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kayakman 11-08-2012 09:32 AM

Suggestion: Posts Solved - Not Solved but ....
 
Just wondering if there could be other choices for: Solved Posts

Along with: Solved maybe add: Not Resolved but no more help needed.

What do you think?

Snark1994 11-08-2012 10:07 AM

This thread would be better off in LQ Suggestions and Feedback - I've reported it to be moved there.

In what sort of case would you imagine people using this?

kooru 11-11-2012 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kayakman (Post 4824987)
Just wondering if there could be other choices for: Solved Posts

Along with: Solved maybe add: Not Resolved but no more help needed.

What do you think?

Or "Solved but looking for more alternatives" :)

jeremy 11-14-2012 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snark1994 (Post 4825020)
In what sort of case would you imagine people using this?

I'd be curious about this as well. The main benefit of allowing a member to mark a thread as solved is that it serves to let other members know a solution has been reached and to allow members to search only for threads that have reached resolution (or exclude them, based on what they are trying to accomplish). What benefit do you see to having an intermediate option?

--jeremy

impert 11-14-2012 03:37 PM

"Workaround found" might be useful.

kayakman 11-17-2013 12:11 PM

Just wondering if there could be other choices for: Solved Posts Along with: Solved maybe add: Not
 
SOLVED. Okay, thanks for the replies. This is now closed/SOLVED.
John

jefro 11-17-2013 06:42 PM

Good question.

Randicus Draco Albus 11-18-2013 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kayakman (Post 5066181)
SOLVED. Okay, thanks for the replies. This is now closed/SOLVED.
John

?
What was the solution? Answering Jeremy's question would go a long way to "solving" this thread. To that end, a label indicating the problem has a successful work-around, but not a resolution, might be useful for those searching for solutions, but would need to be unambiguous so as not to be confused with containing a/the solution.
Does that make sense?

aus9 11-18-2013 07:23 AM

Hi

Yes like the OP I can think there are some alternatives that might offer better transparency.
CAPITALS is my puny attempt to show possible new entrants?

SOLVED often is used by members to search for an error they have and looking for the solution

WORK-A-ROUND or quick fix, is not a permanent solution. I can think of a good example with my router which currently has the latest firmware but borks unless I have a certain setting
eg http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...t=2006802&p=13 ----reply 3

PLEASE IGNORE ---OP asked a question, not given a correct solution but has moved on to a different distro, so SOLVED is wrong
no WORK-A-ROUND etc

---some times in real life, we could say the OP has lost interest. And OP wants readers not to waste any more time on it.


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