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How can I make a "reply" a "question?"

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Jan 24, 2008 10:16 AM
When I have posted a question I get very rapid replies. When I reply to a reply with some more questions I sometimes get no replies. Is there a way to mark my reply to a reply as a questions so people know I'm still asking? Or are repeated questions looked at as a nuisance to be ignored?

Thanks.

Geoff
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  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Jan 24, 2008 10:44 AM (in response to Geoff K)
    Hi Geoff!

    "Is there a way to mark my reply to a reply as a question..."
    No.

    But that shouldn't be necessary, as a Topic that you have started, is an ongoing discourse.
    One reason, that members may stop viewing, and responding in the Thread, may be that you have marked the Topic as Answered.

    That you can change!
    At the top of all your Topics, there is an options to Mark as answered, or Mark question as not answered.

    Replying with a question, in a Topic, that has been started by another member, may also explain, why there is no response.

    Can you post a link, to a Topic, where you have not been assisted?

    ali b
    iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 800 MHz/ 1 GB RAM/ 320 GB HD/ SuperDrive/ AOL 10.3, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook 1.83GHz/667MHz/512 MB RAM/60GB HD/Combo Drive/AOL 10.3.7 + Snow iMac G3
  • -Kryten- Level 4 Level 4 (1,480 points)
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    Jan 24, 2008 10:51 AM (in response to Geoff K)
    Hi Geoff,

    When you reply to a reply to your reply to a reply to your original question, your reply to a reply to your reply to a reply to your original question is indeed viewed. The reason why you may not get a reply to your reply to a reply to your reply to a reply to your original question could be that those who follow the thread may not have anything further to add and cannot further assist to the additional question posed in your reply to a reply to your reply to a reply to your original question.

    You could, perhaps, pose the reply to a reply to your reply to a reply to your original question as a new post which would then invite further replies that you can reply to....

    I've now got a headache! I'm going to bed! If anyone replies to my reply to Geoff's question I shall not be offering any replies to their replies to my reply to Geoff's original question.

    Kryten
    17" MacBook Pro C2D 2.33GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • joshz Level 4 Level 4 (3,280 points)
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    Jan 24, 2008 1:31 PM (in response to Geoff K)
    The question doesn't have to be answered to have replies awarded points. Also, you can always go back at any time and award points for good answers.

    Good luck!
    17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1G DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz 160GB hard drive, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iMac dual booted to run Windows XP. iPod 5th gen with video 30GB.
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Jan 24, 2008 5:25 PM (in response to Geoff K)
    You're Welcome Geoff!

    Additional info here What are question answers?.

    ali b
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  • Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7 (31,985 points)
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    Jan 24, 2008 10:58 PM (in response to Geoff K)
    My inclination here would be to follow Kryten's advice.

    If the reply to your reply to the reply to your question answered the original query but generated new queries which were derived from, but not identical to, the original query, and you have already identified the reply to your reply to the reply to your original query as an answer, then rather than adding a new reply to your reply to the reply to your reply to the reply to your original query you will usually be better served by adding a new query elsewhere. If , however you have not identified the reply to your reply to the reply to your original query as an answer I would suggest you persist with a further reply (or query) in the same thread as the reply to your reply to the reply to your original query.

    In the first case you are unlikely to receive further replies to your reply to the reply to your reply to the reply to your original query, which would be a shame.

    In the second case , however, other people are likely to start asking questions about your new post or query not in reply to the reply to your reply to the reply to your original query. And we certainly don't want to see anything like THAT happening here!!!!!

    Cheers

    Rod
    MBP15"2.2, iMacG520"RevB , MB,PB12"867, iMacDV+,PM5400/180 & earlier models, Mac OS X (10.5), 5 chooks, 2 dogs, 2 daughters, 1 fish, 1 pear tree, 0 partridges, itinerant bats
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,565 points)
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    Jan 25, 2008 10:08 AM (in response to Geoff K)
    Geoff--

    First of all,
    Thanks for one of the greatest threads in AD's history, IMHO!
    And thanks for the opportunity for Kryten to drop in with his infinite wisdom
    (Shhh, he's an "old soul" here . . . )

    Secondly,
    your two new resolutions are perfect!
    Great responses, overall.

    You said:
    +Perhaps next year when I retire+
    +I'll have time to learn enough that i can contribute and not always ask.+

    That will happen sooner than you think!


    Look forward to seeing you around, Geoff!!!
    iMac Intel2 -1GB; Mac G4 17" FP, 1 GHz, 768 MB RAM, and Mac Mini upstairs, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Cable I'net; LaCie Ext. HD
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Jan 25, 2008 10:14 AM (in response to Geoff K)
    You're Welcome Geoff!

    Repost if you have any more questions, or answers!

    ali b
    iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 800 MHz/ 1 GB RAM/ 320 GB HD/ SuperDrive/ AOL 10.3, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook 1.83GHz/667MHz/512 MB RAM/60GB HD/Combo Drive/AOL 10.3.7 + Snow iMac G3

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