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View Poll Results: Do you like Yahoo! Answers?
Yes, I do 3 11.11%
A bit 9 33.33%
No, I don't 15 55.56%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-03-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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A bit because on YA, 90% of the time you get an answer within 1 minute, while on CD it could take a little time.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The High Desert of the American Southwest
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I like it a little more than I used to.

Several years ago when I first discovered it, YA seemed to be a forum whose primary purpose was to help adolescents and teens with homework problems. Sometimes it was hilarious: the kids wouldn't even bother trying to frame the question in common vernacular, so maybe it would appear to be a genuine personal query. No, they'd just type it verbatim from their textbook: "Name three characteristics the territory we now know as Texas had when it was a Spanish colony." LOL
And it would be sometimes entertaining to watch these kids in their little flame wars, replete with their netspeak: "UR n idiot jesus never sed that."
But YA seems to have garnered some more mature and savvy contributors over the past few years. The main aspect I find helpful is how fast the site come up as a hit on Google when I do a query in common question form. It's usually in the top two or three options, and with YA you can usually find multiple answers to your Q, and in turn find that your Q was asked in slightly varied forms as well, with each of those Q's offering multiple answers.
Of course, many of these must be taken with a grain of salt,and it is imperative to remember where you are and consider the sources on YA. Far more so, I think, than on WikiPedia.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I don't like it very much. The old green design was much better. Also, there are a lot of times when "they" delete your questions for no reason at all (it's just because that website doesn't have any moderators and some people flagged your question). There are a lot of stupid questions that don't even make sense, and sometimes people reply with "I don't know the answer, but I'll give you a star" or worse just "+2". A lot of users make double accounts just do thumb you down even more and to thumb them up (even though now you can do it with your own account). The "best question" system is flawed: I mean, one can make a question, reply the question with another user and give himself the best question, to give himself "10 points" (which are quite useless). Also, now you can't make a new account anymore without your mobile phone number, which makes signing up even harder.
I used to visit a lot back in the 00s but haven't been there recently. I like it though, and I did get some interesting answers to my questions.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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A bit because on YA, 90% of the time you get an answer within 1 minute, while on CD it could take a little time.
This
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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lol. Well neither here or YA is as bad as T opix.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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stupid people ur crazy
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:17 PM
 
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I used to visit a lot back in the 00s but haven't been there recently. I like it though, and I did get some interesting answers to my questions.
omggggggg
:smack ::shoc ked:
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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A bit because on YA, 90% of the time you get an answer within 1 minute, while on CD it could take a little time.
Who cares?
90% of the those times, the person answers with:
"Eh... I don't really know what you're talking about, but answer my question!"
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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A bit because on YA, 90% of the time you get an answer within 1 minute, while on CD it could take a little time.
What difference does it make how fast the answer comes if it's completely useless?

The only time I ever go to Yahoo Answers anymore is - literally - when I need a good laugh. I've never seen so much stupid and just plain ignorant advice on any website in the history of the internet. It looks like nothing but people who live in their parents' basements trying to make themselves look smart and important by blurting out complete crap with no factual basis at all. I can't believe how many times the stupidest, most completely ignorant and incorrect "answer" is voted as "most useful" by the other basement dwellers.

I wouldn't even waste time going on that site to ask "what color is the sky?" Even if 1 or 2 of the people got lucky and guessed "blue," I wouldn't trust it.
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I like it.
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