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What are Endorsements?

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You probably saw them becoming more available in the second half of 2016.  They started on articles and videos, then moved to questions and eventually made it out to group discussions and several other locations on the site.

That's great.  What do they do?

Endorsing improves the user experience.  The community endorsed solution or comment is helpful to some people.  It also gives members a positive feeling when their content is endorsed.  That's the most important thing.

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https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29002618/Best-sites-for-Apple-Games.html
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28411824/How-to-export-users-list-from-AD-security-group-in-csv-format.html
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28043307/Windows-Server-2003R2-ISO-Downloads.html

Also, if a solution gets at least 3 endorsements it becomes a community endorsed solution.

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If you're out there in the wild, and see comments that you agree with or know work, help each other out and don't be afraid to endorse each other's work!  Future readers will appreciate your contributions, even if that is just a thumbs up.
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Kyle Santos2017-02-15 01:58 PMID: 1971420
PS Endorsements also help during the Inactive question process that allows participants to close questions they've participated in.  If you don't want to close the question yourself or add a comment, then Endorsing is also an easy, yet effective solution to contributing to the closure of a question.
http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/2574828
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Ramin2017-02-15 02:12 PMID: 1971433
That was helpful for me, thanks.
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I'm in the UK so this has always had me slightly bewildered. I presume it's like a Like?

endorsement
ɪnˈdɔːsm(ə)nt,ɛnˈdɔːsm(ə)nt/Submit
noun
1.
the action of endorsing someone or something.
"the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement"
synonyms:      support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, acceptance, recommendation, advocacy, championship, patronage; More
2.
(in the UK) a note on a driving licence recording the penalty points incurred for a driving offence.
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Kyle Santos2017-02-16 07:50 AMID: 1971655
Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2nd,

More #1.  I doubt it is #2.  :)
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