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What to do when no answer is suitable?
Thread poster: Julia Kasper

Julia Kasper
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:11
English to German
Oct 27, 2003

How do I rate a kudoz question, if the answers are right as such, but did not solve my particular problem?

Julia


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:11
German to French
Decline the answers or close the question Oct 27, 2003

Hi Julia,
you have the option to decline the answers instead of grading them, or to close the question if you are not satisfied.
The appropriate buttons should appear under the question when you view the answers.

HTH,
Sylvain.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 07:11
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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In the new design Oct 27, 2003

the question can be closed without grading. Just click the grade/decline button and you will see the available options.

[Edited at 2003-10-27 10:52]


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schmurr  Identity Verified
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Italian to German
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but think of the glossary! Oct 27, 2003

Sylvain and Nathalie are right, but if your context was unusual, you might as well award 1 point or so to the answer that was nearest to it.
Consider that the ProZ glossary will be used by many people in the future, most of who will be looking for the general translation of the word and may be misled if it's called wrong without explanation.


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 01:11
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Spanish
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I agree with Martin Oct 27, 2003

Martin Schmurr wrote:

Sylvain and Nathalie are right, but if your context was unusual, you might as well award 1 point or so to the answer that was nearest to it.
Consider that the ProZ glossary will be used by many people in the future, most of who will be looking for the general translation of the word and may be misled if it's called wrong without explanation.


If the answers provided weren't quite suitable for your context, you could decline them all. But, if you know there is one perfectly acceptable in some other contexts, you could still introduce it in the glossaries. It might still be useful to others.

Remember that no matter you decline all the answers, the question is still available through a KudoZ search. But, it's more convenient if it's in the glossary.

Regards,

Cali


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Julia Kasper
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:11
English to German
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Thank you. Oct 28, 2003

Thank you for your suggestions.

Julia


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