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Old 02-24-2010, 02:48 PM   #46
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Real quick,

When someone post's a new topic, they're taken to a screen that says their post has been made, and then it returns them to the forum so they can see their post.

If, during that interim screen, you add a message notifying them that in the event their post receives no replies in $x days, they will receive an email letting them know, with a link to return to their LQ post so that they may click on a button which will generate another ZR call so that people subscribed to the ZR service will get yet another notification that an unresolved issue awaits assistance.

I think that would be pretty dang kewl!

Your thoughts?
 
Old 02-24-2010, 02:59 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
With the first LQ Zero Reply Drive officially over, I'd like to thank everyone for participating. At 10PM LQST last night, there were 242 Zero Reply threads. That means over the course of 48 hours we reduced threads with no replies by 52%. I definitely consider this a successful effort and would like feedback on whether we should make the LQ Zero Reply a regular occurrence. If we do, how often should we have the drive and for how long each time. Thanks again, your effort and dedication are appreciated.

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Proof that there's absolutely no point in poo-pooing the ZR system
 
Old 02-24-2010, 03:15 PM   #48
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The above post sounds a little convoluted to me (just my two cents) but it DID give me an idea too:

If, after having made a post and clicked SUBMIT, that intermediate screen that reads "You will now be returned to your post.." could maybe benefit with an additional line or two.. Note that at this very second, I cannot recall the exact wording on that page, but maybe something like:

Code:
      Thank you, your thread has been created!
 In a moment you will be returned to your thread.
       Click <here> if you don't want to wait.

 Did you know? There are 3456 threads with zero replies.
      Can you help solve a zero-reply thread?
.. or something like this.. It would serve to remind folks that there are lots of people just like them, awaiting a reply to their question, and provide a convenient means for them to hop right over and take a look.


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Old 02-26-2010, 06:18 PM   #49
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If, during that interim screen, you add a message notifying them that in the event their post receives no replies in $x days, they will receive an email letting them know, with a link to return to their LQ post so that they may click on a button which will generate another ZR call so that people subscribed to the ZR service will get yet another notification that an unresolved issue awaits assistance.
I don't remember the details off the top of my head (perhaps others can fill in the details), but I believe that after a thread has been on the ZR list for a certain length of time it will automatically get bumped back to of the top the list. I don't know how this interacts with ZR notifications since I don't subscribe to them. (Although I usually look at the ZR list when I'm looking to contribute.)
 
Old 02-27-2010, 04:08 AM   #50
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One thing to keep in mind is not to over-promote this drive, because that may result in people posting nonsense in these threads to remove them from the list. From the look of most of the threads in the zero reply list, they often are one or more of the following:

1) Difficult to answer, and probably why nobody has answered.
2) Highly specific, and thus can often only be answered by an expert in the field (and there may not be one).
3) Obscure, and thus require clarification.
4) Forgotten, out of bad luck, and either the OP has moved on, or answering will not make the OP come back with more info. This can only be determined after posting a reply.

Now, this means that there's a good chance that a good part of these will never get answered, but that's just because they cannot be answered ... or maybe they can, and it's worth a try. I'm quite positive that the reduction can never be a true 100% ... not all questions can be answered. Getting outside help can be useful, like getting more people to join LQ, or get them to help answer questions...
 
Old 02-27-2010, 11:24 AM   #51
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The mods here at LQ always keep an eye out for members who are "posting nonsense" and that will not change as a result of this drive. While answering 100% of Zero Reply Threads is probably not realistic, the last drive did produce very real results.

--jeremy
 
Old 04-01-2010, 11:03 PM   #52
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