For a limited time, you can earn a double points for every question you answer.
It’s the season for giving and the Yamster is feeling generous this year. He really wants to say thank you for all the your great questions and answers throughout the year. Yes, it’s baaack DOUBLE POINTS for every question you answer – FOUR instead of two, and TWENTY points instead of ten for every Best Answer.
Why are we doing this?
We know you enjoy earning points on Yahoo Answers, especially to move up through the levels. But we also know it can feel like slow progress at times, like a marathon. So, during December we’re giving you the chance to sprint! With double points up for grabs, it’s a golden opportunity for you to make some big gains and go for the next level.
When does it start and end?
It starts on December 4th at 12:01am PST and will last until December 31st at 11:59pm PST. So please, make the most of it! But please remember to always follow our Community Guidelines.
How do I get started?
It couldn’t be easier to get involved. Just sign-in (or sign-up if you’ve not visited before) and start answering questions. The “Recommended” tab is a great place to start answering questions that match your interests. You can also answer hot questions on the “Popular” tab, or browse the categories to find interesting questions you can answer. Take our poll:
Thanks for reading,
Yahoo Answers Team
Let’s face it, we all have questions. Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet? How long does it take to get to platform seven in London Kings Cross Railway Station? (to which the answer is “too long – you’ve missed your train.”)
But why should we answer them?
Well, it’s all part of good a good Yahoo Answers citizen. If you want answers to questions, you should be prepared to answer some too.
You can learn something too. I always focussed on the computer-related posts. I have a degree in computers, so I always thought that questions in that area would be my forte. But I’ve learned a lot from Yahoo Answers, and also my Best Answers are often actually from the relationship areas.
And getting a best answer is fantastic. You get a fantastic buzz when you discover that your answer was the best. It’s like popping candy.
And even when you don’t get a best answer, just spending time helping people out feels pretty good! You get a nice warm glow when you’ve helped someone. You feel as though you’ve eaten soup that’s too hot – you can feel it inside your tummy burning away.
But in a good way.
Mike - Guest Blogger
Mike Raven knows a bit about a lot of things, and when he isn’t knowing a little bit about things he loves answering questions on Yahoo! Answers, and occasionally writing bad blog posts at thoggy.blogspot.com
If there’s one thing Broken Secrets loves, it’s bananas. The only other subject that we’ve covered as much is the Olympics. That’s because bananas are really interesting, especially when you consider some of the previous posts:
Even if you don’t care about that stuff, they’re still really tasty. But, that flavor comes at a cost: bananas have lot of sugar in them. In fact, a cavendish banana has about 47 grams of sugar in it. To put that into perspective, a mars bar clocks in at less than 37 grams of sugar!
To be fair, bananas have a lot more nutrients than mars bars and a lot less fat too.
Bananas have about 6 grams of fiber, 4.7 grams of protein and of course they’re known for their potassium, although they only have about 1 gram of it. The World’s Healthiest Foods website lists bananas as the 29th food with the most potassium per serving – Swiss Chard, Lima Beans and Potatoes are the top three.
Bananas are also a very good source of vitamin B6.
Chad Upton is a blogger for Broken Secrets and an official Yahoo Answers contributor.
Sources: wikipedia (banana), UC South Denmark, Column Five, The World’s Healthiest Foods
Here at Yahoo! Answers, we love nothing more than giving you, the community, better ways to share your experience, knowledge and insights. Last November we launched a new event, “AnswerDash”, a four day marathon of answering and we’re delighted to announce that it’s back!
What is AnswerDash?
An Answers marathon where you aim to have the most Best Answers on Yahoo Answers during the 96 hours we are running the event.
How does it work?
1. Starting Tuesday, November 26, at 12:01am ET go to Yahoo Answers and start answering as many questions as you can over the following 4 Days/96Hours.
2. Only answers that are posted within this time frame will be counted as part of the contest.
3. Be sure to read through the Community Guidelines before you start. No “google it” or “thanks for the 2 points” answers.
4. The members with the most Best Answers selected during this time frame will qualify for the prizes.
5. By participating in AnswerDash you agree to the US/IN Official Rules or to the UK Official Rules.
Remember: the more questions you answer, the more chances you have at being selected as Best Answer.
How do you win?
The member who gets the most Best Answers in during the 96 hours that the entry period is open will win prizes. Please remember we will also check the quality of your answers!
It will take the Yamster a few days to count up the numbers (and to measure your quality too!). Please stay tuned to the blog for the results in a few weeks.
What are the prizes?
One FIRST PLACE winner will receive a Bluetooth Addi Speaker and 1000 points!
One SECOND PLACE winner will receive a 8GB Swivel Drive and 750 points!
One THIRD PLACE winner will receive a Recycled Pen and Pencil Set and 500 points!
TWENTY runners up will receive 250 points!
Get Answering on November 26th – the clock’s ticking!
Thanks for reading,
*No purchase is necessary to participate in the promotion. The contest is subject to the full US/IN Official Rules and UK Official Rules, so please read them!
Yahoo Answers Team
Yahoo Answers will undergo some essential planned maintenance on Sunday, November 24 at 7:30pm PT or Monday, November 25 starting at 3:30am GMT and lasting several hours.
Some features may be unavailable during this period.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Yahoo Answers Team
My daughter loves to hang out with me while I’m in the kitchen. She plays with fridge magnets, re-organizes them and creates her own games.
I have been teaching her the sounds of letters and words in Spanish. When she draws something on paper I ask her what is it about and then I write the word for it. A few days ago she drew a picture of us together, I loved it so much that I taped it to the fridge and at that precise moment, a new game was born!
I grabbed some magnetic letters to put the words “MAMA” and “SOFI” together and showed her how to do it. As she loves to do puzzles, she found this game very entertaining. At the beginning I only gave her the exact letters of the words. To increase the level of difficulty, I threw extra letters in the mix and she loved it!
I was so happy with her response to the game that I cooked alphabet soup that day, sang the alphabet song, bought her training pants with letters printed on them, downloaded an alphabet game on the computer and I just had to STOP there. Too many letters for one day!
If you want to play this game, I should tell you that the magnetic letters we have at home worked better on top of thin white paper, construction paper or thick yellow paper didn’t work for us.
Teresa Neri is a blogger from of Loving Simple Tips and an official Yahoo Answers contributor.
Thanks for reading,
Teresa - Guest Blogger