I have answered, but didn't get points (Adobe forum)

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Hi Adobe Forum,

I have participated in Indesign Scripting forum, I have answered Exporting to INX question, they have accepted my answer, but i didn't receive points.

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Sudar

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I have answered, but didn't get points (Adobe forum)

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Hi Adobe Forum,

I have participated in Indesign Scripting forum, I have answered Exporting to INX question, they have accepted my answer, but i didn't receive points.

Regards,

Sudar

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bummer, huh?

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LOL, Dave.

Another case in point: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/425955?tstart=0

Summary: OP asks "Is there any way to...". Respondent #1 replies, in effect, "No. Dumb question." Other respondents reply with clever workarounds, none of which satisfies OP. OP awards respondent #1 10 points for the "correct" answer.

I love it when the system works.

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<Joshua>A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?</Joshua>

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Heh, heh...

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I have also answered lots of questions and not gotten any points.

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sudar1983_14 wrote:

Hi Adobe Forum,

I have participated in Indesign Scripting forum, I have answered Exporting to INX question, they have accepted my answer, but i didn't receive points.

Regards,

Sudar

I doubt seriously, the OP even knew they could. I don't get satifaction out fo points anyway. I just enjoy answering questions, and making comments.

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I haven't answered any questions in weeks because I do not want any of the pointless POINTS from these now pointless Kiddie-Forums!

I just looked in to see if anything had improved.

It hasn't.

And the level of discussion (of which this thread and its OP is a prime example) in all of the Forums just becomes more inane by the day.

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Points, or a simple "thank you that works"  have the advantage of acknowledging the OP has read your answer and it has helped.  

So many times after spending considerable time answering the posts, sometimes multiple times over a period of weeks, the OP says nothing.  So you never know if the problem was solved, they lost interest and never read post(s), or your suggestions never worked.

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curt y wrote:

Points, or a simple "thank you that works"  have the advantage of acknowledging the OP has read your answer and it has helped.  

So many times after spending considerable time answering the posts, sometimes multiple times over a period of weeks, the OP says nothing.  So you never know if the problem was solved, they lost interest and never read post(s), or your suggestions never worked.

in the old forums the OP would come back and say "Thank you, dave"...

I would usually respond "No problem. You're welcome."

without the capital letters, of course.

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dave milbut wrote:

in the old forums the OP would come back and say "Thank you, dave"...

I would usually respond "No problem. You're welcome."

Those are the most rewarding exchanges. Points-schmoints for all the reasons mentioned in this thread. Plus a couple mentioned in other threads.

  1. A new person starts answering questions. This person has more experience than anybody else on the planet and has been correct in every post, but because they had never answered before, s/he still has 0 points. Or far fewer than somebody else who gets points from newbies for partial or even incorrect answers.
  2. I am getting points in forums where I seem to know my stuff. If I show up in a different forum where I am a relative newbie, what in the heck do my points mean over there?

Points-schmoints.

Maybe OK for Jive's typical clients (inter-office communication?), but IMO, more harmful than beneficial in user-to-user support forums.

Points-schmoints.

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curt y wrote:

Points, or a simple "thank you that works"  have the advantage of acknowledging the OP has read your answer and it has helped.  

So many times <snipped> the OP says nothing.  So you never know if the problem was solved, they lost interest and never read post(s), or your suggestions never worked.

You still won't... if an OP doesn't come back to say 'Thanks", what makes you think he'll come back to award points?

JJ

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Jive's typical clients

I think that, in itself, is at the root of most of our troubles. We are not Jive's typical clients in any way. (And I'd love to have my pick of Verdana stick because I'm often too lazy)

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sudar,

Some of us have tried really hard to avoid the whole pointless point concept, for reasons such as mentioned here.

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Well I gave you some anyway, so there Maybe you can donate them to charity, I haven't found any other use for them. Do we get air miles?

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