Would it be possible to add a "Resolved Problems forum" I know and understand it will require a bit of work from moderators, and I dont mind helping. I have seen a LOT of really good fixes, solutions that just slowly get lost down the list, then a newbie comes in and asks the same question. If we could move the good solutions to a Resolved Problem post, I think it would be very benificial.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GJFowler: I often wonder if enquirers get their problem sorted and it's good when I see someone come back & say "yeah thanks, that was it"
When I first found these forums last year I got help on a couple of things just by reading likely threads.</font>
Agreed. It is nice to know we helped. And, sometimes the prob is in an area where I don't have the same expertise that I have in others....I've followed a number of threads just because I didn't know...One can learn a lot from 30 suggestions but so much more with one, "this is what worked..."
I've had some number of people, albeit a small percentage, actually thank me via a personal e-mail. The most frustrating thing about answering somebody's post is to get a subsequent e-mail that asks for clarification, and I have no idea what they're talking about. Often times I have to write back asking, "Now what was your problem exactly, and what was it I said?"
It would be nice, however, to somehow tell the people posting questions to post back whether they got their problem fixed. That way we aren't dispensing the same failed wisdom on somebody else. Just a thought...
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