Please Indicate "Mark as Answer" if a Post has Answered the Question RRS feed

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    While reading a reply to your question, you will notice a button with an icon that says "Mark as Answer."   Please select this button when a reply answers your question.


    There are several reasons to do this:

    • Our search engine weights Answered questions more highly. By marking Answers you increase the chances that others searching this forum will find the answer directly rather than re-posting the question.
    • You give credit to the hard working folks who answer your questions. This is peer to peer support, so recognition is our only reward. (Check out the Top Answerers in 30 Days chart at the bottom of the thread list to see who is currently answering questions.)
    • You help Microsoft to track the health of this forum. Our forum gets 'measured' based on how many unanswered questions are in it at any time and we work hard to keep those numbers to as low a level as possible. By marking answers, others get a more accurate understanding of how well (or badly) things are going on the forum.


    You can also vote "Yes" or "No" if the reply was helpful.


    Thank you!


      Ed Hickey

    • Edited by edhickey Friday, January 9, 2009 1:03 AM changed title
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 9:00 PM

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  • I just asked a question and got a good answer, resulting in me asking another question. However someone other than me, I have no idea who, marked the original answer.

    This seems baffling to me, surely its the person who posts the question who should decide when they have an answer that they understand and can use?

    Plus even if the answer was perfect the idea that someone can take over control like that is surprising and is something I've only ever seen happen in Microsoft forums.
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:41 PM
  • I think that the only authorized persons to mark a reply as answers are the forum moderator and the person who originally asked the question and this is fair enough

    We are volunteers, if the reply help you mark it as your answer. thanks!!
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 7:03 AM
  • At times there are situations where , a user comes up with a post that has a question and someone answers it completely. Then again the user posts another different question in response to the answer [instead of marking it as answer] and now somebody else answers and user again continues with another question in response . This spiralling into a big question-answer thread . How should such a situation be handled .

    Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:50 AM
  • "This spiralling into a big question-answer thread . How should such a situation be handled."

    By asking them to create a new thread.
    Monday, March 8, 2010 9:17 AM
  • Hello,

    I can see activities till NOV 23rd only.. for me and also for other users.

    Is there any problem?



    Please mark posts as answers/helpful if it answers your question
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 2:06 AM
  • Hi,

    Now activities are up to date.




    Please mark posts as answers/helpful if it answers your question
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 4:39 AM
  • yes but some time answer are correct but no one marked it as asnwer
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 5:17 PM