What is bad about answering a question on WikiAnswers?
There is no bad thing about answering a question on WikiAnswers, there are only good things and benefits. Like, for the user that asked the question, now they know the answer that they were longing for. And, you, you just shared your knowledge, doesn't that feel good?
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Every question and answer at WikiAnswers is contributed to by regular visitors like you. It's all co-operative. We depend on you to ask questions, and we also depend on you to… help answer other people's questions. Most questions will get a reply from a nice person, supervisor, expert, or regular user who can at least point you in the right direction, if not give you a definitive answer. All WikiAnswers questions are asked and answered by visitors just like you. It is highly unlikely that all the questions here will ever be answered right away since: . Thousands of new questions are asked every day. . Some questions are virtually unanswerable. Yes. Some questions on WikiAnswers get answered. This one just did. A tip for getting your question answered is to make sure that it is in the correct category, and the question is grammatically correct. Of the four questions (including this one) you posted - two were answered fairly quickly. The question 'What is permanetly froaen subsoil called' - contained two spelling errors which you should have corrected before you submitted it. Your final question (this one) has obviously now been answered ! You must remember this is not a live website - it's a forum . You need to be patient to wait for someone to log-on and actually read your question before they can answer it !
That's a tough one. Some questions are more difficult to answer than others. For instance, "how do I break up with my boyfriend?" There are a lot of those and they may sit aro…und longer before they are answered. However, who was the third president of the United States is an easier one because it's objective. WikiAnswers has more answered questions than unanswered ones, but new questions and answers are being added every few minutes so the numbers are never static.. To give it some quantitative sense, according to the conference call by Answer's management on August 13, 2007, out of the total 670,000 questions 375,000 were answered. It gives a slightly better ratio that two to one.
No. WikiAnswers is a community-based Q&A website. They look totheir users to ask and answer questions. Those who answer tend to see showing off their knowledge as its ownrewar…d.
If you believe that your question has sufficient information to beanswered and should not have been placed into this catch-allquestion, please e-mail GoodQuestion @ WikiAnswer…s.com and requestthat it be made into a separate question. Please ask your question again and include more information in it.WikiAnswers is designed to provide a specific answer to a specificquestion. Tip: Don't use pronouns such as he, she, it, them,their, his, her, its, and so forth in your question. Chances are,we won't know who she , he , them , and what it is and won't be able to answer your question. You mustindicate the subject properly in your question. However, questionsin which the subject is already indicated, may use those pronouns.For example, "When Miley Cyrus starred on Hannah Montana how oldwas she ?" is okay. . Questions that do not contain enough information cannotbe answered -- asking "did he die?" or "how did she become rich?"cannot be answered because we do not know who you are asking thequestion about. * Multiple choice questions cannot be answered ifyou do not include the choices in the question. These typicallyinclude the phrase "which of the following" at the beginning of thequestion and the questioner does not include "the following"choices in the question; thus, we don't have enough information toanswer your question. Another example is asking a question about avehicle without providing the make, model, year, and engine size.This information is almost always necessary. . Questions that are too broad Questions such as "What arethe names of all cars ever made?" are too broad to be answered.Simply giving a list of words does not ask a question that we knowhow to answer. . Questions that require us to look at a picture ordiagram that you have in front of you cannot be answeredbecause we cannot see your assignment page. . Partial questions or question fragments cannot beanswered because a sentence fragment such as "preparation for aposition" or "pi plus" do not explain what your question is andcannot be answered. . Questions that are actually statements cannot beanswered because they are not questions. "You are in love with aboy and he does not know you exist" is not a question and cannot beanswered. . Questions that should be asked in a chat room cannot beanswered because this is not a chat room. "Who are you?" or "Whatis your favorite color?" are not questions that can be answered onthis website. . Questions that ask for university results cannot beanswered here because that information is only released to thestudent themselves; if you haven't got your results yet, nobodyelse will have them for you either. The WikiAnswers Stylebook willhelp you write a proper question that can be answered for you. Seerelated links below. . Questions about prices cannot be answered here becausewe need to know which store you are asking about, which particularbrand/size/style of item you are asking about, and the date uponwhich you are asking for the price. Prices vary daily, and eachstore will have its own pricing and sales. . Coin-Appraisal Questions with Insufficient Information There are several criteria that are required to give an evaluationof a coin. If one or more of these criteria is missing, anevaluation is not going to be very accurate: . denomination . country of origin . year of minting . condition Latitude and Longitude Questions with Insufficient Information If you ask questions such as 'What is located at 30 degreeslatitude and 30 degrees longitude?', there could be four possibleanswers since direction was not specified. Therefore, pleaseinclude the directions (e.g. north, east, south, west). An exampleof a good question would be, 'What is located at 30 degrees northlatitude and 30 degrees east longitude?'. Time-Zone Questions with Insufficient Information When asking about the time in different places around the worldWikiAnswers can only answer if we know (1) the place of interestand (2) a reference point. Bad: What time is it now in England? Good: What time is it in England if it is 11 AM in PerthAustralia? Bad: What time is it in Central Time? Good: What time is it in Central Time if it is 2 PM in SanFrancisco? Bad: If it's midday in the US what time is it Japan? (Thereis more than one time zone in the US.) Good: What time is it in Japan if it's midday in Chicago? Bad: How many hours is Tonga behind? Good: How many hours is Tonga behind Tahiti? The differences are quite clear. It might make sense to YOU when asking, but please note that itmight be hours or days before someone looks at your question. Inthe bad examples, above, do you see how someone answering might be,well, a bit flippant and just say "8 PM", or "Evening", or even"Working time"? And that would not really help you out, would it? Just for reference: Russia has 11 time zones; Asia has up to eight(depending upon how you count); the USA has six or more dependingupon DST; Australia has six or more, depending upon DST; SouthAmerica and Africa each has four; Mexico has four or (one of whichdoes not observe DST) or more; Europe and Greenland each has three;and the Middle East has a whole fistful. Time zones between areas or countries may be as few as 15 minutesapart or as many as 120 minutes apart. Memphis, TN, USA is NOT thesame as Memphis, Egypt. Be specific: Help us to help you!
WikiAnswers cannot answer many types of questions. Here are some questions that cannot be answered, and will be dropped from the site: . Chatting - questions like "What are… you doing?" and "What is the homework?" cannot be answered because this is not a chat room. . Vague Questions - questions that are too vague, like "What is the meaning of life?" or "Why?" cannot be answered. . Incomplete questions - sentence fragments, or partial questions, cannot be understood enough to be answered.
Report it to a supervisor. Their name will be on the bottom of the category in question. Or you can go to the community forum to the abuse section. Or you can just flag it, an…d know that someone will correct it. Also, if you know it is an incorrect answer, you can just change it to the correct one, and take the abuse out while you are at it. It's allowed.
Your questions are answered on WikiAnswers because this is a question and answer site, and we feel like if you asked a question, you probably wanted an answer.
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Questions that do not have enough information are questions on Wikianswers that are most likely not to get answered.
unfortunately, all of the questions in the whole world cannot be answered. you can answer them yourself, if you know what the answer is to them, if you become a member of wiki…answers. Many questions are also repeats of older answered questions, if you find these you should request a question merge.
Yes, you get one contribution point per answer.
There are millions of questions and answers on Answers.com! People ask and answer questions every second of everyday. Even if we gave a number, it would increase before we got… this answer posted.
While there are many great answers, there is not a single best answered question on the site. Try viewing the Question of the Day on the homepage to see great answers.
On each answer page - there are two pieces of information. One that tells you the name of the first person to post an answer - and one that states the name of the last person …to edit the answer.
WikiAnswers does have a lot of answers to questions... but a lot of questions are also unanswered. One thing to try is to ask your question in a little bit different way. Ofte…n, there is an already-answered question with a wording that is a little bit different. We try to merge those questions together so that people get answers, but it is a big job, and we are never caught up.
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