Anonymous
Anonymous asked in TravelOther - Destinations · 4 weeks ago

Why does it keep saying "something went wrong"? Whenever I try to ask a question?

Maybe this question will post, but sometimes they don't and it's actually infuriating. The owners of Yahoo Answers need to get a grip and fix this.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It would help to know what happens when you try. Several things can happen:

     1. If you take too long, you can lose the connection (type outside Yahoo and cut/paste to get around this)

     2. You have exceeded your daily limit (does the word false appear?)

     3. You exceeded the character limit (is the box red with a negative number?)

     4. You have a bad cache file on your system, clean and reboot.

     5. Just copy your question, refresh the page and paste it in again.

     6. Certain links will cause problems, post without them and add as updates.

     7. Symbols such as % will cause problems on mobiles. Spell it out.

     8. On mobiles, try Desktop mode.

     9. If it submits, but is not in the category, try this. Move to another category, count ten, then move it back again.

     Sometimes when that happens, the question did submit, the problem is the next screen does not come up properly.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yeah, it sucks. But it's not 100% reasonable to feel "infuriated" over the malfunction of a free service. Realistically, what are any of us entitled to?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    There are three major reasons that this happens.  You exceeded your character spacing for asking a question 140 characters or Details 1500 characters.  You exceeding your question limits which I doubt.   So what is left is you used the % symbol in your question.  You can only spell out percent(age) and can not use the % symbol.

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