Unfair behavior on Yahoo Answers

Most people who cheat know they're cheating—they’ve created multiple accounts to gain points in various ways, or negatively target other members. However, many people don’t understand that “point-gaming” and "placeholding" are also considered cheating.

What is point-gaming or place-holding?

  • Posting questions that offer points for any reason other than for the best answer. For example, “Free points for the first person to post an answer?” or “Make me laugh and get 10 points?”
    • It's OK to say you'll give 10 points to the person with the best answer if coupled with a legitimate question.
  • Posting “Star my question?” without including a legitimate question.
  • Answering with "edit" or "." or any such answer to in order to control your place on the question page.