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Yahoo! Answers Update: Level 1 URLs

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by nhc1987, Jul 1, 2009.

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    The Yahoo! Answers team is excited to announce a small but significant change to the site. As of today, any URLs posted by Level 1 Answers members will not be linked.

    It may seem like a trivial change, but it is an important step to limit spam on Answers. The site has used a points and levels system since its inception, which aims to promote activity and trust. By linking URLs only from community members who are Level 2 and above, we reward and protect our core contributors.

    The removal of linking applies to any URL that begins with http:// (URLs that begin with www have never been linked, regardless of a user’s level). We understand that removing linking from Level 1 members’ URLs is not a complete or perfect solution, and we also realize that long URLs are being truncated, but we are working on further updates to improve this.

    We’ve taken this action in response to clear feedback from the Answers community. Rest assured that this is just one of a number of initiatives we are implementing to limit spam on Answers. We hope it’s a small step toward making Answers a better place. We welcome your feedback on this change.

    (source: http://yanswersblog.com/index.php/archives/2009/07/01/yahoo-answers-update-level-1-urls/ )
     
    nhc1987, Jul 1, 2009 IP
  2. Superior

    Superior Active Member

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    hmmmm
    bad news for spammers.
    not for us :D
     
    Superior, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    Isuru Active Member

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    Oh! I am 3rd Level! So not a bad news for me!
    Thanks For The Post!
     
    Isuru, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    I really don't think it makes a difference for us. Either way, the staff at Yahoo Answers seems to delete almost any answer that contains a link -- even if the answer is detailed.
     
    banks1, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    Oranges Active Member

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    That will atleast limit some spam for sure,
    But those spammers are already on Level 3-5 will still be doing it.
     
    Oranges, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    Yeah I know about that. I just visited Yahoo Answers a while a go and i have
    noticed that some links being posted by level one members are not clickable.
    That's a good news to avoid spamming in the service.
     
    MaryJoyL, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    kodut Well-Known Member

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    me on level 2 , might get level 3 by end of july

    thanks to yahoo , it will cut out competition in my niche
     
    kodut, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    This is really a great move. Getting rid of spammers is Good news for us.
     
    Hoster1983, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    muhammad-yaseen Peon

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    hmmmm Thanks for the info
     
    muhammad-yaseen, Jul 2, 2009 IP