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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    This seems quite simple to me, I've seen a few mods say they don't mind editing solved into a title, a search will show this..
    Solved

    So like anything I bet if the demand exceeds the time spent to do it a solution will be found. As for the tooing and frooing the minority isn't always wrong. The community is made up all waifs and strays those that see benefit those that don't nntp user and forum users alike.

    When viewing via todays posts via the web interface with update problems this will stop duplication. But as few have mentioned its not a solution, it will be self policed just as thread drift and necro posting is. No one is implying a a policy to mark threads solved..

    I personally find it demeaning that we're not allowed to edit and yes I know the reasons, but many reasons rest on 2 things I'd like to think the majority of forum users have some maturity so would rule out one(Also would expect them to be banned). Then solved could be edited in.(But this is just my opinion and I accept that)
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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    pjotr123 adjusted his/her AFDB on Monday 03 Aug 2009 10:56 to write:

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    > It would make the forum more efficient. The quicker you can find a good
    > solution for your problem, the better. :-)
    >
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    I do not think it would make it much easier to find a solution as ( as I see
    it ) you would be asking for a double search criteria?

    such as:

    nvidia drivers solved

    Now the results might get you to a page with thousands of results if all
    solved posts have been marked as such, if you take into account the amount
    of posts on these fora over say 6 months the solved base would be massive.

    You would then still need to narrow down you search for your specific card
    model ( geforce, tnt, etc...) plus the version of SuSE 10.3 upwards, kernel
    versions....

    The variables huge.

    If you just entered a single search pattern of something like:

    solved Nvidia gfx8800 composting not enabled on boot with OpenSuSeE11.2rc4
    kernel 2.6.31


    You would not get any results.


    So now where do you go?

    Instead you can just go to the forum and look yourself or ask which is a lot
    quicker.

    Also do not forget the burden put on the moderators, this would involve them
    reading every single thread and all pots in that thread to see if the solved
    was in fact correct and then marking it so.

    Now these guys/gals who moderate do not get paid they are people like me and
    you and do it in their own free time for the love of it ( trust me I know )
    many will not think of looking at a thread that they have limited knowledge
    of, for example I know very little about wireless on linux I have it and it
    works because I bought an adaptor that I knew was supported so I do not
    answer in that group, I do look at some of the posts to further my personal
    knowledge but that is it, so why should a moderator "have" to spend time
    reading threads he/she has no input on instead getting on and helping where
    they are good and saving there valuable time.

    HTH

    Take care.


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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    * pjotr123 wrote, On 08/03/2009 11:56 AM:
    > It would make the forum more efficient. The quicker you can find a good
    > solution for your problem, the better. :-)
    >


    As Jim said, just tell a mod when a thread has been solved and we'll mark it as such.

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    At least someone who looks for a solution would narrow it's search down to those that were marked as solved. That would make life easier for all contributors also
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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 07:15:23 +0000, goldie wrote:

    > lets face it: most (many?) people will NOT search the forums for
    > existing forum policy decisions *or* solutions..


    That's kinda my point. :-)

    Jim

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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 02:26:01 +0000, consused wrote:

    > That's a bit OTT (IMO). It's come up before, but hardly monthly.


    8 threads in the past year...
    Oops. That's gotta be worth a couple of these

    (three may be a little OT, but I mentioned a couple).

    I can't believe how much naysaying and contrived "what if's" are coming from people who won't use it anyway. It doesn't have to be all or nothing, surely.

    As @BBR said:
    At least someone who looks for a solution would narrow it's search down to those that were marked as solved. That would make life easier for all contributors also
    He does a fair amount of "Help" section posting.
    And that's kinda my point.

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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 17:26:01 +0000, consused wrote:

    > I can't believe how much naysaying and contrived "what if's" are coming
    > from people who won't use it anyway. It doesn't have to be all or
    > nothing, surely.


    Adding a "solved" qualifier is used to restrict a search in order to find
    answers to problems. If the "solved" qualifier doesn't help find actual
    answers, then it's use is very limited.

    That's not particularly a matter of opinion, that's a matter of fact. If
    you have a term/flag/whatever that is used to restrict a search and the
    term isn't used consistently, then the term/flag/whatever has little to
    no value.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    An existing way would be to start adding solved as a tag along with what the thread is about. Then people could just search tags for solved and any search term they are looking for.

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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 23:16:01 +0000, 69 rs ss wrote:

    > An existing way would be to start adding solved as a tag along with what
    > the thread is about. Then people could just search tags for solved and
    > any search term they are looking for.


    Yeah, that would work similarly, but only as well as the community
    actually follows that idea - but if the idea isn't followed consistently
    then people searching would end up doing two searches - first with the
    solved tag, and second without it when they find no results because the
    poster in a thread where the issue was solved didn't tag it as such.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Mark topic as solved?

    Also raised here:

    New category proposal: security - openSUSE Forums

    1 vote from me for solved threads.
    Whatever the consequences are, but we have to accept it will help users somehow. It has no -ve points, except +ve points it have.
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