What i really find annoying:
I just looked through the As i gave to different Qs and noticed that a lot of them were an effort that wasn't worth it for some of the following reasons:
- The A was correct and (maybe) the solution, but the Questioner never came back to mark or even upvote it.
- The A was close to correct and a discussion about the solution started or further leading Qs were asked, but it suddenly stopped.
- The Q was asked but no response to comments that would help to make the Q clear.
My actual Problem:
Motivation. Most of that people had a reputation of about 1-100 points (or closely above). I now got the image that those people will not give you anything back for your efforts. Even worse: I got the image that it's not worth answering Qs for people with a rep of let's say below 300. I also saw people really fighting for getting their first rep-points, but i will put them in the same basket (can i say it that way?) and simply ignore them until they prooved to me that they
a) helped others
b) care about their Qs
c) care and honor As
and got the needed rep-points, accepted As and a minimum relation between Q & A.
I also noticed people who ask Qs like this*) or this one, which doesn't really help my motivation very much - i even have to hold myself back from not beeing (too) harsh. So what now? I know the whole thread is more complaining than a real Q, but i don't want to leave WA like i did on other forum systems just because the noise was getting too loud and the interesting part was gone.
So is WA about building a high quality wp-resource site or more an alternate to wp.org forums? How do i get to only the interesting Qs (should i create a tag-alias for something and mark them)? How can i motivate moderators to sometimes close inappropriate or too basic Qs - i read through the other meta Qs and don't agree with the "one fits all" argument from Mike and some others. How can i motivate myself to not stop answering and just coming back here if i'm in need of something?
Wish you best.
*) How the hell could he get ~900 rep-points for ~200 Qs and only 8 As?? Am i doing something that wrong (pointing at his vs. my rep-points/Q-A ratio).