• Solvable Thread Test
    31 replies, posted
  • Avatar of NeatNit
  • Please don't lock solved threads. Often the marked solution is bad practice or whatever.
  • Avatar of garry
  • Yeah, wasn't planning to lock them. I was considering not bumping on reply tho.
  • Avatar of slayer20
  • sent you a pm with the solution plz lock the thread so no one will get the answer
  • Avatar of garry
  • Something that makes me wonder, should the help/support forums force threads to be solvable?
  • Avatar of Nookyava
  • I believe so, especially in the Garry's Mod section. Way too many people create duplicate threads and bump old ones - so it would help cut down on a lot of that.
  • Avatar of diwako
  • I mean why not? I cannot think of any thread in there that wouldn't solvable. Well, except for people posting in the wrong sub forum. Maybe the thread creator should also be notified that they created a solvable thread, so they know they can pick a reply and mark it as a solution for the problem. I can see tons of people just posting a question thread and never set it to solved.
  • Avatar of NeatNit
  • Good, in oldpunch the gmod developer section often had solved threads with bad answers. Not being able to reply and help was annoying.
  • Avatar of Clive
  • The thread will probably get closed by an admin or just get buried over time. If no reply within a week or so, then remove it?
  • Avatar of captainfaggot
  • This is the best method. If a thread is locked and you need to ask a clarifying question you have to make a new thread, which no one wants.
  • Avatar of garry
  • The plan was, if after a week it's unanswered but there's an outstanding bounty, automatically resolve using the answer with the most Agree's.
  • Avatar of Nookyava
  • Not a bad idea. Now in these section (Programming/Developer Section in Gmod/Help & Support in Gmod) is there a chance we can do something where it checks for previously existing threads using keywords in the title? Then list said possible already solved threads to the person creating the thread like "Hey, check these out - your answer may already exist!"
  • Avatar of Scratch
  • That or solutions are usually updated over time, could be interesting for public to recind a old answer
  • Avatar of Ott
  • But nobody will see your post on the old thread if it doesn't get bumped, so you might as well make a new thread anyways.
  • Avatar of fruxodaily
  • Any H&S sections, this should be forced. Anything else though should be optional but it should be a toggle sort of thing. SH and Polidicks for example don't need a solution OP you know
  • Avatar of Scratch
  • This a known bug? accepted my post as an answer. But I didn't really know I had an unread alert that would not appear on the list, It was in the alerts json request, so I guess it's just not being added to the DOM
  • Avatar of meharryp
  • Somehow the solveable thread button needs to be clearer, looking in the gmod Developing section there's almost no posts that use it
  • Avatar of i_speel_good
  • Users should understand the weight of the "Agree" rating in solvable threads if such a system is in place. (Maybe resolve with Coin rating instead?) Also, if a second and more correct answer is posted after the thread has been resolved, the bounty might go wasted on the first one
  • Avatar of NeatNit
  • Maybe there should be a different rating, "good answer" that exists only on solvable threads?
  • Avatar of The Golden
  • I think a "Thanks" rating available in all threads would be more useful in the long term.