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Okay. It seems like ask is changing horses midstream & I'm not going for the ride... Read on

I would like to know if there is a friendly social site like ask, that will protect my privacy and still provide the Q&A experience. I think it's time to move on.

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Actually it's not so much that they are changing "mid-stream", it's more that they are getting back to basics. Ask used to be pretty strict with their Guidelines, however at one point they tried to be more lenient, to cater to those who wanted things a bit more relaxed. It obviously wasn't working out so well though, since it was getting to the point that there was a lot of chatty stuff all over the place, and guess they finally made the decision to go back to having the more stringent guidelines.

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let me know if you find one

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Lol
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I will keep you and JohnWayne posted. And Candybar, and Phlorence.. Jeez. Its gonna be difficult. And truckerlady, and ............
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Are u talking to crowtrobot?
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And that Ninja girl, There are too many friends to lose... I must do the deed carefully, Notice that my avatar is already down!
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No! No no no no!
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This is breaking my heart
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Don't forget blades
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Noooo!
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Okay so I changed my mind. I'm back
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Aw! I told Ask.com they would be losing members if they continued on this path....

Yahoo Answers and ChaCha are the only ones I know of.

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of those two ...which one is better ?
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I like Yahoo Answers better. You can accumulate points and talk to people through email.
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Thanks Jackie.... I have already established an account there.... It is getting a little stuffy here on Ask, but I will keep this profile as ther have been way too many good times had here for Me to abandon all hope.
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dustee
Sounds good....Maybe ask.com and Mods are tired of some of us..... im sure they would party if I left.
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Oh well, I just couldn't bring myself to leaving after this mornings events. Hang in there dustee. Things will change.
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Dustee, don't do anything drastic. I almost shut the door, but a quick thinking mod fixed the problem.
They will not party if you left since they work from home and don't really see each other.
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Yahoo Answers. =/
Don't leave..the revamped community guidelines is making half of the users wanting to leave Ask.com T_T

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Thanks, you talked me into hanging around.
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You're welcome. ^.^
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I tried one last time to get to closure and found that one of the better mods saw the problem and fixed it. It just re-enforces the idea that, "Quitters never win, and Winners never quit."
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Hmmm

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I will not forget Blades or GracefulLol... I will search for all my friends.
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But I'm not leaving yet... Just taking my Avatar down, and going into hibernation
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Good I was hoping you weren't.. Sorry something has happened
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Thanks blades, I'm feeling better today.
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A mod fixed the problem, so I don't want to leave anymore.
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I'm not sure what you mean about the protecting your privacy bit, since the mods seem really good at removing anything that has personal information in it, like phone numbers and stuff.

But I don't know, I like the new guidelines, it cuts down a lot on the stupid questions like JB vs 1D, and other chatty stuff.

You can still talk to people I guess, just not as much because Ask is focused on asking questions and answering them :)

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Supposedly.... But I've watched nice people just pack their avatar and leave.
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Could that maybe have been a result of the previous rules though? I know the change was sudden, but with so many people maybe not getting e-mails, do you know of a better way it could've been done?

Shame there's no PSA type thing that could be published on the website, like a banner or something at the top.
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Would be helpful, or a warning message like "Are you sure you want to....?
Anyhow, my problem was solved a few hours ago. One of our better mods saw the situation and came to the rescue.
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candybar
It's because the mods are no longer consistent. That hurts the whole ask community. And since we (Ask users) are being stomped on, we can do something about it.
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Oh yay, glad a mod cleared it up then :)

candybar, I'm really not sure what you're talking about with the consistency thing. I know I'm not on often because my Internet's dodgy so maybe that's why.
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Ask is going downhill. They're not even consistent with guidelines anymore. If you find another site...please pass it on.

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Actually, I'm feeling a lot better about ask. Funny how just a few kind words can change the course of actions. Kudos for too2sweet for unraveling the mess. I hope your issues get resolved.
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dustee
Jackie has suggested Yahoo Answers and Cha Cha.... im sure they are tired of me...they have blocked me from surveys...newsletters and changing my email....and getting notices....all blocked....
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dustee
See my answer on Jackie q...
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Calm down dustee. I came close to removing myself last night. This morning I thought I would give it one last effort. It paid off, because I got a sensible mod that looked into the situation and fixed the problem.
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But there are only 2 sensible mods. My opinion.
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Must have been my lucky day!
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