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Most volcanoes are located at A. hot spots. B. transform boundaries. C. convergent and divergent boundaries. D. midocean ridges.
Most volcanoes are located a the pacific ring of fire.
Expert answered|Malekith22|Points 497|
Asked 12/12/2017 8:34:43 AM
Updated 12/27/2017 5:29:32 PM
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Flagged by Janet17 [12/12/2017 9:18:15 AM], Edited by Janet17 [12/12/2017 9:18:46 AM], Unflagged by Masamune [12/12/2017 12:02:45 PM], Flagged by weegy admin [12/27/2017 3:15:40 PM], Unflagged by weegy admin [12/27/2017 5:20:59 PM]
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Most volcanoes are located at: convergent and divergent boundaries.
Added 12/12/2017 9:19:27 AM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Malekith22: beware of reliance on etc.
Added 12/12/2017 9:20:01 AM
Noted, thanks for the guide.
Added 12/12/2017 9:40:55 AM
Janet, if you just edited the question to put the options, to match your answer, then I guess it is not right to flag the expert's if they seem to be NOT incorrect.
I think that we had discussed about it before.
When experts' answers are different, I usually checked their answer if they are correct, even though it's not one of the options. I've been doing that most of the time. You don't have to confirm the answer though if you feel there is a better answer for this, but you can add the best answer.

When I searched for this question, I found many answers that most volcanoes are located at the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is not wrong in any sense.

Added 12/12/2017 12:07:25 PM
Masamune, I understand your point, but I still maintain that the people who ask the questions expect the answer to reflect one of the options. This is the way I have always worked. Users are answering these questions in an education setting, and would lose marks if they gave an answer that was not in the schoolbook, so to speak. I think we owe it to users to stick to the options. I don't simply seek out options that "match my answers" - I seek out the options that users are actually working with as part of their school experience.
Added 12/12/2017 4:25:54 PM
I get that because that's what I wanted too. However most questions come without options and I experience it myself that even when I go to google and find no options too. It's time consuming to find similar options, instead of just finding the correct answers. Answering from live and archives are different. In live chat, we should answer as fast (but accurate) as possible which is a different case with Archives because we have all the time to answer. I do edit questions and put the options in just like you do.
But sometimes some experts provide different answers although they are correct. There is no reason to either confirm it or flag just because it does not match the options. Add answers is always there to add the best alternative answers. Of course, for completely wrong answers, they should be flagged no matter what.
Added 12/12/2017 4:42:13 PM
Yes - most questions posted to Weegy come without options, but that doesn't mean that there are none. Users are simply missing them off, I don't know quite how or why. I agree that if no options can be found (which if there are any, are pretty well always obvious and quickly seen) then it is fair to record any correct answer. I don't flag answers if they are correct and there are no obvious options. But I'm afraid I stick to my point that answers which don't match options should be flagged, if only to teach new experts that options are to be worked with wherever possible. This provides a focus to be concentrated on. I think if we are always providing users with random answers which don't match their options - even if they are correct - they will stop using the site, because if they submit these answers to their teachers they will be marked down.
Added 12/12/2017 5:01:51 PM
I agree to that. However it's not our fault if we can't find the options to their questions. Like I said I experience it myself. Also, most users, even when they got their question answered correctly, they still ask the same question to make sure it is indeed correct. That's why if you notice there are many spam questions. It doesn't mean they always seek immediate answers.
The expert's answer now looks irrelevant because you edited the options and then flag it. At the end of the day, only confirmed answers will appear on Google.
I've talked to Weegy Admin about it before and they agree that editing and flagging (although) correct is not acceptable. We should only edit in the options if it matches the options.
Added 12/12/2017 5:09:02 PM
I also agree that we should extend more effort to find the exact options to their questions, but there is little thing you can do if you can't really find anything but answer on your own while still maintaining the correctness of your answers. At the end of the day, Weegy is a Q&A site.
In most of what you said, I agree with you, but we should also give considerations to experts who are doing their best to answer questions.
Added 12/12/2017 5:14:58 PM
For example this one:

The expert's answer is not one of the original options, but her answer is not wrong, so I don't put the options, and didn't flag it, but instead put the a new answer that might be the best answer.
Added 12/12/2017 5:22:45 PM
Yes, if users are really physically posting the questions over and over and they are not just spooling on an endless loop, as I have reason to suspect they do some of the time, it is because users are desperate to get the right answers, dare I say it, according to the options which they have in front of them (even if they are not posting them on here). As you say, I don't think you and I are basically in disagreement over this. You're quite right of course that there are instances in which options can't be found, though I feel that this is the exception rather than the norm, and in those cases of course any correct answer is acceptable.
Added 12/12/2017 5:31:26 PM
Re your example: that answer would not have helped the user who posted the live question; so I think we need to be consistent when answering. If we seek options in live questions, we should seek them in archive questions, and vice versa (if only because presumably users with an account can check to see what answers may have come in later). Might it be useful to seek definitive instructions from Weegy admin on this matter?
Added 12/12/2017 5:39:37 PM
Janet17, if the answer given by the expert is not one of the options, the user will most likely not use it as an answer, and instead seek out a different answer.
Like I said, there are some cases where we cannot find the original options. For this particular question, I received this question too and believe me it took me like 2-3 minutes to find if there are options. The user is left waiting for his or her answer, which should not be happening. That’s why we have Pass the Conversation button. I gave up. Malektih probably did the same thing, but ended up giving Pacific Ring of Fire, which happened to appear on most results on Google. Can we blame the expert? We should not assume they didn’t extend effort, and it’s not that I am tolerating it. I’m just giving it the benefit of a doubt.
As what I’ve said, after all Weegy is a Q&A site.

Also, we should be more careful in editing live conversation. We do not need to confirm them if they are not the best answer. Only the best correct answers are confirmed and will appear on Weegy.
Our job as moderators is to verify the accuracy of the answers based from the source given that is relevant to the question. We should not be editing and then flagging to make the answer irrelevant. We should only edit if the answer matches the options and we should only flag if the answer is completely wrong. I already emailed Weegy admin before to clarify things. I think you should email them too and send this link.
Added 12/13/2017 2:15:15 AM
And of course, as what I said, I also do editing most of the time to put in options because most of the time, most experts (including me) are providing the exact correct answers. There are just some few cases like this, which we should be considering.
I'm not saying what you do to this particular case is wrong. I'm just saying that it's not fair to edit the conversation, put in the options and then flag the answer (although it is not wrong). This case happens very rarely.
Added 12/13/2017 2:26:03 AM
We appreciate your concern regarding this issue. The discussion is very positive and all opinions make sense.

Our policy has been that warnings should be given when an expert isn’t following guidelines, a flag means than an answer is incorrect. In the case where an answer is correct but isn’t one of the options, we think it would be best to flag the answer and add an answer that matches one of the options. A comment should also be added to indicate that the answer is correct but has been flagged because it doesn’t match the options. If an expert continues to provide answers that do not match options, then they should be given a warning. We think this will provide the best experience for our users.
Added 12/27/2017 3:13:05 PM
Thank you for this admin. I think this resolution makes the best sense. Perhaps it could be made clear in the "Help" section?
Added 12/27/2017 5:29:32 PM
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