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Feedback on PP Problems

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:18 pm
by Pwif

Not sure where to post this.

I've noticed that a lot of people have responded to a wide variety of problems, but many times there is no feedback from the person who has posted the problem. I would just like some feedback as to whether the 'advice/responses' have proved useful or not. I sometimes do a search if I have a specific problem myself, and it would definitely help me if there was feedback (however brief) from the original poster.

What do others think?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:44 pm
by ayeaiii
Sounds to me a good idea! I also like, if the person feels comfortable, sometimes to hear how things turned out. Because if well, a happy ending is nice, and if not so good, further advice can be given Yes! A very good idea, I personally think!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:15 pm
by Moose
I'm with you 100% Pwyfyb. I think it can be difficult, though, for people who don't get on the net much - maybe they only get the opportunity to post a problem and check the reply and that's it. Regular posters though, well, that's a different story! Regulars should deffo give us an update so we know if we're talking sense or talking rubbish. Plus, it might help with the problem of people posting replies 10 years after the original query was posted. If there was an update from the original PPer, people might be less inclined to post a response because they can see that the problem has been solved or that the poster needs more help.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:07 pm
by gatekeeper
It'd be good if the original poster posted something like "Problem solved..." but I sometimes notice that for the more complicated problems like relationship/friendship issues, people usually stop replying even though the problem has some new developments. I think it's just a. they forgot about the problem, b. It's tiring to read the problem from page 1, including the replies of other posters to make sure you're not repeating what other's had said.

So yea, it'd be good if we have an option "View all boards started by this poster." Because I also see people go something like "Some of you might remember my problem with my ex about 3 months ago..." Not many can remember and some new users might want to read the original problem before commenting.

I hope someone gets me, so tired and sleepy I can't think. :oops:

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:51 pm
by all_apologies
*Moved to forum support for suggestions about the site. Cheers 8)