How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

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How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by de Dion » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:20 am

I can add [SOLVED] to the original post as directed, but if I then click on "submit" will this not also submit the first post again.Guidance needed please.Thank you.

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]

Post by Moem » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:31 am

You do it by editing the very first post in the topic. You can get there by clicking on the little pencil icon that's on the row of buttons on every post you have made, on the right hand side.

It edits the first post, it does not re-submit it. There are no adverse effects.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:35 am

Might be a good idea to pin this topic, as the question comes nearly every second day.

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]

Post by Pjotr » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:40 am

Shouldn't [SOLVED] now be added to the beginning of the subject of *this* thread?
[SOLVED] How to add [SOLVED] :lol:
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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by karlchen » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:46 am

<moderator on>
Made this thread sticky, even though the instruction on how to mark a thread as [solved] can be found in some users' signatures. And if I am not totally mistaken, then a moderator tells so, too, in her signature. :wink:
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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by de Dion » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:19 am

Thank you all for your kind help.
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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:48 am

karlchen wrote:even though the instruction on how to mark a thread as [solved] can be found in some users' signatures. And if I am not totally mistaken, then a moderator tells so, too, in her signature. :wink:
What reveals the sense or nonsense of signatures, which are not sticky = at hand if needed. Above that they can get disabled from display with a legitimate board setting.

This pinned thread is surely the place, where it is most likely to get read. I am now very anxious to watch, how often the question will still get asked.

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by ephraimshofar » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:28 am

Thank you for putting a sticky on this. Somehow I missed it, and I was wondering, so count me in as one of the ones who would have asked it.

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by ian_scott » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:00 pm

I would like to mark a post as "solved" and clicked the pencil but it is not obvious to see how to mark anything as "solved"

Would it not be better to adopt a better method - adding an obvious icon to indicate "solved" would solve any future problems. Unclear methods will always cause confusion and attract ongoing questions on this topic. There are icons for everything else and people expect simple and obvious methods to accomplish a task. I suggest that this continuing problem would be "solved" by simply adopting a simple and obvious method that anyone visiting these forums can use and then this thread can be marked as "solved" and I can then also mark my thread as "solved".

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by karlchen » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:21 pm

ian_scott wrote:I would like to mark a post as "solved" and clicked the pencil but it is not obvious to see how to mark anything as "solved"
Moem has explained the howto in a pretty concise way in her signature
If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the topic and adding [SOLVED] to the title.
But permit me to repeat the steps using my own words nonetheless:
  • Only the thread starter can mark his/her thread as [solved].
  • In order to do so, he/she clicks the [Edit] button (pencil icon) in the opening post of the thread.
  • He/she adds [solved] to the thread title and clicks [Submit].
  • Done.
If the forum software permitted to achieve the same goal by clicking on an icon the forum administrators would have enabled this icon. But apparently phpbb does not offer such a functionality out of the box.
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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by ian_scott » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:33 pm

Thank you for your reply karichen

I followed your advice on the thread and perhaps it worked. The method on offer is clumsy and non obvious and I suggest that your forum web designers are the architects of their own problems. I have suggested using a simple and obvious approach to marking threads as "solved" with a very clear and simple icon - the Ubuntu forums offer this for example. However such suggestions fall on deaf ears/eyes I guess, however obvious they were or should have been. Status quo reigns - not my idea I don't want to know I guess is the philosophy in current vogue.

Possibly "no such things as stupid questions" in Forum rules but obviously this does not extend to "stupid suggestions" does it? Anyway I have better things to get on with and don't expect any improvement.

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by ephraimshofar » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:37 pm

Thank you for your reply karichen
I followed your advice on the thread and perhaps it worked. The method on offer is clumsy and non obvious and I suggest that your forum web designers are the architects of their own problems. I have suggested using a simple and obvious approach to marking threads as "solved" with a very clear and simple icon - the Ubuntu forums offer this for example. However such suggestions fall on deaf ears/eyes I guess, however obvious they were or should have been. Status quo reigns - not my idea I don't want to know I guess is the philosophy in current vogue.
Possibly "no such things as stupid questions" in Forum rules but obviously this does not extend to "stupid suggestions" does it? Anyway I have better things to get on with and don't expect any improvement.
No offense, but I personally thought the [SOLVED] method of the author of the thread putting it in as quite ingenious, actually. The only thing I might suggest to improve it is by putting instructions to do the same at the top of the Thread as an advisory statement when the Thread is created. It's great that WE, the creators of the Thread can be the ones to mark the threads that we create as such; that way it's verified. Too many times in other Forums of various types over the years I have seen a 3rd party mark it as "solved" when it was NOT solved in the eyes of the Thread's Author.


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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by thelifeofapanca » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:44 am

Thank you very much :)

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by SBurr » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:06 pm

I have tried this, with one of my threads. followed all the steps, clicked the pencil in the opening post, added [SOLVED] and clicked Submit.

I got sent back to the editing screen, with this message:

Post review

This post has been altered by another user while you were editing it. You may wish to review the current version of this post and adjust your edits.

I clicked Submit again:

This is what I saw:

Wrong distro booting-[SOLVED] #Thread title
Wrong distro booting-[SOLVED] # Subject
My post followed

but when I clicked on the thread title, it reverted to the old title. My [SOLVED] edit isn't being accepted, in other words.

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by SBurr » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:23 am

Update: Now it has!

Oh well,

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by turtlebay » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:46 am

You add it to the title on your first post, then click 'Submit'..

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Re: How to add [SOLVED]? - How to mark a thread as [SOLVED]?

Post by xenopeek » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:06 am

Sticky removed. This is in "Before you post please read how to get help" link at the top of this forum on each page:
[9] Indicate Solved Topics
  • When an issue has been resolved for you, please edit the original post to include <SOLVED> in the title. This provides a good indicator for users with a similar problem to check out the topic. Please make sure the solution that worked for you is clearly indicated, especially if more than one solution has been proposed. If your solution came from outside the forum then describe it or post a link to it. Following these simple instructions will help other users find success solving similar problems.
If people don't read that one, they won't read this one? It is also in the forum rules. Both are also in the announcements block on each forum. If there is enough reason to make a sticky topic for this, let's make it a single post one with clear instructions and not a discussion thread.
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