My Yahoo Answers! Question Won't Post

By Paul Higgins

When attempting to post a question on Yahoo! Answers, you might sometimes receive an error message or you might realize that your question vanishes after a few minutes. If getting an answer to that particular question is important to you, identifying why your question won't post may help you fix the issue. There are a few reasons that might cause your question not to post on Yahoo! Answers.

Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers is a free service from Yahoo! that allows users to both post and answer questions on a wide variety of topics. Answers to each question are rated by users and the answer with the highest rating is displayed at the top of the page. To post or answer a question on Yahoo! Answers, users must have a valid Yahoo! ID and must be logged in to their account.

Minimum Age

To protect children from potentially harmful content, Yahoo! Answers does not allow children under the age of 13 to post or answer questions. When attempting to post a question, Yahoo! checks the user's age based on his Yahoo! ID. If the user is younger than 13, the system automatically rejects the question. If you are under the age of 13, consider asking an adult to ask the question for you on Yahoo! Answers.

Prohibited Content

Yahoo! Answers does not allow users to ask questions that pertain to certain topics, such as hate speech, unlawful conduct or obscene material. If you post a question related to one of those topics, it will be flagged by Yahoo! Answers users and will quickly vanish from the site. You may also be banned from using Yahoo! Answers or even lose your Yahoo! ID after a review from the Yahoo! moderation team.

Website Outage

Like all websites, the servers hosting Yahoo! Answers may sometimes be overloaded or may be undergoing maintenance. If you attempt to post a question during a server outage, it may not post. If that is the case, consider waiting for a short while before attempting to post your question again.