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How to squash KudoZ questions?!
Thread poster: Kardi Kho

Kardi Kho  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 06:42
English to Indonesian
Oct 25, 2002

hi there,

I read on the KudoZ bouncer page that a KudoZ bouncer has the right to \'squash\' inappropriate KudoZ questions, but the page doesn\'t mention anything about how to do that. I\'ve searched everywhere in this site and found nothing. It\'s not that I want to squash any questions now, I\'m just curious how you guys out there do the squashing things. BTW, I\'ve also submitted a support request but didn\'t get a reply. Can anybody here tell me how to do \'the squashing\'?

Thanks


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gianfranco  Identity Verified
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Instructions for sqashing Oct 25, 2002

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On 2002-10-25 07:07, Kardi KHO wrote:

hi there,

I read on the KudoZ bouncer page that a KudoZ bouncer has the right to \'squash\' inappropriate KudoZ questions, but the page doesn\'t mention anything about how to do that. I\'ve searched everywhere in this site and found nothing. It\'s not that I want to squash any questions now, I\'m just curious how you guys out there do the squashing things. BTW, I\'ve also submitted a support request but didn\'t get a reply. Can anybody here tell me how to do \'the squashing\'?

Thanks





After you pass the 100 KudoZ points mark, on the page of the question you should see (on the right hand side) a new link \'Squash\'.

There is also, just above it, a link to Info where the procedure is explained.

That\'s all.



Gianfranco



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Marcello Napolitano
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I don't think you can at 100 Kudos Oct 25, 2002

As far as I can tell, after you reach 100 Kudos you can \"edit\" a question that was posten incorrectly and change the language combination and the category. You can also change a question that was posted as Easy to Pro and viceversa. That\'s it. Maybe you have to get to a higher level of Kudos to be able to delete questions that are spam or inappropriate.

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Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
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500 KudoZ Oct 25, 2002

Gianfranco, I think you need 500 KudoZ to squash, not 100 (but with 100 you can bounce questions up and down).



Andrea


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JCEC  Identity Verified
Canada
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To squash or not to squash Oct 25, 2002

The squashing function suddenly appeared one day after I had reached the 500 KudoZ mark. But I couldn\'t find any help anywhere. So, I just clicked to see what happened, and had quite a shock when someone else\'s question disappeared. That is, until I realized I had sent it to the other level.



There should however be some rule on which duplicate to squash. More than once, I sent a duplicate into oblivion at the same time another translator was doing the same thing with the other one. I now squash the last one.



Squashing for another reason is tricky however. What is inapproriate is extremely subjective and askers often object to being squashed. I actually got into a sqashing match with an asker who was determined to post his \"inappropriate\" question.



[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-10-25 18:28 ]


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
Austria
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Unsquashing questions Oct 25, 2002


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There should however be some rule on which duplicate to squash. More than once, I sent a duplicate into oblivion at the same time another translator was doing the same thing with the other one. I now squash the last one...



Hi,



well, it should be the repetition, that is the second, but if I see that that are more answers in the secodn one, I squash the first.



Moderators can unsquash questions, therefore no problem if a colleague squahes no. 1 and another one no. 2. You only need to contact the SC moderator.



Squashing is a right and, as all rights, it needs to be considered a priviledge to not be abused.



Giuliana


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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To Andrea Bullrich Oct 25, 2002

You used to need 500 points to become a \"bouncer\" but the level has recently been changed to 100.

See Henry\'s posting on Oct. 15 at 4.57 pm in

http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&post=35802#35802





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Kardi Kho  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 06:42
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100 vs. 500?! I guess now KudoZ squasher has its own rules. Oct 26, 2002

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On 2002-10-25 14:31, gianfranco wrote:



After you pass the 100 KudoZ points mark, on the page of the question you should see (on the right hand side) a new link \'Squash\'.

There is also, just above it, a link to Info where the procedure is explained.

That\'s all.



Gianfranco







Gianfranco, when I passed the 100 KudoZ points, yes, I saw some new links on the right side of the KudoZ page but I didn\'t see the link \'squash\' (only the bouncing and editing links, and also \'info\').

Maybe Andrea is right, you need to earn 500 points to squash. (and maybe this is the new rule).

And if you guys read Henry\'s posting in :

http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&post=35802#35802

you know that the requirement for becoming a KudoZ bouncer has been changed (from 500 points to 100 points) so I think that ProZ staff need to update the KudoZ bouncer page since it has caused some confusion here(at least for me and some of you I guess .



Thanks anyway for sharing those info with me.

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-10-27 00:35 ]

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David Knowles  Identity Verified
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Bouncing at 100 - another change Oct 26, 2002

I recently passed 100 and was surprised to see that I could bounce questions (not that I did).



However, now all I can do is edit and move them between easy and pro.



Looks like the powers that be have made another change!


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diana bb  Identity Verified
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To Jack Oct 26, 2002

Yes, I have read Henry\'s posting re. bouncing at 100 KudoZ . But this is not exactly the case. I could edit questions, that is bounce them from easy to pro and the other way round, but the \'squash\' function appearaed only a week or so ago, after I hit 500 KudoZ.

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Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
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Squashing and bouncing Oct 28, 2002

Hi Jack and all,



I believe what Henry says in that posting is that after 100 KudoZ you become a bouncer (you can bump questions up and down and change language pairs), but he doesn\'t say anything about squashing.



Andrea


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