09-18-2005 10:57 PM - edited 09-18-2005 10:57 PM
E-LIST issue n°37
Message Edité par chilly charly le 09-19-2005 06:00 AM
09-19-2005 04:16 AM
First of all, it's still great work you're doing on the list-topic.
BUT - I'm not so pleased about the follow-up counting. If one asks a question and I give an answer, a new question may arise, which is answered again. But this would not be a real follow-up I'd say. So I would still prefer to count questions, answers and breaks separately.
09-19-2005 07:04 AM
Thanks CC for your E-List and the great work that you contribute to it.
And thanks CC for taking the "Yapping Crown". 280 breaks... You should be well rested by now
I never imagined reaching the high contributors like labviewguru. Especially not with the previous forum style.
Keep up the great work CC! And hope to see you at next years' NI-week..
Ray (aka. JLV)
09-19-2005 11:32 AM
09-20-2005 08:54 AM - edited 09-20-2005 08:54 AM
Thanks to you all for the kind words !
I plan to redistribute most of the stars I'll receive. But not immediately... you'll have first to answer the only question I asked !
May be I misused the word "follow-up". Here is my definition for it : a "follow-up" is a new question, or a comment added by the author of the original thread. The purpose is to make a difference with replies. Of course, it is possible to cheat, by happending questions to already opened threads. But this does not happen too often (and there are other ways to handle this situation... ).
Means that each contribution to a thread that was not opened by you will be counted as a reply. Do you feel better now ?
Message Edité par chilly charly le 09-20-2005 04:01 PM
09-20-2005 09:33 AM
09-20-2005 09:33 AM
You do like to complicate things.. But if you're having fun, well so be it.
You want to distinguish answers to questions versus posts within a thread started by the author who is now answering / commenting his own thread??? I know the sentence doesn't make sense, but you get the picture...
What about the following case: (which happened to a few of us):
We ask a question: How do you do this...???...
...... no answers... so you keep digging..... dig some more... no answers still.... more digging.... dig dig dig dig dig... a hint at a solution... but still no answer to your question.... al of a sudden... VOILA!!! SUCCESS!! Yippie!!! you solve your own problem.
Then as a kind gesture to the community, you post your solution, so in effect, answering your own question. So you don't want to count that as a actual answer? why?
oh.. boy... oh boy... you're opening a can of worms..
Low and behold... it's all OK.. because the E-List is a metrics which uses the same rules for everyone. And after all, it is NOT a race to the top, we simply want to know how we progress through the timeless line of contributions.. Does it matter whose question we answer? Even our own??
On the matter of multiple posts within a thread... that's another tough one. How do you distinguish with accuracy actual replies vs additional details? Then how do you deal with multiple posts to multiple stages of answers with multiple attachments of an evolving solution to a complex question which gets tackled in multiple parts???
I see a bunch of worms heading towards the north of France... Must be fishing season...
09-20-2005 09:49 AM
at least somebody opened the About box with the speakers on...
Did you notice that it's even worse than the original ?