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mathslover Group Title

Some issues in open study that needs some opinion of you all

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  1. mathslover Group Title
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    Hello everyone, I am just worried about two common issues/problems in openstudy. They are no bugs but they are just issues regarding the communication between asker and answerer. 1) Usually when an asker asks a question, any of the user (irrespective of smart score) answers the problem with a full soln, that is good but with no guidance? That is the problem. I am sure that many of you will not understand this all what I am saying. So here I am with an example: Let us take that we have a question asked by asker "xyz" : solve for x, \(\large{x^2+2=6}\) Now, the user (who is answering) just types : "we have \(\large{x^2+2=6}\) \(\large{x^2=4}\) \(\large{x=\pm 2}\) " And here we go with the rain of medals by the users....he he my case is not about medals but this problem that diverts the aim of openstudy... The above soln is valid if the asker is offline but when he/she is online, then he/she must be allowed to proceed to the correct answer him/her selft, just by the use of some special guidance by the user.. who is answering. just giving the warning to some of them (by admins) resolves this problem but some of them (one-two of them as per my info yet) just ignores that.. code-of-conduct and the warnings.. there must be a solution to this problem.. Now allow me to come on the second point: 2) No replies by asker : ::: When an asker asks a question and we answers the question beautifully by giving guidance to the user as per the first step but the asker ignores that and just wait for direct answer.... That is totally wrong, which will make the students directionless in their path. Also, the questions remain opened.. My basis of this point is either "inactiveness of askers" or "ignorance regarding soln but attraction for answers." OpenStudy has : 75% of the questions are answered within 5 minutes... That is \(\cal{great}\) but when we have more then we feel proud.. In what case are they considered as answered? Just by giving answers (direct ones) ? No, in fact the answer (soln) is not considered as a perfect answer unless the asker understands... for example: An asker asks a question "find x if x-4=5." ok so a user asks the asker that : "try to add 4 on both sides, like this: \(\large{x-4+4=5+4}\) , can you tell me what you get after adding 4 both sides? " No answer from asker....that's it .... If the asker don't get then he/she must ask doubts but no response.... I know that the resolution to this problem is "leave the question or report" .. but there is not only 1 question, 50% of questions are left like this (may be less). guys your opinion please...

    • 2 years ago
  2. Libniz Group Title
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    That's a old problem; if asker isn't interested in explanation , that's their loss; on answere's sides, all they are gaining is medals , they didn't help anyone learn thus their time was wasted.

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  3. mathslover Group Title
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    I agree but any resolutions to the problems????? No.. obviously from most of us.. But I do think some do have

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  4. Libniz Group Title
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    like I said, that's their loss

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  5. mathslover Group Title
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    yes.. .but why would an educational site will think for loss of students?

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  6. ParthKohli Group Title
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    "They are no bugs but they are just issues regarding the communication." Could you explain what a bug means in this case? "The above soln is valid if the asker is offline" I think that you can never give answers(the asker might come online and run away with your solution, right?) "ignores that and just wait[s] for direct answer...." Solution—never babysit the asker... no response? Don't respond! The askers are obliged to ask, but if they don't, we mustn't just sit back and ask him/her to respond. Who are we to practically waste our precious time there asking a person with no idea of the question, yet not trying to learn how to perform it? Anyway, those were my two cents if they were useful in any sense. :) Thanks!

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  7. ParthKohli Group Title
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    @mathslover Your question is answered in the last para.

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  8. mathslover Group Title
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    nice cents this answer is already provided by libniz and shall I think now that "this is only the answer for this issue? "

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  9. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Yes, yes it is. The world is made up of some irrationals and it will remain so. That is the unfortunate truth, but it is. :( As I said, I tend to act like a robot—a robot who never really thinks about directly answering, nor about being an Epictetus or Socrates.

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  10. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Everyone is irrational in some ways. No one is perfect. I'm irrational in a lot of ways, for example.

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  11. mathslover Group Title
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    Oh your example,, yes that is true now :P jk

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  12. ParthKohli Group Title
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    The only solution that we can have is the one mentioned by Libniz. It's their loss: let them fail.

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  13. mathslover Group Title
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    Well I agree with you but only 2 agreeing on this post... I would like to have some from admins and mods and my gr8 friends the users

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  14. ParthKohli Group Title
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    And at the end of this conversation, I'd take a chance and apologize for this language towards an important topic. :)

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  15. mathslover Group Title
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    At the end ?? aw wait parth,,

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  16. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Not the end yet, but an advanced apology. Haha

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    I've addressed issues like this several times with OS Admin.

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  18. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Every, every, every member has.

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  19. mathslover Group Title
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    sorry got to go now.. please put your opinions here.. thanks

    • 2 years ago
  20. cshalvey Group Title
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    This is most certainly an issue that we deal with on a daily (if not hourly basis) here at OpenStudy. The issue here is that any kind of interaction on OpenStudy is very rarely linear. For instance, cases where a person says, "The answer is D" are very easy to address and warn the offending individual. However, in other cases, this thinking is not quite as clear. And while we are continuing to strive for an environment where all users are here to learn, frankly, that will *never* happen. What we *can* influence are those users who are here to give help. Hopefully, if the offending askers are not receiving what they want, they will learn to ask and interact in more appropriate ways. Of course, by no means do I presume to state that OpenStudy is perfect in this regard, and we probably never will be. I *can* say that we are lightyears better than we were at even the start of this year (when direct answers weren't even mentioned in the Code of Conduct. This is something we are continuing to work on and address - and we can only do it with the continued vigilance and assistance of our members.

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  21. mathslover Group Title
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    )<-- It didn't close..

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  22. mathslover Group Title
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    Well I agree with you sir, and thanks a lot for posting here your opinion.. yes , open study is light years better then in start... and it will progress with a gr8 acc. thanks sir and best of luck for your further work

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  23. RyanL. Group Title
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    Everyone has a different way of teaching and everyone has a different way of learning. All we can do it help the students out the best way we can and try to help the new incoming tutors on the best method in teaching. -------------------------------------------------------------- Hey I'm doing a survey on music! Can you help me out by answering a couple of questions? Thank you ! http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/503732e9e4b08ecf834fa73a

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