Last post Feb 07, 2009 06:29 PM by mbanavige
Feb 07, 2009 06:05 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
imo, there are answers that are good answers but that do not put the thread
into a state of grace where it may be concluded as resolved.
The "Resolved" status should require an explicit manually instigated
This allows the TS (Thread Starter) to mark answers that deserve credit on an
ongoing basis while at the same time leaving the thread open ended.
Feb 07, 2009 06:29 PM|mbanavige|LINK
I disagree with that one.
If i ask a question and an answer is provided, and i agree that the answer provided is indeed my answer, then marking that post as the answer should also mark the thread as resolved. If the answer is good, but not good enough, i can wait to mark it later.
Also, If i am the OP, than i still have the ability to set my threads status back to unresolved after marking an answer if i feel that there is a need to do so. Very very few members mark answers in their thread and then set their thread status back to unresolved.
Interestingly, members have reported these threads where the thread status is inconsistent with the answer marks as being somehow broken due to their inconsistent markings.
The largest percentage of time though, that has been no need or desire to reset the threads status back to unresolved. So the current behavior cators to natural life of a thread for the largest percentage of users. Most users need only click once to close
out their thread while a member with a special or unusual need may need to click more than once or may need to wait before marking any/all answers .