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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by And I Was Like, Jul 14, 2011.

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  1. And I Was Like

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    Hey guys!

    Has anyone else checked out Yahoo! Answers - there's a lot of young kids on there asking questions about wanting to become a doctor and there's a crap load of misinformation that goes on there.

    I've recently started answer questions there which mostly end with me citing this website as a reference.

    I'm wondering if anyone else has read some of the crazy stuff on there - like people with "Top Contributor" posting that DO means Doctor of Obstetrics or the like.

    - And I Was Like
     
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  3. 1TB4RKSB4CK

    1TB4RKSB4CK wussup doge Bronze Donor 5+ Year Member

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    You are getting answers from 10 year olds there.
     
  4. And I Was Like

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    The problem is they don't know about studentdoctor, all the advice they get is from "Top Contributors" which gives the illusion of knowledge but is actually a meaningless tag. It just bothers me a lot =/
     
  5. NickNaylor

    NickNaylor Daisy the Dog Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    Cool st...
     
  6. TheMightySmiter

    TheMightySmiter 7+ Year Member

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    I never knew there were people who took Yahoo Answers seriously.
     
  7. And I Was Like

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    Maybe I'm just not a big fan of misinformation... or just REALLY bored. Probably both. Some on the stuff there is pretty funny though, if not scary.
     
  8. rcheech7

    rcheech7 EM Intern 7+ Year Member

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    I'm a "Top Contributer" there and I generally give out the best advice to people I can there, but Answers is really a cesspool of bad information.

    I would never actually ask those people a question, only give them answers.
     
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    Please tell me you're not "PE2008" - I read his answers and just about burst out laughing and crying at the same time.
     
  10. rcheech7

    rcheech7 EM Intern 7+ Year Member

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    Lol nah that's definitely not me. Although that guy is the cause of the majority of the problems in the Higher+ section.
     
  11. UnclePhil

    UnclePhil 5+ Year Member

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    I've read that guys posts before. I wonder what his username is on SDN.
     
  12. Chops369

    Chops369 5+ Year Member

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    All the questions on Yahoo Answers make me want to facepalm so hard.
    And this is mostly why.

    I used to be a top contributor in biology, but I pretty much stopped answering questions because I got bored. My answers were always the bomb, yo.
     
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    He doesn't he claims to be a professional engineer which on Yahoo answers is about as verifiable as me being Sofia Vergara.

    Yet - he still answers pre-med/pre-pharm/pre-dental questions. And if you go against something he says he can get your post deleted because he's a "Top Contributor" and it takes 3+ weeks to appeal it.

    Ridiculous. Just Ridiculous.
     
  14. typicalindian

    typicalindian 5+ Year Member

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    You guys do know that hordes of trolls go on yahoo answers simply to mid inform people right?
     
  15. StudyShy

    StudyShy XOXO 10+ Year Member

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    Poor young people. :(
     
  16. estradiol9

    estradiol9 5+ Year Member

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    Like this?

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  17. UnclePhil

    UnclePhil 5+ Year Member

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    Parents need to have a talk with her.
     
  18. Suncrusher

    Suncrusher ☣ ☣ ☣ ☣ ☣ Lifetime Donor 5+ Year Member

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    no jokes about how is babby formed yet? :confused:
     
  19. dicer

    dicer 5+ Year Member

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    Git serious! It's a natural part of life.
     
  20. JESSFALLING

    JESSFALLING 2+ Year Member

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    I once saw a fellow student quote from "Answers" in a paper for a 300-level class....
    I was like....:eek::eek::eek::eek::scared::diebanana::beat::bang::boom:
     
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  21. TheMightySmiter

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    Hmmm...trolling Yahoo Answers...that sounds like a fantastic new hobby. :laugh:
     
  22. bluelightx3

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    It's okay as long it's not Wiki... :D
     
  23. Buttermellow

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  24. Kaustikos

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    Don't wanna get that infinite loop thing started :scared: :laugh:
     
  25. Narmerguy

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    +1
     
  26. Ursa

    Ursa woof 5+ Year Member

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    Do you really want these creatures crawling all over SDN at 10 years old? Y'all know some of the worst come out of HSDN. Can you imagine MSDN??? :eek:
     
  27. NickNaylor

    NickNaylor Daisy the Dog Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    No joke. Hopefully they'd at least stick to hSDN.
     
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    Misinformed is good :thumbup:
     
  30. Medbits

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    Not all answers posted in Yahoo Answers is misinformation...It really depends on who answers it? I have contributed many times, but there was no serious incentive, soo....
     
  31. buttahz

    buttahz 90% lurker, 10% poster 2+ Year Member

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    In all seriousness, you could find 1 good and informative answer for every 100 crap answers there. Then again, that's probably in other categories where people ask practical questions (pets, travel, computers...)
     
  32. Narmerguy

    Narmerguy Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I'm sure Yahoo Answers began a lot more focused, reliable, and useful than it has become now. This is the cycle popular information sources go through that are fueled by public/anonymous membership. There's good and bad that come with growth.

    I think Yahoo answers is still pretty useful. I've found good tips there about cooking questions, random explanations of household items, etc.
     
  33. Chops369

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    Baby within a baby within a baby within a baby.........

    [​IMG]
     
  34. tima

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    1) The top contributor in medicine is an anesthesiologist.

    2) When I was taking Calculus I and II, I would post in the math section to confirm my answers to some of the hard problems. It helped a lot. You can sometimes get helpful answers.
     
  35. arfc6

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    Yup, Yahoo answers saved me when I took physics. Some of the stuff they say is rediculous but there is some pretty good advice on their too.
     
  36. dbeast

    dbeast Neurorectal surgeon 7+ Year Member

    Attracting more derp to SDN?

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  37. Charles Darwin

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    That's where I do my best gunning.
     
  38. dbeast

    dbeast Neurorectal surgeon 7+ Year Member

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  40. getright

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    Oh my god. LOL @ dbeast's picture.
     

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