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What are alternates on WikiAnswers?
"Alternates" or "alternate wordings" are other ways of phrasing the same exact question on WikiAnswers. When an alternate wording is asked on the site, it redirects you to the primary wording of that question. If an alternate wording is mismatched with a primary wording from which it differs, we should "split" it out into a separate question. ...
What is the meaning of 'Alternate Wordings' on WikiAnswers?
Alternate wordings are different ways of writing a question. An example is: "What are alternate wordings?" and "What is an alternate wording?". Both questions are trying to ask the same thing, so when two like questions are merged together, one becomes an alternate wording, so when someone types in that different wording in the ask bar, they will get redirected to the actual, grammatically correct question. ...
What causes this FALSE message 'That wording already exists in several forms' when adding an alternate wording?
"the message means that there is a question posted, using that alternate wording, that already has answers associated with it. It seems that the best thing to do is recommend a merge. The way to do this is to click to "improve" the question and enter the alternate wording. This will result in a message that the wording already exists, but will give you the option of recommending a merge." - Quote from GreatBigBore on the discussion page for this question ...
Is there a way to revert back to a previous question in WikiAnswers?
WikiAnswers supervisors can set an alternate wording of a question to be the primary wording. The primary wording will then become an alternate wording of the new primary question. Supervisors can also revert answers back to their previous versions. You can read more about becoming a supervisor at the link below. ...
What is Alternate current and direct current?
Alternate current (also known as AC) is a current that moves back and forth in the wire, while a direct current (also know as DC) moves in only one direction in the wire. Comment The term is alternating current, not alternate current. ...
Why when you split a question and look for its history it doesn't say who created it Only who split it?
This is because WikiAnswers only tracks who creates a question, and not who originally created that wording in the history. It would be nearly impossible to have a history for every alternate wording, and who created it. Also, since it will cause performance issues, WikiAnswers only tracks who created an individual question, and not an individual alternate wording. ...
Why should you split alternate wordings on WikiAnswers?
If the alternate wording is "Is Casting Crowns a Christian band?" for the question "Who is the drummer of Casting Crowns?" They need to be split because they are two different questions. ...
What do Power supply symbols mean?
For instance, there is the difference between -direct current- and -alternate current- For example: a simple battery gives direct current, e bicycle-dynamo generates alternate-current, so plus becomes minus and vice versa several times a second. A symbol for direct current can be: ____ - - - A symbol for alternate current is a small sine-wave: ~ ...
Why does splitting a question on Wikianswers count as asking a question?
Splitting an alternate wording from a parent question is counted in the "Organization" type of contributions. ...
Asked in Power of Attorney
Can the alternate power of attorney make financial decisions during the time it take for the acting power of attorney to get there?
This depends on the wording of the Power of Attorney. Any POA can specify how and when an alternate can act even if the primary attorney in fact is alive and able to serve. However, in a standard type of POA, the wording probably says the alternate can act only when the primary agent has died or is incapable of acting. Not being "there" temporarily probably would not constitute being unable to act so as to enable the alternate to act. ...
What device converts direct current to alternate current?
To convert direct current to alternating current you need either an inverter or a motor-generator set. ...
Asked in Rules of the Road, New York City, Brooklyn NYC
Where can you find a list of NYCDOT's alternate side street parking regulation's for days suspended?
alternate side parking by street name
How can I edit alternate wordings?
You can't, and shouldn't, even if you could. The alternate wordings still have a function. If someone types a question matching the alternate wording, the search engine can still bring them to the right page, as long as the alternate wording exists for that question. If you meant removing the alternate because it is not relevant (very common) then you must either be a Supervisor or Community Assistant, or ask one to do it for you. If you meant changing the Primary Question...
Why is it important to add alternate wordings to WikiAnswers questions?
Alternate wordings enable a question to be found. When you ask a question with the Ask bar at the top of this page, using the exact wording of a question or any of its alternates will send you directly to the question page. For example, "Why is it important to add alternative wordings to questions?" is an alternate of this question. If you anyone asks that, they'll find this page immediately. Also, the keywords inalternate wordingshave just as much value as the...
What does the sentence 'That wording already exists in several forms' mean after you attempt to add a question alternate?
The message 'That wording already exists in several forms' is to tell you "We got that and don't need another with the same wording". Frequently asked questions often have thousands that are nearly exact and all should be merged into one strong question. ...