How long are questions open on yahoo answers after they have been posted?

How long are questions open to be answered?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The following information is from the Yahoo! Answers Help Pages…

    Questions have a 4-day ‘Open’ period, in which members may attempt to answer your question.

    If you are not satisfied with any of the answers… you can extend your question’s expiration date, and wait for more answers.

    You can extend the expiration date, only once !

    If you don’t choose a Best Answer, or put the Question to a Vote, or take steps to extend the Question… It automatically goes to Vote after 4 days !

    If you don’t receive any answers within the 4 day ‘Open’ period… your Question will ‘expire’ and be ‘deleted’…

    However… Before the Question expires, you have the option to extend the ‘Open’ period to 8 days !

    Note that once a Question has been posted for at least 4 hours…

    You can choose a Best Answer… or put the Question to Vote !!!

    It is best that you select the Answer that was most helpful to you as being the Best Answer… Rather than allowing the Question to go to Vote !!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Once you post a question it has 3 initial days to be displayed for answering. When the deadline approaches you will receive an email from Answers advising you of the deadline and asking if you want to extend the time to 8 days.

    You do not have to leave a Question open for the full 3 days. You can choose a Best Answer as soon as 4 hrs after posting the question.

  • 5 years ago

    3 or 5 days

  • 1 decade ago

    It's 4 days but you can extend it for another 4 days at any time during the first 4 days.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Three days unless you extend expiration then its open for 7 days.Or it's closed when the asker picks an answer.

  • 3 days but you can extend them to 7 days

  • 1 decade ago

    3 or 5 days

    3 is the default one but if you like to extend it can go up to 5 days.

  • Erato
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I think it's 3 or 4 days until it goes into voting...if the asker hasn't picked a best answer.

    ~Take Care~

  • Darcy
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    But sometime we need to close a question before, specially when I have got bes possible answer and all continues giving the same answer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its three days. If you want to extend the time, you can do so.

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