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  • > 2. If I don't remove the alert, I afraid REDUNDANCY on Microsoft servers and their performance. also it's almost ugly to have an alert on an answered thread.

    Just leave it. One additional Alert won't bring the Microsoft servers to their knees.

    If everyone were to follow your lead it might slightly speed up the forums, but I doubt if many people will. Instead they will just let the threads die out and their alerts with them.

    It's a credit to you that you want to help reduce the load on the MS servers, but in this case if you still want to see what is happening in the thread (if anything) then just leave your alert there.

     

    Mike

     



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    Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:30 AM

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  • Hello,

    I'd probably ask here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/suggest/threads

    Or here, although this is not an error: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/threads


    hth,
    Marcelo
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    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:18 AM
  • It's up to you. If you don't want to get alerts when new posts arrive in the thread, then remove the Alert.

    Usually if a thread has been answered there aren't all that many posts later in the same thread but I still find it useful *as soon as i am no longer interested in the thread* to remove Alerts.

    But it is completely up to you.

     

    Apologies to the Moderators here for actually answering this question rather than suggesting a place to post it to.


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    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:18 AM
  • Hello,

    I'd probably ask here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/suggest/threads

    Or here, although this is not an error: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/threads


    hth,
    Marcelo
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    Thank you Marcelo,

    I have seen them before but I afraid if it's correct to post there because the first is for suggestion and my request isn't a suggestion and the second is for bug but it's not a bug.

    I'll mark your reply as answer if I didn't get a better answer from moderators.

    Thank you.


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    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:33 PM
  • It's up to you. If you don't want to get alerts when new posts arrive in the thread, then remove the Alert.

    Usually if a thread has been answered there aren't all that many posts later in the same thread but I still find it useful *as soon as i am no longer interested in the thread* to remove Alerts.

    But it is completely up to you.

     

    Apologies to the Moderators here for actually answering this question rather than suggesting a place to post it to.


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    Thank you Mike,

    Actually I am in middle of a two-way:

    1. If I remove the alert, maybe someone post a question or a better approach or something later which I won't alerted.

    2. If I don't remove the alert, I afraid REDUNDANCY on Microsoft servers and their performance. also it's almost ugly to have an alert on an answered thread.

    Thanks.


    WHAT'S NEW IN THE .NET FRAMEWORK 4:
    Article: Comparison of parallel and sequential computing in .NET Framework
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:38 PM
  • > I'll mark your reply as answer if I didn't get a better answer from moderators

    I suggest that you don't mark his post under any circumstances (nor mine).

    His sig

    >If my post solved you problem, please mark it as an "Answer". This way, other users that have the same >questions will know how to proceed. If my post helped you some way, don't forget to score it as useful.

    is an attempt to persuade people to mark *his* posts rather than anyone else's posts and thus to increase his points score.

    It's in my opinion very cheap to ask people to mark your posts in your sig and it is equally cheap to propose your own posts as answers the second you post them.

    Real men post a reply and leave it to the readers of the reply to decide (without prompting) if they should propose it as an answer or mark it as an answer.


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    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:43 PM
  • Mike,

    I agree too and I just try to respect his attemp to helping. I don't mark as answer not answer replies but I abet peoples.

    Anyway, it seems that no body is interested in this thread.


    WHAT'S NEW IN THE .NET FRAMEWORK 4:
    Article: Comparison of parallel and sequential computing in .NET Framework
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:56 PM
  • > 2. If I don't remove the alert, I afraid REDUNDANCY on Microsoft servers and their performance. also it's almost ugly to have an alert on an answered thread.

    Just leave it. One additional Alert won't bring the Microsoft servers to their knees.

    If everyone were to follow your lead it might slightly speed up the forums, but I doubt if many people will. Instead they will just let the threads die out and their alerts with them.

    It's a credit to you that you want to help reduce the load on the MS servers, but in this case if you still want to see what is happening in the thread (if anything) then just leave your alert there.

     

    Mike

     



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    Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:30 AM
  • @Mike

    Good morning. Thanks for the personal attack. I didn't realize, up to now, that I wasn't a real man.
    Maybe you should keep on your cruzade against the MS support people that have sigs just like mine, or other MVPs.
    Sorry for bothering you so much with it.
    And, if I proposed it as an answer, that's because, IMHO, it was an answer to his question. I was just trying to help Yasser.

    @Yasser

    You have no obligation on taking my post as an answer. Nor suggesting you would mark it as so, just because you had no better options. I just tried to help. I just don't understand why my sig bothered him so much, but if MS guys have one of this kind, that'd be just fine.

    Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:03 AM
  • I apologise for the Real Men comment.

    But not for thinking that people should not propose their own posts as answers and should not include text in their sig asking for other people to mark their posts.

     

    Mike Walsh


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    Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:01 PM
  • But not for thinking that people should not propose their own posts as answers and should not include text in their sig asking for other people to mark their posts.

    @Mike,

    Apologies accepted on the real men stuff. On the other hand, I don't remember asking you to change your mind or apologise about my sig. Let's just make clear that point or medals on the MSDN community don't raise my pay check (unfortunately), and all I tried was to help the guy with his problem. Lots of times, I've been helped by posts properly marked with an answer, so, maybe, I see the relevance of it in a different way, but, hey, that's just me.
    So, if that's something that can make us get along with this, I'll change my sig.
    Trust me, I respect you, and just wish this puts a closure on this "flame war". I've no interest in this.

    Peace.


    Hope this helps, Marcelo
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:27 PM
  • Peace !
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    Thursday, May 20, 2010 4:26 PM
  • Hi Mike,

    Actually, I expect some moderators or administrators to direct me to the best decision, according to their experience. unfortunately, it seems that they aren't interested in this.

    Mike, finally I am going to follow your suggestion.

    Thank you for your patience to answering me.

    Sincerely,
    Yasser.


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    Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:30 PM
  • Dear mnmargi,

    Thank you for your help. it was helpful but not an answer. sorry, I should respect other visitors too, so, I didn't mark it as answer.

    Regards,

    Yasser.


    WHAT'S NEW IN THE .NET FRAMEWORK 4:
    Article: Comparison of parallel and sequential computing in .NET Framework
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:33 PM
  • sorry, I should respect other visitors too, so, I didn't mark it as answer.

    Hi,

    As stated before, I believe you should only mark as an answer IF it is an answer. That's what my sig meant... sorry if it wasn't clear. If you read the chat Mike and I had, you may have seen that the only reason I said that is because in questions marked as answer I already got solutions to problems I had. Anyway, sorry if I couldn't help you more. But be cool, Mike and I already got along and made piece. :-)

    Regards


    Hope this helps, Marcelo
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:15 PM
  • Marcelo,

    I knew your purpose - helping me.

    Thank you :)


    WHAT'S NEW IN THE .NET FRAMEWORK 4:
    Article: Comparison of parallel and sequential computing in .NET Framework
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:30 PM