New topic type: Solution!

  • Idea
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • Not Planned


I've seen on many occasions, that people find fixes for problems, but don't know where to post it! It isn't very effective to post the solution onto every problem report people have. It would be nice to have a very basic "Solution" type added, so people can get their problem fixed, without having to post their question, and wait for it to be answered.

As of now, the only way we can post a solution topic, is to put it under idea or problem, and it doesn't seem effective. I've posted many a help topic, but they seem to go unnoticed because they seem like generic topics. They need a different look to them, maybe the color theme could be blue, (or green, like praise reports)

An example, is Mojang. SO many people post the same bugs over and over... It gets tiring to answer the same question 50 times. The duplicate threads, and ignored questions could be helped if there was a simple way to answer their questions universally.

It could also pop up before posting a problem report, suggesting a help topic that could possibly resolve your issue.

ShadowSplicer

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  • hoping this gets noticed

Posted 2 years ago

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Amy Muller, Co-founder

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Thanks for the input. We did toy with the idea of a "Tip" topic type, which is somewhat simliar to the use-case you're describing here. Your suggestion is noted!

ShadowSplicer

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Is there a physical idea for it that I can support? I would be glad to give it a star, and a comment...

Amy Muller, Co-founder

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Good question! It was an internal conversation that was happening but then other priorities took over. :)

ShadowSplicer

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Oh, ok. Hope to see this implemented sometime in the future :)

Jareth

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I poosh button!

Doug

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Thank you for letting us know. Its great to know that such an Idea was being considered.

Jareth

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We really do NEED this option.

Nathan, Champion

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This is a great idea!

Jareth

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I thought so too. ShadowSplicer and I as well as some other members have tried posting them as problems with the sub-heading (Solution) but they always slip in to the depths that are the forums. Bad ideas and duplicate posts for problems always take them off of the front page and I hate to "bump" topics because it's kind of like padding your stats to make it look like you're helping people. There are a couple of people like that and one who has literally bumped a topic over five hundred times. Almost all of my replies have come from helping people and I also get tired of the same post getting shoved in my face when nobody reads it.

It would be nice if people could search "Solutions" to see if there's an answer to their problem already.

CreepersNemisis

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Yes, this is a good idea, Jareth, thanks for posting the link!