In an attempt to increase the quality of responses, I have created a simple module that allows the author of the topic to mark one reply as the best reply.
To mark a reply as the best reply just click the 'Best Reply' link at the bottom of the comment.
A link to that reply is created in the topic links, which will help people looking for answers to go to the best reply quickly.
Moderators have the ability to change or remove the best reply if they feel the system is being abused or whatever.
We could quite easily provide listings such as the member who provided the most best reply's for the month, all time best replier, although we may get sick of seeing Hugo in that list
You should start to see the links available on comments to new topics from now.
I'd suggest that it would be good form to mark a reply as the best reply once it has been proved as a helpful solution.
Feel free to offer suggestions or improvements.
Quote:although we may get
although we may get sick of seeing Hugo in that list
think somehow I may be usurped on that one
It's a good point that it perhaps should only be marked once that response/fix has proven to be the one that resolves the issue.
Can there be multiple marks or simply one per thread?
I think one per thread is
I think one per thread is all that is required.
We can see how it goes and change it if required.
Can't spot that link yet
Can't spot that link yet will it only appear on new posts/threads, have you already stated that
edit/ oops yes indeed that was stated :rolleyes:
Can you see it on here next
Can you see it on here next to the reply link in the comments?
I had the access control set
I had the access control set incorrectly. :bigoops:
As a moderator or the thread starter (me in this case) you should be able to see the link.
Yep see the link 'Best
Yep see the link 'Best reply' and have marked your last thread "I had the access control set incorrectly..." not that I was being sarcastic
Thought: When done with
When done with this thread, it might be worth writing up a brief guide to using the function literally and conceptually i.e do's and dont's; stickied to all the forums and perhaps copied into the posting guidelines?
Yes that's a good
Yes that's a good idea.
Maybe add some dot points here if you as you think of them and we can put the stickies and instructions together sometime over the next couple of days.
Really good idea! This will
Really good idea!
This will be similar to the reputation points system over on ASPfree.com.
We should also have one for
We should also have one for "disregard - clueless reply".
I don't reply that frequently as it is anymore Triumph, last thing I need is someone able to click a 'clueless reply' button!...
Oh no wait, will there be a prize/recognition for that too Tony? In which case I'm in
Tony if possible a title
Tony if possible a title attribute on that icon might be helpful by way of some further clarification? summit like 'This post marked as 'Best Reply''
Hi Hugo, That's actually a
That's actually a background image.
So we will have to think of something else.
Darn it, I saw it pasted
Darn it, I saw it pasted into a post asking a question about and naturally saw the tag and assumed it was inline
Where is the Best reply link??
Hi nivedhitha, If the topic
If the topic has a comment marked as best reply, you will see it at the bottom of the first post.
To see the mark best reply link you need to be the topic author.