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General Discussion

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Challege to Mods and Users

As a Mod i feel constantly behind the outpour of questions on here. This is an amazing feeling knowing I can help others learn. One thing that worries me though is that there are over 100 Pages of unanswered questions.

I challenge both Mods and Users alike to work to eliminate all of these unanswered questions or at least shrink it a lot. I would like to see this under ten pages.

I can't do this alone I simply don't know it all. What I recommend is picking a topic you know well and attempting as many questions as you can.

Thank you to anyone who can help! --Ricky

3 Answers

William Li
PLUS
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,865 Points

Hi, @Ricky, I agree with you, and I'd to say a couple of things.

  1. If we take a look at the forum, there really aren't that many posts with 0 response. In many of the cases, a perfectly good answer to the post has been provided (sometimes even a straight solution written in code), but it never gets marked as Best Answer. I think that "Best Answer" should be selected more often to let people in the forum knows that the problem has be resolved, we can move on to help other students in need.
  2. Some students who are new to the forum don't know how to format the code in Markdown, that makes the codes very hard to read, this is especially true for Python codes, because without seeing how the code was indented, it's very hard to figure out what goes wrong.
Caleb Kleveter
Caleb Kleveter
Treehouse Moderator 37,862 Points

I know this is an old post but you mention selecting the best answer button more often so people know the problem has been solved, what if the person who posted figured out the issue, do they give themselves best answer?

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,865 Points

hi, Caleb Kleveter , yeah, if you have managed to solve the problem yourself, that's great, just post a follow-up on your original post with a brief description on the thought process you took to solve it, then mark it as best answer. It's totally okay to mark your own answer as the best one.

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Congrats on your boost to Mod William! Caleb, William hit the nail on the head. The goal is to give others who have your same problem a solution it doesn't matter where it comes from. Though please flesh out the response with a how to if you do this. Simply posting "Never mind fixed it" drives everyone mad.

Goodluck! --Ricky

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Thanks William!

1: if you would sort the forum by unanswered which means there may be comments but no posted answer best or not there are 130ish pages of questions out of 1800ish pages of total questions. This is close to a 10th of the total questions. I also agree Best Answers should be choosen more often and as a Mod I will try to mark that myself if the person who asked it does not.

2: If you see any questions like this feel free to tag me and I can do it for you.

--Ricky

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Tagging is a way of sending someone an alert about a post it is done using @. When you type that a dropdown list should appear. You can shrink the search the list by starting to type their name. To summon you I would do Caleb Kleveter.

--Ricky