Ollie asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 4 months ago

Why does Yahoo Answers allow you to answer your own questions?

And LAN, this isn’t a chat violation, okay? If you don’t like it, you can either ignore me or leave this site.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Good question. But at least they don't let people award themselves favorite answer (unless people use a sock account to answer.)

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    So the next person who has the same question can find the answer in seconds, rather than post it again and wait for days.

    > And LAN, this isn’t a chat violation, okay?

    No, not okay. Calling out users is a violation

  • 3 months ago

    "And LAN, this isn’t a chat violation, okay? If you don’t like it, you can either ignore me or leave this site."

     You don't get to dictate how other people respond to your question. If LAN or anyone else doesn't like your question, they have more than the two options you laid down: they also have the option of reporting it.

    Just saying.

  • LAN
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    LOL!   I love it when you idiots that think that the rules shouldn't apply to you can't figure out that what you think constitutes a chat violation doesn't matter.   This question is a chat violation.   Especially since you added that bit directly to me at the end moron.

    BTW   You are also free to ignore me or leave this site.  At least you consistently can't apply the same rules to you that you want others to follow.

    Also BTW I find it funny that you are hiding out and abusing others in the singles and dating category after spending so many years claiming that this is the reason that you started stalking me.   Will you start stalking yourself now that you can't get the same thrill from constantly harassing me?

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  • .
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    That feature was added so the OP could add the correct answer to a question, if they found it and no other respondents had done so. The original goal of the site was to be a database of knowledge/experience for anyone to be able to access. The more questions with correct/useful answers, the more helpful the database would be as a whole. 

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    Unfortunately, some OPs use the answer area to add additional info to their question or to post to other users, and that's not what the ability was supposed to be used for (and updates to questions often get overlooked if they are posted amongst the answers). 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    To make it Easier for Mobile Devices 

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    In case you find the answer to your question and be like- okay, guys, I got it, and answer is...

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Maybe so that you can make comments, now that an asker cannot comment directly to someone's answer.

  • Olive
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Yea im not sure why they let you. Doesn't make sense to answer your own

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