What advantages does this site have over Yahoo Answers?
One's questions are always open for contributions. In YA, generally one only has 7 days to have a question answered, then it's considered "resolved" i.e. closed.
Yahoo! Answers is also a good site, other than WikiAnswers. But I recommend WikiAnswers over Yahoo! Answers. WikiAnswers is the best Q&A site and it has the best community. Yahoo! Answers isn't always correct, as well, and you cannot change the answers or spellings on there. On WikiAnswers, you can edit about everything to make the site better. Yahoo! Answers you can't, and it is a poor Q&A site.
I am a member of Yahoo Answers I am trying to find out if this is the same site and if so is it owned by READERS DIG?
Google tried Google Answers in the past and it is now out of commission. Yahoo! already has their own answers site, Yahoo! Answers. Answers.com is a competitor to Yahoo! Answers. There's no way to predict whether Google or Yahoo might buy out Answers.com or whether Answers.com might buy out web properties from Google or Yahoo in the future.
Yahoo Answers is not a subscription service, so you can't unsubscribe. Only the Yahoo Answers team can DELETE a Yahoo Answers account. Closing the Yahoo EMAIL ID will eventually deactivate the linked Yahoo Answers account, but also closes everything attached to that email account. After 4 months, the Yahoo Answers profile WILL disappear and show a message stating the account has been closed. But ALL the questions and answers from that profile are still visible…
Some of the competitors to Answers include Yahoo!, Quora, and Answer Bag. Each site has its own advantages. Answers has both crowd-sourced and professionally written content, and offers other products and services such as surveys, slideshows, gossip, cloud content, tablet content, etc. Yahoo! is a complete web portal, offering news, search engines, celebrity gossip, email, and much more. Quora is mostly a Q&A site, but they do offer blogs. Like Yahoo! Answers, it has more…
Questions are featured in the Best of Answers section on the Yahoo Answers Home page. These questions are chosen by Yahoo Answers staff, but they can be recommended to the staff by users on the site. There is also an ability to star a question and questions with a lot of stars may end up reviewed by the staff for inclusion in the Best of Answers feature section.
Yahoo is a web portal containing links to more topics, e-mail, web search, news, web pages, answers, etc.. WikiAnswers is only designed to handle answers, but is better designed, and less ad cluttered. It is subjective. WikiAnswers is probably better than Yahoo Answers; Yahoo as a whole is more useful.