It’s been years that I haven’t visited the Yahoo Answers site. This used to be the den that hooked my time away when I was not yet a part of the blogging craze. I let pass my 24 hours obligations of the day just to answer a number of questions that I fancied answering. I accidentally flew over and landed in it, so I tried getting a glimpse at my answers once again.
This is my previous record which is still active up to now. I was already on Level 4 with 3,131 points. I have answered 336 questions, 28% of which were chosen as Best Answers. I have submitted only 14 questions.
As I went along, I’ve learned that if you have more questions submitted, the more points you loose. So, I opted to answer questions only, to get rid of loosing points. As the title, Yahoo Answers suggests, it encourages readers to submit questions for people to answer quickly. You get to loose a certain point if there is a barrage of questions being submitted. So, it is best to answer more questions than ask. “Answerers” are being encourage rather than Askers. What will happen if there are more questions than answers being thrown in the blog? Answers beget points and a visit earns some points too. So, it is better to answer than ask questions as the title implies. There are plenty of questions so, choose your wild.
Here’s the Table on how to get points.
“To encourage participation and reward great answers, Yahoo Answers has a system of Points and Levels. The number of points that you get depends on the specific action that you take. The Points table below summarises the point values for different actions. While you can’t use points to buy or redeem anything, they do allow everyone to recognise how active and helpful you’ve been. (And they give you another excuse to boast to your friends.)”
*Points and Levels
|Begin participating on Yahoo Answers||One Time: 100|
|Ask a Question||-5|
|Choose a Best Answer for your question||3|
|Answer a Question||2|
|Self-deleting an answer||-2|
|Log in to Yahoo Answers||Once daily: 1|
|Have your answer selected as the Best Answer||10|
|Receive a “Thumbs-up” rating on a Best Answer that you wrote (up to 50 “Thumbs-ups” are counted)||1 per “Thumbs-up”|
|Receive a violation||-10|
There was an instance that an answer to my question delivered laughter and stretched a number of facial muscles that I have, “If I am in jail, what is the best thing I should do in my moment of solitude?”
Three bloggers have submitted their answers and I have chosen the first answer as the best, Pray. However, the second answer took me by surprise and made me laugh all the while with the thought of how sincere the guy was. Here are their answers:
Best Answer: Pray
Answer: Masturbate and lube up the rectum for tomorrow.Rezluz Prwure· 2 years ago
Answer: don’t get rappedCharlie· 2 years agoWell, some people make this a laughing matter and I like it that way. It makes people smile, and burst into laughter along the way.
Here are some of my answers that I thought was great enough to be best. Was this really my answer? Was this answer really mine? After some rethinking and returning back to the years gone by, I could say, “Oh, Yes, it’s mine” “That’s my answer”. Anyway, Yahoo Answers grouped this one with mine and, it’s computerized.
Here are my Best Answers:
Best answer: I like intelligent answers to stupid questions and hate stupid answers to intelligent questions!!2 years ago
It all depends on how you use it in a sentence.
Best Answer:I’m sure you passed the climax of the story. Well, I don’t know what the story is all about. You didn’t tell us it’s synopsis. So, I’ll just cover all the scope of all stories.Nearing its ending, I suggest you put your readers in a little mixed up of ideas. Bring them into a short dreamland of “Why”. Have a tragic ending. Don’t let them go with their own speculative normal ending. Inject some twists that they will not forget. Make your ending far more different from the usual formula. Make an outline and work out the twists of the scenes, and not the …” and they live happily forever after” ending. You can make it!
You get bored with it within a week?
This will be for a lifetime, I guess !.
Best answer: Yeah! just keep on runnin’ so no one will touch the bell to start ringing!2 years ago
for Yu LuokePerhaps the final hour is come
I have left no testament
Only a pen, for my mother
I am no hero
In an age without heroes
I just want to be a manThe still horizon
Divides the ranks of the living and the dead
I can only choose the sky
I will not kneel on the ground
Allowing the executioners to look tall
The better to obstruct the wind of freedomFrom star-like bullet holes shall flow
A blood-red dawn