Why is there a point system for answering questions?
It is to encourage people to reveal their lives so your data can be collected and sold to advertisers?
- CarolOklaNolaLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- .Lv 77 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.
- BenLv 67 months ago
To encourage people to level up faster on this site.
- DanielLv 78 months ago
To Encourage other people to Participate on Yahoo Answers
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- Tic-Tac-ToeLv 78 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.
- MentalLv 68 months ago
It gives Yahoo a good feeling to have something they can take away from you without actually removing your account.
- FemaleLotRfanLv 78 months ago
Because it helps you level up so you can ask and answer more questions.
- ocularnervosaLv 78 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.