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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Unanswered posts?
    How about a link in the new posts header for unanswered posts?

    Search: Posts From Last Day | Refresh | New | Weekly | Featured Threads | Unanswered | Mark as Read

    *bold added to denote placement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr. View Post
    How about a link in the new posts header for unanswered posts?.
    I don't see a real reason for that by now.........

    Because I have seen a lot of one time posters just asking a single (why or how to) question, or opening a good subject thread... and never come back to that thread, or be an active member here...

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Shouldn't we try to answer a valid unanswered question that could benefit of other members or visitors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr. View Post
    Shouldn't we try to answer a valid unanswered question that could benefit of other members or visitors?
    The way I see it by now... ( after eight years here?)

    F.... No!

    If yoiu want learn something, stick around and participate...

    Otherwise, use the searh feature thing...

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    and never come back to that thread, or be an active member here..
    Well why the hell should I come back if no one responds to my posts? The unanswered link should be on EVERY page.

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    This is done.
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    I just clicked the unanswered post link. It was filled to the brim with promos. I Don't think I'll be going there again. That in mind, I doubt it will be very useful and just clutters up the search options line.



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    Right, it looks like it's set site wide right now, it's a process and it always needs improving ... you know that. But the bottom line is to add benefit to all, so tweak tweak, tweak.

    LOL before it took a year + for a sub forum to be added, now a day for a script install, WOW!
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    ABW Ambassador I.M.O.G.'s Avatar
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    I agree boom or bust, I didn't like the view for the same reasons - the unanswered posts link should probably only include specific forums where people ask regular questions. Little more complex, but doable.
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    Scratched what I did for now. Will take me a little time to do it well, first and second attempt were crap. I'll get it going though... Best way to do unanswered posts is excluding sponsored/advertising sections from this link. Part of what makes this tough though is the vbulletin search syntax isn't fully documented. There's this, but it leaves out various search options like "&exclude=" etc.
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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Yep, it's a process Matt. We truly appreciate the responsiveness.
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    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Absolutely love this idea...hopefully you can get it working
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    Unanswered threads is now enabled on the search page. When viewing unread posts, click "Unanswered Threads" at the top of the thread list to view anything which hasn't yet received a reply... There are more than a couple people out there who got lost in the shuffle!

    Let me know if there are any other forums appearing in the results which you believe should be filtered out.
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    Unanswered threads with 0 Replies

    From November 27th, 2003 to Today

    Showing results 1 to 50 of 10000
    10,000 Unanswered threads?
    Since 2003?

    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal View Post
    10,000 Unanswered threads?
    Since 2003?

    Wow!



    Hmm.... Well there were some seriously major changes within the community back in 2003.

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    I've updated the unanswered posts search to only return results from the past 30 days - if something doesn't get a response in 30 days, it may well be lost forever.

    Limiting the search to 30 days should relieve the DB server a bit, not much point in returning 8 years of unanswered posts. Even if our DB server can do it in fractions of a second.
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    oops my image got taken away lol.
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