Learner asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 7 years ago

HOW this type of answers are voted BA?

Refer question in "http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201...

What a pity of this Yahoo Q & A system, these type of funny answers are voted as BA. While genuine answers are just ignored. It is high time that Yahoo Board should do something to avoid such BA.

Some suggestions:

1) BA can be awarded if there is at least 5 members vote for it.

2) Points for voting may be increased from present 1 point to 2 points to encourage many for voting.

3) The questioner may be further penalized with 10 plus points for not selecting BA.

[Only one example I have referred above. In fact there are plenty. In the last one month, I have experience with at least ten such BA]

Update 2:

This is the question reference. Kindly ignore other references.


3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Was just with 1 vote and the other answer didn't have any is why it wins. The answer should have been reported but wasn't so that allowed it to be there to win.

    Your suggestions won't work well. If needing 5 votes then would just sit there for long time. Getting 2 points would make more bad answers win. Losing points for not choosing would not mean good answers would be picked.

    Maybe if just one vote by the person who answered would not be enough but not sure if that would help too.

  • 7 years ago

    None of the links work,but to answer your Q voting is done by the members many of whom are teenagers voting for their own & their friends/contacts answers.The only thing you can hope for is that someone with a modicum of sense votes for the best answer.If the BA violates the guidelines you are free to report it.People asking Qs cannot be held responsible for how others vote.

  • 7 years ago

    Because most of the Best Answers on Here are based on Subjective Reasoning, NOT Rational Ones. And You'd just be Compounding the Situation, by setting "Guidelines" for the very Answers you're trying to Approve or Avoid ! :(

    Source(s): My View.
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