My first thought is that it's a bug, so I was going to post it at the bug page
, but then I remembered the new Q&A beta and figured that it's probably related to that. I was going to post it at the Release Notes
where it is mentioned, but decided that a new group discussion was the better way to go.
Here are two recent questions:
They are both High Priority and in both cases one of my posts was the only accepted answer. Thus, I was expecting 3,000 points for each, but hovering on the check-mark icon says "1050 total points" in both cases. Now, for starters, that's a really weird figure...hard to believe that the asker actually chose that number...in both cases. Much more likely is that it's the default in the new Q&A beta. If that's the case, I urge EE not to go live with it, as it represents an extreme disservice to the experts who answer questions. Or, it could be a bug, and 3,000 points is really what's intended for a High Priority question (2,000 for Medium; 1,000 for Low), in which case, simply fix the bug.
But what I think is going on here is that the 1,050 is a default and...surprise, surprise...many askers will not take the time to change the default, even if it is as simple as using a slider (I can't be sure what's going on since I rarely ask questions at EE and have not done so with the beta).
In his group discussion last month
, Rourke said, "We are overjoyed with the positive reactions we've already received..." My guess is that the positive reactions were mostly from askers. Sure, it's easier for them...just let it rip, as I suspect what happened on the two questions I cited above. But you're not going to get positive reactions from experts who put in a lot of effort and get 1,050 points on a High Priority question instead of 3,000. Please delay putting this live until you solve this issue.
Btw, on a side note, I do not like the new email subject. The two that I got the for the questions mentioned above were:
Solution accepted for Setting up Pascal on Windows
Solution accepted for Reading and writing to a txt file in Free Pascal
It doesn't even say, "Your
solution accepted". I think Good Answer!
and Good Assist!
are far better...I see absolutely no reason to change them. Also, the body of the email does not show the points earned on the question...the old email does...another bad change, imo. Regards, Joe