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"Answered by" is confusing

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  • When the OP (xxx) marks a reply as answer, the notation

    Answered by xxx ......

    appears at the bottom of the post. Shouldn't it say

    Marked as answer by xxx ......

    I mean, it's just not true, right? xxx did not answer the question; the responder answered the question.

    Likewise (but not quite so confusing), when someone proposes a reply as answer, the notation

    Answer proposed by xxx ....

    is added. It should be

    Proposed as answer by xxx ....

    Is it just me? To me this just seems obviously wrong, and I cannot imagine why it is this way.


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Friday, June 13, 2008 1:31 PM

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