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Harlin 06-20-2005 06:06 PM

Threads - A way to close them out
 
When threads are solved or problems are fixed, is there a way to mark the thread as completed if you're the creator of the thread?

Thanks,

Harlin Seritt

titanium_geek 06-20-2005 06:33 PM

look in this forum- (it is ONLY in this forum) and you can see the answered button (unless they removed it). This was intended to be what you are suggesting, but nobody used it (hardly).

I can't see any difference when I click answered however. is there one?

titanium_geek

Harlin 06-20-2005 07:13 PM

Yeah I see it, thanks for pointing it out to me. I wouldn't think it would be so useful here as this is a suggestion/opinion/general site information forum. Rather, I think it would be useful in the "Help" sections. Just a penny's worth of thought.

Thanks,

Harlin Seritt

titanium_geek 06-20-2005 07:26 PM

my thoughts exactly- this has been asked and expounded before- search the site.

titanium_geek

Satriani 06-29-2005 09:45 AM

I agree with Harlin! It would be very helpfull to have some sort of "SOLVED" button to let others know that the problem is solved. (In the help sections of course...)
The thread-starter could then mark the thread as solved.
Of course as mentioned by others, it's only usefull if people actually use it, but if the option is there, i think (hope) people will use it...

Anyways, LQ rocks, and it will rock no matter what! Thanks to all of you for the patience and lessons!!

trickykid 06-29-2005 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Satriani
I agree with Harlin! It would be very helpfull to have some sort of "SOLVED" button to let others know that the problem is solved. (In the help sections of course...)
The thread-starter could then mark the thread as solved.
Of course as mentioned by others, it's only usefull if people actually use it, but if the option is there, i think (hope) people will use it...

Like mentioned, we have it here, we announced it, no one is using it so why implement it elsewhere when only 1% of the users would use it.. ;)

We have many come to find a quick answer and might never return.. or only return to ask, wait and recieve answer and move on.. there's no requirement for anyone to followup with a solution provided, though it would be nice if they did, but it will never be a requirement.

titanium_geek 06-29-2005 10:55 AM

Hey tricky, how about a trial in another forum- say linux-general. The reason many people don't use answered in this forum is because the questions aren't "life threatening" linux wise. I think anyway. Perhaps more people would use the function if there were "real" questions.

umm... and again, I really can't see any change to the thread on the thread list when it is clicked answered.

titanium_geek

XavierP 06-29-2005 12:16 PM

Looks like Jeremy removed it - you used to see a U by default and an A if you clicked the Answered button. No one used it, at all. In fact, I'd like to see the ratio of posts with a "that fixed it, thanks" in there against all posts.

titanium_geek 06-29-2005 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by XavierP
In fact, I'd like to see the ratio of posts with a "that fixed it, thanks" in there against all posts.
yeah. ditto. IS there a way to see it? how about a drive to get users to post a "that fixed it, thanks" if it did fix it? Similar to the zero replies drive/LQ wiki drive - how is that going btw?

titanium_geek

XavierP 06-29-2005 12:35 PM

The LQ Wiki Big Book of Statistics should help with that first part of question2. And at this time of writing, we have 24731 unanswered posts, and that went down with a screen refresh.

And the ratio of people who say thanks against the whole is very low, I would imagine.

Satriani 06-29-2005 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by trickykid
Like mentioned, we have it here, we announced it, no one is using it so why implement it elsewhere when only 1% of the users would use it.. ;)

I see your point, tricky, but i can honestly say, i miss the point of testing this option in this thread.
As titanium_geek said, why not give it a try in one of the question forums, like linux general...

If you got a "nice and shiny" button saying: "This fixed my problem!" i could imagine people actually clicking it.
The threads with 0 replies for example, it took me quite some time before i realized that is was there... (And I click it now.... but who am i...)

But i can see the point where you mention people coming in and out for a quick answer... (At least, thats how I got here.. But IMHO people are more triggered to click a "Fixed" button then, let's say, the Thanks button for affero...

titanium_geek 06-29-2005 02:34 PM

also, answered could mean "replied to" at which the user thinks: "hmmph. I KNOW that it's got a reply, why do I need to click it"

I want a "fixed button" in the Linux-general forum please- let's see what it does!

titanium-geek

ctkroeker 06-29-2005 02:49 PM

Yeah!
That would be really cool. As I have a couple of threads that Are old and hav been solved a long time ago. If they were marked as "solved" or something like that, it would be really great.

jeremy 06-29-2005 03:12 PM

At this point, we're not going to do further testing on this. The current implementation just isn't something I like. After the forum update we can explore some of the ideas that have been floating around.

--jeremy

ctkroeker 06-29-2005 03:45 PM

Ok, When will the Forum update be?


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