SQL Server Performance

A suggestion for "closed" topics

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by wabbash, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. wabbash New Member

    Hey guys...

    I don't exactly know whether this is the correct place to issue this suggestion or not, anyway, I drop it here.

    As I don't know if you previously had taken that under consideration, just my humble suggestion ...

    Don't you think it would be very helpful to have Author's option to set up a "topic closed by author" for his/her posted topics?

    I do think than rather to "restrict" updates or new lines to be posted (which could be just additional comments to the "theoretically" closed topic) it will help other users to see if the "solution" of the reported problem has been fixed .....


  2. sundeip New Member

    Yeah..I am totally agree with your suggestion.It should be.


    Sandy

    (DB Developer)
  3. satya Moderator

    I believe there will be a few members (like you) who may be interested to come back for a feedback on the solution they had from the forums.

    Once the solution is provided they may not visit forums until further issue occurs and I believe Brad has to dig in for freetime to provide such facility, which may not be possible in overnight.

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  4. wabbash New Member

    Sincerely I don't understand what you mean and, on the other hand, nobody said a word about "when, who or how " .... I guess it was just a suggestion from an individual (me) who does not complain but gives his modest opinion .....
  5. FrankKalis Moderator

    Sincerely I don't understand the whole point, wabbash.

    What if the author has closed a topic and then someone comes up with the efficient solution to the problem?

    Leave alone the fact, that I think, only a few questioner will ever use such a feature, I am not aware of such a built-in feature in Snitz. So Brad would have to apply another mod, if there is any, which won't increase maintainability for future updates to the forum software itself.

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  6. satya Moderator

    I'm not saying you're complaining, its great to get a suggestion from someone like you. I'm just defining the complications of implementating such feature, as Frank says its not available in Snitz and a manual intervention is required for every post.


    quote:Originally posted by wabbash

    Sincerely I don't understand what you mean and, on the other hand, nobody said a word about "when, who or how " .... I guess it was just a suggestion from an individual (me) who does not complain but gives his modest opinion .....


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  7. wabbash New Member


    just some appreciations:

    0) it was just a suggestion, nothing else.

    1) I see so much fuss about that: whether today we are really bored or this is real issue!

    2) As I stated, Frank "I do think than rather to "restrict" updates or new lines to be posted (which could be just additional comments to the "theoretically" closed topic) it will help other users to see if the "solution" of the reported problem has been fixed ....." .. So far, that means that a) additional lines could be added, doesn't matter, that would be a decision to be taken b) "just for information", the author would have closed the topic and the rest of the community would be aware of that....

    3) I dont know Snitz technology, if I knew that, I probably would not have suggested that ...

    4) hey guys, there are still some spare beers in the fridge!

  8. FrankKalis Moderator

    My post wasn't meant to be combative, wabbash! Where do we go when we can't discuss something like this? No, while it might be appropriate to lock certain threads, I really think that's what moderators are for. However, feedback from the original questioner whether his specific problem has been solved or yet remains to be solved is always appreciatiated and fortunately here in this forum not as seldom as in other fora. And when someone sees a "Thank you!" at the bottom of a thread he isn't attempted very much to add another post unless he has a better solution to offer.



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  9. Luis Martin Moderator

    Severals times new member use old post to ask about something he dont understand and I think this is good.


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  10. wabbash New Member


    Frank I know that was not intended to be combative, and I think we were discussing, not arguing, right?

    Did you already take your beer from the fridge ?? (it is not an IRONICAL comment, ok?)

    Probably today Saturn turned downwards to the Oracle's road and we are not aware of that...

    Anyway, this community is great, no doubts about that ....!!

    (sometimes, though, I am a bit embarrassed about these silly comments of mine counting as "posts" in this Forum ... should I suggest an "option" as "Don't let this comment count as a post" before whe submit any reply???!)




  11. FrankKalis Moderator

    quote:Originally posted by wabbash


    Did you already take your beer from the fridge ?? (it is not an IRONICAL comment, ok?)
    I'm at work [V]


    quote:
    (sometimes, though, I am a bit embarrassed about these silly comments of mine counting as "posts" in this Forum ... should I suggest an "option" as "Don't let this comment count as a post" before whe submit any reply???!)

    I think it has been discussed here before, whether posts in certain categories should be counted or not.

    If someone would ask me, I'd say: "It's all the same to me."
    Post count is nothing but a number and everybody should be aware that this doesn't imply quality per se. So at best that's only an indication on how active someone is. Quality can only be "measured" on a post by post basis.

    Just my $0,02 cents!



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  12. satya Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by wabbash<br />Did you already take your beer from the fridge ?? (it is not an IRONICAL comment, ok?)<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />So in Spain beer is supplied from vending machines at office [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />] ... aah I love that.<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  13. Argyle New Member

    They have a feature like this when you use the web interface for the MSDN newsgroups. You can check an option called "Was this post helpful to you?" on any thread you read.

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