Why are so many abandoned questions?
Posted on 2005-04-19
OK! Can somebody please tell me why so many people don't close their questions? huh? I mean, they ask, they get answers. DuDe!? just close the question and give the points. That's the main reason people answer the questions...it's for the points. But what do people do? They assign 500 points to their questions, then they don't close them! I'm actually sick and tired of people not closing questions after they have been helped! DARN! even if I don't get the points, at least have the decency to close the question with a "Sorry, but nobody helped me here." or "I got the answer somewhere else" I think that people deliberately assign 500 points to their questions, just so that they get a prompt reply. Then they abandon the question and get the points refunded. These people should be banned! as far as I'm concerned. Not only do they waste the time of the people who answer the questions, but they also waste the time of the moderators. May I be so bold as to suggest the following, OK, I'm no great programmer but I will award 500 points and an A grade if somebody could write a script for the site to check abandoned questions, and if there is only 1 person answering the question then award him/her the points, if there is more than 1 person involved in answering the question the forward the abandoned question to the moderators. Having so many abandoned questions doesn't make me want to answer anymore questions.
Cheesed off wannabe expert!