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Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 am
by farkas
Just a minor beef about posters not editing posts solved when they are solved.
I'm sure that not every poster reads guidelines and policies before posting. It would be great if everyone did.
I have been using LM since 17.3. Reinstalled and upgraded to 19. Very happy with them all. Received many answers to posts about hardware and software questions, thanks to all who responded.
However when looking through forum topics searching for an answer when I get to the last post, often I see that the problem was solved, with thanks and appreciations, but the subject post was not edited (Solved).
In "Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy" it suggests " Indicate Solved Topics". It would be nice if everybody would do so. It would make searching for answers a bit easier. I suggest that when post a new topic window opens after "POST A NEW TOPIC" , or somewhere prominent put a reminder to edit as solved when there was a resolution of the problem.

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:02 am
by wallyUSA
stevep3129 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 am
I suggest that when post a new topic window opens after "POST A NEW TOPIC" , or somewhere prominent put a reminder to edit as solved when there was a resolution of the problem.
Great idea!

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:19 am
by rene
The undoubtedly even greater idea (for those that care) would be for this forum to devise a less clumsy way of marking a thread solved than manually editing the topic of the initial post...

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:28 am
by wallyUSA
rene wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:19 am
The undoubtedly even greater idea (for those that care) would be for this forum to devise a less clumsy way of marking a thread solved than manually editing the topic of the initial post...
Perhaps a SOLVED button!

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:58 pm
by farkas
It maybe that not everybody reads forum rules and guidelines
Please, if your query has been resolved, edit your first post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the subject line. This may help others find solutions.
Could this be added as the last line in the "Announcements" section of each forum. Or something similar but shorter. It might help to remind users.

How do I add that line to the bottom of my posts?

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:12 pm
by DJF113
Go to your username in the top right corner, then Profile/Edit Profile/Edit Signature. At least that's how mine is set up after I already made one! :D

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:32 pm
by farkas
Thanks DJF113.
Even though you just joined Mint forums you've already made a contribution. I still consider myself as a newbie. I try to help other users with my previous solutions as much as experience allows. Keep being involved in Mint forums. I'm not sure of how many of your 250 characters you used up, if you could somehow squeeze in "Mark posts (Solved) when when they are solved" into your signature.

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:07 am
by Moem
wallyUSA wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:28 am
Perhaps a SOLVED button!
This is of course a great idea, and if it were possible to add this to the forum software without using non-native plugins, I suspect we'd have had it years ago. It's not like we mods prefer to mark member's posts as solved by hand because we have nothing better to do... :wink:

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:39 am
by farkas
Reply to Moem.
Thank you!
I made a new post on this issue, please look at my new post. Do you think it is reasonable?
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=291226
Thanks.

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:57 am
by gm10
Moem wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:07 am
wallyUSA wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:28 am
Perhaps a SOLVED button!
This is of course a great idea, and if it were possible to add this to the forum software without using non-native plugins, I suspect we'd have had it years ago. It's not like we mods prefer to mark member's posts as solved by hand because we have nothing better to do... :wink:
Breaking: Linux Mint forums discriminate against non-native plugins. ;)

But seriously, a couple of plugins like that one, @mentions, multi-quote, etc. that would increase the usability of these forums quite a bit.

edit to add: And while you're at it fix my biggest pet issue: Block notifications and PMs from people on my block list. If I block them it means I don't want to see them again, not allow them to spam me with PMs and notifications. ;)

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:50 am
by DJF113
stevep3129 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:32 pm
I'm not sure of how many of your 250 characters you used up, if you could somehow squeeze in "Mark posts (Solved) when when they are solved" into your signature.
Glad I was able to help! I'll see if I can get that in there. If nothing else, I'll shorten something else.

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:17 am
by Moem
stevep3129 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:39 am
I made a new post on this issue, please look at my new post. Do you think it is reasonable?
I do, but that has no bearing on whether or not it's going to happen. I'm not in charge, and like I said , if it were possible under the limitations we're dealing with, don't you think it would have happened a long time ago?

I'm also unsure why we need a new thread about this.

Re: Solved posts not edited to (Solved)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:26 pm
by MrEen
Moem wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:17 am
I'm also unsure why we need a new thread about this.
Maybe because this one was already marked (Solved)? :mrgreen: