I noticed a new feature has been added which enables anyone to mark a post as being Helpful. Previously only the OP had that ability, but now users can even mark their own posts as Helpful.
Is that intended functionality?
I disagree, the new Helpful marking is better, it has more functionality - it has the positive and negative.
I just don't think it is that big a deal that someone can mark their own post as helpful. Since others can out vote them with Not-Helpful votes. I do think the tally should be able to show 0 of X people found this helpful. Which from our crude tests does not seem to work.
I don't think we need both (Like could go away), but there does seem to be a distinction between them. On one thread I recently used the Like mark because someone took the trouble to come back and update their old post - but I don't know enough yet to know if it is actually helpful. So Like is a mark of appreciation - Helpful indicates good use value (with appreciation implied).
Anyway I won't normally use these as much as I have in this thread
On the other issue mentioned - using Helpful instead of Correct Answer - there could be a public awareness push to inform some people about this.
"I have this same question" is a good addition.
I just noticed that a poll on this topic was created.
Poll - Should we keep "Helpful" and "Like"?
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