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Old 01-13-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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"Problem unsolved" icon / indicator


The focus on 0 reply threads is good, but when a thread gets at least one reply, it then becomes a lower priority for browsers even if the OP's problem remains unsolved. Perhaps there could be an additional marker next to the thread subject (controlled by the OP? or some other mechanism?) indicating whether the problem remains? Just tossing out an idea here; anyone think this would be helpful? Obviously if neglected by posters it would then be ignored by browsers and become useless, but if posters paid attention to it and turned it off upon problem resolution it might become quite a useful filtering option, IMHO.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #2
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Same arguments for and against "problem solved" indicators apply here too.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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This subject has been raised many time and I don't find it necessary for it to happen again.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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As mentioned, there have been numerous discussions in the past on how to mark threads as being "solved", "answered", "unanswered", "still need help", etc. The Search function will retrieve those conversations.

In brief, it's a great idea in theory, but finding a practical way of implementing it is the dealkiller. It comes down to the fact that the only person who can indicate whether the problem was solved or not is the OP, and therefore, in order for the system to work, it would require everyone who posts a question to maintain their own threads in perpetuity.

Various tools have been deployed in the past that attempted to provide that functionality, but the reality was that nobody used them. Overall, I would encourage all LQ'ers to simply post back to their thread if a particular piece of advice was helpful. It's polite, plus it's extraordinarily helpful to future readers who are encountering the same issue.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 10:41 PM   #5
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Okay, sorry. I quickly checked the current threads for a discussion of this idea, but didn't bother doing a search of old threads. I suppose I should have.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:10 PM   #6
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So...

Post a link or a summary to the old threads?

I think a flag that also checks via logins. If the OP doesn't log back in within a couple of days/a week, the unanswered flag gets turned to inactive.

And, of course something in their profile/emails to remind them of stuff. I mean, I'm getting daily? emails telling me about activities on my threads (which I can't figure out how to turn off), and on threads that I've looked at (I'm not always interested in them, just looking damnit).
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:33 PM   #7
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You'd never get a notification for a thread you only looked at. To stop getting the notification, simply unsubscribe from the thread (there is a direct link in the notification email or you can browse them in your UserCP).

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