Yahoo Adds Star Feature to Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers now has another level of filtering, thank goodness. The Web site ( ) now offers “stars” for their results. Users can star questions that they think are high-quality or otherwise worthy.

Unfortunately, you can’t tell starred questions in the search results. I did a search for tigers. The first result in my search was a question called “Tigers vs. White Sox?” This question had one star, but there was no indication in the YA search results that I could find that this question was starred. It would be nice if you could sort search results so starred questions float to the top (maybe they change the search relevance; I don’t know.)

If you’re more interested in sorting the answers than the questions, you still have the option to list answers with the highest-rated ones first, or answers that have a minimum rating.

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