Have you ever been in violation?

Dallas, Texas
December 10, 2016 10:37am CST
When I used to be more active at Yahoo! Answers as a level 6 contributor, answering questions from A to Z as best I could, I sometimes opened my email and found a notice from them saying, "Your answer has been reported." I lost some points by doing that, and for some reason or another one other contributor at Yahoo! Answers just didn't like my answer. I always try to be honest, frank and positive in my answers at that site but when I got those occasional email warnings about violating terms of service with those guys I often became at first glance, pale in the face and felt a sense of overwhelming dread that was rectified after I wrote at least 10 new answers that were in their expert opinions, more in keeping with their TOS.
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@LeaPea2417 (23226)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Dec 16
That has happened to me in the past with Yahoo Answers and I felt the same way you did. I still answer questions on that site but not as much today as I did in the past.
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• Dallas, Texas
10 Dec 16
I think Yahoo! Answers is a funtastic place to get some good answers to honest questions. I use it more to get answers than to answer questions thus I lose points. lol
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@LeaPea2417 (23226)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Dec 16
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
10 Dec 16
Correct me if I am wrong. It's been too long since I used yahoo. To think at one time it was the leading search engine! You loose if someone reports even if there is nothing wrong?
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• Dallas, Texas
10 Dec 16
They simply drop your points a little and warn you not to do it again and remove your answer. The thing is, it would be very self destructive to intentionally answer questions in a sarcastic manner as this would reflect on your own poor character and reputation. I expect being reported is a common thing in social media of any kind because there are arguers and there are agitators out there looking to knock down people with the best of intentions.
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
10 Dec 16
@lookatdesktop when i answered questions the points didn't give you anything but points?
@nomus24g (25481)
• India
10 Dec 16
Never tried answering on Yahoo or Quora
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• Dallas, Texas
10 Dec 16
Try it out if you want. It's free to participate and you might get some real satisfaction from helping out others who have many questions to ask.
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@owlwings (40038)
• Cambridge, England
10 Dec 16
I made a lot of friends on Yahoo360 and then Yahoo Answers. It was one of those friends - @pumpkinjam - who recommended me to try MyLot, in fact. I did occasionally get an answer reported but I reported FAR more (and still do from time to time). I was even invited to Yahoo headquarters in London once (but that was because I was also an owner of a folk music group on Yahoo) and met a few of the Answers UK moderating team - no more than half a dozen on the desks, I believe. I was impressed that they seemed to know me as a contributor, anyway! That was a fun day though I'm not sure how much I really contribnuted!
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• Bournemouth, England
10 Dec 16
My girlfriend used to answer questions on there and got to quite a high level. Looking at some of the questions and answers that others post on there - and which remain up - I am surprised to learn that there ARE rules!
@Vjvals (923)
• Roseville, California
10 Dec 16
I always got very kind responses from the contributors at Yahoo! Sorry you had this from them. I miss that site. No violations on any site but I have had responses that I thought were not right since I was always cool with them but I had others ways to handle it.
@LadyDuck (188556)
• Switzerland
10 Dec 16
I never wrote for Yahoo Answers, but I have read some pages while searching for something. Many times there is a lot of garbage there.