What are Your Methods For Answering On Yahoo! Answers?
Topic: Wikipedia research methods
July 20, 2019 / By Benjamina Question:
Please explain how you get Best answers and such, and how you do it. Please avoid places one liner. They're kindof annoying.
*What Are your Tactics?
*How Do You Get The Answers?
*What Sites Do You Use?
P.S. Just Wondering. Ill choose the most thorough answer as the best one.
Best Answers: What are Your Methods For Answering On Yahoo! Answers?
Adriannah | 2 days ago
By being honest, quick, and concise. Most best answers that are chosen are chosen within the first five answers.
If the question calls for an opinion there's a 70% chance the questioner doesn't really care of the outcomes and leaves it up to be voted on. Therefore, voters will look not far down the line and choose the one that entertains them most (as they did not ask the question and, as such, do not really care who gets best answer so long as they get the points).
If it calls for facts, the best thing to do is write something fast if it's seen as going to be a quickly populated question, then research and edit with more answers and sources. Since you arrived quickly the person is more likely to see it first when scrolling for best answer and the more informative it can be (no matter how long it took past their original posting time), the better chance to be chosen.
I get the answers from just Google or Wikipedia. If I cannot find what I need, I'll delete the answer or just not answer at all. Most of the time you can get the perfect information by summary headings or a few quick clicks. Having high speed helps too.
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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:
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
I think you just answered your own question. I try to be thorough in my answer, giving a little background if the question involves a historical event or if the history has some bearing on the reasons something is the way it is. I try to cover both sides of the issue as well, if it's a question about something still being debated (although I try to avoid religious disputes, sometimes questions about evolution still get me to answer) Although I'll typically only answer a question I already know something about, I also do research using Yahoo, Google, or Wikipedia to back up the answer I think is correct; doesn't absolutely guarantee that my answer is 100% right, but at least it gives them a reference to check later. Basically, I only answer questions I think are serious, questions that interest me personally, and ones that I think I can give a satisfactory answer to, and I try to be the most help that I can to the person asking the question.
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Not completely true, but often the case. Many people hover like vultures on just that first page, looking for new "food"! Others pick a category or subcategory and do the same. Only a few of us tend to wander off into the "hinterlands" of old questions to gnaw the bones there. LOL!!
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I base my answers on my own personal life experience and education.
Anyone can google or yahoo search something. I find that answers based on personal experience tend to be more helpful and indepth and that is what the person asking the question is looking for.
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What you try and do is answer the best you can, you want to make sure your spelling is good and you want to list some sources or websites to tehre question. All my answers are from my own knowlege. But if they ask how to get something, dont just tell them, give them the hyperlink, they like that.
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Originally Answered: Can u describe 3 methods used for forecasting: qualitatives methods, quantitatives methods with much historica?
I'm not sure if this is what you looking for, have a look at the links I've posted for more info:
QUALITATIVE FORECASTING METHODS
qualitative forecasting methods are based on educated opinions of appropriate persons
1. delphi method: forecast is developed by a panel of experts who anonymously answer a series of questions; responses are fed back to panel members who then may change their original responses
- very time consuming and expensive
- new groupware makes this process much more feasible
2. market research: panels, questionnaires, test markets, surveys, etc.
3. product life-cycle analogy: forecasts based on life-cycles of similar products, services, or processes
4. expert judgement by management, sales force, or other knowledgeable persons
QUANTITATIVE FORECASTING METHODS
TIME SERIES FORECASTING METHODS
time series forecasting methods are based on analysis of historical data (time series: a set of observations measured at successive times or over successive periods). They make the assumption that past patterns in data can be used to forecast future data points.
1. moving averages (simple moving average, weighted moving average): forecast is based on arithmetic average of a given number of past data points
2. exponential smoothing (single exponential smoothing, double exponential smoothing): a type of weighted moving average that allows inclusion of trends, etc.
3. mathematical models (trend lines, log-linear models, Fourier series, etc.): linear or non-linear models fitted to time-series data, usually by regression methods
4. Box-Jenkins methods: autocorrelation methods used to identify underlying time series and to fit the "best" model
COMPONENTS OF TIME SERIES DEMAND
1. average: the mean of the observations over time
2. trend: a gradual increase or decrease in the average over time
3. seasonal influence: predictable short-term cycling behaviour due to time of day, week, month, season, year, etc.
4. cyclical movement: unpredictable long-term cycling behaviour due to business cycle or product/service life cycle
5. random error: remaining variation that cannot be explained by the other four components