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

Begin participating on Yahoo AnswersOne Time: 100
Ask a question(Changed from Dec 2019) 0
Choose a best answer for your question(Changed from Dec 2019) 6
Answer a question2
Self-deleting an answer-2
Log in to Yahoo AnswersOnce daily: 1
Have your answer selected as the best answer10
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.


*All limitations are per day