An idea for improvement

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Just an idea:

Why not put the homework help at the top of the different discussions? That way you may not see so many students posting homework questions to other forums. It took me a couple of visits to figure out it was there, so I am guessing I wasn't the only one.
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Doc Al
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A few more ideas...

Here are a few more ideas for improvement:

- Encourage people to post their questions in only one forum at a time! If they chose wrongly, have them ask a mentor to move it to the correct place.

- Encourage people to title their posts meaningfully. Too many posts are titled: Help! :smile: This makes it hard to remember what the thread is about.

- Encourage people to keep their question within a single thread. Sometimes, if no response is immediately forthcoming, someone will repost their question in a new thread. This leads to people answering the same basic question in different threads on the same forum. Confusion reigns!
 
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Amen to that, Doc.
We're on it...but with a great influx of new members recently, you'll need to expect some of that kind of thing to be present.
 
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Use of certain word/letter combinations has been blocked for use in user titles --- is it possible/convenient to block use of the word "help" in the HW post titles? Particularly with exclamation points, or "urgent."
 
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Doc Al
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Originally posted by Bystander
Use of certain word/letter combinations has been blocked for use in user titles
Interesting... What's blocked?
 
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Things such as 'PF mentor' :)
 

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