Discover & Answers Tab

We’ve taken the ten possible question streams we used to have and whittled them down to just two – Discover and Answer.

Discover

The new Discover tab gives you a stream of questions that people in your network have asked, answered, followed or rated, as well as questions that are currently popular amongst other Answers users.

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You can choose which of these options to display in the Discover tab by clicking on the “Customize Feed” icon on the right of the tab, check the boxes you want and click “Apply”.

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Answer

The new Answer tab is designed to give you a personalized stream of questions on the subjects you are interested in.

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To personalize your Answer tab, simply click on the “Customize Feed” pin wheel and select the type of questions you want to appear in your stream.

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You can choose any or all of the following options:

  • No Best Answer – only show questions that have not received a best answer vote by the asker

  • Expand all descriptions – choose to view just the question, or the question and its description

  • Recommended for me – view questions that we think you might be interested in based on your answering history (note, the “Recommended for me” will display questions in your stream based on relevance rather than time. So the first question we recommend for you may not be the most recent)

  • From my Network – view questions that people in your network have asked. Questions from your network are ordered chronologically.

  • My Categories – you can choose to view questions from all categories, or filter for the categories and subcategories you are most interested in. To choose a category or subcategory, click on “Manage” and check the category, or click on the category name to select from the list its subcategories. Questions from your selected categories always display the newest first.

  • Saved Searches – when you want to see questions on a very specific topic, you can choose show results from your saved searches. Simply select from your list of current saved searches, or click on “Manage” to create a new one. You can have up to 10 saved searches.

When you’re done personalizing your stream, click “Apply” and get answering on topics tailored for you!

If you have a question or need help try here!

Would You Rather… Tuesday!

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There’s some people who talk way too low, or way too loud. Everyone knows that one girl who only speaks in whispers like she’s talking to herself all the time, or that guy who yells everything like Gilbert Gottfried.

So tell us:

Answer this question and ask your own “Would you rather” question, using the hashtag #WYR.

That’s the last of our questions in this season of hashtags, but we hope you like it. And stay tuned for more special questions! :D

Thanks for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team
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What Would You Do… Monday!

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This is probably what you’re thinking if your friend forgot to introduce you to someone. While the conversation keeps going…many thoughts cross your mind. And you might feel a little awkward. Has this happened to you?

We are sure its happened at lease once, this uncomfortable situation. But we’re interested to know “what you would do.”

So tell us your experience, your story and how you get out of this tricky and prickly moment:

"What would you do… if you weren’t introduced?"

Don’t forget to ask your own #WWYD questions to get the benefit of some sweet extra points.

Thank you for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team

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Top Tips… Friday!



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You’re eating at the lunch table. All alone. You’re sitting at home. With nothing to do. You’re staring at your cell phone. With no one to talk to. Do you catch our drift? No worries! The Answers Team and community is here to help you. Especially if you’re a bit shy or just moved to a new city. We got you covered!

So today we’re asking:

What are your top tips for meeting new people?

C’mon help us out! How do you start fresh at a new place? What are some ways in the past, you’ve been able to make friends? Answer our question and then ask your own Top Tip question using the hashtag #TT. We’ll award points to some great questions with at least 15 answers.

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Have a great weekend,

Yahoo Answers Team

Sink Plungers are Not Toilet Plungers

**Secret Revealed**

Article: http://bit.ly/1BdmbTd

Thankfully, my current home has good plumbing and I haven’t needed a plunger in a long time. But, I can’t say the same about previous places, especially some of those places in college!

The best way to get a plunger to work well is to use the right plunger. There are two main types of plungers: toilet plungers and general purpose plungers (for almost everything other than toilets).

Sinks and floor drains are typically flat, so a flat plunger is ideal. But toilet drains are typically curved and the curvature can vary widely among models. That means a flat sink plunger isn’t well suited for creating a seal and getting proper suction around the curvature of a toilet drain. You need good suction to clear a blockage and you’ll get better suction if you use a plunger with a flanged bottom to match the curve of the toilet drain.

Chad Upton is a blogger for Broken Secrets and an official Yahoo Answers contributor.

Word of the Day… Fashion

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It’s fall and that means it’s one of the most exciting seasons in the world of fashion! Our hearts sink when we have to put away all those beautiful sandals and slingbacks. But oh boy is that a nice feeling when we wear those new boots for the first time!!

So with all the new clothes, shoes & other temptations in stores now, we select “FASHION” as our ‘Word of the DAY’ and ask you:

Which fashion faux-pas do you find the most offensive?

Head over to Answers and post your answer. And don’t forget to join our fashion-discussing by asking your own question! Good questions with at least 15 answers will be awarded with some fashionable extra points.

Thanks for reading,
Yahoo Answers team

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What’s Good to Know About…Beer

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The 181st Oktoberfest kicked off in Munich, Germany this week, with over 6 million people expected to join the party in Bavaria. The festival is now mirrored all over the world and celebrates Bavarian culture, food and most especially, beer. Lots of beer.

So what better time to learn more about the beverage that’s enjoyed the world over. Tell us, aside from the obvious benefits/drawbacks, depending on your perspective:

What’s good to know about beer?

Please answer responsibly and don’t forget to ask your own “Good to Know" question today. The best questions will be rewarded with a tall, cold glass of delicious points.

Thanks for reading

Yahoo Answers Team