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Posted Friday, August 2, 2013 10:55 AM


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I know the changes to the newsletter and site have been disruptive for some of you. I'm going to write some pieces and respond to the comments/criticisms/complaints over the next few days and weeks as we try to better evolve the site.

For now.

Some of you might have noticed that the "Yesterday's Question of the Day" is back in the newsletter (today's). This is in response to some of the notes from people in another thread.

We were unsure of how many people really used the "Yesterday's" link, we had some authors of questions complain people wait until the next day and then get the answer to boost their "points" and as a result, thought it would be one less piece of code to maintain and one less item in the newsletter that cluttered up the design.

However since quite a few of you like that feature, and I haven't had specific complaints against it, we put it back.







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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (8/2/2013)
Some of you might have noticed that the "Yesterday's Question of the Day" is back in the newsletter (today's).

...we had some authors of questions complain people wait until the next day and then get the answer to boost their "points"...


Nice one Thank you.

Seeing the answer (on the next day) is just as valid a way of learning as answering and possibly getting it wrong. Especially if you have no idea what the answer is
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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (8/2/2013)
Some of you might have noticed that the "Yesterday's Question of the Day" is back in the newsletter (today's).

...we had some authors of questions complain people wait until the next day and then get the answer to boost their "points"...


Nice one Thank you.

Seeing the answer (on the next day) is just as valid a way of learning as answering and possibly getting it wrong. Especially if you have no idea what the answer is


+1


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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (8/2/2013)
Some of you might have noticed that the "Yesterday's Question of the Day" is back in the newsletter (today's).

...we had some authors of questions complain people wait until the next day and then get the answer to boost their "points"...


Nice one Thank you.

Seeing the answer (on the next day) is just as valid a way of learning as answering and possibly getting it wrong. Especially if you have no idea what the answer is


Agreed. Thanks, Steve.


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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (8/2/2013)we had some authors of questions complain people wait until the next day and then get the answer to boost their "points"


Let them, if it makes them happy. I'd rather they boosted their points that way than add a pointless reply ("nice question", "easy", "+1") that clutters up the following discussion!
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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (8/2/2013)we had some authors of questions complain people wait until the next day and then get the answer to boost their "points"


Let them, if it makes them happy. I'd rather they boosted their points that way than add a pointless reply ("nice question", "easy", "+1") that clutters up the following discussion!

Ah, yes, but apparently if they could space
their pointless reply so that it occupied
only the middle quarter of the available
horizontal space that would, on at least
one definition (with which I disagree),
cause no clutter at all.



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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (8/2/2013)we had some authors of questions complain people wait until the next day and then get the answer to boost their "points"


Let them, if it makes them happy. I'd rather they boosted their points that way than add a pointless reply ("nice question", "easy", "+1") that clutters up the following discussion!

Ah, yes, but apparently if they could space
their pointless reply so that it occupied
only the middle quarter of the available
horizontal space that would, on at least
one definition (with which I disagree),
cause no clutter at all.



LOL, nice one, Tom. However I'd say that your response is easy to read than:



Here we have a busy response that consists of some nonsense liek this set of random characters sdfdsf sdh r k3lkn lkkjsd lkj dkfj elgkje slkd followed by some more text which has various icons :) and :P along with garbage that is interspaced sfsdf wfep lk lk lk lkj lkjii4jr4 wewf ek 4t j3itrefi i3ir3tihg i45t 43igiihfierg wie cwi iwifh weif i iwth ewih ewi fhe here we have an explanation that would seem to say that a bunch of text put together in one long paragraph is easy to read, but really we don't have long thoughts like this that should be in one paragraph. All too often I see someone respond on a thread with one long paragraph when they have multiple thoughts and I find it difficult and distressing to read.

Cluttered is not a definition. It is a perception. We disagree on what that means.







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