SIMAnswers is the complete Questions and Answers solution for Joomla. In fact, imagine Yahoo Answers for Joomla! SIMAnswers works in exactly the same way as Yahoo Answers, down to the last detail!
Admins can create categories and subcategories, set points and levels for different activities, and administer violation reports. By creating appropriate categories, you can create MUCH more meaningful content to your website. With more questions asked and answers provided, search engines will rank your site much higher (just like Yahoo Answers and Wikipedia, with a ton of user created content).
Admins can set points for the following actions:
Points are required to reach a particular Level in SIMAnswers. Admins can set the different privileges each user has on each level. Eg. Set users to require 200 Points to reach Level 2, and 10 questions per day is allowed at at Level 2. There are 7 Levels that can be configured altogether.
Users can do a TON of things with SIMAnswers. Here's a quick list:
Every user has his own dashboard that displays his statistics, including Total Answers, Best Answers, Open Questions, Voting Questions, Resolved Questions, Activity Summary (points, levels, starred questions etc), and a list of the user's answers, questions, starred questions and watchlist.
SIMAnswer is fully integrated with Community Builder, EasySocial or JomSocial, but does not require them to work.
There are 3 types of questions: Open Questions, Undecided Questions,and Answered Questions.
Open questions are questions that have not expired. The time before a question expires is 4 days by default, and is configurable by the admin. Anyone is free to provide their answers for open questions.
Undecided questions are questions that are being put to a vote. There are 2 possible scenarios whereby questions are put to a vote:
Once a question is put to a vote, no more new answers can be given. Note that if a question expires before an answer is provided, it will be removed and the points (for asking a question) will be returned to the asker.
Answered questions are questions where a best answer has been selected. There are 2 ways to select a best answer:
After a question has been answered, users will be able to leave comments.