How,if at all, can I mark a thread as solved? SOLVED!!

How,if at all, can I mark a thread as solved?

:open_mouth:

You can’t edit a post once 10 minutes has expired.

You can however add solved to the title in any reply you make - Like I just did
Of course I can mark your post solved and edit it whenever I want

On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 06:36:01 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

> How,if at all, can I mark a thread as solved?
>
> :open_mouth:

Please see the numerous discussions in the forums comments/suggestions
forums about this topic.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Moderator

Thanks,

and your point is well taken, but putting solved in the search brings up everything, and I am unfamiliar with the rest of the forum. Taking a while to get used to my new DISTRO, slowly but SURELY, and
too bad googling a problem with opensuse is not as successfull as with my old ubuntu but…

responces are fast and often awesome on SUSE forums!!!

Thanks to you all!

and I will follow your lead.lol!

and how does know when to mark the top post as in the whole thread solved… I just did this on another thread I solved but it doesn’t show it on the top post, or does it take a moderator or something to confirm it a little later??

or does it take a moderator
Indeed. :wink:

ack0329 wrote:
> too bad googling a problem with opensuse is not as successfull as with
> my old ubuntu but…

maybe that is because more people have more problems with Unbutu? or,
more of the people using openSUSE find their answer without generating
another place (new question thread) for google to look?

here is a tip for you when you are looking for an openSUSE specific
problem/solution: use the site specifier function of google by putting
this into your search string:

site:forums.opensuse.org

that will confine all searches to within these forums AND a huge
archive of past messages…

or, an even broader source (including the wiki and documentation) use

site:opensuse.org

if you are searching for a generic linux question, use the search
blank at http://www.google.com/linux

btw, happy you got the WINE working for ya…so, Have a lot of fun!


palladium

The whole thing about not marking a thread “Solved” has to do with openSuSE also using a newslist to distribute, and it breaks the thread there. Some day I’ll sit down and take a look at that and see if I can figure out an answer - some way to make a “solved” mark possible - when I get time.

I agree with you about openSuSE documentation not being easy to find. There is a lot more documentation then one realizes at first. The tip about using the domain to restrict the google search might help - I haven’t tried it, since I’ve bookmarked a number of pages. Like this one:
New User How To/FAQ (read only) - openSUSE Forums
Highly recommended by me - LOTS of links to all the documentation new Suse users need.

The difficulty of finding openSuSE docs in a general search is also something I intend to help rectify - when I get time <sigh>.

Cheers

Just a trivial question, would it be a solution to “tag” it solved. So user could filter for solved tags?

On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:16:01 +0000, stakanov wrote:

> Just a trivial question, would it be a solution to “tag” it solved. So
> user could filter for solved tags?

Yes, and that option has been suggested in the forums comments and
suggestions discussions in the past. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Moderator

Wow you guys are so fantastically thoughtful, great suggestions and you are making my day if not year from a struggling linux user.

I love the tips, and I am tomboying them all.

Thanks

Poor me, sorry Jim, was “driving by” and it just came to my mind. :shame:

On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:06:01 +0000, stakanov wrote:

> hendersj;2104887 Wrote:
>> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:16:01 +0000,
>>
>> Yes, and that option has been suggested in the forums comments and
>> suggestions discussions in the past. :slight_smile:
>>
>>
> Poor me, sorry Jim, was “driving by” and it just came to my mind.
> :shame:

Not a problem - it’s just the topic comes up so frequently (and now in
more than one place) and it’s all been discussed before - so I’m just
trying to redirect people to those previous discussions, that’s all. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Moderator

I have to add that I always search on google first then in the opensuse forums second, and the fact is…though forum responses in Suse are AWESOME!!!,

the search (at least how I am using it ) SUCKS.

It would be a huge blow to Ubuntu to match its searching functionality!

On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:06:01 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

> I have to add that I always search on google first then in the opensuse
> forums second, and the fact is…though forum responses in Suse are
> AWESOME!!!,
>
> the search (at least how I am using it ) SUCKS.
>
> It would be a huge blow to Ubuntu to match its searching functionality!

One of the things that was done in the configuration of the vBulletin
software here is to enable the SEO functionality, so you should be able
to leverage something like Google by restricting its search to the
forums.opensuse.org site.

The SEO functionality makes all messages/threads appear as a plain URL
(with an .html suffix), making them easier for search engines to search.

That should help with any searching - just use Google and add
“site:forums.opensuse.org” to the end of the search terms and see if that
helps your results.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Moderator

Thanks Jim for your conscientious responses, we are becoming well acquainted.!

Ok, the idea of putting
site:forums.opensuse.org, whenever I want to search google is fine but for a slow typer, awfully cumbersome. Is there a way to put it on a clipboard as a cut and paste default, or something similar?

Just a thought, Thanks;)

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:06:01 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

> Thanks Jim for your conscientious responses, we are becoming well
> acquainted.!
>
> Ok, the idea of putting
> site:forums.opensuse.org, whenever I want to search google is fine but
> for a slow typer, awfully cumbersome. Is there a way to put it on a
> clipboard as a cut and paste default, or something similar?
>
> Just a thought, Thanks;)

You could probably create a link with that as a default value - I haven’t
looked at that myself (as I’m a fairly quick typist myself <G>).

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Moderator

>> Is there a way to put it on a
>> clipboard as a cut and paste default, or something similar?

here, using firefox with a built in Google search block, when i
begin to type “site:f_____” up pops “site:forums.opensuse.org”
followed by the last search string there…so, all i have to do is
type “sit” press the TAB and edit the search string…

try it, FF is so kewl!


palladium

Doesn’t work on mine?

Odd as it seems to train for other things, perhaps with more than the 10 times or so that I have typed it it will learn.
Thanks for the tip.

ack0329 wrote:
> Doesn’t work on mine?

Menu > Edit > Preferences > Privacy, and place x in “Remember what I
enter in forms and the search bar” and then run up the number of days
it keeps your history [right above the remember check you just placed]
so that you type the site qualifier often enough that it is ‘remembered’


palladium