Yahoo! Answers

Website review by Conny Coon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Unfiltered, unfettered answers require a huge grain of salt.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 43 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+
Fun way to pass the time been on yahoo since 2013 and still enjoy going on and answering random questions Although they say they have community safety guidelines lots slide on yahoo plenty of trolls and people having a laugh getting in inappropriate questions and answers so I'd say best keep the kids off it 15 plus is best suited for yahoo
age 18+

Too easy to violate the Community Guidelines

I have had 3 completely harmless questions that I've posted removed because they apparently violated the Community Guidelines. I carefully reviewed these guidelines and have yet to find anything wrong with any of the questions that were removed. In one of the questions I asked for opinions on what could be causing my stomach discomfort, with an easy (non-explicit) description of my symptoms. It was deleted immediately. However, on one of my questions that was not deleted, a comment was allowed to be posted on my question that even called my question "stupid" and that I needed to "get over it", which clearly violated the Community Guidelines against using hate speech. Therefore I decided that Yahoo! Answers is a waste of time for anyone.

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