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Old 01-18-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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Thread status?


I am baffled at reading the status of threads in this forum. What exactly do the various symbols such as U and A stand for?

And why is a status not available for threads in other forums?

-Shashank
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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A=Answeed
U=Unanswered
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Thread status?

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I am baffled at reading the status of threads in this forum. What exactly do the various symbols such as U and A stand for?

And why is a status not available for threads in other forums?

-Shashank
This is sort of a testing grounds. When you start a thread you have the ability to tell whether its been answered or still unanswered.

U = Unanswered

A = Answered

It has not been implemented into the other forums at this time.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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Cool. Thanks for making that clear dear mods

but, there seems to be a problem as all the threads are still marked as U except for one which is marked A.

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Old 01-18-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
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Cool. Thanks for making that clear dear mods

but, there seems to be a problem as all the threads are still marked as U except for one which is marked A.
Well like I said, the thread starter is the one who marks it as Answered or Unsanswered. Most probably don't know its there, etc.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:24 AM   #6
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OK. So now I know.

I just could not interpret your post correctly

This feature is really cool and once this is implemented in all the forums, the rules should have an addition: Asking the thread starters to mark their thread accordingly.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:32 AM   #7
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Based on the test run I would say this will not be implemented in the other forums and it will eventually be removed from this forum.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:40 AM   #8
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Based on the test run I would say this will not be implemented in the other forums and it will eventually be removed from this forum.

--jeremy
Good, I didn't really find it necessary and it would most likely get overlooked, not used the majority of the time.

Also if someone marks their thread as Answered, this might prevent others from contributing to the thread, even though its been Answered, sometimes members can come up with alternate answers or other helpful information, etc.

Good call Jeremy!

Cheers.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:36 AM   #9
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Based on the test run I would say this will not be implemented in the other forums and it will eventually be removed from this forum.

--jeremy
I never even noticed it in the first place, so I won't miss it when it's gone.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 12:22 PM   #10
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I have to disagree with you trickykid. See, if i find a thread interesting, i browse through it, irrespective of how many replies it has. So, when reading through the posts i find that some point has been missed out, i mention it.

The fact that a problem has been answered or not would not prevent people from posting themselves. But, what do i know.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 07:07 PM   #11
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The fact that a problem has been answered or not would not prevent people from posting themselves. But, what do i know.
Some don't even reply cause there are already replies to threads/questions. I think if most would see a flag saying the question has been answered, then some wouldn't even bother even reading the thread.

Unless your speaking for all 90k + members we have here, I don't think all are going to think like you do.

The only real good I would see though is it would cut down on the "echo" responses some give, just basically repeating what others have said already ( don't count the ones minutes apart from one another ) and also it would help poeple when searching to find questions that apparently got an answer that worked which might help them out as well, shedding light that it will work for them as well.

Other than that, I see no use out of the system and will not miss it once its gone.

Regards.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 12:10 AM   #12
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Yes that might become a problem. But i cant help the thinking of those who would not view a thread just because it has already been replied to.

I say if you are interested in the topic go for it. But that's just the way i feel.

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