Closing a discussion

India
August 16, 2009 7:12am CST
Hi Friends, I have started a discussion here in myLot asking for a solution to a problem.Now thats being settled,i would like to close that discussion as I feel there is no need to keep that discussion anymore..Closing in the sense, the discussion is still available to other members who come across the same problem but just keeping it away from further editing.. Is there a feature in myLot for this.. If not wouldnt it be nice to have a feature like that in myLot.. i feel it wil be fine when the starter of a discussion likes to close it..
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4 responses
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
16 Aug 09
Hi friendtam, I know exactly what you mean as sometimes I've just popped in and asked a question which needs a quick fix and once I have the answer I don't want it running on as I feel it is only right to still respond. You can't actually close a discussion but the way I handle it is to mark best response to the person who answers the question to help you, and do that immediately, then I type in each new responsers box after thanking them but telling them a solution has been reached that THIS QUESTION HAS NOW BEEN ANSWERED. This only works if the next respondee sees this but a lot don't read the responses above, and some won't answere as the BR has already been given. They do then tend to die off pretty quickly I find.
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@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
16 Aug 09
And they want to earn some from their response. Let them earn it.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
16 Aug 09
Well they are welcome to earn from it Akuler I just find it difficult to keep responding back because generally if I've asked a question for a solution it will be something really boring to me about computers so I really want to get rid of it when the solution has been provided. I'm much rather close that down and carry on my fascinating discussion about history with your good self, I'm really enjoying that one.
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• India
16 Aug 09
I go with you thea, that exactly what i was feeling to.. Its really wasting time for both as one as got the solution he needed and another is just wasting his time on a resolved question..
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• India
16 Aug 09
Only the Admin Has Powers To CLose - A Discussion Can Be Closed Only By the Administrators ..
You Have Powers Only To Start A Discussion .. I think The Discussion Stays On Till Mylot IS Available On Net .. Only The Admin Has Powers to Overlook A Discussion .. May Be Take It Off .. This Is Normally Done When There Is A Violation Of Mylot T&C .. Well I Think I Am rght On this One .. Thank You ..
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• India
16 Aug 09
But when the discussion is not violating the rules, the admin is not going to close it... However admin wil delete that discussion which stops other from seeing that discussion.. But what i ask for is, stopping a discussion from further responses and only the starter of the discussion knows whether his problem is resolved or not.. so i think, the starter needs to be given a choice to stop(**not deleting) a discussion from further responses..
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
16 Aug 09
Why should you close that discussion?It may be helpful for other members in the future and so it shall remain there for ever.On your side,just mark the best response and forget it for the time being.if anybody respond to it again you can comment on it,thereby helping him/her.Cheers!
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• India
16 Aug 09
Sorry i guess you didnt get me.. I was not asking for deleting a discussion but only to stop from further editing.. for instance, i asked for help on the requirements for bluetooth connectivity on my pc, and 1 of the member has given me all the details i need with a gud description.. unfortunately another member added his solution too(both are almost same)... here in myLot, i dont think many read the comments posted before them but only the main discussion... Now i need to thank both of them for spending their time for me, but certainly the 2nd person have wasted some time in trying to help me(thats what i feel).. Hope you get my point or am i really wrong
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• Canada
16 Aug 09
I apologize in advance if this posts twice. I typed and submitted my response but it disappeared :( Anyway, one of the great things about myLot is that we can ask questions and get answers or we can get opinions on problems or issues we may be having. It's terrific when we receive the solution we feel we need. However, this is a discussion forum - it's not simply a question and answer forum - so members should be able to continue or participate in a discussion for as long as they have something of value to add. While their contributions may not be of interest to the originator of the discussion, they may well be of interest to other members. It's not valuable to continue to post the same responses over and over, of course, but anything new should be welcomed. Bear in mind that, even though you create a discussion, you are not obligated to continue to participate in it -- naturally you would in order to keep it active but, if you feel you've gotten what you wanted from it, have perhaps chosen a best response, then you don't have to continue to comment. It's your choice when and where you participate. However, bear in mind that while you may be done with topic, others might not be and they should be able to continue to discuss for as long as they wish :)
• India
17 Aug 09
Yea,u r right, its a place to discuss things.. but can u take some time to luk at my first comment here(given for SRGANESH).. just consider that bluetooth discussion, do you think there is anything useful can be added to it.. Even if someone have other question,like installing the software for it and so on and on, At one point, wouldnt it be so difficult to find the page containing the solution, if many problems were solved in the same discussion... What do you think.. Anyway you are lucky, ur response added only once... But one of my posts was duplicated as when i first tried it said some technical issue, i couldnt post it and next day, I had two same posts