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Is there a way to find which of my posts was unmarked as answer by the OP? RRS feed

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  • Point balance suggests one or more of my posts has been unmarked as answer. This is hard to find by looking at 'My Threads' due to the number involved. Is there a way to search for posts unmarked as answers?

    Related question is how would we know that an answer has been unmarked - only reason I have found out is that I have been off-line recently and noticed a downwards point change. Normally would never notice such a small movement in points.

    Note - I don't care about the points, but do care about providing correct feedback to the poster. If the answer does not work, I would like to be able to continue the tread, problem is I can't find it without opening every past thread I have answered.


    Ed Ferrero
    www.edferrero.com


    • Edited by Ed Ferrero Monday, April 30, 2012 2:03 AM
    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:01 AM

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  • Unfortunately, there is no way at present to find which answer(s) was unmarked.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Ed,

    Great question.

    Commonly We can monitor our community activity via our profile:

    Ed Ferrero ->hit "Activity" tab, which indeed doesn't include such activities we'ere unmarked as answers.

    Hope this feature can be added into the next release.


    Pan Zhang Customer Support EPX Service Engineering Support Team

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:39 AM
  • Hi Pan,

    I think this problem was discussed before and as far I remember the answer is that such activity (unmarked answer) is not shown by design.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:41 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Naomi,

    Then if such requests can be given as further evaluation.

    Or it's unavailable by naturally. 


    Pan Zhang Customer Support EPX Service Engineering Support Team

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:50 AM
  • Naomi has the direct answer, but you can still look...

    - My Threads

    - Sort by "Unanswered". Your thread in question is now in this list.

    - Likely you would have received an alert, and your thread in question would be at the top (most recent) of this list, if the OP responded.

    - If the OP did not respond, then you likely are the last person to respond (with your proposed answer; unless other folks responded and you ignored their requests).

    - That means you can run a browser search on the My Threads page for your name, so you can easily see which threads you were the last person to respond to.

     

    Even if this isn't in the activity (or sortable), it should at least be added as a private alert so that you know. I recommend suggesting this feature (Suggestions forum, feature request wiki, or Site Feedback link).

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, April 30, 2012 7:17 PM
    Owner
  • 1. Not necessary the thread will be in Unanswered list (although most likely) as it may have other answers still marked.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Monday, April 30, 2012 7:24 PM
    Moderator
  • 1. Not necessary the thread will be in Unanswered list (although most likely) as it may have other answers still marked.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    True.

    Another way to track this manually is in your forums you frequent. If you're doing what I do (which is abnormal), then you regularly frequent the full list of unanswered questions in your forum and you'd quickly know when your attempt is marked unanswered (if, as Naomi mentioned, the OP/Mod hasn't marked a different answer). In those cases, I don't care as much because the OP has decided that something else is the better answer anyway (or the Mod has and the OP hasn't disagreed).

    So the real answer is Naomi's first response (no; the feature doesn't exist) and my response above, to suggest it as a feature. Because there's definitely a value for it.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    • Proposed as answer by Pan Zhang Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:51 AM
    Monday, April 30, 2012 8:00 PM
    Owner