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Old 03-19-2004, 08:06 AM   #1
meldar
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Solved and unsolved threads


What about an option to show weather a question has been solved or not?

It would make it a lot easier to see what threads allready have been solved, resulting in more energy being used on the unsolved threads.

This could maybe increase the chance that a question will be answered...
 
Old 03-19-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
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This is a great suggestion, I find the "View threads with 0 replies" very useful and I use it quite a lot, but this way one could browse not only the threads without replies but also the ones which are still unresolved.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 09:31 AM   #3
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We've actually tested this in this very forum, but yet no one ever used it. It would seem to me that usually those who seek answers, once they get it at times won't even reply back to tell us if works or not, etc.

I'm sure maybe in the future this might come about again, but I don't see it being reimplemented again when no one used it the first go round.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 09:37 AM   #4
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It would seem to me that usually those who seek answers, once they get it at times won't even reply back to tell us if works or not, etc.
Very valid point.
I didn't think about that because when I ask for help I make sure to thank the ones who helped me and tell them that the problem is solved, but you're right many many people don't care to update the thread.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 09:42 AM   #5
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I've noticed on some threads in the gentoo boards have [SOLVED] tacked on at the end of their titles, I always thought that was a neat thing.

Problem is the only way I can figure it to work properly is if the users who start a thread go back and put it in themselves (since they are the ones who decide if their question is answered)...problem is not all users would do this....

Still, it would be a cool thing.

Edit:

Woops, seems I left this thread sitting too long and I answered late.
Thanks for the response TK.

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Old 03-20-2004, 11:52 AM   #6
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I agree with trickykid, but, like I argued sometime back over this issue with him, the problem maybe was that not many folks were aware of this functionality.

I feel that those who were, actually used it in this forum. Maybe we should publicise this more and get this implemented in the Newbie forum. I suggest this forum because it is one of the most populated forums, users get back often. So, it would be worth giving it a try.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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Couldn't you just add a "solved" button that appears on the first post of the thread and accessible by the thread starter that sits next to the "edit" and "quote" buttons??

Trying to get people to edit their original post is a task in itself but if there is a way ^^ to make it point and click then we could see if its just laziness or inability or know-how.

I think its a great idea that, if implemented properly, would be very helpful in cutting down the number of duplicate posts also. What I mean is that if someone does a search on say "nvidia" and comes up with 32 pages of search results they usually get tired of wading through the unanswered/unresolved threads by about page 6 or 7 and start a new thread. Maybe even incorporate the search function to list all the threads that have been marked "solved" at the beginning of the list that meets the search criteria.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 03-20-2004, 12:18 PM   #8
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You see the status of posts in this forum. The A means Answered and the U unanswered. When once you have submitted a new thread, the next time you open it, on the top right is a button which says Answered. Click on it and the status of ur posts changes. How difficult is that?
 
Old 03-21-2004, 02:28 AM   #9
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Originally posted by LinuxLala
You see the status of posts in this forum. The A means Answered and the U unanswered. When once you have submitted a new thread, the next time you open it, on the top right is a button which says Answered. Click on it and the status of ur posts changes. How difficult is that?

Okay, but I don't understand how that gets changed. Do the moderators change that when they feel the thread is answered or is it done by the person that was initially asking the question once their problem/issue/question has been resolved? I didn't see anything about it in the faq and haven't seen any options during posting that would affect that column that is why I added my idea.

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Old 03-21-2004, 05:13 AM   #10
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Well I was unaware of the A and U-status, and I think that I am not the only one.

What about a section in the user-cp to manage a users own threads? Maybe it would let people be more aware of that option.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:37 AM   #11
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I may look into implementing this feature in a future version of the code, but for now I really think the cons outweigh the pros.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:40 AM   #12
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Sounds good.

This feature had only been implemented in this forum(Website Q n S). And only the original poster can modify the status of his thread.

Here is the discussion I had with folks.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=136002
 
  


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