Answers.com has completed the first stage of integrating content into WikiAnswers, a Wiki Q&A service. The content on WikiAnswers is an ongoing collaboration of shared knowledge, using the “wiki” methodology best known for its use on Wikipedia (where a great deal of Answers.com content originates from).
Answers.com says that the quality of the Q&A WikiAnswers is monitored by category supervisors and anyone can lend their thoughts and viewpoints to the wiki.
“On other Q&A sites, similar questions get asked over and over again, and the answers can’t be improved upon when they contain mistakes,” says WikiAnswers founder, Chris Whitten, now Answers.com’s Director of WikiAnswers. “On WikiAnswers, however, we merge duplicate questions together and then grow them with collaboration, so that good answers become great answers over time.”
“The integration of WikiAnswers is the next stage in our mission to become the leading online answer provider, whether answers come from our existing library of licensed, branded, attributable reference titles; from the Web; or now from a community of experts or interested participants,” explained Bob Rosenschein, CEO of Answers.com.