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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, good idea... 8)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the problem is that the user need to be able to notice that someone has responded to his post...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

new_to_non_X86 wrote:
the problem is that the user need to be able to notice that someone has responded to his post...


They can do that by enabling email notifications in their profile or by clicking the watch this topic link at the bottom of the page.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomk wrote:
new_to_non_X86 wrote:
the problem is that the user need to be able to notice that someone has responded to his post...


They can do that by enabling email notifications in their profile or by clicking the watch this topic link at the bottom of the page.

i will enable this now...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's enabled and it's great!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea !
I'll try to do my best too :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes it is
there are also ansewred post that doesn't have a the problem resolved
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new_to_non_X86,

Click on view your posts to see all the threads you have contrubuted to recently. Its in the top right of the index page.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i prefer mail
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
new_to_non_X86,

Click on view your posts to see all the threads you have contrubuted to recently. Its in the top right of the index page.

i was thinking of:
i have a problem
->proposed solution
doesn't work
->proposed solution
doesn't work
->proposed solution
doesn't work
->proposed solution
doesn't work
and nothing else...the post is abandoned
there are such post...

by the way such initiative should be part of the QA project
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there was a way to indicate responses that were helpful.
If we gave double credit for providing the first helpful response.
Unanswered posts might be more likely to get answered.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great initiative!
I'll try to join in the fun when I'm able.

// Fredrik
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, i try to look at unanswered post many times, but i think most of them (not all, but most) of them are beyond answer.

1- the kind of too specific category, generally hardware related question, you don't have the hardware, so you better not answer it as "i have an xk3ztt board and i can't enable the red light under pci #3 blahblah"
2- the "answer in that post and you'll get in trouble" category as "can you help configuring my computer to work as a file printer/webserver/ftp/samba every dawn things that exist running?"
3- the "search the forum" category as "I can't emerge e2fsprogs because com_err...."
4- the "guess the answer please" category as "I have a video card in my computer (i'm not sure, but my brother told me i have one) and xorg freeze when starting"
5- the "unanswered post effect" category: not sure i could help the guy, i may need more info... but any post i will do to help him will of course remove his post from the unanswered list, so it might be better to really not answer him so he will stay in the list and get a chance to have someone answer him for real.

maybe some more categories exists i don't have in mind but
i avoid cat 1 if i don't have that hardware, (could be software, i try to avoid any kde post for example)
because they are so much to answer that a cat 2 will draw all my happiness,
cat 3 well, kinda the same as cat 2 for me, and i don't like to rtfm anyone but i do answer that sometimes
cat 4 i do answer but i always think 2 before, it could be a cat 2 hidden

and all of them are always cat 5

So, i really think a "how to post sticky note" would be more helpful then a "please take an unanswered post".
Even with one (is there one yet?) note like that we will still see posts that don't comply with it, but this might gives clues to people that don't know how to ask something, a way to ask it and so maximize chances to get a reply.

I mean how many times you see in networking someone saying "i can't connect to internet" "net.eth0 doesn't start"... and a text within it saying "when i boot i can't ping anything and i don't have internet, please help"
If a note exist saying "network card trouble: please post a text to explain problem + lscpi | grep Ether + cat /etc/conf.d/net + dmesg | grep eth + route output"... will gives enought informations to get a base to start with.

That's why i generally gives up answering unanswered posts, that same post will draw my attention after like 3-4 posts of people not as bore as me asking "can you output lspci | grep ether, dmesg..."


edit: i forget, a special note could also be "If no one is helping you, if you're lost and sad, try changing your title to [NeddySeagoon]+original title", you may get an answer because NeddySeagoon is never bore, got falcon eyes and a patience way beyong humans :D
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe the forum should introduce a "chop" mechanism

so post with nothing or else
then moderator pls "chop" it to answered or sth else

how this sounds?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
I am a "help answer the unanswered" supporter since many years now, but I would like to know if there's a possibility to search unanswered posts only inside a particular subforum.
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