status says solved yet it is not, Changed?

September 18, 2011 at 18:18:20
Specs: Windows 7, core i3/4096MB ddr3
I had posted into the forum earlier and after one reply my posting now says [Solved] in the title. Can that be changed or can somebody come back to my thread and help me?
here is the link to my post http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#1
September 19, 2011 at 00:00:50
Even 'solved' threads still get viewed but Justin can probably change its status for you.

It's kind of deceptive since you're asked to select the best answer and when you do you find your problem is 'solved'. Best answer doesn't necessarily mean solved. Remember, you're not required to choose a best answer and if you do you may want to wait a few days for other suggestions to post in.


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#2
September 19, 2011 at 07:08:57
Hey,

[Solved] just means it has been marked with best answers. Most of the helpers here realize that and will come back to look if you post more replies.

Thanks,
Justin


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#3
September 20, 2011 at 07:46:02
Can I mark my own thread as solved if I figured it out myself? :)

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#4
September 20, 2011 at 08:36:57
Hi,

It was originally set up that way. However, too many people were doing that on their own responses (which weren't solutions at all). I had to disable it.

Justin


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#5
September 29, 2011 at 08:18:51
Solved] just means it has been marked with best answers. Most of the helpers here realize that and will come back to look if you post more replies.

Thanks,
Justin

Solved means fixed. It does not mean it's been marked with the best answer, at least not in the real world.

In several instances on these forums you have used language that makes one wonder if English is your first language.

Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.

Homer

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#6
October 1, 2011 at 06:20:07
Call me naive, but who marks an answer as "Best Answer?" I don't see that option.

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#7
October 2, 2011 at 02:33:05
The OP. For example, for this thread it would be ryanlawsons.

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#8
October 2, 2011 at 12:03:36
I asked that question... in Post 3 above, and Justin said he disabled that option.

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#9
October 2, 2011 at 18:05:35
Edit Oh I see what you mean. In a thread that you start, you choose which of the responses is the 'best answer'. You just can't choose a response that you have made.

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