Why does WikiAnswers have inappropriate answers?
Inapropriate answers are given by users who just want to mess up the site and ruin WikiAnswer's reputation. That is why Vandal Patrol and Supervisors are always on the look out to eliminate these vandals, or "perpetrators". It's just because users think it is fun to write down inappropriate content, and Supervisors and Vandal Patrol Units are always on the look out. Since WikiAnswers is a wiki, where anyone can have imput, people think it is funny to mess up answers, when it is not.
2 people found this useful
Yes, we have more answers than I can count! Although, there'salways another question unanswered, so I should move on now!
Under each answer, there is a red link that says [report abuse]. Simply click this link, and it will ask you what you would like to report. It will generate an email to alert …an admin a problem may be present.
Tell one of your supervisors who it was and say that they gave you an inappropriate response. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/WikiFAQs:The_WikiAnswers_Super_Team You can als…o click on the 'Report abuse' link (in red) above the question
Who provides the Answers Every question and answer at WikiAnswers is contributed to by regular visitors like you. It's all co-operative. We depend on you to ask questions, a…nd we also depend on you to help answer other people's questions. Most questions will get a reply from a nice person, supervisor, expert, or regular user who can at least point you in the right direction, if not providing you a definitive answer. Getting An Answer All WikiAnswers questions are asked and answered by visitors just like you. It is highly unlikely that all the questions here will ever be answered right away since: . Hundreds of new questions are asked every day. . Some questions are virtually unanswerable. To improve your chance of getting an answer, check the spelling (it may already be answered with the correct spelling) and be sure that it is in the form of a question. Asking fragments or statements may not indicate what answer you are looking for.
Up at the top of the screen underneath the search box, there is a button that says "report abuse." If you click on that it will report the answer.
WikiAnswers doesn't 'block' inappropriate questions, but rather stores them so no one can answer an inappropriate question that has already been asked. It is called a 'Catch-…All', and it stores all of the inappropriate questions so when a user types in an inappropriate question that has already been asked and merged into that Catch-All, they will get an answer telling them that inappropriate questions are not allowed on WikiAnswers. In a way, WikiAnswers does 'block' inappropriate questions.
Here are some examples of inappropriate behavior on the site that will be not tolerated: . Cursing and inappropriate language . Making fun of a user on his/her message …board . Inappropriate questions and answers . Cyberbullying
Please keep in mind that WikiAnswers is a wiki Q&A, and as such, anyone can edit answers, questions, alternates, and whatnot (Guests can only answer questions/edit answers to …questions.). There are several reasons why people would write inappropriate answers, most of them being vandalism. However, Supers and non-Supers alike are working hard to warn and rid of vandals, as well to clean up the site.
Well, if it is a rude question you can simpley go to the little button on the top right hand screen. Its called [Improve]. You can change the question etc. Click on the link… "Edit Alternates" on the left hand side of the browser pane. This will show up all available alternate wordings for a question. You can select the incorrect question that has been merged with the current question and then click Split. This will separate the selected question as a separate question and remove it from the list of alternates from the current question. Note: If you are not sure about what you are merging/splitting pls take the help of a senior member of the community or that category supervisor before doing so.
To report inappropriate usernames, you have two alternate choices. One way is to click on the link below to go to the Community Forum in the 'Report Vandalism and Abuse' se…ction. Create a new topic and that is where you can report inappropriate usernames on WikiAnswers. The other method is to just post a message on a Community Assistant's message board with the link to an inappropriately named user.
Because there are just random people giving random, but maybe accurate answers out there. Like me.
Only questions that are potentially harmful (e.g. contain a full name of a non-celebrity, telephone number etc.) or are very unlikely to be asked again (such a repeatedly usin…g SPAM words in the question title) are deleted. Questions that are inappropriate for the site but may be asked again are placed into a Catch-All Category. For more information on the Catch-All Categories, please see the Related Question below "What are the Catch-all categories on WikiAnswers?"
Children like to shock themselves and others.
There are two ways to flag a question on WikiAnswers. You can click on the report abuse button below the question or you can click on "flag" in the blue toolbar at the left of… the screen. This will bring up a box that lets you select why you are flagging the question or answer.
You can indeed! This is because other contributors can see your inappropriate answers. It makes absolutely no difference whose question you are answering inappropriately.