+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
Comments and Suggestions Thread, Unanswered posts in EduGeek Stuff; When I used to frequent the Ubuntuforums, one of the most useful links they had on there was a link ...
  1. #1

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,529
    Thank Post
    513
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,862 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    822

    Unanswered posts

    When I used to frequent the Ubuntuforums, one of the most useful links they had on there was a link to 'unanswered posts'. This meant that those posts that sat without anyone noticing them would be easy to find and post answers to.

    Could this be introduced here?

  2. #2
    apoth0r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    1,221
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 180 Times in 132 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    I'll answer to remove the irony

  3. 5 Thanks to apoth0r:

    ICT_GUY (11th March 2010), localzuk (11th March 2010), matt40k (11th March 2010), powdarrmonkey (11th March 2010), tmcd35 (11th March 2010)

  4. #3
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    That could be scary, I am sure I have my fair share of unanswered brain farts of Edugeek.

  5. #4

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,575
    Thank Post
    834
    Thanked 873 Times in 726 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    324
    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    I'll answer to remove the irony
    I was thinking of the old Googlewhack paradox. As soon as you post that you've found one it's no longer a Googlewhack.

    Same here. I wanted to post to point out the irony - but doing so...

  6. #5

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    103
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    I'm glad someone else answered this post first, couldn't bring myself to do it - was enjoying the irony .

    I do think it would be a good idea though.

  7. #6

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,342
    Thank Post
    367
    Thanked 624 Times in 509 Posts
    Rep Power
    156
    Yes. Good idea.

  8. #7

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,717
    Thank Post
    1,267
    Thanked 1,639 Times in 1,096 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    504
    Whilst this is a good idea I also advocate removing General Chat posts from the main page so that less technical posts remain unanswered in the first place.

  9. 3 Thanks to sparkeh:

    ahuxham (11th March 2010), LosOjos (11th March 2010), witch (11th March 2010)

  10. #8

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,432
    Thank Post
    1,432
    Thanked 1,160 Times in 794 Posts
    Rep Power
    705
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Whilst this is a good idea I also advocate removing General Chat posts from the main page so that less technical posts remain unanswered in the first place.
    Agreed! I get involved in the general chat sometimes (not so much anymore) but some days (Friday in particular funnily enough) it's hard to get a technical question answered at all, and it's off to backwoods of 'New Posts' by Monday, never to be seen again...

  11. #9
    danrhodes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wath Upon Dearne
    Posts
    1,513
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 181 Times in 150 Posts
    Rep Power
    67
    You can easily find all unanswered post using the search function, I do it often and post replies to anything I can.

  12. #10

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,529
    Thank Post
    513
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,862 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    822
    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    You can easily find all unanswered post using the search function, I do it often and post replies to anything I can.
    Indeed you can, and I do this sometimes. A link would be quicker though

  13. #11
    danrhodes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wath Upon Dearne
    Posts
    1,513
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 181 Times in 150 Posts
    Rep Power
    67
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Indeed you can, and I do this sometimes. A link would be quicker though
    Agreed

  14. #12

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,631
    Thank Post
    890
    Thanked 1,314 Times in 798 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    441
    I have thought about it but I have not found an ideal solution yet.
    Like others have said, you dont want a huge wash of unanswered posts but likewise it would be useful.
    I just went to see how they handled it at ubuntuforums but have they pulled the feature?

  15. #13

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,529
    Thank Post
    513
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,862 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    822
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I have thought about it but I have not found an ideal solution yet.
    Like others have said, you dont want a huge wash of unanswered posts but likewise it would be useful.
    I just went to see how they handled it at ubuntuforums but have they pulled the feature?
    It does indeed look like they have pulled it. I've not been on there in a while - not been using Ubuntu much.

  16. #14

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    103
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    I would have thought you would have to implement an expiration date on unanswered posts or at least the facility to lock down unanswered posts and archive after a set amount of time has passed?

  17. #15

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,631
    Thank Post
    890
    Thanked 1,314 Times in 798 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    441
    I am toying with hacking a mod to tweak this approach slightly. More details to come in the coming weeks

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [CLOSED] Bug/Error: New Posts
    By Edu-IT in forum EduGeek.net Site Problems
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 28th November 2008, 08:25 AM
  2. Last 100 posts/ all todays posts
    By mark in forum Comments and Suggestions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20th July 2005, 11:06 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •