When did Y!A change "Best Answer" to "Favorite Answer"?
I mean it's always been that way but it's interesting that they are finally acknowledging that the answers chosen are not necessarily the "best".
- .Lv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Back in Oct when the new format was rolled out. It makes more sense, since often the answer selected by the OP isn't the "best" (or even relevant). By calling it the "Favorite" it doesn't confuse people who come here looking for actual information, and finding the question they had has already been asked/answered (but the answer chosen by the OP may not be the most correct/best answer provided).
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
About 3 months ago, i hadn't noticed it for ages so it could have been 4 months ago.
- ไม่เป็นไรLv 73 weeks ago
It happened a few months back during the turn over of the new site. Verizon Media does not inform us of their changes so it hard to say but it was sometimes at the beginning of Oct or Nov.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 73 weeks ago
Ohhhh, at least 2 months ago......I noticed it sometime before Christmas.
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- DanielLv 73 weeks ago
When they made a New Format they changed it to Favorite Answer
- LANLv 73 weeks ago
Because they finally decided to change the name to reflect the reality.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Many people select AN answer to meet their bias, these answers are rarely the "best", so the socially conscious Yahoo! staff have changed it to "Favorite".
I never noticed the change, it does make sense.
- CarolOklaNolaLv 73 weeks ago
About 2 weeks ago, or beginning of the year.
Sorry, 2 months ago, not 2 weeks.
- SharonLv 73 weeks ago
It was probably changed because people will often pick their favorite answer even though it may not be the best answer.