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Old 05-07-2004, 12:04 PM   #61
acker
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I know someone said before to have a image or something to know if the question was answered, but... I'll say it too. I am new to this forum and i don't really have to much time to answer questions, neither the knowledge to do this but I believe that gurus ( ) or the ones that are *really* good at linux should not waste time reading some questions with simple answers (for me). My suggestion is that one who posts a question should click a button so everyone should know that he is still interested in finding the answer. The time interval should be a day or two (or whatever).
Another thing: maybe will be interested to find the answer too even if they haven't posted that question. So, they should click that magic button too. Also, a list of this users could be posted (in case someone clicks that button everyday, even if he is not interested in that subject, just to annoy users). This is just a suggestions, haven't thought at it too much. (i do not have too much brain time allocated for me )

LQ is a lot better than most #linux... IRC channels, and you can get the answer quickly, from true linux fans. Keep up the good work.

acker
 
Old 05-08-2004, 03:11 AM   #62
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What I said was that the results should be shown, before you've voted but I guess that (as david_ross said) people would vote with the masses rather than expressing their own opinion

Sorry about that
Jon
 
Old 05-13-2004, 05:36 AM   #63
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This may be a big 'ask', but I get the '0' replies e-mail everyday, but ... I would really like to know which LQ Forum the question was asked in.

If others would like this as well, would it be a major problem to include this info. It would save me from loading questions concerning distributions that I have no experience or interest in.

Thanks for your kind consideration
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:43 AM   #64
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Quote:
Originally posted by Muzzy
Hi,

I'd like to be able to see a list of the newest threads... not the newest *posts* since I was last on. I find frequently that I have to sift through many threads that I have seen before because someone has posted to them since I last checked. Is this possible?

Thanks,
Mark.

Hello,

I really think this is a great idea - so here his another "vote" in it's favour.

Another thing, which I've asked about some time ago. There seems to be a bug with the "0 reply threads" link in the Subscribed Threads section on the User CP. The link only shows up when there are new posts to subscribed threads, but not when there are none. So, when I have no new posts on my subscribed threads, I have to click the "Home" button, and then the "Forum" button on LQ's home page, and then I can access the "View Threads with 0 Replies" link on the Forums page. Just a tad awkward Or it would've been if I hadn't bookmarked the action=norepliesall link directly.

Well, anyway, there is a bug.

Cheers!
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:07 AM   #65
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minrich, the 0 replies email has been updated. Thanks for the suggestion.

Bebo, the bug should now be fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:15 AM   #66
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Thanks Jeremy, I look forward to being more productive!
 
Old 05-13-2004, 11:35 AM   #67
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Reading about 'magic buttons' suggestions makes me think about yet another button.
What about a 'resolved' (meaning that ppl found a solution) button, mark, or status on a thread, when the issue being posted was happily addressed. This, to make easier for ppl searching for answers to find actually resolved issues. Because is very common, when searching for how to solve this or that, you have to read through many posts, and a lot of them never got to a solution or didn't get enough replies.

Thus, you could even filter in the search fields something like 'conexant modem' mixed with 'search only resolved threads'

Cheers
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:23 PM   #68
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Is posting "I second that" valid posting?
If it is : Consider me having posted that.
If it isn't : See line above.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 02:03 PM   #69
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We've tried this in the past and it didn't work out as well in practice as it sounds in theory (for many reasons).

--jeremy
 
Old 05-13-2004, 02:22 PM   #70
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hey RockmanExe,

check out

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=thread+status
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=thread+status
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=thread+status

This magic button is still active in this forum. Thread starters can actually mark their threads.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 04:29 PM   #71
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Glad to know it wasn't just me who thought about it
I'm still thinking it's a good idea, however it could require more commitment and responsability from us the members, to keep on marking the threads... anyway

Regards
 
Old 05-14-2004, 03:36 AM   #72
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yes, that is the problem, not all members are aware of this facility and not many use it.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 02:23 PM   #73
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This answered/unanswered thing is actually great. I do think however it is put in the wrong place, at the left side of the board. Wouldn't it be more convenient if it would be a row after the first two rows (the evelope and icon)? That way it would catch more attention.
Same as for the u/a which is more difficult to skip through than an image or a different colour.
Also, a reminder when a user posts to not to forget to set the flag to answered if the problem is solved would be interesting for people not yet knowing about the funtion.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 05:33 AM   #74
ChristophThoel
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Rules for asking questions

Recently I tried to open a new thread (ask a new question) in the new
SuSE Linux distribution forum. My post was rejected (AFTER having typed in quite a lot of text) on the grounds that "I had not reached the 5
posts minimum to be allowed to start a new thread", a rule which "should
protect LinuxQuestions against spam".

Suggestions:
It would be nice to have a complete text about the rules,
easily accessible somewhere on the LinuxQuestions web page.
In particular I would like to know how the posts are counted.

I would also appreciate if the refusal to start a new thread would be
given immediately when somebody STARTS typing in his question.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:54 AM   #75
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ChristophThoel, I apologize for the inconvenience. The measure is in place to help prevent spamming. You now have > 5 posts and can include URL's in your threads.

--jeremy
 
  


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