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Misleading Topics
« on: December 29, 2012, 05:08:07 pm »
I think we should require a [question] or [q] tag before questions in topics. Because I always click on topics thinking "Cool, I want to know about this", but it turns out to be someone asking about it. I mean, its not really a big deal, just kinda annoying.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 05:27:20 pm »
I also click on topics thinking that its a tip or tutorial but turns out to be a question.
Not that much of a deal to me personally, but I would understand that some people might get annoyed.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 06:00:13 pm »
Hard to implement, but perhaps we can have some sort of thread type setting in the new system. I will think about it. And yes, it is annoying. But this is a people problem, not a technical problem that is easily solvable. I don't stop being surprised by how horrible stupid people are when it comes to writing posts and subjects.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 06:19:07 pm »
Sounds fare , il do this from now on.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 06:20:26 pm »
I don't stop being surprised by how horrible stupid people are when it comes to writing posts and subjects.
Indeed.
xda-developers have a checkbox (Mark this if you will ask a question) on top of the topic field when you create a new topic. If the checkbox is marked, when you post the thread, an automatic [Q] prefix gets added.

IMO that's the easiest idiot-proof solution.

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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 06:30:42 pm »
A checkbox would be fantastic. This isn't that big of a deal on my desktop, but on mobile, its annoying as balls.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 07:32:20 pm »
Indeed.
xda-developers have a checkbox (Mark this if you will ask a question) on top of the topic field when you create a new topic. If the checkbox is marked, when you post the thread, an automatic [Q] prefix gets added.

IMO that's the easiest idiot-proof solution.

Good solution and easy to implement.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 08:44:49 am »
  ^  how about the question mark icon?
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2012, 09:34:24 am »
Indeed.
xda-developers have a checkbox (Mark this if you will ask a question) on top of the topic field when you create a new topic. If the checkbox is marked, when you post the thread, an automatic [Q] prefix gets added.

IMO that's the easiest idiot-proof solution.


I was about to say this... Possibly also add a "WIN" and "NIX" one two for when something posted is OS specific :D
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 11:13:31 am »
By the way, isn't a new version of evilzone coming? If so, then there is no point to put much work into polishing or improving this one.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2012, 12:14:46 pm »
By the way, isn't a new version of evilzone coming? If so, then there is no point to put much work into polishing or improving this one.

When is it coming ?
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2012, 03:28:09 pm »
By the way, isn't a new version of evilzone coming? If so, then there is no point to put much work into polishing or improving this one.
Indeed it is comming. So hold the phone until we deliver what was promised ^^

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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2012, 08:07:09 pm »
Ohh, a "mark as answer" button would be nice as well. And then highlight that post somehow to make it easier to find the final answer in a thread.
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2012, 09:06:19 pm »
Ohh, a "mark as answer" button would be nice as well. And then highlight that post somehow to make it easier to find the final answer in a thread.


How about like Yahoo/Wiki Answers were the best answer can be up voted by OP and members ;)
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Re: Misleading Topics
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2012, 09:13:28 pm »
How about like Yahoo/Wiki Answers were the best answer can be up voted by OP and members ;)
You're talking about a Q/A forum, no discussions. That architecture in a forum would be mindfucking, because it would mess with the post order, so following the thread would be hard.
It's like that on StackOverflow and it's fine when there is one answer per post, but when you want to have a discussion out of that, then it gets mangled.

I say no to that.

 



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