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How many people use Yahoo Answers?


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#1 o_rly

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:41 PM

I'm thinking that if a fair amount of BC users went on YA, their "Computers & Internet" section would be filled with intelligent answers...

Edited by o_rly, 26 March 2009 - 04:45 PM.

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#2 Andrew

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:52 PM

I did for several months after it launched. But... I just couldn't get into it. People would give the most inane, mean spirited, or just plain wrong answers. It was as if there were no administrators to care for the place. BC is a much healthier environment for me if my faith in humanity is to be at all preserved. (My Yahoo Answers Thingy)

#3 JohnWho

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:52 PM

Oh, yeah -

what AA just said.



Unfortunate, too, because the idea is good, just as the idea of a "wikipedia" is good,

but only on paper.


Once reality, politics, mean-spiritedness, etc. sets in,

the concept looses it's usefulness for all but the most unaware.


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:45 AM

I've used it before for many topics, but not for homework/computer problems where something can go very wrong. I stopped because I once saw 10 people replying "I dunno".

"I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:32 AM

I don't use it in the sense of posting questions that need answering, but every now and then when i'm looking something up there will be a person who has posted a similar question on YA and at least 60% of the time there is at least one credible answer in the bunch.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:08 AM

I found YA handy at times, for answers to something I wanted to know,and turns out the answers were right.
There is also a percentage, of wrong answers given,also. :thumbsup:

Edited by DSTM, 27 March 2009 - 08:23 AM.















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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:27 AM

I came across YA doing various Google-searches about various PC-problems and never found a good answer. When I am searching now, and Google comes up with it, I dont even bother to look.

However, the idea was not bad....

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:13 AM

I was on Yahoo! Answers for several months at the end of last year and became a top contributor. I was top contributor in Computer Security. I got interest in better things since! Oh yes, I said better.

Yahoo! Answers is like a baby compared to Bleeping Computer. Bleeping Computer is the best, but Yahoo! Answers is just filled with children, no kidding!

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:43 AM

I like using Yahoo Answer as a reference for hard to find answers. Usually (NOT ALWAYS) there is a reference or somewhere else to go to make sure who ever provide an answer is right.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

I came here from Yahoo Answers. I also used to be a top contributor there in Security and Video Games.

I only use it for stuff like video games or pets, but if I need computer support I go here.

I don't really trust their Security forum, since I occasionally see an answer that advices the use of ComboFix. And most answers I see there point to AVG Free.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:07 AM

I though Yahoo! Answers was okay at first. However, users were rather na´ve. No offense to anyone who used Y!A that is here, but all they talked about were the same things. Then they would tell someone off because they did not make the right wording in the sentences they posted. Moderators there...wait... *DragonMaster Jay thinks back to Y!A about having moderators* ... well, they might have had one or two who banned members quicker than a person slips and falls on ice. Luckily, I did not stay there long.



edit: Oh well, typo

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 03 April 2009 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:45 PM

Never used it. I prefer the forum style of BC and others. I've looked at it a few times but have found the answers to be less than what I was looking for. Of course Harnessing the inner Google Jedi Knight powers in me also helps.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:53 PM

Of course Harnessing the inner Google Jedi Knight powers in me also helps.

May the query be with you, always.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

Of course Harnessing the inner Google Jedi Knight powers in me also helps.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

A NEW HOPE

BlackSpyder, the man harnessing Google Jedi Knight powers,
walks in to Y!A with a hopeful attitude, only to find lame information.
As the time passes on...


*Jay quits writing as no-one would want to see his entire Star Wars text he just created for this topic :thumbsup: *


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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:41 PM

I use it sometimes. I don't really care for the whole point system and you definitely get some random non helpful people. I posted a question the other day and basically received a response saying i was screwed. Not much help there. But i have also received some really great help!!!!




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