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    comments on answers

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    by jaqui ·

    being counted as answers in the Q&A?

    why?

    user changes point value it counts as an answer to the question?

    me thinks there something broken about even a comment on an answer, or reading a question having an impact.

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    • #3347021

      I haven’t noticed that myself

      by oz_media ·

      In reply to comments on answers

      I think when someone posts a COMMENT it is added to the same pane as the original answer. One acceptable/rejected effects both the answer and any additional comments from what I can see.

    • #3335708

      Can you point us to an example?

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to comments on answers

      That is, one where the reported no. of answers equals the total of both answers & comments.

      • #3335687

        here is one.

        by jaqui ·

        In reply to Can you point us to an example?

        one answer at the time this posted,
        one comment.
        2 answers in my tq&a page.
        [ posting 17:00 pst ]

        http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6239-0.html?forumID=40&threadID=170022&start=0

        • #3335622

          Don’t think that’s what happened at all.

          by oz_media ·

          In reply to here is one.

          It says ANSWERED because someone (YOU) has answered it, the question is still open to answers and no points have been awarded.

          They are added an ANSWER but no points are awarded.
          It just tallies POSTS like the discussion forum does.

          When the question is closed, you choose who to accept answers from, this will award point to a single or all posters but not based on th enumber of answers/posts made by him/her, unless you add multiple replies and all are accepted.

        • #3335554

          Oz,

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Don’t think that’s what happened at all.

          I’m talking about the listing of questions under the my questions link.

          there it posts how many answers.
          and it counts comments as answers.

        • #3352015

          Somthing funny going on

          by gunnar klevedal ·

          In reply to Oz,

          Jaqui,

          I think this guy should answer YOUR question(s)

          Then YOU can choose to answer his question and his comments.

          And then HE could / should award you the 75 points.

          Greetings Gunnar Klevedal

        • #3351923

          So

          by oz_media ·

          In reply to Oz,

          I really don’t think it effects the points when they are handed out though. YOu can only accept a persons response, Their comments are inclusive in that response, even if tallied as a total number of replys.

          If I post an answer then add two comments, it will show as 4 posts (incuding the original and perhaps even add a few of the original posters comments too.

          But when the question is closed and points are awarded, you can only accept my answer and all comments are WITHIN that answer are ocunted as a single accepted solution.

          If I posted two separate replies, you just reject the ones before the the one that worked, otherwise I wouldn’t have added more posts unless the first was rejected.

        • #3351822

          I know that. :)

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to So

          it’s why count the comments?

          or, why count them as answers?

          wouldn’t having them marked as comments make more sense?
          ~l~

          it’s just an oddity.

        • #3350752

          Never really considered it an issue.

          by oz_media ·

          In reply to I know that. :)

          I thouoght you meant people were getting more points for adding comments and having the answer accepted, which isn’t so of course.

        • #3352387

          Yup, you’re right.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to here is one.

          I checked an open qustion that I responded to.

          It’s counted ALL comments, even those of the postor of the questions, as “Answers.”

          Take a look at your “Closed” questions to see if the problem gets rectified upon closure.

          I have but one such, and it does not now evidence this problem.

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