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    Lee has a good point about one-upping, however this has not been my experience on automotive forums (With exception of one, where attention whores make posts whining about their "reputation", I don't go there much). There is also the ability to turn off displaying of the statistics, so there is no way for users to compare to each other. Attached is what the "Thanks" looks like on my forum (link to thread pictured).

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    You can see the "Thanks" button (can be customized), it shows who thanked the post (more reputed members generally means the post was correct/helpful) and there's also no statistics in the postbit (userinfo) on the left or on the homepage.


    It's a quick way of saying "Thanks for your help" or "Thanks for posting that so I don't have to" or "That's a great, informative post" without typing it all out.
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    Maybe treat the 'Thanks' button like the community area is to our reputation/post count - Doesn't affect it?
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    If we're migrating to the new forum software, can the 'profile feed' be disabled? It looks like FB has smashed into the forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Mac View Post
    This would be a good alternative to the user having to 'bump' the thread after a period of time; of course, the user would also need to remember to remove the 'unsolved' flag if the thread is subsequently solved...
    If an Admin is happy there's closure on the issue, why not give them power to flag the Thread as 'Solved', unless the specfically requested by the Member who opened it?

    It would sort the issue of people being akf for a while, and help clean up posts that have and haven't been solved?
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    I'm not a fan of the "Solved" idea. In AutoCAD there's many ways to skin the cat. Just cause one way solves one persons issue, doesn't mean it will solve everyones, just look at Autodesk's own support forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strix View Post
    If we're migrating to the new forum software, can the 'profile feed' be disabled? It looks like FB has smashed into the forum
    Wasn't aware we had a Profile Feed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Roy View Post
    I'm not a fan of the "Solved" idea. In AutoCAD there's many ways to skin the cat. Just cause one way solves one persons issue, doesn't mean it will solve everyones, just look at Autodesk's own support forums.
    Agreed. Plus, it becomes a pain for moderators. It's bad enough they have to keep things in line with forum rules to keep a certain level of order here (consolidating double posts, resurrection of ancient threads, off topic posts from newbies, etc). I would see moderators constantly having to confirm that the problem was solved and note it. Plus, a lot of topics here are simply discussions about best approaches and practices, not necessarily "straight forward" answers in a Q&A fashion.

    Seems like a good idea, but in reality I don't think it is.
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    Could you have some buttons for posts like "Thank you" and "You are welcome" and "I agree" and "+1" and "me too" etc., etc.

    The technical threads seem to be increasingly cluttered with posts that have no technical content. I am all for courtesy, and signifying agreement, but at present it all seems a bit overwhelming. In other words have a facility to post a "chat" post in the technical thread.

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    Why not use a 'Thank you' button, that simply notifies all subscribed users that the user is happy with a solution, but still invites others who think they have a better solution to post?

    It would still keep a discussion going while also letting the people involved know that the individual is happy? Maybe with an option for the postee to attach the post that satisfied their question and send as an email to the subscribers?

    Attaching to the Smilies section with a reminder when posting?

    It would still keep the politeness without the need of people 'upping' the other in a solution.
    Last edited by PotGuy; 11th Dec 2012 at 05:56 pm. Reason: Why not?
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