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Some Strong Recommandations for MSDN to improve the answer rate

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  • Strong Recommandations of MSDN forum to explain why answers are slower, fewer?

    After using several months of the newly-rebuilt MSDN forum, I don't think it fits us very well. Compared with

    the previous version, I think:

    1) Community Forum is a place for us to talk with each other to solve questions, so languages won't be a core problem bcoz we can have a chat with a common language——English. However, we cannot help a person whose language doesn't belong to our initialized language setting (though I know we can clear the language settings). To help more, we must cancel doing that to imporve and gain more answers;)

    2) The speed of the MSDN isn't very fast, ESPECIALLY when I choose several fields from the TreeView.

    3) It cannot remember which fields I've chosen, I have to remember it by manually keeping it in "Favouriate" folder.

    4) When I mark it as an answer, the symbol isn't so sensitive. I hope you should make the border or background color of the answer "light green", you can refer what www.asp.net does to a correct answer.

    5) How many contributions (such as how many answers a man has successfully answered). How many points has a man earned to courage them? (We cannot see). WHAT'S THE WORSE THING IS——Scores of top 5 isn't upgrated correctly.

    PS: These are ONLY SUGGESTIONS, but the reason why I put to "Forum Issue" is bcoz I think they will slow

    up the community members to answer questions and reply as well. These "features" aren't so nice, Hope

    Microsoft can be sensed and improve it just like the forum of www.asp.net.


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    • Edited by ThankfulHeartMVP Thursday, August 22, 2013 5:17 AM Format the words by bolding them
    Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:21 AM

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  • The top 5 statistics you refer to are unchanged since mid June. Also, they apply to all of msdn or TechNet, not to the individual forums. People used to be incented to see themselves among the top answerers in their forum, but didn't stand any chance of breaking into the top 5 for all of TechNet.

    This is a known issue, but I don't know if there will be a fix. If this feature cannot be restored without affecting performance, the statistics should be removed.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Friday, August 23, 2013 3:04 PM
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  • Item 3: I personally like saving the view as a browser bookmark/favorite, because it allows me to save several different selections. Using the forum interface, you can save one view by adding forums to My Forums and then using My Forum Threads.

    Item 5: You can see these statistics for any user by viewing their profile. Just click on the name in any forum were they have posted, or create an URL such as

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/davewilk


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:07 AM
  • Item 3: I personally like saving the view as a browser bookmark/favorite, because it allows me to save several different selections. Using the forum interface, you can save one view by adding forums to My Forums and then using My Forum Threads.

    Item 5: You can see these statistics for any user by viewing their profile. Just click on the name in any forum were they have posted, or create an URL such as

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/davewilk


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Very very thanks for you reply;)

    About Item5:

    I mean the statistics for each forum place (top 5) absolutely not right. It's still the previous data.

    And what's more, we cannot see how many scores we've earned from a certain period of time by choosing from a DataTime Picker or AJAX Calendar to encourage more and more people get involed in the forum;)

    About Item3:

    But to keep what one chooses in db is also a good choice, one can also use them everywhere, no need to worry about if they lose their bookmark or favourites.


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    Friday, August 23, 2013 6:26 AM
  • About Item5:

    I mean the statistics for each forum place (top 5) absolutely not right. It's still the previous data.

    And what's more, we cannot see how many scores we've earned from a certain period of time by choosing from a DataTime Picker or AJAX Calendar to encourage more and more people get involed in the forum;)

    About Item3:

    But to keep what one chooses in db is also a good choice, one can also use them everywhere, no need to worry about if they lose their bookmark or favourites.

    Ah yes, the top 5 is very messed up. I would just get rid of it.

    You can tell how may points you have earned in different periods by using the Experience tab of the Profile and mousing over the curve.

    I use the Mozilla SeaMonkey browser, which (like FireFox) can sync bookmarks (and other features) across different machines.


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Friday, August 23, 2013 9:49 AM
  • The top 5 statistics you refer to are unchanged since mid June. Also, they apply to all of msdn or TechNet, not to the individual forums. People used to be incented to see themselves among the top answerers in their forum, but didn't stand any chance of breaking into the top 5 for all of TechNet.

    This is a known issue, but I don't know if there will be a fix. If this feature cannot be restored without affecting performance, the statistics should be removed.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Friday, August 23, 2013 3:04 PM
    Moderator
  • I agree, better to have no statistics at all than state statistics across all forums.

    A better solution would be to restore original statistics as it was before forum's re-design and prior bugs. E.g. correctly working statistics per individual forum as well as selected subset of forums.


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    Friday, August 23, 2013 4:22 PM
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  • I agree, better to have no statistics at all than state statistics across all forums.

    A better solution would be to restore original statistics as it was before forum's re-design and prior bugs. E.g. correctly working statistics per individual forum as well as selected subset of forums.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog


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    We had many discussions with the product team about it. As Richard mentions, it's a Known Issue.

    Ed Price, SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

    Answer an interesting question? Create a wiki article about it!

    Friday, August 30, 2013 9:47 PM
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  • How long it will be a Known Issue? Are there plans to restore statistics for each forum and have them correct?

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Friday, August 30, 2013 11:29 PM
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  • We had many discussions with the product team about it. As Richard mentions, it's a Known Issue.

    Ed Price, SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

    Answer an interesting question? Create a wiki article about it!

    Thanks for taking me;)

    I'm NOT troubling you but just tell what we are thinking about to make the forum better, and it depends on OUR contributions.


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    Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:45 AM