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  • #28206

    muhannad al nabulsi
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    Gentelmen:I like your excellent “discussion Forum”, so I would like to suggest “any-type” of motivation for active participants, such motivation should be based either on statistical contribution or based on ability to response (with knowledge) to questions (or another suggested criteria).
    I’m suggesting that motivation because I have noticed that many “important”questions have recieved any response,thanks for responding to my request,please suggest any new opinion to enrich this “unique”FORUM.     THANKS  & BEST REGARDS.    MN

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    #69886

    mcintosh
    Participant

    Dear Muhannad,
    I understand the issue you raise with certain forum posts going unanswered. It’s too bad that others couldn’t respond to help clarify the issue somewhat. But I believe that they may be going unanswered because of either:
    a) Poor grammar and sentence structure, such that readers cannot fully understand the question enough to answer.
    b) ALL CAPITAL SENTENCES. THIS IS VERY ANNOYING TO A READER AND I, PERSONALLY, IGNORE MESSAGES LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THE WRITER IS YELLING AT ME.
    c) The question is just too broad. We cannot answer with dissertations on the forum. Please try to keep questions answerable by readers.
    Muhannad, do you agree that these points can cause readers to leave messages unanswered?
    Sincerely,Tom

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    #69890

    muhannad al nabulsi
    Participant

    Dear Sir
     I agree fully with your remarks,I will try to avoid those mistakes in future.Thank you very much for your excellent forum & site,best regards.                                             Muhannad Al nabulsi

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    #69936

    Bonnie Paris
    Participant

    Muhannad,
    Another reason why some of your postings may go unanswered is the nature of your questions.  For example, I saw your posting for “Histogram as an Effective Quality Tool,” but it seemed like you were trying to get someone else to do a homework problem for you.
    I can only speak for myself — I think helping out another person is reward enough for contributing.  We have all been students struggling to find the “right” answers, but there is an old saying:
    If you give a man a fish, you feed him for one day.
    If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for the rest of his life.
    When you make your motivations clear and your purpose is to learn, a lot of people will go out of their way to help mentor and teach you.  When you cloud your motivations — or your purpose is to get an answer without learning how to get the answer — many people will simply not reply.
    Regards,
    Bonnie Paris

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    #69943

    muhannad al nabulsi
    Participant

    Hi Bonnie
    Thanks for your kind reply  and “wisdom”,I appreciate that.Some of the questions I have raised were for the purpose of intiating “brain storming”mood,also for enlighting the topics,sofar I don’t rely on recieving immediate answers,more I wish to recieve an  “expert”opinion.Thanks again for clarifying the “motivation concept”.
                                                                  Muhannad

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    #69959

    Kevin Mader
    Participant

     
    MN,
    In my opinion, I think folks respond to the questions/topics they have the most interest in.  They are selective to their own preferences.  There are many questions/topics I have introduced to the forum that go unanswered or draw low participation, but I don’t conclude anything negative from it.  Different strokes for different folks.  In other forums, there are moderators that respond to every question.  Personally, I appreciate this as I don’t like to see questions asked go unanswered.
    As for the motivation, well, that is different for everyone.  Some seek information and knowledge, others are here for recognition.  Many different reasons again.  For me personally, I am here to learn and share.
    On a side note, I would like to remind the group and the respondents to your post here that although learning is an inherent quality, society and systems of education do an all to effective job at destroying this quality.  It shouldn’t surprise any of us that people ask for answers without doing proper research.  Their skills for doing research have been stamped out of them.  I ask that we keep this in mind when an apparently ‘dumb’ question is being asked.  As a case in point, please consider your own educational experiences in school.  Do you recall a question similar to this?
    Student: “Are we going to have to know this for the test?” or “Umm, is this going to be on the test?”
    Teacher: “Yes.”            
    The student forgets about the learning process in trade for a process of memorization (or information regurgitation).  Sadly, this practice follows us into our professional lives.  Look around you: it is everywhere.  What we need are lifelong learners, not memorization experts.
    Regards,
    Kevin
     

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    #69966

    Ken K.
    Participant

    Bang!!
    You hit the nail right on target!
    Many of the poster’s questions have appeared to generic homework-like questions rather than genuine requests for help.
    Also, if the poster is simply trying to instigate discussion, I have other things to do than discuss minor details of common techniques.
    I am more than happy to help those who seem to have done some research or appear to be truly stuck, but when the question is “What is Six Sigma?”, they clearly would rather take my time than “waste” theirs searching for the answer.
    For me, the real fun is answering a tricky technical question posted by someone who really seems to have tried or seems to be stuck. The generic questions already answered by the iSixSigma website just don’t tickle my answering response. I think its kind of like the chicks who strain to get a worm from their mother. The dull lifeless chick never gets fed.

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    #69967

    muhannad al nabulsi
    Participant

    Hi Kevin
    I think you are grasping my point of view,good,I agree with your “undestanding”,so I have suggested to encourage”continuous learning expert”,to minimize “quick””un-prepared answers,that is all.thanks for positiv response.                                    MN

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    #69968

    Kevin Mader
    Participant

    MN: continue the learning and enjoy!

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    #69969

    muhannad al nabulsi
    Participant

    Thank you,I hope others would continue in contributing in this discussion,tou have really presented  “a root cause “for a lot of confusion in business practice,actually the great gap between “scientific”thinking  and what most people call”practical thinking”which as you said rely mainly on meomery….I’m happy to see many experts attracted to this topic,trying to enrich it with new ideas for the common benefits of all participants,thank you.                   MN

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    #93631

    muhannad al nabulsi
    Participant

    Dear TOM
      Thank You for your kind response and advice.I do agree with all your remarks,kind regards.         Muhannad Al Nabulsi

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