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Re: Marking nodes as solved?

by webfiend (Vicar)
on Aug 14, 2007 at 23:32 UTC ( #632620=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Marking nodes as solved?

I think adding an Update paragraph to your original post would be an effective way to both mark something as solved and to indicate which solution you used. Once a question is posted it partly becomes an opportunity for the Monks to flex their muscles and demonstrate better / faster / stronger solutions. There will almost definitely be numerous solutions in a short order, each with varying degrees of effectiveness and insanity. My problem with a simple "solved" toggle is that it provides no context about which solution you used. Updating your original post can provide that context without requiring another input for the form.

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Re^2: Marking nodes as solved?
by suaveant (Parson) on Aug 15, 2007 at 14:19 UTC
    Yeah, but it is really finding the nodes in need of further help that drove me to post. There could be better ways to bring that about.

                    - Ant
                    - Some of my best work - (1 2 3)

      Perhaps the OP could instead have a way to mark nodes as unsolved. A checkbox on the edit page to flag as 'Unsolved' and an 'Unsolved Nodes' option in Super Search. It would encourage the resolution of long standing problems. Not going to make an overworked db any happier though. :-)

      bassplayer

        Yeah... that might work, and have it automatically unset after each new posting maybe... or just be really obnoxious if it hasn't been unset... make them respond as to whether the flag can be removed after each post. That would keep people from forgetting to unset.

                        - Ant
                        - Some of my best work - (1 2 3)

Re^2: Marking nodes as solved?
by jettero (Monsignor) on Aug 15, 2007 at 14:55 UTC
    I'm a big fan of the update paragraph.

    The ++/-- votes already serve the purpose of rating and a solved checkbox isn't going to really add anything to the thread that an edit-and-updated paragraph wouldn't.

    Perhaps there should be a js button that you can click to add:

    updated 8/15/7: Thanks you guys! jettero's answer was correct.

    But even that is silly since we can all type to have been able to post here in the first place.

    -Paul

      That won't really help with the search problem, though. I agree with the OP ... a way to search for unsolved mysteries would be nice...

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