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  • This happens a lot. I have over 4000 threads that I've been involved in that are still unmarked. You can try replying to the thread asking the OP if the solution you provided was helpful. 

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Friday, March 2, 2018 3:35 AM
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  • This happens a lot. I have over 4000 threads that I've been involved in that are still unmarked. You can try replying to the thread asking the OP if the solution you provided was helpful. 

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Dave - that's a disgrace that you haven't had so many of your (not doubt hard worked on) threads as correct. 

    I'm trying through other channels to get some people (not volunteers) off their rear ends and get these items marked as per what appears to be the current rules. 

    Friday, March 2, 2018 3:46 PM
  • There are no hard and fast rules. The end goal is providing help for users. You can also follow along here to become a moderator in that forum.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5843.how-to-become-an-msdn-or-technet-forum-moderatoranswerer.aspx

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, March 2, 2018 4:30 PM
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  • There are no hard and fast rules. The end goal is providing help for users. You can also follow along here to become a moderator in that forum.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5843.how-to-become-an-msdn-or-technet-forum-moderatoranswerer.aspx

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    You say there are no hard and fast rules; then what's this then?:-

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/forumninjas/forum-moderation-best-practice-propose-an-answer-and-then-mark-it-7-days-later/



    Friday, March 2, 2018 8:12 PM
  • Looks like a suggested practice from Ed 12/2016 but nothing etched in stone. In the windows server forums I frequent the contingent's stopped marking answers seems like 18 months or so ago. If the OP doesn't mark it then it will not get marked.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, March 2, 2018 8:40 PM
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  • Looks like a suggested practice from Ed 12/2016 but nothing etched in stone. In the windows server forums I frequent the contingent's stopped marking answers seems like 18 months or so ago. If the OP doesn't mark it then it will not get marked.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    That's ridiculous!

    That means you'll have an ever increasing backlog that'll never stop growing. Completely absurd. 

    Friday, March 2, 2018 8:44 PM
  • That question asking how to calculate length of stay is not a good question. If it were me I would ask for clarification of the requirements.

    However look at Meg123456789's activity. The person has never returned. They probably don't even have access to the account. I have seen very many users with zero points and often the user name is obviously created for just that question. There is at least one person that is in the habit of creating a new user every time they ask a question. I have learned that it is futile to try to help people with zero points. That is a shame for those people that are truly new members but I am definitely reluctant to help people with zero points. When I ignore that advice and try to help anyway I usually get burned. Beginners tend to mark their own reply as the answer without regard for any help they got.

    As for moderators marking a reply as an answer, I have not seen that done in the past year approximately. They used to be very liberal about marking replies as answers but now they don't; not that I have seen. I do see the moderators making a strong attempt to get the person asking the question to mark an answer.



    Sam Hobbs
    SimpleSamples.Info


    Friday, March 30, 2018 7:03 PM