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Did Yahoo Answers Update Their Detection System?

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  1. asap1

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    I have been using yahoo answers for months but now it seem like they updated their detection system.

    My accounts get suspended before I can even post 10 answers (this NEVER happened before)

    I tried 5 different proxies, I used my home IP, I cleared cookies, I even tried to post my answer with only 1 link (used to put 2 links in my answers) but within minutes and sometimes even seconds my account gets suspended.

    Now the only thing that changed is my PC. I just finished building it and move away from my laptop to this but I dont see how that would get my accounts banned within 1 minute.

    Any idea or suggestions?
     
  2. PassionateWriting

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    I think they have indeed changed a lot of things. For example, best answers can now not be selected through upvotes but only by the person asking the question, isn't it? Seems like they are making it difficult to spam or promote products.
     
  3. asap1

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    Yes that is true but who cares about that :D

    I need some suggestions on how to get around this detection system, I have been testing for the past 1 hour but cant get them to last longer than a few minutes
     
  4. sneha

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    Some of your competitor might be spying on you. If he has an old high level account, he can instanly delete your answers by simply reporting.
     
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  5. asap1

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    No its not that, I get a email form yahoo saying their system picked up suspicious activity on my account.

    BUT I tried answering question with my home IP using google chrome brpwser and for some reason the account did not get suspended (its been over 1 hour) so hopefully this fixes the issue.

    This is strange tho because sometime this week my ip was marked on yahoo (after like 10k answers over the last 4 months) and everytime i answered questions with my home ip they would not stick but i guess if you stop for a few days it goes back to normal.
     
  6. V

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    A lot of flaggers everywhere, and most of the people enjoy doing it. Competitors, people jealous of IMers and all. I never had any problem with posting links and most of my answers are selected as the best answers. I always post relevant answers to the questions, it takes time but pays off well. ;)
     
  7. asap1

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    Im just doing the usual copy and paste spam but the accounts usually last at least 2 days.

    And it looks like using a new browser didnt solve my problem, it worked for 1 account but just tried it with 2 more accounts and both got suspended.
     
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    Are you posting affiliate or similar links on every answer you post? IMO, that may be something they would term as "suspicious activity".
     
  9. asap1

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    Yes i am posting links, im just spamming.

    I think i either have to answer questions at a slower pace OR use different answers. I have been using the same answer for the past 4-5 months so maybe thats the problem.
     
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    Atleast make it look as though you are not spamming.
     
  12. asap1

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    I post about 500-1,000 answers a day so its pretty hard to make it look like im not spamming.

    This has been working for the past 4-5 months but now all of a sudden its not. Someone i know thats also spamming yahoo is not having any problems at all and his answers stick at least 2 days.

    Before i changed over to my new PC everything was fine although i did notice a little bit of quick banned nothing major like this.

    I dont see how a new pc would be causing this problem tho.

    Anyway im still testing, any suggestions please let me know
     
  13. ZennoBlaster

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    Is the other guy (whose answers seem to stick) using copy 'n' paste? You mentioned this earlier.
     
  14. cowboyseonoob

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    I think the obvious answer lies in what changed. (That's actually a big part of my day job is finding deltas that fall between code trees ha ha.) More than likely it's your computer, not yahoo. I suggest you check your flash settings. Make sure flash is disabled via the system or within the browser you're using. If flash is enabled, it takes only a tiny snippet of javascript to find the host system's IP which all browsers will gladly run.

    There are free sites that will test your proxy anonymity, most don't test the aforementioned method. Google stayinvisible - that site does. Turn your proxy on, go test it there and weep as you see your host ip show up right next to your proxy IP.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  15. asap1

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    Yes he is

    lol it found my real IP

    how cant "protect" my IP?
     
  16. cowboyseonoob

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    Get a browser plugin that disables flash (I prefer flash button - easier to turn it on when you want to). then try again :)
     
  17. JasonS

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    Posting same answer look suspicious, I think manually spun the answer to make it useful for any question can bypass the detection system.
     
  18. asap1

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    It think I figured it out.

    Slow and stead wins the race, same old ish, just a different pace. :D
     
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    How do you figured out? Can someone tell us how to do it to post answers on yahoo answers...i`ve tried almost everything for 3 days...

    Please tell us what is the trick..:(
     
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    I used to answer some questions on Y answers a year or two ago. I answered a few last week and noticed that you can now post an answer on questions already closed. Also, apparently can also choose to post anonymously, I clicked on that a couple times but it did not seem to work however.