No problem with the delay, hope everyone gets well soon.
That being said, it would be fair if you posted a list of the top 30 questions with the most votes and their evaluation with a couple of words. It can´t take more than a few minutes if you have the questions ordered by number of votes.
To make the process even easier add numbers to the rules first:
1. one question per post
2. on topic - game and its design, patch 1.0.7
3. unrelated to new projects, expansions and release dates
+ potential 5. we don´t want to release this information/want this info to stay hidden (mainly game mechanics)
1. 600 votes - link to question - answered
2. 550 votes - link to question - rule 2 off topic (not about 1.0.7)
3. 500 votes - link to question - rule 4 too long
4. 450 votes - link to question - answered
5. 400 votes - link to question - rule 5 game mechanics info we don´t want to release yet
6. 350 votes - link to question - rule 1 more than one question
7. 300 votes - link to question - rule 2 and 3 future patch/off topic
8. 250 votes - link to question - answered
I´m not asking for this sort of list to be included in the main "answers" post on the main page but rather as an update to your first post in the ask the devs threadhttp://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398#1
The reasons for why this would be fair to us players is:
- knowing what other voters considered important
- why certain highly rated questions weren´t answered (if because of lacking votes or not following the rules)
This would be a transparent way of making sure the next time "Ask the devs" is open, more questions follow the rules and people don´t get disappointed instead because their highly rated questions were not answered and they don´t even know the reason why. I don´t think you want this smart project to backfire.
Being open about your decisions can never be a bad thing. The very least thing you could do is making it possible for us to see the number of votes.
Thank you for your time.