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    Can't mark threads as SOLVED

    Why can't I edit the first post of threads I initiated and write SOLVED in the title?

    Or there is another way that I'm not aware of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FernandoBasso View Post
    Or there is another way that I'm not aware of?
    AFAIK..No
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    Quote Originally Posted by manasij7479 View Post
    AFAIK..No
    I strongly disagree with such policy. For example, when I try to find a solution for a problem on the internet, such as an compiler warning or error, and I see threads marked as solved, it is very likely that that threat is worth reading.

    It also avoids people trying to help read a thread that is already solved, thus enabling them not to waste time.

    Probably the forum administrators don't want people to change the contents of thread after answers have been made to it, because answers might lose their context. It this case, a 'Mark thread as solved' could be implemented in the Thread Tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FernandoBasso View Post
    It this case, a 'Mark thread as solved' could be implemented in the Thread Tools.
    If you think it is technically feasible with the current Forum software... feel free to point that out to our Webmaster .
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    Quote Originally Posted by FernandoBasso View Post
    For example, when I try to find a solution for a problem on the internet, such as an compiler warning or error, and I see threads marked as solved, it is very likely that that threat is worth reading.
    I go for the "solved" threads first too, and it is a good general indicator. But there are some pitfalls: namely, it's not unusual for someone to believe their problem is solved when it isn't.

    I think the ideal solution would be to have a tick box so the OP could mark a thread as solved pending moderator approval. Unfortunately, I've never seen such a system anywhere, so I doubt it exists for vBulletin. Seems like a good suggestion for them tho.

    Probably the forum administrators don't want people to change the contents of thread after answers have been made to it, because answers might lose their context.
    I don't think that would be a serious problem, and a "solved" thread should not be a closed thread. Even if the specific problem really is solved, there could be value in further comments.
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    I don't know if the forum software can do this or not... but a link at the bottom of the first message, available only to the OP could mark the thread solved and then flip over to remove the mark so the OP can revive the thread if need be.

    A "solved" marker should not prevent new posts in a thread... as we see here quite often, discussions tend to continue past the OP getting his answer.

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    On another vbulletin setup that I post at, there is a "mark threads resolved" link under thread tools. Unfortunately, many newcomers do not use it because they did not know it existed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    On another vbulletin setup that I post at, there is a "mark threads resolved" link under thread tools. Unfortunately, many newcomers do not use it because they did not know it existed.
    Perhaps if it was at the bottom of the message, next to the reply link?

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