**RM** asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 8 months ago

Why is there a point system for answering questions?

Update:

It is to encourage people to reveal their lives so your data can be collected and sold to advertisers?

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  • 8 months ago
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    To motivate you to ANSWER questions and choose best answers to your questions.

    That is why you LOSE 5 points when you ASK a question. There is a limit to how many questions you can a answer each Yahoo "day." The Yahoo "day" does NOT end and start at midnight in YOUR time zone. Right now it ends and starts around 8 pm EDT on the east coast of the United States and 5 pm PDT on the west coast.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It's to encourage use of the site. You've already provided data by creating a Yahoo account, whether you ever use YA or not.

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  • Ben
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    To encourage people to level up faster on this site.

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    To Encourage other people to Participate on Yahoo Answers

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  • 8 months ago

    Yahoo Answers is used for Yahoo Seach Engine. To get people to answer questions they figured a point system with levels would motivate people to give answer questions. They use these questions and answers for their search engine.

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  • Mental
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    It gives Yahoo a good feeling to have something they can take away from you without actually removing your account.

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  • 8 months ago

    Because it helps you level up so you can ask and answer more questions.

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  • 8 months ago

    To keep this site from getting spammed. You have to build up enough points by legitimately answering questions before you can do it unlimited. Chinese spammers use to flood this site and it was impossible to find real questions.

    • Robert J
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      And, mainly, limit how much damage trolls can do with multiple accounts (at least in theory).

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