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If an OP marks his own reply as an answer, does that count in the Hit List of Answerers? RRS feed

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  • My understanding was that if an OP marked his own reply as an answer that he got no points.
     one case
    My assumption was that if someone else marked the OP's answer as an answer the OP still gets no points.

    True a / b ?

    But what about the Top Ten list ?

    We have some new forums and thus people are appearing on the lists with only two answers to their name. In one case I have the feeling that the poster's only answers have been to threads he started himself and then marked (as answer) himself.

    If this IS the case, the forum software should be amended - no points and not counted for top ten lists !  But is it presently possible ?


    Mike Walsh
    FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
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    Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:04 PM

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  • ...I have the feeling that the poster's only answers have been to threads he started himself and then marked (as answer) himself.

    If this IS the case, the forum software should be amended - no points and not counted for top ten lists !  But is it presently possible ?


    Mike Walsh





    Now, here's an exact example of your point, Mike.   Canonical exemplar.



    Monday, November 23, 2009 5:58 PM
  • OP shouldn't be getting points for marking their own answer, we are verifying this as some users have recently asked. Re: Answerers showing up, I'm afraid that is likely the case, that op answer marking aggregates the answer bit and the query is likely just a simple answer tally. We will take the request to change this under consideration, I agree it should probably be changed.
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:52 PM
  • Thanks for the reply, Brett.


    (One I'm happy with !)


    Mike Walsh
    FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
    Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
    Thursday, November 26, 2009 7:37 AM
  • One question you didn't answer is what happens if the OP doesn't mark his own reply as an answer so the Moderator goes in and marks it as an answer (to avoid more people reading an answered thread).

    This should imo have the same effect as the OP marking his post as an answer (= zero points), because otherwise we'll see a lot of threads with Q (OP); A (OP) but where the OP purposely isn't marking his own post because he won't get points for it but will if someone else marks it. So he waits.


    Mike
    FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
    Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
    Friday, November 27, 2009 8:18 AM