Let the OP mark a thread solved

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    Lightbulb Let the OP mark a thread solved

    It was OP, thread opener. Let the OP mark his/her thread as solved when he/she feels saticefied with the answers. For example we can see a sign behind the solved thread on the board. So we wont enter that thread.
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    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...e+thread+title

    is the closest hack for vBulletin that can do that... their is a older version that does what you are talking about, but it is for the 2.x version of vBulletin, and we are running 3.5.4

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    If the current setup remains unchanged, that would be tough to do for any thread that is older than 24 hours - IIRC, there is a 24 hour limit on being able to edit a post.

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    I know of vBulletin 3 boards with this feature, but it could be a local hack.
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    A "thank you everyone. It's working now" usually does the trick
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    He means from the forums page, not the thread. That way we don't have to go into the thread at all to see it's solved.

    The problem with this is... no one does it. In my forum life, as a member and moderator, I've come to one conclusion. You can't expect new members to do ANYTHING. If new members of this forum don't read the FAQs or even the rules for that matter... what's going to make them set their topic as solved?
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    Exactly No one does it... or only a few do it. And sometimes it's not of malice or forgetfulness. The OP may think he has the problem solved but always expects some more info may be added. He may fear that, by marking the thread as solved, people will lose interest.

    So... "Thanks everyone. It works now" is the best one can hope.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    This board runs 3.0.12, and they have "Mark Thread Resolved" as a thread tool. Two clicks and it marks the thread resolved my modifying the title and changing the thread icon.
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    There are plenty of threads created by those that aren't beginners, some even some pretty complex problems for experienced programmers. Those threads would definitely benefit from being marked "solved" for others to find the solution in--plus, those are the kinds of threads which the creator would take the time to mark.

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    Of course they figured it out. They're VB programmers and we're C programmers. They're so much more l33t than us.
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    Will marking it as "finished" stop thread bumping - nope.

    Will the countless people on 1 post who post their question, get their free cookie and then sod off bother to mark it "finished" - nope.

    Will the OP mark it "finished" as soon as they've got an answer which works for them, even if that answer is complete garbage (say being told to use gets()) - more than likely.

    I forsee it being just as useful(less) as the rarely used "rate this thread" feature.
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    There is a "rate this thread" feature?
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    I've never used that ... I only noticed it the other day I think.

    However, there are lots of people on these boards with more than 1 post who would use the 'thread solved', indicator if it was there. I think it would be a great idea, even if it wasn't used by all!!!!!

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    It's not something you could see and a standardized behavior. It would not help in any way.

    Some threads would be marked solved and new posts would show up defeating the purpose and in fact contradicting it.

    Some threads would not be marked solved and yet they were.

    Some threads would be marked solved, they would have indeed be solved.

    So let's say, for argument's sake, only 1 out of 3 threads will be coherent with the "Solved" feature.

    Why bother then?
    Last edited by Mario F.; 07-20-2006 at 11:19 AM.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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