Friday, September 6, 2013

Newest Social Experiment:

Recently I was introduced to You can write in, and literally ask anything in the world, and people can respond. And they do respond. To anything. So my newest social experiment is going to be a new question every day.

“Hello Sarah,
The question on Yahoo! Answers was reported and deleted by one or more trusted members of the Answers community:

"By accident I ate three cat treats and I liked it. What does that mean?"

This question has been removed and 10 points have been deducted from your account. You may not have realized this, but all questions submitted on Yahoo! Answers must comply with the Answers Community Guidelines.
If you believe that your question was wrongly deleted by the community and would like to appeal the deletion of your question, you can have your case reviewed by Answers Customer Care. You have 7 days to submit your appeal. Please be aware that if your appeal is rejected, an additional 10 points will be removed from your account.
Appeal this decision:
Yahoo! Canada Answers Team”

You bet your ass I'm going to appeal. Today my question lasted ten minutes before it was flagged and deleted, which makes no sense considering the question. These are some of the responses I was able to get access to in that short period.

"Me-ow too-ow."
Open Sauce - 8923 Total answers

"don't feel bad, i use to eat cat food on a regular basis at age 6 and 7."
Friski Jr - 699 Total answers

"It doesn't mean anything and you will be fine, but never happened to me."
Ariana - 825 Total answers

"Best watch out for the tom cats or you could get in kitten."
Verdun1916 - 22 Total answers

"what does it taste like? i thought sometimes the kitten food smells alright."
Abbey - 38 Total answers


I appealed. 

Hi Sarah,
We're sorry, but upon review we found that the following question was indeed in violation of the Yahoo! Canada Answers Community Guidelines:
"By accident I ate three cat treats and I liked it. What does that mean?"
Violation Reason: Chatting / Not a Question or Answer / Incomprehensible
Go to the Yahoo! Canada Answers Appeals Board:
Please note: Your use of Yahoo! Canada Answers is subject to the Yahoo! Canada Answers Community Guidelines, Yahoo! Community Guidelines and the Yahoo! Terms of Service. Members who have violated the Community Guidelines are at risk for review and possible termination of their Answers accounts. In extreme cases, members who have also violated the Yahoo! Canada Terms of Service risk losing their Yahoo! ID and access to other Yahoo! services.
Yahoo! Canada Answers Team

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