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This is a good question. When you click "Ask a Question" and use the question form you can't simply type in a few key words and go and you can't explain your whole story. You need to write your query in a complete but concise sentence in the form of a question. We've done things this way because WikiAnswers is not a search engine (where you use keywords to find information) and it's not a discussion forum (where people exchange information freely). It's something unique. It's a site for growing information resources collaboratively. When you ask a question on WikiAnswers you're doing more than looking for an answer. You're planting a seed for a new topic. Your question will grow into a permanent question-answer resource for everyone looking for this information.

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What Questions Are Inapproipaite for WikiAnswers?

The question you asked is inappropriate for WikiAnswers.

What questions can not be asked on WikiAnswers?

Questions that add no value to wikianswers and questions that ask mean stuff that is considered vandalism.

How many questions are asked on WikiAnswers per second?

about 2 questions are asked per second.

What are the most asked questions on WikiAnswers?

this question

Do you ever run out of questions?

No, there are thousands of questions waiting to be asked on WikiAnswers.

How many questions are asked on WikiAnswers in total?

There are so many questions on WikiAnswers that it is impossible to total exactly how many questions there are. Even now, questions are being asked, so the total will always keep changing.

Are all questions asked on WikiAnswers from humans?


How long can questions that are asked be?

Questions that are asked never get deleted, unless it is against the rules of WikiAnswers. The question is permanently logged into the WikiAnswers databased, and never goes away.

How do you find what questions you have asked on WikiAnswers?

You can find the questions you have asked by clicking on My Contributions, under My Pages, on the sidebar.The list can be filtered to only show Questions Asked.

Why can't WikiAnswers show a complete list of my questions?

If you are a registered user, go to "My contributions" on he blue panel on the left. Then select "Filter by: Questions (asked)". It will then list all the questions you've asked on WikiAnswers.

Why are your questions answered on WikiAnswers?

Your questions are answered on WikiAnswers because this is a question and answer site, and we feel like if you asked a question, you probably wanted an answer.

How many questions have been asked in total on WikiAnswers?


When will all questions have be asked so it is nothing left to ask on WikiAnswers?

when there are no questions left

What percentage of questions asked on WikiAnswers are questions on homework and tests?

We cannot give an accurate number of questions that are asked to answer Homework or Tests, as it can be hard to distinguish between the Homework questions and genuine questions. Asking for Homework help on WikiAnswers is not against any rules.

How many questions have been asked about gay people on WikiAnswers?

Questions About GaysIt would be hard to tell the exact number of questions that have been asked about gays on WikiAnswers, but there are 24000questions in the Gay Lesbian and Bi category at this moment. That number is likely to grow every day as more and more questions are asked.

How do you view the questions you've asked on WikiAnswers?

Go to 'My contributions' located in your blue side bar, filter to 'Questions (asked)', and they will be listed.

How do you make asked questions go away on WikiAnswers on a mac?

It doesn't matter what computer you are on when you are on WikiAnswers - you cannot make asked questions go away on WikiAnswers. The question you asked will stay permanently on WikiAnswers, and can only be removed by a Supervisor. If your question is innapropriate, does not have enough info to answer, etc., it will be removed from WikiAnswers. However, if it is a legitimate question, it will not be removed from WikiAnswers. Contact a Supervisor if you wish to have a question removed.

What is a website that answers questions?

The one you just asked this question on which is WikiAnswers.

Where can you find your own question on WikiAnswers?

If you are a registered user, you can go to your contributions page by clicking on "My contributions" on the blue sidebar. Then chose "filter by: Questions Asked" and you will see a list of all the questions that you have asked on WikiAnswers.

Are all questions on WikiAnswers good questions?

Unfortunately not all questions that are asked are good questions some need to be trashed, that is why there are supervisors. It might be because they might not have enough information to answer or that they just are not appropriate for WikiAnswers.

Laws when they restrict the range of acceptable questions allowed to be asked by prospective employers?

prevent discrimination

Are the questions on WikiAnswers answered by professionals?

Yes and no. Questions on WikiAnswers are answered by members of the WikiAnswers Community. There are not people sitting in an office answering the questions asked. However, there are many professionals who answer questions on WikiAnswers. Many of the supervisors are professionals in the category they supervise. So you are very liekly to get a good professional answer to your question.

What is the strangest question that has been asked on WikiAnswers?

WikiAnswers has a category called 'Most Amusing Questions Ever Asked on WikiAnswers'. The category is home to many amusing questions that also goes under the category strange, unusual, weird, etc. Below is the link to the category.

Why doesn't WikiAnswers block inappropriate questions?

WikiAnswers doesn't 'block' inappropriate questions, but rather stores them so no one can answer an inappropriate question that has already been asked. It is called a 'Catch-All', and it stores all of the inappropriate questions so when a user types in an inappropriate question that has already been asked and merged into that Catch-All, they will get an answer telling them that inappropriate questions are not allowed on WikiAnswers. In a way, WikiAnswers does 'block' inappropriate questions.

What are some frequently asked questions?

1) What is WikiAnswers? 2) Who are you? 3) Who cares?