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Monday, July 23, 2007

Helping Others Via The World Wide Web

on july 12th i was sitting at my desk, bored, at work and i was looking around the yahoo homepage. i noticed a link at the top right that read "answers". i found this intriguing and decided to click on the link. this took me to a site that allows registered users to post questions on a bulletin board-like page to be answered by other registered users. users get 2 points for answering a question and 10 more points if their answer is chosen as the best answer to the question. i've been a registered user for eleven days and i have answered 219 questions. 13 of which have been chosen as a best answer. there are other ways to gain points on the site as well as loose them. at certain point totals you get promoted to higher levels that allow you to answer more question each day as well as rate the answers of others. to date i have 705 points and i'm 295 points from the next level, level 3. your points don't allow you to buy anything and the person with the most points doesn't earn a prize. the point system simply allows users to see the level of participation of other users, and can give you a reason to brag to your friends.

i really like answering the questions of others. it feels good to be able to help someone in need and i think this is a really cool venue for helping others. there are many stupid questions that get posted each the day. there seem to be a lot of users that do not take the site seriously, but there are people that do and post legit questions. if you like helping people, and have the patients to sift through some of the stupid question, i invite you to join the site.

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