I was thinking earlier that it would be a nice feature if the original OP could mark their question as solved - so that, when searching, other users can at a glance see whether it is an open question or not.
What do people think?
Good idea, it would be nice also to have an option to mark the solution that worked as per some other support forums.
Yes - I solved a question earlier today and wanted to mark it as solved but function did not exist. Would be handy.
Hmm I think that this has been proposed a few times and I still think its a good idea which should be implemented.
Deja vu........ nope, it still hasn't been implemented.
I agree it would be a good feature, this exists on other forums and is a nice way to see if the answer is there or not.
Also tend to agree with localzuk that only the OP (or perhaps a mod) should be the person / people who can declare it solved.
Dare I say it - even a solved posts number at the bottom of peoples profiles??!??!?
Actually scrap the last bit - I'd be firmly on zero!!
Whilst this may seem like a good idea it should come with a caveat. Namely this specific set of circumstances on this particular set up or installation was solved by this piece of advice. Convoluted I know but taking a solution on face value is not always the best policy.
The point is that the whole thread would still need to be read in order for the solution to be fully understood. When looking to resolve someone else's issue a "Solved" post would help. However, if looking for a solution to your own issue, which may at first appear to be similar, the same "Solved" post may not in fact help.
localzuk (28th September 2010)
Surely knowing that at least one particular solution worked for a particular set of circumstances is better than nothing?
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