The majority of questions on WikiAnswers are actually unanswered.
This is impossible to give an accurate answer to. Questions can be answered within literally seconds of appearing on the site - or remain unnswerd for years. It all depends on whether the right person, with the right knowledge has seen the question. Hundreds of questions are asked every second, and the vast majority are answered fairly quckly. If you refresh the unanswered questions page every few seconds - you'll see how quickly that happens.
The majority of unanswered questions on Answers.com is not due to the answer being unknown... it is primarily due to the ambiguity of the questions for example... Why can't you answer some of my questions? Related Questions: Does the person who asked this question have an answer to a question and does not know how to post the answer? Does this person who asked this question wish to know why their question was left unanswered? As such it is highly recommended that questions be as specific as the answers the person who asked this question is searching for. Also, if your questions are not answered, you might want to put them in a category so it would be easier for someone to answer your questions. You can also add the questions unanswered to your watchlist.
The goal of this website is to have a huge vast majority of questions and answers. We want a lot of our questions answered so that we can become the leading Q&A site.
Because anyone can answer
Many people do. There are some good answers on it. If someone gets their question answered, they will trust it. Some people may not have their question answered, so they will not trust it. The majority of answers given are correct as the majority of contributors give correct answers. There are also people looking out for questions that have been answered wrongly and will try to fix them, or remove any silly answers or comments made.
They don't ! The vast majority of answers on here are are given by real people !
Because most people asking them are cretins, most likely.
No, it is a collection of millions of humans. A wiki site is a collective effort where many people supply the information. WikiAnswers itself is a company, but most of the questions and answers come from volunteer contributors. The majority of the answers typed here is by humans. Some very old answers have been answered by a computer called True Knowlege.
Yes, WikiAnswers volunteer contributors answer tens of thousands of questions every day. Questions that are placed in the appropriate categories and phrased with proper grammar, spelling and detail are much more likely to be answered than those without. Placing questions in the proper categories ensures that contributors who are knowledgeable about the subjects of the questions are able to easily find them.Some contributors to WikiAnswers may not answer questions which are obviously copied from an exam paper or look like a homework question as quickly as a real personal question from someone who is just seeking information about a subject or help with doing a job.Users contribute to WikiAnswers because they have an interest and oftentimes expertise in the subject matter of the questions and enjoy sharing their relevant knowledge with a worldwide audience.ORBecause some answers can be answered by total strangers, some of then don't even know the real answer. The majority of the time they do, but not always. Questions in which the answer is based on a opinion is not always 'right' the reader.
Because the majority of people who ask the questions are stupid people. Isn't it sad? I can't necessarily argue with the above comment - however, what amazes me most is not the poor grammar, it is the lack of context and content.
There are some automated answers, but the vast majority are answered by real people like me. Many of us have answered thousands of questions here. You can answer questions too, if you see any you know the answers to. That is how all the people who regularly answerer questions here started.
That depends on who you're asking!We do have 'bots that help us answer questions, but there are real live supervisors working here, too.The vast majority of questions are answered by real humans who are interested and knowledgeable about certain subjects.