Last post Aug 28, 2014 10:51 PM by mbanavige
Aug 20, 2014 02:53 AM|AshwinKiran|LINK
In some of my posts which i have asked questions and people have answered to my question
if i have not marked it as answer after couple of days some answers are automatically marked as answer, even though that answer is wrong
how to stop marking as answer by themselves
Aug 20, 2014 03:20 AM|MetalAsp.Net|LINK
Microsoft employees are tasked with closing out threads after they've been inactive for 3 days or so. So they do their best to determine if the thread is resolved and will mark replies as answers. Sadly, sometimes they mark answers wrongly (often just selecting
the last reply in the thread blindly). In those cases you can simply unmark the replies.
Also note that Moderators sometimes will mark answers, as well as MVPs (some a lot more than others). So simply unmark any replies that shouldn't be marked.
Aug 20, 2014 03:20 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
There is no automatic marking. If threads are unattended for several days, Community Support personnel from Microsoft are tasked with attempting to resolve them. If they see an answer which looks correct, they will mark it. Otherwise they will try to engage
the OP in further discussion.
In this thread, for example: http://forums.asp.net/p/2001853/5753762.aspx?Re+Use+Optional+paramteres+in+SP Amy
Peng - MSFT marked my reply as answer as well as the one from Ashim Chatterjee. If they do not solve your issue, you should explain what the problem is so
that we can help you further. You also have to ability to un-mark incorrect replies.
It is a good idea to feedback on all threads you started so that everyone knows whether their efforts to help you have been successful.
Aug 22, 2014 04:46 AM|XIII|LINK
besides of what my esteemed colleagues already stated you can see the history of a post in the right lower corner. It also shows who marked it as such:
Aug 28, 2014 10:51 PM|mbanavige|LINK
Ironically enough, this thread is actually a perfect example of why posts end up getting marked as an answer by somebody other than the OP.