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Answers number is decreasing, no imtimation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Yesterday my Answers number was 74, today it is 73. Is any of my answer was unmarked or removed?

    I didn't get any mail/alert for the same.

     

    I want to know were I was wrong in case providing of incorrect answer, and correct myself.


    ~Manu
    http://sqlwithmanoj.wordpress.com
    Monday, December 13, 2010 5:05 AM

Answers

  • As I already indicated in my reply, there are all sorts of reasons why the number of answers can go down.

    All it requires is a Moderator or the Original Poster to decide that a post that was once marked as an answer isn't in fact an answer or isn't perhaps the best answer in a thread.

    Start wondering about system failures if all your answers disappear, but thinking that it is a system (forum software) problem when there is today one less answer than yesterday is a really extreme conclusion given the fact that Answers can be unmarked just as they can be marked (and there is no time limit between marking and unmarking so this could be a Moderator tidying up really ancient threads before locking them for instance).

     


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    Monday, December 13, 2010 5:10 PM

All replies

  • The first thing is that I don't understand why you are bothering to post here when your number of answers has gone down by ONE.

    The second thing is that as far as I know there are no alerts for posts being unmarked. I have only ever seen alerts for marked as answer (and new posts in the thread).

    Thirdly it is quite possible for a single answer to be unmarked

    - the OP was too quick to mark as an answer and now notices he still has a problem

    - the Moderator sees a better answer in the thread and marks that instead.

    The above are just two possible reasons.

    But again I don't see why all the fuss for ONE removed answer. It's not as if the points you "lose" were worth anything.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Monday, December 13, 2010 12:05 PM
  • I would think that even a change in a value by so much as 1 would indicate a question to be asked: why would something we could expect to increment only ever decrement.  It could point to an underlying problem with the forum automation management in general.

    Coming at a time when profiles aren't being updated at all (heck I just looked at my profile from this page and it says I have 6 posts and no answers and 1 badge -- all of which are totally wrong).  So something seems discoordinated within the forums as a whole at this particular point in time.  Other regular members have noticed similar anomalies over the past weekend.

    Edit: I just went to the Excel support formum, clicked on my profile and see several hundred posts for a count, with about 70 as answers - yet it's different here.  So either things aren't updating across servers, or profile data is being kept separated by various forums?  All in all at least a very confusing situation.


    I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. RAH
    Monday, December 13, 2010 5:00 PM
  • As I already indicated in my reply, there are all sorts of reasons why the number of answers can go down.

    All it requires is a Moderator or the Original Poster to decide that a post that was once marked as an answer isn't in fact an answer or isn't perhaps the best answer in a thread.

    Start wondering about system failures if all your answers disappear, but thinking that it is a system (forum software) problem when there is today one less answer than yesterday is a really extreme conclusion given the fact that Answers can be unmarked just as they can be marked (and there is no time limit between marking and unmarking so this could be a Moderator tidying up really ancient threads before locking them for instance).

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Monday, December 13, 2010 5:10 PM