I am quite new to these forums & the openSUSE community however after being here for a couple of days I have found that the forums could benefit from having a ‘Solved’ status on certain types of threads.
Perhaps it will not be ideal for every category however could be beneficial to the technical parts and question answering parts of the forum. Obviously it wouldn’t be suited for the general chit chat forum, and could be difficult to implement but it is just a suggestion after all; I’m not telling you to implement it now or else.
I don’t know if this has been suggested before if it has I apologise.
Anyway’s thank you for taking the time to read this and by all means say what you think about it.
On 10/14/2012 11:46 AM, TomChinery wrote:
> I guess search before you post is one of those!
its not required but, depending on time of day and who is sleeping
where you might get the same quality advice now (from the same quality
‘guru’) as you would get 12 or 24 hours later when the quality s/he
floats through the forums again looking for frogs or princesses to kiss…
but, pay attention to where and how you search…because searching the
entire net for a linux answer you might find a perfect answer for
S.u.S.E. v 5.1 (answered in 1997) or the Ubuntu released last
week…both answers being exactly right for the question asked, but
totally wrong (and maybe damaging) to your 12.2.
so, have a look at the form i used to search–that is notice the “site
specifier” which narrowed Google now to just these forums…sometimes
i also use the term (say) “12.2” so i don’t likely get answers for 11.2
because MANY of those answers also will not be helpful for 12.2…
When you have seen one Linux, you have seen one Linux.
I’m wondering if it might be beneficial to use [SOLVED for 12.2] or whatever version you might be using, so that it might show better on searches and those on different versions can choose to skip over it without having to read the whole thread. Just something to consider.
Another reason we don’t do this is that most users won’t bother to come
back to say thanks, let alone mark their messages with a solved status.
Also, the forum staff is already busy answering questions, keeping spam
out, etc., and don’t want to take the time to go through and edit
messages to mark them solved. It’s something that has been discussed
couple of times and dismissed by the forum staff.
The easiest thing to do would be for the OP to come back and post a
follow up message letting everyone know if a proposed solution to the
issue did or did not solve it. If most posters were doing that, then
we may consider implementing a system to mark them solved.