Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 2 months ago

Why is calling out members here considered wrong?

It's not like their life is in danger because you called out their username. Plus, there's a lot of users here who appear to think they are indestructible, but as soon as you call out their name, they get all defensive about it... it's so cringey.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because it's a site for information-seeking questions, not to chat to each other or about each other. It's not a message board or a grade school recess yard. YA was designed to be a knowledge database, so asking why so-and-so behaves as they do, or if other users like user so-and-so, isn't appropriate and adds zero value to the database. If you see users posting violations, report them and move on. There is no need to call them out, and in many cases it's just downright juvenile. More trolls and site abusers would leave the site if their posts were ignored, but too many feel the need to respond which just eggs them on.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because its always been considered a form of chat. It depends how its worded,if its friendly and amusing, non-insulting and asks what others are also wondering it may be allowed.

  • 2 months ago

    It could be either for chatting (calling them out), harassing, or threatening another user. Insulting another user is another reason for what you asked about, as well as gossiping about them. Both the Community Guidelines and Terms of Service strictly prohibit this behavior. That is already wrong under the rules. What you asked about can end up causing a lot of problems.

  • People just like a reason to whine and cry, no matter how petty it is.

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Its a Violation of the Yahoo Answers Community Guidelines for Chat Yahoo does not want this place to be a Chat Room 

    Read the Rule Book

    https://answers.yahoo.com/info/community_guideline...

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because calling people out is harassment that is often insulting, maliciously and intentionally provoking, inflaming divisive and defaming harassment,  obsessive stalking, chatting and gossipping AND it exploits the time and attention of the entire YA community. It is NOT a knowledge seeking question of general interest to the YA community. 

    THIS question is  also a provoking, inflaming, exploiting rant because you are desperate to get your ego fed and emotional revenge on the YA community members?who take their time to report questions and answers. You are baiting and fishing.

    Excuse me, My cats?want their dinner. One of them is?trying to eat a?paper bag, again. He?also tries?to eat card board boxes. 

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because this site was meant for questions that people in the future want to have the answer to.

    Nobody will care what random user X thought about random user Y some decades ago

  • 2 months ago

    It is chatting and this is not a social site. Also, 90% of those posts are insulting, bullying, or implying others should bully. Since 90% are violations, it is easier to call all of them chatting.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    that would be 'chatting' and is against the rules .................

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