YAP Rude Awakening…

Posted: June 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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YAP (Yahoo Answers Philippines)

     I know, Yahoo Answers Travel Section (to the Philippines) is a public forum about anything and everything about the Philippines.

     And I know, mostly people go in there to post stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with the Philippines or travel to the Philippines.

     And I also know that most of the content there are about bashing and trolling and throwing bricks and stones at foreigners to the Philippines as well as Filipinos and anything about the Philippines.

YAP – Anything Goes

     I get it, I’ve been a user of the forum since 2007… so six plus years now and running.

     But lo and behold, this is the first time that I was ever received a message (yes my message box has always been open, as well as the comments section in this YAP Forum) that is not only hateful to me but also hateful against all Filipinos and worst it said and I quote “You ALL deserve a bullet in the head!”… meaning all Filipinos.

gunhead

     And yes, the sender’s account was already suspended.

      So what is there to do but open up this YAP Forum again for such a time as this (after one year of silence).

     Again, who ever you are… you know who you are. And I know you are using multiple accounts… if you really mean what you say and if you are up to it. I’m right here. Anything goes in here, not like inside YAP where anybody and everybody reports you. Here you can say whatever you like… I’ll be waiting… No holds barred man.

     Bring it on!

Since I only starting YAPPING at the Yahoo! Answers Philippines (Travel>Philippines Section) only in 2007, the oldtimers I am referring to are my contemporaries and those who were already yapping there ahead of me.

Somebody mentioned in one of his questions how he misses the Yappers of old and yes, I do too.

So to bring a little nostalgia back, and also to have a new blog post at this almost deserted YAP Blog of mine, I decided to ask this question:

Where In The World Are YAP Oldtimers?

So Yappers, young and old back from the Golden Age of YAP (circa 2007 and earlier)…

where are you and what have you been up to lately?

 

I know, this is a little late again. (yes what else is new).

But that’s how it has been for me lately, in case you haven’t figured it out yet.

I have been very busy and so everything I type up is mostly late. But who isn’t busy with something right?

But as they say, better late than never

So to all our Asian Readers out there… HAPPY NEW LUNAR YEAR!

As for me, me and my son celebrated it by going to the LA18 Lunar Year celebrations at the Charles H. Wilson Park (here in the Southbay, California) last Sunday afternoon.

It was raining quite heavily but it was on and off but still we went and joined in the Festivities and many of the Asian communities were represented.

Of course we sampled (bought, ate and enjoyed) almost all of the Asian cuisine available. We tried the Korean beef first. Then the Japanese food next. And of course we went to the Chinese food stand and had to wait quite a long while as the line was among the longest.

Then we capped it off with the Filipino food and tried many of the dessert stands.

We were wet, we were tired and full but we had a good time.

And we went home with a free gift from LA 18 (which incidentally not only broadcasts Asian shows here in SoCal but also showcases the only US-made Filipino TV Show for and by Filipinos — Kababayan LA).

All in all, it was great day.

The only thing we miss now is that sticky cake we always have back home… locally known as “tikoy”. Now I may have to hunt it down and go to all the local Asian stores… Wish me luck… that is if you believe in luck.

God bless everyone!!!

January 30, 2011, that’s my son eating a snow-cone. And yes it was raining but still lots of people, mostly Asians. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

I know that this is kind of late for a New Blog for the New Year.

But for the past few weeks when I had the time of course, I was trying to do some much needed housekeeping on this YAP Blog which basically is now about 3 years old.

So I am happy to announce that finally I had TAKEN DOWN from this site some of the content that was most probably said too quickly and some regretfully of course

All of these are comments made by you YAPPERS old and new.

But as I couldn’t find an easier way to edit it, I just decided to just TAKE OUT ENTIRE BLOG POSTS.*

And again, all these blog posts have a lot of the old bickerings, the fightings and the name callings amongst the YAPPERs of Old, many who have now since moved out of YAP or just visit once in a while.

So FINALLY I can say that, yes this is a New Year and a time to move forward.

Hopefully this will be a Sign for a Better YAP.

OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW.

Best Wishes To All For This 2011

*I do not have the exact count, but the posts affected were mainly from the start of the blog to about September 2008. Numbering at least 12 Blog Posts (I lost count already) and Hundreds and Hundreds of Comments.

I know it’s that time of year again, when the nights are longer, the weather is cooler and the lights, the sounds and the traffic all say one thing…

PASKO NA!

So to one and all, where ever you may be around the world…

MERRY CHRISTMAS

But amidst the holiday rush and as I write this, I am still pretty much saddened by a few things, among them the recent Supreme Court Ruling in the Visconde Massacre Case.  And it is purely because, either we have accused, convicted, sentenced and imprisoned innocent men and we have let the real killers free all this time.

Or we have made a mockery of this case by letting the guilty free.

And in either case there are no clear winner, only losers all. Today I offer my sympathies to all the partied involved.

Secondly, I also sympathize with our kababayans who have been allegedly victimized by STARGATE INTERNATIONAL CARGO, primarily the one in UAE.

I know this has been a long standing problem in YAP and we have seen dozens upon dozens of complaints against this forwarding company since 2007 or as far back as I first started YAPPING.

And I know, during the holidays our hard-working OCWs try to send some Christmas Cheer back home to family and friends especially if they cannot be home for Christmas to the Happiest Christmas Place On Earth. And being the modern day Filipino Heroes, they shouldn’t be subjected to any more maltreatments.

And so if you are allegedly victimized by this particular cargo forwarding company, then maybe it is high time to spread the word and let us help stop this nonsense once and for all.

Any STARGATE victim can follow this link from my previous blog post and read the ongoing discussions. And I encourage you to communicate with one another and get back what has been taken from you.

Again, MALIGAYANG PASKO at MANIGONG BAGONG TAON sa inyong lahat!

Japs

I apologize to those who answered the question I posted at YAP yesterday as I did something unprecedented, I “chatted” on the question details that I added after about a couple of hours and after reading the answers.

This grave YAP mistake led to somebody reporting the question and it was subsequently deleted. I do not want to guess as to who or how many reported it but all the same, that was most probably the only “correct” YA violation I have ever received. Regardless that the reporter have a new MO and that the reason given was not chatting but wrong Q&A format. Yes, go figure but this is a good idea to keep in mind as you might be targeted next.

Here was my question:

Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?

And I also added the first parts of the answers below, here we can “freely” chat about this Q and all the answers. And hopefully more people can answer and that the yappers below can complete their answers or comment back.

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 4 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromtwilighterr♥

I dont know who either of them are. But how about chuck a bus?

This made me add the first additional detail in which I said who were Bush, Obama, GMA and PNoy.

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 4 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromtheguywhoreportedmeisamoron

KRIS AQUINO AT NOYNOY.

:)

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 4 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromGROto ng Birhen

haaaay nako, another gaya gaya puto mayang pinoy. no uridiyanalite.

Now this is original.

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 4 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromMaia Bo

Cherifer to Gloria and comb to Noynoy

Now originally I had no idea what Cherifer was, but a quick google on it is easy enough to do. First good answer.

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 4 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER from.

Filipino heads of state are no George W Bush or Barack Obama.

Okay this answer was from Mr. or Ms. dot. Easy enough to report this answer as it does not really answer the question. But why bother right? Instead I gave it a thumbs up, like everyone else.

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 4 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromGary

I’ll throw noynoy nighties. I’ll throw gloria to the pasig river.

Okay, now the second of the two real answers so far. And nothing else. And that is when I added more details and there you go, all hell broke loose and somebody reported the question.

Now these next answers I did not see as the question in question was already deleted, but just the same here are parts of the next answers:

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 4 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromBCool Express

Bear in mind that a shoe was thrown at Bush in an attempt to hurt him. Obama…

Mr. BCool, hard to comment as we cannot read the whole answer, you can comment on this blog post and give us your answer if you wish.

But I do have a comment for you, I am aware that the shoe thrown at Bush and the book thrown at Obama was entirely done with different motives. But that is not really the point of the question. But I thank you if you tried to enlighten me and our fellow yappers. Good show.

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 3 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER frompero♥agni

if i hate someone, i’d kill them, i am an excellent sniper regarding heads …

Hello pero, again, I wanted to read the rest of your answer and I hope you can find the link to this and comment.

Scary thought of being hated by you though.

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 3 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromJoeyboy

Please be reminded that throwing something to any Philippine President would …

Hello Joeyboy, again, I would have loved to read the rest but… [tawanan na lang ang tumatawa sa tuwa at nakareport nanaman]

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 3 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromPapa Alpha Oscar

GMA – a cobra PNoy – a baseball

Papa Alpha Oscar – 2098 Total answers

:) Papa Alpha, baseball?

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 3 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER fromJKoolJ

assuming this is symbolic throwing and nothing else, i’d throw kamatis (tomat…

JKoolJ, you can assume anything you want.

Tomato at … ? And what at the others?

YOUR QUESTION
Expires in 3 days
Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?
NEW ANSWER frombewitched

to GMA ill throw her a scotch brite so she can scratch her thick-faced sobran…

:) again, cut off… argh   lol

Okay then next came the dreaded Violation Notice Email:

Deleted Question: Bush was thrown a shoe, Obama a book, what do you want to throw to GMA and PNoy?

Violation Reason: Misuse of the question and answer format

In Yahoo! Answers you must phrase questions in question format, and your answer must attempt to answer the question. Questions or answers must be written in a comprehensible way, and must be written in the language specific to the Answers site to which it is uploaded. You may not post conversational content without an attempt to post a meaningful question or answer a question or otherwise misuse the question and answer format.

I know, a new name for the old reliable “chatting” reason.  ROFL

Yes, I just read this question at YAP and I am thinking if I am new to this forum, I’d tell myself… “Who the… is him (her)?

This open YAP Question was:

Philippines: Where is the world is Purple Tactics?

(yes, ala Carmen San Diego)

And of course, mainly only the YAP oldtimers who are still yapping gave a response. As battgirl noted, it really has been 3 years. Yes at least for the YAP Batch 2007 and earlier.

I myself is a batch 2007 Yapper, and I remember Purple Tactics well. Although I don’t know him enough to respond to this question or most other questions regarding him. So yes, I didn’t respond.

It was fun reading the answers though and hopefully Purple Tactics, finds out he is being missed at YAP. And of course, I know many of the other YAP oldtimers are missed as well. (Do we need to call them out at YAP as well?)

But as lakwatsa have noted the obvious, there seems to be not that much interesting questions to respond to anyway. So why hang around?

Well hopefully, the newer batch of YAPPERs can pump it up and hopefully members of the older batches can jump in once in a while.

Happy Yapping!

WANTED:

If seen or heard from

please have him visit YAP as soon as possible.

PT