Signed onto this one about four years ago, when it was taken seriously - then people who I got to know gave it up, and, let's say the more nastier took over. I was 'kicked off' for 'upsetting' a couple of the worst bullies last year. Take time out to look at 'Current Events' at certain times of the day - mostly late evening (after the soap operas). The rest of Yahoo! Answers still has bite - but 'CE' reminds me of a sort of school the daily papers love to scare the British public about now and then. Mouthy beings who have developed comical waves of hate - and can use it without any comebacks.
If you're not familiar with Yahoo answers (although you should be, since it clogs up Google searches like a sticky mould) it's a simple concept. People ask questions. People answer them. And you get points. My main problem - and it's a big one - is the appalling answers. I've noticed the quality of answers tends to vary by the type of question. Questions regarding politics, history or race tend to be answered with immense stupidity whereas questions about technology, computers and maths tend to be answered accurately. So vaguely speaking, the more opinionated the question allows them to be, the more stupid the answers you will get. However, you can get idiotic or abusive answers even with mundane questions. Here's a not untypical response to a question asked politely by a girl called Sammi who wanted to know how she could change her name without incurring the wrath of her parents. Not an unreasonable question yet the first puzzling response is "your a spoilt brat Samantha and any variation of that name is great" If you want shock/hilarity just look up any question related to race or politics then marvel at the palpable ignorance. My second problem - it's near impossible to tell how qualified someone's answer is. This can be irritating if two articulate people are giving you totally contrasting answers. There's a "Top Contributor" feature which they give to active members but I've seen them give out stupid answers as well, so it's hardly foolproof. There's also a source box but they can write whatever they want in there without consequence ("I'm a doctor, I've been to the moon, I used to be the president etc. etc.") so it's effectively pointless. Other features include a points system which attempts to encourage activity by awarding points to level up like some terrible RPG. However once you reach Level 2 and can rate other answers, there's little point in going on.
I have been on yahoo answers for a few months now, and I have to say that it is really fun. I like to share my expertise about topics with people that are looking for answers. Yahoo answers has two types of people: Serious members and joksters. There are members on there that post valid questions, and then there are people that post ridiculous questions. The good thing is that people can report abuse to yahoo and hopefully get the jokseters under review. I answer a lot of questions under the "beer, wine, and spirits" category, and so many times you see dumb questions like, "how many beers to get drunk", or "am i drunk now?". Yahoo answers has over 20 categories that you can post to, including the world and environment, sports, pets, business and finance, dining out, and others. When joining yahoo answers, you start out as a level 1 member with 0 points. You acquire 1 point per day for logging in, 2 points per question you answer, and 10 points if your answer is chosen as "best answer". The more points you acqure, the higher your level gets and the more respected you are by the community. Your profile shows the number of questions you answered, and the % of best answer. Overall, yahoo answers is not only helpful, but fun. Some of the questions just make you laugh, and humor is always a good thing. I have gotten a lot of best answers, and it makes me happy when the asker responds "thanks for the advice, I'm going to try that out for sure!". It feels really good to help someone!
INTRODUCTION Yahoo! Answers is a free public Question & Answer site which boasts over 180 Million members from all over the world of all different demographics and is accessible in 12 different languages, the site has recently celebrated its fourth birthday and is still going strong. MY EXPERIENCE OF USING THE SITE I first discovered this Q&A service back in September 2007, on several different occasions of searching through google i would click on a link to find Yahoo! Answers to which i didn't take notice of at first, however one day my curiosity got the best of me... Immediately i was browsing the site and came across a question which stated their was a problem with the woman's speakers in her laptop and that they had tried everything, i knew something which possibly could help and a few days later i found out that i helped fix the problem and i felt so happy.. Now two years and four months later i am still using the site every now and again, posing questions to the community when i need an answer, i am almost just shy of receiving 5,000 Best answers which i am proud of as this is a lot of people that i have helped just by using a simple Q&A service. However my experience has not been all good as i am sure most users would agree, during January 2008 i received a spate of unjustified violations and unfortunately my account was suspended which happens all to often on the site, i have also had users impersonating me which is a tough job to get sorted out, many users have experienced these sorts of problems, i haven't had an issue in the past year though due to tightening up my profile & Q&A Network security. SIGN UP PROCESS The sign up process is fairly standard and should only take a few minutes to complete, you are required to enter a few personal details, your desired Yahoo! ID and password, information required for password recovery and finally the confirmation code. If you already own a Yahoo! ID then you should log in as usual and visit the Yahoo! Answers site. CATEGORIES The site has many different categories on the site, i believe almost anyone will be able to find a few categories in which they are knowledgeable and passionate about. Within the categories available there is also dozens of sub-categories so that questions are correctly placed and to make it easier for answerer to locate the exact areas in which they can provide high quality answers. Many of the categories are very enjoyable and rewarding to use, however i must point out that the Religion & Spirituality and Government & politics categories are far from friendly, and you are at high risk of account suspension in these categories, as heated debates are common and people report others for their views. Here is a category list: * Arts & Humanities * Beauty & Style * Business & Finance * Cars & Transportation * Computers & Internet * Consumer Electronics * Dining Out * Education & Reference * Entertainment & Music * Environment * Family & Relationships * Food & Drink * Games & Recreation * Health * Home & Garden * Local Businesses * News & Events * Pets * Politics & Government * Pregnancy & Parenting * Science & Mathematics * Social Science * Society & Culture * Sports * Travel * Yahoo! Products ASK Yahoo! Answers provides users with the opportunity to pose any question within the Y!A community guidelines to the Q&A community in order to gain answers, each question a user asks costs 5 points. ANSWER Yahoo! Answers community is people like you and me, members of the public who can also answer questions on the site in any of the categories in order to help someone with their problem. DISCOVER This section of the site is for resolved questions only, basically it is an archive which users can search to see if their question has already been asked by the community before or to find out a random interesting fact, its well worth visiting this section as it does provide some high quality content. POINTS & LEVELS Yahoo! Answers uses a points & levels system on the site which i am going to be explaining now: Points - when you first create an account you are given an initial 100 points, from there on you will have to contribute to the site in order to gain more points and subsequently move up the levels system. You gain points for certain actions, for example if you answer a question you will gain (+2 points), if you gain a best answer you will receive (+10) points, voting on an unresolved question will earn you (+1 point) etc In comparison there are a few actions which will deduct points from your account: Ask a question (-5 points), receive a violation (-10 points), delete an answer (-2 points) etc. Levels - The points you earn on the site are in order to raise through the levels system which gives you certain privileges which users on the lower levels do not have. I often see on the site new users asking the question of if the points are redeemable for prizes etc, and the answer to this question is no, the points are worthless apart from moving you through the level system unlocking you new privileges via reaching higher levels. The Point Boundaries for Levels: Level 7 - 25,000 - UNLIMITED Level 6 - 10,000 - 24,999 Points Level 5 - 5,000 - 9,999 Points Level 4 - 2,500 - 4,999 Points Level 3 - 1,000 - 2,499 Points Level 2 -249-999 Points Level 1 - 0-249 Points Level 0 - 0 Points (will only happen if you manage to deplete ALL of your points) TOP CONTRIBUTOR BADGE This badge is earned for contributing frequently in a category and gaining a high quantity of your answers as best answer, the exact formula is kept secret and is likely to change from time to time, users can earn up to 3 badges at a time in any of the categories on the site except polls & surveys + jokes & riddles. The badge is not permanent and if your contribution or best answer ratio in a category drops you will loose your badge, users do not have the choice to hide the badge either which has caused some users to leave the site as some users have stated they believe they are targeted unfairly by illegitimate reporters after gaining a badge TOP 10 ANSWERS Each category in each international version of Yahoo! Answers showcases the top 10 Answerers which goes on the amount of best answers the users have received, i personally have made it onto 6 of these and its a nice addition to the site as you feel you are really helping a lot of people. LEADER-BOARDS The site has Country/Global overall Point leaderboards + weekly point leaderboards, although the site promotes quality before quantity this shows the users who have amounted the most points, it is a good incentive to contribute frequently to the community if you are a competitive person and therefore strive for the top. IS THE CONTENT PROVIDED HIGH QUALITY? Now down to the question of does the site give high quality answers, as there is little point in using a Q&A service which is in no way going to be able to answer your question... As the site is for the general public's use it does mean that you will get both low quality Questions & Answers + spam and on rare occasions malware links posted in answers to trick the community (don't click on links your not sure of) It depends on the categories you are asking & answering in to be honest, some categories house a lot of intelligent users who are thorough and helpful in their answers, where as other categories are a blatant rut of trolls and low quality content. COMMUNITY MODERATION Yahoo! Answers is a community moderated site, what this means is that we the community have the right to report content in which we believe violate the community guidelines, in theory this should mean the site is cleaned up of low quality content, however in some circumstances users abuse these powers and report content illegitimately. ADVANTAGES OF USING THE SITE Yahoo! Answers is a great place to get answers in a matter of minutes in many different categories, help other people, interact with millions of members and feel knowledgeable. DISADVANTAGES OF USING THE SITE Accounts illegitimately deleted, poor customer service, trolling and some low quality content.
The point of this website is that you people ask questions and other people answer them. This site often appears near the top of Google if you search a question. Questions are normally answered and probably about half of the answers are useful. However some people write things like "I don`t know" and you just wonder what is the point! I think people earn points like on Ciao. They don`t really do anything but just show you are more helpful or experienced or whatever. I think you can`t ask a question if you don`t have enough points which means people answer uselessly just to get enough points to ask a question. You can also browse answered questions which is nice as sometimes they are useful and people have asked exactly the same as you. You have to have a yahoo account to ask and answer questions but this is free and really easy to set up. I think the idea of this website is actually pretty good and it is nice having a place to ask questions and hopefully get them answered. I think the main problem is the fact that some people post rubbish answers. Overall I like the concept of the site but think some users do sort of ruin it! 3/5 Good idea but some users make it worse. This review may appear on other websites under the names mariofan123 and ns1209. Thanks for reading!
I have had a yahoo account for as long as I can remember and came across Yahoo Answers a few years ago. It is a site where you can ask almost any question, obviously barring offensive/illegal questions, your question will then be published and any member who sees it can answer. You can then choose a 'Best answer' based on the responses. If you don't choose a best answer it will be taken to a vote, where other members can vote for the best answer. It is a sort of community as you can have 'friends' and send messages to people although this is something that I don't tend to take part in. When you log on and answer questions you can gain points. The points don't actually mean anything, they just give you extra status. On your profile page you can view asked and answered questions, there is also a little chart telling you what percentage of your answers were best answers. I regularly use Yahoo Answers, I find it extremely helpful as you can get quick responses on anything you may need to know, you can also find people's views on things you are wondering about or that are troubling you. You can ask on any subject, for advice, guidance or knowledge. People will give you their advice on any issues such as relationships, parenting, cooking, health and beauty, business and finance, and politics. You can also browse open questions for you to answer and can view closed questions that have already been answered. There are ltwo little pics under each answer, a thumbs up pic and a thumbs down one, you can rate answers by clicking on these and if any answer gets more than five thumbs down clicks then their answer will be hidden. You can learn a lot from visiting this site. Some people 'lighten the mood' by asking silly questions and jokes, and you will sometimes find complete idiots who give ridiculous, rude or unhelpful answers - but then you will find that on any website. If you find an answer that is offensive in anyway then you can report that person and they, and their comment, will be swiftly removed from the site. Overall - A great site than can be very useful for quick reference on any subject.
"*"*"*" My Thoughts on The Website "*"*"*" I never even knew that this website existed one particular day. It was a day when I was extremely bored and I was searching the internet in hope of finding something interesting. This of course was long before I ever discovered the wonderful Dooyoo and Ciao websites. I have spent many hours on this and gotten quite a few laughs from it as well. Some of the questions that I have seen on Yahoo Answers have obviously been asked purely for the fun of it but then! Then, there are also the types of questions that sound like ones that only a serial killer or a very creepy person would ask and I do worry that those sort of people live among us lol! I also have noticed with some of the genuine questions "the answer" is so obvious you wonder how the person can not have known it. I will give a example below of one of the questions that I have just found on the list. I have also included the funny and not so funny answers that it received. I knew straight away (as most people with even a ounce of common sense would do) that this was a joke. Although some of the people who answered do seem to be taking it seriously. See, the thing about yahoo answers is that ironically it is probably in certain situations "the worst" place you could go if you actually want a answer. Why? Well, where do I begin? When someone has a medical problem they ask for people's advice on this and half of the people have no idea what they are talking about. In fact some even give what I have observed to be quite risky or dangerous answers to people. Who, should really be getting advice by doctors! The other reason is that this site is full of people who are just there for the fun of it or to be jerks. If you actually want a decent answer to a question you can get it and pretty quickly too but you can be sure that in among it there will be a list of nonsense, useless answers as well. Sometimes you will get only one answer and it will be a crap one that has nothing to do with the question you have just asked. Something you see a lot on this is silly people posting up links with photos of themselves attached and asking to be rated or asking if they look good. This is something I dislike to see, I have seen so many of these questions on the answers list . There was one day when curiosity got the better of me and I clicked into one of their questions. I wanted to see how people answer to them and my suspicions were confirmed. I always thought that they would be bullied through this and that if they asked such questions. That there would be people who would leave nasty comments and I was right, they do! I felt angry when I looked and saw some of the cruel answers that the guy had received because the people who answered were just going out of their way to be mean. I have always thought that the saying "if you cant say something good say nothing at all" is a good one to go by but I also think that these people could save themselves the stick by not asking those type of questions in the first place. The internet is no place to look for approval and it is a wired up place at times. I think Yahoo Answers should have a way of stopping these questions being asked because I think the answers have potential to be harmful for some of the people who receive them. I still think after reading the newspaper a while ago and reading about a town where lots of young people were committing suicide that things like this could well have been to blame. But, I would not for one second say that it is just Yahoo Answers because social networks and basically anything that allows for this to happen are just as bad. If you can take the light hearted approach with this site it can be a very fun one to use. There is a limit of questions that you can ask each day and I was rather unimpressed with that because I had just joined at the time. I was sending out question after question and I was enjoying getting lots of answers pinged back. I think it was when I got to my ninth or tenth question that it said I had reached the limit for that day and I couldn't send anymore. I believe it would be better if there was no limit. This is a great site if you have spare time and I find when I use it that I only intend to look at a few questions and end up there hours. Sometimes you will notice that people have not paid even the slightest bit of attention to the question that they are answering. I just saw one were a vegetarian was asking for good fillings for a baked potato and lots of non-vegetarians answered bacon, prawns and tuna lol! Having just laughed hysterically at the thought of that (I am easily amused lol!) I just realized why I like this website so much. "*"*"*" A Question on Yahoo Answers "*"*"*" Why did my girlfriend get so upset that I had sex with her twin? I mean they look a like and her sister sure knew what to do. So, I figured those little details wouldnt matter. Its not like I was saying a big F you and sleeping with someone hotter! "*"*"*" The Answers It Got "*"*"*" * Answer 1 - i don't know either, you did nothing wrong * Answer 2 - uhhh hello its like you cheated on her!!! DUHHH!!! and well with her own sister.. thats is just sad.. it doesnt matter if you are not doing it with someone hotter.. someone else besides her PERIOD! is unacceptable!! you wouldn't want her to sleep with someone else! * Answer 3 - troll! * Answer 4 - Shes probably just upset that she didn't get to join in ;) ha-ha. * Answer 5 - because you slept with her sister duh! * Answer 6 - You pretty much did. She feels dissed, like she's no better than her sister. The fact that her sister had sex with her sisters boyfriend makes her a sort of slut. * Answer 7 - women! what is the problem? you should have said "OMG! i thought it was you!" * Answer 8 - I supposed you Wouldn't be Upset, if you found out that She Slept with your Brother!! * Answer 9 - I know you think you're going to get away with this excuse by trying to convince me that you thought my younger sister was my twin...and while i appreciate the attempt at flattery, everyone this side of the mississippi knows that my sister was the gymnast, not me. You should have known that i would be upset that you slept with someone who can do that little trick with her ankles behind her ears that you have always wanted. and please, don't try and convince me that you thought it was me...you know my blonde streaks are so much more natural than that ******'s. especially the ones i had done to the carpet. "*"*"*" Design "*"*"* Yahoo Answers is a nicely designed site and it is very easy to find your way around it. The colouring scheme used is mainly green, white, purple and black. At the top of the page you will see three clickable options. These are Ask, Answer and Discover. You can use an avatar or alternatively a picture of yourself. The avatar can be something random that you choose or you can use Yahoo Answers to make one. "*"*"*" The Answers Section "*"*"*" This is the part that you go to if you want to answer peoples questions. There is all types of topics here. I think there is good and bad things about this section. Sometimes the bad things can be the good things and vice versa. One example of this is the silly answers.These can be good if you are looking at a question and you see them because they make you laugh. But then if it is your question and all you have is a stupid answer that "in no way" relates to what you asked then it can be irritating. I have found that the answers really can be of help to some people. That is regardless of whether their question is about something that you would consider to be off great importance or one you might think to be not . The sections available are all listed below. When you answer the questions you can also earn points. If you give the best answer you get ten points. You automatically get 2 points for every one that you answer and you get 1 point if someone votes for your answer. There is many who get irritated by the fact that they give their best answer and the asker never picks the best one. That meaning that they do not get the points they wanted for their efforts. You also get the option of viewing the questions all English or US only. * Arts & Humanities * Beauty & Style * Business & Finance * Cars & Transportation * Computers & Internet * Consumer Electronics * Dining Out * Education & Reference * Entertainment & Music * Environment * Family & Relationships * Food & Drink * Games & Recreation * Health * Home & Garden * Local Businesses * News & Events * Pets * Politics & Government * Pregnancy & Parenting * Science & Mathematics * Social Science * Society & Culture * Sports * Travel * Yahoo! Products "*"*"*" The Ask Section "*"*"*" This is the section that you can use if you want to ask a question yourself. To do this you just click in to it and you will see two parts. One says what do you want to ask? And the other gives you the option of adding more information. Once you have decided on your question just click continue. I found one thing yesterday disguised as a question and when I clicked in it was actually some moonbeam ranting about the devil. Lol! "*"*"*" The Discover Section "*"*"*" This section is titled the world at your fingertips and it is full of answers to things you may want to know. In this part the questions are already resolved and you can use it to learn new things. This is not one I use very often because I prefer to use the answers and questions sections instead. "*"*"*" Answers Blog "*"*"*" In this part of the website you will find that there is a blog for every single country. Ordinarily I like blogs but I have to say I really do not find this one to be very interesting but that is just me. The topic at the minute is "ask Mike" and Mike is discussing Duct Tape. He speaks of his uses for it and his search for the person who invented it. I found this - (Duct Tape is the Force: It's light on one side, dark on the other, and it binds the galaxy together) to be the most amusing thing on it and it was written in the comment section by someone who then went on to say "I have extensive knowledge of the force." "*"*"* Your Yahoo Answers Profile "*"*"*" When you are on your profile you will see your stats in the "my stats" section. These show two bars one is for your best answers and the other for your usual ones. These grow in length and percentage as you answer more questions. There is also a option to invite people to your network and you will have a "activity summary." In your activity summary you will see a round up of your total points, points for that week and how many points you will require until you reach the next level. You will be able to see the exact number of questions you have asked and answered as well. Near to the bottom of the page there is four options these are - my answers, my questions, my starred questions and my watchlist. Your watchlist works similar to watching a item on eBay. The only difference being that you are watching a question and the answers that it receives instead. You can also view your contacts, blocked contacts and fans here too. "*"*"*" Sign Up "*"*"*" Signing up to this site is very straightforward and not unlike most other websites. All you need to do is enter your usual details, name, address, country, postcode etc and create your own yahoo ID. This can be anything followed by either yahoo.com, ymail.com or rocketmail.com. "*"*"*" Conclusion "*"*"*" This is a brilliant website if used properly it can be amusing and educational as well because you can learn new things. I like that you can help others with your answers and that is more incentive for me to use it. I do recommend this website and I think that due to its huge amount of category's that you can answer or ask about. That there will be something for everyone! I am giving it four stars I removed one because I have seen a few things on it that I do not like and too many people break the rules of the site. Although, saying that there rules are very clear and easy to understand. So it is more a problem of the particular users of the site than yahoo answers itself.
This site works like a forum where people can ask pretty much any question (as long as it is not offensive) and then the forum users pool their knowledge together to answer your question. The qustions are divided into categories. For example you can look up answers to relationship questions, food and drink questions, engineering questions, tourism questions, and even offer pupils help with their homework and coursework. The one small irritation about the site is that often people will repeat their questions if they do not get the answer they want. This is most common in the family and relationships category. So if you are answering questions in this category - beware that you might find it slightly frustrating at times. There are, of course, a few users that spoil it for others and use the forums as a means to vent their offensive opinions and general hatred. But these usually get reported to the administrators quickly and the accounts deleted. By answering questions you can earn points. They don't count for anything on the sit like here on DooYoo - you won't be making money. But you are helping people by offerring your advice and answering their questions. It is a helpful site generally, and has a broad range of people on there to get different perspectives.
I have used yahoo answers regularly for a couple of years now and find it a good source to find quick, simple and straight to the point answers to questions in a number of different catagories. The large community of people using yahoo answers ensures that you get honest opinions, helpful answers and general help from people with experience. Yahoo answers runs on a points system which gives 2 points for answering a question, 1 point for logging in daily and 10 points for having your answer selected as best answer by the asker. People in the community can rate eachothers answers by awarding a thumbs up or thumbs down. With a number of catagories to choose from there is most likely a section in which anyone can help out and give their advice to others. Whether you need homework help, an opinion on an outfit, the community at yahoo answers are there to help. Overall a useful resource which has many uses.
Yahoo! Answers is an addictive feature within the Yahoo universe for those who have registered with an email address there. Its a public forum where you ask questions in almost every category possible - from dating advice to hardware set up issues and beyond. Around holidays and vacation periods you'll notice there's a lot of spammers and flamers - pre-teen idiots with nothing better to do with their lives than post stupidness on the internet but overall you're dealing with people who can genuinely help you. People who have past experiences can assist you in whatever it is you're asking about. They can also provide sources for their information and link you to places that can help you find an answer to your dilemma. One cool feature is that the person who posts a question can later select the the user who gives the best answer. Yahoo! Answers has a points system where you earn points for signing in, answering questions, & getting voted as the best answer. You lose points when you ask questions, but that's just to ensure you don't spam early on just for a high score. See those points go into leveling up your rank which then gives you the ability to ask and answer more questions. It can get really addicting. Sometimes I would just go on to ask a question and I'd see someone else's question.. then next thing I know I'm on for an hour posting help to like 40 other people. So outside of a few bad eggs and weirdos posting just bizarre things, its good overall and a great way for people to help one another through the internet. Need to do a good deed for the day? Go on Yahoo! Answers and help someone!
Yahoo answers is a very good site if you have questions about ANYTHING that you can't find the answer to, or you are to embarrassed to ask someone in person. I am a regular user of yahoo answers, i like to answer peoples questions which helps them and gives me a very nice feeling that i know i have helped someone out. Yahoo answers does not reward you cash or voucher for answering questions but they do have a point system where you get 2 points for every question you answer and a further 10 points if your answer has been chosen "best answer" once you reach a certain amount of points in your account you level up which means you get more respect and you can get on the leader board for accounts with most points. I love yahoo answers and i recommend anyone to sign up its a very useful and fun website.
I use this site regularly. Its a really quick and easy way to find answers to your questions and get HONEST opinions, and believe me these people aren't known for holding back. In the same way, it can be used to get your opinions voiced, which can be a lot of fun taking short surveys etc other members have created, or you get involved in more serious debates. The incentive is based on a points system only (2 points awarded for answering another member's question, 10 points if your answer is chosen as the best answer either chosen directly by the asker or by members votes, and costs you 5 points if you ask a question). As the number of points you earn increases, you move up levels. Each level has a limit as to the number of questions you are eligible to answer, ask, rate and vote on which increases as you move up the levels. Members are also able to rate each others answers by putting either a thumbs up or thumbs down vote to their answer and are anonymous. Every thumbs up vote you receive earns you an additional point, but does not count towards the overall best answer. Although there is no real reward involved, it's highly addictive once you start answering those questions. It is also possible to speak to other members via email or IM if you as the member choose to allow it, and become 'fans' based on their answers. Of course there are some members who don't take the site very seriously, and deliberately post unhelpful answers, but I have found that the vast majority of people are genuine and are helpful in their responses.
Yahoo! Answers (or Y!A for short) is a question and answer based website where you can get answers to almost any question, providing that it doesnt break any of the rules or terms and conditions. The majority of the members there are extremely helpful and you can almost always get an aswer to whatever question you ask which is very useful. Of course there are the usual people there who don't give sensible answers and are generally rude but the report button comes in very handy where these people are concerned. You can earn points there by answering other peoples' questions and then use these points to ask your own questions. Each question answered is worht 2 points and every question asked loses you 5 points. However, if your asnwer is chosen as best answer for the question, you get 10 points. If you choose a best answer for your question you get 3 points. You start with 100 points for verifying your email address and you also get 1 point every day that you log in.
Yahoo Answers is a part of the Yahoo network, and is quite a handy tool to have, especially if that niggling question is settling on your Brain, yet you cant find the real answer to it. The userface is friendly, and you must have a Yahoo Account for full access. Firstly, you are greeted with a box, that asks you to search for your question with the relevant words. I usually just skip the search, because it normally presents you with links to sponsored websites and a good few pages of Questions. So, just type your Q. in the box, and click post question. This will allow you to add more detail to the question, and put it in a category, which is required. Once youve got that done, click submit, and youll see your Q. Now you just wait for someone to answer. In the mean time, why not answer a few questions? Up the top, those boxes are still there, but the middle one says 'Answers.' Click it, and select a Question or a category, and give your answers. 'But why do that?' You might ask... Well, Yahoo operates with a Points system. Asking a Q. takes 5 off you, but visiting the site daily, answering questions, being picked as the best answer to the question and other things contribute to your Point balance, which accumilate to Level-Ups. Normally, it can take 30 Seconds to 30 Hours for someone to respond, if they ever do. The one problem with that site, is that some people just post random rubbish as a way to manipulate the points system, which is wrong. Yahoo dont moderate all the questions, though, so this was inevitable. You can report them, though. Be sure to go back and select the best answer before the third day of you asking the question. This lets you select someones answer as the best, and help others find what they are searching for. And you will get points for doing this also. And the ultimate bonus? Your Q. will be available on Google, if you search. This is because Yahoo gets so many hits, Google sees it as one of the first things to search. Ive got a lot of answers to questions I have wondered about from this site, and thoroughly recommend it at the top of your Bookmarks.
I first joined up with UK Yahoo answers around a year ago. I'd been researching some info all over the internet and had thus far had no joy. It occurred to me then that I should give yahoo answers a try. I have read some of the other reviews on here about how useless Answers is, but in my opinion, I got very thoughtful responses to the questions I asked. I even got an expert in the field who answered my question brilliantly! It goes without saying I was really pleased. I also found it quite satisfying being able to answer other people's question and came across questions that had been asked in real faith to get some help, and always found that my answers were appreciated. Of course, if you do ask meaningless questions such as how 'to put on your socks' you will get a meaningless and no doubt very silly responses. My point is, if you use it seriously and with thought, there is a high chance you will get the same back. It's free to join and you can ask questions straight away. Answers works on a points system. You get a certain number of points when you sign up, points are deducted for every question you ask, but you are awarded points for every question you answer.