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Nov 24, 2013 11:50 AM

On a possible misunderstanding

A while  ago (23sep) in 'Strange fish' http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/message/29818 Florin asked some questions on what to do about marking questions 'answered' etc,some of which I gave answers for,& I havent heard since.

    It may have to do with my repeating that a  point he made (which I'd already called rubbish) was rubbish, so I'd like to explain. His point was that he'd marked the Malawi thread 'assumed answered' as it already had 9 answers, etc. However I knew it was already 'assumed answered' before he got to it, indeed even before anyone had even replied, as I'd seen this & pointed this out on the Malawi thread the next day (30th, after Alastair answered) , & the questioner knows it as Ellie 5 sep admitted having "accidentally clicked it & can't find out how to undo it". Likewise Mike Hardman & Afterforty replied before Florin thinks he marked it so they must know it. Florin made that point in 'Strange fish' on 19sep answering my comment there on the 18th.In my answer I pointed out he hadn't [properly] read the Malawi thread, & also what I'd said & Ellie said there, (& ended with "what's all this 9 question business"). his reply was virtually "so what do you want" My reply included "I need to know you've actually read [the Malawi thread] through & the rubbish about 9 answers was rubbish"

In his he elaborated on why he marked the Malawi thread as 'assumed answered' & not 'answered'

In my final answer I said "on the 'rubbish' ie Malawi question it seems you still haven't read it properly,or even my comment about it above in this thread "

  It's hard for me to understand how Florin could ignore so many pointers. Firstly it's hardly possible to imagine that when he came to the Malawi thread it'd somehow reverted to 'not answered'. So given it was already 'assumed answered' one can only assume he hadn't noticed it, & when he did assumed he must have marked it assumed by accident. Even then how could he have failed to notice the several pleas & explanation above. & if by some miracle the Malawi thread had reverted to 'not answered' he still should have noticed my pleas & comments. [Also possibly Florin didn't know that members could mark answers as 'assumed' (it was news to me)]

In the light of this (to me inexplicable) repeated failure I feel my comments were justified, & indeed an apology is in order.

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    Nov 24, 2013 7:45 PM (in response to rhossilian)
    Re: On a possible misunderstanding

    As an impartial observer, I think that Florin has shown great patience in trying to understand and respond to your points, despite the increasingly aggressive way in which you try to make them.  I think an apology should be in order ... but not by Florin.

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      Jan 13, 2014 12:15 PM (in response to quagga)
      Re: On a possible misunderstanding

      Thanks, quagga!

      I'm sorry rhossilian, I havne't got time to work on the Forum for a long time. AMC severely understaffed during busy periods last year. I'm not a manager of the forum, just one of the people who can do the marking of posts as 'answered' etc, and apparently the only one wo tries. Apologies for not being able to do everything to please all users. I'm trying now to mark those obviously answered either as 'correct' or just 'assumed answered'. Hope you will be happier then.

      Best wishes,

      FF

      PS: How should I mark this one, rhossilian?

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        Re: On a possible misunderstanding

        I guess 'assumed answered' would do. :-)

        FF

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            Jan 22, 2014 8:57 AM (in response to rhossilian)
            Re: On a possible misunderstanding

            Many thanks for pointing these out rhossilian - please continue to do so and we will mark them up as 'correct answers'. There are of course many other examples throughout the Forums and there is not an easy way to address these as those that are marked as 'useful reply' by the postee do not then show up as unanswered in our searches. I will talk with our technical team and see if there is a way that we can address this as we are as keen as you to give credit where credit is due and to get those that have been correctly answered marked as such.

             

            Thanks again for your participation and expertise - marine 'creatures' are a particular weakness on our team here so we are eternally grateful for your knowledge .... you certainly know your onions!

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