The religion section is just a war zone...a lot of them don't like Christians (in my opinion, that is).
In the "family" section, some of the answers can not only be toxic, but biased towards the younger age group. For example, I saw this teenager talk about how his/her parents wouldn't support his/her dreams of making it into the film industry. A lot of them convinced the teenager to give up and listen to his/her parents, while the other answers that convinced the teenager to wait to pursue the dream by him/herself was ultimately thumbed down (or not even given a thumbs up).
Don't get me started about the gender section. It's full of man/woman haters who are obviously bitter. Sometimes good questions would be asked and then there would be woman/man bashing answers.
I only gave this website two stars because I'm hella generous and it can be helpful when you get answers from the right people.
Review by Sunnii4 months ago
I have used this site many times for answers and gotten decent ones before, but some are not so great, and some are laughable. And the site (including Yahoo itself) is pretty old looking and dated.
Review by SahrulYantiBinti1 year ago
Peaceable Kingdom?This peaceable kingdom is a socialist kingdom more suited to a police state. The volunteers may be animal friendly but most certainly are not people friendly. The atmosphere is an un-caring fierce one controlled by the volunteers to put humans leaving an animal or wishing to adopt an animal 'in their place' and treat people as an un-welcome interruption in their 'busy' day. I recently found an animal in a wooded area, left it in one of my pet carriers under their awning as the web site states they open at 11:00 and it was only 10:40; I had to get to my real work-a-day job. I thought I was doing the right thing rather than leaving it in the woods! Did I learn my lesson. This snotty little teen comes out threatening me that she will call the police as I am abandoning an animal. I explained that it was not my animal; I was leaving it at a shelter, not abandoning it, and she angrily threatened me again with 'abandonment' as if it were my pet, telling me that if I'm holding it, it's mine and that I have to fill out the 'proper' documentation. I went inside and left my license for her to copy feeling like I was the bad person. Then I remembered that three years ago I'd visited there with my grand-daughters to view their cats and dogs in filthy enclosures with an eye towards adoption, and was treated the same way, being told that wanting a pet was no guarantee that I would 'qualify' for one. I was told to come back when they were not so busy (I was one of only three people searching at the time) and a young man told me to not get my hopes up. I wound up purchasing an animal from a pet shop instead where I was treated with respect and courtesy, as someone who wanted to give a pet a home, the opposite of how I was treated by these unruly overbearing pet politicians who seem to view humans as evil interruptions of their heroic efforts to house pets 'their way'.
Review by CSeebrat Kermp1 year ago
Many users are very rude and juvenile, and the quality of answers-- and questions too for that matter -- is poor. There are more trolls than there are helpful people in the politics and religion sections. The rudest and most insulting answers often get the most thumbs up.
The site could be cleaned up if Yahoo did not rely on user reporting to police the site. One higher level user can actually report and have a question deleted. And, as I imply, many users are unfair. If they don't like a question or answer they will delete it.
What happens is that racist, obscene, insulting, ridiculously childish, personal attacks, and even threatening questions and answers often remain, while perfectly innocent questions and answers are deleted.
This can be proved by a google search: keyword site:answers.yahoo.com.
What Yahoo needs to do is police the site themselves.
Review by Agash2 years ago
I was an active member on the Ramadan section of Yahoo answers and I thought it would be a good place to learn about the Islamic religion. Boy was I wrong. Unfortunately, that place is filled with potential Islamic terrorists and many white supremacists who literally said they would kill all Muslims if they had a gun. That place needs some serious monitoring, and the monitoring should be escalated to people who have more authority than simple online mods.
Review by Molshree3 years ago
if you are having trouble with signing into yahoo with your EMAIL and you find a sulution, plz email me on [email protected], it will really help!
Review by Tokutaro3 years ago
When I had a simple question, I'd type it into Google and many of times it led me to Yahoo Answers and I found the answers mostly helpful. From this, I decided to open a Yahoo Account. Within a day I was thoroughly disappointed with the website. I had an innocent question about my dog and I received a comment which quoted "idiot." This infuriated me and I decided to look into the person being so cruel. I discovered many times where they had been very judgmental despite not knowing the full story of the person's question. And this person was receiving many points by simply criticizing and hurting people. I think this is disgusting seeing as they had been like this on many occasions and no one had commented or even flagged them for their behaviour.
Yahoo Answers could improve their website by giving the asker authority to remove a cruel answer if necessary. Stupid questions which have also been posted for the asker's amusement should be checked before posting and then removed if need be.
Review by Niana Cummind3 years ago
I love how they don't filter or censor the content posted by users. This makes the responses very rich in a wide variety of opinions and takes on the subject of asked questions. I think it definitely beats Ask (just my opinion)
Review by Renkvankoevorden3 years ago
This is a site where you can post a question and anyone with a Yahoo! Answers account can answer it. There are supposedly rules and guidelines set up, but the rules seem to only be applied to some questions and answers, but not others. There is no consistency whatsoever in how the rules are enforced.
This site seems to be THE place of trolls and attention seekers. Trolls are those who just want to push people's buttons. They will post questions that outright insult people, invoke violence, or invoke hate. This is supposed to be against the rules. The attentions seekers will "ask" a question only to argue with the answers that don't agree with them, do not state what they want to hear, or do not validate them in some way. This creates a ridiculous back and forth environment on the part of the attention seeking "asker." It's supposed to be: ask a question, get an answer, not a chat room. There is a no chatting rule, but maybe Yahoo! didn't notice that that was one of their rules when they put in a comment feature where any user can write a comment below each answer.
You used to be able to block the trolls and attention seekers so that you don't have to deal with their "questions" or supposed answers. But then, Yahoo! Answers added a feature where you can post as anonymous. Anonymous users can't and aren't blocked. So a troll or attention seeker can work around being blocked by posting as anonymous. Here's a sarcastic "good job Yahoo."
There are times when you click on a question that does follow the rules and seems pretty harmless and you get a "this question has been deleted or is under review" message. Sometimes the person will re-post and mention that their question got deleted so they are posting it again. When this happens it means their question was reported. Some users blatantly insult members in their answers and others respond in the comment section saying that they have reported the answer, but the answer remains. So it seems like every day is opposite day on Yahoo! Answers when it comes to the rules.
Both trolls and attention seekers are free and clear to clutter up Yahoo! Answers with their "questions" while legitimate questions and answers are removed for violating the "rules." A few months ago there used to be a feedback site, but I don't know if it's still there. If it is and you go on the feedback site you can see where people post about this and discuss this. But Yahoo! never did anything. What few changes they made seemed to benefit the trolls, attention seekers and spammers and make things worse for legitimate users.
Review by Zulker3 years ago
Official Yahoo Answer's website.
Review by KashifNawaz Kobesova3 years ago
Yahoo! Answers used to be a half-decent site for answering and asking questions. Unfortunately, many of the users have abandoned the site since the new format change back in 2014. Yahoo! Answers was known for its whole lifespan for stupid questions and answers, and the problem has been exacerbated in recent years, remaining the troll haven it always ways. These days the trolls are usually not the funny ones, but tryhardy trolls who throw a lot of provocative content in and leave out the funny. The community - depending on the section - often gets hysterical, judgmental, vicious, and otherwise toxic. Furthermore, there is a large presence of radical right users on the site, many of whom would make Fox News look like Obama. In addition, there are a large number of individuals who are very racist or otherwise hateful (especially against Muslims) Some of them are top contributors. Since 2011 or so, the moderation for the site has become abysmal, and relies on users to police the site. Racist, sexist and other bigoted content has been up for years, and often reaches the top results in popular Google searches. Reporting them usually does nothing. Some sections are now unofficial hate sites, and essentially the entire site becomes a meeting ground for hateful people after major events stereotypical of race/religion/nationality/etc. such as riots and terrorist attacks. Since 2014 with the new format change, the site has also become highly buggy. Additionally, one slip up on Yahoo! Answers could cost you your entire Yahoo! account, and they won't tell you why.
However, Yahoo! Answers isn't all bad. There are some sections that still provide good help to people who ask, such as the Mathematics and Physics, as well as the Video & Online Games and Computers & Internet sections. Do keep in mind that there may be occasional troll spillover.
Avoid the Current Events, Religion & Spirituality, Other - Cultures & Groups, Other - Society & Culture and Politics sections at all costs. These sections are full of hate mongers. Another section to avoid is Gender Studies, which is full of antifeminists. The LGBT section is full of trolls and often receives spillover from homophobes, too. The list of sections to avoid I provided is not exhaustive.
The Polls & Surveys section is largely used by teens and underage users (i.e. preteens) who want to rant, with some wingnut spillover, so don't expect any good questions and answers from that section unless you want to have some fun. A lot of the countries on the Travel section (for example, China) are full of negativity that often cross the line into racism.
At this point, I would not recommend Yahoo! Answers as a source of information, as you can find better information on other sites. If you want to use Yahoo! Answers, you should avoid all topics that people are emotional over, only using it for hard, emotionless facts. If you do ask an emotional question, do not expect a lot of intelligent answers. You are better off using sites like Quora for better answers.
Review by Snigsy Heka3 years ago
This is a very good website. There are a lot of people here, and you can post your questions here and it will be given the answer immediately.
Review by JinJuan3 years ago
Apart from the few crazies who seem to make everything about Jesus, Muhammad or politics, this is a fun site to browse around on.
Review by Geov3 years ago
I asked if somebody knew about the name of a coach wallet found very similar question about other items. I received a letter from the Geastapo, sorry yahoo answer with a quiz the questions were ambiguos, and some even absurd and the answer were even worst. Is not a violation to brive offering points, yet anything can imply you want to chat or something else . Who make those guidelines people that scaped the victorian era or Mc Carthism?
Review by Urgent Cardwel3 years ago
This is the opposite of Quora where respondents actually cite sources. Here, it's a free for all, opinion-fest, and most of the advice given is either highly questionable or downright dangerous to the uninitiated.
Review by JackkDude3 years ago
Sometimes you get very good answers and other times you can't believe what the heck you are reading.
Review by Jage Tamburello3 years ago
I agree, it is easy to violate their terms. Still, this site rocks and I love it!
Review by Kungfuyou4 years ago
Yahoo answers is a site where anyone with an account can ask or answer a question. It can be useful to get some info, but some people on this site (like every other website) can be stupid or misinformed, so check multiple answers. Trolls can also post on here an make rude or mean comments or nasty questions. Many questions have to do with sexual health or relationships, so kids should not be on this. Instead kids should ask their parents for solutions to their problems, and not the internet.
Review by Putte4 years ago
Why did yahoo block or delete my account when I was using it. When I send mail from another box to my yahoo account this is what I get: Remote host said:
554 delivery error: dd This user doesn't have a yahoo.co.uk account (firstname.lastname@example.org) [-5] - mta1096.mail.ir2.yahoo.com
I have written to yahoo pleading to them that my life information is there and they should unblock it for me. Since 48 hours I have not received any response from them. Please can anyone help me
Review by LadyB4 years ago
I have had 3 of my questions that I asked removed because they apparently "violated the Community Guidelines". I read over these guidelines very carefully afterwards and found absolutely nothing wrong with them. One of my questions that was removed was asking for opinions on what could be causing my stomach discomfort with a a description of my symptoms. I didn't use any "hateful words" or "exploiting the community". Obviously there are trigger words or phrases that have your question flagged immediately.
Review by Ozee Sawitzke4 years ago
can be unreliable , ambiguous ,irresponsible and some answers Dangerous (medical advice)
Review by Sajen4 years ago
A legitimate website with advice from people all over the internet - Whether amateur information, or professional advice, all in one place for you to consider.
Review by Sheriqueenma4 years ago
Need to take a little care: anyone can suggest an answer, they may not be right.
Review by Pefe4 years ago
Good website, but the css stylesheet should be remade
Review by Luauna Ameljusenko4 years ago
Don't get the entire point of this service after using it for about 2 months. For the most part people ask questions that are easily googleable and/or simply want their homework done (essay written, problem solved etc).
Providing a quality answer takes time, and with just points for helpful responses, I didn't see any sense in sticking with that service.