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    best answer button?

    I have seen many forums now that they have one button like best answer and that post turn green color to indicate the this was the answer the user really likes or worked.


    Otherwise user has to read all the posts to see the conversation and deduce which is the right or best of all solution.

    is it possible to implement here or there are any drawbacks to it.
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    Hmm sounds interesting. If there's a pre-made plugin for this, I'm certainly open to the idea of testing it out. I'll check vBulletin.org soon.
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    Plugin?? i thought you were going to code it
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    Doesn't the thanks system work the same way? In many cases, too, there's not just one silver bullet "right answer," but what solves the OP's issue is a composite of several different answers--something the thanks system addresses.

    If you ask me, having thanks, reputation and a "best answer" button is too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msuffern View Post
    If you ask me, having thanks, reputation and a "best answer" button is too much.
    Agreed, that problem could be mitigated by making the "best answer" button not tied to anything, like it doesn't show how many "best answers" you've been given.

    But as you also pointed out, frequently it is a composite of responses that go into developing the final solution, so that feature might not work well around here.
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    Like on adobe forums, they have 2 helpful answers and 1 correct answer.

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    Thanks may be given to the poster if he has given any more valuable information even if that is the part of solution .

    Best answer or correct answer means that, for the problem above, this is the answer user is looking for.

    For new user , who came here by google , he does not know about the thank button , or where that thank button which is only two lines written at the corner , difficult to get noticed by new commer , which does not give them much idea about the post or which is correct unless he reads all conversation of all posts.

    Where as correct answer or best answers , where the color of whole post box turns green means that this solution works perefct as exactly user wants but other may also be useful.

    I have found personally that whenever i reach any forum through google , i just scroll down and read only the correct solution if i am in hurry and this saves my time.
    However if i come in CF through google then i have to go through all the posts , user thanked text is not clearly noticiable ,only old forum members will notice it

    I haven been here for 1 year and i still don't know what is Rep button and how users can see it. User is only concerned about the answer to problem , is there any where on the post the reputation of post is written?

    I think Thank + Reutation = best Answer or correct solution or worked solution
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    Quote Originally Posted by o0O0o.o0O0o View Post
    I haven been here for 1 year and i still don't know what is Rep button and how users can see it. User is only concerned about the answer to problem , is there any where on the post the reputation of post is written?

    I think Thank + Reutation = best Answer or correct solution or worked solution
    Your avatar and signature would seem to suggest otherwise. Your reputation is displayed under your post and thank counts. And you can give someone rep for a post by clicking on the little award button on the left side of the post.

    You can view your reputation and the comments from the user CP.
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    But this stuff is for Forum member only , what i meant to say was , how the new user which has come to site , to see the solution to problem , has anything to do with reputation? or how it relates to the post . There is nothing on the post which indicates that this post was reputated by Elite forum member to indicate the usefullnes of post not the poster
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    The problem here is whom gets to decide the value of the correctness? Since a most helpful post would be an indication of a none to one relationship to a single thread, this would mean that we have to rely on the OP to provide the necessary feedback. And to be quite blunt, the OP wouldn't be asking the question in the first place if they knew what the best answer was. If the best answer is a many relationship to a single thread this would simply create another thanks system.
    And lets not forget about the abuse the system would receive.

    IMO, the thanks and rep systems together are too much. Division of the two have split the quality over two different fields - I rep since it provides me with positive and negative standpoints. On the otherhand, we can see what a user has been thanked for within the actual post while we cannot view if they have had reputation received or removed.
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    Its not the new idea , Many forums are using this feature , so i don't know how they have programmed it , I have only seen posts with correct answer marked by the poster.

    I think after trying the code user can decide that whether it worked or not.
    Then thread belongs to the OP so OP its on OP to decide which solution worked for him.

    Sometime there may be error in the post but still if that work for user he can mark it worked just to indicate that his problem was solved so that any user who come to site can go straight to that post.

    I don't have any special interst in implementing it but i have seen that it helped me a lot in Stackoverflow forum . If i see the green tick then i don't read any other post, i just copy that code and every time it worked .


    ANd regarding abuse i think its upon the OP to decide whatever thing worked for him as he is the poster . If wrong solution worked for him , then its ok .
    Lets not link anything like rep or else so that it effect any members rep

    I think rate this thread means whether the thread itself is interesting or good not the post . I really don't understnad this rating , reputation , thanks which are rather oriented towards the members than the users
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fou-Lu View Post
    IMO, the thanks and rep systems together are too much. Division of the two have split the quality over two different fields
    Agreed

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    I think after trying the code user can decide that whether it worked or not.
    Then thread belongs to the OP so OP its on OP to decide which solution worked for him.

    Sometime there may be error in the post but still if that work for user he can mark it worked just to indicate that his problem was solved so that any user who come to site can go straight to that post.
    There is also all the extra moderating effort required to enforce such a feature. If the OP doesn't ever bother saying which solution worked, the moderators would have to go through and pick one.

    And what happens when there is more than one correct answer? Not every problem has only one good solution. People might feel cheated if the OP picks someone else solution as the one to mark.
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    That was my main concern: other members may feel left out or hurt if their answer is disregarded. Answers are very often split across multiple posts as new code is troubleshooted, and it is not at all unusual to have over fifteen posts in a single thread. Picking the most helpful of these would be insane, and I daresay the feature might be neglected.

    I think I've had a lot of bad luck with both the rep and thanks system, as members I help tend to just leave a "thanks" post. Though it doesn't really matter, it is slightly irritating.

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    I think its not compulsory to have every thread with correct solution marked as There are many posts on those forums where users have not marked them , its entirely upon the user if he think to mark it correct or not.

    I think if we link that correct answer with the (virtual reputation) of the member then it will be a problem . I think if members considers themselves defamed , if their answer is not marked correct then there will be problem . Remember the solution is posted to help others not getting the reputation. rather than being a member just think as a user to see , do u any advantage in the system or not.

    If anyone is the member of other forums who have implemented this they can explain this better that how they have worked out the solution.


    Or if its possible that if someone thanks the user , then the color of that whole post changes to something to just indicate that this post worked or is helpul. I think the thank text is not clearly visible.That will also solve the purpose because the main idea is that it should saves user time , so that he can directly go the post by seeing the color difference
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