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Voters for removal of useless reclassification as PRO / non-PRO.
Thread poster: Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer

Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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Jul 16, 2009

Are you also sick and tired of this useless function?
What is the purpose of being able to distinguish between a PRO and a Non-PRO question?

If questions I ask warrant non-PRO reclassification, and yet very few of my professional peers are actually able to answer the question ... then what, pray tell, is the point of this function?

It is a confusing and useless waste of our time.

Voters for REMOVAL of 'reclassification as PRO / non-PRO' Non-PRO
(1): Michael J.W. Beijer


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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REMOVE Jul 16, 2009

I also vote for removal of PRO / non-PRO. I would also vote for removal of "not for points" questions. They are both useless options.

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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Count me in too for removal of useless classification Jul 16, 2009

I totally agree with Henry and Michael.

I was going to bring this up in another forum, where there are some KudoZ abusers who abuse the system. For example, a certain question is asked as "Pro", but somehow, a notorious site user (members included) votes for non-Pro, and the KudoZ editor edits as Non-pro. Maybe for that person, the question is in the elementary school level due to the numerous points one has earned, but to others it may not be.

One more thing: when a non-logged in visitor asks a question which is obviously in the Pro category (ex. medical, nuclear) one has to change or vote so that the question can be categorized as Pro. This is also a waste of time. Non-logged in visitors necessarily don't ask questions such as "How do you say "Thank you" in Bulgarian.

I agree to abolishing this Pro/Non-pro system and not for points questions to eliminate Kudoz abusers.


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The Misha
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I do have a use for it Jul 16, 2009

I use it to express my disgust when the Kudoz system is being unscrupulously used as an equivalent of a general purpose dictionary. That's about all we have left for the purpose.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Me too. Jul 16, 2009

Count me in as a supporter of both proposals.

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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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+1 Jul 16, 2009

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Enza Longo  Identity Verified
Canada
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me too! Jul 16, 2009

I vote to remove both options

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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
France
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+1: get rid of them! Jul 16, 2009

A question is a question, an answer is an answer.

[Edited at 2009-07-16 17:35 GMT]


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liz askew  Identity Verified
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Vote for their removal Jul 16, 2009

I agree with their removal. They are pretty useless.

Liz Askew


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Me too Jul 16, 2009

They're really not necessary, either of them.

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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
Germany
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My opinion too Jul 16, 2009

The Misha wrote:

I use it to express my disgust when the Kudoz system is being unscrupulously used as an equivalent of a general purpose dictionary. That's about all we have left for the purpose.


I absolutely support this position and use it for the same purpose.

Siegfried


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Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Another precinct heard from Jul 16, 2009

I agree with removing them both.

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Marek Daroszewski (MrMarDar)  Identity Verified
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me too! Jul 16, 2009

Remove both 'pro/non-pro' and 'not for points' options.

Marek


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pitranslation  Identity Verified
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I agree. Jul 16, 2009

Especially 'no for points' questions.

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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
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Keep it Jul 16, 2009

The Misha wrote:

I use it to express my disgust when the Kudoz system is being unscrupulously used as an equivalent of a general purpose dictionary. That's about all we have left for the purpose.

I believe this is the basic purpose it serves. What else is a change to non-PRO saying other than "any fool should either know this, or be able to find it within 7 nanoseconds of opening a search engine or dictionary"?
Of course, we are not allowed to call people fools and that is probably a good thing on balance, but the non-PRO vote can indicate that the question is foolish, if not the actual Asker (and let's be fair, we can all have a wood-trees-blurring moment once in a while).


[Edited at 2009-07-16 18:41 GMT]


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