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Re: Re: How to know whether question in SOPW is entirely answered or not?

by Chicken (Initiate)
on Jun 17, 2002 at 21:31 UTC ( #175196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to know whether question in SOPW is entirely answered or not?
in thread How to know whether question in SOPW is entirely answered or not?

Thank you for your attention, you replied 30% of a question :)

Even if question was asked correctly, (my original Q is opposite example - it has correction answer by myself), it has a real chance to be a "zombie" question if it was asked, for example, at Friday very late evening.

If you're interested, I can try giving you an examples of other questions that I seem to answer correctly, but they're not answered because they became zombie questions.

Yes, many questions are not answered because they were asked in a bad way. But if this is not the case, isn't this good to give a chance for a good asked question to live longer life before a "zombie" stage?

To reply to your situation with "X monks answering a question" (which is quite common and good case) I answer that I'm not ready to invent a good system to calculate current level of coverage of a question.
May be such system when author should confirm a percentage of a coverage of a question that was suggested by monk "J" and, when this contradicts to other monks opinion, his XP being decremented using a certain formulae?
(when all know that Q is 100% covered (may be it belongs to FAQ) but that person still insists answer is 0% covered then he's certainly downvoted. Somewhat reasonable formulae could be invented here)

Waiting for other 70% to be covered :)
Chicken

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Re: Re: Re: How to know whether question in SOPW is entirely answered or not?
by Beatnik (Parson) on Jun 17, 2002 at 21:42 UTC
    To cover about 10% of your node, the "Zombie" questions that get posted on a late friday evening, often do get answered for several reasons:
    1. We're GEEKS (like it or not), we'll check PM any time of day.. some of us arent bound to working hours
    2. Timezones differ
    3. Someone is always looking for an easy way to score XP (*oops*)
    4. There's always the CB if a node doesnt get enough attention
    5. randomnode
    I doubt any question can be answered 100% (or rather, will be answered 100%) because there is so much to know about Perl. Ofcourse it's silly to mention perlguts as part of a simple scalar question but somehow it's part of 100% of the answer :)

    Greetz
    Beatnik
    Perl is like sex: if you're doing it wrong, there's no fun to it.

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