I just wrote a new blog post about marking your posts as correct or helpful. Check it out here: http://blogs.adobe.com/kevinmonahan/2013/09/11/marking-posts-as-correc t-or-helpful-on-the-adobe-forums/
Basically, if a user helps you out with a correct answer, please mark his or her post as correct. If someone has been helpful, but didn't solve your issue, mark the post as helpful.
It really helps the search engine, and of course, others when they are searching for help on the same issue. Users also get "points" for correct and helpful answersl, so it's nice to reward them, as well.
Thanks for that BlogPost. I had done a Tips & Tricks article on marking Replies as Correct & Helpful, and will add your link to that.
Besides the help that such markings provide subscribers, who might find a thread later on, the Adobe Forum Team also compile data on how "helpful" the forums are. They use those data to point out the usefulness of the Adobe Forums to upper-management.
"Should not answer questions until after their second cup of coffee."
I cannot even read my laptop's screen, until my second cup, so am usually "caffinated," before I hit the forums.
PS - glad that there are not other markings possible, such as those that you mention. Who knows, if they DID have other options, those might deduct from my points...
I also added an ANNOUNCEMENT to the PrE Forum main page:
Many people post with problems, in hope to get solutions. If you received help, or got your problem solved, please take a moment to come back, and mark a correct answer as "Correct," and also any helpful replies as "Helpful."
This helps others, who visit your thread, maybe years later. Adobe is also closely monitoring the forums, and your feedback in the areas above, and below, will benefit everyone, as Adobe tracks the data. Many of their decisions in the future will be based on those data.
Also, there is a little question, near the bottom of the Replies to your post, where you can choose from "Was this helpful Yes - No?" Please click on either the Yes, or the No, to reflect the helpfulness of the Replies.
But we all know how few people read the ANNOUNCEMENTS - kind of like never reading Reply #4...
PS - How's that for bumping?