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LB asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 1 decade ago

Points??????

Ok what is the deal with the points? I noticed that when I ask a question is subtracts my points and when I answer it adds them. So what is the point of these points? I don't get it Is there some prize if you get so many or something?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    nope

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  • 1 decade ago

    No prize. But if you get enough points, you'll move up a level and be able to rate questions and answers, and answer and ask more questions.

    The whole point system is explained here:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/info/scoring_system.php

    Some people think that points are an indication of their knowledge or intelligence and are so proud of their "accomplishment" that they even have their local newspaper write an article about it. But most people are here to help others, get help, or just to have fun.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ok when u ask a ? u -5 points....when u answer a ? u +2 points...and the more points u get, the higher in level u get and a higher level means u can ask/answer more ?s daily. if u recieve the best answer, u get 10 points

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  • John S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No point really, though if you do crawl through the ranks people begin to notice you. So, if you had a website which you link to on your profile for example, and five thousand points, people will definitely see and visit it.

    Long story short, there really is no point.

    P.S. Welome to Yahoo answers!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Click on the number and it will tell you.

    No prize just in fun I guess. Plus it moves in levels.

    Thanks for the 2 points.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    some people make it there goal to reach level 5, which is like 10,000 points or something. i dont pay attention to the points. i just give and take information.

    i think the reason they have points is to control how many questions people are asking and to encourage more answers

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  • 1 decade ago

    Points encourage participation.

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  • elltea
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    see where it says total points beside your name click on it an start reading you might learn something

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  • 1 decade ago

    no point for the points, just for fun i guess!

    obviously ur new...WELCOME TO Y! ANSWERS!

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    1 decade ago
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