Bob has kindly turned on a rating system for posts in this forum.

This forum has provided many real world solutions to common and not common problems for many users, be they old hands or newcomers, and to make the rating system work it might help to know how to use it.

If you see a post that is well thought out and contains something that helps, or maybe something you havent really thought of before then rate it. If it does help you in some way then rate it higher.

This tells the person who posted that they helped in some way. They might even do it again too :)

The same goes for questions....some questions are just brilliant. I have seen many questions that I have never asked before but wished I had. So rate those too because not knowing the answer doesn't really mean much if you have never thought of the question does it :). A good question is worth something to me.

Both Questioners and Answerers (sic) alike can gain points in this system and because we feed off each other, this rating system will encourage participation from both seekers and suppliers.

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Well I got a shirt :)

I award points in 2 ways.

1. The post answers correctly the question in a way that that can be replicated easily for the person asking the question.

2. The post has dug deep and written a script VB or CA to help the user out a problem that most people don't end up in because our platforms/environments are not the same as theirs.

Hope that helps :)

Answered 06/23/2006 by: MSIMaker
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Basically, if you like an answer you see you can award a point- there is intentionally no criteria given-- I really would not put much weight on it. It was available with the board software and so I turned it on as an automated way to give some people something to shoot for. If you don't care about it, I'm not encouraging you to care. It is just there (take it or leave it).

I appreciate the community that has grown here as for the first few years I was the only one posting messages and knowledge base articles. It took a long time to gain momentum and now that it has one of the ways I have to say "thanks" (in addition to actually saying "thanks") is to send a little something as a gift. The points system seemed an obvious choice for inclusion, as is number of posts-- as is level of participation and responsiveness on the site. I can't make a hundred shirts up so I'm being purposely vague, but someone like say... oh I don't know... Bartesque would certinaly qualify in my book.

The people who answer questions are the ones who matter and I think everyone agrees (points and number of posts aside). I encorage anyone who wants a shirt to fill in their size and address information-- you never know. After all, I have to give them to someone!

Answered 03/02/2006 by: bkelly
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Do you have more confidence in someones solutions if that person have a high score than non?



Answered 03/02/2006 by: WiseUser
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I fail to see the point.

Do you have more confidence in someones solutions if that person have a high score than non?

It's obvious who's passionate about development and repackaging, and who's not. Personally i could use a hide button if you dont wanna see posts from a certain contributor rather than grading someone's input. I see someone's knows their stuff and its a bless being in a forum sharing knowledge and it makes my day if i can prevent someone spending days inventing the deep dish all over again, but i get all the acceptance i need from work.

Sorry, i dont suck up

Answered 03/02/2006 by: Bartesque
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ORIGINAL:  kkaminsk

I think the idea was to encourge better quality posts but don't expect any stars unless you chase people. I think the system was a good idea in principal but unless you want to chase people for stars to get your rating up the system has a limited ability to track quality.








Answered 03/02/2006 by: WiseUser
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I think the idea was to encourge better quality posts but don't expect any stars unless you chase people. I think the system was a good idea in principal but unless you want to chase people for stars to get your rating up the system has a limited ability to track quality.

Answered 03/01/2006 by: kkaminsk
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So what are these points for? i also seen some score thingie under ones name .. is that an indication how well you do on this site, or a way to rate your users?  i rather be without the points, scores, shirts, pens, badges, scrubs and just add some solutions to whereever may be needed, like i've found a few good tips here as well

Answered 03/01/2006 by: Bartesque
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ORIGINAL:  bkelly

Well said!

To look ahead a bit, I will also be adding a "top rated" list to the site and have plans to reward the heavy hitters with AppDeploy shirts. The registration information will be updated to let you specify a hidden mailing address and shirt size for those who wish to participate. Look for this to happen this summer.


Answered 12/13/2005 by: WiseUser
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Blade sorry for the long delay in answering you but I reckon that even a simple answer that got the job done properly is worth 1 point.

I tend to award 2 points for answers that makes someone dig a little deeper.

Answered 06/24/2005 by: MSIMaker
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Question:

Is it appropriate to award a single point for an answer to a simple question?

I recently had a basic question on a custom action.  The answers provided weren't complex, but concise and prompt and it got me through the issue.  Is this point worthy?  I'd say yes, but I'm not sure if this is what the point system was created for.

Answered 05/20/2005 by: Bladerun
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Well said!

To look ahead a bit, I will also be adding a "top rated" list to the site and have plans to reward the heavy hitters with AppDeploy shirts. The registration information will be updated to let you specify a hidden mailing address and shirt size for those who wish to participate. Look for this to happen this summer.

Answered 04/15/2005 by: bkelly
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