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  • Question

  • Would it be a 'reasonable' constraint to prohibit a user from marking their own response as 'The Answer'?
    Marking as 'Proposed Answer' seems reasonable -requiring validation by someone else.

    Thoughts...
    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:45 PM

Answers

  • Arnie Rowland said:

    Is it in the best interest of the 'community' for users to mark their 'own' reply to their original post as 'the Answer'?

    If John Doe asks a question, should John Doe be given credit for answering his own question?

    The current state is yes -but is that the preferred state?


    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.



    This actually is not true, we don't give points when answering your own post, you can set it to answered but we made sure not give points for it!

    hope that's helpful?


    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:10 AM

All replies

  • Agreed, the proposed or final answer to a sucessful resolution of a problem should be from the OP only.
    There cannot be a crisis today....my schedule is already full
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:50 PM
  • That's the way it works today, unless you're a moderator. They have rights to mark any answer as the answer.
    STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:05 PM
  • What I'm really getting at is this:

    Is it in the best interest of the 'community' for users to mark their 'own' reply to their original post as 'the Answer'?

    If John Doe asks a question, should John Doe be given credit for answering his own question?

    The current state is yes -but is that the preferred state?

    Periodically, it seems that someone is, are is alleged to, engage in 'ballot stuffing', that is, running up his/her answer count. We've had lengthly conversations about the feasibility of having an indicator of 'who' marked the 'Answer'.

    Since there doesn't seem to be an inidcator of 'who' marked the 'Answer', then it seems a reasonable alternative is to limit the OP to marking his/her own reply as a 'Proposed Answer' -that would then need 'validation' by a moderator.


    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:24 PM
  • Arnie Rowland said:

    Is it in the best interest of the 'community' for users to mark their 'own' reply to their original post as 'the Answer'?

    If John Doe asks a question, should John Doe be given credit for answering his own question?

    The current state is yes -but is that the preferred state?


    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.



    This actually is not true, we don't give points when answering your own post, you can set it to answered but we made sure not give points for it!

    hope that's helpful?


    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:10 AM