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Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:40 PM

I propose a topic solved button!

Here's why, first it makes searching for true issues a little easier, topics solved can be marked on the index of that forum. Second, it should be a button that only the topic starter (or a moderator) can utilize. I don't know much php, but it seems that a simple if.. else could work the button visibility

if( userName == topicStarter || userName == modStatus && topicStatus == false ){ solvedButton.setVisible( true )}

I realize that this is not actual code, and there are a lot more components to this that I must stop before I show more of my ignorance, but I just wanted to suggest it as an enhancement, and I wanted to know what others thought about it...

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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:45 PM

i propose you post this in the correct forum!
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:46 PM

rofl! Moved.
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:55 PM

**back to topic**

i would appreciate a button like that
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:59 PM

But then you need to explain how you solved it.
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:03 PM

View PostToxicterror, on 28 Apr, 2009 - 11:55 PM, said:

**back to topic**

Back off topic... I thoroughly enjoy your avatar!

View Postfirebolt, on 28 Apr, 2009 - 11:59 PM, said:

But then you need to explain how you solved it.

I'm pretty sure that he means if someone else helped out & the conversation is now "solved".

My 2 on this idea is that it doesn't fit Dream In Code's style. On almost any forum that I see the "topic solved", it closes the discussion, & really chases off the idea to carry on a conversation. Sure the problem is solved, but the problem isn't all that there is. A lot of times, even though the initial situation has been dealt with, new ideas emerge, developers pass discussion, it's really a wonderful thing. There is communication, a connection, a community. "Topic solved" says "nothing to see here, move along".

Again, that's just my opinion.
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:07 PM

We could follow Experts Exchange model (Though the vast majority of DIC users loathe EE they have a good policy in place for situations like this one). Also, StackOverFlow has a similar setup program where those who's answer are picked get "reputation points" on the number of solutions (accepted ones) that they offer.

Just something to look at :) And my 2
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:35 PM

could be done with an easy if statement
 
// Board part
if (topic solved) /* print out *solved* behind the title or so */
// Topic part
if (user is creator or mod) /*show that button */



i wouldnt think it would be a good idea to close it, just to tell the others that its solved in the title or so

my 4!!!
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:18 AM

Well it depends if you solved it or someone else solved it for you.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:33 AM

yea but only the creator can say if it is solved for him or not
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:00 AM

I meant, following up on #2's comments.
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:57 AM

Obviously we don't want the topic to be locked to any follow up questions or learning experiences due to a topic being solved, so yeah just because a topic is solved doesn't mean it should be closed.

Oh yeah btw sorry for the post in the wrong section, didn't know where else to put it.

I also realize that many new commers, or absent-minded programmers would and could forget to click the Topic Solved button, that is why I suggested that a moderator have the power to do that as well. I don't know about a point system, on this but that actually sounds like a good idea. Although it replaces the voluntary Thank you system which would basically mean that you automatically get your thanks when your solution provides the topic solved mark
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

I think the user/mod should be able to put a check mark or something in the title so others know that the problem is solved. Then you don't have to read fifty solved posts. ( I know you don't have to read them at all but, then unsolved topics will be easier to spot )
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:55 PM

exactly what the purpose of this button should be
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Re: Topic Solved Button

Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:06 PM

Great suggestions all around and many have been made at http://dreamincode.uservoice.com.

We'll be incorporating several of these ideas in the next version of DIC. :)

Thanks!
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