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Mourouganandame Arunachalam
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Hi,

Just a suggestion, why don't we give a book to the best or smart question asked during the book promo? This question may be selected by respective author who involved in the book promo (I think authors will be more happy to select a best question that he enjoyed to answer or referred to various resources to answer the question).

Based on this additional change, the person -member- who really asked the best question will be more happy. (eventhough he failed by the auto selection process --with his bad luck---)

Any thought on this?

Mourougan
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Mourougan,
We've given a lot of thought to this and like the random system. Getting good answers, discussion and learning is it's own reward for asking a really good question that the author appreciates. We don't want to get into subjective winner picking here.

Jeanne
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David O'Meara
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Additionally it would require more work on either the part of the author or the promotion coordinator, and other popularity based systems are sometimes able to be rigged.
As Jeanne says: we like this method and it appears to satisfy the requirements for everyone in its current form.
In addition, the manual selection process rejects blatant attempts to win books and in our experience this is sufficient to maintain a satisfactory level of post quality.
 
Mourouganandame Arunachalam
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I agree you both.

In fact one of the thread http://www.coderanch.com/t/429496/Ranch-Office/Eclipse-plugins-prefix-your, I myself voted for the automated selection.

However, I just raised the alternate thought. And ofcourse I understand the practical diffculties in implementing such processes.

Anyway, thanks for your patience and time in responding my suggestion.

Mourougan
 
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