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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?
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I [APPROVED]

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[quote name='Haggis' timestamp='1358781999' post='595468206']
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?
[/quote]

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.
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IP.Board 3.4 [url="http://community.invisionpower.com/blog/1174/entry-8192-ipboard-34-dev-update-best-answer-feature/"]has a feature[/url] 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:
[quote name='Redmak' timestamp='1357812487' post='595444460']
Until this list is a bit shorter [url="http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/bugs.html/_/ip-board/"]http://community.inv...tml/_/ip-board/[/url]

We may upgrade when 3.4.2 is released
[/quote]
[url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1130088-ip-board-34/"]http://www.neowin.ne...88-ip-board-34/[/url]

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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.

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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1358783328' post='595468250']
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.
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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.

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:busted:

Always could use that.
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One vote against auto-closure.

The idea is nice though.

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]
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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.
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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.

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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
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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

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so when yo gonna updrayde???

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

u get all poinks
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[quote name='Haggis' timestamp='1358781999' post='595468206']
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?
[/quote]

well rather than have it close the topic there and then why not make it generate some sort of flag for mods to see and they'll decide weather the thread needs closing or not?

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[quote name='Haggis' timestamp='1358791871' post='595468574']
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
[/quote]

Sometimes there is more than 1 solution to a tech problem and in your or any scenario, personally, I would go through all 5 threads and make a uniformed decision. The feature will mainly promote search engine hits, where someone may find an answer useful or not and along. You can say this is true even without a solved button but I think that sometimes promotes people to sign up and involve themselves in a discussion rather than glean over an answer, never to return again.

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1358797435' post='595468824']
yall get this and expertsexchange wont has a chance u get bettereys then thems do's.

u get all poinks
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as the great professor Farnsworth once said. Did anyone else see that or did my brain just stroke out for a second.
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Sounds like a by-product of the high post count syndrome.

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Could always (if possible I guess it might be), allow the user to change the Title only so they could update it to [Solved] instead of closing the topic. All editing rights for topic etc, would still remain appropriate to membership level though.

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[quote name='Colin McGregor' timestamp='1358798934' post='595468894']
as the great professor Farnsworth once said. Did anyone else see that or did my brain just stroke out for a second.
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Yep, reread it 3 times, not sure what language it is but I'd love a pound of what Remixed is on! :D

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[quote name='Medfordite' timestamp='1359004464' post='595475020']
Could always (if possible I guess it might be), allow the user to change the Title only so they could update it to [Solved] instead of closing the topic. All editing rights for topic etc, would still remain appropriate to membership level though.
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That does rely on the users to actually do that, which many won't bother/remember/come back to the thread after their question is answered.

[quote name='JJ_' timestamp='1358798148' post='595468848']
Sometimes there is more than 1 solution to a tech problem and in your or any scenario, personally, I would go through all 5 threads and make a uniformed decision. The feature will mainly promote search engine hits, where someone may find an answer useful or not and along. You can say this is true even without a solved button but I think that sometimes promotes people to sign up and involve themselves in a discussion rather than glean over an answer, never to return again.
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Have you ever worked full-time and looked after an incredibly popular forum? I know I've done it with a full time job on a forum that wasn't even a quarter as popular as this and you just don't have the time to do such manual grunt work.

I don't think the influx in people signing up would be really worth it, to be honest. You get traffic by having content, you keep that traffic by having great content.

Add '[SOLVED]' to the title and leave the thread open. Job done. Or leave it, it's not that big a deal - are there any other mods who have an opinion?
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another vote for solved/resolved button?

[url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1133462-ubuntu-1204-jockey-error/page__p__595487810#entry595487810"]http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1133462-ubuntu-1204-jockey-error/page__p__595487810#entry595487810[/url]

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