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More thoughts regarding Zero Reply [SOLVED] threads. A [SOLVED] tag does not prevent others from contributing to the thread. I did consider adding my thoughts on why the problem occurred and why the solutions worked. That may have simulated further discussion, thus adding replies to the thread. I didn't because it wasn't all that relevant to fixing the problem.
I tagged my one post thread as [SOLVED] because it was solved. I also think most folks when presented with a page of thread subjects on a search they are more likely to open those marked [SOLVED] first. If a thread is tagged [SOLVED] then why worry if it has zero replies.
What matters most to me at least is that someone got something useful out of that post. A reply is not needed.
Edit: An advanced search for zero replies prefixed with [SOLVED] shows only three. A search for any prefix with zero replies showed 600.
Last edited by chrisretusn; 12-03-2010 at 09:07 AM.
There are only 3 because, after asking permission, I systematically went through the list & "fixed" them. The one remaining from 2004 is there because, based on his other postings, I am not sure of how phrase a friendly (I like the guy) reply. The other 2 I haven't noticed yet because I haven't run my search recently.
I systematically went through the list & "fixed" them.
Note that I said "fixed", not fixed. Or to be super correct, I said '"fixed"', not 'fixed'. I did that to indicate my recognition that there is a difference of opinion here, & that this is almost trivial enough to be a matter of taste. Please let's acknowledge that we differ, drop the matter, & go on to more productive things. TIA.