How to award KudoZ if no correct answer was provided??
Thread poster: Mahulena Potasova

Mahulena Potasova
Local time: 05:25
English to Slovak
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Sep 13, 2002

Dear colleagues,

I would appreciate if you could provide me with your opinion on what is the best practice in ProZ. I have recently asked a KudoZ question for which I received only one answer. I found out later that this answer was incorrect. However, ProZ keeps asking to award KudoZ. What shall I do? Should I award points even when the answer provided was incorrect?

Thank you for your insights.

Mahu


 

Oleg Prots  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 06:25
Member (2003)
English to Ukrainian
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There's also a "decline answer" button Sep 13, 2002

When you go to the link provided for grading your answer, you have two options for each answer:

\"Accept this answer as the most helpful\"

or

\"Decline this answer\"


When you select the second variant, you are asked to provide a very brief explanation for that (about 20-30 characters). When you decline all answers, I believe the question is considered closed. (At least you receive no more \'please grade\' messages.


Good luck!


 

Antonella Andreella (X)  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 05:25
German to Italian
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Another option Sep 13, 2002

I usually select the \'nearest\' and give min. Kudoz 2 points as I find that 1 is really... miserere... for a colleague who made a research at least and tried to help even if the answer provided was not correct. Then I enter the correct translation in the glossary!


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Bye

Antonella


 

Yngve Roennike  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:25
Swedish to English
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Software glitch? Sep 13, 2002

I think there was an early software glitch in Proz.com, whereby if you declined the answers, it would keep coming back at you, even threatening you with exclusion, if you persisted in not awarding points. It may have been remedied. Better to award one lowly point, than run into this situation again icon_smile.gif


 

tazdog (X)
Spain
Local time: 05:25
Spanish to English
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"Decline" doesn't close the question Sep 13, 2002

I once declined all three answers I had received to a question, as I didn\'t feel any of them were correct. I sent each answerer a thank-you e-mail explaining why I was declining the answer (even though the system also lets you give this info. when declining). However, I still kept receiving the \"Please grade\" messages, and to this day it still shows as an ungraded question. I, too, would like to see this issue addressed. I think there should be some way for askers to close a question without necessarily selecting one of the answers.

 

Henry Dotterer
Local time: 23:25
SITE FOUNDER
You should decline answers that are not correct Sep 13, 2002

You should not award points just to close a question. Please decline all inappropriate answers. Doing so should prevent you from receiving email reminders (though a question will still be shown under the category of ungraded questions in searches, etc.)


If anyone has evidence to the contrary, please let me know, citing the specific question. (Note that if there were three answers, all of which you declined, and another answer is later added, you will once again be subject to reminders.)


 

Alexandru Pojoga
Romania
Local time: 06:25
Japanese to English
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Declining 10+ answers may be cumbersome Sep 14, 2002

If a question receives many answers, all of them incorrect (which is not very rare), it would be easier to have a \"Decline all answers and close question\" button.


I\'ve had this situation at least three times, when a particularly difficult term remained unelucidated.


 

Mahulena Potasova
Local time: 05:25
English to Slovak
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Sep 16, 2002

Thank you for your insights.

All the best.

Mahu


 


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