Compare Q&A sites (Quora vs Yahoo Answers vs StackOverflow, TED conversations)

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Compare Question and Answers sites: Quora vs StackOverflow vs TED conversations vs Yahoo Answers
ImageWebsiteDescriptionWho uses the site?TopicsUser reputation systemRelated questionsRelated videoTag assignmentsRatings for questionRatings for commentsSummaryFollow questionsFollow topicsFollow membersPost a Message to Your FollowersAbility to edit question (modify)Ability to suggest edits to answersEmail notificationsSearch box autocompletesSaves drafts of postsRevert modificationsReal-time updatingStatisticsVolunteer moderatorsTime-boxed conversationsAdvertisementsTechnology platform used for other sitesContent license / TermsIdentity systemLikeLast update
Answer Matrix is an online knowledge exchange community of everyday people that love sharing information.EverybodyGeneral topics and discussionYes Point and military rankNo Coming soonNoYesNoYes up or downYes Summary in tooltipNoNoNoNoYes Sergeant and above can modifyNoNoNoNoNoNoYes Asked, views, latest activityYesNoNo Not yetNoAnswer matrix system 0 2011-09-28 17:29:55
Quorahttp://www.quora.comQuora is a question and answer site focused on getting really high quality, authoritative content on any topic that people are interested in."Elite": Tech pundits, entrepreneurs, early adopters, bloggers, marketers, social media mavens.General topics and discussionNoYesNoYes Topic assignmentsYesYes Answers summaryYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes viewed, latest activity, followersNoNoNoNoTerms: do not modify the Content, put a link to Quora website to use content, keep update content with the latest version on quora.Facebook, Twitter 2 2011-12-21 22:35:51
StackOverflow is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It's 100% free, no registration required. There are other sites for other topics, such as Photography, DIY, Cooking, Gaming etc.. See for a full list of the current sites.Developers, programmers, experts and enthusiasts. Other site have experts and enthusiasts in their domain.Technical programming issues. Issues relevant to the domain for the other sites in the network.Yes scores, badgesYesNoYesYes up or downYes up or downYes Summary appears at tooltipYes Via RSS feeds on each questionYes via RSS feeds on tagsNo People aren't the focus of the sites, the questions and answers are.NoYes Anybody can suggest edits (subject to approval). Users with 2K+ rep can make edits straight away.Yes Anybody can suggest edits (subject to approval). Users with 2K+ rep can make edits straight away.Yes Tick the box at the bottom of your question.NoYes A single draft of a question or answer is savedYes Edits can be rolled back to any previous version by anyone with edit rights.YesYes asked, viewed, latest activityYes Voted on by the rest of the communityNoYes Reduced for users with more than 200 repYes data: CC-by-SA license (free to Remix, to reuse with attribution link)Google, Yahoo, Myopenid, Facebook, AOL, Blogger, LiveJournal, Wordpress, Verisign, Openid, ClaimID, ClickPass, Google Profile, Stackoverflow account. 2 2011-03-06 17:53:36
TED conversations social media platform that connects people for conversation, collaboration and debate. The platform gives people access to engage notable TED speakers, and the broader TED community, in conversations that -- for the first time on a social network -- have a time limit.TED speakers and community (engaged, intellectually curious members)General topics and discussion but mainly focused on all important problems to solve around the world...Yes TEDCred scores, TEDCred medals, and badgesNoYes Related TED TalksYesYes vote for great conversationYesYes Discussion summaryNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes Whether it's one day or one month, TED Conversations are assigned an expiration date to keep the discussion sharp and on-topicYesNoCreative Commons 3.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) license: attribute the conversation; noncommercial use only; and no derivative works.TED account 0 2011-02-21 23:47:20
Yahoo Answers! Answers is a place where people ask and answer questions on any topic. Why not share your facts, opinions and personal experiences with the Yahoo! Answers community?EverybodyGeneral topics and discussionYes points, levels, statisticsYesNoNoYes mark question as interestingYes upNoYes private watchlistNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes not really.. only number of personal questions and answersNoNoYesNoYahoo copyrightYahoo, Facebook, Google 0 2011-02-21 23:47:20
Quextithttp://frc.quextit.comQuextit provides Q&A Engines. This site is an example where the FIRST Robotics Competition is using it to manage their Technical Question and Answer. The Game Q&A is hosted by FIRST themselves at can use Quextit but this Q&A site is for FIRST Robotics Competition competitors.RoboticsNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYes 0 2013-01-23 18:28:50
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  • Great Article.Thanks for this article.but you should add one more awesome question & answer site! ASKOPINION.COM. AskOpinion is a very unique concept and platform that offers instant and relevant responses to your thoughts and queries.
    Posted 2017-12-05 10:36:44 by rose cruse
  • The list compiled here is really nice and the criteria is quite helpful. I have used them all and I can say that they are good. A couple of days ago I have discovered a new web page, a friend of mine recommended it to me and I saw that it is actually good. I have posted some answers on it, it is, it sure is loads of fun. It is relatively new, but there are interesting pieces of information hidden there. Has anyone heard about it?
    Posted 2013-04-30 10:42:49 by dania
  • You should add this site also its an awesome question & answer site!
    Posted 2013-03-16 15:35:38 by Vinci
  • voted for Quora (Like)
    Posted 2012-06-15 15:55:36 by Ploy Benjamas
  • voted for StackOverflow (Like)
    Posted 2011-12-25 00:23:55 by Zoltan Ludanyi
  • Hello @Luke101, you can just click on "+" button or "add" if you want to compare more things on SocialCompare (adding items or criteria). Then you save your changes.
    Posted 2011-09-23 15:01:49 by Vanina
  • Wow..this is a very unique way to organize and compare data. Is there a way to organanize the data in such a way to view more criteia?
    Posted 2011-09-22 09:06:28 by Luke101
  • voted for StackOverflow (Like)
    Posted 2011-06-27 15:44:41 by Mitch Pronschinske
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2011-02-21 23:42:52 by Vanina

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