Last post Aug 09, 2009 07:22 PM by nmahesh567
Aug 09, 2009 12:30 AM|nmahesh567|LINK
It must be automated to mark the post "Answered" once it gets *ANY* reply. If not it is then really frustreting.
Just because SOME reply was added, it should not be marked as "Answered". Most of the post I have read or posted are not really solved and still they are marked as "Answered"!!!
I know one can change status later to Not answered but why one has to do that? Let poster mark it answered once he thinks that he got the answer. I feel that many GURUs filter posts that are not *Answered* In this case, the post will not apper for them since
it was marked as Answered.
So, just please do not mark post as Answered automatically and let poster mark that.
Aug 09, 2009 12:55 AM|SGWellens|LINK
Often the original poster (OP) doesn't mark an answer after a satisfactory answer has been given. That is why people other than the OP mark questions as answered.
If you find a post that is marked as answered and it really isn't, please use the Alert Moderators link and it will be investigated.
Aug 09, 2009 11:14 AM|nmahesh567|LINK
I understand that usually OPs do not mark post as answered. But do you want one to check periodically to just see if post is marked as answered?
For me at least, this has been frusteting to see that my post got maked as answered even my post got just a single reply and by no means it provides any answer to my question. E.g. See
this post. Its funny when one view this post thining that it is answered.
I would suggest to provide OP opportunity and aware him that this post is going to be marked as answered. And then allow him to take action or mark answerd if he does not take any action.
Simply, please aware OP that this post is going to be marked as answered and provide opportunity to OP to let it mark or not to mark.
Aug 09, 2009 11:26 AM|SGWellens|LINK
The group that reviews unresolved posts only looks at posts where there has been no action for at least 5 days. Because after 5 days, chances are that no one else is going to look at the post.
At that time, if there is a reasonable response, they will mark the response as the answer.
If you do not wish the post to be marked as answer, use the Alert Moderators link to report it.
Because it has happened to you, you may perceive this as a huge problem. In fact, it is rarely a problem, much less than 1% of posts.
Aug 09, 2009 01:56 PM|XIII|LINK
Another way to act is to unmark the post and reply yourself to the thread on the provided answer. Did you try it and if yes what went wrong. This pushes the thread back to the top of the forum and giving it more exposure.
Aug 09, 2009 07:22 PM|nmahesh567|LINK
Really, thanks a lot for your answer and time.
> In fact, it is rarely a problem, much less than 1% of posts.
That's good to know. It seems I am thinking this as a huge problem.