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Posted Saturday, February 08, 2014 12:28 PM


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I like the change. I hope that more and more people will start to use it and provide some sort of feedback along those lines.



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I really like the change. Personally I like the MSDN model the most: OP (or mod) can mark a reply as answered, people can upvote posts or propose a reply as an answer.



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Change is always good. its always feels better if you found a question marked answer.
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I like the change. Many is the time I've found a forum topic that covers the problem I'm having but there's nothing that notes there's a solution provided. Hopefully the OP will come back to thank the person(s) who helped and mark the post with the information that worked.
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So far, I like the new feature.

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I went back to some of my posts to click the "Mark as solution" button (where appropriate). For this post, I saw the option on page 1, but not on subsequent pages. Possible bug?


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This is really a good thing. It could help you find easier the most valuable answer in posts with more answers.
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Posted Saturday, February 15, 2014 5:58 PM
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I agree with Koen, I think.

The thing is, the problem you describe is twofold: the OP wants to know what the community thinks (the "experts"), but the community also wants to find out what works best for the OP.

So do both: (1) allow the community to vote so you get the best answer, and (2) allow the OP/mods to mark answer(s) as best for their situation.

You could also turn answers that the OP marks into stickies for the thread and move them to the top so other's don't have to hunt for them.

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I agree with Koen, I think.

The thing is, the problem you describe is twofold: the OP wants to know what the community thinks (the "experts"), but the community also wants to find out what works best for the OP.

So do both: (1) allow the community to vote so you get the best answer, and (2) allow the OP/mods to mark answer(s) as best for their situation.

You could also turn answers that the OP marks into stickies for the thread and move them to the top so other's don't have to hunt for them.

Thomas Knight


As I stated peviously, the OP is frequently the worst person to judge answers. You have to remember that they asked the question because they don't know about the subject and they're frequently desparate and will take the first answer that works for them even if it might be the worst answer. I'd much rather people read through the discussion on a problem and find out what the better answers are.


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As I stated peviously, the OP is frequently the worst person to judge answers. You have to remember that they asked the question because they don't know about the subject and they're frequently desparate and will take the first answer that works for them even if it might be the worst answer. I'd much rather people read through the discussion on a problem and find out what the better answers are.


I agree, however there is value in knowing that a solution helped them. The discussion can shake out if there are better solutions. Sometimes there are and the OP (or others) cannot implement them.







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