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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:05

We have removed the post count in the post view and replaced it with Best Answers.

 

We are after all first and foremost a tech community that relies on peer support. MVC's have been recognised for this fact, whether it be for the guides they submit or the help they give in the tech sections.

 

We want to build on that and reward those members that help the most, that could mean that the member is recognised as a Most Valued Contributor, or a free subscription handed out.

 

Post count remains in the profile view, hover card and non tech areas of the forum, and the stars are still present.

 

We hope you like this update, and we'll also be adding a leaderboard that shows which members help out the most later.

 

Tech Areas = SNAG-0030.png Non Tech areas = SNAG-0031.png

 

Best Answers are enabled in all Tech and Support sections.

 

Update: (due to member feedback in this topic) post is here.

  • Tech issues solved only visible in tech forums
  • Now on hovercard and profile as well
  • Tech issues solved count disabled from view
  • Post count visible on all other forums (non tech areas)

Thanks to Redmak for providing these updates.




#2 Praetor

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:09

yeah nice one! that will drive more folks to here, asking for support or either helping out, both good.



#3 +LimeMaster

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:13

You're trying to make me bad because I don't get best answers. :o :p

But yeah I suppose it's good for the ones that do get them. :)



#4 Roger H.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:15

(Y)

#5 Tom

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:16

Rappy will be devastated..

 

In what forums is the 'best answer' feature active? Just the entire of the 'Technical help & Suppot' section? Also I'd suggest removing '0 best answers' until people gain at least 1.



#6 tiagosilva29

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:19

My counter should be negative.

#7 +Anarkii

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:21

I like it, although after what... 11-12 years here it will take some getting used to :)



#8 Dot Matrix

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:27

*posts just to see his count*

 

EDIT: 1.  :laugh:



#9 OP Steven P.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:34

Forgot to add that the Best Answer feature is only enabled in Tech & Support forums (where it matters most).



#10 Steve B.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:45

Liking this change :)

Rappy will be devastated..


I wouldn't worry, the stars are still present :)

#11 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 14:49

Very nice indeed, people can strive for more answers rather than higher post counts! :D



#12 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 14:56

Excellent idea!  Good work.  :yes:



#13 fusi0n

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 14:57

I don't know.. is it possible to have both?



#14 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 15:01

Oh dear Rappeh, you must start all over again!



#15 Nick H.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 15:01

I don't know.. is it possible to have both?

If you look under the member's profile you can still see their post count. Personally I think that will do, we don't want to clutter up everyone's info on the left side of the forum. The stars still work as a general indicator, and for those wanting a precise number they just need to select the user's profile.