What about an addition to the rep system where the OP you could flag up if a post provided the solution to the problem..
I can hear Shaun from denver going you want to do what.....
Last edited by russdev; 30th June 2010 at 04:06 PM.
instead of:Originally Posted by me
which does sound completely different!Originally Posted by your_cut_quote_from_me
So, my point being: You could tell me to do something that worked for you last week - good advice, because it worked for you. However, my GPO's are slightly different to yours, and the fix that worked for you has just bricked my network - bad advice.
I get the feeling that the people who are good, dont really care if they are recognised that they have a specialism. This is an IT forum to help people with similar jobs/interests. The fact that I get help from here and will contribute when I can is enough for me. I dont see the need for a badge next to my name to show what I(or anyone else) have done
Exaggerating above but I'm trying to point out that even if someone's not overly sensitive, short tempered or anything else then having designated 'experts' can discourage others from posting a suggestion or fix. Anything which restricts the advice available is a bad thing. More points of view, generally, are better than just one if you're looking for advice.
I could see the feature being useful for automation in the future allowing an AI to much more easily distil the database into solutions on demand rather than the verbal context that is used now. I do think though that at this point it would kind of be a duplication of existing systems. These have had their issues due to their use not being clearly defined but adding more metrics may not be the answer. Most of the issues that the current system has could at least partially mitigated by allowing a clearer overview of how the points were earned.
Unless we are looking at building a much better search engine/AI to distill answers more easily I'm not sure if this additional model will be as helpful as expected.
I'm not a fan of the individual badges idea personally but a clickthrough to a clearer picture of the rep distribution could be helpful and more importantly interesting.
Last edited by SYNACK; 30th June 2010 at 04:29 PM.
Ironically, kind of shows what a few have said though, people can get very touchy about things. I'm not trying to start an argument, just opening up idea's for possible downfalls to the proposed new rep system
You could combine tech answer tags with solution tags as sometimes articles that are posted point the OP in the correct direction with enough info to get a solution out of the information and the OP can then post back with the full solution and then tag it with a solution flag
I also can't see this ending well. Making rep distribution clearer would be handy, but let people make up their own minds whether to follow received advice.
And please don't let it become like expert sexchange. Any site that pulls the "Hey, you need to sign up / pay to see the answer......Oh, unless you can scroll down" should not be emulated.
And I've never quite got why anyone pays to use that site, like you say, you can scroll down to the answers anyway...
I think this thread alone proves the badges are a bad idea, it's nearly turned in to an argument twice already. A clearer rep system I agree with others would be a better way to go in my opinion...
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