14 years ago
Anonymous

Democratize the Violation Policy: Do you think this is a good idea?

Violation "policy" is a BIG and controversial issue here. I have a cool idea for making the process more transparent and democratic. Open reported violations up for a community vote! Give users a day or so to vote on whether a reported violation is real or not... allow comments. I think this would make the process more transparent to all users, reduce the impact of mean ol' trolls, and it would be fun and make Y!A even more addictive. Plus, it would give folks a better sense of fairness. It would even be nice to have a way to select the type of violation from a short multiple choice list (esp. if it can be reduced to 6 or so high level categories). Example: Is this a violation? You decide! Q: Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, blah blah blah... This Question (or answer) violates community rule: [X] Hateful stuff [ ] Spammy stuff [ ] Whatever ... [ ] Does not violate Current Results: Hateful Stuff: 3,120,000 Users Spam: 0 Users No Violation: 1 Users
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14 years ago
Anonymous
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I think and I stress I think that Yahoo doesn't want to take the chance of the questionable submission to even be posted for risk of other legal violations. I sorta stand in their defense; they rather have egg on their face than to be tarred and feathered. (egg is easier to clean up) If a question/answer is found not to be in violation they can have it re-posted as opposed to some kind of legal repercussions.
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14 years ago
Mommy of 3
I think Yahoo needs to monitor questions themselves and not leave it up to the community. There are always people who just report you because they don't agree with your answer or they don't like your questions. All this "community guideline" stuff really takes the fun out of YA. Personally I believe that as long as people are NOT being hateful, unethical, or profane. All answers should be allowed. And I do think we should put and end to REPEAT questions. I mean it's okay if the questions hasn't been asked in a while, but you have people who ask questions that have been asked that same week or month. USE THE SEARCH OPTION PEOPLE!
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14 years ago
Yahzmin ♥♥ 4ever
Sorry -- but I think the trolls would have a FIELD day with this type of a situation, rather than giving a better sense of fairness. They would simply gang up and vote everyting out of existence, just like now. It would HAVE to be anonymous -- so what would stop them?
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