Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:33 PM
Really glad to see some Microsoft support. But my question has to do with why are you opening up old forum questions? This is getting real confusing when trying to view what is new when it is mixed in with old stuff from 2009, 2010 and 2011. What is being accomplished by doing that? I just don't see the benefit.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:52 PMAnswerer
Good question! Ed has made me an Answer on the forums (and he did the same for Noah Buscher) and us three are working on cleaning up the forums.
You are correct: these are mainly old questions. However, many still retain relevance today and people looking to the MSDN forums for help will find none on these threads. Some of these questions have even several thousand views --- it is really sad to think that so many people have come looking for answers and not found them. So, we are on a mission to answer everything so future forums members will be able to find answers to their questions without asking more duplicate questions and all people who provided answers and never got credit will receive what they deserved: 10 points or 15 if they answered within 8 hours of the question being asked.
Thus, it is a win-win situation: those looking for answers find them and those helpful contributors will be rewarded and encouraged to participate even more. I know that the clutter of old questions on page 1 of the forums is annoying, but it is a small side-effect to getting our mission here done.
Please mark any answers and "vote as helpful" any posts that help you!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:27 PMAnswerer
are you trying to look at the new threads only on the first page?
Have you tried filtering by Most Recent thread instead of Most Recent Post? This will put the newest thread on the first page under the sticky threads. This will probably help you to get rid of the old threads.
- Marked As Answer by jricestk Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:37 AM
Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:41 AM
Gungan37 and Khumara,
Thanks to both of you for your responses. It does make sense for cleaning up the data. I did change the selection to "Most Recent Thread" and it does work.