Thread poster: Nathalie Altman
I am new to this. How do you grade an answer to your question?
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| Click on "Grade/Decline" button || Feb 13, 2004 |
...in the button bar between your question and the answers you have received.
In the page that opens, you have to select one answer and decide whether you want to make a glossary entry (please adapt the source and target terms to dictionary form).
| If you don't receive any suitable answer || Feb 13, 2004 |
If you don't receive any suitable answer you can decline all the answers you received. This did not used to be an option, but it is now and saves a lot of grief.
And personally I sometimes accept an answer that I like but that I don't have enough information to be certain it is the right answer, so I won't enter it into the glossary.
| How many points to give || Feb 15, 2004 |
Lars Peter Linton has just posted this after grading an answer: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/637881
(He is explaining why he gave 3 points, not 4, for the answer he received.)
ProZ, as you know, recommends these grades:
4: Answer was acceptable, explanation was good, reference was provided (or not needed)
3: Answer was acceptable, explanation was good, but reference was lacking
2: Answer was acceptable
1: Answer was somewhat helpful
May I (=Lars Peter Linton) take this opportunity, as moderator of this distinguished collective, to put in a request that we should follow the ProZ guidelines and enter marks accordinly. Too often we see an award of 4 points for merely suggesting or guessing a word, with no references. Admittedly that is more often by our occasional visitors, not regulars. But 4 points should be reserved for a good answer with one or two good references as well - they really help to confirm the meaning and the context, and the extra point is for the extra work undertaken. So 3 points for a good clear answer ... Let us be brave and award 2 for a brief but acceptable answer, and 1 for a helpful guess. Answers on merit, not out of politeness. What do you all think ? Should we keep awarding 4 because of the benefits that brings on ProZ?
I (= Christine Andersen) heartily agree - we shouldn't just give 4 points because someone saved our bacon three minutes before deadline, no matter how grateful we are... but only for really well-documented answers (or inspired ones, if documentation is not posssible).
[Edited at 2004-02-15 13:46]
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