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Subject: The Competition
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: mongolia-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 28 Oct 2006 17:24 PDT
Expires: 27 Nov 2006 16:24 PST
Question ID: 777908
Recently i discovered Yahoo Answers.

     So I decided to give it a go.
           I asked the following  question:
 "Please give a brief description of the Chinese Cultural revolution"

I have so far got one answer to my question which you can find in the
following link:;_ylt=AjS6dgjnXW4EaMPPfHPp3ubsy6IX?qid=20061028094841AADQXoa

I would like a GAR to rate the "Answerer" of my question according to
the following criteria:

1. Overall Knowldge of the Answerer

2. Objectivity of the Answerer

3. General Structure of the answer.

4. Spelling and Punctuation.

5. General Level of Customer Service provided by the Answerer.

Any other comments are more than welcome.

Yours Truly

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: The Competition
From: steph53-ga on 28 Oct 2006 18:03 PDT
Hi Mongolia...

I found that Yahoo Answers is just a site for kids....

Google Answers is a site that has professional and knowledgeable Researchers.

My opinion? You bet ;-)

Subject: Re: The Competition
From: pafalafa-ga on 28 Oct 2006 18:31 PDT
The <quote> answer <unquote> gets an "F", but I bet their email
notification is working.
Subject: Re: The Competition
From: dprk007-ga on 28 Oct 2006 18:42 PDT
Now Now David you shouldn't be making negative comments (even if
implied) about your employer!!!
Subject: Re: The Competition
From: borisshah-ga on 28 Oct 2006 20:01 PDT
I recently posted a question on Yahoo Answers which went "Why is
Google Answers so much better than Yahoo Answers" and the answers that
I did get were childish and simply argumentative without any backing
whatsoever. But a few people did agree themselves that Yahoo was just
for kids who think that they know everything and you were not going to
get anything for free.
Subject: Re: The Competition
From: justaskscott-ga on 28 Oct 2006 21:54 PDT
Borishah's comment led me to look up Google Answers on Yahoo! Answers:

The question noted by borishah is at:

These questions and answers make interesting (though sometimes
unpolished) reading on what the public thinks about the two services.
Subject: Re: The Competition
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Oct 2006 22:51 PDT
How can anything that calls itself "Yahoo" be serious?
Hmmm?  Well, ... er, ...  "Google"  does sound like a throttled giggle.  ;-)
Subject: Re: The Competition
From: frde-ga on 29 Oct 2006 01:44 PDT
I gather that the hide of baby Yahoos is suitable for making sails.
Subject: Re: The Competition
From: keystroke-ga on 07 Nov 2006 10:47 PST
I think that it's just like anything: some good, some bad.

The problem is that sometimes the smartest people who really know what
they're talking about are ganged up on by the idiots who try to take
over the whole thing. Yahoo Answers is just like life, basically!
Subject: Re: The Competition
From: omnivorous-ga on 18 Nov 2006 05:41 PST
Mongolia --

Yahoo execs are very concerned about the quality and consistency of
their efforts, as evidenced by today's publication of the "Peanut
Butter Manifesto" by the Wall Street Journal (this may be subscription
only but will certainly be picked up by other business news outlets):
The 'Peanut Butter Manifesto' (Garlinghouse, Nov. 18, 2006)

I know that if I were the product manager for Yahoo! Finance, an
excellent well-researched service, I would be embarrassed to be
associated with the Yahoo! Answers service, which is a low-quality way
to build click-through traffic.

Best regards,

Subject: Re: The Competition
From: keystroke-ga on 29 Nov 2006 09:19 PST

Maybe that can help us from living in a world of only Yahoo Answers.

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