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[SOLVED] Indicator that Thread has Answer

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June 20, 2008, 02:10 PM
[SOLVED] Indicator that Thread has Answer
Kathleen and Kerry;

Is there a way with the forum software to put an indicator on a thread that an answer to the original question is posted in the thread?

It would be great to be able to look at a list of threads an see an icon of some sort next to the thread Topic name indicating a thread has a solution in it. Some threads never get resolved but most do, I think. Instead of having to read through the thread and find no solution this would help a lot. The person who started the thread would be the one to flip the flag to indicate a solution was received.

Another thought would be if the actual post in the thread that has the solution could be highlighted in some way, maybe a change in background color.

Just a couple of thoughts to pass on the the vendor.

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June 22, 2008, 10:27 PM
One thing that I've seen used on a number of other boards is for the original poster to edit the title to include [SOLVED] or some such in the title of the thread.

Not as elegant as Mickey's suggestion, but doesn't need any extra coding.



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June 23, 2008, 05:04 AM
The only alternative to stu's suggetsion i can make (but which will involve lots of extra code) is that you introduce an 'Experts-exchange' style 'Accepted Answer' flag...

if someones suggestion works click an icon to accept it as the answer to the question. then include that flag as a search parameter - but as i say muchos codos!

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June 25, 2008, 11:44 AM

Succinct and to the point. Excellent!

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June 25, 2008, 12:08 PM
I did not know you could do this if you started the thread. I changed this one and it works. I like this idea. Maybe we can spread the word.

The only thing missing is the ability to flag the particular post that solved the issue or answered the question.



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