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Answering questions asked by themselves?

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  • This btw is extremely annoying

    "P.S: Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful"

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    Yes, the same person can ask a question, answer it and mark his own answer as an answer.


    The reason is no doubt that the original poster has been given rights to mark answers as only he knows which reply is an answer. Otherwise only Moderators can mark replies as answers.





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    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:04 AM
  • That looks like yet another newbie Chinese tech.  There has been a lot of turnover in that group lately.  He's probably either bored or found out that earning recognition isn't that easy.  That's not going to work, you don't gain recognition points from marking your own answer.

    He should have started those threads as a discussion instead of a question.  That's already been pointed out to him by other contributors.  It doesn't set a good example, I'll ping his boss.
    Hans Passant.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:00 AM
  • Next time I'll look at the link rather than answering it on general principles.

    Not sure if this is abuse or not. It's certainly way against all standards.

    The thread is now only two posts - where are all the other contributors who pointed this out to him ? Deleted (by him) ? 

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    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:43 AM
  • Mike,

    Can we have a sticky with all the general policies of posting and proposing answers? Or is there already one?

    Will be useful for someone who is new to the forum...like me... :)


    Thanks and Regards,
    Ganesh Ranganathan
    Bangalore, India
    MCTS - .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications

    P.S: Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:56 AM
  • I'm not a Moderator here so I can't write sticky posts here.

    Where I am a Moderator 

    - I strongly discourage people from saying "P.S: Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful" in their sigs. I often go in and delete the entire sig of people who include that sort of thing.

    - I remove any Propose As Answer that has been done by the poster themselves and encourage people to mark other people's good posts with "Propose as Answer".

    - I remove any word such as "urgent", "asap"; "please help me!!!" or anything else that is not describing the question from the Title of a post.



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    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:15 AM
  • Mike,

    I havent got any issues with removing that line from my signature if its against the forum policy. I included that because I saw that on the signatures of quite a few other posters.

    But I wont remove that line from my signature just because you find it extremely annoying. 
    Thanks and Regards,
    Ganesh Ranganathan
    Bangalore, India
    MCTS - .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications

    P.S: Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:54 AM
  • Mike,

    I havent got any issues with removing that line from my signature if its against the forum policy. I included that because I saw that on the signatures of quite a few other posters.

    But I wont remove that line from my signature just because you find it extremely annoying. 
    Everybody finds it annoying.

    If you do it, why wouldn't everybody do it? But if everybody did it, what would be the point?

    Personally I think a good idea would be to have a simple set of guidelines for using the forums in the right-hand column. Much more useful than the current Tag Cloud, Popular Threads, and Top/Recent features,

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:54 PM
  • Outlawing something that is practiced by so many, including many MSFT employees, takes an act of courage that few moderators will be tempted to make.  Merely annoying just isn't worth it.  Post a discussion thread to the forum you participate to with guidelines.  If they are not too outlandish, a moderator will make it sticky.  That's how most sticky posts got started.
    Hans Passant.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1:19 PM
  • Hi,

    Can the same person ask a question, answer it and mark his own answer as an answer?

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/csharpgeneral/thread/af2d0b6c-f1f3-4007-9f65-4418aa940c82
    Thanks and Regards,
    Ganesh Ranganathan
    Bangalore, India
    MCTS - .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications

    P.S: Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful

    Friday, April 10, 2009 4:48 PM
  • I have seen posts with "I hope you find this post helpful" in the signature.

    I find this much less annoying.
    Friday, April 10, 2009 8:35 PM
  • Sure, it's the "Please mark the post as answer" part that I find annoying.

    "I hope you find this post helpful" provided it has no following "in which case  ...." is merely being pleasant.
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    Saturday, April 11, 2009 8:36 AM