Thanks for adding resolved tags to your AskMe posts June 28, 2006 6:03 AM   Subscribe

Related somewhat to the post below, I'd like to thank everyone who has started adopting the custom of adding "resolved" or "updated" tags to their questions. Browsing those tags can be very interesting.
posted by CunningLinguist to Etiquette/Policy at 6:03 AM (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

If mathowie has a tag date somewhere, he could create a few new RSS feeds that pull in tag date order, rather than post date order, which would make it even better.
posted by smackfu at 6:08 AM on June 28, 2006

Uhhh, okay, sorry, it seems like I'm the only one using "updated," but at last "resolved" is taking off.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:09 AM on June 28, 2006

Just went through all my old AskMes and added "resolved" where appropriate (not to mention tagging the older ones and adding comments where the thread was still open). Thanks for suggesting it.
posted by languagehat at 8:28 AM on June 28, 2006

Yes, I'll begin tagging mine too-- thanks for the reminder.
posted by hermitosis at 8:51 AM on June 28, 2006

I've "resolved" where appropriate as well.
posted by cortex at 8:55 AM on June 28, 2006

posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:03 AM on June 28, 2006

Wouldn't adding "unsolved" be more useful?
posted by cillit bang at 10:02 AM on June 28, 2006

This really isn't a big issue for me, but since it comes up all the time..

I think you need three categories, resolved, unsolved, and resolved? (a fourth, unsolved?, maybe..). That would more accurately reflect the way questions get answered in practice.
posted by Chuckles at 10:12 AM on June 28, 2006

I've just gone through and added a couple of "unsolved" tags. Good idea, cillit bang.
posted by interrobang at 10:14 AM on June 28, 2006

I just added an updated. Works nicely because there really wasn't just one answer that was the best, but the cumulative advice helped muchly.
posted by FunkyHelix at 10:19 AM on June 28, 2006

and we could tag really urgent ones as "super-dooper unresolved to the max!"
posted by blue_beetle at 10:40 AM on June 28, 2006

Okay, so maybe updated is better.

That still leaves a problem though, what if it gets updated 4 months later, again 6 months later, and again just before the thread gets locked?
posted by Chuckles at 10:43 AM on June 28, 2006

Wouldn't adding "unsolved" be more useful?

I noticed some people use "stumped" for that, when I tagged a question of mine (which I initally thought should have been easy to solve).
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:56 AM on June 28, 2006

I think the problem with "stumped" is that people who haven't read this thread but see it as a tag on questions might assume it's a tag people put on their questions when they first post them. It can easily be read as "I'm currently stumped, here's my problem, maybe y'all can help."
posted by occhiblu at 12:01 PM on June 28, 2006

For the lazy who, like me, expected to find links in this thread:

Questions tagged "resolved"

Questions tagged "updated"
posted by ChasFile at 2:50 PM on June 28, 2006

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