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Topic # 111084 23-Oct-2012 20:10 Send private message

I have just introduced a new feature to the forums: Set Answers.

Basically the OP, Trusted users, users with more than 200 posts and Moderators can set (or reset) a reply as the answer for a topic.



Once an answer is set a new option will show up that allows users to filter the topic and show only the answer:



This can probably help other users a lot, in special on those long discussions that go off topic...

We are giving Trusted users a bit more of control of the forum by allowing them to set a reply as the answer - use it wisely folks, let's make the forums even better for everyone!











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  Reply # 705391 23-Oct-2012 22:04 Send private message

DonGould: Does the feature allow the OP to set more than one response as an answer?


Yes.

DonGould: Will the notification system notify me if a thread has been 'answered'?


I am thinking that perhaps a notification might be sent. Again, let's see feedback on this.

DonGould: Will the forum thread list highlight threads as having answers?


Already does, with a subtle link. Might change to a check mark though to make it more visible.

DonGould: Does it do anything to the thread title so that when Google picks it up the thread flags as having answers on it?


It doesn't change the title. Actually both Single Page View and Answer View have robots directive to avoid indexing. Canonical tags are correctly set so we could change this at any moment.







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  Reply # 708303 29-Oct-2012 11:55 Send private message

I have released an updated version of this script that now allows multiple answers to a single discussion.





 

 





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  Reply # 716572 13-Nov-2012 18:00 Send private message

I have updated this feature now, allowing users with more than 200 posts to set/reset answers as well as the OP, Trusted users and moderators.




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  Reply # 716599 13-Nov-2012 18:48 Send private message

DonGould: Why do I have red set answer buttons?

freitasm: I have updated this feature now, allowing users with more than 200 posts to set/reset answers.

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  Reply # 716617 13-Nov-2012 18:55 Send private message

Please note if this is abused I will remove the 200 allowance.

This means HALF ARSED ANSWERS ARE NOT ANSWERS.





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