Kudoz dilemma - can I close a question without awarding points? (Staff: \'yes\')
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Mary McCusker  Identity Verified
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Nov 14, 2002

I recently posted a Kudoz question, but in the end chose none of the answers, as none really fit the bill (I ended up getting expert advice from a lawyer). I added a note to this effect to my posting, but I keep getting emails asking me to grade the answers. Is there a way to close the posting without choosing an answer? It would simply not be fair to choose an answer that I didn\'t use.

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Samantha Hoffmann  Identity Verified
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Hi, Nov 14, 2002

I think you must choose the option \"decline this answer\" under each answer that has been provided.

I\'m not certain about it but maybe you can give it a try...

Sam


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Elena Miguel  Identity Verified
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My experience Nov 14, 2002

I had the same dilemma some time ago. I ended up sending an e-mail to each person who tried to help me and explaing why I could not accept any answer, just to let them know that I was grateful to them.



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Eva Blanar  Identity Verified
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My experience Nov 14, 2002

Hi, I had a similar problem already twice and I think there are two ways to get rid of the reminders:

- the radical solution is to delete the question itself,

- the opportunistic solution is to give one KudoZ point to the most acceptable one.

(In my case, declining answers did not work.)



HTH, Eva



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xxxtazdog
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here's a previous discussion on the subject Nov 14, 2002

You may find this thread interesting:



http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&post=31751#31751



The proper procedure is to decline all answers that are not correct, and this should supposedly stop you from getting the messages (although I seem to recall that they kept coming). They do eventually stop, though. However, it will still show as an ungraded or open question.


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mckinnc  Identity Verified
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Really irritating Nov 14, 2002

I have also had this problem where, despite assiduously declining all answers, I kept being pestered with e-mail about closing the question. I could only solve the problem by conacting a moderator and asking them to sort it out. I\'m not sure if the problem still occurs.

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Elena Miguel  Identity Verified
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My experience Nov 14, 2002

I had the same dilemma some time ago. I ended up sending an e-mail to each person who tried to help me and explaing why I could not accept any answer, just to let them know that I was grateful to them.



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Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
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I have also declined all answers once Nov 14, 2002

And although I didn\'t get any reminders, it remained in my ungraded questions list until a few days ago. After several months when the question was listed as ungraded, it misteriously was accepted by someone and moved to the list of graded questions (together with another question that I have graded, but was in the list of ungraded questions). Thanks to the person who solved this.

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Beth Kantus  Identity Verified
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Pick the closest one... Nov 14, 2002

I agree with Eva\'s 2nd suggestion - if none fit the bill exactly, how about choosing the one that came the closest, and awarding a point or two? I have had many cases in which I ultimately had to consult with an engineer on a technical term, but I always felt that those who took the time to try and help deserved at least some recognition for their efforts.

Just a suggestion....


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Don't accept anything that's incorrect... Nov 14, 2002

You should decline all answers - if there are too many (let\'s say, more than five), contact the moderator for the pair involved and ask him/her to squash the question.

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yamamoto
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mails stop coming in a month or so... Nov 14, 2002

I had a similar problem too, but the mail stops coming in a month or so.. so

-bear with it, or

-decline all the answers...(I know it is difficult to decline the answers, but it\'s better not to give an incorrect answer a Kudoz point..)







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Beth Kantus  Identity Verified
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addendum Nov 14, 2002

...and to avoid confusion (as I should have added before) when doing so, you of course indicate the correct answer that you\'ve found and post it to the glossary as well.



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