I don't like is this concept of "points". I really don't like the competitive energy of those points. I've been to non-business forums where people award each other "karma." It's stupid and can be petty when someone has more karma than others.
I have no idea who gives points to others, but I don't like them.
I wouldn't mind a record of when joined or how many posts, but I think that belongs in a profile, not next to the responses.
b Answering posts
Who marks a message as answered? As mentioned before, the OP could state the post is answered, but others could find a problem.
Will there be a way for the Forum Moderator to amend an answered post as "With Note"?
b Sorting the messages
Will there be a way to sort according to the OP? If not, it seems a waste of a column.
I'm sure I will have other issues that I'll add later.
Unfortunately, the people responsible for creating this horror are proving to be totally incapable of incorporating any of the features for which we have all begged; while they have pig-headedly over-loaded the site with every single time- and space-wasting gizmo that we had implored them to exclude.
It's stuff like the image below that is ABSOLUTELY unneeded, and unwanted, and quite frankly, a little passé. Yes it's "only" 32K, and most folks will have it cached after the first visit.
<br />But it's just one more bit of fluff that contributes to the over all sludgification.
<br />Somebody PLEASE give me a good reason why it's necessary, besides the untenable argument that it somehow makes some sort of sense in regards to aesthetic consistency? I figure the Adobe logo should be enough.
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The point is the user asking the question wants answer that fixes his or her problem, nothing else matter. If say your a Church Secretary using Acrobat to fix a Church News letter you don't necessarily need a University professor give a full out dissertation for an answer. Leaving then scratching their head.
You have to assume (unless you know the person or they give credentials in the post) that the only knowledge they have is, push the button to turn computer on and double click application to make it open.
other Users then read the so called "Correct Answer" (that was actually a very BAD and WRONG answer!) and muck-up their files or computer by following that original bad, and possibly harmful, "Correct Answer".
There is nothing "elitist" or "upper crust snob" about this just an attempt to prevent the spread of sloppy/stupid/ignorant practices among Users of these Applications.
I still think most here are nit-piking about stuff that should matter. Whether you like avatars, points, even Names, etc, is not the important point. The important point is to give the most accurate answer possible.