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Old 03-03-2005, 01:04 AM   #1
alagenchev
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posts with answers, but no solution


I just read the post about threads with 0 replies and remembered a recent experience of mine. I had a thread about a problem I have with gmplayer:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=290672

That thing has 18 replies, but the solution was never found. This creates 2 problems. One is that most of the people will see the thread, look at the posts and assume that the problem was fixed and move on to the next thread, without even reading the posts and attempting to help. The other problem comes when a new user reads the whole thing before realizing that a solution was never found. My suggestion is to put like a button or something that could flag somehow threads that ended up with a solution to the problem. This will take care of both issues.
I dunno I just think it's a cool idea. I was just really getting frustrated after reading posts with similar problems that never came to a meaningful end. My 1c
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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I know I haven't done my share of posting here yet, but this seems like an extremely good idea. I don't know how many times I've read 15 pages of posts in other forums before I realized it was going no where.

bugzilla has a status flag for problems, it's a fairly easy progression to say that forums should have a flag that can be controlled by the first poster.

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Old 03-03-2005, 01:43 AM   #3
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=291893
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:54 AM   #4
hubcapboy
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I know I haven't done my share of posting here yet, but this seems like an extremely good idea. I don't know how many times I've read 15 pages of posts in other forums before I realized it was going no where.

bugzilla has a status flag for problems, it's a fairly easy progression to say that forums should have a flag that can be controlled by the first poster.

g
 
Old 03-03-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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Yes, I agree that this does sound good. In principle. Our problem is that a number (quite a large number) of members abandon their posts fairly early on. They don't even post back to say "don't bother it's fixed" or "thanks, that helped", or even "never mind, it's not important any more".

One of the responses may help, but we only know if people tell us.
 
  


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