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Old 10-14-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Quarterly LQ Zero Reply Drive


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. As previously announced, we've made the "Zero Reply Drive" a quarterly event here at LQ. 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).

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

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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The latest Zero Reply Drive has officially started with 358 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month).

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Old 10-16-2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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What is the correct thing to do to/about 0-reply posts that are tagged "[solved]"?
 
Old 10-18-2010, 04:08 AM   #4
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What is the correct thing to do to/about 0-reply posts that are tagged "[solved]"?
Well, I would reply to them, just to take them off the list, but maybe Jeremy can fix it.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 05:05 AM   #5
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So would I, but I want to be sure that it's the right thing to do.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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The has actually come up before. I'd recommend you post, asking the OP what they did to solve the problem so that everyone else who finds the thread can benefit.

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Old 10-18-2010, 11:02 AM   #7
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The latest Quarterly LQ Zero Reply Drive is officially over and here are the results:

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256 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month)
Thanks again to everyone who participated - we were able to knock the number of threads with no replies down by over 100. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve tis quarterly effort, let us know.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 11:08 AM   #8
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I dealt with the solved ones as you said.
 
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Thanks H_TeXMeX_H.

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Old 10-19-2010, 07:30 AM   #10
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I think this is great.I use these forums on a daily basis and I am glad to help someone.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 05:15 AM   #11
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0-replies marked "[SOLVED]"

Back to 0-replies marked "[SOLVED]":

I re-ran my search on "[SOLVED]" & "At Most" "0" Replies. I found 89 more dating back as far as 09-04-04: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...mounts-226693/
posted by mengoshmink whose stats show "Last Activity: 09-12-10"; so this individual might at least see a msg. asking for the solution.

Might we automatically go after all solved 0-reply threads that are less than 6 months old & older ones if the OP has LQ activity in the last 3 months?

This is an area where I'd like to help, but I don't want to overdo (edit) or overstep.

Last edited by archtoad6; 10-21-2010 at 06:19 AM.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 09:11 AM   #12
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I don't see a problem asking the OP to post a solution in the cases you've listed. Note that for some of them I notice the OP edited the original post and has added a solution.

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Old 10-24-2010, 11:54 PM   #13
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Well I must admit that it is difficult for me to keep my mouth shut for a long time so here's another suggestion which of course everyone is free to ignore.

Some people might not bother clicking the "Zero Reply Threads" from the "Quick links" menu or reading the "zero reply mails". In that case if the number of replies in the "Replies" column is 0 and that 0 is highlighted, it might catch the attention of those kinds of people...

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:08 AM   #14
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...mounts-226693/
posted by mengoshmink whose stats show "Last Activity: 09-12-10"; so this individual might at least see a msg. asking for the solution.
I appreciate your effort, but I think (particularly in these kind of cases) that it is better to advise OP to post their solution in a new post rather than editing their original post, in addition to whatever you wrote there.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 06:29 AM   #15
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I thought about that, & decided I wanted no avoidable hint of negativity in my 1st post to such a thread. Perhaps the 2nd post suggestion might be saved for a subsequent thank you post after OP posts the solution.
 
  


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