After the world's shortest poll (I got impatient) - I've now enabled the "Question" type thread in all the model forums.
What is a question thread you might ask?
Well put simply, it is a thread where only one reply can be marked as a solution (generally it's going to be a technical question). So something like "What oil grade should I use in my gearbox" or "What is this knocking sound from my engine" - not something like "What do you think is the best color for a Panda" or "Which exhaust suits the Bravo the best" etc etc. Think of them as threads with a problem that can be marked as "Solved".
They work like a normal thread but with a few key differences:
- The first post will appear at the top of every page of the thread (not just page one)
- The thread starter is able to mark a reply as a solution, which will then make that post preview show directly under the first post with a direct link to its in-thread position (so no need to scroll through the whole thread looking for the answer).
How to post a question
That's easy, on the new thread page simple change the type tab at the top from "Discussion" to "Question":
How to mark a question as solved?
As the thread starter, when browsing the thread, on the right (or bottom on mobile) of each post you will see a grey tick box:
Simply click on the one that you feel is the right solution for you and it will become green and the thread will be marked as solved - simples!
Hopefully that's not too confusing to use and this can make the forum experience a bit more useful
We can do some fancy stuff in the future such as "filter unanswered threads" or only search for threads with a solution