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Why doesn't today's Q&A sites provide a way to choose a best answer and close a question?

Asked by GGLiu (15points) January 20th, 2011

I think the asker’s selection would be the best rating for all the answers, and others’ “great answers” sometimes would be a compromise.

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wundayatta's avatar

We don’t believe in “best” answers nor do we believe in shutting down discussion, since that’s where the most can be learned. If you want “best” answers go to YA. They are good at that kind of nonsense.

P.S. Welcome to Fluther. Try it out. Our way really is better if you give it a chance. Plus people here either know how to spell or are made to learn.

Judi's avatar

If that’s what you want go to

jaytkay's avatar

Most questions have no single best answer.

It’s funny to me that people ask things like “What’s the best cell phone?” or “What’s the best college?”.

Seelix's avatar

Yup. That’s not what we’re all about here. Fluther is much more of a discussion site than it is a “yes you should” or “no you shouldn’t” site. If that’s what you’re looking for, Askville or Yahoo Answers is where you should be.

If you’re looking for a community of friends who engage in discussion and (mostly) civil debate, welcome. I haven’t been here long, but I love it.

lillycoyote's avatar

I don’t think that’s good idea. I encountered questions on Yahoo Answers during internet searches… I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across questions where the question really had one, correct, fact-based answer and the “best” answer had been chosen by users and discussion closed. The only problem was that “best” answer as chosen by users was just plain flat out wrong and because the discussion was closed there was no way to address the issue.

marinelife's avatar

What makes the asker king in deciding the best answer? After all, the asker did not know the answer to the question.

Here the questions and answers and discussion go on—and on.

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