New Forum Function Question and Answer threads

Casinomeister

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So one thing that is new, and what can be considered quite helpful, is the new "question" thread template that can be chosen when posting a thread.

Question threads
Question threads can be used when you are looking for a definitive, forum member based answer to a question, unlike a poll where opinions and preferences are expressed, but no single response would be considered the 'best' answer. If a member is looking for a solution, the question thread type is a good place to start.

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So when posting a thread, you're given an option to allow voting on the best answer.

When the thread goes live, folks can post whatever, and vote which post has the best answer. The beauty of this is that the initial post remains sticky at the top of each page, and the post that is deemed the "solution" is at the top as well. This will eliminate wading through meme wars and the usual banter that our jovial but sincere conversations can attract. :D

We have s couple of threads already initiated as question threads.

Here is a member's question about using phones when registering at an online casino.

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Can I use a fake phone number when registering to a new casino?
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Throughout the thread you'll see comments and a check box that you can use to vote.
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And here you can see the best answer (so far) listed here as the solution.
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This is different then the smilies and reactions, you get points for this as well, but we will have a Hall of Fame for the members who post the best solutions in this forum. :D

If you have sny questions about this, please let me know here in this thread.

At the moment, this feature is only live in the Online Casinos forum and the Slots one. I'll be making this available in some others as well.
 
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DreamRJ

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I like this addition, However I am not a fan of this Hall Of Fame though!. I would prefer if it was just a nice way to get your post marked as a solution and if you made a good enough post and gave a more accurate answer over anyone else then good for you! But Hall Of Fame will just see people go all out to answer these new "Question & Answer threads" Just to get onto the Hall Of Fame! @Casinomeister
 

Casinomeister

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And that's a bad thing? :p
 

colinsunderland

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And that's a bad thing? :p
I think he means people might just answer questions they don't actually know the answer to, in order to get into the hall of fame, rather than leaving them for people who do know. It happens now though so personally don't think it will make a difference. Any wrong information will sharp be countered by other members.
 

Casinomeister

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I think he means people might just answer questions they don't actually know the answer to, in order to get into the hall of fame, rather than leaving them for people who do know. It happens now though so personally don't think it will make a difference. Any wrong information will sharp be countered by other members.
It's not about any answer, it's the one's that are deemed helpful by your forum members.

And the Hall of Fame is just a side note, the main thing is that you, as a user, will be able to find good answers a lot easier by not needing to wade through pages of subject chatter. That has always been a challenge for forum owners. :D

And a challenge for forum visitors. :D
 

Kroffe

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I think he means people might just answer questions they don't actually know the answer to, in order to get into the hall of fame, rather than leaving them for people who do know. It happens now though so personally don't think it will make a difference. Any wrong information will sharp be countered by other members.
Agree, i cant see people going out of their way to give answers about topics they dont know anything about just to get into hall of fame.
My guess is that the people answering questions will be the same who would have answered them before hall of fame existed.
 

Casinomeister

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It's the quality of the answers, not quantity. And some of us can down-vote replys as well. :D

So let the battle begin. :D
 

reda

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hello im not new here . im a old member. this web site has made a few changes and upgrades and sometimes i read and do not log in. life gets busy and such and time flys by and i rush it seems just to finish the nesasary stuff i have to do. but i do know it was a rule to log in if i wanted to read America the beautiful thread . but now im not seeing that thread. is it no longer a part of the forum? or am i just missing it when searching?. its my favorite thread and always has good info for members.
 
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