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I noticed that i have 18 best answers but my profile keeps saying that I only have 1%best answers? Answered

It is really weird I have noticed that other people have had the same problem but i was not sure if I should report this as a bug.

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yokozuna
yokozuna

Best Answer 10 years ago

It's a percentage of your best answers vs. the numbers of responses you've posted to answers in general. Since you have 943 answers, and 18 best answers, it's rounding it up to 1%. If you had only posted say 100 answers and had 18 best answers, your best answer % would be 18 instead.

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acidbass
acidbass

Answer 10 years ago

thanks that makes a lot more sense

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nickodemus
nickodemus

Answer 10 years ago

Best Answer.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

Dumb system. I'd rather it showed the total, not the %, since that's likely to reach a fixed level

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 10 years ago

+1.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

I think I've said before, but the new scheme is a massive DIS-incentive to answer questions - the more you help, the worse your score gets. The guy whose taken my five or six replies to to get the idea should be ignored. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Steve

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kcls
kcls

Answer 10 years ago

I agree. +1.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

How do we kick this one "upstairs" ? Its annoying me a lot.

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

Didn't you know that "Answers" is the ugly stepchild?

Every one of the last few "updates" have changed Answers in a way that to me seems negative.

Who ever makes the decisions on format must not like all the attention that this part of the site gets.

But in the end it's their site and they can screw it up anyway they feel obliged to.  Someday it'll get so boring around here that maybe I and others will find some site more interesting to play on.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Yes, I think you're quite right. They haven't realised just how easy it would be to seriously monetise the "answers" section. And I have.

I think we know who'll join you in the exit lane.....

:-(

Steve

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 10 years ago

If you decide to start a monetized answering venture, count me in. Especially if there's a way to keep it from turning into eHow, where you get a lot of people writing how-to articles about subjects they don't know anything about, just for the money.
I saw an article on eHow a while back about setting up a ceramic kiln which was not only inaccurate, it would destroy the kiln if the instructions were followed as wriiten. I submitted a comment to correct the info, which went precisely nowhere.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Here's another crazy corollary that's just occured to me - if I shut up and never answer another question my score goes up !

The official word is that they hadn't thought of the consequences of the system. Reeaaaalllly ?

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 10 years ago

What about if ther were seperate 'answer' and 'comment' buttons with only the answer button counting on your answer total and the comment button adding to your comments total?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 10 years ago

Send a PM to Rachel or Randy. If you can be specific, that's more helpful to them.

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acidbass
acidbass

Answer 10 years ago

me too