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#1 Haggis

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:26

Is there any possibility of having a Solved button so that if i ask a question and i get an answer to fix it then the OP can click SOLVED

this would append [SOLVED] to the topic title and close the topic

what do you think?


#2 Crisp

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:27

I [APPROVED]

#3 Colin McGregor

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:38

Is there any possibility of having a Solved button so that if i ask a question and i get an answer to fix it then the OP can click SOLVED

this would append [SOLVED] to the topic title and close the topic

what do you think?


sounds like an idea except for when it gets misused. Say I make a topic trolling and say (since this is neowin) Windows 8 sucks and I hate it. Then I hit solved and its locked so no one can comment but I still got to troll. So I would also like a button that appends Solved but closing the topic I think will get misused quick here.

#4 Yusuf M.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:46

IP.Board 3.4 has a feature that will allow the OP (or a moderator) to mark a post as the "best answer". A preview of the best answer will show up at the top of the thread with a link to the full post. I'm sure we'll use that feature once Neowin is upgraded to IPB 3.4.

As for when we'll upgrade:

Until this list is a bit shorter http://community.inv...tml/_/ip-board/

We may upgrade when 3.4.2 is released

http://www.neowin.ne...88-ip-board-34/

#5 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:48

I think this would be something a Mod would have to set. And then they could choose the best answer which then gets highlighted or linked to in the original post. I think that would remove any sort of abuse of the feature.

Sounds like a good idea to me. I don't think the thread needs to be closed though when it gets solved. There could be two answers to the same problem, which could get introduced at a later date.

#6 Yusuf M.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:57

I think this would be something a Mod would have to set. And then they could choose the best answer which then gets highlighted or linked to in the original post. I think that would remove any sort of abuse of the feature.

Sounds like a good idea to me. I don't think the thread needs to be closed though when it gets solved. There could be two answers to the same problem, which could get introduced at a later date.

The feature will be useful for troubleshooting so it would be limited to forums like the Hardware Hangout or Windows Discussion & Support. I don't think people would abuse it but if it does become an issue, it can easily be limited to moderators. Of course, that's assuming we let members have the ability to do it in the first place (which I have no issues with).

Please note that nothing has been decided yet other than the possibility of upgrading to IPB 3.4.2 when it's released. I'm merely a supervisor so I don't really know the inner-workings of Neowin as well as the admins and developers.

#7 Hum

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 16:01

:busted:

Always could use that.

#8 Glassed Silver

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 16:05

One vote against auto-closure.

The idea is nice though.

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#9 Steve B.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 17:17

Of course keeping the thread open would allow for discussion for those with similar issues who cannot use the best answer for one reason or another. This can have issues mind you, but who knows without practical application.

#10 JJ_

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 17:57

If this does get implemented it should only be activated on certain sub forums such as tech forums to prevent abuse. IMO I quite like the unique factor about Neowin as it is and a feature like this will turn Neowin into any other forum with the 'solved' feature such as tomshardware.com et. al. which I think suck as there is no real community feel about them so naturally, this doesn't get a yes vote from me.

#11 Uplift

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 17:58

stupid idea.. so what if it's solved? it does not mean it can't be discussed further, putting solved may make people skip the thread entirely... forums should promote discussion, this feature doesn't

#12 OP Haggis

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 18:11

the reason for it is that if i ask a question for example

How do i install a font on Fedora?

if there is 5 threads asking this and one says SOLVED it lets the user know thats prob the best bet

#13 remixedcat

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 19:24

so when yo gonna updrayde???

#14 Coagulated

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 19:41

I know this might sound really stupid... but why don't mods just put '[SOLVED]' at the start of the title? Granted it's much cooler with a button, and I'm sure a button could be added to amend the title... but why the need to close the thread?

#15 remixedcat

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 19:43

yall get this and expertsexchange wont has a chance u get bettereys then thems do's.

u get all poinks



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