Truly CARE about the answers you give. Think of the long term consequences for your answers and what someone, and the others reading your answer, can learn from it. Write your answer as if you are speaking to the asker in their living room. Be kind. It's easy to spout off a rude remark (try not to do that, but we all know I've slipped up there). Treat each questioner as a friend or relative. Remember that your answers are there for anyone to read for years to come, so your answers need to matter. In the comments, elaborate on your answer and help the asker if they ask for more help. Many of my answers have long comment threads. This shows you are available to help and to also interact with other Ask members and friends. Have a sense of humor if the situation calls for it. Think of how you want to be remembered on here...as a troublemaker, or a help to Ask.
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Last edited at 5:17AM on 11/13/2013
Give answers that you actually believe, don't just tell these kids what they wanna hear, give it to them straight. Kids come on here and ask questions wanting a certain answer, 9 out of 10 answers will be from other kids giving them the answer they want, but if YOU give them the cold hard truth, you will A. help them way more than the other 9 combined, and B. you'll be the one that the kid remembers.