti-Islam"

    So this means that anyone that does not share a religious persons beliefs needs to be removed.

    So that is Atheists and Non-Theists all removed, and any type of religious question virtually made illegal, because you cannot ask a religious question, nor answer a religious question, without offending someone.

    "anti Semitic questions and answers"

    So, this means there are to be no questions which do not meet the approval of Jews, and no answers which do not meet the approval of Jews.

    And you end it, by now wanting the removal of the ranters.

    Perhaps the problem is caused by trying to bend to the will and pacify so many different groups reporting eachother.

    Perhaps it is time to begin removing the report button facility, and go back to simply removing things and reporting on things that actually break the law.

    Rather than feel the need to bend to the will of the wishes of everyone that presses the report button claiming political hatred, racism, secterianism, anti semitism, inane ranting, et cetera.

    You are destroying it yourself with your policing other people.

    Respect everyones right to an opinion, and the place will be busier.

    When you see answers or questions you do not like, simply move on to what you do like.

    Q&A sites would be busier, and less boring, and less hostile, if this were the way it were.

    No-one requires policing by anonymous users.

    It has became illegal to use question and answer sites, or have an opinion, as an opinion is always offensive to someone.

    Therefore, the only thing left to do, is rant.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not enough users reporting violations. No moderation by Yahoo/Verizon. Years of glitches not being fixed. Chronic posting of questions in the wrong category (like this one). 

    What's your KNOWLEDGE seeking question about a relevant current event?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It has become a playground for trolls who like to waste their days being rude to each other, because they can. I expect when advertisers get wise to that it will eventually be abandoned.

  • Rod
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Yahoo does have community guidelines on what is acceptable Q&A's which all yahoo users can submit if they object to a post.

    Yahoo Q&A's have always attracted trolls and people who are not interested in the topics being discussed and simply use this forum for there own amusement.

    Any subject on this forum can cause people to have opposite  and extreme views and providing in its in the guidelines that is what this forum is all about.

    Personally my view is some time in the future this forum like many of the big ones like facebook and twitter will be banned or tightly controlled by the woke and cancel culture which is poisoning many peoples minds around the world.

  • 1 month ago

    And don't forget anti-Christian questions and answers. I agree this must stop!

  • 1 month ago

    it is still stimulating

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    1. The lack of comments to correct bad information

    2. It seems Yahoo has a new algorithm that automatically deletes certain questions many of which are not violations. 

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