We know you have an opinion on how things should be run around here. These are suggestions for the forums, and the website.This forum is not a place to ask for suggestions to your own coding (or otherwise) problems.
I agree. The main problem with that though is that the user who posted the topic would have to come back and declare it to be solved. Perhaps after 72 hours it could be declared solved unless the user comes back and reopens it for 48 hours.
It's not a bad idea, but I'm not sure how much it would be used. We've been trying to get people to put [solved] in their subject for years and it hasn't happened. I think for most people, once their problem is solved, they abandon the thread asking the question. Having a "solved" button wouldn't alter this behaviour I wouldn't think.
Real programmers don't comment their code. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand.
pickle wrote:Having a "solved" button wouldn't alter this behaviour I wouldn't think.
I'm sure it wouldn't completely eradicate the problem; however, an obvious "Mark as Solved" button would be a lot easier and, as others have said, more obvious than asking people to change their thread titles (I also wasn't aware of this request).
 Automarking them would be rather inaccurate... letting admins or mods mark threads solved might be a better solution.
Yes - a "solved" category would be useful. It would also be good if there was another set of topic symbols for the "solved" status, as they look better than simply writing "SOLVED" in big capitals. Here are a few I knocked up quickly from the existing icons:
I don't know what the feelings are about locking topics after they have been unused for a certain amount of time, but I also went ahead and created these:
Make of them what you will - I have no problems with anyone taking these images and using them.