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question and answer websitesThe web is the oracle of the modern age. Google Search might be a digital prophet, but there are a lot of other sites which do a darn good job of answering your questions. These are the Q&A services, which are more often than not powered by the community of their users.

We have our very own – MakeUseOf Answers answers answers Read More where you can ask any tech related question and expect to get a solution pretty quickly.

Tech questions are pretty common. There are some others out there which deal with a specific topic. Check out the five different sorts of question-answer help websites below, and do add a few of your own in the comments below.

Whyzz

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If you are asked by your kid – who is Barack Obama, you would probably get it right. But are you sure you have the right answer for what exactly is a Bermuda Triangle? Children ask all sorts of questions. Whyzz answers some of them at least. Whyzz is a carefully curated knowledge bank of questions and answers that helps to keep parents informed and ready when the knowledge bug bites their kids.

The Whyzz team “translates” answers so that kids can easily understand complex topics in a clear manner. Whyzz also says that they also advise parents on talking to their kids about serious issues with insights into questions on tough subjects like death, illness, safety, and more. (Read Directory mention)

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Moms4Mom

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If it was about kids and parenting in an educational sense in the last Q&A website, it’s about the general role of a mother in this one. Moms4Mom is a question-answer site that’s for mothers (and fathers too) who are looking for answers concerning pregnancy, motherhood, fatherhood, babies, children and parenting.

Like all other Q&A web services, this is also powered by a vibrant community. Questions also earn votes to indicate their relevance and popularity. Questions like “At what age should we start reading books to our children?” have got pretty impressive views.

Is It Normal

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It It Normal helps you to perceive how “normal” are you. Questions linger within us that need answering. It could be anything from a pet peeve to peculiar trait. Ask the community (anonymously of course) and their answer just might help to give you a benchmark to measure against.

Each question gets slotted into a category and then the community votes to decide whether the situation is normal or not. A higher percentage of votes would indicate that there’s nothing much wrong with you. The comments always make for an interesting read. (Read Directory mention)

Qpixl

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Qpixl takes advantage of two factors – the use of camera phones and our obsessive desire for peer approval. The social network linked service is not a Q&A site in the traditional sense. Here, you click a snap and ask a question. It works best with the free iPhone app that’s available for download. Your own network of friends gives you real time answers.

Your question is posted on your Facebook profile and displayed in your Facebook friends feed and/or sent to your Twitter followers, Tumblr and DailyBooth blogs for an answer. The answer flows back to you via your profile. This site makes it easy to get that peer ‘review’ by polling your friends. I haven’t tried this app myself, so do let us know how you found it in real-time.

Food52-Hotline

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I like the neatness of this food n’ recipe site, and also for the simple fact that questions do get answered. The Q&A service for the foodies is a virtual hotline for any cooking dilemma. Keep your questions short – 140 characters or less – and you can also check an option for a quick redress of your particular recipe problem. The community seems to be vibrant as each question gets a healthy share of views.

If you fall back on the wisdom of the crowds, don’t forget to check these out:

From parenting to food, you can be sure that the web has an answer for everything. You just have to look around. People are asking questions and getting answers. Are you? Tell us about your favorite Q&A site? Is it tech related or about something else.

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  1. jim
    July 29, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    justqna.com is really good must visit

  2. ode
    July 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    a new site justqna.com really good, some wierd questions I asked was answered within 2 hrs, it is relatevely new but great, must visit, also it allows anonymous posts so no regestration required.

  3. jean angelica jelly
    April 15, 2012 at 4:26 am

    This is kinda specific one... Is there a site that is more similar to ask.com and yahoo answers?

    • Tina
      April 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Jean,

      I think a great place to ask this question and get a lot of alternative suggestions would be MakeUseOf Answers. And maybe that's exactly the place you're looking for in the first place. We would be very proud to hear that! :)

  4. Siddharth
    March 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I was expecting to see yahoo answers as well.

    • Saikat Basu
      March 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Yahoo Answers is pretty well known. I was looking at the more obscure ones there.

      • jean angelica jelly
        April 15, 2012 at 4:19 am

        yes it is... lol.. but sometimes.. its really hard to get a decent answer... sometimes for me im spending my whole day to answer some question.. do some sesearch... this was 2007-2008

        I hope this website is good...

        • Saikat Basu
          April 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

          Jean, you can try these all out. Specialized sites are always a bit better than general purpose sites is because...ummm...they have specialized people answering the questions :) Let us know which site you liked best of all.

        • jean angelica jelly
          May 14, 2012 at 3:03 am

          yea... i found allexpert nice... quick one... no spam, but sometimes you need more than one people to answer your question :D

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