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Same answer twice in Kudoz questions
Thread poster: golf264
golf264  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:47
English to Dutch
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Dec 25, 2007

I have seen sometimes that the same answer is suggested more than once in Kudoz questions.

When this happens, and the same is made by another but with small modifications to the sentence or choice of words:

I first want to know:

Is this acceptable?

And if so, who must get the points?

I don't believe that it is the asker should be able to just
choose at random which of the two answers is correct,
because this wouldn't really be fair?

ideas/experiences of others are welcome.


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 07:47
Member (2001)
German to Italian
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It happens... it is mostly not intentional Dec 25, 2007

Hi "golf264",

it happens very often and normally both answerers are unaware of each other answer, until they click on "send. One may open the answer window at time X and then unvest some time in researching, or the phone might ring or an important email resets priorities, so that some time may pass before the answer is actually sent.

Of course, there are also cases of "further developed" answers, but in my experience these aren't so wide-spread, at least not in my SCs.

I don't think that askers choose randomly in case of similar answers, but "the most helpful" (answer) and the "most helpful answer" (for the asker and his/her *context*, the latter being a very important point) gets the points.

Normally, when 100% identical answers are posted, askers choose the first coming in and I believe that this is more than fair.

Giuliana


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