I love to ask and answer questions at yahoo answers...it really came in hand when I was pregnant.
Yesterday, I answered all kinds of questions. This morning I wake up to about 15 emails saying all my answers are violating the rules. Then about 2 hours later, I get an email saying I am suspended. WHAT THE HECK??? I go and read the rules but was unable to pinpoint my violations. I replied asking what specifically I did wrong and what I needed to do to be reinstated. Well, about an hour ago, I received an email saying your account is not eligible for reinstatement....AND THAT'S IT! They didn't address my other questions and concerns..it was like talking to a robot.
I believe this creates a serious credibility issue for Yahoo.
I really believe Yahoo should have some sort of system to warn participants when they are approaching an account suspension, as a lot of us really need our yahoo mail accounts. To take an account without any notice seems very unfair to me. In my opinion it would be better just to block the use of answers and not take the entire account. As far as I have been able to tell it does seem that some protests go unanswered. This too is unfair. I don't believe that an account should be deleted due to the number of violations which seems to be the case now, because the violations can be very minor. A new user can easily rack up violations because it takes time to learn the rules and how to word things perfectly. In fact it is almost impossible to do that all the time even with a lot of experience. It is true that there are those who will report the most minor thing if they disagree. And there is where people can really get caught off guard. It isn't worth losing one's email account over, so I don't blame people for leaving. Surely it is not the purpose of yahoo answers to eliminate people over minor violations. Can't something be done about this?
There are some weirdos on Yahoo, everyone knows who they are, yet they are NEVER deleted. These are predators, yet YAHOO does nothing about them and turn around a delete someones account for no apparent reason.
YAHOO, you are losing more than credibility, people are going to be moving on, and this neat little game you created is going to lose. So why will you not do something about it, why not fix what is wrong, apply standards uniformly, use a computer to decide, not people with biases and for one time, delete the predators.
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