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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: 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: 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: kirst72043
on: 10-08-2018 06:28

I understand your concept here but shouldn’t the best answer be set by the person asking the question in the first place. Surely the “best answer” should be that one answer that they felt they understood and helped them.

I personally don’t think someone else can determine what was considered the helpful answer.

by: emmalouisep93
on: 13-10-2018 20:41

i disagree with this

by: tracy71
on: 10-10-2018 14:52

don't change the system

by: nickyheywood
on: 10-10-2018 14:20

nope sorry

by: chand311
on: 09-10-2018 06:31

No. Only setter can better judge which post helped out.