Is there still no movement on banning "Mark as an Answer" by the person who wrote it ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a guy posting to the SP groups who marks about one third of his posts as Answers. Actually that's the historical figure - for his recent posts he is running at just over 50%.

    Needless to say this is a nuisance as he marks posts that most other people wouldn't mark if they were by someone else.

    So has anything happened with this often-requested fix ?
    Friday, December 19, 2008 1:34 PM

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  • Are to saying he "proposes" as answer? Cuz the only ones who should be able to MARK the answer are the OP and moderators. And if a mod is using this willy nilly, then that specific instance needs to be looked at.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Saturday, December 20, 2008 5:58 AM
  • Considering the amount of forum messages I reply to and ask for clarification, I should know better.

    Yes, I mean that he is marking them as "Propose as answer".

    Sorry for my unnecessarily short version of "marking as answer"!


    P.S. I still want to see this as a general fix. It's too much effort to do special actions for all the people who regularly do this.
    Saturday, December 20, 2008 6:49 AM
  • Hello,

    If you mark your own post as "proposed as answer", it is a way to oblige the OP to mark your post as answer.
    It is unfair.
    For myself, i have never marked my own posts as answer ( when i was answerer ) or "proposed as answer", except if i am the original poster and found the solution and wanted to share this solution with people who would be interested by it ( in this case, it is normal but it will never give points...)
    I always prefered to "loose points" rather to try to grab points but generally, i have seen other moderators ( or answerers ) marking my post as the good answer when the OP decided not to post again.

    It is ill-bred , that's all.

    Have a nice day
    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helped you. Unmark if it provides no help
    Saturday, December 20, 2008 5:51 PM