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There are a few simple features that made the "old" ESRI forums very useful. 1. Marking a post as answered 2. MVP point structure which Does anyone know when will ESRI re-introduce these features in the "new" forums?

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There was some discussions about it here: forums.arcgis.com/threads/3355-Links-to-ARCHIVED-FORUMS but no answer from ESRI. –  MathiasWestin Oct 1 '10 at 13:23
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Maybe a better option would be to post questions to gis.stackexchange.com. I know it isn't an ESRI forum replacement at the moment, but I think it has potential. see: meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/121/… –  Jay Cummins Oct 1 '10 at 13:51

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ESRI says it's coming... http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/14156-When-will-we-be-able-to-mark-posts-as-quot-ANSWERED-quot

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Just added a response to that post. I think it would be great if ESRI were to adapt a "similar" style (in regards to reputation/kudos) to Stack Overflow. Ive seen countless threads in the old forums, where 3 people seriously helped someone, but only one could be rewarded points for it. –  Simon Oct 9 '10 at 0:22
    
I could not agree more. I think they are having some technical difficulties with the forum software. –  Jakub Oct 9 '10 at 2:16

The ESRI forums have been a great resource for me for the last 6yrs. I would encourage users to voice their opinions on the thread that Jakub mentioned.

I think it would be awesome if ESRI were to adopt a similar style kudos system to Stack Exchange - they seem to have recognised this on the forum post.

More voices = more likely.

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Also might be worthwhile to highlight it in the http://ideas.arcgis.com just so that it can be pushed through on both environments.

Have Fun, CDB

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I submitted this as an idea back in June. ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=087300000008A3BAAU –  Kirk Kuykendall Nov 8 '10 at 13:53

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