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a bit more about unanswered nodes.

by Chicken (Initiate)
on Jun 27, 2002 at 19:32 UTC ( #177822=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dear all!

Given fruitfull discussion at How to know whether question in SOPW is entirely answered or not? I thought a bit and decided to implement a simple but hopefully helpful thing to start solving a problem in question.

I'm going to design a simple HTML page on this site that will contain unanswered (or partially answered) questions, where author of a question still wants to hear some more information.

I think of design of this as of a page where whoever wants will place a reference to a node with unsolved question and yet a percentage number assotiated to this, describing completeness of a current coverage of answers.

I'll place reference to that page in my signature to let askers know about such possibility, which slightly increases a probability of a question to be answered in more detail (or at all).

What drawbacks are here? I see following:
1. Me, as Chicken, have not that good explanation skills as desired, and people usually get lost after reading first sentence and '--' after reading of a 50% of a node.
2. Unfortunately, me, as Chicken, is not a good listener as well (as was noticed somewhere earlier), but I'll try my best to improve this situation.

Let's consider other side. What benefits are there? Well, in my opinion, they are following:
1. Personally, I promice to look closely into that page and try to cover as much as I am able to. Chicken never answered or asked perl questions ? Yes, indeed, but Courage tried hard to help people who asked questions, and Weasel have an explanation of that situation with cartoonnetwork characters in general, and why Chicken talks only in PMD in particular case.
2. If such approach will be popular enough, this will greatly help by decreasing number of a "zombie" questions.

Okay, there were my initial thoughts, and here follows a question.

Am I able to develop my own page here just for reference? What power I need to gain?
Is this possible at all or not?

Best wishes,
Chicken

Comment on a bit more about unanswered nodes.
Re: a bit more about unanswered nodes.
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jun 27, 2002 at 20:04 UTC
    Your home node is available for this purpose.
      Good, and may be I'll do it this way.

      But is there a way to "allocate" a fresh page? for an user with certain level?

      Thank you for answering,
      Chicken

        There's nothing stopping you from creating a web site of your own and linking to it from your homenode. The great thing about the web is that if you don't like how someone else does something you can always do it yourself.
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        Yes and no. There are ways to do something like that, but it's not an ideal solution, nor do I think that it's a good idea in this case. You haven't convinced me that it's necessary. I also don't find you very trustworthy, as your posting history as Chicken to date finds you complaining about the XP system, admitting that you have multiple accounts, asking for extra privileges, and trying to start arguments with other posters.

        You already have the tools to accomplish this. If you can pull it off and it proves to be of value, I'm willing to reconsider.

        (I am speaking only for myself and not for any editor, developer, or god on the site.)

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