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'rewardability' of comments


I sent this message to the BSP forum, but someone pointed out the suggestions forum was the adequate place; think he was right so I'll repost it here:

I noticed it is only possible to assign reward points if one has marked a thread as a question. Why this restriction? I recently posted a 'non-question'/observance and I got a comment that gave me (and maybe others as well) a new idea. Now I'd like to reward points, which is not possible since my original posting was not marked as a question. I think as for 'rewardability' there is no difference between a good comment and a good answer.



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    Posted on Aug 23, 2004 at 03:56 PM

    Hi all,

    the "someone" was me. I totally agree with Sebastian:

    <b>Simply remove the prerequisite of having a post marked as a question to enable rewarding of points</b>

    Wasn't this already possible when the contribution reward system (CRW) started? I'm quite sure that i gave Uwe Reeder the points to his answer in this Attributes iteration of a value node bound to a structure invalid? although i posted it before the start of the CRW.

    As Sebastian already said, I also can't see the difference in terms of "contribution value" between answers to threads which are questions and which are not. IMHO the question marking should be used to visually indicate "Hey somebody wanted something to know" e.g. displaying the grey star (or maybe a red "?") in the forum lists and to enable the option for the poster to mark the question as answered, which results in the black star (or maybe a green "!";).

    Best, Stefan

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    • I second that as well - often discussions develop into something more useful than the title of the topic would suggest.

      Only thing to work out would be the "who can reward" question ...

      For a typical question, there is the person who asks, period. This way there is a maximum of 1 person rewarding points per topic.

      But for an open discussion - should everyone be able to hand out points? Or just those who participated in this topic?

      I hope that the current system gets opened a bit, although it might take some serious planning beforehand.

      Maybe Stefan and other "veteran users" here can mention their points so the SDN development team has more input on this.