Frequently Asked Questions


For some reason, when it comes to the Internet, people seem extra inclined to give comments and advice that come across as rude, judgmental or just a bit too candid. There are a number of ways that you can handle this. The first, and perhaps best, idea is to focus on the answers that are of use and ignore those that aren't helpful to you. Otherwise, you can attempt to engage this person in a constructive exchange or clarify something they may have misunderstood by replying to their answer and asking them to explain their comment.

 You can also privately message the user by clicking on their profile and selecting "send message."


If the comment or answer is truly offensive and you believe it violates our terms of use, please email the community manager at or use the contact us page to let us know.


Why is my YourTango profile on Google and can you remove it?

If you are concerned with your privacy, we suggest you do not post on or any other public digital forum the following: your full name, address, phone numbers, email address or any other personal data that you do not want made publicly available. Even though you may consider a safe, trusted forum for you to express yourself, it is still a public space that is exposed to Google and other search engines and so we encourage you to take the necessary precautions.

As a search engine, Google uses its own software to catalog and index virtually all information that is publicly available on sites across the web, including We cannot remove information that originated on our site and then appears on any of the search engines. It's not because we don't want to, but because we don't have any control over Google and other search engines. We ask that you protect yourself by only revealing information that you are comfortable sharing publicly. If you need further clarification, follow this link to an explanation by Google.

Why is my blog post or question in the forum not getting any responses?

Sometimes a question is confusing and users don't know how to answer. Other times, people might miss it. And other times, the moon is not in the right phase and the stars haven't aligned properly. Whatever the reason is, the best way to get people to respond is to be as clear and as specific as you can, and to respond to other peoples' blog posts or questions.

For additional tips and information, check out this blog post on how to get the best advice on the site. Also, before you post a question, try searching the content in the Ask YourTango forum to see the advice given to other people on related topics. You'd be surprised how many other people would like to trade their MIL in for a new model!

I want to change the name on my account.

This is an easy one.

1. Log in to your account.

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