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5th May 2009, 01:53 AM
Hi, IŽd like to know how to close a thread that have been resolved.
5th May 2009, 02:08 AM
You cannot, you have to PM a staff member on duty to do it. But then, we may not close the thread if we think it is still relevant.
5th May 2009, 02:58 AM
What you can also do (better than closing) is ask a staff member to put SOLVED in the subject line.
This has a good chance of being helpful to people who come afterwards--they might search for a particular subject, see that a thread is marked SOLVED and say, "AHA! THAT is the thread that I need.!"
Whereas if you have a problem, and you see a thread about it, start to read it, and see that the last post is,
Never mind, solved it.
Don't you think you might think bad thoughts about that person?
5th May 2009, 03:07 AM
I realize I should have added one more thing. (Unlike me, Wayne has a life, so I have more time to elaborate. I envy him, but, such is life--wait, I just said I don't have one, but anyway....)
One reason we seldom close them (as opposed to marking them solved) is others might come along and want to post, thanks, that works for me too, or Shucks, I tried that and it didn't work. Such posts help other people figure out how likely the solution is to work for them. Sometimes, it's a silly mistake the original poster made--but the thing is, lots of other people make the same silly mistake.
On the other hand, both Wayne and I, (and of course, other staff) will sometimes close a thread when, for example, the thread is from 2004, and someone posts in 2009, hey, that didn't work for me. I mention Wayne as the example, not only because he was the first to respond to you, but also because both he and I will often use Monty Python quotes in closing it. (He prefers, "Bring out your dead!", whereas I tend to go for, "I'm not dead!")
5th May 2009, 03:11 AM
I'm dead but no one told me :)
Also, I don't have a life, I have a beer! :eek:
5th May 2009, 04:03 AM
Now, hit yourself with a frozen kipper for that one. (He's hit me with them often enough.)
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