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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'




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: 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


by: joolzian
on: 23-08-2018 10:47

Others already set BA's if the op doesn't.

by: muddycalhoun
on: 31-12-2019 11:41

Yes I have found that out although I am still in favour of the OP making a considered choice after a day or so, if they forfeit this as many do. My position has softened a bit on this. I have seen hasty choices made and BA awarded to one of the quickest not the best (from what I can see) I have found that the BA setters are generally good at what they do but I think awarding every best answer would require a lot more answer setters and that has attendant expenses. So I still can't support this change.

by: muddycalhoun
on: 31-12-2019 11:41

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by: muddycalhoun
on: 31-12-2019 11:41

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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: 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

by: pete2009
on: 10-08-2018 07:57

Maybe it could be looked into as setting the best answer seems very random.

by: claire1uk
on: 09-08-2018 21:43

Yes I do think this needs looking into, with a bit more depth.

I've only ever had one Best Answer and wondered how the system worked.

by: smithster225225
on: 09-08-2018 23:42

@claire1uk Hi there :) The current system is based on speed and luck! It seems the quicker you are, the more chance you have at a best answer which I find wrong. It's unfair on those of us who spend time with an answer and put some thought into it :)

by: mcilwraith
on: 10-08-2018 11:12

ive had best answers as far down as 8th in the list so i don`t think its always down to speed

by: claire1uk
on: 15-08-2018 12:26

Ive only ever had one best answer and I try to be a bit intelligent. :)

by: wilja
on: 09-08-2018 16:25

in an ideal world a best answer would always be set after receiving the solution. Sadly as we know , not that many people bother to set a best answer. We do at the moment have people from giffgaff that go through marking some but I suspect more aren't even looked at. Your idea in theory is feasible but the idea of them all in a queue ???? Would never work. So sorry can't go for this idea

by: smithster225225
on: 09-08-2018 16:39

@wilja Yeah I understand the queue issue. Maybe if giffgaff thought my idea was good enough they could employ some staff to take on the role as best answer setter :P

by: mcilwraith
on: 14-08-2018 12:11

more staff means more expenditure and giffgaff is a bussiness after all and has to make a profit would you want a rise in the cost of goodybags to cover this or perhaps lower the payback payout