Yahoo copies KudoZ?
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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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Sep 4, 2006

Yahoo! just launched its new service, Yahoo! Answers, which is built on a concept markedly similar to that of our good old KudoZ.

Asker rates the answerers, picks the best answer, outsiders can vote on potential answers already given, etc.

http://answers.yahoo.com/


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Not very surprised Sep 4, 2006

The only concern I have with Yahoo's question and answers is that while KudoZ questions in ProZ.com are answered by people focused on languages, Yahoo answerers would be people focused on what???


Have a nice Monday,
Monika


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
Germany
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Google Answers Sep 4, 2006

I think Google Answers is basically the same as Yahoo Answers, just that is older and, AFAIK, most questions are answered for money only and by "experts"...

I never used it though.

Sonja


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Alexandra Douard  Identity Verified
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Well.. Sep 4, 2006

I would not worry that much it's about ANYTHING!
The list of topics is endless and you can find questions such as: (sic) How do I conceal the freckles on and above my lips...without it looking unnatural?

Have a nice day!


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Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
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might be useful.. Sep 4, 2006

Once or twice, in the monolingual English or FR>EN medical Kudoz section, questions have been asked such as: 'my ultrasound shows such and such a finding, is my baby going to be ok?' or 'how do I treat keloid scars?'.

Perhaps these askers can be directed at Yahoo Answers. No-one there would know the answer either, but at least they would be asking in a more appropriate place.


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NancyLynn
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universal Sep 4, 2006

Angela Dickson wrote:


Once or twice, in the monolingual English or FR>EN medical Kudoz section, questions have been asked such as: 'my ultrasound shows such and such a finding, is my baby going to be ok?' or 'how do I treat keloid scars?'.

Perhaps these askers can be directed at Yahoo Answers. No-one there would know the answer either, but at least they would be asking in a more appropriate place.


Exactly, we get all kinds in mono eng, such as "What is the latitude/longitude of Victoria Falls" and "what is the pinging in my car engine" or "how do I calculate the volume of my swimming pool".

I'll be happy to redirect such traffic.



Nancy


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