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Did anyone else notice the change in answers? Answered

The number of questions I have answered has been decreased by a lot. My running total dropped at least 200 . Its is as if they deleted a bunch of questions and answers. My percentage went up almost 4 percentage points. Just wondering if it was intended and if its going to be ongoing.

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Burf
Burf

9 years ago

I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it here. My number of best answers (226) hasn't changed but the number of answers posted (1364) has and my percentage has jumped from 12.5% to 16.5%.
Perhaps they have found a way eliminate the secondary replies and comments that weren't really an attempt at an answer from the totals recorded?

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Burf
Burf

Answer 9 years ago

I just checked again and the format has definitely changed and it doesn't show the number of best answers all, only the percentage.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 9 years ago

If you open your "you" page, under the discussions heading it still lists the number of best answers.

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Burf
Burf

Answer 9 years ago

They changed the page format back. It was a completely different style yesterday and the number of Best Answers were nowhere to be found. I swear! :)

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 9 years ago

I posted it in the forums yesterday, but no body replied. I also think they have separated actual answers from secondary ones. My best answer % jumped from 4 to 7 as a result.

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

Some of my replies disappear as they are posted.
So, I've been changing the wording thinking the have language filters.

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diyoutdoorsman
diyoutdoorsman

9 years ago

I noticed it as well. I think that the answers total was actually a tally of all the posts that were made in answers, forums, rplys, etc. Maybe now they have separated just the answers from everything else.

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Re-design
Re-design

9 years ago

THose in charge like to "shake things up" and make seemingly random changes. Lots of time those changes are contrary to the wishes of some of the users.

I'm not saying they don't have the right, of course they do. 

Just sometimes from this side the changes seem to take away part of the reward of answering these questions.  Especially since 90% of the askers never even bother to acknowledge the answer.

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The MadScientist
The MadScientist

9 years ago

My questions answered total also dropped by about 200 I thought it was a glitch.