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Old 12-01-2009, 05:22 AM   #46
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Thank you for your concern - I am still learning. The problem with Linux in general is that it is not clear where the question is I am not even speaking about the answer...
Recently I had a big problem with just updated Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 -> I lost skype (voiceless), and some other things... To find clear advise what to do it was impossible in the jungle of: "scrap pulse audio..." to "set the preferences in the control panel..." confusing me even more...
Thanks for people like Mint crowd - they have a good start for beginners - I installed Mint 7 AMD64 -> I kept home folder and it works...
On the laptop all the time Ubuntu works perfectly, even after upgrade.
So if you ask me what symbols to use for answer judging - simple and clear - otherwise it is useless for people like me.
The are 3 options:
1. negative (whatever symbol you choose);
2. positive - I mean helpful but not necessary to the end solution of the problem;
3. solved (no more doubts)...
Sorry for the length of the post, but you asked for it ;-)
Very best regards
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:10 AM   #47
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i dont see the blue thumb

now, i do - must have to have a post count greater than one

Last edited by g0rdy; 12-01-2009 at 11:11 AM. Reason: my bad
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #48
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how can i help with the test?..

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Old 12-02-2009, 05:47 AM   #49
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I'm voting strongly in favor of a Yes/No option for "Was this useful?". Hopefully this will encourage responses that are on-topic. I find the "9 out of 10" response useful as well.

I reserve my "Thanks" for posters who solve the problem or make a good effort. I vote: Keep the Thanks option.

As for the thumb, I don't mind too much one way or the other.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:58 AM   #50
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Helpful Postings

anishakaul's Posts have been rated good 1 out of 2 times.
I found this on my customize profile page ! But how to find out which is the post that has been labeled helpful ?
Old 12-02-2009, 10:10 AM   #51
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anishakaul, that information is not available at this time.

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #52
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I have played with the helpful yes/no a bit (in this thread - no offense to those of you I said 'not helpful' to - I was just testing)

I would agree that it's better than the thumb, though I love seeing my 'thanked' count go up
I don't think the 'no' option is terribly useful. A simple yes is nice, though. I'd really like to see an overall "This thread solved my problem", since the 'solved' is only available to the main user.
Old 12-15-2009, 11:10 PM   #53
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we need yes/no options and remove the thumbs


yes/no option is a great way to improve the forum, particularly for the forum users. A user when searches for post regarding a particular problem will easily find the right post and quickly. Post with high number of yes can be made article type, like we have in a tutorial section. Post with high number of no will be helpful for the forum admin to look into and take appropriate action. I dont understand what value the Thumbs add when we have the yes/no section.
Old 12-15-2009, 11:55 PM   #54
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I really like the new feature. I wish more people would use it. I've clicked it on several posts in threads that I haven't posted to.
Old 12-16-2009, 04:38 AM   #55
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:21 AM   #56
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I like the ability to vote "no".

Sometimes I find a post objectionable, disagreeable or just plain stupid. But if it has high "yes" to "no" ratio, I am forced to reconsider my perspective on the issue; maybe I have misjudged the poster's view.

Thumbs alone don't do this for me. Thumbs are just a popularity contest.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:29 AM   #57
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Great Idea!

When a person of experience takes the time from coding or just having fun to answer your questions or concerns it's MORE than polite to let them know how they've helped you. This also encourages more people (like yourself) to help others and we all learn something new.
Old 12-16-2009, 11:08 PM   #58
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For whatever it's worth:

I find this to be a positive tool for the community. However, I wouldn't want to post a No to damn someone for a non-helpful post. Non-helpful is open to interpretation. A post may not be helpful to me, but I wouldn't want to discourage another newbie from thinking that the post is valid, relevant, and helpful to others. If I were to be reading threads for solutions, I'd be inclined to skip over a post, or reserve less credibility for the author of such, if the count was "0 of x said this is helpful". Yet, the post may be just what I am looking for.

I wonder how a gradient-type rating would fare. For example, instead of Yes/No, there could be 1-2-3, or 1-2-3-4-5.

Most Helpful Answer:
Mosdef a valuable tool. It encourages more thorough and specific answers to questions; and clarity is certainly something that Linux newbies need! I know because I am one! This works a bit like the Yahoo Answers, no?

Blue thumbs:
I think that as benign as they may seem, many people enjoy collecting them as tokens of appreciation. It is not merely a rating of a particular post, but a cumulative total of times someone receives gratitude for contributing to his/her community. As sill as it seems, I vote to keep the thumbs. Thumbs up on blue thumbs!

All in all, I must plug this here, LQ already blasts other Linux forums off the map. As a newbie, I am very skeptical and critical of where I get my information, and of the authors posting. Right here is the highest concentration of very helpful people in the Linux community. I know, because when I decided to go Linux, I joined nearly a dozen forums. LQ is where I feel most at home. What ya got goin on here Jeremy is a real good thing.

Old 12-17-2009, 03:43 AM   #59
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@ 1 out of 1 members found this post helpful

Honestly, I didn't go through all the posts due to lack of time...

#1 IMHO, there be would be no real purpose to add such a feature to each and every post. I mean, it would be more helpful say for an upcoming kernel release review, distro analysis etc.

#2 Having said that, LQ should educate and encourage the members to use such features actively so that one could get a fair (if not the best) assessment/conclusion about an article/review.

#3 LQ must also take into consideration that there exits -ve usage of such features everywhere due to reasons like fan boys, distro favoritism etc.


Last edited by bulava; 12-17-2009 at 03:46 AM.
Old 12-17-2009, 08:29 AM   #60
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I am not sure if this post is helpfuull for me or not.

When I need help log in on Linux Questions Org.

Erik Hallsten
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