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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #15 on: 08. March 2014, 11:32:30 »
An Ad-Block, may be ?
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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #16 on: 08. March 2014, 11:33:21 »
I've tested disabling the adblock and with midori fresh without any plugins...

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #17 on: 08. March 2014, 12:21:33 »
I'm sorry Handy but I really cannot see it.
New Screenshot, with the full bottom of my screen (and of the webpage):



I've tried disabling all addons (ghostery, adblock edge...) and also with midori freshly installed... still can't see it.
Cheers,

I'm running Firefox with Ghostery, Adblock edge, NoScript, Request Policy & more. I can obviously see the Topic Solved button.

I've attached a screenshot, where you will see the Topic Solved button down the bottom right hand of the page (actually in this instance it is a Topic Not Solved button ;) ). You'll also notice that my fonts are partially overlapped by the Jump To: => drop down menu bar, that runs across the bottom of the screen.

It looks to me like your Topic Solved is being hidden by that Jump To: => bar.  (You'll see on my screenshot other forum management type buttons which you won't have access to.)

If you can modify your Midori font sizes you may be able to uncover the button(s)?
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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #18 on: 08. March 2014, 12:55:20 »
Is it in the DIV moderation button?
Because when I inspect the page (firefox), mine is empty.

See screenshot:


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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #19 on: 24. April 2014, 01:23:07 »
I can't find it either. Mine looks the same as d7rk's initial screenshot.

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #20 on: 24. April 2014, 08:01:57 »
I finally found the button. It's really well hidden, only the initiated ones can see it ...
Can we make it a little more obvious, say, at the top of the page next to the "Reply", "Add Bookmark", "Mark Unread", etc. buttons?
Otherwise, I'm not surprised if newbies (like me) don't use it, or don't even know it exists.

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #21 on: 21. July 2014, 15:12:20 »
This is a good example of bad UX design.

Adding the [Solved] to the beginning of the topic is de facto standard way of marking questions solved on (most?) forums. Users are already familiar with this method.

The Topic Solved button is very well hidden on the bottom of the page. I would have never found it or even thought of looking for it, if I hadn't accidentally seen this topic.

The fact that there's a how-to on how to mark topic solved itself proves that this is bad UX. Such a simple task shouldn't need a how-to.

My suggestion is to stick with / go back to the [Solved] method.

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #22 on: 24. July 2014, 06:03:10 »
This is a good example of bad UX design.

Adding the [Solved] to the beginning of the topic is de facto standard way of marking questions solved on (most?) forums. Users are already familiar with this method.

The Topic Solved button is very well hidden on the bottom of the page. I would have never found it or even thought of looking for it, if I hadn't accidentally seen this topic.

The fact that there's a how-to on how to mark topic solved itself proves that this is bad UX. Such a simple task shouldn't need a how-to.

My suggestion is to stick with / go back to the [Solved] method.
The only ones able to mark a topic solved are the OP and moderators. I would hope that upon review, and only after having read all replies offering solution, the OP or moderator finds him or herself at the bottom of the page where the Topic Solved button is conveniently located. But AFAIK, the OP is not prevented from modifying THEIR OWN topic by redundantly adding [SOLVED].  :)
If you think this is a design flaw by the creators of this forum's software, Simple Machine Forum, perhaps you should take it up with them and insist they get back in the herd:
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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #23 on: 24. July 2014, 10:24:38 »
it would be great if the OP clicking "Solved" also caused the subject line to also reflect that:

eg. SOLVED: Why do more male GnuLinux users sport comb-overs per capita, than non-GnuLinux users?

one could then search for answers & quickly locate those that have been adequately answered.

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #24 on: 21. August 2014, 03:01:03 »
I have never been able to see this solved button even when I hit control f and search for the word solved hopping to find a button that says solved I cannot find it. It is there it is extremly well hidden. What I normally do is edit the main post and added [Solved] to it.

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #25 on: 21. August 2014, 06:11:37 »
Topic Solved / Not Solved button is at the bottom of the page for the OP.
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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #26 on: 21. August 2014, 08:10:31 »
There must be something wrong with my web-browsers then it is not there I will take a screenshot when I get home on windows pc now and i can see it but in all four of five of my browsers on my laptop it is not there. I will investigate further later.

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #27 on: 21. August 2014, 08:58:28 »
Negen , by any chance have you cleared your browser cache lately? I have no clue to what it could be tbh, basic things like that are worth trying. Design has changed from how it first looked.

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #28 on: 22. September 2014, 00:48:43 »
Out of curiosity, why does it matter if the OP uses the button versus just typing it into the subject?

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Re: [How-To] Mark Topic as solved
« Reply #29 on: 23. October 2014, 08:41:33 »
I wish someone would fix this post.  The "mark topic solved" is at the BOTTOM of the last post, NOT at the top.  This is so confusing.