Catholic FAQ


Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Concierge Desk > Suggestion Box
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Sep 12, '11, 9:28 am
DanteAlighieri DanteAlighieri is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: March 19, 2007
Posts: 1,670
Religion: Catholic
Default AAA Forum Suggestion

All,

I have been perplexed of late. While reading the AAA forum, I have several times discovered a thread answered by one of the docents in such a way as to suggest that the docents are not reading the questions carefully. I'm sure that's not the case, but I think you'll find upon reviewing the docent-answered questions, there are several for which the docent-provided links are only tangentially related to the original question.

Take, for instance, this thread. The original post asks why God rested on the 7th day, but the thread provided by the docent discusses Sunday and whether or not it is the Sabbath. Not only is this only loosely connected, it does not address any of the other implied questions in the original post.

I felt I should bring this to someone's attention, as I imagine it is terribly frustrating to the original poster if it bothers me, the reader.

Peace,
Dante
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Sep 12, '11, 10:22 am
Corki's Avatar
Corki Corki is offline
Forum Master
 
Join Date: November 22, 2005
Posts: 13,633
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: AAA Forum Suggestion

Are the docents real people? I noticed the same thing you did and came to the conclusion that the docents were keyword bots. Not that there's anything wrong with that - it saves the apologists time and frees them up to answer less routine questions.
__________________
“Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights -- for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture -- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.” Saint John Paul II

"It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life." Pope Francis
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Sep 12, '11, 10:55 am
anp1215's Avatar
anp1215 anp1215 is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: March 31, 2010
Posts: 3,764
Religion: Roman Catholic
Default Re: AAA Forum Suggestion

I have noticed this as well.
__________________

Viva il Papa! Long live Pope Francis!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Sep 12, '11, 10:59 am
Joe 5859's Avatar
Joe 5859 Joe 5859 is offline
Forum Elder
 
Join Date: February 1, 2007
Posts: 16,380
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: AAA Forum Suggestion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corki View Post
Are the docents real people? I noticed the same thing you did and came to the conclusion that the docents were keyword bots. Not that there's anything wrong with that - it saves the apologists time and frees them up to answer less routine questions.
Yes, the docents are real people. They were added so that they could increase the number of AAA responses to individual queries, particularly repeat questions. The way I understand it, the docents are only answering questions that would otherwise have been ignored completely (due to their time restraints).

I have noticed at times that the linked responses don't match up so well to the question being posed. I think that's probably unavoidable. My guess is that if the docents were trained apologists, they wouldn't be docents. So it's only natural to misunderstand a question here or there.
__________________
Joe (Average Joe Catholic)


The Catechesis of the Popes
__________________
The more I follow the online discussions ... the more I follow the debates and disagreements in the Church about administrative unity, or the concerns expressed about the moral or personal or administrative or leadership failings of the bishops or the clergy, the more I become convinced that whatever might be the truth of these concerns, ALL of this is simply a distraction. No, it’s more than that. It’s a justification, an excuse, for not helping each other and those outside the Church fall in love with Jesus Christ. How easy it is to talk about everything, but about Jesus hardly at all.

- Fr. Gregory Jensen
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Sep 12, '11, 11:09 am
SonCatcher SonCatcher is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 30, 2010
Posts: 6,028
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: AAA Forum Suggestion

The docents are real people but are limited to providing links to previous AAA threads. The question asked, however, seems to be new (with a different spin than all the prior Sabbath-related questions).
__________________
-John
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Concierge Desk > Suggestion Box

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
8255Meet and talk,talk talk
Last by: janiejnb
5018CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: UpUpAndAway
4345Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: lsbar
4029OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: B79
3833SOLITUDE
Last by: tuscany
3568Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: RJB
3226Poems and Reflections
Last by: PathWalker
3203Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: memphian
3122Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: Amiciel
3048For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: tammany



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 9:31 am.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.