Here on Answers our mission is to share knowledge and advice within the community in an environment that respects the Community Guidelines. Recently we’ve seen a rise in point gaming, along with ongoing complaints about cheaters and users creating multiple accounts, and have decided to remind users that this type of abuse is taken seriously by Yahoo! Answers and is against the Community Guidelines.
What is considered cheating?
- Posting and answering your own content by creating multiple accounts for the sole purpose of earning points.
- Soliciting others to increase points.
- Copying another user’s content and pasting it as your own.
Our point system rewards community members for sharing and questions and answers, the above items violate the Community Guidelines and lowers the integrity of the site. Misusing Answers hurts the community members.
When people use Answers to cheat or to point game, it lowers the quality of the site and defeats the knowledge-sharing purpose of the site. By sticking to the guidelines and reporting abuse, we can all make Yahoo! Answers an informative and enjoyable place to be.
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