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Marking a thread as resolved

By Broni
Feb 10, 2010
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  1. I'm pretty new to this forum, so I just would like to ask, if such feature exist.
    If not, would it be possible to implement it?
    Many boards have such an option and I find it very handy.
    Thanks :)
     
  2. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 217

    it would also help to put an end to posting on a topic that's old and already resolved, like broni said above. Give a chance for the topics that need to be taken care of to get taken care of.
     
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Hi Broni, we just implemented that last night (a long promised addition I admit).
    Marking a thread as solved will add the [Solved] prefix and close the thread.
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,911   +344

    Hi Julio :)
    I'm glad to hear good news, but....I may need new eyeglasses, because I don't see that option...LOL
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Who can mark a thread solved? I presume the original poster besides mods and admins?
     
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I think only the malware helpers should have the ability to mark a thread 'Solved' in the Virus and Malware Forum. This is a unique forum in that the help is directed at the member with the problem only. And I think we should add a sentence to address that.

    As for any of the other forums, that's up to Julio. I hope this feature will stop members from posting on threads 3 years after it was started! But these threads are good research tools for others. In many cases, the problem actually IS the same and so is the fix.
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,911   +344

    According to Julio's PM, it'll be the option for mods and malware people only.
    It'll mark thread as resolved and close it at the same time.
    It'll work only in malware and BSOD section.
    Something went wrong with settings, so you and me still can't see the option, but he promised to work on it today.
     
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    A quick update... I've gone back and forth with this add-on but I can't get it to work properly for the malware helper usergroup.

    I can use it properly and mods can use it, too. I have messaged the original add-on developer for help, hopefully we will hear something soon.
     
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Thanks for the update. I guess we could have the mods do it, but I suspect they might not want the extra activity.

    I know someone I can ask about this feature. Will get back to you if I find anything you can try.

    Bobbye
     
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,911   +344

    Thanks Julio for heads up.

    With the number of threads, it's almost physically impossible.
     
  11. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Yes, I know. It was more to be a temporary resolution for currently solved threads. And we have more help now, so there are going to be more of them solved and more quickly.!

    Edit: I think maybe Julio is work on the site today because I'm getting logged off after every post- or I have to log on again to open a log.Then I am told I'm already logged on! I think that is referred to as a 'loop'!
     
  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,911   +344

    Same here...
     
  13. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    I'm afraid I've turned to deaf ears...

    I have the installed the solved add-on twice and set it up properly, but an apparent a bug is preventing to give permissions outside of administrator accounts.

    I even tried turning it on to moderators and giving you those privileges in the malware forum, but the result was the same. I have posted a reply in the vbulletin.org message board and PMed the developer who is said to offer support for this, but it's been 3+ days now and nothing.

    Later tonight I will install again from scratch to see if I missed anything, though I doubt it.
     
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,911   +344

    Thanks for the update :)
    Another option, if possible...
    How about giving us (in malware forum only), regular moderating tools, like "Edit thread", "Close thread", "Open thread", etc., so we can have some manual tools?
     
  15. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I have someone I can ask about this. Will pass it on if I get anything.
     

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