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So we have Helpful Vote for articles and videos.

Are we going to be seeing those for questions/solutions as well? Especially, with more and more of EE's site going in front of the paywall for Googlebot.
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Thomas Zucker-Scharff2014-11-17 06:47 AMID: 134067
I like Mike's suggestions as well - +1
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Massimiliano Loi2014-11-17 08:06 AMID: 134077
I like Mike's suggestions, but not regarding the "not receive any points for supporting".

Let me explain: often I see that an EE reply to the question exactly like another EE, only changing sentences or a few words, often taking points. I know that another EE is able to open a case to correct the point assignment, but not always this happens.
This is one of the reason why on these last years I didn't follow so much the questions.

So, I think Mike is right, but I would add one more point: if another EE simply "like" the present reply without adding more information, he has no points, but if he "comments the like" by adding more details to the solution, this could improve the reply and also the person who asked the question is able to assign the points to only one post, and these point will be "distributed" to the EEs following certain "percentage rules", or the asking person could decide by himself about the percentage to assign to each EE on the correct answer, after accepting the main one.
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DcpKing2014-11-17 08:19 AMID: 134080
Good point, maxloi. I don't, btw, advance my proposal as being totally complete and perfect!!

What I'm trying to do is come up with a way of making it easy for us to improve both the quality and the perceived quality of the answers, and I believe that anonymity is something that helps neither us nor the people looking for answers. We are here helping people because we like to do so (well, I do, anyway) - not because we get paid for it (we don't). Before I came here I did online volunteer tech support for Borland and for Corel, and really enjoyed it. We had small teams per product and we had an attitude of perfectionism - if a user gave up and went away dissatisfied we really felt that we'd failed. That, I think, is the attitude we should have here too, and putting my name against what I offer is what I do to take responsibility for my advice.

Letting the asker suggest the percentages is a good idea too!  What does everyone else think?

Mike
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Kyle Abrahams2014-11-18 11:47 AMID: 134445
Attaching a name to an existing solution if I agree with it in full and have nothing to add is fine.  I would not expect any points from this but it's an indicator to the OP that this is also, in my opinion, the correct way to go.  If I were going to improve an answer I would expect that I would make my own post, crediting the original.  

EG:  
With regards to DCPKings proposed solution: (http://www.experts-exchange.com/groups/Experts-Exchange-Community-Experts/D_43-Helpful-Vote.html#c134080)  

I agree with the attaching a name, but if I have more to add, I'll make my own comment.  The percentage should be left up to the OP as EE normally does now.  The OP might find the explained example much easier to understand, and why should the person who responded first (and perhaps with less info) take a guaranteed percentage of the points.
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DcpKing2014-11-19 01:06 AMID: 134584
Exactly, Kyle!
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Thomas Zucker-Scharff2014-11-19 06:12 AMID: 134622
Kyle +1 - can I attach my name to that post?
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