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Why do people ask questions on Yahoo Answers but they never pick a best answer?

Why do people ask questions on Yahoo Answers but they never pick a best answer? Topic: I never do my homework yahoo answers
July 20, 2019 / By Alexina
Question: I always pick a best answer, it easy and you get points for doing it. Is it because they don't go on that often or what?
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Tye Tye | 3 days ago
A lot of askers come here in desperate need of information, and YA users often can provide that information very quickly. Those askers therefore get the information they need within the first few minutes and leave, never to return (unless to ask another question, of course). This is quite common with homework questions that are due the next day, for example. Other askers simply do not know HOW to pick a best answer. YA actually made this a little easier a few months ago -- you used to only be able to pick a BA after four hours, but now you can pick it after just one hour. Still, some don't even know that you CAN, or SHOULD pick one. Some just forget; it's easy to do. I think I have forgotten a couple of times, especially when I get busy. I don't really worry about it, though. As long as my answer could be helpful to someone in the future, the points don't matter.
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Tye 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
Tye 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.

Ricki Ricki
There are a few reasons. ✔ They are sent here from the help pages with one question. They do not know how the site works and leave after getting their answer. ✔ They are at level 1 and think that rating is voting and they are not allowed to rate. ✔ They do not know the answer and they all sound correct. ✔ They do not care about points and do not want to go through the trouble. ℬ ℋ
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Merlin Merlin
Hey! There are few possibilities why a user do not choose best answer for his/her specific question. » The user came here just to get some answers he/she needed for that moment. » The user get so many answers that he/she doesn't know which answer to pick as Best Answer, so they leave it like that and let's other users to vote. » The user doesn't know when or how to pick a best answer. » The user is too lazy to pick one and leaves it unresolved. » The user just wanted to see how many he/she can get in that specific question of his/hers. » The user doesn't remember that he/she asked a question and forgets to pick a best answer. » The user is genuinely doesn't know which answer to pick one as Best Answer. » The user doesn't feel that nobody answered his/her question, so they leave that question unresolved and let others to decide. (Vote) » The user decided to put that question into voting from the moment he/she asked that specific question... From my opinion when someone let's other to decide (Voting), the one who deserves the Best Answer for that specific question doesn't get choose. But the one with the bad answer gets chosen as Best Answer. So, I recommend everyone who asks a question to choose Best Answer after an hour or a day or two. If they really can't decide which answer to pick as Best Answer, then that user could put that question in voting.Otherwise he/she should pick a Best Answer from his/her specific question. ╰♦╮ ÐÄŘĶǸÊŠš╰♦╮
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