The folks who have been here the longest don't give a hoot about "status". They're here to help others when they have the time. A person posting their very first response can be every bit as accurate and helpful as someone who has been with these forums for 10 years. Don't let a person's level be a judge of their abilities.
Very wise comment this.
Kurt Lang wrote:
"A person posting their very first response can be every bit as accurate and helpful as someone who has been with these forums for 10 years. Don't let a person's level be a judge of their abilities."
The kindest and most dedicated attention I ever had came from someone who described himself as a newby.
Hi Seventy One.....Fantastic...this is ths answer that I thought and agree with the most and Ditto--- the best reply So...may I please give you a thumbs up to you.
Your statement: "The kindest and most dedicated attention I ever had came from someone who described himself as a newby." was an answer considerating the big picture .
I have 5 points and no one wants my answers even though I'm working towards a PhD. LOL Thank You My question is solved.
"No one wants my answer".
Be aware that even the most senior conributors answer knowing they have about a 25% chance of getting points. Some have very long and detailed answers prepared and can drop them in quickly, increasing those odds.
But the content of the answer, the respect (or lack thereof) you show, and the OP's (original poster) disposition figures in. Some even will give the points to the person with fewer points even if all answers have the same content.
This is about helping, not about gathering points most quickly.
Aside from a couple of levels (like level 2 that lets you set a custom avatar), or level 6 (which lets you into a different dicussion forum) few levels mean anything in the long run.
Yes agreed, this community is about helping others but points also enables more advantages in assistance. That's what I read in Apple's comments. Yes Again, Agreed, the "A" priority still is in assistance Thank you for your comment. What you stated has a tremendous amount of merit to me and I'm sure others.