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Re: Considering "no effort" questions

by BazB (Priest)
on Nov 23, 2003 at 16:56 UTC ( #309304=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Considering "no effort" questions

Sometimes it's just as well to consider a node, as you did, with an appropriately questioning reason.

If the question really is interesting, and you've hinted at that in the consideration reason, you'll usually find the Monastery will vote towards keep and at the same time the node will start to get some answers.

If the question doesn't contain enough information or effort to stark discussion, it's likely to see more delete votes and the thread will die an early death.

I sometimes consider nodes that look like they're interesting but potentially "no effort" to draw people's attention to it for keeping and getting answers, rather than for the more normal quick death.

If you're not sure, consider it and let the Monastery decide - just let everyone understand your reasoning with the consideration text. Point other monks in the direction you want :-)
You might draw the occassional flame, but this "tactic" should work in most cases.

If the information in this post is inaccurate, or just plain wrong, don't just downvote - please post explaining what's wrong.
That way everyone learns.

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