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No feedback since.....

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by Luis Martin, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Luis Martin Moderator

    There is in the forum a lot of post without feedback from original member, I mean from who need help.<br /><br />Example:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1478>http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1478</a><br /><br />Last post: 08/26/2003 12:16. After that 4 of us made suggestion and no feedback.<br />Note the last one was Joechang 09/08/2003 07:38<br /><br />In may case I don´t know how to goin on. <br />Are there some police to follow? Are you, (Satya, Gaurav, Joe, Brad,.....) follow some criterial. <br /><br />I really don´t happy with this situation.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />May be I just have a bad day.<br /><br />Luis Martin
  2. gaurav_bindlish New Member

    Luis, I agree with your concern. The idea of forum is to solve problems and if the author of the original post gives us a reply as to what idea worked, it becomed difficult to understand the right solution.

    But this can't be enforced on someone.

    In the general interest of the forum and knowledge growth of forum participants, the solution / feedback should be posted. So what I do is after there have been a couple of suggestions on the topic, if the author does not put any feedback / reply, I don't post anymore. That way I fulfil my duty of posting replies to genuine posts and leave out the casual posts.

    Take it easy man...

    Its not the destination that is important, the journey makes the path beautiful and intersting.

    Cheers,

    Gaurav
    Moderator
    Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment- L. Ron Hubbard
  3. Luis Martin Moderator

    Thanks Gaurav.

    Luis
  4. Twan New Member

    Would it be rude to send the originator an email after say a week or so to ask them if they solved their problem?

    Cheers
    Twan
  5. Luis Martin Moderator

    I really don't know.

    I'm afraid to receive : Is non of your ....(is difficult to me, latin people, undertand when someone is rude in English).

    Luis
  6. gaurav_bindlish New Member

    I don't agree with Twan. If the person is reponsible enough, he'll come back else it was never meant to be.



    Gaurav
    Moderator
    Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment- L. Ron Hubbard
  7. vbkenya New Member

    While forum members have been very forthcoming in their responses to posts, many original posters have many at times left seriuos questions unanswered because of lack of necessary feedback. Normally we would assume that they have either solved the problem or have lost hope in getting a positive directional pointer towards a solution.

    It is difficult, even a tad inappropriate, to control this kind of behaviour when dealing with a semi-public forum.

    Just remember that more than 95% of the queries posted here get a postive response. Add that to 0% flaming and you still have a good forum going.

    This reminds me of an African saying that goes like this : "You can take the cow to the river but you can't force him to drink". Drink while you can.

    Nathan H.O.
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com
  8. Chappy New Member

    Lets not take this moderator thing too seriously <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br />Were just here to keep the forum ticking over and presentable. If someone posts a problem and then never returns to feedback on it, maybe they are rude, or maybe they simply forgot about the forum or thread.<br /><br />Either way, dont lose any sleep <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />
  9. Luis Martin Moderator

    Not at all, Chapy.
    At end of my original mail I sed: Is just a bad day.

    Thank to all.

    Luis Martin
  10. satya Moderator

    By all means the whole responsibility for the posted thread will be on side of the originator. There are many instances when they post the thread and will be ignored, or elsewhere they've had the reply for the problem.

    Now a days most of the people are following their own posts and even responding other posts too, which is a good sign. I'm locking most of the threads when the Originator is satisfied and convey their gratitude.

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    Satya SKJ
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  11. Twan New Member

    I'd suspect that most people who don't return have solved there problem either through the help given by this forum or by some other means. Returning to the forum to update them on what happened is not likely to be a priority unless they have become attached to the forum (like me...) or they are very accustomed to using these kinds of forums for their own troubleshooting...<br /><br />As others said, most of the posts do result in a final positive comment from the originator... If I put myself in the shoes of an originator, I would have no issue with the forum asking me if my problem was now resolved, but I hear what others are saying. (plus I'm not a moderator anyway, just a passer-by <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' />)<br /><br />Cheers<br />Twan
  12. satya Moderator

    Twan

    The amount of contribution towards this forum from you will definetly fetch you getting Moderator status, if you're interested. Keep up the good work.

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    Satya SKJ
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  13. Twan New Member

    Hi Satya,<br /><br />Thank you. I am enjoying this forum, and will keep contributing where I can. Having a slight down turn at work at the moment, so helping out seems like a good thing to do <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br />Cheers<br />Twan
  14. bradmcgehee New Member

    I am also a little disappointed that not every one provides feedback on the advice provided them. I think this would be helpful to all. On the other hand, I also understand that not everyone has time to reply. By the way, I am back from my vacation. I trekked over 100 miles in the Alps, and my feet are very sore, and I am behind in everything and I will try to catch up as soon as possible.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  15. bambola New Member

    I think that relatively to other forum it's going quite well here. There are forums where you don't have to register to post a question and they get much less feedback. I can, however, understand the disappointment. <br />Personally I am pleased when original poster provides with a feedback, but I don't get mad when they don't. Hey, it's not a perfect world (that one without cursors temp tables and deadlocks)<br /> <br />Oh, and take no example from our sore footed webmaster! <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /> <br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1310>http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1310</a><br /> <br /><i>Welcome back Brad!</i> <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /> <br />Bambola.
  16. satya Moderator

    I feel the whole point is to leave to the originator's wisdom to provide the feedback and no one can constrain to provide, otherwise there is no point to come to forum.

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    Satya SKJ
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com

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