New members who answer questions here - please read

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Recently, there have been a lot of new members on Grammarly answering questions, which is fantastic!  The more the merrier, that's what I say.  But some of us who've been around longer have noticed that questions that have already been completely, fully answered are receiving 2, 3, 4 or more additional answers which basically say the same thing as what the original response said.  This is really not a good idea; it will confuse the questioner, who has to wade through 3, 4 or 5 answers that all basically say the same thing.  So please, only post an additional reply if you disagree with the original answer or have something ADDITIONAL to contribute to what was said.  If you simply agree with the original response, upvote it to show your agreement and to give the answer more credibility with other readers.  Thanks!

edited Jun 11 '13 at 12:06 Shawn Mooney Expert

Great observation, Shawn!

KimberlyJun 11 '13 at 13:51

I support this idea -- no need to give them a few repetitious chapters on the same issue.

Elin TomovJun 11 '13 at 18:40

I would like to suggest that feedback be provided when downvoting. There have been several instances where seemingly-good answers from several responders have been downvoted, but no rationale is provided. If both the original responder gets downvoted, and I don't see an error, all I can do is offset the original downvote. However, if the original responder gets downvoted, and the person downvoting explains why the answer was incorrect, both the original responder and I can learn something. Likewise, if the explanation for the downvote is erroneous, an explanatory response can be given so the downvoter can learn. Either way, everyone benefits.

PsyGuyJun 14 '13 at 05:45

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