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Is WikiAnswers useful?

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Answered 2018-03-07 04:18:50

Here are opinions from our users:

  • The usefulness is variable by category and question, which is why I like to jump in and help out, to make it better.
  • Due to the fact that the answers are user-generated and most of the answers are opinionated, biased and with little to no fact backing them up, the site is fairly useless for any practical research.
  • Much less reliable than
  • Wikipedia is a great site but it's design and focus is to deal with a single word or phrase at a time, notwith questions. WikiAnswers' design and focus is to be the best place where anyone can ask a question and other contributors can collaborate to give their best possible answer (or answers) to that question. All answers on WikiAnswers are given by voluntary contributors.
  • Yes, you can find all kind of information here. is a dictionary/encyclopedia. It uses information from many different encyclopedias.

Why do any contributors write answers here? The main reason is that they are really interested in the topics of the questions and feel they have some relevant knowledge and experience which they wish to share with other people.

Nobody has to answer anything unless they want to give up their own free time to do so. They always make a personal choice first to give an answer and second exactly what they want to say in an answer.

When they answer a question, they usually try to give as much information as they think is relevant to the actual question asked.

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