Why did FAQ Farm change its name to WikiAnswers?
WikiAnswers At the beginning of 2007 we officially changed our name from FAQ Farm to WikiAnswers. We did this for a variety of reasons: * FAQ Farm has great meaning but it is subtle. Most people don't understand it right away. * FAQ Farm can easily be confused with similar sounding or similar looking names such as Fact Farm, Fat Farm, or worse (try replacing the "q" with a "g"). * We have been a wiki since 2004. Many people didn't understand wikis three years ago but more and more people are coming to understand the term. * In November 2006 we became part of Answers.com. WikiAnswers connects with the Answers name better. For more of the background debate on whether to make the change, see this discussion from the summer of 2006: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Discuss:Should FAQ Farm change its name to WikiAnswers.com
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FAQ Farm Logo . There was no special significance to the pig in FAQ Farm's logo.. We used a farm metaphor for the site because our mission is to grow questions and answers….. Playing on the farm metaphor, we used graphics of farm animals.
Included within these discussion pages is part of WikiAnswers' history. I split the question in order to preserve it.
F=facts A=answers Q=questions A farm has numerous livestock and crops..that means many variousthings are on a farm.. so this website has facts, answers, andquestions that ran…ges on various subjects just like a farm rangeson various animals.. Answer 2: I believe the above answer makes for an interesting interpretation. The abbreviation has had the meaning of Frequently Asked Questionsand I believe it was the founders intention of the website torepresent farming answers out of questions. That is to say that there would be questions that would be askedand answered and out of those questions and answers people wouldcreate new questions that would get answered and the cycle wouldcontinue. Kind of like a person that grows crops and starts with seeds andafter a while they grow larger and larger until you have a greatbig crop, this website has grown by seeding questions and thegenerosity of its users to answer them that it has grown into thesize that it is today and has the potential to get much larger.
WikiAnswers and Answers.com . \nIn November 2006 FAQ Farm changed from being an independent website owned and operated entirely by Chris Whitten (with a few thousand volunt…eers!) to being part of Answers.com. At the start of 2007 FAQ Farm changed its name to WikiAnswers.\n. \nWhy did Chris Whitten make the decision to join Answers.com? He felt that this was the best way to enable the community to keep growing and take things to the next level technologically.\n. \nThere are questions that can and should be answered by human beings. But many questions have been asked and answered a million times and exist in reference books. Plus, many basic questions can be answered automatically if the right search tools are in place. When it comes to these latter sources of answers, there is no better site that Answers.com.\n. \nWe are working on systems that get people with questions the fastest, most reliable answers possible, and enable people who are willing to help with answers focus on the interesting questions that deserve their attention.
FAQ Farm FAQ Farm is the old name of this website. We used to call it "FAQ Farm: The WikiAnswers Community."It's always been about "wiki answers," even before we adopted wiki… software in 2004. Starting in 2002, this site has been a place to grow individuals' questions and answers into FAQ-style answer resources for the whole world to use.
Answer . WikiAnswers changes every day. Although FAQ Farm was always improving upon itself, the pace of change has increased since it became part of Answers.com and changed… its name.. We have a growing staff. When this site was FAQ Farm, Chris Whitten was the only person who worked on it full-time. We now have a full-time programmer, Oleg, a community coordinator, Crystal, a product developer, and many more.. We have a growing team of volunteer Supervisors. There used to be just a few dozen. Now there are more than 50.. Traffic to the site has increased dramatically.
No . As of August 2007 Chris Whitten is no longer a full-time employee of Answers.com.
WikiAnswers 'Help Center' Here is the link to the Help Center on WikiAnswers: http://wiki.answers.com/help/help_center For the category that includes questions about Wik…iAnswers, see the related link.
FAQ Farm founder Chris Whitten was the founder of FAQ Farm. More information can be found in a related question located below.
Yes, but he does not have a formal role. Chris still stays in touch with the good folks at Answers.com who now operate this site and he does answer a question once in a while,… such as this one. His central project now is a site called WikiTree.com, for collaborative family history.
You change your name on WikiAnswers whenever you feel like it, or if it has been deemed inappropriate.
Rather than being two disconnected parts (WikiAnswers.com and Answers.com), in September 2009 Answers.com become the brand name of the world's leading Q&A site. Answers.com is… comprised of several parts, the WikiAnswers community-driven content side, ReferenceAnswers licensed editorial content side, and the VideoAnswers library of video content. (Also see the Related questions.)
So that it would better reflect the name of the parent company Answers Corp. Personally, WikiAnswers sounds better than FAQfarm.
Yes, there are no questions in ' Wiki Answers >FAQ Questions' category, as y ou cannot post a question under this category . . If '. FAQ Questions ' can be grouped un…der ' Wiki Answers > Categories', then the the appropriate questions you ask can be categorized accordingly. . See the related links . .
FAQ Farm was created in 2002 by Chris Whitten. In 2004 the site changed to a "wiki" style page. In 2006 the site merged with the answers website and in 2007 adopted the nam…e wikianswers.