Is there a rule against posting irrelevant information in answers to questions on WikiAnswers?
If a member was spamming questions with irrelevant information, completely off-topic, they can expect to face consequences. However, if the information is somewhat relevant to the question being asked, it is fine.
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Answer . You see them right under your question.
Date & Timestamp . Actually, WikiAnswers does post the date and time of questions and answers, but it is somewhat hidden from first view. To see the date and time the quest…ion was asked or to see the date and time of each individual addition to its answer, simply click on the link "History of Changes" to the left of your screen in the blue toolbar under "Question Tools." The History of Changes displays all changes made to a Q&A along with the user (or IP user if unregistered) who made the change, what the change was, and when it was made. Hopefully, this date and timestamp will be visible on the Q&A page when loaded sometime in the future.
Deleting Answers . That depends on a few things. Answers should not typically be removed from questions. Answers that are candidate for removal are those that are off…ensive or inflammatory; does not answer the question; are debates or discussions (should be placed in that question's discussion pages instead); or are so nonsensical that they cannot be salvaged into something that makes sense with the question. So, basically, yes, answers that are completely irrelevant to the question would generally be removed. However, that's not to go without saying that it is perfectly fine to expand within the answer relevant topics that may be of interest to the question. For example: The question asks, "When is the next leap year?" The answer would be "In the year 2012." That answer alone completely answers the question. However, someone may add, "Leap year occurs every four years to make up for the extra 1/4 of a day in which Earth actually completes a revolution around the sun, but is not counted each year on our calendars." This portion of the answer is also great for the question, because it gives the reader a little more information about the question (how often it happens and why), and would be considered relevant. Extraneous information is not a bad thing here, as long as the question is properly addressed and noticeable. Now, for opinionated questions, such as those commonly found in the Religion categories, answer removal is restricted even more so. It is not okay to remove someone's answer just because you don't agree with it or find it to be wrong according to what you believe in. It is perfectly fine to provide within an answer, two sides (or 3 - a Pro/For, Con/Against, Middle) provided the answers address the question and do not stray into discussion or debates.
Why doesn't WikiAnswers let you post explanatory details about your question like Yahoo Answers does?
You can post explanatory details on WikiAnswers. After having asked the question, click on the 'Discussion' tab to the right side of the page under the question. There, you ca…n write any details you would like to explain further for your question.
Yes, If you make a question on WikiAnswers you should get an email, about someone answering your question. It is called Watch or Updates at anytime you can unwatch it or cance…l the updates.
All of your contributions are recorded. If you are a registered user, this is in a list under the 'My Contributions' link, in the big blue box to the left. To receive an indiv…idual update when it is changed or edited in any way, mark 'Get Updates' in the same box, or on the main answer page. To check any questions you have been to, simply retype the question - ask it again. To see what has been done recently to your checked questions, go to 'My Watchlist'.
when you post a question , you click onto "updates" then when some one answers it you will be notified in your email
That depends on what information is needed. If you can give ageneral answer, but need more specifics to narrow it down, thenoffer what you can. If there are a few different op…tions, then givethe options. If the question is completely unanswerable because it lacks someessential bit of information, then flag it, or write to support @answers.com, and we will take care of it for you.
You click on the question, then click "answer it!", type in your answer, and then click "save".
Anyone with a question that has access to WikiAnswers. question: i cant post a question on wiki.. help me out. how to do it.??
For a question to have enough information to be answered, the asker can't just assume someone knows what they mean. Be very specific. If you are asking about a specific person…, place, or thing, use the name, and not the pronoun. X = What books did she write? â = What books did JK Rowling write? When the word "she" was used, no one knew who the asker was talking about. X = How much money does he make a year? â = How much money does Donald Trump make a year? Same thing here. No one could just guess at who "he" is. X=How do you open the hood? â = How do you open the hood on a 2007 Ford Ranger? Every car is different. People need to know which type you are talking about. X = What is it all about? â = What is the play Potted Potter about? Again, no one would know what "it" is.
The answers are sourced from members of the public. If the answers are irrelevant, then there may be a few reasons why this occurs. . The question is irrelevant. People do …ask daft questions sometimes. Sometimes people answer back with daft answers. It happens! . The question is badly formed and unanswerable. Spelling mistakes happen especially if you're not using your native tongue. . The question cannot be answered e.g How many grains of sand are there? . The answer has been vandalised. Fear not, ferocious humans patrol this site who's task it is to deal with pests. . The answer is actually a joke or making fun of the question. Humour in moderate quantities is welcome, just sometimes people over do it. Of course if you don't like the answers given you could always add your own..correct one.
It is not particularly against the rules unless you are doing it deliberately as a form of vandalism. Instead, you should edit the questions if they were asked wrong or flag t…he answer if it is abusive or doesn't answer the question. You could also go to the talk page and clarify your intent if the answers you get are not applicable to why you are asking. You can even contact the contributors if you don't like their answers, as long as you keep it civil. There are site vandals who keep posting many similar nonsense questions. The most notorious one is known by supervisors as the "Object Vandal" because all of their initial questions contained the word "object." The questions are clearly nonsense and are all very similar to one another. This type of activity is against the rules.
Write a short question that mentions the subject matter, and thenuse the Discuss feature to clarify and add further information.
No, people that make a post on another's message board has nothing to do with the rules. Some people do this when sharing emails for example, they give them the email and the …immediately delete the message from the other's message board. A bit more: While the practice of deleting messages is not officially against the rules, it is discouraged because of its disruptive nature. Of course, as the above answer states, it is perfectly fine to delete a message from another person's message board if they have asked you to do so after reading the personal information, or have given you permission to do so. There are also some who will post angry or inappropriate content on another person's message board, then delete it, knowing the intended recipient will have seen it by then. This is not allowed, and the subject of such messages are contrary to guidelines on community behavior, and can result in an official warning or even being blocked from the site.
As a former supervisor - you should already know the answer to that!... Additionally - you should also be aware of the 'penalties' forviolating the Terms of Service'. Remember… - no-one is above the lawhere.