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Can an answerer use his own website/blog as a source for his answers and should I change my user name?

Can an answerer use his own website/blog as a source for his answers and should I change my user name? Topic: article guidelines
June 16, 2019 / By Mortimer
Question: In answers, in the Health Category-sub category- Optical, one eye specialist consistently uses their own website as the source for all his answers. The website is more of blog about his daily activities, which are unrelated to ocular problems. He does list few articles relating to ocular problems and you can get can limited information about certain eye problems using a search box. This website also leads you another website which is an advertisement for this person's Ocular Practice. Does the use of your own website/blog violate the community guidelines? I can't report the abuse because last night I reported him for abuse for using ny yahoo name and saying I consistently gave wrong answers, which was untrue. He then TD's about 12 answers I had given, no proof of course, but the TDs occurred an hour so after I made the abuse report. The person was probably TDing my answers when I changed my privacy settings at 11:00 PM. So now I don't know what to do. Should I change my user name and leave the privacy settings so no one can see my Q &A, or change my user name and change privacy setting back or just leave them alone or report this person's website or both?
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Kelcey Kelcey | 1 day ago
Lots to cover here. 1) Use of website in answer: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers... That link is the staff explanation about what can and can't be done regarding that. Read it and make your own decision, but personally, spamming comes to mind. 2) Reports of abuse are anonymous, so unless you posted something that TOLD him about your reporting, there is no way he could know you were the one. Of course, this question itself might clue him in to it. 3) If you feel you are being harassed, setting yourself to private is one of the first options available to you. Changing your avatar and nickname is another. As is staying out of your normal category for a while. Most trolls / harassers get bored pretty quickly, so you could then return later and see how it goes. If it seems calm again, you could undo whatever safety measures you originally put in place.
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Kelcey Originally Answered: Can an answerer use his own website/blog as a source for his answers and should I change my user name?
Lots to cover here. 1) Use of website in answer: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers... That link is the staff explanation about what can and can't be done regarding that. Read it and make your own decision, but personally, spamming comes to mind. 2) Reports of abuse are anonymous, so unless you posted something that TOLD him about your reporting, there is no way he could know you were the one. Of course, this question itself might clue him in to it. 3) If you feel you are being harassed, setting yourself to private is one of the first options available to you. Changing your avatar and nickname is another. As is staying out of your normal category for a while. Most trolls / harassers get bored pretty quickly, so you could then return later and see how it goes. If it seems calm again, you could undo whatever safety measures you originally put in place.

Herbie Herbie
Sure. I do it all the time. I have a very informative blog. The topics on my blog are related to my profession and some of them are not easily found elsewhere on the web. There are no "ads" on my blog nor am I "promoting" myself or anything else. I am not "spamming" anyone nor "soliciting" anything. I am not trying to "drive up page-views" or whatever else these other answerers have suggested that this person may be doing. I link my blog to prove to answerers that I am a bonafide eye care professional, not just some anonymous someone pretending to know about eyes. My blog even has my real name on it. Anyone can say "I am an expert in this field", but I can prove it. However, if you feel that the person you are talking about is violating guidelines, then by all means report away.
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Ella Ella
The link is "soliciting". He is using Y!A to drive page-views to a website (his website). That also falls under the rule against "Personal Promotion". Which means that it is spam. Spam, of course, is unsolicited advertising. The Asker came to Y!A to get an answer to a question, not a link to someone's blog. The other thing to remember is that the Answerer is responsible for everything in the link. If that website has advertising (most do), then he is breaking the rules on Y!A. Don't change your nickname.
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Chip Chip
Libby , I to have had ?? final week and this week , not from contacts all from human beings i don't no interior the week till now christmas I had extra BA'S than I even have ever had in to 2 years I even have been answering questions in poetry ..i think of it is taking place to all and sundry why i don't no .. i'm not including anymore contacts, infarct I even have set all of my outdated contacts loose each and every of the loving people who've been So amazing to me by the years .. I even have saved one Welsh guy who i've got faith to be tremendously intelligent, who never tells me what i ought to Hera, who tell me whilst he has TD my solutions.. Honesty is the suitable poesy, in my opinion in a amazing way .. I even have 129 misspellings lol YAP continually tell me the actuality lol ... sometime the internet is all to plenty for my ideas to understand how ungrateful am I ... Libby i seek for you each and every of the time whether i don't continually answer you , as properly as Dave and others who i know and seek for and forward to analyzing there poetry... i'll proceed examine them as long as there so variety to enable me ... thank you Carole :)
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Amasai Amasai
Princeidoc she is insulting you LOL, she is talking bout you coz you always turn her down, don't you remmember pennybarr.
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Amasai Originally Answered: Is this a reliable source? if so, is it a journal, website, or what?
this is a very reliable source. You can site it as a website or site it individually by the works cited at the bottom of the article.

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