I always choose a BA apart from twice when it happened that my questions got reported but later got reinstated, sometimes a week later and I just forgot about them.
I agree with the answer above. When people have taken the time and effort to answer a question because they found it interesting, It is insulting to put a question into voting. I am not talking here about people who just managed one sentence or responded "two points" or " No idea".
Choosing a BA means that the questioner actually read the answers, thought about them , weighed the pros and cons and finally chose a BA. In some cases when many answers are equally good it is difficult I admit and I feel I cheated other answerers but only one BA can be given so !.
It shows respect towards other users as well as courtesy. Failing to do so shows complete indifference and lack of etiquette as well as a certain disdain. " I do not care if you gave me an answer, you do not have much value as a person and you are just one of those billion of others sitting behind a computer screen".
Of course there are "lazy" people who just ask a question for the sake of asking and just forgot all about it......or do not care. The question very often was very trivial " what did you have for breakfast" type. But still..
I can understand people who have to be away or have fallen ill and could not choose a BA. That is understandable. But some people can easily be spotted for never choosing a BA so I do not answer them anymore. Why should I waste my time for them ? It does not matter if they do not choose my answer but they still read it.
I have been surprised to read the number of times a person asks " how do I choose BA". I always wonder : is this somebody who in real life is never sure of himself/herself and needs directions ? Or are they afraid to look ridiculous if they choose a wrong answer ?
I used to help a lot when somebody needed something translated into French but like the answer above, I have given up. Too many times the questions go into voting since the person does not have a clue in the first place. Well at least I would expect them to come back for I suspect it is for an assignment but then..and there are those who simply "steal" your answer and delete their question. Are they afraid that a teacher is going to suss them out ?
Even if I do not get a good answer I will give a BA whilst mentioning that I do not agree but thank you for your answer nonetheless.
I feel it is irresponsible to put a question into voting. We all know level 1 people are trying to accumulate points and will choose the first answer to any question.
I would myself take points away from a person who repetitively does not choose a BA or just delete the question. This would maybe force people to show a bit more discipline.
· 9 years ago