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    I recently became a part of Speedsolving.com, which is an online forum for people who like Rubik's cubes. I immediately liked a thread that is entitled "The One Answer Question Thread." The idea is that it is a thread where quick questions can be asked that be answered with a quick reply. This is useful for questions that aren't quite important enough to have their own thread.

    Sometimes on this forum I feel that a lot of my questions fall under this category, and I don't want to bury other threads with my own quick question. I think that getting a "One Answer Question Thread" on this forum would be a great improvement.

    Just a quick idea that I had!


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    I've felt the same way. But any question can yield substantial discussion. I just say "Quick question..." when I make a thread like that, not that it really matters. Thing is... you will probably have more questions in time from people's answers or even while your making the thread. Don't worry if you think it will seem kinda awkward. You might be surprised at the talk, or not. But you get your answer.


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    I've never thought of it like that. Thanks!
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    Why don't you just create a question and answer thread, where anyone can ask or answer questions and when then asker has had enough responses to their question they just say thank you for the answers, meaning that their question has been suitably answered and giving opportunity for someone else to ask a new quick question on that same thread.
    That way it doesn't feel like you have to make a whole thread for each question but you can keep the question going until you've got enough responses to your question not just one answer, because it could be that that one answer is not really what you were looking for.
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    That's a good idea, although I don't think that I have the authority to do that sort of thing. Not that I don't want to take the time to do it, but I don't know... I'd be happy to do it if you think otherwise.
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    Sure, go ahead. If it is popular, I'll make it a sticky.
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    Okay! I am currently typing up a starting post for the thread. Which forum should I post it in?
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    How does this sound?

    Hello! The idea of this thread is to post quick questions that you have. Anyone can contribute to this thread. Here a couple of guidelines:

    1. Once a question has been asked, it should be discussed and answered before a new question is asked.

    2. If a considerable amount of time has passed, and a question has still not been answered, a new question may be asked.

    3. If a question gets a good discussion going, then a new thread should be made to allow for a longer discussion and to allow for more new questions to be asked on this thread.

    4. Thank the people who are giving you answers.

    5. Ask lots of good questions!
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    I would say to put it in the General Discussion forum, since it could be about anything.

    Is this the way it is set up on the speedsolving forum?

    I might add another guidline: The thread is intended for simple questions that should only require one reply. If a longer discussion is anticipated, start a new thread.
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    Okay, that guideline sounds good! The speedsolving forum has the difference that a question doesn't have to be answered before another one is asked. I'm not sure which policy we want to enforce. I think that if we force people to answer the current question before they ask another, it might be a little too much like a thread. If we leave the rule out, some questions may get buried. We could revise the rule to say: "Try to make sure everyone gets their question answered." Then, we could just get rid of guideline number 2.
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    Here is a revised list:

    Hello! The idea of this thread is to post quick questions that you have. Anyone can contribute to this thread. Here a couple of guidelines:

    1. Try to make sure every question is discussed and answered before it is buried.

    2. The thread is intended for simple questions that should only require one reply. If a longer discussion is anticipated, start a new thread.

    3. If a question unexpectedly gets a good discussion going, then a new thread should be made to allow for a longer discussion and to allow for more new questions to be asked on this thread.

    4. Thank the people who are giving you answers.

    5. Ask lots of good questions!

    Thanks to Harold14370 for helping with these guidelines.
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    Is that just one reply total for each question or one reply per person for each question. If the question poser doesn't get a suitable reply do they just repost the same question?
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    It says "should require one reply." But I'll change it to get rid of that last part:

    Hello! The idea of this thread is to post quick questions that you have. The questions can be on any topic. Anyone can contribute to this thread. Here a couple of guidelines:

    1. Try to make sure every question is discussed and answered before it is buried.

    2. The thread is intended for simple questions. If a longer discussion is anticipated, start a new thread.

    3. If a question unexpectedly gets a good discussion going, then a new thread should be made to allow for a longer discussion and to allow for more new questions to be asked on this thread.

    4. Thank the people who are giving you answers.

    5. Ask lots of good questions!

    Thanks to Harold14370 and Chrisgorlitz for helping with these guidelines.
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    Okay! I went ahead and made a thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guymillion View Post
    Okay! I went ahead and made a thread!
    Well done, you've done a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    Well done, you've done a good job.
    Thank you! Your suggestions helped!
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