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Marking Correct and Helpful Answers

I have just observed that I can mark my own replies as "Correct" and "Helpful" . I can potentially award myself 15 points for every question I ask. This explains the unusual behaviour of one of the posters I saw in the HCM forum - who asked questions and immediately posted an aswer and marked it as correct. Does marking your own reply as correct actually award any points?

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  • Mar 28, 2012 at 08:44 AM

    I've read that while you can do this as original poster, it will not award any points to yourself. Please post a link to an example in HCM for double checking, or direct message to me is also fine. You can also check yourself by going to the user's profile and looking at the "reputation" tab.

    Thomas

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    Mar 28, 2012 at 08:47 AM

    Hi Harish,

    I happend to see a post in which the person who posted the question, answered and awarded himself Points, but when i checked his reputation the points were not added to his User ID, so i feel even if you award yourself those points will not be added to your total points.

    Do check your points if they have increased.

    Rgds,

    Prasad

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  • Apr 02, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Hello Everyone,


    Yes, as stated above, marking your own question as Answered or Helpful does not result in point assignment. It is still valuable information if yourself you find a good answer and want the community to benefit from it. And I find it funny to see point gamers do this within seconds, hoping to see their points total change, and be disappointed that it doesn't 😈

    On another note: Direct Messages are indeed meant for people who follow each others and are therefore "connected". We cannot allow DMs for everyone because of spamming risks. However, we the SCN Team as well as Moderators can DM anyone. So if you want to have a side conversation with a Moderator, first reach out in a comment like this one by typing @ then the name of the moderator (be patient as names start popping up), raising his/her attention. Hopefully you'll get a DM soon after.

    Hope this helps,
    Laure

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