Earn money on Linux.org by helping other users!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Rob, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    The original poster (OP) can now mark replies as 'best answer'. Every couple weeks, we'll reward those that have the most posts marked as best answer by sending you $50.00! It won't always be the person with the most best answers, but those that stand out to us by going above and beyond in helping others on the site.

    If you have questions about the best answer function, please reply in this thread!

    If you visit someone's profile page, you can now see a 'best answers' tab. That will show you the posts they made that were marked as the best answer in the threads.

    So get helpin!

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  2. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Best Answer
    I like the improved policy. Good thinking.
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  3. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Changed this up a bit... it used to be that the community would vote for best answer - but on our forum, I think it works out better if the OP votes once for the best answer since they're the ones with the issue.

    Deleted the old thread where I went into detail about how the community votes and started this new one. :)
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I like the improved policy. Good thinking.
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    This also weeds out people making fake accounts and voting.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    So where can we see who has the most "Best Answer"s? Is their a totals page?
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  7. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Thanks Rob!
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  8. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    There actually is not a totals page, but I can check in the database or be able to notice who has been helping a lot by traveling around the forum :)
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  9. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Oh. Well I thought having that page would be kool. Not really needed though.
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    Having the total page might would help with making it feel competitive. You would be able to see where you stand in comparison to others, but yeah, not really needed. :)
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Remember though, this is not about numbers or competitiveness. This is about helping people....I just thought it would be kool.
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  12. Machin Shin

    Machin Shin Member

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    Yeah, I get that the goal is to help people. Just also enjoy making a game out of things sometimes :p. If that game ends up with more high quality help for people, then well that is all the better.

    I will be helping people out when I can regardless. I just enjoy solving problems really.
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  13. TuxBorg

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    I'd like also to get money being helped.....:p
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  14. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    If the OP got a dollar for marking "Best Answer", then every Linux system in the world would mysteriously brake due to issues that are easily solvable on forums.
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    nixsavy Member

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    Rob ,even it doesn't cost much , all geeks love to have credit in the form of poster/label from Linux.org. Similar like. May be you can have a better design.

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  16. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I like your idea.
  17. Machin Shin

    Machin Shin Member

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    This is very true. I find myself wanting to get these silly "Trophy Points" already.

    I think having more little achievements might actually help out in that way. Then people like me find it like a game. I need to post more so I can get other achievements and get more points. Of course I don't want to just spam comments though because I also want to keep a high "like" ratio on my posts/likes.
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  18. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    As of November 5, 2013,

    Machin Shin - Posts to Likes = 1.6:1

    That is an excellent ratio. Keep it up.:) You should make a post here (http://www.linux.org/forums/site-announcements.4/) to inspire others to do the same. If all users followed your principle, this site would have higher quality.
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    kInOzAwA New Member

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    brilliant idea :)
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