Points Table

To encourage participation and reward great answers, Yahoo Answers has a system of points and levels. The number of points you get depends on the specific action you take. The points table below summarizes the point values for different actions. While you can't use points to buy or redeem anything, they do allow everyone to recognize how active and helpful you've been. (And they give you another excuse to brag to your friends.)

Points and Levels

Action Points
Begin participating on Yahoo Answers One Time: 100
Ask a question -5
Choose a best answer for your question 3
Answer a question 2
Self-deleting an answer -2
Log in to Yahoo Answers Once daily: 1
Have your answer selected as the best answer 10
Receive a "thumbs-up" rating on a best answer that you wrote (up to 50 thumbs-up are counted) 1 per "thumbs-up"
Receive a violation -10


Levels are another way to keep track of how active you (and others) have been. The more points you accumulate, the higher your level. Yahoo Answers recognizes your level achievements with our special brand of thank you's

And finally, as you attain higher levels, you'll also be able to contribute more to Yahoo Answers - you can ask, answer and rate more frequently.

Level Points Questions Answers Follows
7 25000+ 20 160 100
6 10000-24999 20 160 100
5 5000-9999 20 160 100
4 2500-4999 20 160 100
3 1000-2499 15 120 100
2 250-999 10 80 100
1 1-249 5 20 100

*All limitations are per day

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