What are alternates on WikiAnswers?
"Alternates" or "alternate wordings" are other ways of phrasing the same exact question on WikiAnswers. When an alternate wording is asked on the site, it redirects you to the primary wording of that question. If an alternate wording is mismatched with a primary wording from which it differs, we should "split" it out into a separate question.
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WikiAnswers WikiAnswers is a cooperatively grown database of questions and answers from visitors like you. It is one way that Answers.com brings you answers about anything. WikiAnswers is a platform that facilitates the answering of questions as well as allowing anyone to sign up and answer the… questions of others. If you show exceptional skill, you might be recommended to be a supervisor, which allows you to have extra functionality for keeping the site organized. Answers.com's WikiAnswers is your question and answer site. WikiAnswers represents a Community effort to provide a knowledge database and a forum for asking and answering questions across a broad range of topics. The answers to the questions asked could quite possibly be searched and recovered from the web and from other sources, but the WikiAnswers idea is to create a "homegrown" locus where specific information can be searched and supplied in a "quick and easy" format. An underlying idea behind the Wiki is that the Community mind more effective at problem solving and providing answers than the individual mind; we can do more and do it better as a group than an individual or even a group of individuals can acting independently. No one person knows as much as all of us put together. Another concept worth considering is that there are a number of "resident experts" here with decades of specific experience. The hints and kinks of, say, car repairs or of residential electrical troubleshooting can be illuminated by someone of that stripe. And, believe it or not, they're here. People from all walks of life who have been "up close and personal" with, say, a relationship issue or a household cleaning problem share what they've learned. You can't buy that anywhere. And it's free here! If this prompts you to use WikiAnswers, great. If it inspires you to become a Contributor here, then even better! We can honestly use the help of all Contributors (those vandals who wish to trash the Boards aside). Each of us has knowledge, skill and experience that will allow the answering or improvement of replies to the many questions in the WikiAnswers data base. And we have specific areas (Categories) where each of us has a professional or personal interest. Hobbies and pastimes are well represented. There is a lot of homework help here, too. If you're still seeking answers, you're in the right place. Look through the postings to the underlying ideas and know that WikiAnswers is here for you , personally. It is for you that the Boards exist. They await your question. They provide space for your knowledge and experience. They connect people with information; connect you to others of a like mind. The door is open, open to you. Why not drop in? (MORE)
Question Alternates . Alternate wordings enable a question to be found.. When you ask a question with the Ask bar at the top of this page, using the exact wording of a question or any of its alternates will send you directly to the question page.. For example, "Why is it important to add alte…rnative wordings to questions?" is an alternate of this question. If you anyone asks that, they'll find this page immediately.. Also, the keywords in alternate wordings have just as much value as the keywords in the primary wording of the question. Therefore, if someone searches for "alternative wordings" they're just as likely to find this question as if they searched for "alternate wordings.". (MORE)
The alternator is the device in a vehicle's engine compartment that generates electricity. It is commonly found bolted to the engine block and driven by the belt assembly.
An alternator is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to alternating currant electrical energy.
The alternator generates power to run the car and charge thebattery. An alternator in a vehicle generates Alternate Current (AC) insteadof Direct Current (DC) electricity to power the vehicle.
It helps you answer questions you don't understand or need an answer to, but when people posted stupid questions and/or answers, then they are trying to make this website look bad. Like a contributor who is extremely rude had just answered this question by saying that this website is for stupid peop…le who believe in nerds, and that a few Japanese guys had told him to get off this website. If anyone deleded this just because they wanted to make another useless answer, I suggesst them not to. But if you deleded this because you can make a better answer, go ahead. (MORE)
WikiAnswers is the name of this site. The people who write theanswers are everyone. Anyone can ask a question and anyone cananswer one, so we're all helping each other in the community.
It provides answers , in the form of a wiki (a website which can be edited by members of the public).
You're on WikiAnswers right now! But if you want to come back here after exiting, just open up your internet browser and type in " http://www.wiki.answers.com/ " or just simply "wikianswers.com". It is a great Q&A website to use, if you don't mind the questions being asked and answered by a communit…y... (MORE)
While other questions and answers websites exist WikiAnswers is the best by offering the Wiki platform for people to share and collaborate their knowledge. WikiAnswers is different from other sites where each answer stands alone and you can't get to one comprehensive answer. Another thing that make …WikiAnswers best is that it offers alternate wordings to each question reducing the possibility of duplicate questions asking the same thing, and then offering people to work on one question with one best answer. See the link below for a list. (MORE)
That is up for you to decide. It can help you with homework and you can meet people here. WikiAnswers can be a very reliable website when people use it the correct way. for me: i think its apersonal qu. Advantages: Gets you anwers fast with out having o scam through google can talk to people learn …more stuff... so on Disandvcantages: not everything is true anyone ca write anthing can use this site i ur bibliography..LOL!! thanks if you have any qu AT ALL pls ask Me(yaiyenti12) PS: plz if you think my answer is good give me trust points im trying to earn some!! :) (MORE)
Well, wikianswers is a great way to get your question out...and your answer back in. You ask a question, a wikianswers contributer answers it, and you move on! It's great, isn't it? yes very great. it can help you with math all the way to boyfriend problems. any thing you need to ask wiki feel f…ree! :) (MORE)
It is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy on a car. It works by:the alternator creates an electric field by spinning a magnetic rotor with direct current inside stator windings. an ac voltage is developed and rectified dc. this voltage is compared to the battery voltage and… determines the current through the rotor. if the battery voltage is lower than the alternator voltage, more current through the rotor increases the magnetic field and creates a larger alternator voltage. if the battery voltage is higher, less current through the rotor decreases the alternator voltage. (MORE)
An alternate specialist is a person who fixing the alternates getting rid of any alternates that are incorrect and obscene or inflamatory by doing this they get rid of vandalism and help out the sites functionality
Merging questions completely combines two questions together, this includes Related Links for both the questions, and alternate wordings, and is only done when two differently worded questions can have the exact same answer, adding alternate wordings to a question simply adds to a list of different …ways to word that same exact question. (MORE)
At WikiAnswers, we invite you to ask any question you like, and we invite you to answer any question you can. While there are answers that are far from satisfactory here at WikiAnswers, there are also high quality answers posted by contributors in the community. As with the user-edited content… of WikiPedia, you should not use WikiAnswers as your only source for information. It is intended to provide helpful insight as part of any inquiry or research. Wikianswers answers everything (MORE)
First, you don't want to get rid of the 'Edit Alternates' button on WikiAnswers. However, if you are asking how to get rid of the alternates of a questions that do not belong, simply click the check mark box (once you clicked the 'Edit Alternates' link) for all alternate wordings that do not apply t…o the main question, then go up to the top and select 'Split'. Do not remove any alternate wordings that are a reworded form of the main question or are basically asking the same thing as the question. (MORE)
Through 2010, there were "Catch All Questions" that had tens of thousands of alternates. But these were broken up and now exist as categories instead. As alternates are just rephrasings or misspellings of the same question, the number of alternates will be higher where there are 1) many ways to phr…ase the question, 2) many synonyms for the words in a question, and/or 3) many ways to misspell the words in a question. Anything more than a few dozen will usually mean some of the alternates are there by mistake. However, due to the large number of askers, games questions can accumulate many alternates. To see two examples of how spelling contributes to the growth of alternates, see the two "Poptropica" in the related questions below. (MORE)
You have alternatives when there is more than one possibility and you can choose between at least two things.
This is an easy answer. The alternator is hooked (through wires blue and black) to the battery. So every time you start an engine the alternator kicks on and charges the battery. That's practically how it works. To add a bit to the above- an alternator produces an alternating electrical curre…nt (unlike a generator, which produces a direct current- DC vs AC) On modern cars, the alternator produces the current used to charge the battery, and operate electrical equipment on the car, such as lights, wipers, radio, etc. (MORE)
WikiAnswers is a supported program which answers the questionsraised by common people. it is a user friendly in interface whichbrings ideal minds to work. It is a non-profit organization helpingmillions of people across the globe.
The devices that develop electric power are a generator (for direct current), or an alternator (alternating current). In a car, an alternator is used, with a rectifier, because of size and weight considerations.
The alternates come in like avalanches. What we need most are well thought-out answers and some help organizing (moving questions to their appropriate categories and splitting out alternates that are attached to the wrong question). You can volunteer by contacting the supervisor of your favorite cat…egory or checking in on the WikiAnswers forum for more information. (MORE)
No, there is currently no way to directly move an alternate to the Related Questions section of the answer. If the alternate is not the same as the question (just another way to word it), please split it off and then add it as a Related Question if necessary.
What is the best way to merge two questions on WikiAnswers when one of the answers is well researched but the other is so bad that it should be deleted and its question made into an alternate?
Send it to a supervisor. He would be able to revert the wrong answer and add it as an alternate to the correct answer.
An "alternate" is another phrasing of the question, or the same question with spelling mistakes. These are "merged" into another question, so that if someone asks the question with one spelling or phrasing, they will be shown the main question and answer.
Yes, this is WikiAnswers, also known as WA. You have just discovered the best Q&A site on the web. Congratulations! The question that you are currently reading is at WikiAnswers . com. This is WikiAnswers. And to get a better idea of what the homepage is simply type in Wikianswers . com with no …spaces around the period while another option to get to the homepage is to click on the WikiAnswers . com link toward the top right hand part of your screen and select Home Page from the drop down menu. Hello, this is another contributor and welcome to WikiAnswers .You can also join WikiAnswers but, first let me tell you about it. Here at Wikianswers.com you can ask questions and get answers from other contributor .Now just giving you a heads up, there will be a couple contributors that might answer "I don't know." or "I am not telling you :)." or something rude or anything that is unacceptable, it will be OK because if you join now you can report them and get more advantages . Well, my last remarks are hope you have all the help you need on WikiAnswers . Thank You For Joining. (MORE)
How irritating it is on WikiAnswers when they ask for confirmation on an alternate question and then you have to confirm the same question again before you get the answer?
Just to make sure that the question that is being added as an alternate is the same question as the primary. Would you want the answer to a completely different question than the one you searched for? It also helps to try to keep questions in one place.
Alternate wordings are different ways of writing a question. An example is: "What are alternate wordings?" and "What is an alternate wording?". Both questions are trying to ask the same thing, so when two like questions are merged together, one becomes an alternate wording, so when someone types i…n that different wording in the ask bar, they will get redirected to the actual, grammatically correct question. (MORE)
Anti-Contributing to WikiAnswers To add an alternate to a question without counting it as a contribution point, then ask a question on WikiAnswers. Before you officially submit the question, you can edit it. After you edit and submit it, your pre-edited question will be one of its alternates.
What You Can Do on WikiAnswers You can do plenty on WikiAnswers. Our users share their descriptions: . You can become a Supervisor of your favorite category, participate in contests, and many other activities. . If you are a Supervisor you can join the Vandal Patrol. . If you ar…e a member, you can answer and edit questions, edit categories, edit alternates, add to discussion pages, and add related links and questions. . Join the Community forum and meet other contributors. . If you are not a member, you can still answer questions and recategorize questions. . Answer questions, ask questions, meet new people. If you are a member, you can tell people about yourself on your Answers.com profile. (Check out the Related links for more information. You are also invited to look through our Help center - the link is in the blue bar to the left, under Site tools - for loads of information about the site.) It's a place where people ask questions - and post answers to the many questions already here. Many people stick to just one category, others (like myself) wander through the many different topics and answer questions that interest them. (MORE)
You can recommend the question, post the question and answer on your profile and/or message board, and share it with a social networking site such as Facebook.
a pile of what? this isn't a complete sentence so nobody is able to answer it correctly because we have no clue what you're talking about.
There will be a phrase that says this question has not been answered yet then click on answer this question that will be under that phrase
Alternates are so that there is one answer for a question, regardless of the wording of which it is asked with. For example, the question 'What color is the sky' can also be asked as 'What is the sky's color'. It's the same question meaning, but with different wording. With alternates, all the diffe…rent wordings are collected into one group, and a primary wording is chosen that is the same as all of the questions and has correct spelling/grammar. Then, when another user asks the question, no matter what wording they use, they will always arrive at the same answer. (MORE)
The Hierarchy of WikiAnswers is as follows: . Senior Community Manager . Community Manager . Community Coordinator . Community Assistant and /Community Advisor Dispute Resolution . Senior Supervisor . Category/Floating Supervisor . SPAs and Members
First Answer - No No; the answers, true or not, are directly added to the site. There isn't much reliable information. It could be a help, but some answers are jokes, and you will not find many deep or hard items. Second Answer - Yes! Yes! Answers.com|WikiAnswers is a valid alternative to Wik…ipedia, and is just as reliable. Both sites are wikis, which means users add and edit content on the site. Because users build both sites, both sites experience some un intentional posting of information that is false or inaccurate, as well a very few users who intentionally post nonsense, false information, spam, and do harm to the site in other ways. What many may not realize is that both sites have dedicated members who monitor the site to remove and correct false and inaccurate information. They also remove vandalism (harmful posts like spam, nonsense, etc.) and warn and block those who continuously add poor answers or do harm to the site. Both sites are full of important information about technology, science, health, history, sports, education, and other topics. Answers.com|WikiAnswers goes beyond the deep, scholarly topics to include relationships and other, more personal topics. They also have a Humor and Amusement Corner, which includes a Jokes and Riddles section! Though not mentioned in the question, Answers.com|ReferenceAnswers is also an alternative to Wikipedia. (MORE)
On the left toolbar, click on 'Edit Alternates' under the 'Question tools'. At the bottom of the page, under 'Add new alternate wordings', type in the question reworded. Also, alternate wordings are created by saying a question is the same as another when asking a new question.
50,000 is about the maximum alternates any question can hold, we once had a few questions that we called catch all's, and any bad or inappropriate questions were added as an alternate to the primary catch all Q, we started to experience problems once a catch all held 50,000 alternates, so we have a …new system of catch all's now. Regular questions are extremely unlikely to get such a large number of alternates asking exactly the same question so this should not present any problems on site. (MORE)
If the alternate wording is "Is Casting Crowns a Christian band?" for the question "Who is the drummer of Casting Crowns?" They need to be split because they are two different questions.
A second answer, perfectly proper, to a question. "is light a wave?". Well, "yes". But also, "yes and no". It implies that the question needs refining.
You cannot delete an alternate. However, for ones with bad spelling, grammar, etc., you can add them to the "Bad spelling/grammar" tier. If you are talking about "splitting questions," making the alternate a question because it isn't asking the same thing as the question, then when you are signed… in and at the question, on the left side of the screen click "Edit altrenates." Then "split question" (after you find it) (MORE)
When you're asking a question on WikiAnswers and click on one of the questions on the list why doesn't your former question add as an alternate to the question you choose anymore?
This was done to reduce the amount of alternates being incorrectly added to questions as well as reduce the amount of badly spelled or grammatically incorrect alternates. You can still add an alternate to a question by clicking 'edit alternates' and filling in the information to add an alternate fou…nd at the bottom of the page. (MORE)
What should you do if a question asks for alternatives for accessing a blocked website in school on WikiAnswers?
Put it in the "Bypassing Blocked Websites" category. For Supervisors, just trash it (to the mentioned category).
When one question is merged into another on WikiAnswers what happens to the alternates of the existing question?
When merging a question with alternates into another question, the alternates of the merged question are merged into the alternates of the primary question.
Chris Whitten, the founder of WikiAnswers (then FAQ Farm), stillcontributes on WikiAnswers. He sold the name WikiAnswers to focuson Answers. He is still the founder and still works day to day onthis site.
The Unofficial Alternate Assistants Group Alternate Assistants is an unofficial group here on Answers.com who work to sort alternates out across the site, to help get people directly to the question they asked. Once joined, a member will receive a simple guide on how to sort alternates, as well… as their first small task. The tasks are short, and don't take long to complete. Sometimes a member may be given different tasks such as categorising and editing questions. How do I become one? . To join this unofficial program, simply leave a message on Tom Bomb's message board and I will get back to you as quick as I can. There is a related link to Tom's profile at the bottom of this question. All I ask of you, is that you have not been blocked in the past, and you respect the community here on Answers.com. Is there any rush to complete tasks, and are there rewards? . There is no time limit in completing tasks, however if you have not completed a task after 2 months of being given it, I will ask if you would like to leave the group. For every 5, 10, 15 and 20 tasks badges are given to add to your profile, and once your 25th task is complete, you will be given a badge to say you have graduated from the group. Your time with the group ends after your 25th task. . (MORE)
Well, to just do the basics, you could buy the software, buy a domain, and if you don't know how, pay someone to set up the website with the Q&A software on the domain that you bought. That would start it. A bigger challenge would be getting content and traffic. Another option would be to use a d…ifferent site like Yahoo Answers or Quora, or even set up a wiki with Wikia. There are also sites like Help.com where there is a LOT of leeway and it is all about the individual. (MORE)
WikiAnswers does not have the capability to generate answers. Acontributor must write an answer for a question to be answered.Some questions are either unanswerable (for example: Why doesdemocracy smell like walnuts?), some are too broad (for example:What is the history of Europe?) and others may be… too esoteric orcomplex for someone to answer. (MORE)
It is called WikiAnswers because the site is a "Wiki" where you get"Answers". A Wiki is a site that is open for anyone to edit. Thismeans anyone can contribute or add content to the site.