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  • Question

  • We need help in Social Bookmarks Discussion Forum

     

    There are hundreds of questions adding into this forum but very few responses.

     

    Is this the right forum to ask question? If yes, what type of questions should we be asking here?

     

    I see lot of technical questions; we should invite technical people to visit this forum and answer some of these questions. How can we improve technical expert traffic?


    Rubel Khan
    Sunday, May 24, 2009 5:30 PM

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  • Rubel!

    As far as I understand that forum is not for asking technical questions, forum is there for sharing Social Bookmarking experience. At the top it says

    "This is the Social Bookmarks forum. We welcome your feedback, questions, comments and concerns about the Social Bookmarks experience."

    To find the right forum to ask question, there is another forum


    I dont think anyone is moderating that forum otherwise thread could be moved to right place. But said that its always good to post question in right forum to get prompt and correct answer.

    Here is a list of all forums




    Arjun Paudel
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:45 PM
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:10 PM
  • Judging from my experience of Moderating a couple of TechNet forums which continue to get a stream of totally off-topic posts - most of which seem to be about Windows 7 for some reason - and not much else, all that having an Active Moderator will achieve is to give him/her a lot of work in moving Off-topic posts to Off-topic.

    The problem will however not be "solved" as those Off-topic posts will continue to come ...  

    Forum awareness is only achieved if there are a large number of on-topic posts (and especially regular participants in discussions) and even that doesn't seem to put people off posting to what is clearly the wrong forum.

    A good forum name and description and even a sticky post at the top of a forum doesn't seem to put people off either.

    WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:43 PM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:51 AM

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  • Rubel!

    As far as I understand that forum is not for asking technical questions, forum is there for sharing Social Bookmarking experience. At the top it says

    "This is the Social Bookmarks forum. We welcome your feedback, questions, comments and concerns about the Social Bookmarks experience."

    To find the right forum to ask question, there is another forum


    I dont think anyone is moderating that forum otherwise thread could be moved to right place. But said that its always good to post question in right forum to get prompt and correct answer.

    Here is a list of all forums




    Arjun Paudel
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:45 PM
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:10 PM
  • Hello Arjun,

    I completely agree with you that we shouldn’t be asking technical question in this forum, but please check this FAQ’s http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/en-us/FAQ/

    Notice, where it’s asking you to report a bug.

    Issue Reporting

    I have found a bug. Where can I report it?

    Please post any bug reports in the forum.

     

    Is this forum a right place to report a bug?

    Is there anyway, we can get a moderator for this forum?

    Thank you for your help Arjun. Together we can make all the forum the effective one.


    Rubel Khan
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:00 PM
  • That means any bug found in Social Bookmarking or Social Activity I think.  But if you check social bookmark discussion forum, most (90+ % ?) of the questions are off topic. 
    Arjun Paudel
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:05 PM
  • I agree with you. I think forum awareness and an active moderator will solve the problem.

    Thank you
    Rubel Khan
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:13 PM
  • Judging from my experience of Moderating a couple of TechNet forums which continue to get a stream of totally off-topic posts - most of which seem to be about Windows 7 for some reason - and not much else, all that having an Active Moderator will achieve is to give him/her a lot of work in moving Off-topic posts to Off-topic.

    The problem will however not be "solved" as those Off-topic posts will continue to come ...  

    Forum awareness is only achieved if there are a large number of on-topic posts (and especially regular participants in discussions) and even that doesn't seem to put people off posting to what is clearly the wrong forum.

    A good forum name and description and even a sticky post at the top of a forum doesn't seem to put people off either.

    WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:43 PM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:51 AM
  • Hi Mike,

    You are lot more experienced than me in this arena. I agree with you that active on-topic discussions in a forum will reduce number of off-topic postings and you will never be able to get 100% on-topic posting in any forum.

    Let's hope people will be more cautious before they post. It's their best interest to get the right answer as quick as possible and only way this can be done if the question is at the right forum at the first place.

    Thanks for your thoughts. This is helpful.






    Rubel Khan
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:43 PM