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Discussion in 'Site Help, Feedback, & Announcements' started by mrwendal, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. mrwendal

    mrwendal Thread Starter

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    just an ickle suggestion...

    is it possible to build in a flag (or similar) for each thread, so we can tell the status of it from the main thread listings screen for each topic?

    Examples:

    a poster will post a problem, which then sets a flag saying, "awaiting suggestions - problem unresolved".

    someone responds and ticks a checkbox (for example) to change the flag to, "suggestion provided - awaiting response from original poster".

    the original poster then replies and if this has worked then can set the flag to 'solved' or if not can set back to "awaiting suggestions - problem unresolved".

    This won't solve the issue of people not replying back to suggestions, however, it will save others having to click on a thread to find if a suggestion has been given or not as the status will be seen on the main board.

    Also (and i know this is laziness) if i see a post with more than 1 reply, i presume the problem is in hand or resolved and so don't always enter into it to offer help. I'm sure others do the same.
    If the main thread list in each section also showed a status flag, then i would see if this is still awaiting a response back from the user or awaiting responses from us?

    Does any of this make sense - and is it do-able?
     
  2. RandyG

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    makes perfect sense to me, and I think t'would be a great implementation!;):D
     
  3. oscar51

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  4. RandyG

    RandyG

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    Hmmm . . . somehow I missed Mikes suggestion in your first link.

    I must have been away that weekend!;):D


    anyhow, since Mike was looking for suggestions along this line, and I have never seen iut go anywhere since then, i think I'll drop him a line and let him tell us what the story is!;):D
     
  5. mrwendal

    mrwendal Thread Starter

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    Ah well, it was worth a mention...

    ... if not only to feature as a link in someone else's similar suggestion in a few week's time!

    I'm sorry to re-raise this issue, as it's obviously been covered a <insert prefix here>illion times. I just thought i'd add my two cents' worth

    (although your second link, Oscar, was one started by me anyway!! :D ) ==> spooky!

    I'm sure there's an original, clever, useful idea floating around inside this head of mine.

    hey, no laughing at the back, there!!!
    :D
     
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