Points Table

To encourage participation and reward great answers, Yahoo Answers has a system of Points and Levels. The number of points that you get depends on the specific action that you take. The Points table below summarises the point values for different actions. While you can't use points to buy or redeem anything, they do allow everyone to recognise how active and helpful you've been. (And they give you another excuse to boast to your friends.)

Points and Levels

Action Points
Begin participating on Yahoo Answers One Time: 100
Ask a Question -5
Choose a Best Answer for your question 3
Answer a Question 2
Self-deleting an answer -2
Log in to Yahoo Answers Once daily: 1
Have your answer selected as the Best Answer 10
Receive a "Thumbs-up" rating on a Best Answer that you wrote (up to 50 "Thumbs-ups" are counted) 1 per "Thumbs-up"
Receive a violation -10


Levels are another way to keep track of how active you (and others) have been. The more points you accumulate, the higher your Level. Yahoo Answers recognises your Level achievements with our special brand of thank yous

And finally, as you attain higher levels, you'll also be able to contribute more to Yahoo Answers - you can ask, answer and rate more frequently.

Level Points Questions Answers Follows
7 25,000+ 20 160 100
6 10,000-24,999 20 160 100
5 5000-9999 20 160 100
4 2500-4999 20 160 100
3 1000-2499 15 120 100
2 250-999 10 80 100
1 1-249 5 20 100

*All limitations are per day

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