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Thread poster: Dominika Schoenborn

Dominika Schoenborn  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:26
English to Polish
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Mar 17, 2006

Hello,
How to close a question without grading? I've recently posted a question in eng-pol pair and received an answer in Italian. It was the only answer. I want to close a question but do not want to grade the answerer (the answer was in Italian - completely unhelpful). I browsed the forums, but couldn't find a similar post. Is there such a possibility?


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Joanna Borowska  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 19:26
English to Polish
Strange... Mar 17, 2006

Looks like the "Close without grading" button has disappeared (it used to be under the question box). I checked my open question and if I wanted to close it without awarding points, I couldn't do it, either.
Dear Staff, can you help us?


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Bianca AH  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 19:26
French to English
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Wait until reminder Mar 17, 2006

I had the same problem with a couple of my questions. I found that I could only close without grading after recieving an email from ProZ to remind me that I should now choose an answer.

Before this point, there is no such option (although there used to be).


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:26
Member (2002)
Dutch to English
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Closing a question without grading Mar 17, 2006

I had the same problem. My question had already been asked and I had missed it, so it was suggested to me to close the question without grading it.

I couldn't close it either. Perhaps a glitch? I remember that it was possible before to select that option.

I hope that it gets fixed.
Lucinda


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Francesca Pesce  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:26
Member (2006)
English to Italian
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Visualising standard design Mar 17, 2006

I noticed that if I am visualising the question in standard design (specified at the top of the page under "Kudoz list" I cannot grade or close a question.

If I click on "V3 design" then all the buttons suddenly appear. Could that be your problem as well?


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gad
United States
Local time: 13:26
Member
French to English
(Slightly off topic): I don't see why a person can not squash his/her own question, anyway Mar 18, 2006

Lucinda Hollenberg wrote:

I had the same problem. My question had already been asked and I had missed it, so it was suggested to me to close the question without grading it.

I couldn't close it either. Perhaps a glitch? I remember that it was possible before to select that option.

I hope that it gets fixed.
Lucinda


This is a concern, but when it comes to a situation like you described here, I have a hard time understanding why a person can not simply squash his/her own question. As it stands now and if I understand correctly, only people with over 500 points or something can have editing functions, including squashing questions, if so granted by a moderator. But what if I post a question and then soon thereafter find, for whatever reason, that I should not have posted it? I can't get rid of it, it's there forever, owned by the site. I would think that if there are no answers yet, an asker should have the right to hide/delete/squash his/her own question.

JMO.


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telefpro
Local time: 22:56
Portuguese to English
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perhaps Mar 18, 2006

gad wrote:

Lucinda Hollenberg wrote:

I had the same problem. My question had already been asked and I had missed it, so it was suggested to me to close the question without grading it.

I couldn't close it either. Perhaps a glitch? I remember that it was possible before to select that option.

I hope that it gets fixed.
Lucinda


This is a concern, but when it comes to a situation like you described here, I have a hard time understanding why a person can not simply squash his/her own question. As it stands now and if I understand correctly, only people with over 500 points or something can have editing functions, including squashing questions, if so granted by a moderator. But what if I post a question and then soon thereafter find, for whatever reason, that I should not have posted it? I can't get rid of it, it's there forever, owned by the site. I would think that if there are no answers yet, an asker should have the right to hide/delete/squash his/her own question.

JMO.


I feel that this facility is not available, because the people who answered your question have already invested their time and talent in giving you the answers - so they must be given some points for their efforts. Moreover, this facility could be abused.


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:26
Member (2002)
Dutch to English
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Dear Telefpro, Mar 18, 2006

You have a point there. Abuse is possible, but in that case a moderator could intervene and arbitrate.

I ended up giving the points to the person who answered the question correctly. As a matter of fact, she was also the one who pointed out to me that I could close the question without grading it.

I tried it and couldn't. The moderator told me that I was the only one who could close it, but still I was unable to do so. That is why I awarded the points to the person who gave the correct answer.

Have a great weekend!
Lucinda


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