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jeremy 04-01-2010 11:35 AM

LQ Zero Reply Drive
 
Based on the success of the last LQ Zero Reply Drive, we're going to have another one. Based on feedback we may even make this a regular event.

One of the main goals of LQ is to help members get questions about Linux answered. One way we help facilitate this is with the "Zero Reply" functionality, which allows you to easily find threads with no replies. In the spirit of helping other LQ members, we're having another "Zero Reply Drive". The latest LQZRD will start at noon today (LQDT) and run for 96 hours. During that time, I invite everyone to click http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?do=noreplies and attempt to answer as many questions as they can.

Keep in mind that if you'd like to search for threads on specific topics that have 0 replies, you can do so using the advanced search (Find Threads with -> At Most -> 0 Replies). While we appreciate you regularly checking the Zero Reply list for threads you can help answer, I'm hoping a concerted effort raises the bar here at LQ further. If this is successful we'll consider doing it more regularly. Your help is much appreciated.

If you have any ideas on how we can further facilitate questions being answered at LQ, please let us know in this thread.

--jeremy

jeremy 04-01-2010 12:05 PM

The latest Zero Reply Drive has officially started with 348 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month).

--jeremy

jeremy 04-04-2010 11:56 AM

A stats update with 24 hours remaining:
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207 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month)
That's a reduction of 141. Let's see how low we can get that number.

--jeremy

salasi 04-05-2010 07:30 AM

I'm not sure how you reached that number (I'm not saying that it is wrong, just that I don't know...) but is there any chance of excluding 'Success Stories' from that count?

It doesn't, to me, seem to be an issue if Member Success Stories don't get an answer. So, if success stories are included (and the success stories sub-forum is being correctly used, which may be an issue), it will 'artificially' keep up the number, and this could distort the figures, if we ever get them down so far that these are a significant fraction.

jeremy 04-05-2010 10:34 AM

I've added Member Success Stories to the exclude list (which brought the current count with 90 minutes left in the drive from 176 to 175).

--jeremy

jeremy 04-05-2010 12:03 PM

As of noon LQST the number of Threads with 0 replies (from the last month) is 172, which is an over 50% reduction from when the drive started. I'd definitely consider that a success and would like to thank everyone who participated. We're still looking for feedback on how often we should have these and how you think we can better promote participation here at LQ.

--jeremy

XavierP 04-05-2010 02:41 PM

My thanks to all that participated. I think this would be useful to do every 3 months, to clear it down - but we should fix it so that the drive doesn't happen around major holidays like Christmas. So do it April-July October-January?

Larry Webb 04-05-2010 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by XavierP (Post 3925123)
I think this would be useful to do every 3 months, to clear it down - but we should fix it so that the drive doesn't happen around major holidays like Christmas. So do it April-July October-January?

XP those have major US holidays, I guess you could do Jan but would go better if not in the first two weeks.

April not near the 15th, that is when US Federal Taxes need to be filed.

July the 4th is US independence day.

October at the end is Halloween, all the goblins come out.

XavierP 04-05-2010 06:20 PM

Then you need to organise your country better. Do I have to do everything around here? :) Just kidding.

Though, with all that said, there is unlikely to be one perfect day every 3 months - when we're quiet, somewhere else will have something major going on. Though, Halloween isn't a real holiday outside the US (and even then, is it really?), Christmas does affect a huge chunk of the planet and is probably a bad time to run anything large on LQ - particularly since Jeremy will have other things on his mind!

February, May, August, November may be a better split?

damgar 04-05-2010 06:43 PM

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Though, Halloween isn't a real holiday outside the US (and even then, is it really?)
If you have kids it's the 3rd most important holiday after Christmas and the Fourth of July.

Larry Webb 04-05-2010 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by XavierP (Post 3925417)
Then you need to organise your country better. Do I have to do everything around here?

No matter which days you choose would probably interfere with someones schedule. Just trying to ruffle your feathers.

brianL 04-05-2010 07:50 PM

February 29th? :)

XavierP 04-05-2010 10:49 PM

That or the eleventy eleventh of each month.

bcwagne 04-06-2010 02:03 AM

So, the LQ Spy is pretty cool. Is there a way for that to only show zero reply threads?

GrapefruiTgirl 04-06-2010 02:07 AM

@ bcwagne,

No, the Spy can show you either EVERY post made as it is made, or only posts/threads that you are subscribed to (using the checkbox near the upper left area). It is cool though. :)

Sasha


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