Standing in the street trying to hear yourself think

Evan eapache at
Fri Jul 3 16:39:45 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Andrew SB <a.starr.b at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Evan R. Murphy<evanrmurphy at>
> wrote:
> >> I would propose that we have a better metric for selecting the best
> >> answer, in that the person posing the question could select the
> >> answer that fixed the problem for them,  again this ties in with the
> >> task orientated nature of this approach. A question like "how do i get
> >> the audio level to persist on my aspire one" would generally solicit a
> >> number of answers, but only if the answer fixes the problem for the
> >> questioner should it be chosen as the best answer.
> >> [...]
> >
> > I like this. So maybe a rating system more along the lines of, "Did
> > this answer fix your problem?", instead of, "Digg it".
> Some thoughts:
> This sounds just like Launchpad Answers to me. How would the idea
> you're talking about differ?
> What could we do to encourage more people to use LP Answers?
> What does it lack, or is it simply a matter of promotion / awareness?

I've been subscribed to this list and filing bugs for over a year now, and I
hadn't even heard of Launchpad Answers before now. Maybe I live under a
rock, but I think promotion / awareness would go a long way.
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