This forum is excellent, not only for the people seeking help but as a general brush-up on system building techniques. Sometimes you're thrown in at the deep end so to speak but there's some dedicated people here that are very good at explaining things in everyday terms. What I like about the forum is that everyone is welcome no matter what their knowledge.
One thing that can be a pain however, is keeping up with threads; some are solved, some are in a state of flux whilst the right solutions are being found and some remain unsolved for a while. Wouldn't it be great if - at the request of the thread initiator - a solved thread could have a special icon to show that the problem as been solved. No need to close that thread, but it would make it very easy for instance, if someone was searching for a problem and hey presto there's a thread where the issue or one related to it is solved (with icons representing CPU/PSU/MEM and a short description underneath?).
It doesn't matter who solved the problem - that could be left open so that people aren't rammed with emails asking for help and everyone would be treated the same - but what about using cookies to show that you've solved the issue only on your PC screen, so that you can track which topics you've solved or helped in solving. As a system engineer that would suit me to the ground because I get through so many chipsets and different software configurations that it's nigh on impossible to keep track of things. There are always issues concerning certain board setups and it would be great to know that there's a solution waiting for the problem you have in front of you, a sort of instant knowledge base if you like for all to see.
Anyway, that's just an idea and I would really like to know what you think. As I said before this is a great resource to me when I'm helping others and having problems with my own setups. Thanks for reading mods - great site
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