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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Thank you.  

I posted the Q in the Customer Service area about point split and equity, in the event you want to put in your comments.

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
My contribution to the cited Q in regard to In Control Tools and www.diamondmm.com reference.

Thanks, Aidy.

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
I have a mental block against choosing answer, obviously.  Here goes!
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Hopefully you've had a chance to check the Split point issues in both the Customer support or service area and Suggestion area.  

I've come to learn since my posting that the ideal is not to split points; but rather to go to the folks in the Customer Support/service area and ask them to intervene.  They can then accomplish the apropos split and not have you spend points to resolve; points that you can use to ask your own questions (a bit more like cash).

In the Suggestion area I posted a recommendations which is:

Modify the payment process by adding a hyperlink or calc layer to the current "accept comment as answer" option.  So, for example on a 100 point Q, say you wanted to pay three contributors 33.3,33.3,33.4%, having the next screen be a calculating input field (percent) and have it goto and calc against the total giving remainder to spread.  The original value would always need to be equal when all spreads are done, 50/50 or 40/60, etc. but the initiator then has optimum flexibility to pay multiple contributors for the original value and then only have the ability to amend the total value box via increase.

What do you think?

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aidyAuthor Commented:
Yeah I think that's a good idea - I haven't checked the post yet actually, but so long as the calculation would not be too daunting for newbies to the internet and/or computers I'm sure it would be great.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Thanks, the input would be simple from the client side.  Say you're the client and put up 100 points and want to pay 3 participants who gave incremental pieces of the solution.  If reprogrammed, you as the person who pays would then select any of the three recipients and when you click the Accepted Comment as an Answer Option, you would then be presented with a follow-on screen which says:

_ _ _ . _ _ %

Please insert the percentage to be paid.  If only one, it would be 100.00, if you're splitting in two, it would be 050.00 and 050.00, if you were paying three, you'd have to choose which one gets the 033.34 value.  It would be quite transparent to the user who has to decide and enter values, since the caluclations would go on in the background with whichever API is used.

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
My husband just noted that this is confusing so I'll expound a bit further.

If, for example, you wanted to split your 100 total points amongs three, you'd have to weigh one person higher than the other two, but you'd then have the option to:

  Select one at a time and insert percents for the three people using the Accept Comment as Answer option for for each just key in your percentage of total point value and the system will calculate in the background.

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aidyAuthor Commented:
Sounds good Asta - I hope they do adopt something like that.

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Have you checked and placed your comment in the suggestion area?  If not, no one else will see that this is a way you'd opt to go.

Don't bother responding further, we're all busy with more TO  DOs on our list than finalized objects.  

I care, of I wouldn't be here for free spending my time and working to improve the environs.  You gave me the idea you also care, thus I provided the path for you to input your feelings.  You choose to or not to.   I hear you, but don't make the E-E tomorrows any different without your feedback to those that make the difference or implement the change; thus yours is the next step if you agree.  The beauty of open forums.

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