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Is it possible to have a feature where only the person who started the post can mark it resolved? I think it'd help out a lot in deterring possible mis-posts on any of the topics here. I saw this on the Flash Kit forums (I'm a member of Flash Kit, BTW) and I started thinking it would be a good idea for these forums.
I'm just saying that when a topic is done, it could be marked resolved so that people would know that it's done with. I guess I was a bit unclear the last time around. Anyways, I'm talking about marking a topic resolved when discussion
on a particular topic stops. Get what I'm saying now?
quote:Originally posted by bluckcuck
The Wrox P2P forum is not a help desk, it's a discussion forum. How can a discussion be resolved?
Furthermore, just because someone got the answer they were looking for, why should discussion cease on the subject?
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To reiterate Bruce's point:- who is to say when a discussion is resolved? Even if you, as the original poster, are done with the discussion -you got your answer, made your point or whatever - why would you assume that no-one else would like to add something. Are you looking for a way to always have the last word? ;)
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I don't think that Ben meant that resolving the topic would prohibit other people from posting. I think he just wants to let people know the original problem is solved. I don't see a lot of convenience in having this, personally.