Solved Threads in Related Solutions

February 6, 2020 at 07:39:11
Specs: Linux 6, 8GB
When you follow the link under "Related Solutions", often you get redirected to very old threads.

I'm thinking what the logic is behind this.
I'm fearing that these are just the threads that have the most matching words (like a Google search), but totally ignoring both their date, and also the fact they have "a solution".

If you are querying old threads, shouldn't you find threads with solutions ? Or should you find threads that nobody answered, 8 years ago ?

Shouldn't either the search-feature avoid these threads, or, mark them as being very old, from within the search result ?


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#1
February 6, 2020 at 11:22:10
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I wonder if you posted this in part because I mentioned such a
"Related Solutions" thread just a couple of days ago. That thread
was less than two years old, and had a solution that appeared to
be relevant to the current thread.

Do you think it would be more helpful if older threads and threads
not marked as being solved were omitted? I'd agree if I thought
that some more relevant threads are being omitted, but I don't
know that.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
February 7, 2020 at 00:41:21
No it's a coincedence, I usually stumble upon 10 year old threads, some have a Best Answer, some have not, some are relevant, some are not. Relevance is a factor I don't link with a Thread having a Best Answer. Because, any thread, old or new, interesting or not, may not be answered correctly, yet.

It's a tough call, but I'm just seeing many things to improve

message edited by Looge


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#3
February 27, 2020 at 05:53:32
There's just a unclear correlation between an old thread, and a useful thread.

Age is easy to measure, usefulness however ..


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