Because there is such a thing as a bad question

It's one thing I've learned watching the progress of the MSDN forums over the last year+... there are bad questions. I'll be watching to see how well this sort of "rate the question" system goes over.

Something new has appeared at Yahoo! Answers . A rating toolbar for each question and for each answer. These provide the ability to quickly click on a "thumbs up/down" to rate each question/answer. There's a button to "report" the question/answer for abuse, another to email the question to a friend and another to add it to your "watch" list, MyWeb,, MyYahoo! or any other RSS reader.

Source: Rating the Questions on Yahoo! Answers - Download Squad