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A quick indicator of a question's status

by asarih (Hermit)
on Aug 26, 2003 at 05:26 UTC ( #286583=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Look at HP's IT Resource Center. Questions that got satisfactory (as determined by OP) answer(s) get an icon of a rabbit out of a hat. It would be nice if the monastery did something similar.
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Re: A quick indicator of a question's status
by grinder (Bishop) on Aug 26, 2003 at 06:02 UTC

    I'm familiar with HP's site. I tend to look at the answer first and the little glyph afterwards. And I don't think it's ever influenced me in re-evaluating the usefulness of what I've just read. Most likely, looking at someone with a triple yellow zowie, I'll think "another geek with no life and too much time on his hands" :).

    The main issue is that only I can determine how useful the answer is, in my context. What works for me may not necessarily work for you.

    The question has been raised a few times in the past. Bestowing blessings upon monks? is sort of the same thing.

    The general opinion is that it's not a feature that most people care for. When you read some of the reasons why, perhaps you'll agree.

Re: A quick indicator of a question's status
by tcf22 (Priest) on Aug 26, 2003 at 13:20 UTC
    I think a simple reply to answer, with a "Thanks, your answer helped a lot"(or something like that), means more than giving it a special icon, at least to me it does.
Re: A quick indicator of a question's status
by artist (Parson) on Aug 26, 2003 at 21:03 UTC
    Perlmonks is a community where the status of the question ( satisfactory or not) is determined by the community members as a whole and not just the original poster. The advantage of this approach is that not just the OP but the entire community benefits. Members add better approach/methods wherever it is possible to the extent that they fill satisfactory.

    Questions doesn't go unanswered here and OP can always ask more in reply to the answers already given or make comments to enhance the question/answer further.

    artist

Re: A quick indicator of a question's status
by mildside (Friar) on Aug 26, 2003 at 06:01 UTC
    Continuing the theme, really good answers to the question could get an elephant stamp. ;-)

    Cheers!

Re: A quick indicator of a question's status
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Aug 26, 2003 at 07:57 UTC

    To me, the best indicator of a question's worth is the title. For that reason, I oppose nearly all title change proposals in Nodes To Consider. The exceptions are those which conflict with module names and other perl docs.

    After Compline,
    Zaxo

      They didn't mention any way to indicate a questions worth. They said "status" as in, has someone proposed an answer that works. I think it would be nice because it might encourage to OP to come back and mark the answer that helped most, or post the answer they ended up useing. Its always frustrating to find a node with a similar question but that went unanswered (although you know the OP must have gotten something to work.)

      As usual just my 2 cents

      ___________
      Eric Hodges

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