Have you ever been in violation?
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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• 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.
• 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!
• 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.