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Feedback Unity Forum with "Best Answer" feature and highlights

Discussion in 'Meta-forum Discussion' started by M4dR0b, May 7, 2021.

  1. M4dR0b

    M4dR0b

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    Y-Hello there,

    I'm almost entirely sure this feedback has probably already been proposed, but it doesn't hurt to try.

    What would you say if Unity Forum had a feature similar to StackOverflow, to make the author of a thread chose and highlight the best answer/answers? I don't think the "like" system is working as intended, it feels half finished and seems is just there like those social API to like blog posts. I believe it could be useful, especially in longer threads.
     
  2. JoNax97

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    Se already had that, it was (technically still is) called Unity Answers.

    Sadly It's practically abandoned.
     
  3. Lurking-Ninja

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    Approximately half of the people who is asking questions can't differentiate between good and bad answers. Sometimes they don't understand the question, so understanding the answer is light-years away.
     
  4. M4dR0b

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    I agree with you, but is not a new concept, is something that has already pass the proof of work case, like SO or many others helping websites. Could be useful especially in "Resolved" thread and I think it could engage more the community to give better formatted answers.
     
  5. M4dR0b

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    ahahah oh right, forgot all about UnityAnswer lol

    That's why maybe would be better to fuse the 2 instead of differentiating the 2 services
     
  6. JoNax97

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    I'm not sure the forum format is compatible with the Q&A format. Discussions tend to be linear and replies build upon each other. Bumping a response up the thread to highlight it as 'correct' kinda destroys that
     
  7. M4dR0b

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    This is true also, but once the right discussion has been made, maybe highlight the whole trail?(I know it could potentially and quickly become a mess) Idk I'm just imagining that some of the posts could make use of it to give quick access, but I agree with you. It would probably need a tweak and can't be exactly like the Q&A system.
     
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