I am pretty sure this has been discussed at least somewhat, but I really do think it would be nice to have a facility to mark head nodes in SOPW as solved (and possibly exhausted), then either allow filtering or mark posts or both. Not only would this improve searching for answers to ones problems; I also think it would help getting solutions.
I often poke through newest nodes only to find that many of them have been answered satisfactorily, whereas nodes that fall off that page get a lot less attention. I wouldn't mind going back, but so many questions get solved by others it often becomes a lesson in futility. Of course it also leads to people reposting questions.
What we need is for solved questions to be marked as such. Sure, it'd be an imperfect system, but it would be something. Give the asker an option to check solved or exhausted (given up, whatever) and make it annoying not to check them off after a while.
I think it would really help the data flow. Thoughts?
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