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Is there any thing that we can do about itu0085


Due to popularity of SDN many new person joining SDN to get solution to there problem immediately. That’s the greatness about SDN.

But I feel fresher to SDN should be properly guided before joining the forum. They don’t take any time to post query and later they never bother to come back to there thread where people take out time to help the owner of the post to resolve his/her issue.

There are few good people also who first try searching solution to there problem in the SDN but due to this unanswered/opened post they are really not sure if the solution given by the BW guru’s are right or wrong. They are left confused if different ppl have given different suggestion. And that leads to many duplication post.

We also have some good people who come back to there post and try assigning points and close the post by assigning full points. Thanks to them. But then here also they don’t assign the points to the right reply. For example one of the person answers to a post and that post have multiple reply of the same person. In that case owner of the post assign full points to either his/her first reply or last reply which is not the relevant answer to the question. This makes difficult to understand which was the right reply.

All these activities make me loose my interest in taking part in SDN forum. I’m not sure if it is the same case with others also. I’m a great fan of SDN and I don’t want loose interest, instead want to keep growing with SDN.

I know SDN team keep trying hard to bring out solution to improve rewarding points system. Recently I have noticed that owner of the post also get 1 point for giving point. That’s a great idea. But there should also be a system where owner of the post should be made sure to close there post either by assigning full points to the right answer or after certain period of time owner can reply saying that my issue is still not answered and close the post with this point. Or else can leave it open by just updating the post saying that issue still not resolved. In this new system of gaining 1 point by rewarding points can be enhanced, by deducting that 1 point incase owner don’t close the post or update the post after certain period of time. Or else SDN can assign an additional 1 more point to the owner if he/his close the post or update the post.

SDN team I would like to know your suggestion on this also would like to know views of other SDN members also.



(I’m sorry for being long )

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    Apr 27, 2007 at 06:50 PM

    All I can say is I'm extremely disappointed in all of you wanting to limit newcomers in these forums. Having been around here for a long time it's disappointing because we did not limit you or anyone else agreeing here when you first started. Instead we worked with many of you to ensure a better quality. True SDN is much bigger now but that also means there are more of us here that can reach out and help people just starting...

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      Well, I understand the concerns about junk and noise, but the forum is and should be for everyone.

      On the indivudual thread pages, the points of each individual responder are shown (presumably to guide the author towards which answer(s) to try first).

      It just occurred to me that in addition to showing the thread author's name on the forum page, if his or her points were also shown, it might give an indication if the author's experience. and responders could be guided in which threads to look at first as well.

      Imperfect, but...


  • Apr 24, 2007 at 08:54 AM

    Hi Rohini,

    I share your feelings.

    I remember that in one of the forum's suggestions was a great idea to limit the number of the owner's open questions by 5. In case of the person (unfortunately, we had a lot of such) who wants to flood the forums with tens of questions a day (one-sentence question, often in bold) without any reward or feedback, s/he will not be able to do it with such kind of limitation.

    Best regards,


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