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Best answers set ONLY by best answer setters!

By: smithster225225 | 24-07-2018 11:06

As we all know, best answers are mega important for payback. The more best answers, the better your payback.

I think the current best answer system is flawed.

Currently, it's the member who posts the question that can set the best answer.

I propose that this should change!

I think it would be better to have best answers set ONLY by official best answer setters.

Currently, a member who posts the question can choose a best answer and it is automatically applied without any screening. I think that when a best answer is chosen, it should go into a queue for a best answer setter to either accept it as best answer or choose the answer they find best for that thread as they see fit.

Maybe even remove the best answer option all together and have only a kudo button?

1. This will DEFINITELY encourage members to post better answers!!!!

2. Members who take time to compose a well thought out, thorough and relevant answer, get the credit they deserve

3. This will stop best answers being set that might not necessarily contain the correct information

I know my idea might be controversial, BUT, when you think about it, surely the best answer should get 'Best Answer'

:P

Comments

by: mcilwraith
on: 10-08-2018 11:15

i`m not for changing the system

the original poster should always have the choice to pick the best answer

there is a report button if you feel the answer is wrong and it will be dealt with

by: gizzblue
on: 13-08-2018 23:37

the system works as is imho....any wrong best answers we normally sorted by staff.

by: mijthebarber
on: 13-08-2018 22:44

i like us giving best answers but still I love the fact setters giving because most people that past a question or create a thread won't put up any best answers themselves

by: timwilliams25
on: 13-08-2018 21:18

I do not agree with this. The person asking should have first opportunity to set a best answer as it is those who determine if it helped them.

the quality of the question is also sometimes an issue, as they can be misinterpreted. Sorry but BA need to stay with original poster, unless they fail to set, then it is up to the BA setter to best guess what would have helped the OP most

by: muddycalhoun
on: 13-08-2018 16:06

absolutely no! It would be presumptuous for anyone else to select which answer is the best, other than the one who posted it. Also it opens the mechanism to manipulation

No

by: joolzian
on: 13-08-2018 15:41

Incorrectly set best answers can and do get changed. The initial choice should always belong to the op.i don't think it needs changing sorry. Well presented idea though.

by: espuelita
on: 13-08-2018 15:16

Whilst I agree in that the setting of "Best Answer" can seem a bit random and like an afterthought almost at times ( indeed it is not uncommon for posters to set their own comments as "Best Answer"!) I don't agree it would be better for officials to set Best Answers for the following 2 reasons:

1. It still seems sensible that the OP should be free to set the Best Answer, as only he/she really knows which has actually helped the most.

2. Time and effort to organise officials to trawl through hundreds of posts per day - I'm not convinced this would be a good use of their (paid) time.

by: geu42
on: 12-08-2018 13:38

If someone other than myself decided which was the BA to my question, especially as an active user, i'd be very annoyed.

BA setters are only there for when customers don't set them themselves, usually newbies. I don't see anything wrong with the system as it is atm.

by: loyalistdan
on: 10-08-2018 14:13

if I asked a question I would be the one I wanted to pick a best answer.not anyone else

by: ungourin
on: 10-08-2018 11:13

yes this makes sen e ,, or we have the choice and a educator should also have a chance for best answrr