And when no answers are proposed?
Thread poster: Bianca AH

Bianca AH  Identity Verified
France
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Mar 23, 2006

I notice that there has been discussion about the questions and not being able to close them, etc.

Well what happens when no one proposes an answer? This is the case for my latest question...


 

Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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two possibilities Mar 23, 2006

1. You may leave it open for some time awaiting for sombody to place any answer.
2. You may close it without grading.

regards,


 

Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Chile
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No problem Mar 23, 2006

Except for you

Bianca AH wrote:
Well what happens when no one proposes an answer? This is the case for my latest question...


The question remains unanswerd until someone finds it, maybe one year later, when looking for something with the Term Search option and answers. Maybe you don't need it any more but it will be there when another person will look for the same term.
You won't receive any reminder for grading the question either.

Claudia


 

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 17:35
German to English
Timing Mar 23, 2006

Bianca AH wrote:

Well what happens when no one proposes an answer? This is the case for my latest question...


Hi Bianca,
My usual procedure is to work through the whole text before asking questions and when I see that my dictionaries, research and context won't solve certain problems, I reach for KudoZ.

But in the middle of the process, if the job is due the next day, I also take a look at the clock to see who'll be available to help me. I live in Mexico, central standard time in the US, but 7 hours earlier than in Germany. Depending on the type of text I'm doing, I might ask a question before I've gone through my regular procedure, if I know my colleagues in Europe who specialize in the topics I'm working on will be asleep if I wait too long and that there are likely to be few qualified people in North America later on in the day and they might not be online.

So, to answer your question, I think you should consider closing your question and asking it again when the time is right.


 

gad
United States
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No option to remove this question? Mar 24, 2006

I think that if no answers are proposed ever, then an Asker should have the option to remove the question from appearing on the site.

 

GoodWords  Identity Verified
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After an infinite time has passed, asker may close. Mar 24, 2006

gad wrote:
I think that if no answers are proposed ever, then an Asker should have the option to remove the question from appearing on the site.


Agreed. But the asker must first wait to see whether an answer is ever proposed. In practical terms, this means that the asker should not close the question yet.

It is not unknown for comments to be made on years-old queries.


 

gad
United States
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I think that the amount of time should not be infinite Mar 24, 2006

GoodWords wrote:

the asker must first wait to see whether an answer is ever proposed. In practical terms, this means that the asker should not close the question yet.

It is not unknown for comments to be made on years-old queries.


Askers MUST wait 24 hours to grade a question, and the they MUST grade that question with in 2 weeks. But an Askers posts a question that receives no answers, and can not remove it until an infinite amount of time has passed? To me, that doesn't make any sense. JMO.


 

Bianca AH  Identity Verified
France
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Thanks for your comments Mar 24, 2006

I agree with gad, which means I will close the question. Also, I posted the question again and got a slightly better response.

I think Kim is right about the timing thing too. I tend to work late at night which means that most ProZians in Europe are asleep. But this is not always the case, as I still get some answers. But then again, I posted a few questions late last night and one of them (http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1290526) remains completely untouched.

If only there were a way of "refreshing question" - i.e. resending them?


 


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