This part of the update really makes no sense to me. They have the live but that's full of old questions now so they have the notifications which is supposed to be the new live feed? But don't worry it's full of so much garbage that you probaly won't get to answer a question before it closes.
Closing the questions makes no sense. Sometimes people like to answer any question whether it's new or old. I have had people answer many of my old questions and I have done the same. Closing questions puts a time limit now on everything.
I suppose it disincentives people to choose MHOs prematurely, but for a question to be closed out after only 48 hours of inactivity is just insane. There are some very good questions which get posted here which rarely receive answers. Then you have a cycle of the same old crap being posted over and over which gets 90% of all the answers. So that's the crap we're going to keep seeing. Strap in and get used to it folks. It's looking like a downhill ride for GAG. :-(
I have never understood why people who ask questions select MHGuy and MHGal so quickly. If ten people are going to answer a question, all within one day, how does the question asker feel that the second one is the best before seeing the other eight? I have seen them comment that they wold give an opinion the MHO if they had not already done so with another opinion. So they selected an opinion that was of less quality than the real best one, and now with the questions getting closed by selection of MHO, they will never even get a chance to see the better opinions. At least with this change, maybe those askers will wise up and stop selecting the best after only getting a couple of answers.
I hadn't thought of that but you're probably right. I think they should auto close after a time like the auto MHO if you don't pick one yourself but I don't like the current 48 hour or MHO pick closing them.