While messing with Exchange 2010 at work, I noticed it lets you put a check mark next to email threads to flag them as complete. And that got me thinking: is there a similar plugin for vBulletin?
Thread starters could mark their threads as solved if they figured out what the issue was and how to fix it. Why is that important?
- People searching in the future could see that a particular problem thread ended in success.
- If marking a thread as "fixed" could also lock it, it would keep newcomers from posting in a thread three years after the last post. And it'd keep people from yelling at them for re-opening a dead thread, which while a violation of forum decency, might scare the newcomer off.
Not sure what the admins have on their plate right now, but it might be worth looking into.