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I don't consider fishing for clients like that as an acceptable answer or comment. As the question asker, that is extremely rude, tongue in cheek or not. You are basically coming off as condescending. If the question is too broad, flag it as such so it can be acted on, or leave a suggestion on focusing the question. From a community perspective, we have ...


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You are in much "nailing it" (the main challenge of SharePoint StackExchange) with your questions. Sadly there seems to be no easy fix. In short you ask two things (if interpret you correct): Why are there so many users not taking an active part in the community (asking questions and never returning etc)? How can we encourage users to be more active (and ...


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I'm M.Qassas. I would like to share my humble thoughts by answering the below questions. How would you improve the voting rate on the site? Since the famous meta post Are SharePoint.SE users lazy voters? was asked back in 2013 I have a feeling the community have improved. Or my questions and answers have increased in quality, drawing more community ...


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This has been discussed before. Most users are looking for an immediate answer and will not want to be a part of a community with voting and acknowledging contributions. They ask, you answer, they learn. But they will not necessarily acknowledge your answer. If you can't handle that, stop answering. If you want to contribute solutions, regardless of ...


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I am Waqas Sarwar, I will try to answer the below questions. How would you improve the voting rate on the site? Since the famous meta post Are SharePoint.SE users lazy voters? was asked back in 2013 I have a feeling the community have improved. Or my questions and answers have increased in quality, drawing more community votes. Still, in comparison to ...


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There are more features to administer in Office 365. SharePoint Online is just one of them. Your understanding of sites, web, metadata, content types, search, taxonomy will still be needed, if not more. In addition, you need to understand modern sites, hub sites, Office 365 Groups, Teams, Stream integration, Forms, Yammer/Teams/SharePoint's outer loop and ...


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There are many factors involved in comparing different stacks in the network, but here's my two cents: I think a big part of the problem is that the user count on here does not necessarily equate to active users. For some reason a lot (I might even say the majority) of people who come to SP-SE are fly-by-night members. They come here to ask one question, ...


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Moderator Election is not a scheduled task. It's only available when needed. Currently we have a good track record of moderation tasks and to my knowledge, there is no need for moderator election sometimes soon. But in our business, things move fast, and we don't know what will happen tomorrow. So the best thing to do is to keep on doing what you are and ...


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There is no functionality like that unfortunately, and it'd be a nice feature as well as being able to directly convert a not an answer flag into a question. I know this is something I am guilty of from time to time. Sometimes it is to provide a quick thing to check an not a full fledged detailed answer. If the commentor is responsive, they will generally ...


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I think there is a lot of factors that in play here: It's a small community If you use the measure of people with reputation above 200 (which is what StackExchange track in the leagues) as a measure for the size of the community. Then we have 636 users and StackOverflow has 159,521, and as @dava-wise mentions more people gives more votes. Rather many ...


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I think this is not about this site per se. But more of how different members uses it. If you have limited knowledge in an area, and ask a question here, all you want is an answer that is inline with your view of the problem / context. It is hard for that member to know if an answer is incorrect or correct (they need to look at the sources provided, and ...


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Great suggestion! I'm all in. First, one could upvote answers on questions that have answers with zero score (if they are good enough). Strangely, questions are tagged as "unanswered" even if they have one or several answers which is not accepted, nor upvoted. Or, if the answer is bad, make a better answer. Second, answer questions that doesn't have ...


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I'm Arsalan Adam Khatri, here are the answers to given questions: How would you improve the voting rate on the site? Since the famous meta post Are SharePoint.SE users lazy voters? was asked back in 2013 I have a feeling the community have improved. Or my questions and answers have increased in quality, drawing more community votes. Still, in ...


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This is a partly a factor of how Stack Exchange works. If you have a large body of quality work it will continue to earn points for a long time after it is posted. Wictor will continue to gain points on this site even if he never logs in again, because users will continue to find his posts useful. But there's also another factor at work here... You are not ...


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I’m currently stationed as a subcontractor in a larger county within health care. They have almost all the version of SharePoint (2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013) still in use. The older ones are often old records where only a few users have access. Still these older instances needs to be there as an archive for several reasons: Health care systems have ...


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Here are my answers: How would you improve the voting rate on the site? Since the famous meta post Are SharePoint.SE users lazy voters? was asked back in 2013 I have a feeling the community have improved. Or my questions and answers have increased in quality, drawing more community votes. Still, in comparison to other sites, we have a low voting/...


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The Candidate Score can range from 0 to 40, and is calculated as follows: 1 point for each 1000 reputation up to 20,000 reputation for a maximum of 20 points. 1 point each for Moderation badges - Civic Duty, Cleanup, Deputy, Electorate, Marshal, Reviewer, Sportsmanship, Steward - for a maximum of 8 points. 1 point each for Editing badges - ...


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Obviously, ye have my vote. . .. ... and remember that this year we need the "Twilight Sparkle" hat. No winter bash must ever forget the unicorn. Prototype: And - with the help of a random user - Perfect - just perfect. EDIT: HERE!! IT EXIST! [still preferring my version...] EDIT 2: and now somebody claims that this was found in some hat sprite ...


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Don’t Panic! You have made an incredible effort over the three years here Kit, and you are a guiding light to those hanging in here. If I browse through Meta, you have answered a quarter of every asked question, which says it all really. Apart from Meta, you have also provided 136 really useful answers where my favorite is the answer on the question Creating ...


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I agree very much with Robert. As of my experience, I sometimes even got downvoted for perfectly correct (from my perspective) answers. Which is a pity, because usually I spend a lot of time, up to several hours, composing a single answer... And definitely I don't mean to provide bad answers, and everybody who read my answers for a while, knows that. In ...


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Yes, there is no real difference here. I've merged the terms. Thanks for bringing it up. There is a way to propose a merge. If you click on Tags, then click on the specific tag, there should be an option for merge. This will lead you to a page where you can supply what the desired term should be. It'll then be available for moderator review.


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Yes: Sharepoint is the Stack Exchange site where people vote the least. You can see the numbers from this Data Explorer query (warning: it's somewhat expensive, because each site is stored in its own database). Here are the top sites, the median site, and the bottom sites in terms of average votes per post. The vote count includes both upvotes and downvotes. ...


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Low quality answer should be used to flag answers that contains very little information (for example "link-only-answers") This question/answer has severe formatting or content problems. This question/answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and might need to be removed. More details here Not an answer should be used for answers that is ...


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I believe there is nothing to fix here :) First of all it doesn't matter if SharePoint 2010 or 2007 is "dinosaur" technology - people are still looking for help on these topics. Secondly, why would you say it doesn't matter if someone contributed to this site 5 years ago? It's still a contribution nevertheless. And based on the score - a very helpful ...


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There is an ootb tag (out of the box), https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/tags/ootb/info.


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Congratulation, new moderators! You’ve both proven a great effort in making our community the best place online finding answers on SharePoint and Office 365 questions. It’s a great honor to have you as part of the fellowship of moderators and I’ll hope you both find your new assignment encouraging. When you have received you moderator diamond, I’ll make ...


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Congratulation for new moderators, especially I want to thank @M.Qassas who is an awesome guy and who is willing to help you at anytime.


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Looks like a moderator was to quick to decline. Link only answers are invalid here as link usually breaks in the future. It could also be that the answer is very old (5 years or more), and was the accepted answer back then. But please keep those flags coming, and I'll advice myself and fellow mods to evaluate flags more thoroughly.


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Flag it as "Not an answer" or "Low Quality Answer" and comment in the thread to answerer, that he should supply more information: While this may theoretically answer the question, we prefer inclusion of the essential parts of the answer here, and to provide the link for reference. See answer for general guidelines.


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Just flag one of their posts or comments. If you are noticing a pattern of abuse, you can always choose the "other" option and give us the details.


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