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Help Community


We’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue the Yahoo Communities effective Jan 24, 2019.

Be assured you will still be able to find answers to your Yahoo product and app questions on the Yahoo Help website ( In addition, you’ll be able to find the Yahoo Community moderators on Twitter, responding from our many handles including @YahooCare and @YahooFantasyCC.

If you ever need help with your Yahoo accounts, try Yahoo Account Pro for 24/7 live phone support.

"Chatting" in the Yahoo Help Community forums

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"Chatting" in the Yahoo Help Community forums

Was your reply removed due to a "chatting" violation? Learn what it means, and how you can avoid this type of violation in the future.


People sharing knowledge


The Yahoo Help Community forums are all about people sharing knowledge. With this mantra in mind, we ask that you follow the Question and Reply format when participating in the forums, and refrain from "chatting" with another member or making comments about gaming the system to get to the next user level.


Here are some examples:


  • How (are you, old are you, was your day, is everyone today)?
  • What are you/What am I (doing, thinking of, wearing)?
  • Guess my/Can you guess my/What's your (name, age, sex, weight, birthday, location)?
  • Who is from.../Who plays wants to chat?
  • Do you like my (profile image, website, poem)?
  • Points to the first person who answers my question.
  • Where has user (nickname) gone?


Check out our Community Guidelines for more detailed info on our policies.