10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 29, 2010 11:49 AM by carrie_moley

    Marking threads as questions

       

      When someone creates a thread, they have the option of marking it as a question. Suppose the filer neglected to do that. Can anyone else subsequently mark it or is this privilege restriced to the filer?

       

       

        • Re: Marking threads as questions

          hi Patrick,

           

          The privilege is restricted to the original poster, although when you bring it up like that, it does kind of make sense to allow other people to mark something as a question.  We've gone back and forth on whether or not a thread is a question by default so if you think it makes sense to have all threads be marked as questions, you can set a system property 'questions.markThreadAsQuestionByDefault' to 'true'.

           

          Cheers,

           

          AJ

            • Re: Marking threads as questions

              If we decide to adopt this change and default all  threads as questions, then what exactly displays? In other words, is the checkbox removed entirely or does a checkbox appear with the check automatically inserted and one has to 'uncheck' it., thereby still allowing the distinction between a question thread and a 'discussion' thread?

                • Re: Marking threads as questions

                  with the check automatically inserted and one has to 'uncheck' it., thereby still allowing the distinction between a question thread and a 'discussion' thread?

                  Exactly. The user will be given the option of unchecking the checkbox, but it will be checked by default.

                   

                  Cheers,

                   

                  AJ

                    • Re: Marking threads as questions
                      crossman

                      It would be really, really helpful to have the ability for admins to "unmark" as a question after the fact.

                       

                      Especially considering the functionality where you can email alerts on "unanswerd questions" there are time where you want to leave the discussion "open" for a while but also don't want to get email alerts about the unanswered question or to have to mark the thread as "assumed answered."