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#1 david28

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:21 PM

I think that when users post a topic on BC there should be a drop down menu with a priority setting on it. E.g. Low, Medium, High. So that we know what posts are important to get done first. THis would be useful where someone might have a minor problem which doesnt need to be solved right away, then another user might have a serious problem which needs to be solved quicly and properly. I think it would come in handy quite a lot.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:30 PM

Funny you should mention this, since I almost added "no rush" in the subject line of a post I made today.

Of course everyone thinks their own problems are urgent to them, and especially for new computer users, that's pretty much true. Also, if something is marked as low priority, won't it keep getting pushed to the bottom of the pile?

In general, though, and only in some of the forums, that seems like a good idea, but maybe it could be done with flags instead of a drop-down menu. For example, the emoticons currently available for the subject line could be changed and used for that purpose.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:39 AM

I think that when users post a topic on BC there should be a drop down menu with a priority setting on it. E.g. Low, Medium, High. So that we know what posts are important to get done first. THis would be useful where someone might have a minor problem which doesnt need to be solved right away, then another user might have a serious problem which needs to be solved quicly and properly. I think it would come in handy quite a lot.

Nah, I don't think this suggestion would work,because there is a never ending stream of urgents, and the no hurry ones would probably never get answered. Just my thoughts.















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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:47 AM

I can easily see this feature being abused by members, and misused by those who think they've got this terrible worm that's infecting their computer and is sure to take over the world thus eventually leading to the end of human civilization as we all know it......when in reality it's just their screen saver kicking on after 20 minutes if sitting idle.

When creating a topic, you can post smiley's etc. next to your title, one of which I believe is an "!" in a triangle. This would bring a bit more attention to ones topic, and is often used by members who need to add a sense of urgency to their post.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:04 AM

Yeah, I guess when you reall think about it, it would be abused by members and the ones with low priority wouldnt get answered.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:00 PM

Every Member, especially those new to computing, would think that their problem is urgent, and would so designate. And most Members would probably understand that low priority posts would not get any attention, so they would not use that designation.
Fortunately, there are enough people helping others here at BC that almost all posts get a response rather quickly, unless the problem requires a very specific area of expertise in which case the answer may take longer. Moreover, your friendly Staff monitors all posts and often will issue a "call for help" in cases of unanswered or difficult posts.


In reality, the best way to assure a quick and helpful reply is to carefully compose the initial post, making sure it is understandable and providing as much information as is possible.

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