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What makes a question so good that it ends up in the 'Best of Answers' on the yahoo answers front page?

What makes a question so good that it ends up in the 'Best of Answers' on the yahoo answers front page? Topic: Showcase staff
July 18, 2019 / By Leesa
Question: I have thought time to time that my questions are fairly intriguing. What makes all these seemingly simple questions so great?
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Jonelle Jonelle | 4 days ago
Often it is the simple questions that are picked to appear on the 'Best Of Answers',not necessarily the most intriguing or complex.Currently one of the questions being showcased is..."What is the deepest part of the sea?",a question that you would think most people would know the answer to, but in fact may not be so.I once had a question that was featured and it was "What are some tips for making the perfect barbecue?"I suspect that it was picked because it was Summertime in the U.S. when many people were outdoors firing up their grill.The questions featured are often seasonal like that,Halloween questions will be featured at Halloween time etc.One requires a bit of luck to be chosen,to hope that the Yahoo! staff come across your question and decide to use it.Your questions should be interesting and have a broad appeal,something that many people often wondered about but don't necessarily know the answer to.If you think that you asked a question that meets these requirements, you can email the staff and ask them to have a look at your question for consideration to the "Best Of Answers' Your question should also have gotten at least one or two very good responses.This method worked for someone in the past,so you never know,it just might work for you.(I assumed in my answer that you were interested in making it onto this section) ◘
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Jonelle Originally Answered: Should Yahoo answers disabled the report button for all users so only non Bias Yahoo mods can report the questions and answers?
Y staff do not moderate YA, WE do - we are all Community Moderators and this is the hundredth time explaining this thousands of violations pouring in every day - there are 200 million of us and only a handful of Y employees - just think about that for a minute... and try to figure out how fast Yahoo would have to close down YA due to it being overrun by spam and trolls, not to mention porn and extremely explicit and vulgar sexual content trusted members EARNED that trust and the ability to delete what they report by ACCURATELY reporting thousands of violations with almost none being overturned on appeal those who report poorly quickly lose their status at trusted members why do you think that a Q is immune from being reported once it has a BA? - there is no statute of limitations on violations - ones from eight years ago are reportable and should be reported as no one wants to do a search and find an old post with porn or racism in it! ==================== this is why we need to see the WHOLE post: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:vuuwL80ToL0J:https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index%3Fqid%3D20140520043732AA6jhry+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca "And also Who do you think the intended audience is? What are three things the writer does to reach that audience? What appears to be the writers purpose? And lastly do you think the writer achieves that purpose? Why? Best answer and ten points to whoever can all answer the questions I stated in this question :-)" this is clearly a solicitation for homework, given the formality of the long list of questions you asked under the main header - your one answer showing in the cache is a violation but that person knows you are soliciting homework then you defiantly posted it again but left out the list of questions, but turned it into a rant violation by lashing out at the douchebag who reported it well, guess what, that douchebag is no douchebag but a seasoned reporter who knew this was a violation and lo and behold, you lost your appeal 145 appeals on 145 violations or 145 appeals on this one? either way, that should tell you you need to figure out what you're doing in this site
Jonelle Originally Answered: Should Yahoo answers disabled the report button for all users so only non Bias Yahoo mods can report the questions and answers?
No, I disagree, there is no way Yahoo could afford to hire sufficient moderators to check the thousands of questions and answers posted daily on this site that is why there is community moderation which includes all of us. Usually it takes is 2 or 3 reports by "trusted" members although sometimes more and in rare occasions only one to report a post and the bots remove it.Possibly I'm misunderstanding but if your question has been reported 145 times and your appeals were all unsuccessful you should take a serious look at the community guidelines.
Jonelle Originally Answered: Should Yahoo answers disabled the report button for all users so only non Bias Yahoo mods can report the questions and answers?
NO! Aside from taking things way too seriously, and the fact that there isn't enough staff to do what you suggest, we all agreed to abide by the rules when we signed up to use this site. It doesn't matter how minor the violations are... if it's a violation, we shouldn't be upset or surprised if it was reported. Your question was definitely a violation so you have no reason to complain. You just have to learn the rules and abide by them. It doesn't matter if you don't agree with any of them. I don't know what you mean by "weed out trusted members". Do you even know what having a high trust rating means? It means that user ALWAYS reports accurately. That's the ONLY way they become that trusted member. That said, there's nothing to weed out! Most reports are not false. And when someone does report something that turns out not to be a violation, it's usually because they thought something was a violation... not because they just felt like reporting someone. When a question or answer is reported and deleted, it's usually because it was reported by 2 or more people. There's no way of knowing if it was one report by someone with a high trust rating. But if it was, again... that person reports accurately.

Genette Genette
That is something a user can't influence, it's the Yahoo Team which decides what may be interesting enough to get displayed on the front page.
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Genette Originally Answered: Yahoo Answers needs to fix their spam bot! Why in the world do all my homework answers, be it in excel or accounting get blocked?
One guess is that the filter is seeing all the .com and .net entries and interpreting it as spam code or attempts at messing with the system. You could try making the entries more generic. Anytime you put code in an answer, it is a problem for Yahoo.
Genette Originally Answered: Yahoo Answers needs to fix their spam bot! Why in the world do all my homework answers, be it in excel or accounting get blocked?
you can fix this by changing your category by clicking on "edit question" and by moving it under where you want it to go

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