This is a very difficult question. WikiAnswers is not a simple bulletin board system where one person asks a question and someone else (or even, multiple people) can post answers. Other Q&A sites, such as Yahoo Answers, do work this way. It is very clear who posted an answer and that person gets proper credit. On Yahoo Answers multiple people post answers and readers can vote on the best answer. For better and for worse, WikiAnswers does not work this way. WikiAnswers is a wiki. Questions and answers can be improved upon by members of the community. Instead of having lots of questions and lots answers, we aim to grow better and better questions and answers. Instead of having the same questions asked and answered over and over again, we aim to merge the questions together and combine the answers so they are the best they can be. This wiki system creates problems, including: * Trust. If no single person or central authority answered a question, how can you trust it? * Credit. How do you make sure people get credited for the good things they write, and not blamed for bad information they didn't write? All wikis face these problems. Wikipedia has become famous as an information resource, and infamous for disinformation scandals. But wikis do tend to work more often than not. Wikipedia has over 1,000,000 articles and a scholarly study found that the average Wikipedia science article had four errors, as compared to three errors in the average Encycolopedia Britannica science article. One of the main ways that wikis minimize the problems of trust and credit is through page histories. On WikiAnswers you can see a question and answer's entire history by clicking on the green discussion tab. This includes a complete record of everything that has been written and by whom. This information is permanent. The front page of the question and answer is constantly growing but its history is never lost. WikiAnswers has tried to go beyond the page history in addressing the credit and trust issues. First, the person who answered the question or the last person who improved it is given credit right at the top of the page. Second, everybody has a "trust" score: a basic count of how many other WikiAnswers have clicked to vote for their trustworthiness. The "last improved by" lines and trust score systems could use improvement. This is something we're working on. To participate in the discussion click the discussion tab above.
if the person answering the question has the wrong answer. For example, i am just a normal person answering a question. It could be wrong though i only answer what i know.
depends on the person answering the question, wikianswers is not run by a computer, but people who know the answer can just answer questions themselves.
No. Not everyone on WikiAnswers has a Club Penguin account.
You can click to the 'current question page' and edit their answer - or place a comment in the discussion area.
A person can become an Expert contributor in Wikianswers by asking and answering a lot of questions.
Some questions on WikiAnswers are of no importance to the person asking and the person answering. Ask legitimate questions for legitimate answers.
If you mean on WikiAnswers, no, they are not an answer on WikiAnswers. If a person has absolutely no information to put in an answer, they should go to another question that they can answer or at least partially answer. Answering a question even with "I don't know" makes that question appear to be answered on WikiAnswers, which means it is less likely to BE answered, because people will think it already has been.
Acetylsalicylic acid. But WikiAnswers.com isn't answering the question, and your computer isn't answering the question. A person is answering your question. In case you weren't sure.
Not always. Anyone can answer a question on WikiAnswers. You can look at the person who answered it at the bottom of the answer and check their profile. And look at the number of trust points they have earned and what they do for a living.
They want you to improve the answer a lot, so the reference is larger.
# most people probably don't know what your talking about, # the person answering your question is one of those people, # I'm the person answering your question.
Its not just one person who answers the question its everyone who wants to help in WikiAnswers if that answers your question?
Well,it just other people answering questions peoples questions and so when you ask a question and you read it,it's beacuse a person answered it. You can also answer a question too all you have to do is look up a question then on the side you can answer question. GOOD LUCK!!
ANSWER: This all depends on what the question is. For some if a person is lying, he or she is answering your question with the question. And for others you will know they are telling the truth by answering your question and with direct eye to eye contact..
We here at WikiAnswers have no way of answering this question, as we do not have the slightest idea who you and your crush are. I suggest talking with this person and asking them what's wrong. Honest communication is the basis for a good relationship.
You can't ask a particular person on WikiAnswers, but you can put your question on WikiAnswers and anyone who comes on the site can answer it.
The person answering this question is a genius. ;)
How Many Questions Have You Answered?I am answering your question, and, as of now, I have answered 2,460 questions.
"I" as in "I just answered a question on WikiAnswers".
The questions on WikiAnswers are answered by online citizens on a voluntary basis. They answer the questions that they want to, when they want to. And although there are a number of people that look through the unanswered questions for the purpose of answering them, there are a lot of unanswered questions that exist and new ones being asked on a continual basis. Also the proper placement into the category that is closest to the question can have some effect. If a question is in the wrong category perhaps it is not visited as much as it would be if it were in the right category. And then there is always a chance that a person may ask a question that most users do not have the answer to.
Some of them definitely are. For instance the person answering this question.
No im not like this person whats your question and ill answer it
It depends on who's answering your question.... check the contributor trust of the person before trusting them.that is true you got trust the person that is answering
It had to be Chris Whitten, who was the founder of the site (FAQ Farm) before it became WikiAnswers. :)