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Yahoo prostitution spam: help getting rid of it

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bzz7 Sun 16-Mar-14 18:06:02

Hi everyone:

Most of you have probably heard of Yahoo Answers. It is a free forum where people can post questions and answers about almost anything. The quality can be highly variable, so it tends to get a lot of flack. But I have found it useful many times and I'm a top contributor in one of the science sections, where I help kids with homework. It is used a lot by kids.

For many years, there has been a problem with sexual spam. There are ads from India that appear in almost every Yahoo section. There have been a couple of investigations over the years into these ads and (although I'm not certain), underage people may be involved.

Yahoo has done very little about this problem. I am a "top contributor," so I can remove the spam when I see it. Other users can "flag" it and it often isn't removed for some time. Some of the sections are almost completely full of prostitution ads. I have written in to Yahoo about this problem many times and have never once received an answer. Other people have too.

I would like to ask for support in getting a movement going to pressure Yahoo to do something about this. I don't think it is right that women are being exploited and that kids see these ads. I would also like to ask you all to please head over to Yahoo if you have an account there and volunteer some time to flag these ads. Most of them appear in Trave/India. And within the "India" section, most are in the Chandigarh section:

answers.yahoo.com/dir/index?sid=396545487&link=list

Thank you.

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