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I'm not positive I'm entirely right on this, so if I'm wrong, don't jump down my throat. Thanks.

When you reply to someone (I usually do something like, "Thanks,") on a question you've asked, it counts that comment as an answer to go towards your Best Answer Percentage. I don't think this is fair because: 1.) There is no way you can select your answer as a Best Answer (I would never do this, though), and 2.) It goes towards your Best Answer Percentage. In addition to routinely submitting to instructables, I also try to improve my stats (total views, comments, subscribers, ect.). So, my Best Answer Percentage (in addition to many other's %, I assume) has gone down because our answers on our own questions count towards the Best Answer Percentage. Instructables staff, if you could change this, I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

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kelseymh5 years ago
Are you a professional baseball player, by any chance? Those are the only people I know of for whom statistics actually have any influence on their life, or how other people perceive them.
Stats heavily influence my professional life too.
Well, okay, statistics (especially Bayesian statistical analysis :-) influence my profession as well.
So that's 4, baseball players, engineers and physicists. And Ible Answerers.
Well, it's a gamble every time I make a comment.
OK, 5 (adds professional gambler.....)
< goes to check kelseymh's credit score... >
splazem (author)  kelseymh5 years ago
Yeah, pretty much. :)
>Those are the only people I know of for whom statistics actually have any influence on their life

Coming from a professional physicist, I'm disappointed. ;)
I'm looking into if this is what we do, and if there's a way around it. I'll let you know.
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