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How do you give the best answer on this website?

Asked by ladyv900 (713points) July 9th, 2010

Just like with other websites such as Yahoo Answers,when you find the best, accurate answer from another user,you choose them as the best answer.Does this website do that?

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marinelife's avatar

No, we only mark Great Answers with GA.

Blackberry's avatar

People will have ‘Great Answer’ by their name with a number by it. That is similar to rating people up. If you like the answer, you click ‘Great Answer’.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Nope you just lurve the answers you lurve.

anartist's avatar

How do you not?

Jeruba's avatar

This site is more collaborative than competitive. We tend to add to and supplement one another’s answers (and, of course, disagree with them once in a while) much more than we try to outdo somebody. We’re trying to help the person who asked the question and not win some kind of contest.

janbb's avatar

@Jeruba You just won!

Cruiser's avatar

Nope that is our way of allowing everyone the power of believing their answer is the best!!

Jeruba's avatar

ha ha, @janbb, GA, showers of lurve!

zenele's avatar

There is also the * sigh * factor.

Look for them: * sigh * It means that Jeruba was there – she has the best one for anything she decides to answer.


BoBo1946's avatar

@Jeruba i vote for your answer! well said, as always!

BoBo1946's avatar

Also, answers are like beauty, “it’s in the eyes of the beholder!”

zenele's avatar

Try be to be funny. Know that you probably aren’t – except when told so by others. Not, I repeat Not because you think so. Same with wit and smarts.

If you are constantly saying LOL and Ha Ha at your own “funny” musings – and are sitting at home in your underwear, alone, in the middle of the night typing said “funnyism” to the internet – chances are you’re less witty and funny in Real Life – let alone on fluther.

Subtle is key.

Less is more.

Just like this short post of mine, keep it to 3 lines or less. Even better – read Astrochuck, Gary…........WTF or Matt and Jeruba to understand subtlety and real brilliance.

I’d make a bucket list of jellies I’d like to fuck meet in person and laugh with, but I’d forget some and get on their shit list.

I think this is funny: A Buddhist walks up to a hotdog vendor and says: “Make me one with Everything.”

I think Steven Wright is funny: What’s the difference between a friend, and a best friend? A friend will help you move. A best friend will help you move… a body.

And this nest joke, longish but worth it, is funny – enjoy:

Four friends, who hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party…..

After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room.

Those who remained talked about their kids.

The first guy said, ‘My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel.

He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he’s the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.’

The second guy said, ‘Darn, that’s terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets He’s so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.’

The third man said: ‘Well, that’s terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion.’

The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked: ‘What are all the congratulations for?’

One of the three said: ‘We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons… What about your son?’

The fourth man replied: ‘My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.’

The three friends said: ‘What a shame… what a disappointment.’

The fourth man replied: ‘No, I’m not ashamed. He’s my son and I love him.
And he hasn’t done too bad either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends…..

Jeruba's avatar

@zenele, I like your long joke, and it was worth it. As for the hot dog one, I love it. When I first heard it years ago, it featured the Dalai Lama and went like this:

The Dalai Lama walks up to a hot dog vendor on the street and says: “Make me One with Everything.”

He hands the vendor a twenty and walks away. The vendor calls after him and says, “Wait, don’t you want your change?”

The Dalai Lama turns back, smiles, and says: “Change must come from within.”

zenele's avatar

* sigh *

Better. Like it.

Jeruba's avatar

I’d also bet you a hot dog that the Dalai Lama has heard it—and that when he heard it, he had a good laugh.

zenele's avatar

After reading his 10 questions in Time the other day – I would think you’re correct. He has a sense of humour, and even a pair of pants.

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