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Q: Who wants 5 stars? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Who wants 5 stars?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: djbaker-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 08 Jun 2005 08:15 PDT
Expires: 08 Jul 2005 08:15 PDT
Question ID: 530864
I've never submitted a question before, so I thought I would check out
what its like on the other side of the fense (i.e. how the interface
is set up, what the options are, etc).

I suppose my question is...what do you like most about being a researcher?

Clarification of Question by djbaker-ga on 08 Jun 2005 08:18 PDT
Please post your answer as both an RFC and an answer (i want to see
how fast the notification is when there is an RFC on a question).


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 08 Jun 2005 08:28 PDT
Well, here's an RFC just so you can see what an RFC is like.

I love Google Answers to pieces, but it's hard to articulate why.  It
clearly has some elements of an addiction, but don't worry...I can
quit anytime I want to.


Clarification of Question by djbaker-ga on 08 Jun 2005 08:30 PDT
Feel free to submit that as an answer :)

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 08 Jun 2005 09:02 PDT
Thanks, but someone who's not as lazy as me (it is summertime!) and
can find the words to answer your question should have the honor of
doing so.

Subject: Re: Who wants 5 stars?
Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 08 Jun 2005 09:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi DJ!

I guess that all you're missing is an Answer so that you can ask for a
CR to see how that works.  Please don't test the CRH feature ;=)

Maybe we can see if it has any effect on my ratings level too, though
I doubt that it will with 636 Answers (an unknown number of those are
rated and like Pafalafa, I'm too lazy to count).

What do I like the best?  The extraordinary range of questions &
answers.  I wish that Google would take one of the most-interesting
Answers each week and publish it as a syndicated column (with search
tips, of course!).

The most-amusing part is seeing something that you think is
unanswerable -- and another researcher teases out an Answer.  Often
it's something that could well be contentious and someone finds an
interesting and amusing way to answer the question.  A favorite
example of the latter is:

"What is the Secret of Women" (RobertSkelton-GA, May 28, 2002)

Google search strategy:
"RobertSkelton" + women as a search on the domain

Even if this Answer is perfectly clear, don't forget to ask for a clarification.

Best regards,

djbaker-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for the answer!

Subject: Re: Who wants 5 stars?
From: boquinha-ga on 08 Jun 2005 08:46 PDT
I thought you might like a comment, too. :) And for the record, one of
the things that I like most about it is the association with the other
researchers. It's also great for helping to satisfy our "nerdy"
(that's a compliment) tendencies. It's fun to be associated with a
great company like Google. There are lots of interesting things to
read on here. It's fun and challenging to research and write
informative and creative answers. Hmmmmm, I agree with
pafalafa-ga--it's difficult to articulate why, but this IS a great

Subject: Re: Who wants 5 stars?
From: djbaker-ga on 08 Jun 2005 08:53 PDT
Yeah, I am in agreement with you both about this being a great place. 
I think its so interesting to see what other researchers do and the
questions they take.  It always amazes me when I see a question and
kind of laugh at the idea of being able to answer it and then 2 hours
later I see another researcher was able to take it on.

Thanks for you comment.  I was interested in learning the mechnics of
the system so I would have a better idea what the people I am helping
are looking at.

Subject: Re: Who wants 5 stars?
From: sublime1-ga on 09 Jun 2005 22:40 PDT

It may interest you to know that, a long time ago, skermit-ga
asked this question for the very same purpose:

He then proceeded to take screenshots of the user's screens
and created a handy user's guide, here:

The interface has changed a little since that time, I believe,
but it still remains a useful guide.


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