Forum: "Submit" vs. "Ask as Question"


  • Moderators

    Hi everyone! Since the update this morning the default behaviour for posting a new topic has changed: Old default was "Ask as Question" new default is "Submit." Was this change introduced intentionally?



  • I don't know about this change, but I do like the new finger up and down icons which I think clarify the "like" feature (as you mentioned in your earlier post).


  • Moderators

    @Charby Yes, I like the new icons, too.


  • administrators

    @Wieland no, default setting got run over by the update, need to go and change that too.


  • administrators

    Actually looks like it ignores the option. Need to investigate. I do prefer the "Ask as a question" mode.


  • Qt Champions 2016

    @tekojo
    Agreed! I actually believe that "Ask question" is more appropriate for most of the cases. There're few "free" discussions in the forums, more or less there's a question about a problem that'd need answering.


  • administrators

    And the fix was surprisingly simple. A new option that did not want to be in the default empty setting, but needed the 'all' option to be on.


  • Moderators

    Looks like the problem is back.


  • Moderators

    @tekojo @Wieland

    Does this also affect the "mark solved" feature?

    I have someone asking because he cannot mark his post as solved. I cannot see this either for his post. I have checked for a post of mine, there I cannot see the possibility to mark as solved either.


  • administrators

    @koahnig @Wieland the option that was there is now gone :(
    Instead it has a "force everything to be a question" option. Should I turn that on?

    The topic tools should have the mark as solved option as well as turn into a normal discussion.


  • Moderators

    @tekojo

    I have checked in the testing area. Normal discussion did not show both options. I had to switch to question (whatever the proper term is) and there was the mark solved entry in addition to teh possibility to transform to normal discussion.


  • Moderators

    Since I am not aware of a similar entry, I have entered a new post addressing the solved marker issue.

    I am not sure who sees it there, possibly we can move it to a general forum and mark it for a while as being permanent or whatever the appropriate way is.

    @Moderators Please check out and feel free to correct.


  • Moderators

    @tekojo "force everything to be a question option" sounds good to me.


  • administrators

    ... and everything is a question


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