• Would somebody from the YA team please answer this... Why do we have to have the mixed up nationalities on YA?

    Please bring back the national filters so that us in the UK don't get swamped with American users on the English channels. Since the removal of filters it is now almost impossible to find a UK question amongst the overwhelming mass of American ones; especially in the Motoring, Law and Home&Garden sections, where national answers are... show more
    Please bring back the national filters so that us in the UK don't get swamped with American users on the English channels. Since the removal of filters it is now almost impossible to find a UK question amongst the overwhelming mass of American ones; especially in the Motoring, Law and Home&Garden sections, where national answers are important and US ones are not appliccable to the UK (and vice-versa). Please restore national filters , and make them work (it wasn't always very good before but it was betetr than now).
    3 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 3 years ago
  • Why won't Yahoo Answers make the "UK&Ireland Only" filter work?

    When the "UK & Ireland Only" option is set American questions and answers are still there. This is very annoying when it is on topics like Motoring, Law and technology, because the US and UK/EU laws and electrical standards are so very different from each other. It can provoke illegal activities (eg gun use in the Law and... show more
    When the "UK & Ireland Only" option is set American questions and answers are still there. This is very annoying when it is on topics like Motoring, Law and technology, because the US and UK/EU laws and electrical standards are so very different from each other. It can provoke illegal activities (eg gun use in the Law and "sports" sections) and be positively dangerous when Americans are answering an EU question about connecting electrical appliances. I suspect it's because the US Answers section defaults to "All English", which is rather contradictory to the purpose of providing national settings, and Americans don't bother to change them. Sometimes it is good to have an international forum and contributions, but sometimes it is a significant annoyance (as mentioned). It is right to have a choice. So what is the point of these national filters if they don't work? A knowlegable answer from a member of the Yahoo Answers team would be appreciated.
    2 answers · Yahoo Answers · 4 years ago
  • Why doesn't the "Show" filter work?

    My Yahoo Answers filter is set to "UK & Ireland Questions Only" but questions posted in the USA and Canada etc., keep appearing. Most of these questions are completely irrelevant to United Kingdom conditions for law, electrical systems, motoring etc and just clutter up the pages. If I wanted to read questions from other countries then I... show more
    My Yahoo Answers filter is set to "UK & Ireland Questions Only" but questions posted in the USA and Canada etc., keep appearing. Most of these questions are completely irrelevant to United Kingdom conditions for law, electrical systems, motoring etc and just clutter up the pages. If I wanted to read questions from other countries then I would set the filter to "All English". Just because Yahoo is an American company that does not excuse them from riding roughshod over the UK sensibilities. Why does not Yahoo Answers make this questions nationality filter do what it is supposed to do? The same question applies to the answers nationality filter too.
    1 answer · Yahoo Answers · 5 years ago
  • Anyone been to Miniatur Wunderland?

    A few questions about the model railway (etc) exhibition in Hamburg. Is it good value for money? What's it like? Is it uncomfortably crowded? What's the best time to visit on a weekday? How long does it take to look around? Are there reasonable refreshment and toilet facilities? Any other significant things I'd need to know... show more
    A few questions about the model railway (etc) exhibition in Hamburg. Is it good value for money? What's it like? Is it uncomfortably crowded? What's the best time to visit on a weekday? How long does it take to look around? Are there reasonable refreshment and toilet facilities? Any other significant things I'd need to know before going? Thanks.
    1 answer · Hamburg · 5 years ago
  • Progress on Hythe station?

    What stage is the proposed re-opening of Hythe station on the Fawley branch reached? Is it still viable or has it been abandoned?
    What stage is the proposed re-opening of Hythe station on the Fawley branch reached? Is it still viable or has it been abandoned?
    1 answer · Rail · 6 years ago
  • Toyota Owner's Manual language?

    Is anyone else cheesed off at Toyota's perpetual issuing of car Owner's manuals printed in the American language to UK buyers. It's basically the company saying that the UK market isn't important enough to provide a proper English translation. I'm sure that they could afford to employ an English translator/author. The cost... show more
    Is anyone else cheesed off at Toyota's perpetual issuing of car Owner's manuals printed in the American language to UK buyers. It's basically the company saying that the UK market isn't important enough to provide a proper English translation. I'm sure that they could afford to employ an English translator/author. The cost would be pence per car when spread across national sales.
    3 answers · Toyota · 7 years ago
  • American military uniform.?

    Why and when did the US army decide to invert the chevrons on their NCO uniforms.
    Why and when did the US army decide to invert the chevrons on their NCO uniforms.
    4 answers · Military · 7 years ago
  • How do you close the preview pane on Microsoft Live email?

    The mail "help" service doesn't even mention this. The old email or Outlook email can close this easily but not now apparently.
    The mail "help" service doesn't even mention this. The old email or Outlook email can close this easily but not now apparently.
    1 answer · Software · 8 years ago
  • Are railway signalmen and women still referred to as Bobbies?

    An old nickname dating from the days when railway signalling was carried out by policemen.
    An old nickname dating from the days when railway signalling was carried out by policemen.
    6 answers · Rail · 8 years ago
  • Why doesn't the UK& Ireland Only questions filter work?

    I am getting all the questions including American ones. This keeps happening and it's not good. It can be interesting to see other people's questions and answers sometimes but this is too much. We're swamped. The American ones are not normally relevant to UK conditions and in the case of law or electrical answers can be dangerous too.... show more
    I am getting all the questions including American ones. This keeps happening and it's not good. It can be interesting to see other people's questions and answers sometimes but this is too much. We're swamped. The American ones are not normally relevant to UK conditions and in the case of law or electrical answers can be dangerous too. Can anyone say why Yahoo bother with a filter and then disregard it? It would be nice to have the choice back.
    2 answers · Yahoo Answers · 8 years ago
  • What does the masthead red lights on big ships mean?

    What is the significance of the six red "masthead" lights on top of the Cunard Queen Victoria? These are two parallel rows of three and additional to the usual red/greed and white lights.
    What is the significance of the six red "masthead" lights on top of the Cunard Queen Victoria? These are two parallel rows of three and additional to the usual red/greed and white lights.
    6 answers · Boats & Boating · 8 years ago
  • Are the chippies in Littlehampton open Sunday lunchtime?

    Are the quayside fish and chip shops in Littlehampton open for Sunday lunches? I've tried "Googling" and some of them are listed (such as Oska's) but they don't give the opening days or hours. The google entries all say that they're great (of course) - can anyone honestly recommend the best? Thanks.
    Are the quayside fish and chip shops in Littlehampton open for Sunday lunches? I've tried "Googling" and some of them are listed (such as Oska's) but they don't give the opening days or hours. The google entries all say that they're great (of course) - can anyone honestly recommend the best? Thanks.
    3 answers · Other - United Kingdom · 9 years ago
  • Why do we get American questions and answers on the UK&I Only site?

    There are more and more American questions being posted on the UK & Ireland Only site. Is it that the filter doesn't work or do the Americans have some special access to it? Even more of a problem is American answers to UK electrical questions. Their system is different from ours and anyone following their advice risks being electrocuted. What do... show more
    There are more and more American questions being posted on the UK & Ireland Only site. Is it that the filter doesn't work or do the Americans have some special access to it? Even more of a problem is American answers to UK electrical questions. Their system is different from ours and anyone following their advice risks being electrocuted. What do you think about this? Is Yahoo being careless or too US-Centred, or what?
    9 answers · Yahoo Answers · 10 years ago
  • Turtle Diaries on DVD?

    Anyone know where I can get a copy of the Turtle Diaries film on region 2 DVD; or even if such a thing exists?
    Anyone know where I can get a copy of the Turtle Diaries film on region 2 DVD; or even if such a thing exists?
    3 answers · Movies · 10 years ago
  • Does anyone know Cook's Hawks Bay cabernet sauvignon?

    This wine was popularised by Jilly Goulden on the Food & Drink programme in the 1980s. It weaned me from the Hirondelle and Blue Nun stuff and introduced me to good quality wines at reasonable prices. It's been invisible for years so does anyone know if it's still made and where it can bought?
    This wine was popularised by Jilly Goulden on the Food & Drink programme in the 1980s. It weaned me from the Hirondelle and Blue Nun stuff and introduced me to good quality wines at reasonable prices. It's been invisible for years so does anyone know if it's still made and where it can bought?
    2 answers · Beer, Wine & Spirits · 1 decade ago
  • Vampire, wherewolf and ghost: where and when are they?

    A few weeks ago I watched an English tv programme about a vampire, a werewolf and a female ghost who were sharing a rented house. I think it was probably in Bristol. This was a good programme but I can't remember what it was called, or what channel it was on, or what time; or even if it was a one-off. It was definately not the US... show more
    A few weeks ago I watched an English tv programme about a vampire, a werewolf and a female ghost who were sharing a rented house. I think it was probably in Bristol. This was a good programme but I can't remember what it was called, or what channel it was on, or what time; or even if it was a one-off. It was definately not the US programme "Moonlight". Can someobody help me please?
    5 answers · Drama · 1 decade ago
  • Why do the English Authorities mark St Patrick's Day?

    but they don't celebrate St George's Day? Year after year we're 'treated' by the BBC to the sight of New Yorkers marching on St Patrick's Day; sometimes accompanied by senior UK politicians. There is even a section on Yahoo Answers dedecated to it, but not to St George. Microsoft's Outlook Calendar (UK settings) even... show more
    but they don't celebrate St George's Day? Year after year we're 'treated' by the BBC to the sight of New Yorkers marching on St Patrick's Day; sometimes accompanied by senior UK politicians. There is even a section on Yahoo Answers dedecated to it, but not to St George. Microsoft's Outlook Calendar (UK settings) even show it. Google make a fuss on their Home Page... etc. etc. Why is it considered by Those In Authority to celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of a foreign country, but they shun our own patron saint? Is this "Political Correctness", or something more sinster? Answers from the USA or the RoI welcome, if they're interesting and/or helpful. This can be a touchy subject for some and can provoke the idiots, so All abusive comments or xenophobic remarks will be reported. Ten points guaranteed for anyone who can explain this anomoly.
    6 answers · Other - Holidays · 1 decade ago
  • When was the last time the monarch was on every coin? UK answers only please.?

    At the moment every coin in general circulation carries Queen Elizabeth II's head. This has been driven by the currency decimalisation exercise, followed by the physical 'shrinking' of the coinage, making all the old shillings and two bob bits, which may have carried former sovereigns heads, redundant. When was the last time that... show more
    At the moment every coin in general circulation carries Queen Elizabeth II's head. This has been driven by the currency decimalisation exercise, followed by the physical 'shrinking' of the coinage, making all the old shillings and two bob bits, which may have carried former sovereigns heads, redundant. When was the last time that every legal tender coin in circulation in the British Isles bore the head of a single monarch?
    5 answers · Other - Education · 1 decade ago