Should only the asker award KudoZ points??
Thread poster: eurotransl (X)

eurotransl (X)
German to English
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Jul 10, 2001

This is a question that hit me the other day.


Background: if and when I decide to post a KudoZ answer, I do so to assist fellow colleagues. But of course, it is always nice to be appreciated.


Check keyword \"Schlittenversuchsanlage\" (DEU>ENG); I posted the correct term (sled-test facility - context: crash tests); another member had posted a very general answer, in fact, without giving a real answer at all (actually, even admitting that she did not know what the question was all about). But she got the points!


You might think I am upset over losing points. No.


The problem is the ProZ Glossary: I entered my term into the glossary for that question because I felt that users of the glossary should not be misled by wrong answers (I mean, if the asker wants to put that into her translation, well, good luck to her).


I believe therefore that the asker should not be the only one to decide on whose answer gets chosen - this is a clear example where an asker does not know how to deal with answers he or she receives.


Any ideas?


UPDATE:


The asker of that question has contacted me in the meantime, confirming that it was a \"slip of the mouse\". All the more reason to have a safeguard in place (we definitely need more editing features - e.g., editing one\'s KudoZ answer,etc.)

[ This Message was edited by: on 2001-07-11 12:45 ]


 

Blanca Rodr�guez
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English to Spanish
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Jul 22, 2001

I absolutely agree with your suggestion about editing our Kudoz answers. I have sometimes found that I forgot writing something important or even misread the question right after I clicked the submit button.
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