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If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:53 pm
by shaner_g_yo@msn.com
I see a thread as solved and want to immediately view the solution. How do I do that?

Re: If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 pm
by FJCC
You just have to read the thread. People are often not careful about explaining what worked, so that might be difficult. I have also seen Solved used to mean "I give up".

Re: If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:12 pm
by shaner_g_yo@msn.com
FJCC wrote:You just have to read the thread. People are often not careful about explaining what worked, so that might be difficult. I have also seen Solved used to mean "I give up".


Thanks. That's a crappy way to have it work though. It should only say solved if it's solved and then should contain a link to the post containing the solution.

Pretty disappointing to hear that this forum is disorganized in the manner you described.

Re: If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:24 pm
by FJCC
We are always happy to accept the help of those who want to improve the site.

Re: If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:30 pm
by shaner_g_yo@msn.com
Yep thanks. My design suggestion is as much help as I can offer. IMO to have threads marked as "Solved" when they aren't solved, and to not have a link to the information that made someone deemed the thread solved is a complete failure of design because it causes confusion and basically makes no sense lol

Like what's the point of marking a thread solved when it's not solved and then still having to read the whole thread instead of being shown the solution? That's basically turning a forum which is supposed to provide helpful information into the opposite. Sorry for the complaining, I am just absolutely baffled how it was implemented the way you describe.

Re: If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:57 pm
by RoryOF
In OpenOffice there are often many ways to achieve a solution to a problem; the entire thread will usually contain discussion on a range of these and will in any case be informative. If you don't find this useful, read the OO manuals and you probably won't need the forum..

Re: If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 am
by RusselB
If there was a link to the post that contained a solution (which the OP (Original Poster) could put in to their original topic), that doesn't mean that is the only solution.
Also, a solution that one person might understand, and use, someone else might not understand. Personally, if I don't understand a solution, I will opt for a solution I do understand or get an explanation of the solution so that I do understand it.
Using a solution that one doesn't understand can be a cause for further difficulties.

Re: If a thread is solved how do I go to the solution?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:57 am
by Hagar Delest
OP just doesn't want to do any homework. Just have the answer ready to use and that's all.
Won't spent further time in such kind of discussion.