Forum Suggestion to improve helping people

Discussion in 'Feedback Forum' started by zvit, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

    Nov 3, 2009
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    It would be nice if windows7forums had a rule like on other help forums, where if your problem is solved, you must edit the subject of your original post and add the word [SOLVED] in it so people can easily see which problems were solved. (Or you can make a button for the post starter to click on "SOLVED" and the post would be marked as solved)

    I sometimes have time on my hands and like to browse around and answering problems people haven't solved yet. Problem is, the only way I can know for sure that the problem hasn't been solved (without constant entering and reading posts) is if it has 0 responses.

    I would like to be able to see right away topics that weren't solved yet so I can save time and go straight to them and help.

    My 2 cents.
  2. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

    Jul 6, 2009
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    It would certainly assist, but not resolve your query.
    The only person who could properly assess a thread as solved, would be the op. In many cases, when solutions have been offered, the op does not comment. Another problem I have encountered, no less on this site, is the gatecrashing of threads by another poster, with a similar, but maybe not quite, problem. The moderators rarely step in on forums to advise the poster to start a thread, so you are stuck with "solved for who?"
    Best approach, which is the one I use, is to subscribe to the thread with help or even a comment, inorder to track the help and, secondly, look at new posts when you enter the site.
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    While Zvit's suggestion to give users the ability to mark their threads 'SOLVED' would be useful to problem solvers, RAK's point is also good.
    #3 cybercore, Jul 5, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Unfortunately, it's not that simple ATM.
    Only administrators can rename threads, or changed the prefixes of them, so users AND moderators can't mark a thread as solved.
    We'll mention this to Mike, right Cybercore? :)

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