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Former Member
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Since recently I started replying to questions posted on this site.

What I noticed (a lot) and experienced was the following scenario:

a. New question posted;

b. a reply with the correct answer;

c. another reply which was not correct;

d. another reply which rephrased the correct reply as given earlier;

e. points awarded to the last person.

Therefore my suggestion to this site is the following:

When replying, "lock" the thread, after the reply is submitted keep the thread locked. The originator will based on the reply, open or close the thread again after which a new reply can be submitted, etc.

Obviously this process is more fair and will reduce a lot of duplicate replies....

Kind regards,

Robert

PS. I apologize if this has been suggested already, I did not do a search on it....

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Former Member
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> I did not do a search on it....

Tsk tsk

Well, anyway, I don't recall seeing this suggested before and I think it may have some merit; however, the forums, by their nature are meant to be discussion forums. (See for example.) So it might be a case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Rob

Former Member
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Agree that this probably would reduce the discussion "zest" of the forum! Strangely enough had not thought of it that way.

Thanks for pointing this out!

Kind regards,

Robert

brad_bohn
Active Contributor
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Sounds like a good suggestion, though I agree with Rob about the 'discussion' part. I would feel for the guys that are asking for a solution but don't know any better as far as the first reponse they get, whether it's the 'best' approach or not. I spend half my time 'calling out' those who give wrong answers or those who give answers that might actually work but aren't the 'best' (or even close to it) method of solving an issue.

Former Member
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> I spend half my time 'calling out' those who give wrong answers or those who give answers that might actually work but aren't the 'best' (or even close to it) method of solving an issue.

And we appreciate it.

Thanks

Rob

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