Silence is the virtue of fools. -Sir Francis Bacon
Question #1011 posted on 10/18/2003 4:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why were there only 2 questions answered on October 14?
- 1FZ5841

A: Dear 1FZ5841,
There were only two questions posted because the system automatically posts questions which have been replied to which would be over the 100 hour limit if they waited another day. Since only two questions fit that criteria, only two questions were posted. There were other questions which had been answered, but weren't posted, because they weren't near the deadline. I set it up like this because we usually get a fairly even number of questions per day, and so if they're answered in time, we have a fairly even number of answers posted each day. If I posted them immediately, we wouldn't have the chance to have everyone answer the questions that are for the whole board, and we'd have some days with dozens of questions, and others with none at all. Of course, we might just get that anyway, but hopefully this balances things out.

- The Webmaster