It happens sometimes: You post a question and get no answer, or you can’t find that “best answer.” Here’s a quick reminder of how you can save points while getting the most from your questions.
- Once your question is open for business, you can always add details. Just hover your mouse over the “edit” section under your question to more fully explain the scope of your question and what type of help you are asking for..
- Instead of asking the same question again, why not give the community more time to answer? You have the option to extend the expiration of your question by four days — plenty of time to increase your chance at getting the answer you are looking for. Since your question is initially given four days to be resolved, extending it means eight days to get an answer. At the end of the eight days, you will either have to pick a Best Answer or put your question up for voting. You will not be able to extend it any further. (Updated)
- If your question expires without an answer, it will disappear. If you just don’t see a great answer and your question goes to a vote (and the No Best Answer option is chosen as best) , you will recover the 5 points and you can post it again. However, think before asking again. Did you provide enough details? Was the question written clearly? Try to give your potential answerers as much background information as they’ll need! (Updated)
And finally, pick the best answer. It’s a great way to reward the person who took time to give a brilliant response to your question. Who doesn’t love a pat on the back from time to time?
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