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.This message has been edited. Last edited by: mgrackin,
FOCUS/WebFOCUS 1990 - 2011
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.
WebFOCUS 8.2.03 (8.2.06 in testing)
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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